Tuesday, July 26, 2016
6:00 p.m.
(Approved 08/09/16)

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, Kim Kollek-Jewell, Robert Gentner, and Andy Flynn.

Absent: None.

Also Present: Police Chief: Matt Balsley, Attorney: Chris Johnson, Treasurer: Brian Swett, and
Clerk: Karen McGuire.

Additions / Deletions to Agenda:  Add:    11.1   Parade Permit – St. Mary’s
11.2   Weekend Coverage

Guest Comments on the Agenda: None

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

MOTION by Kollek-Jewell, seconded by H. Dickerson to approve the July 12, 2016 minutes. All ayes. Motion carried.

Special Guests: None.


9.1    Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement
H. Dickerson explained that Stoddard Oil was supposed to test the used oil at the Transfer Station and call with the results. Instead they tested the oil and picked it up without calling. They charge $.25 a gallon to pick it up and we charge $.25 a gallon for drop off at the Transfer Station. Need to decide if we should continue taking the oil at this price, raise the price for drop off, or stop accepting it all together.

MOTION by Gentner, seconded by Mulholland to continue taking the used oil at $.25 per gallon. All ayes. Motion carried.

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.

Village Of Morrice
Regular Meeting Minutes
July 26, 2016

9.6    SSESA
Mulholland gave the June run report. The Village had one fire run and seven ambulance calls for the month. All of SSESA had six fire calls and 148 ambulance runs for the month. Year-to-date all of SSESA
has had 63 fire calls and 784 ambulance runs. They should be getting their new rig any day now.

9.7      Homecoming
No Report.

9.8    Budget
No Report.


10.1     State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) Loan Information / Roads
Gentner reported that he may be leaving the area soon but will still compose the informational letter to the public if Council wants him to. It was decided that he should continue putting the letter together.

10.2    203 E. First Street
AGS inspected the mobile home as requested. They found that the front deck and the eave trough need to be brought up to code. AGS sent a letter to the homeowner who will have ten days after receipt of the letter to comply.


11.1    Parade Permit
Chief Balsley explained that he has received a request for a Parade Permit for St. Mary’s Annual Fall Festival that is scheduled for September 9 – 11 this year. The parade will be on September 10th. They have requested that Main Street between South Street and Mason Street be closed from 11:00 a.m. until
12:00 p.m. for the parade. They would also like to have Main Street from Davis Street to Mason Street be closed on September 10th from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on September 11th from 8:30 a.m. until
5:30 p.m. Chief Balsley recommended that this permit and the required traffic control order be approved.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Gentner to approve the parade permit for St. Mary’s Annual Fall Festival and the required traffic control order.  All ayes. Motion carried.

11.2    Weekend Coverage
Chief Balsley explained that since the weekend part-time officer left at the end of June he has advertised on the MCOLES site and in the Argus Press for a part-timer. He has only received three applications and none that seem like a good fit. Sgt. Hruska currently works four ten hour shifts, Monday – Thursday, and has been covering every other weekend. Balsley would like to propose the possibility of Sgt. Hruska going to three eight hour shifts and two nine hour shifts, Tuesday – Saturday with a wage increase. Every fifth weekend he would have Saturday off. Officer Smith covers Sundays. He would still like to find another part-timer to fill in the schedule as needed. Chief Balsley has already talked to the Personnel Committee about this possibility. This schedule and the wage increase would still be within the Department’s budget.

MOTION by Gentner, seconded by Mulholland to approve, effective with the September schedule, Sgt. Hruska’s hours to change to three eight hour shifts and two nine hour shifts and his rate of pay to increase from $13.50 per hour to $16.00 per hour.

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

Village Of Morrice
Regular Meeting Minutes
July 26, 2016

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

President Dickerson inadvertently skipped over the Police Department during the Committee reports.
Chief Balsley had handed out the June stats and would answer for any questions about them now.
The Department is still working well with Perry.

Guest Comments: None.

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

Meeting adjourned at 6:23 p.m.

Harold Dickerson, Village President
Karen McGuire, Clerk

Author: Village of Morrice