MINUTES – MORRIS
CITY COUNCIL - REGULAR MEETING – JANUARY 13, 2015
The regular meeting of the
Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 13th day
of January, 2015, 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, Miller,
Storck and Mayor Giese. Also
present was City Manager Hill, Finance Director Raasch, Police Chief Tiegs,
City Engineer Fier and City Attorney Jordan. Public Works Director Dittbenner arrived
at 5:19 p.m.
CITIZENíS COMMENTS: None
PUBLIC HEARINGS: None
READING AND APPROVAL OF
MINUTES: 1/6/15 Organizational Meeting Minutes: Council member Miller moved, seconded by
Council member Storck, to approve the 1/6/15 regular meeting minutes. Motion carried.
CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor
Giese moved, seconded by Council member Wohlers, to approve the consent agenda
which included the following items:
A. Audit of City
B. December Transit
C. Temporary On Sale
Liquor License - Legion
PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND
COMMUNICATIONS: Gambling Report – American
Legion: Council member Solvie
moved, seconded by Miller, to accept the gambling report from 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.
RESOLUTIONS: Resolution Authorizing a 2014 Fund
Transfer: Council member
Wohlers moved, seconded by Solvie, to adopt Resolution #3284-13-15, Resolution
Authorizing a 2014 Fund Transfer.
Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion
Resolution Renewing the
WSN Engineering Services Agreement for 2015: Jeff Kuhn of WSN was
present at the meeting. Kuhn stated
there is a 3-4% increase in the fees. Mayor Giese moved, seconded by
Council member Storck, to adopt Resolution #3285-13-15, Resolution Renewing the
WSN Engineering Services Agreement for 2015. Upon a roll call vote taken and all
present voting in favor, motion carried.
CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS
& RECOMMENDATIONS: City Manager Newsletter: Hill stated with regard to the Human
Rights and Rental Housing Commissions these boards were created for a purpose
and as of right now neither one of them are doing anything. Hill stated nobody wants to meet for no
reason and they should be looked at to make sure itís relevant to still have
them. Mayor Giese stated he just received
an email last week about the McRoberts award and that members of the HRC felt
that was pretty important.
Hill stated there are very
few cities that he knows of that have human rights
commissions. Giese suggested the commission
not have a set date for meetings but if an issue comes up they be available to
meet. Miller agreed to continue
with the commission but not to meet unless there is something to discuss. Wohlers stated he would hate to see the HRC
Stock stated the rental
housing commission was a big deal when it first started but Melanie and the rental
inspector do a good job at handling issues. Hill agreed that the licensing program
took care of the problems.
NEW BUSINESS: None
OLD BUSINESS: Wohlers
asked if there would be bids let for the work done with the park legacy
grant. Hill stated it would be bid
out. The architect is putting together
plans and specs and they will be brought back to the council for review. Jeff Kuhn noted because of ADA and other
requirements there may be a total gutting of the building.
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: None
being no further business, Mayor Giese adjourned the meeting at 5:40 p.m.