REGULAR MEETING, August 11, 2009.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7:00 pm.  Mayor Tank called roll call.  Council members present were Schewe, Balichek and Bonny.  Martin and Dobling were absent.  Staff present was Hansen.  Visitors were Shirley Koranda, Russ Krejci, Ted Birdsall, Micheal and Kim VanDorn, Marlene Flory-Midland Times and Junction for Opportunities, Mark Jobgen-IIW Engineering and Wayne Manternach-Jones County Board of Supervisors.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.   Martin and Dobling absent.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve the consent agenda.  All Ayes.  Martin and Dobling absent.  Motion Carried.

AFLAC

AFLAC INSURANCE

$164.96

AgVantage FS, INC

PRE-PAID LP

$8,393.00

AgVantage FS, INC

SUPPLIES

$110.08

ALLIANT

UTILITIES

$1,633.64

ANGELA M SHIRLEY

ALA EXHIBIT TRIP

$50.30

BAKER & TAYLOR

MATERIALS-LIBRARY

$267.87

BARD MATERIALS

SIDEWALK CEMENT

$1,418.22

BLUE VALLEY PUBLIC SAFETY

SIREN TIMER

$675.00

BOSS OFFICE SUPPLIES

SUPPLIES-LIBRARY

$87.96

CENEX CREDIT CARD

FUEL

$582.05

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$15.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

DEPOSIT REFUNDS

$170.28

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$350.76

DAN BALICHEK

SPRAYING

$175.00

DOBLING INSURANCE

INSURANCE

$225.00

EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY

SUBSCRIPTION-LIBRARY

$12.00

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

WATER PROJECT ENGINEERING FEES

$6,250.00

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

HYW PROJECT ENGINEERING FEES

$3,240.00

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL

DUES

$210.00

IPERS

IPERS

$721.40

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,398.29

JJJ ENTERPRISES, INC

WATER LEAK

$500.00

JONES COUNTY TREASURER

PROPERTY TAXES

$497.00

KLUESNER CONSTRUCTION, INC

SEAL COAT TENNIS COURT

$600.00

KLUESNER CONSTRUCTION, INC

1ST AVE SOUTH

$35,283.09

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

REPAIRS FIRE TRUCK

$573.99

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

PARTS & REPAIRS

$1,232.02

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

TELEPHONE

$222.28

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO

DENTAL/VISION WINK

$63.00

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE-LANDFILL & SR DINING MTG

$45.08

MERLE TANK

REIMBURSE FOR PAINT

$28.88

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$126.08

PAUL J MCGONEGLE REPAIR

REPAIRS FIRE TRUCK

$280.05

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$128.00

PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER, INC

SUPPLIES-FIRE DEPT

$155.65

RIVER VALLEY

PREPAID LP-LIBRARY

$875.00

SANDRY FIRE SUPPLY, LLC

SUPPLIES-FIRE DEPT

$20.00

STACIA HANSEN

REIMBURSE BACKUP SYSTEM

$49.50

STACIA HANSEN

MILEAGE-AFR TRAINING, OLIN

$11.96

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

COMPUTER REPAIR-LIBRARY

$125.00

TIM OTTE

REIMBURSE REPAIRS-FIRE DEPT

$32.08

TLZ STOP

MEALS-WATER LEAK

$37.29

TYLER & CHARLI WALTER

DEPOSIT REFUND

$29.72

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$101.53

UTILITY EQUIPMENT COMPANY

MANHOLE COVERS

$1,244.00

WALMART

MATERIALS-LIBRARY

$61.55

WAPSI WASTE

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,295.40

WILD WEST

MATERIALS-LIBRARY

$29.95

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE

SUPPLIES

$61.64

 

TOTAL CLAIMS

$70,860.55

     

RECEIPTS:  General $17,223.84; Library $569.19; RUT $6,381.68; Emergency $4,220.53; Local Option $4,136.41; Debt Service $126.00; Water $4,530.15; Sewer $3,069.17; WWTF $6,603.18

 

     Mayor Tank opened the Public Hearing for the proposed loan agreement for curb & gutter along Hwy 136 at 7:03 pm.  There was no public comment.  Tank closed the public hearing at 7:05 pm.

     There was a brief discussion on bid proposals from local banks.  Ruan Securities will give their proposal at a later date.  Discussion was tabled until the Sept meeting.

     Moved by Schewe seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution 2009-13 taking additional action to enter into a Loan Agreement.  Roll Call Vote.  Ayes:  Schewe, Balichek and Bonny.  Absent:  Martin and Dobling.  Motion Carried.

     Wayne Manternach with the Jones County Board of Supervisors addressed the Council with a 28E Agreement for the Senior Dining Program.  The program needs $20,000 per year to run successfully and the terms of the agreement state that the county would kick in $10,000 leaving the remaining $10,000 to be split amongst the five cities it serves based on the percentage of meals.  This would mean that Oxford Junction would need to chip in $900.  The Senior Center agreed to pay $500 of this leaving the City $400.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to enter into the 28E agreement provided it states the Senior Center is paying $500 and the City $400.  All Ayes.  Martin and Dobling absent.  Motion Carried.

     Michael Van Dorn expressed his concerns about the number of dogs and cats running at large in the City, getting into trash and defecating in his yard.  He was particularly concerned about the dog from 310 1st Ave N always being in his yard.  The Council advised the clerk/mayor to send a letter to them because this is not the first complaint they have received about that particular dog.

     Mark Jobgen from IIW presented the Council with a proposal for the Water Main Project with an addition of a loop at Prospect St.  The cost estimate was $403,618.60.  Jobgen will also get started on the SRF Loan Application process.  Jobgen is waiting to hear from the DOT after their walk through in regards to how much of the project cost they will be covering.

     There was no one from the sheriff’s dept to report.

     Mayor Tank wants the Council to consider buying a line painter for the streets to cut down on labor from doing it by hand.  The Council agreed that it would be a good idea and the mayor will look into it further.

     Mayor Tank reported that some sidewalks had been done and some more are in the process of being done.

     The clerk informed the Council of a complaint about yard clippings being blown into a flower bed on a continuous basis at 1st Ave N.  The yard behind on 2nd Ave N doesn’t mow until the grass is long and then blows the clippings into the flower bed.  Council advised the clerk/mayor to send a letter to the owner of the house on 2nd Ave.

     The clerk informed the Council that $4,173.81 had been received from FEMA for volunteer labor. Also, the 5 yr period is up for the grant on the house at 301 Main and will be released from the mortgage/lien.

       Marlene Flory reported that the Junction for Opportunities hospitality days still needs a lot of volunteers for games, the parade and the diner.  Anyone willing to donate their time can call Deb Larkey or Donna Hansen.  Flory requested that the street from 3rd Ave to 1st Ave be blocked off during the activities.  They will talk to Coons about this interfering with their business.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Schewe to approve a liquor license for Last Call located at 202 Broadway.  All Ayes.  Martin and Dobling absent.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank wanted the Council to consider paying the maintenance guys time and one half when they have to come in on a Sunday or Holiday to fix a water leak.  The subject was tabled until next month when more Council members would be present to discuss the issue.

     Public Response:  Short discussion on Gilson house, dogs running and junk vehicles.  Shirley Koranda also commented on how happy she was with the maintenance men picking up her yard waste.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn at 7:53 pm.  All Ayes.  Martin and Dobling absent.  Motion Carried.

 

 

______________________________                        ____________________________

Merle Tank, Mayor                                                      Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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