REGULAR MEETING:  January 12, 2016.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Senior Citizens Community Center.  Mayor Tank called roll at 7 pm.  Council present were Stevenson, Klemme, Krutzfeld, Chase and Nierling.  Staff present was Hansen and Eberhart.  Visitors were Marlene Flory-Midland Times, Jacki Luckstead & Holly Hall-Summer Discovery Camp, Brian Rodenberg-Midland Superintendent, Devin Kelly-City Attorney, Mike Weber-Weber Surveying, Denny Coon-Fire Chief and Greg Graver-Jones County Sheriff.

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Krutzfeld 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.

 

AFLAC                        

AFLAC INS                

$176.16

AgVantage FS, INC            

DIESEL FUEL                   

$484.33

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$888.23

 

RUT

$328.93

 

WATER

$521.23

 

SEWER

$430.97

 

LIBRARY

$75.22

 

CITY HALL

$47.25

 

FIRE DEPT

$281.20

AUSTIN CARSTENSEN

WA/SW DEPOSIT REFUND

$43.70

DEVIN C KELLY                

LEGAL FEES                    

$1,223.00

REPUBLIC SERVICES #897       

GARBAGE CONTRACT              

$2,556.40

SYNCB/AMAZON                 

LIB MATERIALS                 

$229.34

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$162.00

CITIZENS STATE BANK          

SAFE DEPOSIT BOX RENTAL       

$25.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION      

WA/SW DEP REF-KATIE WRIGHT       

$100.00

 

WA/SW DEP REF-MATT TALLMAN

$82.11

 

WA/SW DEP REF-AUSTIN CARSTENSEN

$106.30

 

POSTAGE-CASH BOX              

$6.74

ECICOG                       

CDBG ADMIN FEES-HOUSING GRANT 

$1,743.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN             

LIB-OPERATING EXPENSES        

$99.00

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAXES                

$2,034.85

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$872.66

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

SUPPLIES                      

$103.92

 

CLOTHING ALLOW-EBERHART

$89.99

JONES COUNTY SHERIFF         

1ST HALF CONTRACT             

$11,892.00

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

TELEPHONE-CITY                   

$120.60

 

WATER

$83.34

 

SEWER

$70.10

 

LIBRARY

$30.05

 

FIRE DEPT

$30.05

MATTHEW TALLMAN              

WA/SW DEP-MATT TALLMAN           

$67.89

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES                

PRINTING FEES                 

$175.48

POSTMASTER                   

POSTAGE                       

$119.00

RIVER VALLEY

LIB-OPERATING EXPENSES        

$33.62

STACIA HANSEN                

MILEAGE-COURT-DELARM          

$24.50

TIME                         

LIB SUBSCRIPTION              

$30.68

TLZ STOP                     

FUEL                          

$123.29

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA     

4TH QRT SALES TAX             

$1,723.00

VISA                         

MLA CONFERENCE                

$300.00

WALMART                      

LIB-OPERATING SUPPLIES        

$238.38

 

SUPPLIES-CITY

$6.95

WELLMARK BC/BS               

HANSEN HEALTH INS             

$1,425.52

 

EBERHART HEALTH INS

$631.49

WREGIE MEMORIAL LIBRARY      

POSTAGE-CASH BOX              

$18.05

PAYROLL CHECKS ON 12/04/2015  

 

$2,155.95

PAYROLL CHECKS ON 12/09/2015  

 

$4,128.05

PAYROLL CHECKS ON 12/18/2015  

 

$2,260.23

   

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***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$38,424.25

 

RECEIPTS:  General $15,235.66; Library $1,023.67; RUT $4,922.78; Employee Benefits $2,830.81; Emergency $148.90; LOST $3,448.88; Debt Service $2,017.91; Water $6,755.32; Sewer $3,659.07; WWTF $6,514.87

 

     Jacki Luckstead told the council that they would be holding a summer discovery camp in Oxford Junction again this year.  They are asking for a donation and looking for a new location to hold the camp.  They would like a place with both indoor and outdoor facilities.  Mr. Rodenberg offered the elementary school for the camp. 

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Klemme to make a $125 donation to the summer discovery program.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Brian Rodenberg gave the council a presentation on the new construction project at the Wyoming location.  They are hoping to start construction by the end of March and it is estimated to take 18 months.  Hopefully if things go as planned it will be complete by the fall of the 17-18 school year.

     Attorney Devin Kelly introduced himself to the council.  He explained if the city wanted to try to obtain the title to the property located at 110 Randolph St he would proceed just like the other two with a 657A.  The city clerk and Mr. Kelly will speak more in the next few days about the Dennison and Clark houses.

