REGULAR MEETING:  April 14, 2015.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library.  Mayor Pro Tem Klemme called roll at 7 pm.  Council present were Bonny, Chase, Krutzfeld, Stevenson, and Klemme.  Mayor Shirley arrived late.  Staff present were Hansen and Wiese.  Visitors were Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Merle Tank-Landfill & JFO, Jennifer Husmann & Carmen Jamison-Jones County Safe & Healthy Youth Coalition, Jesse Tubbs, Tom Zaruba, Bob Coon, Larry Coon and Jim Schewe.

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

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

 

AFLAC                         

AFLAC INS         

$351.48

AgVantage FS, INC            

DIESEL FUEL          

$372.78

DEVIN C KELLY                

LEGAL EXPENSES                

$1,143.59

ALLIANT                      

STREET LIGHTS

$876.61

 

RUT

$155.96

 

SEWER

$126.58

 

WATER

$351.86

 

LIBRARY

$158.28

 

CITY HALL

$31.63

 

FIRE DEPT

$307.56

REPUBLIC SERVICES #897       

GARBAGE CONTRACT              

$2,481.60

SYNCB/AMAZON                 

LIB-MATERIALS                 

$308.51

BERNADEAN BLOCK              

DEPOSIT REFUND                

$3.53

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$15.00

CHRIS HAFERBIER              

SNOW REMOVAL-LIB              

$8.00

CITY OF LOST NATION          

JETTER                        

$496.00

 

OSHA TRAILER

$500.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION      

DEPOSIT-EMILY WEAVER          

$150.00

 

DEPOSIT-BERNADEAN BLOCK

$96.47

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER    

CHILD SUPPORT                 

$669.12

DAVID G FITZGERALD ELECTRIC  

FIRE DEPT                     

$345.23

ECICOG                       

CLERK'S WORKSHOP              

$15.00

ERIN YAROLEM                 

DONATION-EASTER EGG HUNT      

$100.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN             

LIB-OPERATING EXPENSES        

$27.40

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAX                  

$1,442.58

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RES

WA OPERATOR TEST-WOODRUM      

$30.00

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$1,201.83

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

SUPPLIES                      

$270.72

JONES CO SOLID WASTE MNGMNT  

LANDFILL ASSESSMENT           

$558.00

JONES COUNTY SHERIFF         

2ND HALF CONTRACT             

$12,392.00

KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE   

FIRE & AMB CLASSES            

$215.00

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

CITY HALL

$118.53

 

WATER

$29.39

 

SEWER

$29.69

 

LIBRARY

$46.00

 

FIRE DEPT

$63.78

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

METERING & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION

METERS                        

$230.52

MIDLAND POST PROM COMMITTEE  

DONATION-POST PROM            

$100.00

MIDLAND TIMES                

PUBLISHING                    

$72.04

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY PUMP      

REPAIR PUMB AT LAGOONS        

$2,900.00

POSTMASTER                   

POSTAGE                       

$117.00

RELIABLE OFFICE SUPPLIES     

OFFICE SUPPLIES               

$184.12

SANDRY FIRE SUPPLY, LLC      

FIRE DEPT SUPPLIES            

$85.41

STACIA HANSEN                

MILEAGE-ANAMOSA/HIAWATHA      

$70.00

STATE HYGIENIC LABORATORY    

LAB TESTING                   

$42.50

STEVE FEUSS AUTO             

FIRE DEPT                     

$935.05

TLZ STOP                     

CITY FUEL                          

$122.98

 

FIRE DEPT FUEL

$32.07

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA     

1ST QRT SALES TAX             

$1,872.00

WALMART                      

LIB MATERIALS                 

$230.46

 

CITY SUPPLIES

$16.39

WELLMARK BC/BS               

HANSEN HEALTH INS (2 MONTHS)          

$2,664.96

 

WOODRUM HEALTH INS (2 MONTHS)

$1,633.54

 

LATE FEE

$9.40

WENDLING QUARRIES            

ROAD ROCK                     

$55.61

WREGIE MEMORIAL LIBRARY      

PETTY CASH                    

$33.48

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  3/13/2015  

 

$2,370.17

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  3/27/2015  

 

$2,602.79

   

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***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$41,894.70

 

RECIEPTS:  General $12,276.13; Library $808.30; RUT $4,157.39; Employee Benefits $495.31; Emergency $32.38; LOST $2,926.79; Debt Service $446.12; Water $7,119.57; Sewer $3,657.67; WWTF $7,016.49

 

     Jennifer Husmann presented the council with a sample ordinance for training all workers who sell alcohol.  This includes bartenders and store workers alike.  She also gave statistics on binge drinking in adults and underage drinking as well.  The council does not want to pursue passing an ordinance requiring this training.  They would rather leave this up to the establishment’s owners as a choice.

     A written report from fire chief Denny Coon stated they had been busy with grass fires and controlled burns.  They also have several more controlled burns lined up as conditions permit.  They are working on a grant for the OJ Ambulance service.  On April 18th they will be doing “Operation Battery Up”. 

     The Sheriff also sent a written report with 4 calls showing.

     Charlie Wiese reported that he would be taking pre draw down samples so that he could start dumping the lagoons in two weeks.  Kristina, Kim, Charlie and Mike will have a 6 month review with Ben on May 12th at 6 pm before the regular council meeting. 

     Merle Tank reported that the vendor at the landfill will be raising his rates.  Also, if anyone knows anyone who would be interested in providing port-a-potties for the DNR “Aware” project to let them know and give them the information on the sheet we passed out.

     Klemme and Stevenson will get together and look at the streets and suggest which ones need repair.

     There were two building permits issued last month, one for a roof and one for a garage.

     The council decided to not put in a tower ordinance but just require a permit from the City.  The building committee will then make sure the tower is safe and within reason before being constructed.  The Clerk will contact Chad Sands with ECICOG to go ahead with or codification process.

     Klemme reported that Tina Burda resigned from the library board.

     Tank reported that the JFO set garage sale day for May9th.  Ball diamond dedication will be May 1st.

     The council decided to have City Wide Clean Up days on May 11-12.

     Public hearing for the current fiscal year budget amendment will be held May 12th at 7 pm at the regular council meeting.

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Klemme to approve the revised 28E agreement for the vacuum truck.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Klemme to repay Heather Thein for the tree removal that was on City property.  Ayes:  Stevenson, Bonny, Klemme, Krutzfeld.  Nay: Chase.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on the construction that went on next door to City Hall.  The workers did damage to the curb, grass, possibly roof of city hall, and used city electricity.  They were totally blocking the city hall drive way as well.  They were under the understanding that the same person who owned the building they were working on also owned the city hall building.

     Moved by Chase seconded by Stevenson to send a bill for electricity and a letter stating that if there is any damage to City Hall roof he will also be responsible for paying for that to Dave DeWine the owner of the building.  We will also be notifying the state about the damage that was done to the curb.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     There was discussion about getting things rolling on the sewer pipe lining on 1st Ave S.  We will discuss it more at the next meeting.

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Bonny to adjourn at 8:22 pm.

 

 

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Mike Shirley, Mayor                                                       Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

 

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