June 14, 2016 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

VILLAGE OF MORRICE
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
MORRICE VILLAGE HALL

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
6:00 p.m.
(Approved 06/27/16)
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, Robert Gentner, Kim Kollek-Jewell, and
Cathy Mulholland.

Absent: Andy Flynn.

Also Present: Police Sergeant: Phil Hruska, Attorney: John Gormley, Treasurer: Brian Swett, and
Clerk: Karen McGuire.

Additions / Deletions to Agenda:  Add:    11.1    Road Closure and Parade Permit
11.2    June 28th Meeting

Guest Comments on the Agenda: None

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

MOTION by Kollek-Jewell, seconded by Mulholland to approve the May 24, 2016 minutes. All ayes. Motion carried.

Special Guests: None.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

9.1    Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement
Sergeant Hruska gave the complaints response stats for last month. The numbers are up from last year. On June 3rd the Department received Doug Stanhope’s letter of resignation. His last shift will be this Saturday. Chief Balsley will be advertising for part-time officers. He is looking to hire one or two part-timers to get the Department back to full staff. The deadline for applications will be July 18th.

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
There was a meeting today and everything seems to be going well. Kollek-Jewell is as busy as ever keeping things in order. There is still a need for help cleaning up on Sunday after the Festival. Circus tickets are on sale. The prices are less if purchased in advance, they will go up an additional $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children on the day of the circus.

Village Of Morrice
Regular Meeting Minutes
June 14, 2016

9.8    Budget
No Report.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

10.1     State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) Loan Information / Roads
Gormley has been talking to Tom Traciak about the SIB loan and bonds. The terms are good with SIB. He is waiting to hear back from Miller Canfield to see what we would have to do to be able to draw the loan.

There was discussion about getting a campaign packet together for either a millage or a special assessment proposal. Much information needs to be gathered and organized so that decisions can be made before taking a proposal to voters.

10.2    Employee – Annual Reviews Progress Report
The Personnel Committee reported that the reviews were completed today and everyone is still employed.

10.3      Employee H.S.A. – Employer Contribution
Clerk presented the same financial information, Tabled at the last meeting, regarding State limitations, budget constraints, and the premium year figures. Clerk asked for a response to give employees. Previously, quarterly contributions have been made for full time employees. The next quarterly deposit would be scheduled for June. After much discussion it was decided to deposit $450.00 to each of the full time employees’ H.S.A. account this benefit year.

MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by P. Dickerson to deposit $450.00 into each of the full time employees’ H.S.A. account, this benefit year, to be divided into quarterly deposits beginning in June.

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

10.4    Transfer Station – Used Oil and Tires
H. Dickerson reported that he is still working on the different options hoping to find a company that will take the used oil and tires for recycling at a less expensive rate than what we are currently being charged. Village resident Scott Jones provided several contact numbers to try.

NEW BUSINESS

11.1      Road Closure and Parade Permit
H. Dickerson presented information provided and recommended by Chief Balsley. The permit will be for the Homecoming Festival Parade from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25th. The road closure request will be to accommodate the Parade and Festival fireworks. Main Street between South Street and Mason Street will need to be closed from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. for the Parade. Purdy Lane from Lansing Road to Main Street will need to be closed from 9:45 p.m. until the completion of the fireworks activities. Village Police Officers will handle traffic control.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Mulholland to approve the Homecoming Festival Parade Permit and Road Closure requests as presented.

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

11.2    June 28th Council Meeting
The meeting needs to be rescheduled as there will not be a quorum available on the 28th. Everyone present is available for Monday, June 27th at 5:30 p.m.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by P. Dickerson to reschedule the June 28th Council meeting to Monday, June 27th at 5:30 p.m. All ayes. Motion carried.
Village Of Morrice
Regular Meeting Minutes
June 14, 2016

Review Financial Report / Pay Bills

MOTION by H. Dickerson, second by Mulholland to pay bills as presented. (List attached).

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

Announcements / Correspondence
H. Dickerson announced that mail and other correspondence is on the table for review. He read an invitation from Shiawassee County Community Development to review and comment on the draft of the County’s proposed Master Plan Update prior to the public hearing to be held on August 24, 2016.

Guest Comments: None.

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

Harold Dickerson, Village President
Karen McGuire, Clerk

Village of Morrice

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