REGULAR MEETING, April 13, 2010.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7:00 pm.  Mayor Tank called roll call.  Council present were Bonny, Martin, Ewing, Chase and Balichek entered at 7:03 pm.  Staff present was Hansen and Wink.  Visitors were Russ Krejci, Dee Ewing, Richard Wherry, Marlene Flory-JFO and Midland Times, Brad Brownell-Kluesner Construction.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Martin to approve the agenda.  Balichek absent.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Ewing to approve the consent agenda.  Balichek absent.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

3E ELECTRICAL ENG. & EQUIP

GENERATOR REPAIR

$5,554.41

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$301.84

ALLIANT

LIBRARY

$58.37

 

FIRE DEPT

$174.45

 

WATER

$376.60

 

SEWER

$172.73

 

CITY HALL

$39.57

 

RUT

$84.76

 

STREET LIGHTS

$866.42

ANGELA M SHIRLEY

MILEAGE

$32.00

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIB MATERIALS

$541.92

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO

HANSEN HEALTH INS

$2,160.51

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$135.00

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$350.76

COOKING WITH PAULA DEAN

SUBSCRIPTION

$12.00

DATA TECHNOLOGIES INC

TRAINING

$868.95

DOBLING INSURANCE

CITY INSURANCE

$9,385.00

 

WATER

$2,259.00

 

SEWER

$1,329.00

 

FIRE DEPT

$7,742.00

 

LIBRARY

$796.00

 

AMBULANCE

$1,855.00

ERIN SLOUHA

EASTER EGG HUNT

$100.00

FARM PLAN

SUPPLIES

$163.18

FRANCINE BAHNSEN

OPERATING EXPENSE-LIB

$40.00

HIPIOWA

WINK HEALTH INS

$1,523.43

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENG. FEES CURB & GUTTER/WATER MAINS

$6,576.00

IMFOA

SPRING IMFOA CONFERENCE

$100.00

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,312.98

IPERS

IPERS

$681.04

J & R SUPPLY

SUPPLIES

$93.54

JONES CO.SOLID WASTE MANAG.

LANDFILL ASSESSMENT

$644.62

JONES COUNTY RECORDER

SIMMONS MORTGAGE RELEASE

$9.00

JONES COUNTY SHERIFF

2ND HALF SHERIFF CONTRACT

$11,564.00

KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

D COON TRAINING-FIRE DEPT

$155.00

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

SUPPLIES

$11.75

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

TELEPHONE

$240.98

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE

$22.54

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$157.18

PAUL J MCGONEGLE REPAIR

PARTS/LABOR-FIRE DEPT

$402.12

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$136.80

RIVER VALLEY

DIESEL

$370.50

STACIA HANSEN

MILEAGE

$59.34

SUMMER BALL REC

DONATION

$200.00

TLZ STOP

MEALS

$66.23

 

FUEL-CITY

$345.91

 

FUEL-FIRE DEPT

$100.65

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA

1ST QRT SALES TAX

$789.00

 

1ST QRT WITHHOLDING TAX

$556.00

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$92.34

WALMART

OFFICE SUPPLIES

$33.10

WAPSI WASTE SERVICES, INC

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,295.40

WELTER STORAGE EQUIPMENT INC

SUPPLIES

$1,619.50

WENDLING QUARRIES

ROCK

$870.58

 

 

 

 

 

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TOTAL

$66,429.00

 

RECEIPTS:  General $4,416.57; Library $1,052.20; RUT $4,702.86; Emergency $25.54; LOST $2,863.28; Debt Service $73.18; Water $5,056.83; Sewer $2,721.11; WWTF $7,098.74

 

     Mayor Tank opened the Public Hearing for the City Code of Ordinances Title VI Physical Environment, Chapter 5 Utility Billing Charges, Section 6-5-8 Water Rates and 6-5-10 Rate of Sewer Rent and Manner of Payment at 7:03 pm.  There were no comments and the Public Hearing was closed at 7:05 pm.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve the first reading of the amendment to the City Code of Ordinances Title VI, Chapter 5, Sections 6-5-8 and 6-5-10.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to waive the 2nd and 3rd readings of the amendment of the City Code of Ordinances Title VI, Chapter 5, Sections 6-5-8 and 6-5-10.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve and adopt the amendment of the City Code of Ordinances Title VI, Chapter 5, Sections 6-5-8 and 6-5-10.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Title VI Physical Environment

Chapter 5 Utilities Billing Charges

Ordinance Amendment

 

 

The following amendment repeals the current rates of water and sewer rent and establishes the new rates as follows:

 

 

6-5-8            WATER RATES. 

