REGULAR MEETING:  December 8, 2015.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Senior Citizens Community Center.  Mayor Shirley called roll at 7 pm.  Council  present were Bonny, Chase, Stevenson, Klemme and Krutzfeld.  Staff present was Hansen and Eberhart.  Visitors were Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Merle Tank-JFO & Landfill, Denny Coon-Fire Chief, Nan Bolar, Richard DeLarm, Gerald & Barb Brauer, and Matt Nierling.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Klemme 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.

 

ACCO                         

CHLORINE                      

$224.65

AFLAC                         

AFLAC INS             

$176.16

AG VANTAGE FS

BULK HYDRAULIC & MOTOR OIL

$1,244.69

SYNCB/AMAZON                 

LIB MATERIALS                 

$341.23

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$878.69

 

RUT

$191.96

 

WATER

$418.73

 

SEWER

$249.93

 

LIBRARY

$73.57

 

CITY HALL

$34.54

 

FIRE DEPT

$284.39

BANKERS TRUST COMPANY        

CURB & GUTTER INT PMNT        

$2,581.25

BILLY KNAPP                  

DEP REFUND-BILLY KNAPP        

$63.58

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$234.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION      

WA/SW DEP REFUND-CHRISTINA MORGAN

$100.00

 

WA/SW DEP REFUND-BILLY KNAPP

$86.42

 

POSTAGE-CASHBOX

$13.48

CONSUMER REPORTS             

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION          

$26.00

DATA TECHNOLOGIES INC        

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE            

$2,082.63

ECICOG

HOUSING GRANT BOND ADMIN

$4,897.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN             

LIB OPERATING EXPENSE         

$14.44

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING            

LIB SUBSCRIPTION              

$24.97

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAX                  

$1,240.45

IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY       

WELL INTEREST PMNT            

$761.25

 

WELL BOND SERVICE FEE

$108.75

 

WATER MAINS INTEREST PMNT

$1,800.00

 

WWTF LAGOON INTEREST PMNT     

$17,310.00

IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION 

ANNUAL FEE                    

$225.00

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$827.83

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

SUPPLIES                      

$97.92

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

TELEPHONE-CITY

$125.27

 

WATER  

$29.92

 

SEWER

$30.41

 

LIBRARY 

$82.40

 

FIRE DEPT

$134.17

MANATT'S INC.                

SIDEWALK-MAIN ST              

$1,006.55

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

 

MILEAGE-MLA MTG

$45.00

MOVIE LICENSING

LIB-MOVIE LICENSE

$266.00

OFFICE DEPOT                 

OFFICE SUPPLIES               

$76.64

POSTMASTER                   

STAMPS                        

$105.00

REPUBLIC SERVICES #897       

GARBAGE CONTRACT              

$2,556.40

RIVER VALLEY                 

LIB-CONTRACT LP               

$308.56

SCOTT EBERHART               

REIMBURSE PARTS               

$32.09

 

REIMBURSE SEALANT-LAGOON LINER           

$138.03

SUMMIT COMPANIES

FIRE EXTINGUISHER CHECK

$300.00

TEAM LAB                     

CHEMICALS                     

$600.00

TLZ STOP                     

FUEL                          

$80.10

VISU-SEWER, INC              

LINING SEWER PIPE 1ST AVE S   

$53,378.56

WALMART                      

OFFICE SUPPLIES               

$30.41

WALMART                      

LIB OPERATING SUPPLIES        

$36.50

WELLMARK BC/BS

HANSEN INS

$1,425.52

 

EBERHART INS

$631.49

WREGIE MEMORIAL LIBRARY      

POSTAGE-CASHBOX               

$16.02

PAYROLL CHECKS ON 11/06/2015  

 

$1,976.14

PAYROLL CHECKS ON 11/20/2015  

 

$2,105.17

   

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***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$102,154.36

 

RECEIPTS:  General $12,054.51; Library $13,283.19; RUT $4,877.02; Employee Benefits $3,908.37; Emergency $205.59; LOST $1,652.89; Debt Service $2,786.01; Water $6,795.10; Sewer $3,558.68; WWTF $6,557.57

 

     Fire Chief Denny Coon stated they had two fire calls last month.  One car crash and one ambulance assist.  They have purchased a “new to them” fire truck to replace the old 1969 tanker.  The truck is a 1994 Freightliner in like-new condition.  It was purchased from another fire department in New York for less than $30,000.    They are in the process of working up a historical history for the centennial celebration next year.  The ambulance had a State inspection.  There were a few minor things that needed to be corrected.  Most things have already been taken care of and the rest will be fixed within the week.  Denny stated that Brenda with the EMA contacted him and there are some sandbags located at the secondary roads dept. that are available to the cities.  Wyoming fire and OJ fire are considering asking the townships for more tax money, otherwise the budget should remain the same this coming year.

      Eberhart’s 90 day review was discussed.  He is doing pretty well, just needs to get his CDL yet. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Stevenson to give Eberhart a $0.50 raise now and another $0.50 when he obtains his CDL.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Eberhart stated he would like to switch to a bulk chlorine system at the well house instead of using the 55 gallon barrels.  It would actually cost less per gallon and would be easier to control because it would not lose its potency like it does now.  We would have to purchase a tank to get started which runs around $250.  Chet at Olin is currently using this system and he highly recommends it. 

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Stevenson to buy a tank and switch to bulk chlorine with Hawkins as long as we don’t have to sign more than an two year contract and the price doesn’t go up significantly.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Kathy Chase stated that the light in the office at the shop is not working and she would like to see it get replaced.  Eberhart stated he doesn’t use that light he just uses the desk light, but he will see that it gets fixed.

     Eberhart also stated that he would like to change the Christmas lights that go down the poles with the garland to LED rope lights so we don’t have to keep replacing the bulbs all the time.  The council thinks this would be a good idea and maybe we could do this slowly over time.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Klemme to approve spending no more than $200 this year on changing over  the Christmas lights.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The old Clark house has been torn down by Vorwald, who had the high bid on the property, but he had not paid the City yet for the property.  We will be contacting him and giving him a time frame to get it paid for.

     Tank stated the landfill is looking to hire a part-time 20 hr/week worker for $11.00/hr.  The guys also completed transfer station training.

     The council will hold a budget work session on Wed. January 6th at 7:00 pm at the library.

     Tank stated that the JFO will have the Holiday in OJ celebration this coming Saturday at the Senior Center.  They are selling raffle tickets for TV.  They will leave the welcome packets at the City Hall to be handed out to new homeowners.

     Discussion was held on hiring a new part-time city maintenance person.  The committee interviewed three applicants.  The council wants to see if we can get any more qualified applicants. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Klemme to re-open the application period and extend it until January 6, 2015.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The city has obtained possession of the Dennison house located at 201 Broadway.  We will discuss this further at the next meeting in January.

     Discussion was held on hiring the attorney we met at the last meeting.  The council would like to meet and talk to our current attorney before making any decision.  The clerk will see if he can attend the next council meeting.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Klemme to adjourn at 8:03 pm.    

 

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Mike Shirley, Mayor                                                                       Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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