July 10, 2018 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

VILLAGE OF MORRICE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

MORRICE VILLAGE HALL

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

6:00 p.m.

(Approved 07/24/18)

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, Philip Hruska, and Cathy Mulholland.

Absent: Andy Flynn.

Also Present: Attorney: John Gormley 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 H. Dickerson, seconded by P. Dickerson to approve the June 26, 2018 minutes. All ayes.

Motion carried.

Special Guests: None.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

9.1 Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

Sgt. Hruska reported that is has been a very steady, busy past few weeks. He commented that speeds have picked up on Britton Road.

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

No Report.

9.7 Homecoming

No Report.

9.8 Budget

No Report.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

10.1 Master Plan

A Public Hearing for the Master Plan is scheduled for the Planning Commission meeting to be held on

September 5th at 6:00 p.m.

Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

July 10, 2018

10.2 Amend Personnel Manual

The Personnel Committee will meet to work on the possible edits. They will also meet with the Lagoon Operator applicants.

10.3 Sale of Patrol Vehicle

No new information.

10.4 Lagoon Operations

Hughes has provided updated pricing for the lagoon phone app and installation. It is higher than he had previously estimated. The sensors are $1,400.00 for each rig, installation is $250.00, and the yearly subscription is $300.00 for each rig for a total of $3,650.00 to $3,900.00, depending on if the installation price is total installation or for each rig.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Hruska to approve up to $4,000.00 for the lagoon software and application package.

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

Motion carried

There was discussion about the cost of hiring an individual operator verses keeping Hughes Environmental Services on as the operator. The pros and cons of each scenario were discussed. Hughes has presented an amended contract with reduced pricing for their services if the phone app is purchased. There was talk about Valley Irrigation doing preventative and routine maintenance on the sprayer rigs and what those costs would be. Hruska asked if the Morrice Meadows flow meter reading is the flow number Hughes has been missing. Clerk commented that they have the number but have not been asked if that addition matches the reported numbers better.

MOTION by Hruska, seconded by Mulholland to approve Hughes’ amended contract for $14,400.00 annually with the anticipation of the purchase of the software and application packet.

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

Motion carried

It was decided to take no more applications for the lagoon operator position and to send thank you notes to those that did apply.

NEW BUSINESS – No new business.

Review Financial Statements / Pay Bills

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

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

Motion carried.

Announcements / Correspondence

H. Dickerson reported that 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 6:30 p.m.

Harold Dickerson, Village President

Karen McGuire, Clerk

Village of Morrice

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