REGULAR MEETING:  January 10, 2012.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 6:30 pm.  Mayor Merle Tank called roll.  Council present were Kathy Chase, Betsy Bonny, Larry Ewing, Maddie Wiese and Nick Balichek.  Staff present was Stacia Hansen and Charlie Wiese.  Visitors were Patti Bamert-Jones County Safe & Healthy Youth Coalition, Jacki Luckstead-Jones County Extension (Summer Discovery Camp), Denny Coon-Fire Chief, Gary Hughes-ECICOG, Greg Graver-Jones County Sheriff, and Marlene Flory-Midland Times & Junction for Opportunities.

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

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

 

A & A CONSTRUCTION, INC

CAULK/LABOR-LIBRARY

$215.63

AFLAC

AFLAC

$279.60

AG VANTAGE FS

DIESEL/HYD & MOTOR OIL/SUPPLIES

$2,043.06

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$838.63

 

RUT

$192.37

 

SEWER

$277.34

 

WATER

$451.83

 

LIBRARY

$80.73

 

CITY HALL

$66.32

 

FIRE DEPT

$36.49

ALLIED WASTE

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,299.00

ANN DECKER

DEP REF-A DECKER

$23.78

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIB MATERIALS

$205.54

BETH KELLER

DEPOSIT REFUND

$26.02

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO

HANSEN INS

$2,706.96

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$30.00

CHEMSEARCH

CHEMICALS SEWER

$729.53

CITIZENS STATE BANK

SAFE DEPOSIT BOX RENTAL

$25.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

DEPOSIT REF-M DUNCAN

$50.00

 

DEPOSIT REF-A DECKER

$76.22

 

DEPOSIT REF-B KELLER

$73.98

 

DEPOSIT REF-C USHER

$71.45

CLARK'S SAW CENTER

CHAINSAW REPAIR

$54.20

COON'S CORNER

SUPPLIES

$95.67

ECICOG

CDBG ADMIN FEES-WATER MAINS

$350.00

 

CDBG ADMIN FEES-WELL

$808.50

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

LIB SUBSCRIPTION

$5.35

HIPIOWA

WINK INS

$1,734.21

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGINEERING-WELL

$643.51

IMFOA

MEMBERSHIP DUES

$30.00

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,757.08

IPERS

IPERS

$882.22

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL

SUPPLIES

$369.61

 

 

 

JONES CO.SOLID WASTE MANAG.

LANDFILL ASSESSMENT

$644.63

KEYSTONE LABORATORIES, INC

LAB TESTING

$188.20

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

CITY HALL

$116.50

 

LIBRARY

$41.92

 

FIRE DEPT

$47.28

 

SEWER

$27.64

MARY CHADWICK

DEP REF-M CHADWICK

$100.00

MENARDS-MARION

SUPPLIES

$139.55

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE LANDFILL MTG

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$136.83

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$131.00

RELIABLE OFFICE SUPPLIES

OFFICE SUPPLIES

$48.40

THE WEEK

LIB MATERIALS

$49.97

TLZ STOP

FUEL-CITY

$154.04

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA

4TH QRT SALES TAX

$1,078.00

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA

WTH TAX

$457.00

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$88.41

 

 

 

 

 

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TOTAL

$21,035.17

 

RECEIPTS:  General $6,860.75; Library $670.21; RUT $3,348.74; Employee Benefits $657.55; Emergency $76.22; LOST $2,570.35; Debt Service $214.86; Capital Projects $17,975.55; Well Project $5,529.00; Water $6,577.42; Sewer $3,354.83; WWTF $6,804.09

 

     Patti Bamert from the Jones County Safe & Healthy Youth Coalition gave a presentation to the Council and encouraged them to attend a meeting.

     Denny Coon let the Council know that they are still working with the USDA to secure a grant for the Fire Dept roof.  The old fire truck is sold to Brad Lasack.  Denny has also been working with Jane on some insurance issues.  There were no calls last month.  They have also been looking into some grants for gear and air packs for new members.  Discussion was held on selling the generator that was obtained through a grant from homeland security.  Denny will check on how many years we have to keep it before it can be sold.  Denny also presented the Council with the budget.

