- MORRIS CITY COUNCIL - REGULAR MEETING - FEBRUARY 25, 2020
The regular meeting
of the Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 25th
day of February, 2020, by Mayor Giese in the Council Chambers of the Morris
Senior Citizens/Community Center.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
ROLL CALL: Roll call was taken with
the following members present: Council members Wohlers, Solvie, Gullickson,
Miller and Mayor Giese. Also present was City Manager Hill, Finance Director
Raasch, Police Chief Welle and City Attorney Jordan.
PUBLIC HEARING: None
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
2/11/20 Regular Meeting Minutes: Council member Miller moved,
seconded by Gullickson, to approve the 2/11/20 regular meeting minutes.
Council member Gullickson moved, seconded by Wohlers, to approve the 2/11/20
condensed version minutes. Motion carried.
CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor Giese moved, seconded
by Council member Solvie, to approve the consent agenda which included the
Audit of City
REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS: Motion to Authorize Sale of City Equipment: Hill stated
MN Bid was complicated and a lot of paperwork so now the city will be using
Fragodt Auctions to sell city equipment. Discussion was held on how
people would find out about the items that were for sale.
Miller moved, seconded by Solvie, to authorize the sale of city equipment as
listed with Fragodt Auctions. Motion carried.
Resolution Providing for the Issuance and Sale of a $1,825,000 Refunding
Bond, Series 2020A: Nick Anhut of Ehlers and Associates was present
at the meeting. Anhut stated at the end of January a request for
proposals to seek financing to refund existing debt of the city was presented
to the council. Anhut noted the financing included four separate bond
issues for various street projects as well as the fire equipment from last
year. Five proposals were received from various banks with the low big
coming from US Bank with a true interest rate of 1.58%. Anhut added that
US Bank had two contingencies; that the city pay $2,000 in financing costs and
that the city not pre-pay the debt. Anhut explained they mapped out the
debt and there is no detrimental impact by doing these two things. Anhut
stated with recalculating payments it would result in a future savings of $116,000
on this transaction.
Council member Solvie
moved, seconded by Wohlers, to adopt Resolution #3682-2-20 Resolution Providing
for the Issuance and Sale of a $1,825,000 G.O. Refunding Bond, Series 2020A,
Pledging for the Security Thereof Special Assessment and Levying a Tax for the
Payment Thereof. Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in
favor, motion carried.
TKDA Engineering as the Airport Engineer for the Morris Airport: Hill stated the city
advertised for qualified engineers and TKDA was the one that supplied a list of
qualifications. Hill recommended the council accept them as the airport
Mayor Giese moved,
seconded by Council member Miller, to adopt Resolution #3683-2-20, Resolution Designating
TKDA Engineering as the Airport Engineer for the Morris Municipal Airport.
Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.
REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: City Manager Newsletter: This was informational for the
OTHER BUSINESS: The status of the access channel
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further
business, Mayor Giese adjourned the meeting at 5:47 p.m.