MORRIS CITY COUNCIL -
REGULAR MEETING -
APRIL 24, 2012
The regular meeting of the
Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 24th day
of April, 2012, 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 Webster, Miller, Storck
and Mayor Giese. Council member
Carrington was absent. Also present
was City Manager Hill, Finance Director Krosschell, and City Attorney
CITIZEN'S COMMENTS: None
PUBLIC HEARINGS: None
ADDITION TO AGENDA: Mayor
Giese added two items to the agenda:
1)Arbor Day Proclamation and 2)Application for
Exempt Permit from the Morris Fire Relief Association.
READING AND APPROVAL OF
MINUTES: 4/10/12 Regular Meeting Minutes: Council member Storck moved, seconded by
Miller, to approve the 4/10/12 regular meeting minutes. Motion carried.
Version Minutes: Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council
member Storck, to approve the 4/10/12 condensed version minutes. Motion carried.
Council member Storck moved, seconded by Miller, to approve the consent
agenda with the following items:
A. Audit of City
C. Gambling Reports
D. Application for
Temporary On Sale Liquor License
Dance Permit – Eagles/Rock the GroundZ
G. 3/20/12 Planning
H. Revenue &
for Exempt Permit – Morris Fire Relief Association
J. Arbor Day
PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND
RESOLUTIONS: Resolution Authorizing Fund Transfers:
Council member Miller moved, seconded by Mayor Giese, to adopt
Resolution #3078-4-12, Resolution Authorizing Fund Transfers. Upon a roll call vote taken and all
present voting in favor, motion carried.
CITY MANAGERíS REPORTS
& RECOMMENDATIONS: Liability Coverage Waiver Form:
Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council member Webster, to not waive the
monetary limits on municipal tort liability as established by M.S. 466.04. Motion carried.
Recommendations & Information: Hill indicated there are several
recommendations from the Tourism Board which include
approval of the Prairie Pioneer Days budget, acceptance of a tourism logo and a
reimbursement request of $5,125.81 for the first quarter of 2012. The budget that was passed was right
around $20,000 for the year.
Council member Webster
moved, seconded by Mayor Giese, to approve the three recommendations from the
Tourism Board as mentioned above.
Schedule May 8th
Council Meeting at MAHS: Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council
member Webster, to schedule the city council meeting on May 8th at
9:00 at the MAHS auditorium.
City Manager Report: Hill
reported with the recent weather awareness alert there were some concerns about
the sirens. Hill stated the sirens
arenít necessarily built to a level so that people can hear them in their
house. There are other systems in
place that work really well to alert people of bad weather. Hill noted there is a siren on the east
side of town that isn't working that will either be fixed or replaced.
Hill stated the
legislature is working on a statewide fireworks law that would allow the sale
of all fireworks for a period of time each year. Council member Storck was not in favor
of this and asked if the city could adopt its own ordinance to overrule
it. Hill pointed out people already
go to other states to obtain fireworks so that probably wasnít something the
city would look into.
was held on the status of the old elementary school. Hill indicated he hopes to have it torn
down sometime next year. Storck
suggested the council have a worksession to look into possibilities for the
site. Hill noted it could be done
as part of the budget meetings. Hill
stated the building has to be out of the way before anything else can be done
and itís going to take money from developers. Storck was adamant that there was
something the city should be doing to get this process moving. Hill indicated the city is in the
process of going through the environmental assessment worksheet to remove the
school from the National Historic Register.
NEW BUSINESS: None
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: None
being no further business, Mayor Giese adjourned the meeting at 5:55 p.m.