REGULAR MEETING, July 14, 2009.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7:00 pm.  Mayor Tank called roll call.  Council members present were Schewe, Bonny, Dobling.  Balichek and Martin entered at 7:04 pm.  Staff present was Hansen and T Wink.  Visitors were Russ Krejci-McCreight Park, Kathy Chase-citizen, Ted Birdsall-citizen, Marlene Flory-Midland Times & Junction for Opportunities., and Jones County Deputy Andy Bowers entered at 7:32 pm.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Schewe to approve the agenda.  All Ayes.  Balichek and Martin absent.  Motion Carried.

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

 

A & A CONSTRUCTION, INC

PAINT WINDOWS-LIBRARY

$815.00

AFLAC

AFLAC INSURANCE

$164.96

AgVantage FS, INC

PAINT SUPPLIES

$48.19

ALLIANT

UTILITIES

$1,507.18

BAKER & TAYLOR

SUPPLIES-LIBRARY

$570.55

BOOTS FLOWERS

FLOWERS

$32.10

CENEX CREDIT CARD

FUEL

$373.37

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$15.00

CHEMSEARCH

LAGOON CHEMICALS

$726.15

CITIZENS STATE BANK

PRINCIPAL-DUMP TRUCK

$4,622.47

CITIZENS STATE BANK

INTEREST-DUMP TRUCK

$258.91

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

POSTAGE

$5.54

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

CURT USHER-DEPOSIT REF

$100.00

CLARK'S SAW CENTER

REPAIRS

$58.45

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$526.14

COON'S CORNER

SUPPLIES

$160.46

CRAFTS N THINGS

SUBSCRIPTION-LIBRARY

$21.97

CROP PRODUCTION SERVICES

WEED KILLER

$14.83

DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES

DUES

$69.22

ECICOG

CODIFICATION

$1,911.00

FARM PLAN

CLOTHING ALLOW

$60.85

GOLDEN DOOR PRESS

MATERIALS-LIBRARY

$22.50

HIPIOWA

INSURANCE

$1,364.40

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

CURB/GUTTER ENGINEERING

$13,600.00

IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES

DUES

$403.00

IOWA ONE CALL

LOCATES

$21.90

IPERS

IPERS

$647.91

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,320.98

J & R SUPPLY

PARTS

$631.92

JONES COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT

DUES

$1,466.88

JONES CO.SOLID WASTE MANAG.

LANDFILL ASSESSMENT

$644.63

LASACK BROS REPAIR

PARTS & REPAIRS

$37.80

LIBRARY & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

MATERIALS-LIBRARY

$25.90

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

TELEPHONE

$218.49

LOWDEN PLUMBING & HEATING CO

MCCREIGHT PARK

$3.24

MCNEILL TREE SERVICE

TREE REMOVAL

$2,885.00

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO

INSURANCE

$2,001.75

MENARDS-MARION

MCCREIGHT PARK

$387.86

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE/LANDFILL MTG

$22.54

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISH MINUTES

$136.04

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$100.00

POSTMASTER

ANNUAL BOX RENTAL

$44.00

RIVER VALLEY

LP GAS-LIBRARY

$36.75

RUSS KREJCI

MCCREIGHT PARK

$38.69

SHIMANEK, SHIMANEK, & BOWMAN

LEGAL FEES

$44.00

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

BATTERIES-FIRE DEPT

$31.20

TLZ STOP

MEALS/WATER LEAK

$31.25

TRAVIS HAGEMAN

SUPPLIES-FIRE DEPT

$49.00

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA

2ND QRT SALES TAX

$781.00

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA

STATE WITHHOLDING TAXES

$1,360.00

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$87.15

WALMART

SUPPLIES

$116.12

WAPSI WASTE

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$1,973.00

WELTER STORAGE EQUIPMENT INC

MCCREIGHT PARK

$342.50

WOMAN'S DAY

SUBSCRIPTION-LIBRARY

$5.99

WYOMING AUTO PARTS

PARTS

$108.55

 

 

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TOTAL CLAIMS

$43,054.28

 

RECEIPTS:  General $4,885.03; Library $450.00; RUT $3,761.89; Emergency $17.69; LOST $3,888.46; Debt Service $47.70; Water $5,360.64; Sewer $2,606.22; WWTF $7,036.26

 

     Russ Krejci reported that all the repairs and improvements to McCreight Park are complete and thanked the Council for allowing him to do it.  He wanted to thank Ted Birdsall, Dwaine Persels, Merlin and Melvin Latare, and Vernie Shedek for helping with the repairs.  Also thank you to Matt Martin for hauling the steal and Farm Service for pressure washing the cement seats out front.  The Mayor and Council also thanked Russ for a job well done.

