Tuesday, September 27, 2016

6:00 p.m.

(Approved 10/11/16)

Meeting was called to order at 6:04 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 Andy Flynn.

Absent: Robert Gentner.

Also Present: Police Chief: Matt Balsley, Attorney: Chris Johnson, Treasurer: Brian Swett, 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 Flynn, seconded by Kollek-Jewell to approve the September 13, 2016 minutes. All ayes.

Motion carried.

Special Guests: None.


9.1 Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

No Report.

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.


Mulholland gave the August run report. There were two fire calls and one ambulance run in the Village and 13 fire calls and 151 ambulance calls for all of SSESA. Year-to-date for all of SSESA there has been 85 fire calls and 1,066 ambulance calls. The two new rigs were in Morrice Homecoming parade last Friday.

9.7 Homecoming

H. Dickerson reported that there was a meeting today and they voted to donate the left over glow in the dark items to the Park to hand out for Halloween.

9.8 Budget

No Report.

Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

September 27, 2016


10.1 State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) Loan Information / Roads

There were no residents in attendance to discuss road funding options. Swett asked how soon the Board is

planning to move on this process. Clerk will find out when the next regular election will be held to avoid the cost of a special election.

10.2 Hall – Air Conditioner Bids

One more bid was received but they quoted the cost for a three ton unit rather than the two ton the others had submitted. It was decided to get bids for three ton and two ton units from all three bidders to be able to get a better comparison. There was discussion about warranty and whether or not to purchase yet this year or wait until next year.

10.3 Consider Five Member Board

Tabled. H. Dickerson wants to check with Gentner about his actual expected resignation date.

10.4 Vacant Council Seat

P. Dickerson explained that the Personnel Committee has interviewed all three candidates. They recommend P. Hruska at this time. He has already been involved with grants and the Transfer Station update. There will be no conflict as Hruska will abstain from voting on Police matters. He will clock out of the Department during Board meetings and will make up the time at the end of the day. The Personnel Committee will keep the other two candidates on file for consideration at a later date.

MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by H. Dickerson to appoint P. Hruska to the vacant Council seat.

All ayes. Motion carried.

Hruska unofficially sat in for the remainder of the meeting.

10.5 St. Mary’s Sign

Tabled. The Public Hearing is scheduled for next meeting, October 11th.


11.1 Resolution to Amend Permit Fees

Clerk explained that Gormley revised the fee schedule to bring it up to date with our Resolutions and Ordinances. A $75.00 fee to apply to establish a natural area was added as well as a $200.00 fee for Zoning Ordinance Amendments proposed by anyone other than the Village.

MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by Kollek-Jewell to adopt the Resolution as presented. All ayes. Motion carried.

Announcements / Correspondence

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

Guest Comments: A resident who arrived after the road item was discussed asked for a summary of what was decided. Swett explained about the repair estimates, the loan, and the millage information. Basically, at this time, there is no funding without a loan and there is no money to make the loan payments without a millage increase. Resident asked about Street Budgets and any surplus from year to year. It was explained that what street funding we do get just covers the cost of salting, plowing, and cold patching. There is none leftover for major repairs. Johnson explained that the Federal funding for small towns and villages has been restructured and will not be available to the Village for nine more years. The money that comes from the State is barely enough to get by. The Board was looking for public input at this meeting. They still have not decided which route to take – to fix Morrice Road or South Street/Britton Road or both. Before the May election Council will decide what to do and when to do it and put it on the ballot for a vote.

Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

September 27, 2016

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

Meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

Philip Hruska was sworn into office immediately after the meeting.

Harold Dickerson, Village President

Karen McGuire, Clerk

Author: Village of Morrice