     Mike Weber has been doing some surveying of the alley to the west of 1st Ave N.  Mike will plot out the alley and we can proceed accordingly. He also found our sewer line that runs through there also.

     Fire Chief Denny Coon stated they had no calls last month.  The new truck is in service.  The ambulance will be looking for grants to help buy a new defibrillator because the one they have will not have parts available after 2017. 

     Sheriff Greg Graver gave the council his report for last month.  Discussion was had on a dog bite that was on the report.  Graver explained that the state allows the owner of a dog to quarantine their own dog. This makes it very difficult for the sheriff’s department to know if the dog is actually being quarantined properly.  Graver stated that the contract for next fiscal year with the city will have no language change.  The amount will also stay the same with the exception of a one year assessment for the new Tac 10 system being put into place.  Oxford Junction share will be $3800.

     Eberhart stated that we had to replace the pump at Well #2.  There is also something wrong with the switch that alternates well #2 and well #4.  Both Leon from Northway and Ruden from IIW Engineering are checking into this.  Visu-sewer was here and has completed the grouting on the sewer connections under 1st Ave S.  Eberhart stated that he needs a portable air compressor and a new light fixture and bulbs for the office at the shop.

     Mayor Tank stated that he has been busy getting in the groove and going to a lot of meetings.  He would like to get an estimate for a set generator at the lagoons and sell the portable one.

     Tank stated that Matt Nierling started working at the landfill.  The market has gone out of recyclables and it is now costing the landfill to get rid of them.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Klemme to authorize Mayor Tank and Stacia Hansen to perform all the duties on the bank resolution form and to sign the signature card at the bank and to authorize Celeste Wink to sign checks and make deposits only and to authorize Madeline Klemme to have check signing privileges only.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The council held discussion about the interviews for part-time maintenance.  The committee recommended Brandi Williams to be offered the job.

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Nierling to approve Resolution 2016-1 to hire Brandi Williams for part-time maintenance with a starting wage of $11.50/hr, after 90 day review will go to $12.00 and must obtain her tanker endorsement in 60 days.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Klemme to approve Resolution 2016-2 Appointing for two year terms: Clerk-Stacia Hansen, Part-time clerk-Celeste Wink, Maintenance Supervisor-Scott Eberhart, and part-time assistant maintenance-Brandi Williams.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Klemme to approve Resolution 2016-3 Committee Appointments:  Mayor Pro-tem-Maddie Klemme; attorney-Devin Kelly; Library-Stevenson; museum-Marlene Flory; emergency management and 911-Denny Coon and Merle Tank; landfill-Tank; capital improvement-Krutzfeld and Nierling, streets-Nierling, Chase, Tank, Eberhart, sidewalks-Krutzfeld, Stevenson, Klemme; sewer/water-Chase, Nierling, Eberhart, Williams, Tank; Maintenance-Eberhart, Williams, Nierling, Tank; parks/rec-Klemme, Krutzfeld, Chase, Stevenson; Bldg committee-Jim Schewe, Matt Martin, Matt Nierling, Scott Eberhart; tourism- Klemme, Krutzfeld, Chase, Stevenson; nuisances-Nierling, Krutzfeld, Stevenson; economic development-Tank, Klemme, Stevenson.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Klemme to approve putting an ad in the paper for sealed bids on the property located at 201 Broadway.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Tank stated to the council that he thought it would be a good idea to hire someone to shovel sidewalks but the council did not agree to hire anyone.

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Stevenson to approve Resolution 2016-4 Changing the meeting place for council meetings to the Senior Citizens Community Center.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Klemme to give $150 donation to Jets, $150 to Mac’s Booster and $300 to Jones County Senior Dining.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Klemme to approve the wage report for 2015 as follows:

 

Bonny, Betsy

 

Council

$560.00

Chase, Kathryn

 

Council

$560.00

Dosland, Stephanie

 

Library

$1,971.25

Eberhart, Scott

 

Public Works

$11,831.24

Fowler, Karen

 

Library

$9,058.25

Hansen, Stacia

 

City Hall

$26,951.59

Klemme, Madeline

 

Council

$560.00

Krutzfeld, Kimberly

 

Council

$520.00

Lief, Chester III

 

Water/Sewer

$3,600.00

Shirley, Mike

 

Mayor

$1,500.00

Shirley, Nicholas

 

Public Works

$324.00

Stevenson, Kristina

 

Council

$520.00

Wiese, Charles

 

Public Works

$28,964.55

Wink, Celeste

 

City Hall

$226.05

Woodrum, Benjamin

Public Works

$15,048.74

       

TOTAL

   

$102,195.67

 

   Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Krutzfeld to appoint the Midland Times as our official newspaper for 2016.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Klemme to adjourn at 9:32 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.