Tuesday, November 24, 2015

6:00 p.m.

(Approved 12/08/15)


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, Kim Kollek-Jewell, Cathy Mulholland, and Robert Gentner.


Absent: None.


Also Present: Police Chief: Matt Balsley, Attorney: Chris Johnson, 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 Kollek-Jewell, seconded by P. Dickerson approve the November 10, 2015 minutes. All ayes. Motion carried.


Special Guests: None.




9.1       Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

Chief Balsley reminded everyone that it is snow season again and winter parking laws are now in effect. There is no parking allowed on streets from 3:00 – 7:00 a.m. Sidewalks need to be cleared after a snowfall. Chief Balsley reported that he had a resident comment on the good job that the DPW did with the first snow of the year. They had it taken care of right away.


9.2       DPW / Municipal Buildings / Park

Kollek-Jewell announced that Santa will be at the Park on December 12th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Currently they have lights on fourteen trees at the Park.


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 monthly run report for October. In the Village there were two fire runs and five ambulance calls. For all of SSESA the monthly numbers were 14 fire calls and 129 ambulance runs. Year- to-date for all of SSESA there has been 1,459 runs. The new rig is in Michigan at a dealer’s getting the lettering and final details worked out. It should be ready sometime in December. They will take it to each participating municipality so everyone can see it.


9.7      Homecoming

No Report.


9.8       Budget

No Report.

Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

November 24, 2015




10.1     Park Agreement / Survey

Clerk reiterated Gormley’s suggestion about asking the Township to consider splitting the cost of an election to grant them joint title to the park property. Clerk talked to Parmalee. He will take the suggestion to the Township Board at their next meeting on the first Wednesday of December.


10.2     Meal and More Alley/Easement/Site Plan

Clerk explained that the storm drain installation is completed and Meal and More, Gormley, and Nosek are working on easement language.

10.3     Park – Tires



10.4     Parking Area

Tabled. H. Dickerson will talk to the DPW and bring information to the next meeting.


10.5     Transfer Station – Personnel Procedures

  1. Dickerson explained that it has been decided to do annual reviews for all employees. Johnson reported Gormley’s suggestion that the Council conduct the reviews for Chief Balsley, Treasurer Swett, and Clerk McGuire. Balsley will then review the officers. The Personnel Committee will perform the reviews for the DPW, Transfer Station, and Lagoon employees.


10.6     State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) Loan Information

Kollek-Jewell reported that the information she provided for the Board packets is what she received back from MDOT. The ten year loan payments, as presented, are not affordable for the Village. The representative from MDOT will attend a meeting in January for discussion. There may be other options. Dan Mullin suggested contacting Michigan Finance Authority for bonding and funding possibilities.

10.7     CVTRS – Accountability & Transparency – Due December 1, 2015

This is the financial information required by the State in order to receive the full Revenue Sharing amounts. At the last meeting Swett reported that he is working on the report and that it will be submitted by the December 1 deadline.


10.8     Christmas Bonus

Most of the employee bonuses were approved at the last meeting. If P. Dickerson had abstained, as she is on the list to receive a bonus, there would not have been a quorum for the vote. Rather than table the item entirely all bonuses, except hers, were approved. Voting on her bonus was deferred to this meeting.


MOTION to approve the part-time employee bonus of $125.00 for Phyllis Dickerson.


Roll Call: Ayes: Mulholland, Gentner, Kollek-Jewell. H. Dickerson. Nays: None. Absent: None.

Abstain: P. Dickerson. Motion carried.


10.9     Lease Option –Barn on Lagoon Property

Gentner reviewed the proposed agreement, a lease with purchase option, presented by Dan Mullin. There was some discussion regarding this possibility near the end of the last Council meeting.


MOTION by Kollek-Jewell, seconded by Mulholland to, at this time, not enter into an agreement for the property.


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





Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

November 24, 2015




11.1     Cooperative Recycling Agreement

It is time to consider renewing the Cooperative Recycling Agreement with the City of Perry and Perry Township. There are no changes to the agreement other than the dates covered. The City has already approved the renewal and the Township will consider it at their next meeting.


MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by P. Dickerson to approve the renewal of the Cooperative Recycling Agreement as presented.

Roll Call: Ayes: Gentner, Mulholland, Kollek-Jewell, P. Dickerson, 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:

Dan Mullin asked for an explanation for the decline of the lease offer. Mulholland explained that the Board simply does not want a lease on that property for any amount of time. Kollek-Jewell commented that, at least at this time, there is no interest. H. Dickerson added that it is part of our lagoon property which is governed by our groundwater discharge permit.


MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Mulholland to adjourn the meeting. All ayes. Motion carried.


Meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.




Harold Dickerson, Village President

Karen McGuire, Village Clerk

Author: Village of Morrice