     Hansen reported that the fire dept had the timer installed on the new siren today and they will be taking the old siren down in the near future.  The only thing the FD wants off the old siren is the bell.  The FD has reimbursed the City in full for the new siren. 

     Maintenance Superintendent Wink reported that construction is underway on 1st Ave S.  Kluesner’s will start paving Thursday if the weather permits.  Bolt down manhole covers were delivered today and Wink will get together with Trenchless Solutions to reline the manholes in conjunction with putting the lids on.  Next week maint will start painting lines on the tennis/basketball court.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Bonny to approve Kluesner Construction to crack seal the tennis court for $600.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank announced the second seal coat on 1st Ave S would be completed in Aug and Wink confirmed that Brad Brownell had told him this was the correct timeline for the seal coating.  Kluesner has also used less gravel than expected for the project.

     Tank reported that Wapsi Waste has completely paid off their debt to the Jones County Landfill.  Every City in Jones County will be getting a new 28-E agreement from the landfill to look over in the near future

     Mayor Tank briefly explained the status of FEMA monies to the Council.  The City has received the entire percentage of the Federal share on each project and the State share will not be issued until all projects are complete and a close out has been held with State officials.

     A brief discussion was held on rebar in sidewalks.  No sidewalks have been replaced this year so far.

     Jones County Deputy Andy Bowers reported that they spent 77 hours in OJ during June.  They will try to pay extra attention to speeders and reckless drivers on 1st Ave S during construction.

      Hansen presented a backup system from IDrive for $49.50/year with a one time set up fee of $50.00.  This is an off-site backup system for all programs on the City computer.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Martin to approve City Clerk to sign up for the IDrive backup system.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Barb Dobling reported that the library circulation is up and doing very well.  Librarian Angie Shirley received a  raise from the board.  The library adopted a new policy with regards to sex offenders.  Some old sheet music has been donated to the library as well.

     Junction for Opportunities has put up new signs north of town and they have four more sets of signs to put up.  Hospitality Days has been moved to Aug 29th.  There will be entertainment, kiddie parade, lunch and possibly a flea market.

     Discussion was held on the curb & gutter loan and it was decided to send out bid sheets to several banks to see what interest rate could be obtained.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Schewe to approve Resolution 2009-12 to set Aug 11, 2009 as the date for the public hearing for the curb & gutter loan.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     A brief discussion was held on SRF and IJobs funds for the water main project.  More discussion will be held at  a later time.

     Moved by Schewe seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution 2009-10 to set wages for FY 2009-10.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2009-11 to set $.46 as the mileage rate for FY 2009-10.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on fence permit for 406 3rd Ave N.

     Discussion was held on planting trees on City property.  The Council will consider getting some trees to plant in the future.  Anyone wanting to plant trees on City property must clear it with the City first and abide by the ordinance.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve contract with AgVantage FS for 7000 gallons of prepaid LP for $1.119/gal.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     A brief discussion was held on when and who to send funeral flower to.  It was decided to keep it on a case by case basis as to who to send flowers to.

     Moved by Schewe seconded by Bonny to approve changing ordinance 6-5-9 to raise residential garbage fees from $9.95/month to $12.55/month.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Dobling seconded by Balichek to renew four CD’s with Citizens State Bank for 9 months.  All Ayes.  Motions Carried.

     Discussion was held on residence paving parking spaces in front of their houses.  The City will treat this just like pouring sidewalks.  Residents will fill out a building permit and have it approved by the building committee, but there will be no fee for the permit.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn the meeting at 8:36 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.