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MINUTES - MORRIS CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING - FEBRUARY 23, 2016

The regular meeting of the Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 23rd day of February, 2016, 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 and Police Chief Tiegs.

ADDITION TO AGENDA: Mayor Giese added a pay estimate from Par Piping to the consent agenda.

CITIZEN'S COMMENTS: None

PUBLIC HEARINGS: None

READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 2/9/16 Regular Meeting Minutes: Council member Storck moved, seconded by Council member Miller, to approve the 2/9/16 regular meeting minutes. Motion carried.

2/9/16 Condensed Minutes: Council member Miller moved, seconded by Solvie, to approve the 2/9/16 condensed version minutes. Motion carried.

CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council member Solvie, to approve the consent agenda which included the following items:

A. Audit of City Bills

B. 1/20/16 Tourism Board Minutes

C. SCEIC Minutes - 12/10/15 & 1/14/16

D. Pay Estimate from Par Piping - DENCO II Project (2nd Grant)

Motion carried.

PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS: Gambling Report - American Legion: Council member Miller moved, seconded by Storck, to accept the gambling report from the American Legion. Upon a roll call vote taken and Mayor Giese abstaining as an officer of the Legion, motion carried.

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS: Resolution of the City of Morris Limited Use Permit No. 7504-0005 for Municipal Identification Signs: Hill explained MN DOT required a permit to put up the Welcome to Morris signs and now they require a permit to leave them in the right-of-way.

Council member Solvie moved, seconded by Wohlers, to adopt Resolution #3372-2-16, Resolution of the City of Morris Limited Use Permit No. 7504-0005 for Municipal Identification Signs. Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.

Resolution Rejecting All Bids and Authorizing Readvertising for Bids for the PDT Park Project:

Hill stated the architects determined that the state wage rate was left out of the plans and specifications for the park project. They talked with the low bidder, Chester Contracting of Willmar, and they indicated their cost would be about $40,000 more than their original bid. Hill indicated after reviewing different possibilities it was decided the best thing to do would be to rebid the project and allow the work to be done later into the summer.

Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council member Storck, to adopt Resolution #3373-2-16, Resolution Rejecting All Bids and Authorizing Readvertising for Bids for the PDT Park Project. Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.

CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS: City Manager Newsletter: This was informational for the council.

OTHER BUSINESS: None

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: Community Meeting - Appleton Prison: This was informational for the council.

Main Street Morris Meeting: This was informational for the council.

CGMC in Brief: This was informational for the council.

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Mayor Giese adjourned the meeting at 5:40 p.m.

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