Tuesday, March 27, 2018

6:00 p.m.

(Approved 04/10/18)


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, Philip Hruska,

and Andy Flynn.


Absent: Scott Jones.


Also Present: Police Chief: Matt Balsley, Attorney: Chris Johnson, and Clerk: Karen McGuire.


Additions / Deletions to Agenda:  Add:  11.1  Vehicle Seizure Disposition


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 Flynn, seconded by Mulholland to approve the March 13, 2018 minutes. All ayes.

Motion carried.


Special Guests: None.




9.1       Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

Chief Balsley reported that he got the new car back today. The rear passenger door doesn’t open so he will take it back for repair tomorrow. Still no applications received for the part-time position.


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 February run report. There was one fire call and three ambulance calls in the Village for the month. SSESA is hiring new EMTs. Chief Hubbard has applied for a grant for turn out gear and self contained breathing apparatus. There is a 5% match required for the grant. The Building Committee is going to go look at other fire stations about the same size as Perry for comparison.


9.7       Homecoming

No Report.


9.8       Budget

No Report.




Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

March 27, 2018




10.1     Master Plan

Johnson explained that Carlisle-Wortman has the latest draft of the Master Plan ready for review. There is a Committee meeting scheduled for April 11th. The Committee needs to let Gormley know if they want him to attend or not.


10.2     Roads

No new information. The next step will be the pre-construction meeting. Hruska will contact Don Heck from Wolverine Engineering about scheduling that meeting.


10.3     DPW – Employees

  1. Dickerson reported that the Personnel Committee interviewed a very qualified applicant and offered him the position. After consideration he declined the offer. Jones met with current DPW employees regarding their expectations and requirements during this transition. Jones readjusted the wages so that all three employees will collectively make the same total being paid out now. Starting June 1 the DPW supervisor wage will be $17.50 per hour and the wage for the full-time employee moving to part-time will be $13.00 per hour. The new hire will work part-time until June 1 at $11.00 per hour, after June 1 the new employee will become full-time and earn $13.00 per hour, after 90 days there will be a review with a possible wage increase to $14.50 per hour depending on the results of the review.


MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Mulholland to approve wage readjustment as outlined above.


Roll Call: Ayes: Mulholland, Flynn, P. Dickerson, H. Dickerson. Nays: Hruska. Absent: Jones.

Motion carried.




11.1     Vehicle Seizure Disposition

Chief Balsley explained that in September they made a stop on a vehicle and seized it. It has been impounded at Joe’s Body Shop since then. It’s a 1990 Buick Park Avenue and not in good shape. The impound fees are more than the car is worth. The owner does not want the car. Chief just got the title transferred over to the Village. If he turns the title over to Joe’s they will scrap it out in exchange for the impound fees. If there are no issues he will proceed.


MOTION by P. Dickerson, seconded by Mulholland to turn the title over to Joe’s in lieu of a waiver of the impound/storage fees.


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

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 6:37 p.m.




Harold Dickerson, Village President

Karen McGuire, Clerk


Author: Village of Morrice