MINUTES - MORRIS CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING - FEBRUARY 27,
regular meeting of the Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m.
this 27th day of February, 2018, by Mayor Giese in the Council
Chambers of the Morris Senior Citizens/Community Center.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Roll call was taken with the following members present: Council member
Wohlers, Solvie, Gullickson, Miller and Mayor Giese. Also present was City
Manager Hill, Police Chief Tiegs and Finance Director Raasch.
Tess McGhan, a student at UMM from Australia, was present at the meeting. Tess
stated she is impressed with all the sustainability stuff going on in Morris
and the wider community. Tess has been active with the Morris Model and
informed the council of a Rural Climate Dialogue to be held on Wednesday
February 28th. Tess added that a highlight of her trip has been seeing
snow for the first time.
AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 2/13/18 Regular Meeting Minutes: Council member
Solvie moved, seconded by Council member Miller, to approve the 2/13/18 regular
meeting minutes. Motion carried.
Council member Gullickson moved, seconded by Wohlers, to approve the 2/13/18
condensed version minutes. Motion carried.
Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council member Wohlers, to approve the consent
agenda which included the following items:
of City Bills
Estimate #5 - Magney Construction, Water Treatment Facility
Planning Commission Minutes
Tourism Board Minutes
Tree Board Minutes
member Gullickson asked about photographs on the Tourism website and suggested
paying a local photographer to get pictures of people from the area. Wohlers
stated he would take that idea back to the Tourism Board.
REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS: Appointment to Tourism Board: Mayor Giese moved,
seconded by Council member Wohlers, to appoint Megan Welle to the Tourism
Board. Motion carried.
of Liquor License for Stone's Throw Cafe: Council member Solvie moved, seconded by
Miller, to approve the liquor license for Stone's Throw Cafe. Motion carried.
MANAGER'S REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS: City Manager Newsletter: This was
informational for the council.
Hemming Storck asked if voting precincts were taken into consideration when
people were annexed to the city because she doesn't live close to her polling
place. Hill explained that an actual drawing of district lines has to be done
at a certain time, usually after a census. When the annexation was done, each
group had to be put into a voting district, and that particular one got put in
with one on the west side. Hill noted the county commissioner districts are
also tied into it. Hill pointed out that after the 2020 census the city will
redraw its boundaries based on population.
Legislative Conference, March 21-22: This was informational for the
This was informational for the council.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no
further business, Mayor Giese adjourned the meeting at 5:44 p.m.