     Mayor Tank reported that he had spoke with Mike McClain and we are not responsible for the signs on X-64.  The county will reimburse us for the ones that we have already paid for.

     Charlie Wiese stated that Wink wanted to buy some drill bits to put boards in the bed of the dump truck.  Permission was given to buy a set for around $100.  Wiese stated the chlorine pump is now working fine and we also have a rebuilt one for a back up.

     Tank reported nothing new at landfill. 

     Mayor Tank stated the lawn mower is 10 years old and would like to get a new one.  John Deere has itís specials going on this month.  Tank will get some prices for the Council next month. 

     The City Clerk presented the Council with some price quotes for a new computer and also an all in one printer/fax/copier/scanner.  We have a maintenance agreement on the current copier that will not be renewed this year.  The Council gave permission for the Clerk to purchase the computer and printer/copier/fax/scanner of her choosing from the quotes.

     Jacki Luckstead from the Jones County Extension Office asked the Council for a donation for the Summer Discovery Camp again this year which will be held in OJ on June 25-29. 

     Moved by Chase seconded by Balichek to donate $100 again this year.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Chase reported that the library has not received the bill for the new lights yet, but itís estimated to be around $200.  The bank gave them a donation of $500.  They received a grant from the library association.  They had a circulation of 236 people.  Chase presented the budget to the Council.  They have had some State revenue cuts.

     Greg Graver, Jones County Sheriff, gave the Council the report for December.  He stated that on Dec 16th they executed a drug search warrant at a residence in town.  They did get an arrest out of it but will not give out any names as the investigation is still ongoing.  The City contract will not have any changes this year.

     Marlene Flory from JFO asked the Council for permission to plant a tree in the vacant lot across from the Senior Center.  They want to plant a pine or evergreen tree so that it can be decorated for Christmas.  The Council said it would be fine with them.  Garage sale days will be May 12th.  They also received a grant from the Home Depot that they will use to buy paint.  They will then take applications for low income people who may need it and will also help do the painting if needed. 

     Financing is being worked on for curb & gutter.  Should have something next month.

     Still waiting to close out on the water main project.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Chase to authorize preparation of an environmental review record for proposed new well development, together with required notices to be published for public review and comment, and the Mayor to execute required documents by signature.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The Council decided not to donate to the Midland bleacher fund at this time, but may consider it later. 

     A motion was made by Balichek to donate $149 to the Jones County Tourism Association.  This motion died for lack of a second.  The Council will not donate this year.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Chase to appoint the Midland Times as the official newspaper for the year 2012.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to table discussion on giving a donation to the Jones County Senior Dining until Merle gets some more information about the way things are being run.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to give a $150 donation to Macís Booster.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Chase to approve Resolution 2012-1 Appointments.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution 2012-2 Committee Appointments.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Chase to approve the wage report to be published.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

2011 Wage Report

 

 

 

 

Balichek, Nicholas

 

Council

$520.00

Bonny, Betsy

 

Council

$480.00

Chase, Kathryn

 

Council

$520.00

Ewing, Larry

 

Council

$520.00

Hansen, Stacia

 

City Hall

$21,510.00

Ihrig, Tom

 

Public Works

$9,807.60

Martin, Matthew

 

Council

$320.00

Shirley, Angela

 

Library

$11,182.52

Tank, Merle

 

Mayor

$1,500.00

Wiese, Charles

 

Public Works

$5,542.10

Wink, Celeste

 

City Hall

$157.00

Wink, Terry

 

Public Works

$32,869.04

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

$84,928.26

 

 

 

 

 

    Moved by Balichek seconded by Wiese to table selling the generator until we talk to Brenda Leonard to see if we can legally sell it.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2012-3 Liens.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Chase seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2013-4 Liens.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on the house at 110 Randolph St.  The Clerk will speak with our City Attorney about what can be done about it.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 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.