REGULAR MEETING, December 15, 2009(postponed from Dec 8).  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 present were Dobling, Bonny, Schewe and Balichek.  Martin was absent.  Staff present was Wink.  Visitors were Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Larry and Dee Ewing and Kathy Chase. 

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

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

ABC FIRE PROTECTION, INC

FIRE EXTINGUISHER MAINT

 $     241.50

ACCO

CHEMICALS

 $     233.40

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

 $     301.84

AG VANTAGE FS

SUPPLIES

 $     156.40

AG VANTAGE FS

SUPPLIES-FIRE DEPT

 $     314.96

ALLIANT

UTILITIES

 $  1,556.40

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIB MATERIALS

 $     494.18

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

 $     135.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

BUD NEUHAUS-DEPOSIT REFUND

 $     100.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

DAVID GILSON-DEPOSIT REFUND

 $     100.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

BRIGITTE HUFFMAN-DEPOSIT REF

 $     100.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

LINDA COLLIS-DEPOSIT REFUND

 $       32.97

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

RAY HILDEBRANT-DEPOSIT REFUND

 $     100.00

CITY OF OLIN

PUMPER TRUCK

 $  1,000.00

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

 $     350.76

COON'S CORNER

SUPPLIES

 $       26.72

DATA TECHNOLOGIES INC

ANNUAL REPORT

 $     255.00

DEMCO

SUPPLIES

 $       94.59

FARM PLAN

SUPPLIES

 $     212.33

IOWA ONE CALL

LOCATES

 $       20.70

IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION

MEMBERSHIP DUES

 $     175.00

IPERS

IPERS

 $     728.25

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

 $  1,370.66

J & R SUPPLY

SAFETY GLOVES

 $       41.90

JONES CO.SOLID WASTE MANAG.

LANDFILL ASSESSMENT-2ND QRT

 $     644.62

LARRY G OTTE

MATERIALS & LABOR

 $     491.60

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

PARTS

 $       56.24

LINDA COLLIS

DEPOSIT REFUND

 $       67.03

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

TELEPHONE

 $     241.20

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE

 $       22.54

MIDLAND TIMES

PRINTING & PUBLISHING FEES

 $     173.23

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

 $     128.00

RIVER VALLEY

FUEL

 $     665.74

SANDRY FIRE SUPPLY, LLC

SUPPLIES-FIRE DEPT

 $     323.74

SHIMANEK, SHIMANEK, & BOWMAN

LEGAL FEES

 $       27.50

STACIA HANSEN

MILEAGE-BUDGET WORKSHOP

 $       49.22

STACIA HANSEN

MILEAGE-SUPPLIES

 $       18.40

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

 $       94.50

TLZ STOP

FUEL/OTHER

 $     424.60

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

 $       98.64

UTILITY EQUIPMENT COMPANY

MANHOLE COVERS

 $     647.00

UTILITY SERVICE CO., INC

QRTLY FEE

 $  3,764.73

VISU-SEWER, INC

MANHOLE LINING

 $  7,850.00

WALMART

LIB MATERIALS

 $       75.48

WAPSI WASTE SERVICES, INC

GARBAGE CONTRACT

 $  2,295.40

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE

PARTS & SUPPLIES

 $     141.09

 

 

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TOTAL CLAIMS

 $ 26,443.06

 

RECEIPTS:  General $11,324.49; Library $7,977.21; RUT $4,526.98; Emergency $146.74; LOST $9,070.73; Debt Service $420.50; Water $4,847.47; Sewer $2,596.91; WWTF $7,062.21

 

     Discussion was held on whether or not to cover shots for City employees.  The Clerk will check on prices and a decision will be made at the Jan meeting.

     Mayor Tank reported that the landfill meeting was very short and they briefly discussed expenses.

     The Council reviewed Tom Ihrig’s annual performance review done by the mayor.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to give Ihrig a $0.25 raise.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Martin Absent.  Motion Carried.

     The mayor would like to see the maintenance dept. get the non-working meters replaced as soon as possible.  Some meters have not been working for a least 18 months.  The maintenance dept is also looking for a huge water leak.  They have been pumping an extra 25 to 27 thousand gallons of water per day in both the water and sewer, therefore the leak must be going directly into the sewer which makes it very difficult to find.

     Council agreed to close City Hall at noon on Dec 24 with no holiday pay.

     Dobling reported that the library is doing well and Angie will be working on getting the endowment grant for work on the front of the building.

     Tank stated that the Junction for Opportunities will continue to look for grants and that they have raised a lot of money that will be used for a Frisbee golf game at the park.

     Tank informed the Council that the DNR is requiring cast iron pipe instead of PVC for the water main project around an underground tank on Main St.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Dobling to approve Resolution No. 2009-15 for extra holiday pay for employees.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Martin Absent.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to hire the inspector from ECICOG to inspect the house at 110 Randolph St.  All Ayes.  Martin Absent.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank passed out certificates of recognition to Jim and Barb and thanked them for their years of service on the City Council.

     There was no budget workshop held because the City Clerk was not there.  The next budget discussion will be at the Jan meeting.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn the meeting at 7:31 pm.  All Ayes.  Martin Absent.  Motion Carried.

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                          Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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