REGULAR MEETING:  August 14, 2012.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7:00 pm.  Mayor Tank called roll.  Council present were Chase, Bonny, Ewing and Wiese.  Balichek was absent.  Staff present were Hansen, Wink and Wiese.  Visitors were Marc Ruden-IIW Engineering, Denny Coon-Fire Chief, Marlene Flory-JFO & Midland Times, and Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver.

BALICHEK IS ABSENT FOR ALL MOTIONS.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Wiese to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

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

 

AFLAC                        

AFLAC INS              

$312.24

ALLIANT                      

STREET LIGHTS

$887.52

 

RUT

$85.05

 

SEWER

$82.86

 

WATER

$289.81

 

LIBRARY

$102.54

 

CITY HALL

$55.72

 

FIRE DEPT

$211.81

ALLIED WASTE SERVICES #897   

GARBAGE CONTRACT              

$2,369.40

APPARATUS TESTING SERVICE,LLC

ANNUAL FIRE PUMP TESTING      

$584.50

BAKER & TAYLOR               

LIBRARY MATERIALS             

$283.24

BARNHART CONSTRUCTION CO     

DOWNPAYMENT ON ROOF REPAIRS/LIBRARY 

$5,000.00

BRODART                      

LIBRARY EXPENSES              

$408.00

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$15.00

DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP         

LEGAL SERVICES-WELL           

$1,500.00

ECICOG                       

CDBG ADMIN FEES-WA MAINS      

$800.00

 

CDBG ADMIN FEES-WELL     

$171.50

FRANCINE BAHNSEN             

LIBRARY OPERATING EXPENSE     

$43.50

HACH COMPANY                 

POCKET CHLORIMETER            

$426.95

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGINEERING-WELL              

$1,393.73

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAXES                

$1,239.34

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RES

NPDES ANNUAL FEE              

$210.00

IOWA LIBRARY SERVICES        

CLASS-ANGIE                   

$15.00

IOWA ONE CALL                

LOCATES                       

$3.60

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$896.13

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

TRAFFIC SIGNS/SUPPLIES              

$216.97

L.L. PELLING                 

STREET REPAIRS                

$150.00

LIFETIME                     

LIBRARY MATERIALS             

$202.90

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

SHIPPING FOR WA SAMPLE        

$13.63

 

CITY HALL

$123.49

 

LIBRARY

$42.74

 

FIRE DEPT

$48.53

 

SEWER

$28.08

MARK'S UPHOLSTERY            

FIX SEAT ON RED TRUCK         

$140.00

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO  

WINK VISION/DENTAL            

$45.00

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES                

PUBLISHING                    

$152.40

POSTMASTER                   

POSTAGE                       

$109.00

PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER, INC    

HELMET LIGHTING KITS          

$417.35

STACIA HANSEN                

MILEAGE/REIMBURSE COURT HOUSE FEES                      

$65.50

TLZ STOP                     

FUEL FIRE DEPT                

$128.13

 

FUEL CITY

$145.31

US CELLULAR                  

CELL PHONE BILL               

$88.95

WALMART                      

OFFICE SUPPLIES               

$17.03

***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$19,546.95

 

RECEIPTS:  General $10,677.77; Library$7,604.32; RUT $3,191.71; Employee Benefits $543.40; Emergency $62.99; LOST $2,970.20; Debt Service $177.56; Capital Projects $40,917.00; Water $6,701.08; Sewer $3,955.60; WWTF $6,865.28

 

     Mayor Tank opened a public hearing to receive input from the public on the proposed ban of outdoor furnaces ordinance at 7:02 pm.  There was a large discussion about this issue.  Denny Coon gave some comparisons to the Linn County Ordinance.  It was discussed that there is already one existing in town that we were unaware of at the last meeting.  Mayor closed the public hearing at 7:15 pm.

     The council decided to table the first reading of the ban on outdoor furnaces ordinance until it could be looked into further about the existing wood stove.

     Marc Ruden from IIW Engineering explained that the DNR is doing an environmental review for the new well site.  The public review/comment period will end on Aug 27th.  At that time we can move forward with the project.  Tentative dates for moving forward will be as follows:  Sept 11th set bid date and public hearing date; Sept 12th release final plans and specs for bidding; Oct 4th bid opening at 2 pm; Oct 9th public hearing on plans and specs and the council can consider award for bids.  Concern was raised by council members about the chance of damaging our existing well.  If the existing well would get damaged we would basically be in the same situation we are in now and would have to dig yet another well.  Options considered are to pull the existing well while drilling the new well or possibly purchasing some adjacent land and moving farther away from the current well.  These options will be considered and could possibly affect the dates mentioned above.

     Fire Chief Denny Coon reported that the dept responded to 5 calls last month.  Two of which were storm watches and one was traffic control for Cedar County after storm damage.  One was a controlled burn and the other a brush fire.  They are waiting to hear from the USDA about the roof grant.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Wiese to let Wink and Wiese attended snow plow training in Des Moines on Sept 11th and 12th if they want to go.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Wink stated that a tree had been hit by lightning and split in front of 213 2nd Ave N.  Wink will call Mike Bicknese and get a price for taking it down.

     Tank reported that the landfill signed a 10 year contract with Millenium Waste  in Milan and also signed a contract with A-Line Iron & Metal out of Waterloo for white goods.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Chase to give Charlie Wiese a $1.00/hour raise after his annual review.  Roll Call Vote.  Bonny, Chase, Ewing Ayes.  Wiese Abstain.  Balichek Absent.  Motion Carried.

     Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver stated that he had contacted everyone we had on the list for junk cars except for one.  He said some have already moved the cars and he will follow up on the rest.

     The house inspector from ECICOG will meet with the mayor and clerk on Thursday to see what can be done about the run down houses in town.

     Wiese reported that the library is receiving bids for tuck pointing.

     Marlene Flory stated that the Junction for Opportunities will be serving at the Senior Centerís 25th Anniversary party.  Ragbrai went very well and all of the organizations involved made some money.

     Curb and gutter City share of costs went down about $2000 since the last estimate received.  We are  still waiting for the bill and working out funding.

     The City received an extra $26,520 from the CDBG on the water main project.  The City will just hold onto this money for now and see how the well project goes.

     Moved by Chase seconded by Bonny to set trick-or-treating hours from 5-8 pm on October 31st.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Wiese to approve contracting 7000 gallons of LP from AgVantage for $1.199/gal.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Chase to approve Resolution 2012-17 RUT Report.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     There was no public response.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Wiese to adjourn at 8:40 pm.

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                                         Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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