Tuesday, July 11, 2017

6:00 p.m.

(Approved 08/08/17)

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, Scott Jones, and

Philip Hruska.

Absent: Andy Flynn.

Also Present: Attorney: John Gormley, Treasurer: Brian Swett, and Clerk: Karen McGuire.

Additions / Deletions to Agenda: Add: 11.2 Schedule Public Hearing

Guest Comments on the Agenda: None.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded Hruska to approve the agenda. All ayes. Motion carried.

MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by P. Dickerson to approve the June 27, 2017 minutes. All ayes.

Motion carried.

Special Guests: None.


9.1 Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

Sergeant Hruska reported that it has been pretty quiet. No complaints for fireworks.

9.2 DPW / Municipal Buildings / Park

H. Dickerson explained that he got a call on Monday that the library has no water. The DPW checked it out and it appears they may need a new pump. Doody Well Drilling from Laingsburg has been called and will be there tomorrow morning.

9.3 Street / Sidewalks / Newsletter / Web Site

No Report.

9.4 Sewer / Codes

No Report.

9.5 Zoning / Ordinances / Annex / 425 / DDA

No Report.


No Report.

9.7 Homecoming

No Report.

9.8 Budget

No Report. Hruska and Swett discussed the Employer H.S.A. contributions that were included in the current Budget. The amounts and dates of distributions have not yet been decided or approved. A total of $2,000.00 was approved with the Budget approval.

MOTION by Hruska, seconded by P. Dickerson to pay quarterly, in arrears, the H.S.A. employer contributions that were approved in the current budget. This will be $100.00 per quarter for each full-time employee. The first contributions will be made at the end of July.

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Roll Call: Ayes: Jones, P. Dickerson, Mulholland, H. Dickerson. Nays: None. Abstain: Hruska.

Absent: Flynn. Motion carried.


10.1 Master Plan

Gormley explained that an e-mail was received today from John Enos with Carlisle-Wortman. It also went to all the Planning Commission members. It included a 44 page draft of the plan, asked for input, and suggested a meeting in September. Clerk will forward to anyone who wants to review it.

10.2 Rothney/Gutting – Re-Zoning Application

Gormley explained that he sent a draft of an informational Resolution for the Planning Commission to review. It will bring them up to date on the re-zoning issue and give them options of how to proceed at the Public Hearing. After the Hearing the Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the Village Council. The Council will hold a second Public Hearing on the matter and accept or reject the recommendation or send it back to the Planning Commission for further review.

10.3 Road Millage – Ballot Language – Resolution

Gormley presented the revised Resolution that will be submitted to the County Clerk, as requested, to go along with the already submitted proposed ballot language. On review a couple of typos were noticed, they will be corrected with the final draft of the Resolution.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Mulholland to approve the Resolution with the corrections noted.

Roll Call: Ayes: Mulholland, Jones, Hruska, P. Dickerson, H. Dickerson. Nays: None. Absent: Flynn.

Motion carried.

10.4 Roads – Bonds – Informational Meeting

Gormley will contact bond attorney for some possible dates for the meeting.

10.5 Part-Time Employee – DPW

The Personnel Committee interviewed the applicant, Jeremy Bindschatel. They found him to be knowledgeable and to have mechanical and equipment skills. They talked to him about communications with the public. Jones met with the DPW to discuss the position and training. Bindschatel will receive training to allow him to do this job safely. The Personnel Committee recommends revisiting the wages and the position in 90 days, including the CDL timeframe and costs. An employment ad was put in the newspaper and on the website. There were two inquiries but no applications. The Personnel Committee recommends hiring Bindschatel.

MOTION by Hruska, seconded by H. Dickerson to hire Jeremy Bindschatel at $9.50 per hour for 24 hours per week, on a part-time basis for the DPW. A tentative start date will be July 26.

Roll Call: Ayes: P. Dickerson, Hruska, Jones, Mulholland, H. Dickerson. Nays: None. Absent: Flynn. Motion carried.


11.1 July 25th Meeting

H. Dickerson and P. Dickerson will be on vacation on the 25th. With Flynn’s schedule they are not sure there will be a quorum. Mulholland suggested that with no pressing issues the meeting could be canceled.

MOTION by Hruska, seconded by Mulholland to cancel the July 25th Council meeting. All ayes. Motion carried.

11.2 Schedule Public Hearing

After the Planning Commission makes their recommendation to the Council the Board is required to hold a

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second Public Hearing on the re-zoning application. The timeline for notifications and possible dates were discussed. It was decided to hold the Public Hearing on August 8th at 6:00 p.m. as part of the Regular Council meeting. Clerk will publish and mail notifications.

Review Financial Reports / Pay Bills

MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by Hruska to pay the bills as presented. (List attached).

Roll Call: Ayes: Hruska, Jones, Mulholland, P. Dickerson, H. Dickerson. Nays: None. Absent: Flynn.

Motion carried.

Announcements / Correspondence

H. Dickerson reported mail and other correspondence are also on the table for review.

Guest Comments: None.

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

Meeting adjourned at 6:42 p.m.

Harold Dickerson, Village President

Karen McGuire, Clerk

Author: Village of Morrice