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MINUTES    -   MORRIS CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING   -   FEBRUARY 10, 2015

The regular meeting of the Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 10th day of February, 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, Public Works Director Dittbenner and City Attorney Jordan. 

CITIZEN'S COMMENTS:  None

PUBLIC HEARINGS:  None

READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES1/27/15 Organizational Meeting Minutes:  Council member Solvie moved, seconded by Council member Wohlers, to approve the 1/27/15 regular meeting minutes.  Motion carried.

Council member Miller asked about the funding for the Welcome to Morris signs.  City Manager Hill explained that the city would be funding $20,000 from the Tourism Fund, the University would be giving $5,000, Neil Schmidgall was donating $41,000 and the remainder would come from Superior/Westmor. 

1/27/15 Condensed Version Minutes:  Council member Miller moved, seconded by Storck, to approve the 1/27/15 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 Bills

         B.      January Transit Report

Motion carried.

PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONSAppointments to Boards and Commissions:   Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council member Wohlers, to appoint the members to the boards and commissions as listed.  Motion carried.

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:  None

CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONSCity Manager Newsletter:  Hill stated that the information coming from St. Paul for the legislative session is that some bills have been introduced to take parts of LGA and designate them for certain things.  The Coalition is looking at that very closely.  The next big thing for the legislature will be the budget forecast next month.

Hill explained that he figured out what needs to be done with the property in the Industrial Park as far as annexation and he will do that with an ordinance.  

Hill reminded the council of the informational meeting that MN DOT was putting on for the downtown businesses.  The primary purpose is to talk to the property owners that are going to be part of the construction process. 

NEW BUSINESS:  None

OLD BUSINESS:  None

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:  None

ADJOURNMENT:  There being no further business, Mayor Giese adjourned the meeting at 5:33 p.m.

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