Tuesday, October 25, 2016

6:00 p.m.

(Approved 11/08/16)

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, Philip Hruska, 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: Add: 11.1 Resignation, Pro-Tem, and Street Administrator

11.2 Sewer/Trash Refund

11.3 Ordinance – Parking

11.4 Park

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 Flynn to approve the October 11, 2016 minutes. All ayes.

Motion carried.

Special Guests: None.


9.1 Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

Chief Balsley reminded everyone that Halloween is next Monday 6 – 8 p.m. so to please drive carefully. The Park Committee is handing out glow in the dark items to help with visibility. Mulholland asked that Chief have the Halloween information announced at the Elementary School.

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 September run report. For the month there was one fire call and seven ambulance runs in the Village and one fire call and 143 ambulance calls for all of SSESA. Year-to-date for all of SSESA there has been 1,300 calls.

9.7 Homecoming

No Report.

Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

October 25, 2016

9.8 Budget

H. Dickerson explained that the Budget Committee discussed the DPW mowing the Park again as a cost saving measure. Swett commented that they basically went over the budget looking to see where we could save money to pay for the new air conditioner for Village Hall. The only place right now is the Park. The rest of the budget is pretty much on target. Kollek-Jewell stated that the budget reduction is understandable and not unexpected but also mentioned that the Park Committee would still like to be able to put in more parking in the future.


10.1 State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) Loan Information / Roads

Clerk requested updated engineering estimates from P.E.A. but Nosek hasn’t sent them back yet. There was discussion about whom else to request the information from and who will make the requests. Hruska said that without a millage increase we can’t begin to fix Britton and Morrice Roads so we should look at what else we could do with the funds we have. The Street Committee will meet to discuss which other streets need work and to assign priority and to lay out a plan.

10.2 Hall – Air Conditioner Bids

It was decided to accept the bid from Hi-Temp Heating & Cooling for $3,135.00 for a two ton Payne unit and the additional supply run to Chief Balsley’s office. Clerk will arrange installation.

Roll Call: Ayes: Flynn, Mulholland, P. Dickerson, Hruska, Kollek-Jewell, H. Dickerson. Nays: None.

Absent: Gentner. Motion carried.

10.3 Consider Five Member Board



11.1 Resignation, Pro-Tem, Street Administrator

Robert Gentner sent a resignation letter, effective today, as he is moving out of the Village.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Kollek-Jewell to accept Robert Gentner’s letter of resignation.

All ayes. Motion carried.

Gentner was the Pro-Tem so will need to be replaced. P. Dickerson nominated Mulholland to the position.

MOTION by P. Dickerson, seconded by H. Dickerson to appoint Cathy Mulholland to the Pro-Tem position.

Roll Call: Ayes: Kollek-Jewell, Hruska, P. Dickerson, Mulholland, Flynn, H. Dickerson. Nays: None.

Absent: None. Motion carried.

Gentner was also the Street Administrator for Act 51 Funding. H. Dickerson recommended Hruska for the position.

MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by H. Dickerson to appoint Philip Hruska to the position of Street Administrator. All ayes. Motion carried.

11.2 Sewer/Trash Refund

Gentner’s sewer/trash account is paid through the end of November and they are moving at the end of October so he has requested that the fee of $42.78 for the last month of the quarter be refunded. The Village has not previously made refunds. Normally the settling of the sewer/trash bills is done during the closing process of a home sale.

MOTION by Hruska that if Gentner can show documentation of the date of the change of occupancy and that this issue was not address at the closing to refund the $42.78. Motion rescinded, no second.

Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

October 25, 2016

There was discussion and it was decided that the dispute is really between Gentner and the new owner. Rather than set a precedence for the future the refund request will be denied.

MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by Flynn to deny the sewer/trash refund request. All ayes. Motion carried.

11.3 Ordinance – Parking

Chief Balsley stated that he needs to have further discussion with the attorney before this document is ready for approval and asked that it be TABLED for now.

11.4 Park

Kollek-Jewell said that the Park Committee is ready to go with the donuts and cider for Halloween.

They will start setting up at 4:00 p.m. H. Dickerson or Hruska will see about getting the trucks moved out by then. Other volunteers will arrive at 5:00 p.m. The weather should be good so they are hoping for a nice turnout.

Christmas at the Park is set for Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Santa and volunteers will stay longer if there are kids waiting.

The Park Committee requested purchasing a compressor to blow out the water lines for the winter and were denied. Kollek-Jewell asked if there is a time frame for the DPW clearing the lines. They would like it done the sooner the better. H. Dickerson will talk to the DPW.

Announcements / Correspondence

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

Guest Comments: None.

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

Meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

Harold Dickerson, Village President

Karen McGuire, Clerk

Author: Village of Morrice