MOROCCO TOWN COUNCIL

August 1, 2017

Bob Gonczy opened the meeting at 7:00 P.M.  Board Members present are Rick McCann, Duke Gagnon and Utility-Clerk Melissa Pass was also present. Town Marshal Dustin Gary was also in attendance.

Turning Change into Opportunity

  • KIRPC final payment #7. Gaskill $27,140. $17,140 in the retainage and $9,200 and outstanding for McMahon for $5,000. Once board approved these claims funds will be released. KIRPC to follow up with issues before releasing the retainage. Bob made motion to approve the $27,140 and the $5,000 for McMahon.
  • Duke made a motion to reimburse the home owner for excavator to tear down house on Main Street of $3,500. Bob seconded. Motion passed 2-0
  • Will meet with Dave Smart about hiring additional part time/full time.
  • Putting a fence around recycling center at the end of west State Street.
  • Sidewalks around town are done. Will be asking Dennis to fix some catch basins
  • The town will be ripping up the bushes around the memorial in the park and the horse shoes.
  • Vac truck will be coming to suction out the shut off on Clay Street by fountain. Once it is suctioned it will be turned off and fixed.
  • Donation was made from Vicky Hershman in Rex Hagen name in the amount of $1000 for the Betty Kessler Park.
  • Gary Wiseman will be removing trees in the park, Atkinson and north of Polk.

Clerk Treasurer: (Sherri Rainford)

  • Duke made a motion to approve the June claims. Bob seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
  • Duke made a motion to approve the minutes from the July meeting. Bob seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

Town Marshal

  • Report to be submitted.

Town Attorney: (Jacob Taulman)

Rick made a motion to release the liens on the following county properties:

Duke second 3-0

New Business

  • Donation Request
    • North Newton Athletics
      • Raising money for grades K-12 to get in to the games for free. Contingent on everyone getting a free pass we will donate the funds.
    • Ibekie
      • Have about 188 patients here in Morocco. The office is waiting on more approvals from other insurance agencies. 11% are not morocco residents and 89% are morocco residents.

Next meeting is on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

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Robert Gonczy                           Rick McCann                        Duke Gagnon