Tuesday, February 13, 2018

6:00 p.m.

(Approved 02/27/18)


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, Cathy Mulholland, Scott Jones, and Philip Hruska.


Absent: Andy Flynn.


Also Present: Attorney: John Gormley, Police Chief: Matt Balsley, 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 Mulholland, seconded by P. Dickerson to approve the January 23, 2018 minutes. All ayes.

Motion carried.


Special Guests: None.




9.1       Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

Chief Balsley presented the January Complaints Response Report. The numbers were down from last year. He reported that most residents are in compliance with the snow removal ordinance.

9.2       DPW / Municipal Buildings / Park

No Report. There have been a few complaints about the snow piles and parking.


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

No report.


9.7      Homecoming

  1. Dickerson explained that Kollek-Jewell is taking a break from organizing the Festival this year. The Committee is advertising for a volunteer to take over as the Festival organizer.


9.8       Budget

Treasurer Swett went over the preliminary budget draft. The Budget Committee has worked to cut as much as possible to create a realistic budget. Swett commented that it may be a little aggressive but is do-able. He asked for questions and suggestions.


Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

February 13, 2018




10.1     Master Plan

Gormley explained that there is no new information at this time. The Committee is waiting to hear back from Carlisle/Wortman.

10.2     Roads – Bonds



10.3     Patrol Vehicle

Chief Balsley reported that he has the vehicle and has delivered the check to Signature Ford. The graphics will go on next week. The equipment will start coming out of his vehicle and being transferred to the new one soon. Looking at about three weeks before the new vehicle is ready for use.




11.1     Recycling Agreement Renewal

Clerk explained that it is time to renew the agreement for the Cooperative Recycling Program. Nothing new for the Village this time but both of the other municipalities are putting in more funds this year. The Village’s contribution is “in-kind” space and services. There was discussion about using cameras to hold people accountable for what they drop at the site.


MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by Hruska to renew the Cooperative Recycling Agreement as presented. All ayes. Motion carried.


Review Financial Statements / Pay Bills


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


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

Motion carried.


Announcements / Correspondence

  1. Dickerson reported that mail and other correspondence are 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