 

           1.      Water shall be furnished at the following monthly rates per property serviced within the City limits: 

                                                                                                    (Code of Iowa, Sec. 384.84(1))

 

                            The first 500 gallons at $11.00  per month

                            All over 500 gallons at $2.25 per 1,000 gallons.

 

                            The minimum charge shall be $11.00 per household or business building per billing month.

                            These rates will be reviewed by the City Council on an annual basis.

 

           2.      Water service shall be provided to any customer located outside the corporate limits of the City which the City has agreed to serve at rates one hundred twenty five percent (125%) of the rates provided for in this Chapter. No such customer shall be served unless the customer shall have signed a service contract agreeing to be bound by the ordinance, rules and regulations applying to water service.

 

           3.      A surcharge of $3.00 will be added to each and every water bill, including, but not limited to residential, business, church, organizations, residences where owners leave for an extended period. The money accumulated through this surcharge will be used to help pay for water main, water well or other water projects that can not be paid through annual budget expenditures. The money collected through this surcharge will accumulate through a savings account or certificate of deposit.

 

6-5-10         RATE OF SEWER RENT AND MANNER OF PAYMENT. These rates shall be reviewed by the City Council on an annual basis. Each customer shall pay sewer service charges for the use of and for the service supplied by the municipal sanitary sewer system based upon the amount of water consumed as follows:

 

         1.      First 0-500 gallons is $8.61 per month. 

 

            2.     All usage over 500 gallons per month will be billed at 70% of net water usage.

 

            3.     In addition, $30.00 per month will be billed for the WWTF (Waste Water Treatment Facility).

 

The rent shall be paid with the water bill at the same time as payment of the water bill is due and under the same condition as to penalty for late payment, at the office of the City Clerk, beginning with the next payment after the enactment of this Ordinance, or, if connection has not been made, after the connection to the sewer system is made. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 384.84(1))

 

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

                            

If any section, provision, or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision, or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.

 

This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval, and posting as provided by law.

 

     Brad Bownell from Kluesner Const. gave a presentation to the Council on bids for streets.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve a bid of $585 from Iowa Concrete Correctors to fill a void under walk in front of the Senior Center and raise the curb by the fire station.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank reported that they discussed buying equipment in the future to haul their own waste to Milan at the landfill meeting.

     Mayor Tank reported that we have a teen doing community service.  Tank would like to set a work session for the council on April 27, 2010.

     The Council decided that the street bids need further explanation and may need to be redone so that they can compare apples to apples before a decision is made.  We will have a short special meeting before the work session on the 27th to make a decision.

     The City Clerk gave the Council a request for donations from the Midland ELP group.  The City will not be donating this year as previously discussed. 

     Chase reported that the library only received of what they applied for from the grant for the windows.  They have some other funds available but are also still looking into other options for the rest of the money needed.

     Marlene Flory from the Junction for Opportunities reported that they have changed garage sale days from May 8th to June 12th.  They will also be having a Breakfast on Broadway on May 2nd and even though they did not receive the grant they will still be having a community garden this summer.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve signing the contract with the IDOT for STP Funding.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Chase to approve signing the Project Development Certification and Cover Sheet for the Final Plans for the Curb & Gutter project.  Roll Call Vote. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to approve Resolution 2010-5 CCR Report (2009 Water Quality Report)  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to set May 11, 2010 as the date for the public hearing for the FY 2009-2010 Budget Amendment.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Biechler Electric has 4 possible buyers for our portable generator.  The Council will wait until it is sold to see how much money we get and then decide if we should buy the two smaller ones.

     The Council set burning times for 4-7 pm.  This is for leaves only.  There should be no burning of garbage or anything else and no burning is to be done on asphalt.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to renew 4 CDs with Citizens State bank for the 19 month special.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Martin to deny paying a bill from Jon Thomsen for towing charges.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn the meeting at 8:59 pm.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                      Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

These minutes are not official minutes until approved by the City Council.