Tuesday, July 12, 2016
6:00 p.m.
(Approved 07/26/16)
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, Cathy Mulholland,
Andy Flynn, and Kim Kollek-Jewell.

Absent: None.

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

Additions / Deletions to Agenda:  Add:    11.1   Trailer at the corner of First and Gale Streets

Guest Comments on the Agenda: None

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

MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by Kollek-Jewell to approve the June 27, 2016 minutes. All ayes. Motion carried.

Special Guests: None.


9.1    Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement
Sergeant Hruska reported that the Department is still accepting applications for the part-time positions until next Monday, 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
No Report.

9.8    Budget
No Report.


10.1     State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) Loan Information / Roads
Gentner reported that he is still working on the informational letter to the public.

Village Of Morrice
Regular Meeting Minutes
July 12, 2016


11.1     Trailer at the corner of First and Gale Streets
Kollek-Jewell explained that she received a complaint about the condition of the mobile home at
203 E. First Street. Clerk explained that this is the property that the new owner came to the Board a few years ago to request that she be able to surrender the tap fee at that address as she was going to remove or demolish the trailer. She bought two adjacent lots and only planned to have a home on one. To date the mobile home has not been moved or demolished but has remained empty. The tap fee surrender was not pursued as the landowner has not provided a definite date for the removal or demolition of the home. It was suggested that AGS inspect the trailer to see if it is in violation of the Property Maintenance Code and proceed from there.

MOTION by Kollek-Jewell, seconded by H. Dickerson to have the Clerk contact AGS for an inspection of 203 E. First Street for compliance with the Property Maintenance Code. All ayes. Motion carried.

Review Financial Report / Pay Bills

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

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

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

Guest Comments:
Mike Lumetta from Michigan Cannabis Development Association (MCDA) distributed a Medical Marijuana Economic Impact Report explaining some of the benefits of more regulation. There is a bill package coming up for a vote soon – it has been passed by the House and is in the Senate now. This bill would codify the Medical Marijuana Act by adding framework similar to alcohol and tobacco licensing and regulation. It will hopefully bring some uniformity and regulation to the industry by promoting accountability, safety, and transparency. Participating municipalities could see an economic return.
Mr. Lumetta gave paperwork to Gormley for review.

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, Clerk

Author: Village of Morrice