REGULAR MEETING:  December 13, 2011.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 6:30 pm.  Mayor Tank called roll.  Council present were Chase, Ewing, Bonny, Martin and Balichek.  Staff present was Hansen, Wink and Wiese.  Visitors were Madeline Wiese, Marlene Flory-Midland Times & JFO, and Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver.

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

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

 

ABC FIRE PROTECTION, INC

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS/FIRE DPT

$155.00

 

CITY

$187.50

 

AMBULANCE

$19.00

ACCO

CHEMICALS

$227.90

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$279.60

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$840.28

 

RUT

$94.75

 

SEWER

$94.47

 

WATER

$445.61

 

LIBRARY

$36.06

 

CITY HALL

$37.53

 

FIRE DEPT

$260.90

ALLIED WASTE SERVICES #897

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$4,598.00

ANSTOETTER CONSTRUCTION

WATER MAINS

$16,910.15

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIB MATERIALS

$503.70

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO

WINK DENTAL/VISION

$63.00

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$149.00

CITIZENS STATE BANK

FIRE TRUCK INTEREST

$876.88

CURTIS CONTRACTING CORP

SIDEWALK/BANK

$277.77

DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP

METERS

$1,176.78

DAVE SCHMITT CONSTRUCTION

SEWER REPAIR

$1,580.00

ECICOG

BOND ADMIN FEE/WATER MAIN

$550.00

 

BOND ADMIN FEE/WELL

$147.00

F & B COMMUNICATIONS

LIB/OPERATING EXPENSES

$74.90

FRANCINE BAHNSEN

LIB OPERATING EXPENSES

$94.25

GASSER TRUE VALUE

SUPPLIES

$98.87

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGINEERING FEES/WELL

$2,676.98

 

ENGINEERING FEES/WATER MAIN

$407.00

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,180.54

IOWA ONE CALL

LOCATES

$22.50

IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION

DUES

$200.00

IPERS

IPERS

$774.51

J & R SUPPLY

SUPPLIES

$168.50

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL

WIESE CLOTH ALLOW

$74.99

JONES CO SECONDARY ROADS DEPT

TRAFFIC SIGNS

$244.58

KEYSTONE LABORATORIES, INC

LAB TESTING

$110.00

L.L. PELLING

PAVING AFTER SEWER REPAIR

$495.00

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

VEHICLE MAINT/REPAIR

$88.45

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

POSTAGE/WATER SAMPLE

$12.29

 

CITY-PHONE

$112.52

 

LIBRARY

$67.77

 

FIRE DEPT

$47.98

 

SEWER

$27.47

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE/LANDFILL MTG

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$116.82

OJ VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

RADIO BILLS

$173.75

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$58.00

ROGER CLARK

ROGER CLARK DEPOSIT REF

$85.00

SHAWN TUBBS

SHAWN TUBBS DEPOSIT REF

$100.00

SOPER PLUMBING & HEATING

CHECKED FURNACE-CITY HALL

$48.50

STACIA HANSEN

MILEAGE BUDGET WORKSHOP/IC

$48.00

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

FIRE DEPT-FURNACE MOTOR

$292.00

TERRY WINK

SNOW PLOW MARKERS

$26.74

TLZ STOP

FUEL FIRE DEPT

$96.33

 

FUEL CITY

$154.83

TSCHIGGFRIE EXCAVATING CO

MANHOLE RING & COVER

$3,305.00

 

WATER MAIN RELOCATE

$4,982.58

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$88.41

UTILITY SERVICE CO., INC

WATER TOWER CONTRACT

$3,764.73

WALMART

LIB OPERATING EXPENSES

$248.21

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE

SUPPLIES

$100.48

 

 

 

 

 

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TOTAL

$50,203.86

 

RECEIPTS:  General $16,797.52; Library $515.06; RUT $3,743.93; Employee Benefits $1,803.85; Emergency $209.10; LOST $3,034.09; Debt Service $589.39; Capital Projects $20,785.00; Water $6,640.60; Sewer $3,413.05; WWTF $6,879.24

 

     Council reviewed the report from the fire dept.  They responded to a house fire on Nov 17th on 1st Ave N and again on Nov 18th when it rekindled.  The homeowners insurance company met with the dept about the fire report.  All the vehicles have been converted to narrow band capable.  The 2002 tanker has been fully updated and is in use.  5 people are attending Firefighter 1 class in Olin.  They are working on funding for the roof with the USDA. 

     Assistant maintenance Wiese reported that they have been having trouble with the chlorine pump again.  We may need to get a new one.   Wiese asked the Council for permission to close 7th Ave this winter when there is snow so the kids could have a place to go sledding.  It has been done years ago.  They will put up proper barricades. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Martin to close 7th Ave from Broadway to Main St for sledding when it snows.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Tank reported that the new loader at the landfill is working well.  They are in negotiations with ECICOG over their fees.

     Mayor Tank reported that the guys have done some patching on the lagoon liner but will need more repairs this spring.  Tank also presented the Council with Wiese’s 90 day review.

     Moved by Bonny seconded  by Balichek to give Wiese a $1.00/hr raise.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on nuisance properties.  The clerk found out some useful information from an attorney.  More checking will be done on taking action on one property in town. 

     Chase reported that the library does have WIFI for it’s customers but they will need to contact Angie to get a password.  $170 worth of books were sold on e-bay.  The front windows were leaking so they will be re-caulking on the bricks above them.  There is new lighting in the back room. 

     Marlene Flory from JFO stated they had the Holiday in OJ last Sat.  There were not as many kids as expected.  They did make a little money after the meat give-a-way.  They want to plant a tree in the vacant lot across from the Senior Center. 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve signing 2 amendments with the DOT for the Curb & Gutter project.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to approve sending a letter to extend the CDBG for the water main project again.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The engineer is working on the environmental review for the well project.

     Discussion was held on the letter received about giving a donation for bleachers from Midland School. 

     Moved by Chase seconded by Bonny to table this until next meeting.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2011-15  Property Lien for Utilities.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to approve Resolution 2011-16 Property Lien for Nuisances.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     There were 3 bids received for the 500 gallon LP tank the City had for sale.  Carl Otte $260; Jim Schewe $200 and Terry Wink $300.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to sell the tank to Wink for $300.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The Council reviewed a letter from Roger Clark’s insurance company stating that the house will be demolished.

     Sheriff Greg Graver will send a copy of the report because he brought the wrong one with him.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn at 7:18 pm.

 

The Council held a budget workshop following the meeting.

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                      Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

 

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