REGULAR MEETING:  April 10, 2012.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7:00 pm.  Mayor Merle Tank called roll.  Council present were Betsy  Bonny, Kathy Chase, Larry Ewing and Nick Balichek entered at 7:07.  Maddie Wiese was absent.  Staff present was Charlie Wiese and Stacia Hansen.  Visitors were Denny Coon-Fire Dept, Jeff Swisher-Jones County Sheriff Dept, and Marlene Flory-JFO & Midland Times.  

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Ewing to approve the agenda.  Ayes-Bonny, Ewing, Chase.  Absent-Wiese, Balichek.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Chase to approve the consent agenda.  Ayes-Bonny, Ewing, Chase.  Absent-Wiese, Balichek.  Motion Carried.

 

 

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$279.60

AGVANTAGE FS

DIESEL-AMBULANCE

$125.93

 

DIESEL-CITY

$604.07

 

SUPPLIES

$159.84

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$834.51

 

RUT

$95.13

 

SEWER

$249.26

 

WATER

$416.22

 

CITY HALL

$6.41

 

LIBRARY

$44.21

 

FIRE DEPT

$184.83

ALLIED WASTE

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,299.00

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIB-MATERIALS

$563.08

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING-WATER

$15.00

COONS CORNER

SUPPLIES

$97.16

ECICOG

CDBG ADMIN FEE-WATER MAINS

$300.00

 

CDBG ADMIN FEE-WELL

$343.00

 

CLERKS WORKSHOP

$15.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN

LIB-OPERATING EXPENSES

$72.50

IIW ENGINEERS

ENGINEERING FEES-WELL

$4,874.98

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,496.09

IA ASSOC OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES

DUES

$388.71

IPERS

IPERS

$931.30

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL

SUPPLIES

$23.90

JONES COUNTY TREASURER

PROPERTY TAXES-LIB

$523.00

KIRKWOOD COMM COLLEGE

CODE ONE CONF-DENNY COON

$175.00

LASACK BROS REPAIR

PARTS/REPAIRS

$481.60

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO

CITY HALL

$132.56

 

LIBRARY

$43.72

 

FIRE DEPT

$47.28

 

SEWER

$27.64

MATT PARROTT AND SONS CO

OFFICE SUPPLIES

$123.85

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$471.67

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$145.90

TLZ STOP

FUEL-FIRE DEPT

$65.50

 

FUEL-CITY

$126.60

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE

$89.35

UTILTIY SERVICE CO

TOWER CONTRACT

$3,764.73

WALMART

LIB-OPERATING EXPENSES

$64.90

WYOMING WELDING, INC

VEHICLE MAINT/REPAIR

$56.96

     
 

TOTAL

$20,784.49

 

RECEIPTS:  General $7,515.31; Library $1,101.82; RUT $4,103.02; Employee Benefits $393.23; Emergency $45.58; LOST $2,755.95; Debt Service $128.48; Water $6,319.31; Sewer $3,242.96; WWTF $6,762.52.

 

     Denny Coon from the fire dept reported one fire for the month.  They also did some CRP burns for farmers.  Coon and Tank will meet with a representative from the USDA tomorrow afternoon about the fire dept roof.  They had a record number come through the pancake breakfast on Palm Sunday.

     Charlie Wiese gave the Council a list of things that the maintenance dept will be working on.  They will be discharging the lagoons starting the end of this month or beginning of next month. 

     Tank, Bonny, and Balichek will meet with Wink to do his annual review on April 24th at 7:00 pm.

     Tank reported that the landfill has a couple pieces of equipment for sale.

     Tank will be going to Manchester on Saturday for the MLA (Municipal Leadership Academy) part 3 for City officials. 

     One building permit was issued for a fence.

     The Clerk will be gone on Thursday, Friday and Monday on vacation.

     The library is looking into getting the roof fixed.  They just replaced the water heater and got a new air conditioner.

     Marlene Flory with JFO stated that garage sale day will be May 12th.  They have two curb appeal projects in the works right now.  The Easter Egg Hunt went well.

     The curb & gutter loan resolution is postponed until next month until we can get the information from the bank.  We will need to get the emergency flood loan paid back though.

     We are still waiting on the DNR to close out the water main project.

     We are also waiting on the DNR to get some more flood information before we get started on the well project.

     We received a bill from Soper Plumbing for a water leak at Carol Hodgen’s rental house on Main St.  Wink said when he shut the water off it stopped leaking which means it’s on the home owner’s side.  The Council stated that since it was on the owner’s side and she is the one that called the plumber, she would be responsible for the bill, not the City.

     Council reviewed a letter from the Oxford Township Trustee’s stating that they will be increasing the City’s share of cemetery donation from $2000 to $7000 over the next few years.  This will be discussed further in the future.

     The City received two street bids for this year.  One from LL Pelling and one from MSI.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to accept the low bid from LL Pelling for our street improvements for 2012.  Roll Call Vote.  Ayes-Bonny, Ewing, Chase, Balichek.  Absent-Wiese.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on donating to summer baseball.  We will hold off on that for now until we see if we will have any games played in town.

     The City will advertise some office equipment for sale in the booster.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Chase to renew 2 CD’s at Citizens State Bank at the 16 month special of 1.05%.  Roll Call Vote.  Ayes-Bonny, Chase, Ewing, Balichek.  Absent-Wiese.

     Discussion was held on fixing up the tennis court and net.  The Council wants the Mayor to get some prices and discuss it later.

     City Wide clean up will be held on May 14th & 15th after garage sale day.  We have also started picking up yard waste.  You must purchase a bag from City Hall for the yard waste to be picked up. 

     Discussion was held about planting flowers on the Corners of Broadway and 1st Ave N.  We will just have the baskets like other years except for City Hall corner because there is really not room and one of the baskets broken anyway.

     A letter will be sent to the home owner at 301 Fairview St about his tree that is split 3 ways.  The tree needs to be taken down before it falls down and does damage.  If we don’t get a response from him we will do it and assess the bill to his taxes.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to take the City tree out in front of 225 2nd Ave N.  Ayes-Bonny, Balichek, Ewing, Chase.  Absent-Wiese.  Motion Carried.

     During public response the lighting in front of the school was discussed.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn at 8:49 pm.

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                         Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk