REGULAR MEETING:  April 12, 2011.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7:00 pm.  Mayor Tank called roll.  Council present were Bonny, Balichek, Martin, Ewing and Chase.  Staff present was Hansen.  Visitors were Angie Shirley-Librarian, Marlene Flory-JFO and Midland Times, and Mark Denniston-Jones County Sheriff. 

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

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

 

A & A CONSTRUCTION, INC

FIX GUTTER-LIB

$680.00

ACCO

CHEMICALS WATER

$176.90

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$301.84

AGVANTAGE FS

PAINT FIRE DEPT

$27.61

 

SUPPLIES-CITY

$7.91

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$847.40

 

RUT

$60.64

 

SEWER

$162.74

 

WATER

$461.00

 

LIBRARY

$60.69

 

CITY HALL

$40.91

 

FIRE DEPT

$184.33

AMERICAN LEGION EMBLEM SALES

FLAGS

$90.95

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIBRARY MATERIALS

$488.19

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO

HANSEN INS

$2,191.11

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$138.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

DEPOSIT REF J ROCKWELL

$85.62

CLARK'S SAW CENTER

REPAIR/MAINT CHAIN SAW

$24.50

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$350.76

CONNIE LOWE ESTATE

DEPOSIT REFUND

$100.00

DOBLING INS

CITY INS

$9,658.00

 

AMBULANCE

$1,815.00

 

FIRE DEPT

$8,265.00

 

WATER

$2,366.00

 

SEWER

$1,359.00

 

LIBRARY

$811.00

ECICOG

CLERKS WORKSHOP

$12.00

 

ADMIN FEE/WATER MAINS

$1,150.00

ERIN SLOUHA

EASTER EGG HUNT DONATION

$100.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN

OPERATING EXPENSE-LIB

$21.75

GASSER TRUE VALUE

SHOP SUPPLIES

$36.04

GRAINGER

FD SUPPLIES

$118.06

HIPIOWA

WINK INS

$1,624.77

HAFERBIER, LES & EVA

DEPOSIT REFUND

$100.00

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,468.29

IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES

TRAFFIC SIGNS

$167.40

IPERS

IPERS

$711.79

JEREMY ROCKWELL

DEPOSIT REFUND

$14.38

JONES CO.SOLID WASTE MANAG.

LANDFILL ASSESSMENT

$644.62

JONES COUNTY SHERIFF

2ND HALF SHERIFF CONTRACT

$12,142.00

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

PARTS/REPAIRS

$63.64

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

CITY HALL

$114.64

 

SEWER

$27.45

 

FIRE DEPT

$46.90

 

LIBRARY 

$42.46

MATT PARROTT AND SONS COMPANY

OFFICE SUPPLIES

$468.48

MENARDS-MARION

YARD WASTE BAGS

$47.60

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE LANDFILL MTG

$22.54

MIDLAND TIMES

LIB SUBSCRIPTION

$18.00

 

PRINTING/PUBLISHING

$87.24

OJVFD

REIMBURSE CPR CERT

$200.00

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$100.00

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

RADIO PARTS-FIRE DEPT

$181.50

RELIABLE OFFICE SUPPLIES

OFFICE SUPPLIES

$112.56

RIVER VALLEY

FUEL-FIRE DEPT

$88.15

 

FUEL-AMBULANCE

$219.52

 

FUEL-CITY

$149.18

 

WATER

$100.00

 

SEWER

$100.00

SANDRY FIRE SUPPLIES

SUPPLIES-FIRE DEPT

$418.84

SHANE SLOUHA

DEPOSIT REFUND

$100.00

STACIA HANSEN

MILEAGE CLERKS WORKSHOP

$43.70

SUMMER BALL REC

DONATION

$200.00

TLZ STOP

FUEL

$275.70

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA

1ST QRT SALES TAX

$1,585.00

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$93.77

WALMART

OFFICE SUPPLIES

$19.75

WAPSI WASTE SERVICES, INC

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,361.10

WENDLING QUARRIES

ROCK

$89.79

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE

SHOP SUPPLIES

$5.58

 

 

 

 

 

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TOTAL

$56,449.29

 

RECEIPTS:  General $22,246.44; Library $500; RUT $4,537.85; Employee Benefits $454.78; Emergency $54.52; LOST $2,940.97; Debt Service $164.46; Capital Project $6,786; Water $9,445.77; Sewer $4,373.03; WWTF $7,242.34

 

     Angie Shirley from the library reported that she spoke with her board and they agreed to leave the library trust (savings) account where it is if the City would pay them interest each month.  The City agreed to this and it will show each month on the reports.

     Jones County Sheriff Mark Denniston gave a detailed speech about the current gun laws.  He said not really much has changed from the old laws, but everyone is making a big deal about it now.  He said the new law has been in effect for over 4 months now and they have not had any problems nor do they expect any.  He also reported 79 hours for March.  He said they have seen a lot of activity in the last couple of weeks here in OJ.

     Marlene Flory addressed the Council about giving a donation to the Emigration Museum in the Czech Republic.  The Council will consider this at the next meeting.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to purchase some replacement parts for water from J&R Supply for around $600.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Bonny for Wink to attend a training class in Bettendorf sponsored by Iowa Rural Water Association.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Martin to NOT pay out comp time for Wink, but instead make him take the time off.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank reported that there are 4 manholes that need to be repaired.  We will be receiving an estimate from Visu-Sewer for these repairs. 

     There was one building permit reviewed by the Council. 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin for Hansen to attend Data Tech training in Waverly on May 10th.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Marlene Flory with JFO stated that they would be holding a plant sale in conjunction with garage sale days on May 7th.  They will also be displaying a disc golf net.  They have received two scholarship applications to consider this year.

     Mayor Tank reported that the curb and gutter bid came in $200,000 under estimate for the entire project.  This includes the City and DOT share together.  Mayor Tank met with the engineer and DOT this morning for a walk through and some minor changes.  We are now waiting for the pre-construction meeting and contract information.

     Chase reported that the library will be losing some of itís funding in the year 2013 due to the fact that the latest census dropped OJ below 500.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve Change Order #2 from Anstoetter Construction in the amount of $1943.10.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Martin to approve Pay Application #4 from Anstoetter Construction in the amount of $20,352.24.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to set May 10th for the date for public hearing for Budget Amendment.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve the Certificate of Final Loan Balance for the WWTF project.  The Final loan amount is $1,415,000.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The street committee will get together with Wink and find out what streets are the most in need of repairs and take a walk through.

     The garbage contract will be up this fiscal year.  The clerk will get letters sent out so we can make a decision at the June meeting at the latest.

     The Council reviewed the new insurance policy and didnít find any problems.

     During public response Mayor Tank asked the Council if they thought it would be a better idea to give the maintenance dept a list of priorities each month rather than asking them what they thought the priorities were.  He was at the mayors meeting and this is how some other towns handle it.  The Council and Mayor will consider getting together and making a list.  Marlene Flory noted that the Creek had officially been named Bryan Creek and Judy Nelson is in the process of trying to get signs put up on the highway that would show this.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 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.