REGULAR MEETING:  January 8, 2013.  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, Balichek, Ewing and Chase.  Klemme was absent.  Staff present was Hansen and Wiese.  Visitors were Keith Brown, Anna Strait and Marc Ruden-IIW Engineers.

KLEMME ABSENT FOR ALL MOTIONS

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

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

ABC FIRE PROTECTION, INC     

FIRE EXTINGUISHER SERVICES    

$77.62

AFLAC                        

AFLAC INS               

$337.56

AG VANTAGE FS

DIESEL FUEL

$1,259.41

ALLIANT                      

STREET LIGHTS

$873.94

 

RUT

$200.75

 

SEWER

$198.28

 

WATER

$283.26

 

LIBRARY

$98.04

 

CITY HALL

$50.90

 

FIRE DEPT

$180.93

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO  

HEALTH INS/HANSEN             

$2,670.96

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING-WATER                 

$150.00

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING-SEWER

$27.00

CITIZENS STATE BANK          

SAFE DEPOSIT BOX RENT         

$25.00

CONSOLIDATED PLASTICS CO     

LIB OPERATING EXPENSE         

$105.91

COON'S CORNER                

SUPPLIES/SNOW REMOVAL         

$11.68

FRANCINE BAHNSEN             

LIB OPERATING EXPENSES        

$43.50

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING            

LIB SUBSCRIPTION              

$12.69

HIPIOWA                      

WINK INS                      

$1,973.61

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAXES                

$1,340.03

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RES

FEE FOR OPERATOR TESTS/WIESE   

$60.00

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$699.92

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

SUPPLIES                      

$165.47

JONES COUNTY SOLID WASTE

LANDFILL ASSESSMENT

$558.00

KEYSTONE LABORATORIES, INC   

LAB TESTING                   

$50.00

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR      

PARTS                         

$72.19

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

TELEPHONE                     

$235.25

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES                

PUBLISHING                    

$86.68

POSTMASTER                   

POSTAGE                       

$109.00

RELIABLE OFFICE SUPPLIES     

OFFICE SUPPLIES               

$48.95

TINA BURDA                   

LIB MATERIALS & SUPPLIES      

$100.81

TLZ STOP                     

FUEL-CITY                         

$134.01

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA     

4TH QRT SALES TAX             

$1,084.00

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA     

STATE TAXES                   

$539.00

US CELLULAR                  

CELL PHONE BILL               

$89.25

WALMART                      

LIB MATERIALS                 

$187.76

WEST-SIDE TRUCK CENTER       

PARTS                         

$3.94

PAYROLL CHECKS ON 12/07/2012  

 

$1,542.54

PAYROLL CHECKS ON 12/12/2012  

 

$4,261.61

PAYROLL CHECKS ON 12/21/2012  

 

$1,675.42

   

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***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$21,649.37

 

RECEIPTS:  General $21,308.98; Library $1,003.77; RUT $3,552.74; Employee Benefits $1,406.63; Emergency $126.05; LOST $3,191.46; Debt Service $3,505.83; Water $10,824.04; Sewer $3,112.44; WWTF $6,672.45

 

     Marc Ruden from IIW Engineers gave a brief explanation of the amended agreement for the well project.  The additional amount for redesigning will be $9,820.

     Moved by Chase seconded by Bonny to approve Amendment No 1 to the Agreement for Engineering Services with IIW Engineering.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The council discussed with Anna Strait the facts of her water being on for approximately two years without the knowledge of the City.  Annaís water was apparently inadvertently left on after the new water mains where installed along Main St.  Anna was under the impression that her mother was paying her bill for her.  It was agreed by the Council and Anna for her to pay the $100 deposit fee and the $30 reconnect fee to have her water restored.  She will pay $100 per month for 1year, in addition to her regular bill, to satisfy the past two years of service.  The clerk will draw up agreement papers.

     Denny Coon submitted a report to the Council from the Fire Dept.  They responded to 2 calls this past month.  He has completed his composite run report for the City and Townships for the calendar year 2012.  He also reminded Merle that he needs to cast his voted for the EMA budget (a new rule this year).

     Charlie Wiese reported that he is finished draining the lagoons and they are looking for a significant water leak.  They are trying to be more careful when plowing snow so that they donít plow driveways back in.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve signing the Sheriffís contract.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Merle informed the Council that we did pay Terry holiday pay while he is off on medical leave.  They thought that sounded fine and didnít want to change that policy.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to appoint the Midland Times as the official newspaper for the year 2013.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Chase to approve the 2012 Wage Report to be printed as follows.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

Balichek, Nicholas

 

Council

$520.00

Bonny, Betsy

 

Council

$600.00

Burda, Tina

 

Library

$2,275.25

Chase, Kathryn

 

Council

$600.00

Ewing, Larry

 

Council

$400.00

Hansen, Stacia

 

City Hall

$22,963.80

Klemme, Madeline

 

Council

$560.00

Shirley, Angela

 

Library

$9,370.13

Shirley, Nicholas

 

Public Works

$68.00

Tank, Merle

 

Mayor

$1,500.00

Wiese, Charles

 

Public Works

$16,902.75

Wink, Celeste

 

City Hall

$318.72

Wink, Terry

 

Public Works

$32,664.38

       

TOTAL

   

$88,743.03

 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve giving Macís Booster a $75 donation.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2013-1 Committee Appointments.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve hiring Nick Shirley as a temporary part-time as needed help for snow removal and various other duties while Wink is out on medical leave.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Chase to approve Resolution 2013-2 Setting Wages for temporary employee Nicholas Shirley.  Roll Call Vote.   All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     We will look into getting some new Christmas decorations and discuss what we find at the next meeting.

     Council decided that it would be in our best interest to find someone other than Wink to do the monthly water/wastewater reports while he is on medical leave.  Gabe Watters will be doing this for the City.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn the meeting at 8:48 pm. 

     Budget was discussed very briefly because it was getting late.  The council wants the mayor and the clerk to get the budget completed and then present it to them at the next meeting.

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                                         Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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