MINUTES– MORRIS CITY COUNCIL REGULAR
MEETING–FEBRUARY 11, 2014
The regular meeting of the
Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 11th day
of February, 2014, by Mayor Giese in the Council Chambers of the Morris Senior
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
ROLL CALL: Roll call was taken with the following
members present: Council member Wohlers, Solvie, Miller, Storck and Mayor
Giese. Also present was City Manager Hill, Finance Director Raasch,
Public Works Director Dittbenner, Police Chief Tiegs and Fleet Manager Searle.
ADDITION TO AGENDA: Mayor Giese added a resolution to the
agenda: Resolution Approving a West Central S.W.A.T. Team Agreement.
CITIZENíS COMMENTS: None
PUBLIC HEARINGS: None
READING AND APPROVAL OF
MINUTES: 1/28/14 Regular
Meeting Minutes: Council member Miller moved, seconded by Storck, to
approve the 1/28/14 regular meeting minutes. Motion carried.
Version Minutes: Council
member Wohlers moved, seconded by Mayor Giese, to approve the 1/28/14 condensed
version minutes. Motion carried.
CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council
member Wohlers, to approve the consent agenda which included the following
of City Bills
PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND
Approving a West Central S.W.A.T. Team Agreement: Police Chief Tiegs
explained that the only change to the agreement is that Big Stone County
dropped out and the City of Montevideo joined. Also, membership fees
increased slightly due to equipment and training.
Council member Storck,
seconded by Solvie to adopt Resolution #3213-2-14, Resolution Approving a West
Central S.W.A.T. Team Agreement. Upon a roll call vote taken and all
present voting in favor, motion carried.
CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS
& RECOMMENDATIONS: City
Manager Report: This was informational for the council.
Acceptance of Donations
for Batting Cage: Mayor
Giese moved, seconded by Council member Storck, to accept donations of $600
from Morris Area Schools and $608 from the Morris Baseball Association for the
new batting cage. Motion carried.
NEW BUSINESS: None
OLD BUSINESS: None
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: CGMC Action Alert: This was
informational for the council.
Report on the Effects
of Chloride from Wastewater on the Environment: This was informational for the council.
Mayor Giese noted that he
and City Manager Hill went to the Benson City Council meeting to talk about
special assessments. The City of Benson has not done a special assessment
for over 15 years and are now having issues with their infrastructure.
Council member Wohlers
asked, with regard to the NC zoning district, when citizens would have a chance
to discuss their concerns. Hill urged anyone that had questions and
concerns to come to the public hearing next week because that is what it is
for. Notice was published in the paper and notices were sent out to
everyone within 350 feet of the zoning area.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Mayor
Giese adjourned the meeting at 5:42 p.m.