Tuesday, April 26, 2016
6:00 p.m.
(Approved 05/10/16)

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, Cathy Mulholland, and
Kim Kollek-Jewell.

Absent: Robert Gentner, Andy Flynn.

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 Mulholland to approve the April 12, 2016 minutes. All ayes. Motion carried.

Special Guests: Justin Horvath – Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership
Mr. Horvath discussed the annual report specifically targeting the growth in the immediate area. Elsesser’s Auto Repair & Fabricating will be having a ceremonial ground breaking for their new facility on Lansing Road. It will take place Monday, May 2nd at 5:00 p.m. The Trans Fleet Trucking Company facility is moving along with the process for both locations. They will offer everything for trucks except food and gas as a third party service provider for the I-69 corridor. President Dickerson will be re-appointed to the I-69 Corridor Board.


9.1    Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement
Chief Balsley reported that a Basic CPR and First Aid class has been scheduled for May 26th at 1:00 p.m. here at Village Hall. It will be mandatory for all Village employees. Sergeant Hruska made contact and served the Ordinance Violation discussed at the last meeting. Chief Balsley has the new “No Smoking” signs ready for approval. After approval they can be laminated and hung at all the Village buildings.

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 March. In the Village there were 3 ambulance calls, for all of SSESA there were 11fire runs and 126 ambulance calls. Year-to-date there have been 38 fire & MFR calls and 388 ambulance runs. Three new firefighters have just successfully completed the State fire training. There is still an issue with STAT ambulance operating in the County.

Village Of Morrice
Regular Meeting Minutes
April 26, 2016

9.7      Homecoming
There was a meeting today and things seem to be going well. Some sponsor funds are coming in and at the moment the Fund is in the black. Plans are moving forward. There is still a need for volunteers to help with clean up on Sunday. The next meeting will be May 17th at 2:00 p.m.

9.8    Budget
No Report.


10.1    Park – Tires
Since there has been no action on this item for some time it will be removed from the agenda for now.

10.2     State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) Loan Information / Roads
New loan information based on the current road repair estimates has been received from the representative for SIB. There was discussion about the possible payment amounts and where the funds will come from, if money for one or both roads should be borrowed, and a possible millage request. H. Dickerson asked that attorneys Gormley and Johnson check into what we need to do to proceed, what funds are available for payments, and the bid / loan process.

10.3    Transfer Station – New Receipts / Price Announcement
Chief Balsley went to the Great Gazebo for two new signs. They will be the same size as what is currently out there but with the new prices and a different look. One will replace the current sign and one will be mounted on the entrance gate. Cost will be $264.00 for both signs. If the draft is approved tonight they can be printed tomorrow. Balsley is working on receipts that will have the same layout as the sign but with a column for the quantity of each item received. A line for metal items, with variable pricing, needs to be added. The will be an announcement, regarding the new prices, in the newspaper and on the website after the new receipts are received.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Mulholland to approve the purchase of the new Transfer Station signs.

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


11.1    Employee – Annual Reviews
P. Dickerson and Kollek-Jewell reported that the Personnel Committee has completed the reviews for the three DPW employees and one Transfer Station employee. Chief Balsley explained that the officers’ reviews are finished they just need to be reviewed with the employees. The Committee would like clarification as to who will be responsible for completing reviews for the Police Chief, the Clerk, the Treasurer, and the Lagoon Operator. It was decided that the Personnel Committee will do these reviews with H. Dickerson joining them for the Lagoon Operator’s review.

Announcements / Correspondence
H. Dickerson announced that mail and other correspondence is on the table for review.

Guest Comments: None.

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

Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

Harold Dickerson, Village President
Karen McGuire, Clerk

Author: Village of Morrice