MINUTES - MORRIS CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING - FEBRUARY 14, 2017
regular meeting of the Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m.
this 14th day of February, 2017, by Mayor Giese in the Council
Chambers of the Morris Senior Citizens/Community Center.
OF ALLEGIANCE: The
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
CALL: Roll call
was taken with the following members present: Council member Wohlers, Solvie,
Gullickson, Milller, and Mayor Giese. Also present was City Manager Hill, Finance
Director Raasch, Police Chief Tiegs and Public Works Director Dittbenner.
Chief Dybdal presented the council with an updated picture of the Fire
Department from the Relief Association.
AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 1/24/17 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes: Council member
Solvie moved, seconded by Council member Miller, to approve the 1/24/17 regular
meeting minutes. Motion carried.
Condensed Version Minutes: Council member Wohlers moved, seconded by Gullickson, to approve the
1/24/17 condensed version minutes. Motion carried.
Giese moved, seconded by Council member Wohlers, to approve the consent agenda
which included the following items:
of City Bills
Tree Board Minutes
for Exempt Permit - Pheasants Forever
Giese noted in the Tree Board minutes that Jay Fier mentions a problem with
projects being done where roots were left exposed and drying in the sun before
they were covered up. Giese suggested that be mentioned in the specs for future
member Miller noted that transit ridership for January was impressive.
REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS: Appoint Donna Wesen to Community Ed Board: Mayor Giese moved,
seconded by Council member Solvie , to appoint Donna Wesen to the Community Ed
Board. Motion carried.
AND RESOLUTIONS: Resolution
Approving County Project within Municipal Corporate Limits: Todd
Larson, Engineer for Stevens County, was present at the meeting. Larson stated
this resolution is required because the proposed mill and overlay project will
be partially within the city of Morris. Larson stated the project is on County
Road 5, or Yankee Ridge Road, which runs by Jim Riley and Sons and the county
shop and will go all the way to County Road 20. The start date is on or after
MINUTES - MORRIS
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING - FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Approving County Project within Municipal Corporate Limits: (continued)
member Wohlers moved, seconded by Miller, to adopt Resolution #3454-2-17,
Resolution Approving County Project within Municipal Corporate Limits. Upon a
roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.
Changing the Bid Opening Date for the North, South and East Court, Brook Street
and Eleanor Avenue Improvement Project: Hill explained that this resolution puts the bid opening
back one week to allow WSN an extra week to look through the bids and update
what the estimated special assessments are going to be. The bids will be
brought to the council at their March 28th meeting.
Giese moved, seconded by Council member Solvie, to adopt Resolution #3455-2-17,
Resolution Changing the Bid Opening Date for the North, South and East Court,
Brook Street and Eleanor Avenue Improvement Project. Upon a roll call vote
taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.
MANAGER'S REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS: City Manager Newsletter: This was
informational for the council.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business,
Mayor Giese adjourned the meeting at 5:41 p.m.