REGULAR MEETING, February 16, 2010.  This meeting was postponed from Feb 9, 2010.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 6:00 pm.  Mayor Tank called roll call.  Council present were Bonny, Balichek, Martin, Chase and Ewing entered at 6:15 pm.  Staff present was Hansen.  Visitors were Janon Douglas-Data Tech, Sheila Moore-Junction for Opportunities, Michael Fields and Dee Ewing.

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

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

 

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$865.30

 

RUT

$105.51

 

SEWER

$586.28

 

WATER

$778.20

 

LIBRARY

$55.02

 

CITY HALL

$36.99

 

FIRE DEPT

$173.81

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$301.84

BAKER & TAYLOR

MATERIALS-LIB

$315.97

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$15.00

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$350.76

ED M FELD EQUIPMENT CO

SERVICE AIR COMP. FIRE DEPT

$600.00

INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

MUNICIPAL LEADERS HANDBOOKS

$92.75

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,577.95

IOWA ONE CALL

LOCATES

$1.90

IPERS

IPERS

$778.33

JONES CO.SOLID WASTE MANAG.

LANDFILL ASSESSMENT

$644.63

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

GENERATOR REPAIR

$788.95

 

VEHICLE MAINT.

$14.84

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

TELEPHONE

$235.50

MATT PARROTT AND SONS COMPANY

CHECKS

$195.23

MICHAEL STEWART

SNOW REMOVAL

$100.00

MIDLAND TIMES

PRINTING & PUBLISHING

$102.42

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$128.00

REGION 1 AWWR

WINK CLASS

$15.00

ROTO-ROOTER SEWER-DRAIN SERVICE

ROTO SEWER ON 3RD AVE N

$320.00

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

FIRE DEPT PARTS & LABOR

$196.65

TLZ STOP

CITY FUEL

$503.03

 

FIRE DEPT FUEL

$20.64

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$92.13

VIETNAM

SUBSCRIPTION-LIB

$21.95

WAL MART

CITY SUPPLIES

$51.12

 

LIBRARY SUPPLIES

$165.58

WAPSI WASTE SERVICES, INC

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,295.40

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE

SUPPLIES

$28.80

 

 

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TOTAL

$12,555.48

 

RECEIPTS:  General $3,962.50; Library $743.03; RUT $3,998.78; LOST $3,410.61; Water $5,657.32; Sewer $3,129.60; WWTF $7,108.51

 

     Janon Douglas from Data Technologies gave a presentation on the budget to the Council.  She explained that this year we will be asking for taxes to cover employee benefits.  All road use related expenses will come out of the general fund, with the exception of snow removal, to bring the fund out of the red. 

     Sheila Moore from the Junction for Opportunities reported that the group was trying to start a community garden.  They have already received a grant to be shared with Olin and have also applied for a Jones County Endowment Grant.  She asked for the City’s support in the project by providing free water.  The Council will make a decision at the next regular meeting.

     Michael Fields expressed his concerns about shoveling sidewalks.  The Mayor assured him that the City would make a better effort to make sure all the sidewalks were shoveled.

     Mayor Tank reported that the landfill meeting had been postponed and they are planning on discussing personnel issues and a new scale at the next regular meeting.

      Mayor Tank reported that the generator at the lagoons is not working.  It appears to have some rodent damage.  The clerk will turn it into insurance and see what happens.  Tank and Wink will meet with Biechler Electric on Thurs to see about trading it for 2 smaller closed in generators.  Tank also wants to get together with the fire dept to discuss the options for a new roof.

     A brief discussion was held on using the I-Jobs money that we have already received and the money we will receive in July to fix the road by the old railroad tracks.

     The water meters we are currently using will become all electric read meters so we need to decide if we are going to keep using them.

     Clerk was instructed to impose a lien on the house at 110 Randolph St.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve the request for subordination by Simmons.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Brief discussion was held on the water and curb & gutter projects.   We will apply for some I-Jobs and stimulus money for these projects.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve a $100 donation to Summer Discovery Camp.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     No donation will be made to JETS for the FY-2011.

     Brief discussion was held on applying for a tree grant or forming a committee for this.  Possibly the JFO would be interested in this.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to approve wage report for publication.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Bahnsen, Kevin

 

Water/Sewer

$3,000.00

Balichek, Nicholas

 

Council

$640.00

Bonny, Betsy

 

Council

$680.00

Dobling, Barb

 

Council

$640.00

Hansen, Stacia

 

City Hall

$18,991.06

Ihrig, Tom

 

Public Works

$13,330.76

Martin, Matthew

 

Council

$560.00

Schewe, James

 

Council

$720.00

Shirley, Angela

 

Library

$10,175.25

Tank, Merle

 

Mayor

$1,500.00

Wink, Celeste

 

City Hall

$755.15

Wink, Terry

 

Public Works

$33,236.79

 

 

 

$84,229.01

 

     City Hall will look into getting a rechargeable battery recycle box for citizens.  This will be a trial basis and if it works out we will keep it, if there is abuse it will be discontinued.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to set March 9, 2010 as the date for the public hearing for the FY-2011 budget.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn at 7:50 pm.

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                          Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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