REGULAR MEETING:  August 11, 2015.  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, Klemme, Chase, Krutzfeld and Stevenson.  Staff present was Hansen, Wiese and Eberhart.  Visitors were Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Pat Cain-Fire Dept., Merle Tank-Landfill & JFO, Greg Graver-Jones County Sheriff, Cody Barnes-KMAQ, Brock Orr, Leslie Hines, Steve Feuss, Agnes Feuss, Tiffany Feuss, Andrea Feuss, Dan Feuss, Jesse Tubbs, Xera Tubbs, Cecilia Bodken, Jerry Brauer, Judy Kinion, Dale Kinion, Brian Marr, Grover Quinn Sr., Linda Kiefer, Russ Kiefer, Marsha Lasack, Glenda Leeper, Kris Leeper, Jody Yarolem, Mr. & Mrs. Walker, Amanda O’Meara, Mike Bicknese, Dustin Edwards, Jim Schewe, Jon Thomsen, and Richard DeLarm.

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

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

 

AFLAC                        

AFLAC INS               

$582.54

AgVantage FS, INC            

PREPAID LP                    

$6,580.00

ALL RECIPES                  

LIBRARY-MATERIALS             

$7.00

ALLIANT                      

STREET LIGHTS

$906.11

 

RUT

$81.82

 

SEWER

$86.17

 

WATER

$275.87

 

CITY HALL

$46.53

 

FIRE DEPT

$203.16

 

LIBRARY

$82.57

SYNCB/AMAZON                 

LIBRARY-MATERIALS             

$224.68

CHRISTY CAMPBELL             

LIBRARY-MOWING     

$50.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION      

WA/SW DEP REF-MEISHARA CHASE     

$150.00

 

POSTAGE-CASH BOX

$6.74

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER    

CHILD SUPPORT                 

$393.60

CROP PRODUCTION SERVICES     

WEED SPRAY                    

$146.73

FRANCINE BAHNSEN             

LIBRARY-OPERATING EXPENSE     

$101.06

HGTV MAGAZINE                

LIBRARY-MATERIALS             

$29.97

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAXES                

$2,335.44

IOWA DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

NPDES ANNUAL FEE

$210.00

IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES       

NO PARKING SIGNS              

$42.60

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$1,723.54

J & R SUPPLY                 

SUPPLIES                      

$195.00

JACKSON COUNTY REGIONAL HEALTH

EBERHART-PRE EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN      

$69.00

JONES CO SOLID WASTE MNGMNT  

LANDFILL ASSESSMENT           

$558.00

KRISTINA STEVENSON           

MILEAGE                       

$73.50

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR      

TIRE REPAIR TRACTOR           

$57.00

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

CITY HALL

$120.81

 

WATER

$30.26

 

SEWER

$30.12

 

LIBRARY

$81.21

 

FIRE DEPT

$64.96

MENARDS-MARION               

SUPPLIES                      

$205.51

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES                

MAINTENANCE AD/MINUTES                

$523.73

NORTHERN TOOL & EQUIPMENT    

AIR COMPRESSOR                

$1,599.98

P&K MIDWEST

BATTERY-TRACTOR

$301.58

POSTMASTER                   

STAMPS                        

$119.00

PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER, INC    

FIRE DEPT                     

$45.59

REPUBLIC SERVICES #897       

GARBAGE CONTRACT              

$2,556.40

STEVE FEUSS AUTO             

FIRE DEPT                     

$669.60

TEAM LAB                     

CHEMICALS-SEWER               

$600.00

 

STREET PAINT

$483.00

TLZ STOP                     

FUEL-CITY                         

$124.00

 

FUEL-FIRE DEPT

$100.90

VISA                         

ANNUAL LEAGUE CONFERENCE      

$585.00

WALMART                      

LIBRARY SUPPLIES              

$116.84

WELLMARK BC/BS               

HEALTH INS-HANSEN             

$515.71

WENDLING QUARRIES            

ROAD ROCK                     

$182.13

WREGIE MEMORIAL LIBRARY      

LIB-POSTAGE-CASH BOX          

$20.92

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  7/02/2015  

 

