- MORRIS CITY COUNCIL - REGULAR MEETING - OCTOBER 22, 2019
meeting of the Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 22nd
day of October, 2019, by Mayor Giese in the Council Chambers of the Morris
Senior Citizens/Community Center.
ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Roll call was taken with the following members present: Council members
Wohlers, Solvie, Gullickson, Miller and Mayor Giese. Also present were
City Manager Hill, City Attorney Jordan, Finance Director Raasch, Police Chief
Welle, and Sustainability Project Coordinator Kotala.
COMMENTS: Lee Community Center: Jordan
Staples, representing the Morris Hockey Association, was present and explained
the Lee Community Center's Capital Improvement fundraising campaign. The
Lee Center was built in 1994 and at that time the city donated money toward
construction. The County will be paying $180,000 to replace the roof and
doors at the Community Center. The Hockey Association is working on
raising $250,000 for three other major projects - a dehumidifying system,
repair and reskin of the hockey system and a State-mandated update of their
refrigeration system. At this time they have received $105,000 in pledges
and donations. Staples indicated Stevens County owns the building, and
the Hockey Association is the tenant.
Association would like the City to consider a donation toward this campaign.
Lanes: Chris Atkinson was present. He has lived in Morris since
2012. At the last meeting the City Council discussed bike lanes, and
Atkinson indicated he strongly supports adding bike lanes on Morris'
roads. He indicated he rides bike year around. And although it is
legal to ride bikes on sidewalks, he feels it can be dangerous. He would
like to see more bike lanes in Morris, and feels it fits in with the Morris
member Wohlers stated it is also dangerous having a bike on the sidewalk when
walking a pet.
Waldraven: Waldraven noted he is proud to be here again. He is
here for a week to work on Morris Model projects and bring Morris and Saerbeck
Project: City Manager Hill introduced Sandeep Kotala, the City's new
Sustainability Project Coordinator. Kotala reviewed his general
background. Hill noted he is here for 2 _ years under grant funding.
AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 10/8/19 Regular Meeting Minutes:
Council member Solvie moved, seconded by Wohlers, to approve the minutes of the
10/8/19 regular meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Condensed Version Minutes: Council member Miller moved, seconded by
Gullickson, to approve the 10/8/19 condensed version minutes. Motion
AGENDA: Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council member Miller, to
approve the consent agenda which included the following items:
A. Audit of City
B. Community Ed
C. 9/18/19 Tree Board
D. Revenue and
REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS: None.
AND RESOLUTIONS: None.
REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: City Manager Newsletter: Hill
indicated he has been asked to participate on a discussion next Monday in
Chatfield about Sustainability.
There being no further business, Mayor Giese closed the meeting at 5:40.