REGULAR MEETING:  April 8, 2014.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library.  Mayor Shirley called roll at 7 pm.  Council present were Bonny, Chase, Krutzfeld, Klemme and Thomsen.  Staff present was Hansen and Wink.  Visitors were Denny Coon-Fire Chief, Greg Graver-Jones County Sheriff, Merle Tank-JFO & Landfill, Tim Urmies-Sportsman’s Den, Alvin Nerney and Gerald Brauer. 

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Bonny to approve the agenda.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Bonny to approve the consent agenda.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

ACCO                         

CHEMICALS                     

$184.65

AFLAC                        

AFLAC INS                 

$457.20

ALLIANT                      

STREET LIGHTS

$920.05

 

RUT

$187.05

 

SEWER

$166.50

 

WATER

$776.59

 

LIBRARY

$63.96

 

CITY HALL

$37.07

 

FIRE DEPT

$147.06

ALLIED WASTE SERVICES #897   

GARBAGE CONTRACT              

$2,409.00

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$15.00

COOPORTUNITY HEALTH          

HANSEN/WINK HEALTH INS             

$1,529.65

DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP         

LEGAL FEES-WELL               

$3,500.00

FIRE SERVICE TRAINING BUREAU 

FIRE DEPT TEXT BOOK           

$98.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN             

LIB OPERATING EXPENSES        

$132.00

FUTURE LINE TRUCK EQUIPMENT  

HEADLIGHT FOR SNOW PLOW       

$201.36

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAXES                

$1,802.02

IA ASSOC OF MUNICIPAL UTILITY

DUES                          

$422.55

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$1,160.10

J.P. COOKE COMPANY           

DOG LICENSE BOOKS             

$39.44

JOEL WOOD PLUMBLING          

THAWED WATER LINE/TOWER ST     

$116.14

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

SUPPLIES                      

$67.69

JONES CO.SOLID WASTE MANAG.  

LANDFILL ASSESSMENT           

$558.00

JONES COUNTY AUDITOR         

ELECTION EXPENSES             

$1,755.02

JONES COUNTY SHERIFF         

2ND HALF CONTRACT             

$11,867.00

LARRY APPLEBY

DEPOSIT REFUND

$150.00

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR      

VEHICLE MAINT/REPAIR          

$47.07

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

CITY HALL

$124.96

 

SEWER

$28.75

 

WATER

$28.75

 

LIBRARY

$45.28

 

FIRE DEPT

$49.50

MARTA PETERMANN              

MILEAGE/CLASS                 

$231.69

MAXINE SUTTON                

MAXINE SUTTON DEP REF         

$100.00

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE/LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES                

PRINTING/PUBLISHING           

$146.49

POSTMASTER                   

POSTAGE                       

$117.00

PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER

FIRE DEPT

$323.88

ROTO-ROOTER SEWER-DRAIN SERV 

THAW SEWER LINE 217 1ST AVE N 

$1,830.00

 

THAW SEWER LINE FIRE DEPT

$660.00

SOUTH END COMPUTER

FIRE DEPT

$578.00

STACIA HANSEN                

MILEAGE/BUDGET TO COURTHOUSE  

$24.50

TIME                         

LIB SUBSCRIPTION              

$8.40

TLZ STOP                     

FUEL                          

$234.15

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA     

STATE TAXES                   

$1,026.00

US CELLULAR                  

CELL PHONE BILL               

$60.85

WALMART                      

LIB MATERIALS                 

$439.80

WENDLING QUARRIES            

ROCK                          

$114.25

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE 

PARTS/SUPPLES                 

$55.14

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  3/14/2014  

 

$2,738.32

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  3/28/2014  

 

$2,620.38

     

***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$40,420.76

 

RECEIPTS:  General $5,237.57; Library $1,152.17; RUT $4,280.65; Employee Benefits $546.99; Emergency $34.56; LOST $2,714.51; Debt Service $482.19; Capital Projects $11,732.00; Water $6,520.28 Sewer $3,397.89; WWTF $6,605.13

 

     Fire Chief Denny Coon reported 6 calls last month.  They have also been helping with some controlled burns.  Some are ten year ground.  The fireman’s pancake breakfast will be held this Sunday (Palm Sunday).  They haven’t heard from the Red Cross about “battery up” yet this year.  The department is contemplating doing it themselves if Red Cross is not going to do it anymore.  Coon said that Insurance Services will be doing a county wide assessment for Jones County.  This helps determine insurance rates for small towns and rural areas.  Coon would like to know when the fire department can take over at Well #2.  The system still needs to be disconnected from the City water supply.

     Tim from Sportsman’s Den stated they would like to have a 4th of July celebration out on the street starting after the parade.  They would have BBQ and the band “Chasin Grace”.   They will have the street fenced off on Broadway from 1st Ave to the alley by the post office.  They band would end at either 10, 11 or midnight.   

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Bonny to approve the street dance from 4 pm until midnight at the latest on July 4th.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Maintenance Superintendent Wink reported they have a water leak at 6th Ave & Fairview that they have been digging and trying to find with no luck.  They will continue to look but want to be careful because they just repaired that street last year.  Wink also stated they still need to fix the water main on 1st Ave S. that broke this winter.  There is talk about buying a mini track hoe with some other towns.  Olin has said they would be interested. 

     Merle Tank reported that the landfill is waiting for their new machine to arrive.  They are conducting a survey on performance.  You can get one at the landfill or City Hall.   The rates will go up on July 1st.

     The street committee needs to get together and talk about what streets need repaired this year.  1st Ave S is in need but we need to have the sewer pipe lined first or it won’t do any good.  We will contact Visu Sewer again and Schmidt to get estimates for the sewer lining. 

     Shirley, Klemme and Thomsen will be performing Wink’s annual review on Thursday at 6 pm at the City shop.

     Moved by Thomsen seconded by Klemme to approve Jesse Tubbs bringing  in a trailer house to the empty lot next to him provided he gets a permit from the DNR and then the City.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Thomsen to reimburse Dan and Rebecca Ries for the Roto-Rooter bill from the sewer line not being connected after the new water mains were put in.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Sheriff Graver gave the report from last month and also stated that Olin had an attempted child enticement case.  It would be a good time to refresh your children on safety rules when it comes to strangers. 

     Klemme reported that Betty gave her resignation from the library board.  There will need to be a rural person to replace her.  They will be voting on new members at the May meeting.  They have been getting donations in memory of Vernice Law.  The library will be giving a donation in her memory to the ball diamond fund.

     Merle Tank reported that the Junction for Opportunities set garage sale day for May 10th.  The City will have its City Wide clean up days following this on May 12th-13th.  We will be charging for tires only this year.

     Mayor Shirley stated that he thinks the ordinance banning pit bulls needs to be changed to banning vicious dogs instead of just a specific bread.  There was a small discussion with some for and some against this idea.  We will get the opinion of our attorney and a vet and discuss again next meeting.

     May 13th at 7 pm will be a public hearing for the 2013-2014 Budget Amendment.

     The City will have to be in charge of the OJ Ambulance in order for it to get it’s permit back.  The mayor, Denny Coon and  Scott Andreson will be in charge with Connie Knutsen doing paperwork.  The City will be looking for volunteers and if we get enough interest we will hold a first responders class.

     Moved by Thomsen seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2014-5 Liens for snow removal.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Klemme to adjourn at 8:25 pm.

 

 

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Mike Shirley, Mayor                                                                       Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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