$2,684.19

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  7/17/2015  

 

$2,583.98

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  7/31/2015  

 

$2,653.88

   

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***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$32,242.43

 

RECEIPTS:  General $8,775.40; Library $507.55; RUT $4,691.09; Employee Benefits $1,470.40; Emergency $96.13; LOST $6,459.15; Debt Service $1,324.36; Water $6,419.34; Sewer $3,400.47; WWTF $6,574.17

 

     Leslie Hines recently received a municipal infraction from the City Attorney regarding all the fighting and loud noise happening at his home.  Leslie wanted the council to know that any time they have a problem to come to him and he will try his best to rectify the situation.  He says he has tried to get the people that have been fighting to leave his house but they won’t.  Leslie will still have to pay his ticket and needs to try harder to keep unruly people and things from happening at his house.

     Steve Feuss had his hearing in front of the City Council concerning his nuisance letter and closing of his business letter that he received from the attorney.  Many people came to the meeting in support of Steve’s business.   There was talk that Steve violated the grandfather clause by expanding his business because he has things stored at other locations around town.  The council did come to the conclusion that his business was grandfathered in.  The council also agreed that Steve should move his junk cars from across the street back to his address which is where his business is located.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Krutzfeld that Steve Feuss’ business is grandfathered in so he does not need a business permit.   Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Klemme to give Steve and extra 15 days to get his junk cars moved from across the street to his business location.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Later in the meeting during public response the council and Steve Feuss also discussed his building at 104 Broadway.  It was decided that Steve has 90 days to show that he has been working on fixing the falling down building.  If in 90 days there have been improvements made, the council may extend more time.  When the building is finished the City will have an ECICOG inspector come in and make sure the building is sound and up to code.  When Steve is ready to replace the sidewalks the city will pay for the concrete if Steve does the labor.

     Pat Cain reported that the fire department did not have any calls last month.  They did put on a small program at the library for the kids.

     Graver reported that 3 people had been charged with assault causing bodily injury in a case that was being investigated. 

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Bonny to approve having Ben Woodrum pay the City back for the water treatment class and test that he took while employed here.  Woodrum did sign a contract.  The city is willing to let him make payments of $75/month until the $480 bill is settled.  He will not have to reimburse the city for gas or anything else.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Since Woodrum quit Wiese has agreed to stay on as a part-time maintenance person and Scott Eberhart will still be the Maintenance Superintendent. 

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Stevenson to approve Resolution 2015-16 New Appointments.  Roll Call Vote.  Ayes:  Krutzfeld, Chase, Bonny, Stevenson.  Abstain:  Klemme.

     Mayor Shirley stated that Paul Lucas, Vern Clark, and Blake Tjaden all got nuisance letters telling them to pick up their junk.  Lucas got an extension until this coming Sunday so he can have the weekend to get it done.  Clark is moving down a couple houses on the same street and the mayor did have a discussion with him stating that he would get another letter if he just moved his junk with him.

     Merle Tank stated the landfill is going to start a drive to recycle cardboard. 

     A complaint form was turned in by Agnes Feuss about the City burning something that smelled horrible at the yard waste site.  The City has been cleaning out the Clark house.  Agnes wants to know how this will be resolved.  Shirley said we’ll put it on the agenda for next month. 

     The City has 2 Council seats up for election this year.  Betsy Bonny and Madeline Klemme’s seats will be on the ballot.  These are both 4 year terms.  Kristina Stevenson’s appointed seat for the remaining 2 years of the term will also be on the ballot as well as the mayor’s seat for a 2 year term. 

     Klemme said the library is still trying to work out their PTO policy and trying to get everything ready for the e-book system.

     Tank stated the JFO awarded the scholarship to Colin Feuss.

     The council approved the mayor to sign the contract with the IEDA for the CDBG funds for the housing program.

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Klemme to approve the final inspection and Certificate of Final Loan Balance for the new well.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2015-15 Street Finance Report FY2015.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     During public response Jody Yarolem wanted everyone to know that she wasn’t chasing loose dogs with a metal pipe as the Sheriff’s report stated but rather holding one to protect herself. 

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Bonny to adjourn at 8:51 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.