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MINUTES - MORRIS CITY COUNCIL - REGULAR MEETING - FEBRUARY 11, 2020

The regular meeting of the Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 11th day of February, 2020, 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 members Wohlers, Gullickson, Miller and Mayor Giese. Council member Solvie was absent. Also present was City Manager Hill. Police Chief Welle arrived at 5:22 p.m.

CITIZEN'S COMMENTS: None

PUBLIC HEARING: None

READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 1/28/20 Regular Meeting Minutes: Council member Miller moved, seconded by Gullickson, to approve the 1/28/20 regular meeting minutes. Motion carried.

1/28/20 Condensed Version: Council member Wohlers moved, seconded by Mayor Giese, to approve the 1/28/20 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

C. Gambling Report

Motion carried.

PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS: None

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS: Resolution Renewing the WSN Engineering Services Agreement for 2020: City Manager Hill stated this is an annual renewal with WSN and it shows a 4-5% increase in charges depending on the category.

Council member Wohlers moved, seconded by Miller, to adopt Resolution #3674-2-20 Resolution Renewing the WSN Engineering Services Agreement for 2020. Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.

Resolution Authorizing Advertising for Bids for the 2020 Improvement Project: Hill explained this year's project includes the normal reclaims, in addition to Chizek Field, East Side Park and sidewalks on California Avenue and around Green River Park. Those additional items will be bid out separately so the council can pick and choose which ones to go ahead with.

Hill noted there may be a slight modification to the plan for Chizek parking lot in looking at the drainage ditch. The driveway for the parking lot has also been moved because the old driveway was on the neighbor's property. The estimate for this project is around $200,000.

Council member Miller, seconded by Mayor Giese, to adopt Resolution #3675-2-20, Resolution Authorizing Advertising for Bids for the 2020 Improvement Project. Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.

Resolution Approving the Assignment and Assumption of Certain Interest In and To a Development Agreement to a TIF Note: Hill explained that the council approved the assignment of interest in a TIF financing for East Point Village and the approved agreement identified Rachel Properties, LLC and it should have been Rachel Morris Apartments LLC. Hill noted this is simply a legal correction to an action the council took in December.

Council member Wohlers moved, seconded by Council member Gullickson, to adopt Resolution #3676-2-20, Resolution Approving the Assignment and Assumption of Certain Interest In and To a Development Agreement and the Assignment of Certain Interest In and To a Tax Increment Financing Note. Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.

Resolution Authorizing an Airport Conditional Use Permit Application: Hill stated this resolution would allow for the submission of a conditional use permit application for the airport runway project. A public hearing would be held through the county planning commission. Hill indicated the airport is in an agricultural zone and an airport is an allowable use with a conditional use permit. The planned runway extension requires a CUP.

Council member Miller moved, seconded by Mayor Giese, to adopt Resolution #3677-2-20, Resolution Authorizing an Airport Conditional Use Permit Application. Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.

Resolution Adopting Assessment for Current Services: Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council member Gullickson, to adopt Resolution #3678-2-20, Resolution Adopting Assessment for Current Services. Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.

Resolution Authorizing Fund Transfer: Council member Miller moved, seconded by Gullickson, to adopt Resolution #3679-2-20, Resolution Authorizing Fund Transfer, transferring $50,000 from the Capital Outlay Fund to the LCCMR Grant Fund. Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.

Resolution Authorizing Fund Transfer: Council member Wohlers moved, seconded by Miller, to adopt Resolution #3680-2-20, Resolution Authorizing Fund Transfer, transferring $50,000 from the Capital Outlay Fund to the Airport Master Plan Grant Fund. Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.

Resolution Authorizing Fund Transfer: Council member Gullickson moved, seconded by Wohlers, to adopt Resolution #3681-2-20, Resolution Authorizing Fund Transfer, transferring $500,000 from the General Fund to the Capital Outlay Fund. Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.

CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: City Manager Newsletter: Discussion was held on who would be going on the trip to Germany this summer. Hill indicated he plans to go and possibly Sandeep too. Giese and Miller both expressed interest in going so Hill would check into it. PDT Park was discussed and the availability to make reservations for camping. Staff was not sure that the logistics for that could be worked out. Sidewalk cleaning and the access channel were touched upon.

OTHER BUSINESS: Schedule 2020 Local Board of Appeal and Equalization: Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council member Wohlers, to schedule the Board of Review for Monday, April 6th at 5:15 p.m.

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: None

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Mayor Giese adjourned the meeting at 6:32 p.m.

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