March 24, 2015 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING (Proposed Minutes)


Proposed Minutes





Tuesday, March 24, 2015

6:00 p.m.


Meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Harold Dickerson.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Council Members Present: Harold Dickerson, Phyllis Dickerson, Christine Williams, Kim Kollek-Jewell, Cathy Mulholland, and Robert Gentner.


Absent: None.


Also Present: Police Chief: Matt Balsley, Attorney: John Gormley, and Clerk: Karen McGuire.


Additions / Deletions to Agenda: Add: None


Guest Comments on the Agenda: None


MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by P. Dickerson to approve the agenda. All ayes. Motion carried.


MOTION by Kollek-Jewell, seconded by Mulholland to approve the March 10, 2015 minutes. All ayes. Motion carried.


Special Guests: None




9.1       Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

Chief Balsley reported that Reggie is doing well. He met preschoolers today at a school reading program and that went well. They are still working on certification. All is quiet in the Village.


9.2       DPW / Municipal Buildings / Park

No Report.


9.3       Street / Sidewalks / Newsletter / Web Site

No Report.


9.4       Sewer / Codes

No Report.


9.5       Zoning / Ordinances / Annex / 425 / DDA

No Report.


9.6       SSESA

Mulholland gave the run report for February. There were seven runs in the Village. For all of SSESA there were 129 runs in February and 289 runs year-to-date. The new fire truck will be ready in August and will cost approximately $512,000.00 – $513,000.00.


9.7      Homecoming

  1. Dickerson reported that there was a meeting today and things are going smoothly. The next meeting will be April 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Village Hall.


9.8       Budget

No Report.




Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

March 24, 2015




10.1     Park Agreement



10.2     315 N. Main

  1. Dickerson reported that he talked to P.F. Green and he said they will be starting demolition soon.


10.3     Meal and More Alley

Waiting for drawings and easement location from Meal and More.


10.4     Park – Plumbing

Kollek-Jewell reported that the concrete has been cut where the new plumbing will go. Perry Plumbing is cleaning that up and hopes to have the first phase done by Friday. The Committee wants to be able to show some progress at the Easter Egg Hunt. Drywall needs to be done and the fixtures put in place and then they can call Perry Plumbing back to finish up.




11.1     Officer Recommendation

Chief Balsley explained that tonight is Trenton’s last night on duty so they need to fill his spot. The Department has received some applications. Chief Balsley and the Personnel Committee interviewed Doulas Stanhope last week. He has a long history as an officer in Owosso – he started in 1986 – and just retired from there in January. He is looking for a part-time position to continue in police work. Chief and the Personnel Committee recommend hiring Douglas Stanhope as a part-time officer at $10.00 per hour.


MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Mulholland to accept the recommendation of Mr. Stanhope.

All ayes. Motion carried.


Announcements / Correspondence

  1. Dickerson announced that mail and other correspondence is on the table for review.


Guest Comments: None


MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Kollek-Jewell to adjourn the meeting. All ayes. Motion carried.


Meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.


Officer Stanhope was sworn in following meeting adjournment.



Harold Dickerson, Village President

Karen McGuire, Village Clerk




Author: Village of Morrice