REGULAR MEETING:  December 9, 2014.  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, Chase, Krutzfeld and Klemme.  Thomsen was absent.  Staff present was Hansen, Wiese, and Woodrum.  Visitors were Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Denny Coon-Fire Chief, Merle Tank-JFO & Landfill, Shaun Kukuzke-Dave Schmitt Construction, and Roxanna James.

     THOMSEN ABSENT FOR ALL MOTIONS

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

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

 

ABC FIRE PROTECTION, INC     

FIRE EXTINGUISHER SERVICES    

$276.25

AFLAC                         

AFLAC INS                

$351.48

AG VANTAGE FS

BULK OIL-TANK RENT

$2.00

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$821.92

 

RUT

$213.93

 

SEWER

$195.33

 

WATER

$392.79

 

LIBRARY

$76.94

 

CITY HALL

$37.30

 

FIRE DEPT

$263.95

ALLIED WASTE SERVICES #897   

GARBAGE CONTRACT              

$2,481.60

BANKERS TRUST COMPANY        

INTEREST-CURB & GUTTER                      

$2,421.25

 

SERVICE FEE-CURB & GUTTER

$250.00

BIECHLER ELECTRIC INC        

OLD WELL PARTS                

$35.22

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$15.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION      

WA DEPOSIT-GENE CHASE         

$25.00

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER    

CHILD SUPPORT                 

$432.96

COOPORTUNITY HEALTH          

WOODRUM-HEALTH INS            

$1,176.16

 

HANSEN-HEALTH INS

$932.20

DATA TECHNOLOGIES INC        

LICENSE & SUPPORT FEE         

$2,021.97

ECIA                         

CLERKS MEETING                

$12.00

ECICOG                       

CODIFICATION OF ORDINANCES    

$1,925.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN             

LIB-OPERATING EXPENSES        

$222.75

HACH COMPANY                 

CHLORINE                      

$372.89

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAX                  

$1,510.83

IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY       

INTEREST-WA MAINS             

$1,950.00

 

INTEREST-SEWER

$17,850.00

 

INTEREST-WELL

$796.25

 

SERVICE FEE-WELL

$113.75

IOWA ONE CALL                

LOCATES                       

$5.40

IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION 

ANNUAL DUES                   

$200.00

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$1,106.26

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

SUPPLIES                      

$145.24

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR      

FIRE DEPT-PARTS               

$31.94

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

CITY HALL

$121.51

 

LIBRARY

$52.38

 

FIRE DEPT

$63.58

 

SEWER

$29.29

 

WATER

$30.42

 

UPS WA SAMPLES

$82.68

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES                

PUBLISHING                    

$199.92

POSTMASTER                   

POSTAGE                       

$68.00

RELIABLE OFFICE SUPPLIES     

SUPPLIES                      

$18.99

STACIA HANSEN                

MILEAGE -CEDAR RAPIDS/DUBUQUE                      

$101.50

STEVE FEUSS AUTO             

FIRE DEPT-BATTERIES           

$40.00

TLZ STOP                     

FIRE DEPT-FUEL                

$63.01

 

CITY -FUEL

$124.79

PAYROLL CHECKS ON 11/07/2014  

 

$2,463.71

PAYROLL CHECKS ON 11/21/2014  

 

$2,737.47

   

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***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$44,887.31

 

RECIEPTS:  General $12,761.29; Library $1,678.54; RUT $3,911.25; Employee Benefits $2,794.93; Emergency $182.73; LOST $6,964.78; Debt Service $2,517.34; Water $6,651.30; Sewer $3,477.08; WWTF $6,465.81

 

     Roxanna James addressed the mayor and council as to why her previous tenants past due water bill was assessed to her property taxes.  She was upset that she didnít get a phone call from the clerk even though she had been sent a letter giving her 30 days to pay it and also told several times by the clerk that it had not been paid by the tenant. She will have to go and pay this at the courthouse and also pay the additional fees. 

     The JFO would like permission to have a hayrack ride around town during the Christmas celebration on Saturday.  Nick Shirley will drive and the mayor said we could get it figured out.

     Shaun Kukuzke from Dave Schmitt Construction explained his proposal for replacing the sewer pipe under 1st Ave S.  If they were to reline it they would call Municipal Pipe & Tool or VisuSewer.  We already have a quote from VisuSewer.  We will discuss it at a later time.

     Fire Chief Denny Coon stated they had one call for the month.  It was a mutual aid with Lost Nation for a barn fire.  They received word that they did receive the DNR Grant for equipment.

     They will be holding EMT classes for the ambulance in January sometime.  If anyone wants to register they can do that now.  If you want the ambulance service to pay for the class you will need to talk to them and make a commitment to the service.

     The sheriff was not in attendance but did send a written report of calls.

     Maintenance Superintendent Wiese reported that thing are going very well with Woodrum.  He passed his written test for his CDL and has and appointment on Friday for the driving test.  Wiese also needs to order some degreaser for the sewer.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2014-15 (3 year contract with Woodrum)  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     We received a written complaint about Mike Benke burning furniture, metal, ect. that he is not supposed to and leaving it unattended.  The mayor has talked to him several times about it and he continues to do it.  We will contact the attorney to see if he can be fined and if he is still doing it tell the neighbors to call and report it to the sheriff.

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Krutzfeld to approve Resolution 2014-18 Wages for new Librarian.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     This will be Martaís last week at the library training Karen Fowler.  If she needs anymore help after this week she can contact Marta by phone.

     Discussion was held on employee insurance.  The clerk will contact Walt from Farm Bureau and get quotes and email them to the council.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Krutzfeld to approve Resolution 2014-19 Liens for Mowing.   Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on quotes for cleaning and inspecting the water tower.  We are still waiting on one quote so we will discuss it again at a later date.

     During public response Chase asked if the mayor had talked to Thomsen and what his plans were.  The mayor did speak with him and he will be making a decision as to whether he is staying on or resigning after the 1st of the year.  His new job and new family are taking a lot of time for him.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Krutzfeld to adjourn at 8:14 pm.

 

 

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Mike Shirley, Mayor                                                       Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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