MINUTES - MORRIS CITY COUNCIL - REGULAR
MEETING - SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
meeting of the Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 24th
day of September, 2019, by Mayor Giese in the Council Chambers of the Morris
Senior Citizens/Community Center.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
call was taken with the following members present: Council member
Wohlers, Solvie, Gullickson and Mayor Giese. Council member
Miller was absent. Also present was Finance Director Raasch and Police
Bauer: Bauer updated the council on the Climate Strike that took
place in Morris on September 19th and 20th. Bauer
indicated the event went wonderful with 98 people attending the first day and
over 120 the second day. The goal was to discuss climate change and how
it's affecting this area and the state as a whole. Bauer added over 4
million people around the world participated in the event.
AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 9/10/19 Regular Meeting Minutes: Council member Solvie
moved, seconded by Gullickson, to approve the 9/10/19 regular meeting
minutes. Motion carried.
Council member Wohlers moved, seconded by Giese, to approve the 9/10/19
condensed version minutes. Motion carried.
Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council member Gullickson, to approve the
consent agenda which included the following items:
of City Bills
for Exempt Permit - Fire Department Relief Assn.
Tree Board Minutes
& Expenditure Report
Ash Borer was discussed as part of the Tree Board minutes. Gullickson noted
that 40% of the trees in the city are ash trees. Giese noted that the
city has been planting a variety of all types of trees over the past few years,
not including ash trees. Jay Fier, a Tree Board member, stated that it
has been 20 years since an ash tree was planted in the city. Fier added
that there are 1,000 open spots to plant trees in the city.
REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS: Sale of 2009 Ford Eldorado Aeroteach: Council
member Solvie moved, seconded by Wohlers, to authorize the sale of the 2009
Ford Eldorado transit bus. Motion carried.
MANAGER'S REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS: City Manager Newsletter: With regard
to a water plant open house, it was the consensus of the council that they
agreed with City Manager Hill's recommendation that the public shouldn't be
invited to tour the facility due to safety and security issues.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further
business, Mayor Giese adjourned the meeting at 5:30 p.m.