REGULAR MEETING:  April 9, 2013.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library.  Mayor Tank called roll at 7 pm.  Council present were Balichek, Klemme, Chase and Ewing.  Bonny was absent.  Staff present was Hansen and Wink.  Visitors were Kris Lyons-City Attorney, Brad Brownell-Kluesner Construction, Marc Ruden-IIW Engineers, Terry DeMoss, Ray Ewing, Kathlene Oberbroekling, Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Denny Coon-Fire Chief, and Greg Graver-Jones County Sheriff.

BONNY ABSENT FOR ALL MOTIONS

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

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

 

ACCO                         

REBUILD WATER PUMPS           

$404.47

AFLAC                        

AFLAC INS              

$326.88

ALLIANT                      

STREET LIGHTS

$876.05

 

ROAD USE

$131.90

 

SEWER

$150.29

 

WATER

$395.05

 

LIBRARY

$68.44

 

CITY HALL

$31.37

 

FIRE DEPT                     

$152.17

ALLIED WASTE SERVICES #897   

GARBAGE CONTRACT              

$2,369.40

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING-WA                  

$15.00

CHRISTY CAMPBELL             

SNOW REMOVAL-LIB              

$30.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION      

WA/SW DEPOSIT-GRACE & ALDEMAN 

$200.00

ECICOG                       

CDBG ADMIN FEE-WELL           

$588.00

ERIN YAROLEM                 

DONATION-EASTER EGG HUNT      

$100.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN             

OPERATING EXPENSE-LIB         

$65.25

HACH COMPANY                 

CHEMICALS-WA                  

$367.95

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAXES                

$1,564.84

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$984.78

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

SAWZALL                       

$111.03

JONES CO.SOLID WASTE MANAG.  

LANDFILL ASSESSMENT           

$558.00

JONES COUNTY SHERIFF         

2ND HALF CONTRACT 2012/2013   

$12,142.00

KINION AUTO SALES & SERVICE  

FUEL INJECTOR/RED TRUCK       

$524.73

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

CITY HALL

$118.30

 

LIBRARY

$44.25

 

FIRE DEPT                     

$48.14

 

SEWER

$28.07

LOWDEN PLUMBING & HEATING CO 

SUPPLIES                      

$47.85

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS     

HANSEN-HEALTH INS             

$2,670.96

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE                       

$35.50

MIDLAND POST PROM COMMITTEE  

DONATION-POST PROM            

$100.00

MIDLAND TIMES                

PRINTING/PUBLISHING           

$135.13

POSTMASTER                   

POSTAGE                       

$112.00

RIVER VALLEY                 

LP-LIB                        

$85.10

SANDRY FIRE SUPPLY, LLC      

WRENCH SET FOR FIRE TRUCKS    

$101.94

STACIA HANSEN                

MILEAGE-BUDGET/SUPPLIES               

$25.00

STEVE FEUSS AUTO             

FIRE DEPT                     

$574.50

TINA BURDA                   

LIB                           

$169.46

TLZ STOP                     

VEHICLE FUEL                  

$122.00

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA     

1ST QRT SALES TAX             

$1,104.00

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA     

STATE TAXES                   

$451.00

US CELLULAR                  

CELL PHONE BILL               

$89.51

WALMART                      

LIB                           

$21.55

WENDLING QUARRIES            

ROCK                          

$59.27

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  3/01/2013  

 

$1,928.42

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  3/15/2013  

 

$1,928.30

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  3/29/2013  

 

$1,767.81

 

 

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***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$33,925.66

 

RECIEPTS:  General $5,690.97; Library $1,107.56; RUT $4,789.66; Employee Benefits $475.33; Emergency $42.59; LOST $2,801.97; Debt Service $1,184.71; Capital Projects $6,102.00; Water $6,166.81; Sewer $3,135.48; WWTF $6,765.33

 

     Mayor Tank opened a public hearing to receive input from the general public concerning the City Code of Ordinances Title VI, Chapter 5-Utility Billing Charges at 7:02 pm.  There were no written or oral comments or objections.  The hearing was closed at 7:05.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Klemme to approve the first reading of the ordinance amendment.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     City Attorney, Kris Lyons, informed the Council that they can condemn the houses that were inspected if the owners fail to repair them in the time frame given.  He will get letters sent out to the owners and will also send letters to 2 additional houses in town that have significant fire damage.

     Brad Brownell with Kluesner Construction presented a bid to the Council for street repairs.  We also had a bid from LL Pelling Co. 

     Moved by Chase seconded by Balichek to accept the bid for $2.00 per square yard from LL Pelling Co.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Marc Ruden from IIW Engineers explained to the Council what steps need to be taken to initiate the public bid process for the new well. We will have the bid opening on May 9th at 2:00 pm.  On May 14th at the Council meeting we will have the public hearing and Council will award the bid. 

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Chase to set the public hearing for the plans and specs for the new well on May 14th at 7 pm.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Ruden also talked about abandoning well #3 when we are done digging the new one.  We may need to have an asbestos test done on the well house.  We will need to have well 3 in operation before we start digging.  The DNR will help us get the notice out about high nitrates.  We will be digging a test well to make sure the site is a viable site to dig and Ruden has extended the construction contract from 45 to 60 days.  

     Terry DeMoss addressed the Council about doing something to improve the condition of West Main St.  He was told that the potholes would be fixed and the street would be graveled.

     605 Fairview will be closed for an auction on May 4th.

     Fire Chief Denny Coon reported four calls since last month’s meeting.  A corn burner, LP Tank pop off, grass fire and huge barn fire.  Between Lowden and Oxford Junction they used 50,000 gallons of water and the barn was a total loss. They serviced just under 50 households in the battery up operation.  The board in the siren went bad and it was sent in to be repaired.  We should have it back by next week.

     Sheriff Greg Graver explained the results of the speed trailer to the Council.  It was mostly good.  He is still sending letters and making progress with the junk vehicles in town.

     The maintenance department is going to order some cold patch and start repairing some potholes and also work on getting gravel in the alleys. 

     Mayor Tank reported that the landfill has been very busy lately because FEMA is in Monticello demolishing flood damaged houses and one factory.  Everything is being hauled to the landfill. 

     Mayor Tank and Kathy Chase and Maddie Klemme will conduct Terry’s annual review with him on April 19th at 3:00 pm at the fire station.     

     Tom Zaruba wants to build an extension onto his existing shed by the fire station.  He wants to get closer than the allowed 2 feet from the property line.  The Council left it up to the fire dept and Zaruba to come to a mutual agreement.

     Klemme reported that the library is waiting for Soper to get the lighting for the front of the building.  If he doesn’t they will go with someone else.  They are going to get a bid from A & A Construction to repair a leaking window upstairs.  Tina is going to do the mowing and trimming this summer.

     The Junction for Opportunities is making plans for garage sale days and the 4th of July celebration.  People can still apply for paint for their home.  OJ Improvement Inc. donated 4 mini I-Pads to the Midland Elementary. 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Klemme to set May 14th at 7:00 pm for a public hearing for the current year budget amendment.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Klemme to approve Wapsi Tap liquor license change of address to 202 Broadway.

     Moved by  Ewing seconded by Klemme to adjourn at 9:00 pm.

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                                         Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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