Morocco Town Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. Attending the meeting were Board Members Bob Gonczy, and Duke Gagnon. Clerk Treasurer Sherri Rainford was absent, Town Employee Brian Vanderwall and Dustin Gary were in attendance.

Town Council

  • Duke made a motion to accept the minutes of the 1-31-22 Public Hearing on the Glenwood lots. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.
  • Brian made a recommendation to the Town Council to rezone the lots from agricultural to residential. Duke made a motion to accept the recommendation and Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.
  • The Town Board meeting was adjourned, and a Morocco Economic Development Meeting was opened.
  • Bob opened the sealed bid from Brent Wilson. The bid was the asking prices for all lots except lot 3. Mr. Wilson had a down payment for the lots. Becky will work with him on a purchase agreement. Bob welcomed Mr. Wilson to the Community.
  • The Morocco Economic Development Meeting was adjourned, and the Town Board was re-opened.
  • Duke made a motion to pay the Yoder invoice for $9500 Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0. This was for the demolition of the Rieck house.
  • Duke made a motion to approve the Wholseome Hide tax abatement. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.
  • Ackers addressed the board in reference to a water line issue. After a lengthy discussion it was decided that the town would pay the repairs. Steve Howell will submit a bill to the town for payment later.
  • The NITCO project was discussed at length. The board granted them permission to place a piece of equipment under the town’s water tower. Moreover, the board decided to engage in additional dialog and together make a presentation to the county commissioners.

Clerk Treasurer

  • Duke made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 22 meeting. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.
  • Duke made a motion to approve the claims from January. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.

Town Marshal (Dustin Gary)

Report to be submitted

Dustin gave a report on Mr. Smith’s complaints, and he also put in a vacation request.

Town Attorney Becky Goddard

  • Becky submitted an addendum to the MCO contract. Sherri will forward to MCO for their signature.
  • Becky was asked to determine if a rate study was necessary if not in conjunction with a grant. She agreed to investigate.

Donation Requests:

  1. A donation for high school esports was approved. Duke made a motion to approve the donation and Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50p.m.

Respectfully submitted.

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Sherri Rainford

Approved:

Robert Gonczy

Duke Gagnon

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Scott Hivley