Tuesday, August 11, 2015

6:00 p.m.

(Approved 08/25/15)


Meeting was called to order at 6:08 p.m. by President Harold Dickerson.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


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


Absent: None.


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


Additions / Deletions to Agenda: None


Guest Comments on the Agenda: None


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


MOTION by P. Dickerson, seconded by H. Dickerson to approve the July 28, 2015 minutes. All ayes. Motion carried.


Special Guests: Beth Andrus – DDA / Vacant Lots

Mrs. Andrus has not arrived – will return to this item later in the meeting.




9.1       Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

Chief Balsley distributed the July complaint response report. The Department responded to 58 complaints for the month. He reported that the Department is good and Reggie is doing well.


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

No Report.


9.7      Homecoming

No Report.


9.8       Budget

No Report.




10.1     Park Agreement / Survey

Tabled. Still waiting for word from the DNR.



Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

August 11, 2015


10.2     Meal and More Alley/Easement/Site Plan



10.3     Britton Road – Crack Seal

  1. Dickerson reported that they will be in town to begin work on Britton Road next week.


10.4     Park – Tires

Kollek-Jewell reported that they are just waiting for a price from Pat Green.




11.1     Jewel Estates – Crack Seal

  1. Dickerson explained that the DPW talked to the Highway Maintenance personnel and they will crack seal Jewel Drive and the streets in Jewel Estates for $6,116.00 if they do it at the same time they are here to work on Britton Road. Without something done now these roads may be too bad within a year or two to repair without completely rebuilding.


MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Mulholland to support the bid of $6,116.00 from Highway Maintenance to crack seal Jewel Drive and the streets in Jewel Estates.


Roll Call: Ayes: Kollek-Jewel, Williams, Mulholland, P. Dickerson, Gentner, H. Dickerson. Nays: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Since Mrs. Andrus has not yet arrived H. Dickerson explained what the DDA is proposing. They would like the Village to list the three vacant lots on Main Street with a realtor. They have discussed putting up a spec building sometime in the future. Gormley stated that we would need to have an Ordinance in place to sell the property. He suggested that the Board decide who to list it with and have that realtor put together a market analysis. They will need to know about sewer connection fees and how many taps. The Board thought it should be listed with a local realtor. Will need to solicit information and bring it back to the Board for review and then pass an Ordinance before listing the property.


Review Financial Statements / Pay Bills


MOTION by Gentner, seconded by Mulholland to pay the bills as presented. (List attached).


Roll Call: Ayes: P. Dickerson, Gentner, Mulholland, Williams, Kollek-Jewel, H. Dickerson. Nays: None. Absent: None. 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 Williams to adjourn the meeting. All ayes. Motion carried.


Meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.




Harold Dickerson, Village President

Karen McGuire, Village Clerk

Author: Village of Morrice