REGULAR MEETING:  February 12, 2012.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7:00 pm.  Mayor Tank called roll.  Council present were Bonny, Chase, Ewing, Klemme and Balichek.  Staff present was Hansen.  Visitors were Denny Coon-Fire Chief, Jeff Swisher-Jones County Deputy and Shirley Jones-Midland Times.

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

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

 

ACCO                         

CHLORINE-WA                   

$144.65

AFLAC                        

AFLAC INS              

$337.56

ALLIANT                      

STREET LIGHTS

$894.41

 

RUT

$126.54

 

SEWER

$248.29

 

WATER

$620.63

 

LIB

$95.64

 

CITY HALL

$40.24

 

FIRE DEPT 

$197.00

ALLIED WASTE SERVICES #897   

GARBAGE SERVICE               

$2,369.40

BAKER & TAYLOR               

LIB MATERIALS                 

$8.22

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$15.00

ECICOG                       

CDBG ADMIN FEE-WELL           

$539.00

FAMILY CIRCLE                

LIB SUBSCRIPTION              

$10.59

FRANCINE BAHNSEN             

LIB-OPERATING EXPENSE         

$87.00

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGINEERING FEE-WELL          

$2,880.00

IMFOA                        

ANNUAL DUES                   

$40.00

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAX                  

$1,037.60

IOWA ONE CALL                

LOCATES                       

$8.10

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$650.12

KINION AUTO SALES & SERVICE  

REPAIRS RED TRUCK             

$2,581.73

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

CITY 

$122.48

 

SEWER

$28.11

 

FIRE DEPT

$48.22

 

LIBRARY

$42.30

MAC'S BOOSTER                

ANNUAL FEE                    

$75.00

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES                

PRINTING & PUBLISHING         

$226.25

POSTMASTER                   

POSTAGE                       

$66.00

STEVE FEUSS AUTO             

FIRE DEPT PARTS & REPAIRS     

$70.00

TINA BURDA                   

BOOKS-LIB                      

$182.56

TLZ STOP                     

FUEL                          

$134.01

TWO FRIENDS GIFTS & FLOWER SHP

SUPPLIES                      

$33.00

US CELLULAR                  

CELL PHONE BILL               

$89.51

WALMART                      

LIB-OPERATING SUPPLIES        

$205.29

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE 

OIL FILTER/RED TRUCK          

$20.08

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  1/04/2013  

 

$2,094.89

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  1/18/2013  

 

$1,752.55

   

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TOTAL

 

$18,146.47

 

RECEIPTS:  General $5,499.40; Library $628.66; RUT $3,540.75; Employee Benefits $11.67; Emergency $1.05; LOST $3,191.46; Debt Service $29.07; Water $12,546.73; Sewer $3,990.29; WWTF $6,886.52

 

     Fire Chief Denny Coon reported that the fire department held election of officers at the last meeting.  Everything stayed the same with Denny as Chief; 1st Assistant Bob Coon; 2nd Assistant Larry Otte; Captains Jim Bicknese & Tim Otte; Training Officers Scott Andresen, Travis Hageman, & Matt Thomsen; Sec/Treas Kris Leeper.  Denny also reported one call for ambulance assistance for a car in the ditch and stated they have 1 person taking fire fighter one class and 2 people taking fire fighter two class.  The roof grant is complete and funds totaling $3,044 were to be direct deposited into the City bank account.

     Jones County Deputy Jeff Swisher presented his report to the Council.  He also stated that the nuisance vehicle letters had been sent out and Graver will be at the next meeting to talk about the next step. 

     Weise and Wink would like to attend a couple of meetings in March.  The first on is the annual operators meeting in Manchester on the 6th and the second is the J&R Open House in East Dubuque on the 14th.  The operator meeting is $20 and the open house is free.  The council will pay for Wiese to attend but not Wink since he is still out on medical leave.  The council may consider reimbursing Wink when he comes back to work.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to purchase a saws all and die set for the shop.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Mayor Tank stated that we had a water meter freeze up twice and if it happens again the owner will have to buy a new one.  Right now the back has blown off and we were able to save the meter.  Alliant sent a letter that they will be replacing the street lights with LED lights.

     The clerk reported that the new garbage carts are scheduled for delivery at the end of March.    

     Klemme reported that the librarian has taken pictures of one corner of the roof that is pulling away and is sending them to the people who did the roof to see what can be done.

       The budget was discussed briefly and it was noted that we will be using $10,000 from local option sales tax to reduce the amount of property tax levied for the curb & gutter loan. 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to set March 12th at 7:00 pm for the public hearing date for the FYE14 Budget.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to pay Gabe Watters $200 per month for doing the water/wastewater reports while Wink in on medical leave.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Klemme to donate $300 to the Jones County Senior Center for the 2013-2014 year.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on possibly raising the water/sewer deposit and also the base rate for water/sewer.  It was suggested that we raise deposits from $100 to $150 or $200 and the base for water from $14 to $15 and base for sewer from $8.61 to 9.31. With these suggestions the monthly bill for each meter would only increase by a total of $1.70 per month.   The Council will give this further thought and we will discuss again at the next meeting.

     The Council will review the employee handbook and make suggestions for some changes at the next meeting.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to renew the $50,000 WWTF CD at Citizens State Bank for 48 months at $1.55 interest rate.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The Council looked at some catalogs with Christmas lights and decided to put the discussion on hold because they are so expensive.  We may need to form a committee for this.

     Moved by Ewing seconded by Klemme to approve renewing Last Call liquor license.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     There was no public response.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to adjourn at 8:25 pm.

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                                         Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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