REGULAR MEETING, December 9, 2008.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Tank called roll call.  Council members present were Bonny, Dobling, Schewe, and Balichek.  Martin was absent.  Staff present was Hansen and Wink entered at 7:08 p.m.  Visitors were Marlene Flory with the Midland Times and Junction For Opportunities and Deputy Brian Eckhardt with the Jones County Sheriff’s Dept. entered at 7:24 p.m.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.  Martin Absent.  Motion Carried.

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

 

ABC FIRE PROTECTION, INC

FIRE EXTIN.

 $     483.20

AFLAC

AFLAC PRE-TAX

 $     164.96

ALLIANT

UTILITIES

 $  1,523.83

BAKER & TAYLOR

MATERIALS

 $     581.29

BEIDLERS' IMPLEMENT, INC

PARTS

 $      17.98

BOSS OFFICE SUPPLIES

SUPPLIES

 $      14.99

CENEX CREDIT CARD

FUEL

 $     392.71

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

 $     159.00

CITIZENS STATE BANK

INTEREST/FIRE TRUCK

 $  1,110.71

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

PARTS/REPAIRS

 $     179.95

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

DEPOSIT REFUNDS

 $     200.00

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

 $     350.76

DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES

TERRY TEST

 $      30.00

FARM PLAN

SUPPLIES

 $     128.94

FEDERAL SIGNAL CORP

INSTALL SIREN

 $  5,495.00

GARY MULDOON

DEPOSIT REFUND

 $     100.00

IPERS

IPERS

 $     669.11

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

 $  1,320.04

JONES COUNTY SHERIFF

SHERIFF CONTRACT

 $11,564.00

KEYSTONE LABORATORIES, INC

WATER TESTING

 $     672.90

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

UTILITIES

 $     289.08

MATT PARROTT AND SONS CO.

UTILITY BILLS

 $     463.12

BILLING DEPARTMENT

TERRY-DENTAL/VISION

 $      63.00

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE LANDFILL MTG

 $      46.93

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

 $     143.62

MIDWEST WIRELESS ADVANTAGE

PARTS/REPAIRS

 $     151.33

MORE MAGAZINE

MATERIALS

 $      20.00

MSA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

LAGOON ROAD

 $  2,063.83

NORTHWAY WELL & PUMP CO.

VALVE

 $      67.50

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

 $      81.00

PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER, INC

SAFETY VESTS-FIRE DEPT

 $     535.32

ROBERT FOWLER MEMORIAL

BOB FOWLER MEMORIAL

 $      50.00

SCHAKEY'S PLACE

MEALS

 $      99.76

SOPER PLUMBING & HEATING

FURNANCE REPAIR-LIB

 $     341.86

SOUTHEASTERN LIBRARY SERVICE

MEAL-LIB

 $      15.00

STACIA HANSEN

CAMERA

 $      96.20

STAPLES CREDIT PLAN

INK CARTRIDGE

 $     162.69

TOM IHRIG

CLOTHING ALLOW

 $      53.22

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

 $      88.21

UTILITY SERVICE CO., INC

WATER TOWER CONTRACT

 $  3,764.73

WALMART

SUPPLIES

 $     178.37

WALTERS LUMBER

SUPPLIES

 $     147.88

WAPSI WASTE

GARBAGE CONTRACT

 $  1,993.60

 

 

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TOTAL CLAIMS

 $36,075.62

 

RECEIPTS:  General $11,137.20; Library $1,824.42; RUT $4,618.79; Emergency $8,776.35; LOST $4,463.28; Debt Service $446.38; Water $5,130.32; Sewer $85,602.01

 

     The battery on Ihrig’s cell phone will not hold a charge.  They don’t make the phone he has anymore and can’t get a battery for it.  Permission was given by the Council for Ihrig to get a new cell phone. 

     Money received from the sale of City Equipment will go towards fixing up the brown dump truck. 

     Discussion was held on the hole by the lagoon road.  Mayor Tank will ask MSA why it was not in the contract with Ricklefs to fill this hole and will make arrangements to have it filled.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Schewe to approve Ihrig’s review and give him a 75 cent raise putting his hourly rate up to $10.25.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Martin Absent.  Motion Carried.

     The City Clerk will be gone to a budget seminar in Waverly on Thurs. Dec 11, 2008.  Celeste Wink will be in the office from 12:15 p.m. until 4:15 p.m.

     The WWTF charge will be separated out of the sewer charge on the utility bills hopefully by January. 

     City Clerk will set up a single audit with the State for the sewer lagoons.

     The Library is applying for a grant to see if it can get the last four windows upstairs replaced.

     Deputy Eckhardt reported 79 hours in Oxford Junction for the month of Nov.  There were several theft reports, but he thinks they have this under control now.  There are still reports of vehicles speeding around town.  Eckhardt encourages anyone to call and report this every time they see it happening. 

     Marlene Flory reported that the Junction for Opportunities has only received one application for flood relief for the Modern Woodmen’s matching grant.  Deadline for applications is December 15, 2008.

     Council requested a report on what the City applied for and what it has received from FEMA funds so far.  The City Clerk will make a monthly report for the Council. 

     Moved by Schewe seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution No. 2008-17 for holiday pay for employees.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Martin Absent.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution No. 2008-18 to set wages for 2008-09. Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Martin Absent.  Motion Carried

     Resolution 2008-19 to transfer funds was tabled pending further information.

     Council member Schewe reported that there should be enough money from the sale of Lawrence Jensen’s house to pay the existing loans to the City.

     There was no public response.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Dobling to adjourn the meeting at 8:21 p.m.  All Ayes.  Martin absent.  Motion Carried.

 

__________________________                                Attest:______________________

Merle Tank, Mayor                                                       Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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