MORRIS CITY COUNCIL - REGULAR MEETING - DECEMBER 23, 2019
The regular meeting of the
Morris City Council was called to order at 5:15 p.m. this 23rd day
of December, 2019, by Mayor Giese in the Council Chambers of the Morris Senior Citizens/Community
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
ROLL CALL: Roll call was taken with the following
members present: Council members Gullickson, Miller and Mayor
Giese. Council members Solvie and Wohlers were absent. Also present
was City Manager Hill.
CITIZEN'S COMMENTS: None
PUBLIC HEARING: None
READING AND APPROVAL OF
MINUTES: 12/10/19 Regular
Meeting Minutes: Council member Miller moved, seconded by Gullickson,
to approve the 12/10/19 regular meeting minutes. Motion carried.
Minutes: Council member
Gullickson moved, seconded by Mayor Giese, to approve the 12/10/19 condensed
version minutes. Motion carried.
CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Council
member Miller, to approve the consent agenda which included the following
of City Bills
Estimate #27 - Magney Construction
& Expenditure Report
PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND
COMMUNICATIONS: Donation to
Fire Department from Horton Community Chest: Council member Miller
moved, seconded by Gullickson, to accept a donation of $400 from the Horton
Community Chest to the Morris Fire Department. Motion carried.
Authorizing Interfund Loan: Council member Gullickson moved, seconded
by Miller, to adopt Resolution #3662-12-19, Resolution Authorizing Interfund
Loan, transferring $250,000 from the Capital Outlay Fund to the Airport Runway
Extension Project Fund. Upon a roll call vote taken and all present
voting in favor, motion carried.
the Submission of a Safe Routes to School Planning Grant Application:
Council member Miller
moved, seconded by Mayor Giese, to adopt Resolution #3663-12-19, Resolution
Authorizing the Submission of a Safe Routes to School Planning Grant
Application. Upon a roll call vote taken and all present voting in favor,
Resolution Approving a
Water Tower Agreement with Info Link Wireless for the Period 2020-2024: Mayor Giese moved, seconded by Gullickson,
to adopt Resolution #3664-12-19, Resolution Approving a Water Tower Agreement
with Info Link Wireless for the Period 2020-2024. Upo9n a roll call vote
taken and all present voting in favor, motion carried.
CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS
& RECOMMENDATIONS: 2020
Licenses: Council member Miller moved, seconded by Gullickson, to
approve the 2020 liquor license application for Stone's Throw Cafe.
City Manager Newsletter: This was informational for the council.
OTHER BUSINESS: Tourism information was discussed and the
definition of marketing for the lodging tax. Hill stated the two major
events that will be promoted on the tourism website will be Prairie Pioneer
Days and the Stevens County Fair. Giese stated he is concerned about
Prairie Pioneer Days being a one day event.
Council member Miller asked
if staff could keep track of how many times the city crew plows snow.
Miller noted he had a few calls from people that were upset that the city was
even thinking about banning parking on the streets.
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: None
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Mayor
Giese adjourned the meeting at 5:44 p.m.