Tuesday, January 23, 2018

6:00 p.m.

(Approved 02/13/18)


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, Scott Jones, Cathy Mulholland,

and Philip Hruska.


Absent: Andy Flynn.


Also Present: Attorney: Chris Johnson, Police Chief: Matt Balsley, Treasurer: Brian Swett,

and Clerk: Karen McGuire.


Additions / Deletions to Agenda:  Add: 11.2 Hummer – Repairs


Guest Comments on the Agenda: None.


MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Hruska to approve the agenda as amended. All ayes.

Motion carried.


MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by P. Dickerson to approve the January 9, 2018 minutes, with one correction. All ayes. Motion carried.


Special Guests: None.




9.1       Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

Chief Balsley reported that the Department handed out 37 sidewalk notices last week. Only 7 residents did not comply. The DPW cleared the snow at those properties on Friday.


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.


9.6       SSESA

Mulholland gave the December run report. The election of officers was held and the same people were

re-elected to their respective positions. Building update was discussed. The 2016 audit was finished.


9.7      Homecoming

  1. Dickerson reported that Kollek-Jewell wants to take a year off from the Festival. A Committee meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, February 6th at 1:00 p.m. They will discuss opening the position to the public and what, if anything, to put in the newspaper.


9.8       Budget

Swett explained that the new budget is pretty much done. The next Committee meeting will be January

25th at 6:00 p.m. Hruska requested that the Committee meet again after the road bids are opened on

Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

January 23, 2018


February 21st in case the numbers come in differently than expected. The Committee will meet Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00 p.m. They will present the budget at the first meeting in February for review and discussion, make any changes required, and present it again for approval at the second meeting in February.




10.1     Master Plan

The survey results were compiled by Carlisle/Wortman. They will be presented at the Planning Commission/DDA meeting on January 31st. Goals and objectives for the Master Plan will be discussed.


10.2     Roads – Bonds

TABLED until after bids are opened.


10.3     DPW – Part-time Employee

  1. Dickerson explained that the part-time employee has quit. His last day will be January 31st. There was discussion about part-time wages and hours.


MOTION by Jones to advertise a part-time position to work 3 days a week at $12.00 per hour. No second. Motion failed.


The Budget Committee will review the issue and bring a recommendation to the next Board meeting.




11.1     Patrol Vehicle – Resolution to Purchase

Johnson presented a Resolution to Approve the Installment Purchase of a Qualified Tax Exempt Obligation. It includes the purchase agreement, the payment schedule, and the legal opinion. Chief Balsley distributed a list of all additional equipment that is included in the purchase agreement. The Department will sell the car he is now using and transfer all the useable equipment to the new vehicle. They will sell equipment that cannot be transferred. Jones asked about checking into an extended warranty.


MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by H. Dickerson to authorize the Village President to execute these documents.


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

Absent: Flynn. Motion carried.


11.2     Hummer Repairs

Chief Balsley explained that the humvee has had issues with starting in cold weather. A control box has been fried. To replace the control component and sensor will cost about $1,000.00. The expense will come out of the Motor Pool Fund. Charges to determine the problem will be about $90.00. Jones suggested not spending the funds at this time.


Announcements / Correspondence

  1. Dickerson reported that, as always, the mail and other correspondence are 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 7:15 p.m.



Harold Dickerson, Village President

Karen McGuire, Clerk

Author: Village of Morrice