The Morris City Council honored Mayor Dick Kopczick at his last council meeting this morning.

After conducting city business, new Mayor Chris Brown and State Representative David Welter honored Kopczick with gifts. Welter read a portion of a resolution approved by the Illinois House.

Brown had this to say about Kopczick.

Kopczick gave thanks to past council members, administration members, Morris Police Officers and others.

Former City Attorney and now Grundy County Judge Scott Belt said Kopczick has served with 33 different Aldermen and passed more than 1,000 city ordinances over the course of 480 city council meetings.

Belt also said former Morris Mayors and current Village Presidents were at the meeting. Kopczick became Mayor in 2001 and was a council member before that.