Morrill City Council 04.03.2023

Submitted by Linda Hill

The Morrill City Council met in regular session on April 3 with members Griffen Huning, Linda Wymer, Chad Youde, Gage Becker and Duane Perry present. Mayor Ken Beckner presiding. Visitors present were Grant Ward and Quillan Houser.

Minutes and vouchers were approved.

Quillan Houser introduced himself, stating his qualifications for the code enforcement officer position. Council discussed the matter, making no decision and thanked Houser.

The council approved appointing Scott Anson as the city’s municipal judge.

It was decided to have no parking on Fanning St. between Roxanna St. and Elliott St.

Annual Clean Up Day was set for May 13.

The clerk stated she will be reporting for American Rescue Plan Act at the end of April and needed a definite decision as to how the money will be used. It was decided to stay with the plan of replacing the water line main from the telemetry system coming into the city.

It was decided to keep the contacts the same for KDHE.

After discussion of the proposed insurance plan, the council decided to change coverage on the property from $1,000 for $2,500 for all perils and to change the coverage for wind and hail from $2,500 to $5,000.

Superintendent Lee Wymer stated KMEA is going to send a plan for the new construction site for the substation. He mentioned KMEA is ordering the transformers and voltage regulators.

Chad Youde stated due to work obligations, he will not be able to attend all meetings.

Superintendent Lee Wymer stated some of poles he needs are for the electrical line leading to and from the substation. Some would be used to replace poles at the elevator. He had gotten a quote for a fence from Edelman’s for $5,290. It was decided to look at other places for prices. The council decided to allow Superintendent Lee Wymer to purchase the poles.

After more discussion of the code enforcement officer position, the council decided to hire Houser at $20 per hour, with a minimum of 10 hours per month.


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