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The regular meeting of the Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 28th day of May, 2019, 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 member Wohlers, Solvie, Gullickson, and Mayor Giese.  Council member Solvie arrived at 5:22 p.m.  Also present was City Manager Hill, Finance Director Raasch, Police Chief Welle and City Attorney Jordan. 

CITIZEN'S COMMENTS: Swearing in of Police Officer Kyle Brundage: Police Chief Welle stated that Officer Kyle Brundage would be returning to the force as a corporal and specializing in narcotics. City Attorney Jordan administered the oath of office to Officer Brundage.


READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  5/14/19 Regular Meeting Minutes:  Council member Solvie moved, seconded by Gullickson, to approve the 5/14/19 regular meeting minutes.  Motion carried.

5/14/19 Condensed Minutes:  Council member Wohlers moved, seconded by Solvie, to approve the 5/14/19 condensed version minutes.  Motion carried.

CONSENT AGENDA:  Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council member Wohlers, to approve the consent agenda which included the following items:

         A.      Audit of City Bills

         B.      Revenue & Expenditure Report

         C.      Community Ed Information

Motion carried.

PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS: Motion to Accept Donation of $19,798 from Women of Today for Dog Park:   City Manager Hill stated the dog park will be 200 x 175 feet and be divided into two parts, one for big dogs and one for little dogs. Hill noted the Women of Today worked very hard to raise this money for the park.  

Council member Gullickson moved, seconded by Wohlers, to accept the donation of $19,798 from Women of Today for the Dog Park.  Motion carried.


CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONSCity Manager Newsletter:   This was informational for the council.  

OTHER BUSINESS:  Wohlers suggested notifying residents to not blow their grass clippings into the street. Wohlers stated not only is it a safety issue but the grass will end up in the storm sewer. Council member Solvie asked about the thistle problem along Green River. Hill noted that Public Works Director Dittbenner is working on it.


ADJOURNMENT:  There being no further business, Mayor Giese adjourned the meeting at 5:44 p.m.

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