Tuesday, November 8, 2016

6:00 p.m.

(Approved 11/22/16)

Meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Pro-tem Cathy Mulholland.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Council Members Present: Cathy Mulholland, Phyllis Dickerson, Kim Kollek-Jewell, Philip Hruska, and Andy Flynn.

Absent: Harold Dickerson.

Also Present: Police Chief: Matt Balsley, Attorney: John Gormley, Treasurer: Brian Swett, and

Clerk: Karen McGuire.

Additions / Deletions to Agenda: Add: 11.3 Sewer Pump Bill

Guest Comments on the Agenda: None.

MOTION by Flynn, seconded by P. Dickerson to approve the agenda as amended. All ayes.

Motion carried.

MOTION by Hruska, seconded by Kollek-Jewell to approve the October 25, 2016 minutes. All ayes.

Motion carried.

Special Guests: DDA – Beth Andrus and Lisa Haring

Ms. Andrus was not present. Ms. Haring reported that Beth Andrus has stepped down as the DDA President and she was elected to the position. Ms. Andrus will remain on the Board.

They have put together a five-year plan for facades – going back to natural bricks and redoing the windows. It is basically recommendations for any updates to the buildings hoping to retain the historical look of the Village.


9.1 Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

Chief Balsley gave the Complaints Response report for October. It was pretty close to last year.

9.2 DPW / Municipal Buildings / Park

Kollek-Jewell reported that the Halloween Party at the Fire Hall went really well. The weather cooperated and there were lots of kids for the costume contest.

9.3 Street / Sidewalks / Newsletter / Web Site

Clerk explained that the Act 51 funding is going to be bumped up a little for next year but we will also be required to spend a percent of it on non-motorized expenses, which for us is sidewalks. The estimated Act 51 funding for next year is not available yet so cannot determine what our percentage for non-motorized requirements will be just yet. Will need to plan for this expense in the budget.

9.4 Sewer / Codes

No Report.

9.5 Zoning / Ordinances / Annex / 425 / DDA

No Report.


No Report.

Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

November 8, 2016

9.7 Homecoming

No Report.

9.8 Budget

No Report.


10.1 State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) Loan Information / Roads

TABLED. The Road Committee has not met yet.

10.2 Consider Five Member Board

TABLED until after the election.


11.1 CTVRS – Certification of Accountability and Transparency – Due 12/01/16

These are the reports that have to be submitted to the State annually to ensure that we receive all of the Revenue Sharing available to us. Swett will be working on them.

11.2 Disposal of Old Office Equipment

Clerk explained that there is an old computer (Dell Dimension V400) that hasn’t been used in many years and an old copier (Canon PC1060) that was replaced in 2012 that she would like to dispose of to get them off the assets list and out of the office. Useable parts have been stripped from the computer. Both the copier and the computer are unusable at this point. Chief will destroy the hard drive before disposal.

MOTION by Flynn, seconded by P. Dickerson to approve disposing of the old computer, monitor, and keyboard and the old copier. All ayes. Motion carried.

11.3 Sewer Pump Bill

One of the big pumps at the Lagoon quit working. Cameron got an estimate for repair from Layne Christensen Company. The estimated cost will be $9,005.00. They will refurbish and reuse what parts they can but some need to be replaced. Payment will be from the Sewer Fund.

MOTION by P. Dickerson, seconded by Hruska to approve the $9,005.00 estimate for repair as presented.

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

Absent: H. Dickerson. Motion carried.

Review Financial Report / Pay Bills

MOTION by Kollek-Jewell, seconded by Hruska to pay bills as presented. (List attached).

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

Absent: H. Dickerson. Motion carried.

Announcements / Correspondence

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

Guest Comments: None.

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

Meeting adjourned at 6:13 p.m.

Cathy Mulholland, Village President Pro-Tem

Karen McGuire, Clerk

Author: Village of Morrice