MINUTES–MORRIS CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING –OCTOBER 11,
The regular meeting of the
Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 11th day
of October, 2011, by Mayor Giese in the Council
Chambers of the Morris Senior Citizens/Community Center.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
ROLL CALL: Roll
call was taken with the following members present: Council member Carrington, Miller,
Storck and Mayor Giese. Council
member Webster was absent. Also
present was City Manager Hill, Finance Director Krosschell, Police Chief
Beauregard, Public Works Director Dittbenner and City
Engineer/Surveyor/Inspector Fier and City Attorney Jordan.
CITIZENíS COMMENTS: None
PUBLIC HEARINGS: None
READING AND APPROVAL OF
MINUTES: 9/27/11 Regular Meeting Minutes: Council member Miller moved, seconded by
Storck, to approve the 9/27/11 regular meeting minutes. Motion carried.
Version Minutes: Council member Carrington moved,
seconded by Mayor Giese, to approve the 9/27/11 condensed version minutes. Motion carried.
CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor
Giese moved, seconded by Council member Miller, to approve the consent agenda
which included the following items:
A. Audit of City
B. Pay Est. #1
– 2011 Street Improvements
C. September Transit
Commission Minutes, 8/16/11
On Sale Liquor License - Eagles
for Exempt Permit – Ducks Unlimited
PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND
ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS: Resolution
Approving a Water Tower Space Lease Agreement: Hill explained this agreement is not
quite up for renewal but Info-Link wanted to do a little work on the water
tower with some improvements to technology. Hill recommended the council renew the
agreement with Info Link for three years plus two months at the rate of $170 a
month. This is for the same amount
of space that they had, but they will be adding two antennae.
Hill indicated there are four different organizations on the water tower which
include KUMM, Verizon, Sprint and Info-link and the rental amounts vary. It depends on who the company is, what
their capabilities are and what their revenues streams are as to how the
amounts are set.
Council member Storck
moved, seconded by Miller, to adopt Resolution #3041-10-11, Resolution
Approving a Water Tower Space Lease Agreement. Upon a roll call vote taken and all
present voting in favor, motion carried.
Costs to be Assessed, Terms for Repayment and Setting the Final Assessment
Hearing for the East 8th, 9th and Arizona Avenue
Improvement Project: Hill stated this is a unique resolution in that two
things were added to this project.
Hill noted at the public hearing City Engineer Fier would have the
numbers for each property in each portion of the project. The main project is the East 8th/9th/Arizona
with the addition of the three parcels on East 6th Street for the
reconstruction of sanitary sewer and the additional block of East 8th
Street for reconstruction of the sanitary sewer. City Manager Hill recommended the public
hearing be set for Tuesday, November 8th, and
the interest rate for assessments be set at 5%.
City Engineer Fier stated
the boulevards are being shaped up and getting roughed in before the weather
turns. The boulevards will then be
reworked in the spring and seeded. Fier
noted one thing about the assessment for East 8th/9th
& Arizona is that it includes five assessments which
are sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water, curb & gutter and sidewalk. There may additionally be some assessments
for storm sewer outside the project area.
Hill stated one of the
interesting things about the project is how shallow the sewers were close to
Columbia Avenue. They were barely
in the ground but when they were redone they were put at least six feet down in
the boulevard and then nine feet down in the street. Hill explained even though it was a
smaller project and it started in May, the weather did not cooperate and there
were many days they couldnít work because of rain.
Council member Miller
moved, seconded by Storck, to adopt Resolution #3042-10-11, Resolution
Declaring Costs to be Assessed, Terms for Repayment and Setting the Final
Assessment Hearing for the East 8th, 9th and Arizona
Avenue Improvement Project. Upon a
roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.
CITY MANAGERíS REPORTS
& RECOMMENDATIONS: City Manager Report: Hill noted the fire study is concluded
and there will be a presentation to officials and firemen in Stevens County. The playground equipment at PDT was
moved to a new location south west of the splash park. There were some major odor problems at
the Senior Center and it was found that the bathroom stools were leaking into
the floor boards.
The problem has since been fixed.
NEW BUSINESS: None
OLD BUSINESS: None
being no further business, Mayor Giese adjourned the meeting at 5:40 p.m.