MINUTES - MORRIS CITY COUNCIL - REGULAR MEETING
- NOVEMBER 12, 2019
meeting of the Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 12th
day of November, 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 City Manager Hill and Public Works Director
TO AGENDA: Mayor
Giese moved, seconded by Council member Solvie, to add to the agenda an
Application for Exempt Permit from the Morris Area Gymnastics Association and
Stevens County Gobblers. Motion carried.
AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 10/22/19 Regular Meeting Minutes: Council member Solvie
moved, seconded by Gullickson, to approve the 10/22/19 regular meeting
minutes. Motion carried.
Council member Wohlers moved, seconded by Solvie, to approve the 10/22/19
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 #25 - Magney Construction
for Exempt Permit - Morris Area Gymnastics
for Exempt Permit - NWTF - Stevens County Gobblers
REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS: None
MANAGER'S REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS: Morris Model Meeting: Council member
Gullickson moved, seconded by Wohlers, to hold a Morris Model meeting on
November 26th after the council meeting. Motion carried.
City Manager Hill presented the council with information on Gerard Reid, a
speaker about energy and transportation that will be at the Old #1 on November
an update on the bike path tunnel and noted it is a MN DOT issue. They
have been made aware of the problem and will look into a solution.
staff would be working on a Safe Routes to School Grant application that would
be presented to the council in December.
Council member Wohlers asked about the services that Bill Ekerson has offered
in doing a video of the water plant. Mayor Giese agreed it was a good
idea. Hill stated it goes back to safety and security and he doesn't
think a video of the facility is a good idea. Solvie agreed with
Hill. It was suggested that the council take a tour of the plant first
since they haven't done that yet.
asked about the lighting of trees on main street during the holiday
season. Dittbenner indicated it hasn't been done the last 3-4 years
because it is a process to get the outlets dug up on the 37 grates and see if
they even work. Dittbenner noted during snow removal in the winter a lot
of the outlets would get ruined. Gullickson added that a lot of time and
energy was spent putting those outlets in and it's dead in the water. It
was suggested to take a look at the outlets in the summer. Gullickson
stated it a way to make main street look good and inviting.
also asked why there were no lights on the Welcome to Morris signs. Hill
explained that when they were put in there was no power ran to them.
Solar power was suggested for the lights. Gullickson noted it is
disappointing to drive through and not have the signs lit up when you can drive
to other little communities and they're lit up very nice. Gullickson
would like to see them spruced up a bit.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further
business, Mayor Giese adjourned the meeting at 5:46 p.m.