MINUTES–MORRIS CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING– DECEMBER
The regular meeting of the
Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 23rd
day of December, 2013, 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 Wohlers, Solvie, Storck and Mayor
Giese. Council member Miller arrived at 5:20 p.m. Also present was
City Manager Hill, Finance Director Raasch, Police Chief Tiegs and City
ADDITION TO AGENDA: Mayor Giese added to the agenda a
Resolution Authorizing Temporary Interfund Loans and Fund Transfers.
CITIZEN'S COMMENTS: Presentation of HRC Award: The
2013 Thomas B. McRoberts Human Rights Commission Award was presented to Keni
Zenner. Zenner was a student at UMM and has since come back to work there
as well. Argie Manolis, present at the meeting on Zenner's behalf, stated
as a student Keni was involved in many aspects of social justice and continues
to create a just community for everyone.
PUBLIC HEARINGS: None
READING AND APPROVAL OF
MINUTES: 12/10/13 Regular
Meeting Minutes: Council member Storck moved, seconded by Wohlers, to
approve the 12/10/13 regular meeting minutes. Motion carried.
Version Minutes: Council
member Wohlers moved, seconded by Mayor Giese, to approve the 12/10/13
condensed version minutes. Motion carried.
CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council
member Storck, to approve the consent agenda which included the following
of City Bills
for Exempt Permit – Deer Hunters
& Expenditure Report
Planning Commission Minutes
Planning Commission WS Minutes
PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND
License for American Legion: Council member Solvie moved, seconded by
Miller, to approve the liquor license for the American Legion. Upon a
roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor and Mayor Giese abstaining
as an officer of the Legion, motion carried.
Donation for Police
Department: Police Chief
Tiegs stated this money will be used for training for Officer Dittbenner for
the RAAD program.
Council member Miller
moved, seconded by Storck, to accept a $500 donation for the Morris Police
Department from West Central Christian Homes. Motion carried.
Renewing the WSN Engineering Services Agreement for 2014: Council
member Wohlers moved, seconded by Solvie, to adopt Resolution #3201-12-13,
Resolution Renewing the WSN Engineering Services Agreement for 2014. Upon
a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.
Rental Housing Licenses for Non-Compliance: City Manager Hill stated he received a call from Jamie Swenson
this morning but pointed out to Swenson that the letter he received stated this
would be brought before the council tonight. Miller asked what kind
of time frame it has been since he was notified. Hill believes this goes
back about six months. Hill noted he was also contacted by an individual
with Anda properties. Hill stated this is kind of late in the game to
just figure out maybe something should be done. These owners can reapply
and get reinstated once the issues have been taken care of.
Solvie asked if these
owners are technically not able to rent the property. Hill stated that is
a whole other process and hopefully this prompts them to get the items taken
care of. Hill stated the big thing for the city is that if their license
is revoked they shouldn't be collecting rent checks. Hill noted the
things that need to be taken care of are minor. Giese stated that may be
but they are certainly based on safety. Hill indicated he would give them
notice that their licenses have been revoked.
Mayor Giese moved,
seconded by Council member Storck, to adopt Resolution #3202-12-13, Resolution
Revoking Rental Housing Licenses for Non-Compliance. Upon a roll call
vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.
Temporary Interfund Loans and Fund Transfers: Council member Miller moved, seconded by Wohlers, to adopt
Resolution #3203-12-13, Resolution Authorizing Temporary Interfund Loans and
Fund Transfers. Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor,
CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS
& RECOMMENDATIONS: City
Manager Report: This was informational for the council.
NEW BUSINESS: None
OLD BUSINESS: None
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: None
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Mayor
Giese adjourned the meeting at 5:36 p.m.