REGULAR MEETING:  July 13, 2010.  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 present were Bonny, Balichek, Ewing, Chase and Martin entered at 7:35 pm.  Staff present was Wink and Hansen entered at 7:15 pm.  Visitors were Mark Jobgen-IIW Engineering, Marlene Flory-Midland Times & JFO, Ted Birdsall and Richard Wherry. 

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

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

 

ACCO

CHEMICALS

$342.13

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$301.84

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$887.04

 

RUT

$69.51

 

WATER

$52.31

 

LIBRARY

$88.44

 

CITY HALL

$54.84

 

FIRE DEPT

$145.14

BAKER & TAYLOR

MATERIALS-LIBRARY

$601.31

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO

HANSEN INS

$2,191.11

BOSS OFFICE SUPPLIES

SUPPLIES-LIBRARY

$47.98

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$45.00

CITY OF OLIN

MOSQ. FOGGER-WAPSI PARK BOARD

$60.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

DEPOSIT REFUND-J TIMM

$111.43

CLARK'S SAW CENTER

WEED EATER PARTS

$39.95

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$526.14

COON'S CORNER

NEW BALLIST-LIBRARY

$39.50

 

CITY  

$118.98

DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP

METERS

$1,010.11

ECICOG

ADMINISTRATION FEES

$525.00

HIPIOWA

WINK INS

$1,523.43

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGINEERING WATER MAIN PROJ

$1,136.00

 

ENGINEERING WELL PROJ

$6,650.00

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,341.56

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RES

ANNUAL WATER SUPPLY FEE

$69.23

IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES

DUES

$403.00

IOWA ONE CALL

LOCATES

$1.80

IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES

BOOK SHELF-LIBRARY

$665.00

IPERS

IPERS

$689.15

J & R SUPPLY

SUPPLIES

$23.70

JONES CO.SOLID WASTE MANAG.

CITY WIDE CLEAN UP

$18.40

 

LANDFILL ASSESSMENT

$644.63

JONES COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT

FY2011 ASSESSMENT

$1,466.88

JOY VACEK

SUMMER READING-LIBRARY

$80.00

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

TELEPHONE-CITY HALL

$127.72

 

LIBRARY

$42.05

 

FIRE DEPT

$47.44

 

SEWER

$27.36

MCNEILL TREE SERVICE

STORM DAMAGE REMOVAL

$650.00

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE

$68.54

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$190.69

NEWS PUBLISHING CO., INC.

PUBLISHING

$12.38

OXFORD JUNCTION FIREWORKS

FIREWORKS DONATION

$300.00

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$179.81

RELIABLE OFFICE SUPPLIES

OFFICE SUPPLIES

$99.18

RIVER VALLEY

DIESEL

$1,512.18

SANDRY FIRE SUPPLY, LLC

SUPPLIES-FIRE DEPT

$313.03

SHEILA MOORE

REIMBURSE PLANTS/MULCH

$69.55

STACIA HANSEN

SFR TRAINING MILEAGE

$25.76

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

RADIO BATTERIES-FIRE DEPT

$318.00

TLZ STOP

FUEL FIRE DEPT

$55.79

 

CITY

$417.82

 

FOOD-STORM

$100.61

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA

2ND QRT SALES/WTH TAX

$1,487.00

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$91.61

WALMART

SUPPLIES-LIBRARY

$415.37

WAPSI WASTE SERVICES, INC

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,361.10

 

 

 

 

 

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TOTAL

$30,883.53

 

RECEIPTS:  General $9,868.83; Library $1,432.33; RUT $3,215.77; Emergency $15.68; LOST $2,936.26; Debt Service $44.92; Water $5,633.41; Sewer $3,230.33; WWTF $7,077.06

 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Chase to approve Amendment No 1 to the agreement between the City and IIW Engineers for the Water Main Project.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Martin Absent.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2010-12 to consider plans & specs for the Water Main Project and set date of Aug 10, 2010 for a Public Hearing.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Martin Absent.  Motion Carries.

     Set the date as Aug 3rd to open bids from contractors for the Water Main Project.  Bids need to be received in the Clerks office by 10 am on Aug 3rd and will be opened at Wregie Memorial Library at 10:15 am.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to table the discussion on whether or not to roll over the excess budget money from the fire dept until the mayor has a chance to talk to them about it.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Maintenance superintendent Wink reported that he got the ok from the DNR to start discharging the lagoons because of the high water level.  Lab tests will be completed first.  Wink asked for permission to buy a fan for the shop.  The Council thought that would be a good idea.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to approve the estimate of $2310 from McNeill Tree Service to remove and/or trim 8 trees in town.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to give Ihrig 15 extra hours for cleaning up during the tree removal process.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank reported to the Council that the brown dump truck needs to be replaced.  The Mayor will check on some prices and see if he can find a good used one.  The Mayors have been discussing towns owning their own garbage trucks during the Mayor’s meetings.  This may be discussed further.

     Mayor Tank reported that the landfill is looking into replacing their scale.  Also the idea of “pay as you throw” has been talked about.  This would mean the more garbage you have the more you would pay instead of everyone paying the same monthly fee.

     It has been noticed that there is a lot of grass growing between the cracks of some residents sidewalks and also that people are not removing grass clippings from the sidewalks after mowing.  It should be noted that it is the homeowner’s responsibility to properly maintain the sidewalks adjacent to their property.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Balichek to approve the Clerk to go to AFR training in Wyoming on Aug 4th from 1:30-3:30.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Balichek to give Sheila Moore a $50 gift certificate to TLZ Stop for the landscaping work she did at City Hall.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Kathy Chase reported that there were 650 people through the library last month with 750 items being checked out.  The summer reading program had a minimum of 20 participants each day.  These are excellent numbers for our small town.

     Marlene Flory with the Junction for Opportunities reported that they have been given a lighted sign to use for advertising upcoming events in the community.  They will be trying a few places around town to see where the best place for the sign would be.  Hospitality day will be Aug 28th.

     The final design for the curb and gutter has been completed and the letting is scheduled for Nov.  Construction is set to begin spring or summer of 2011.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to approve the sidewalk at the end of Broadway to be taken out with the stipulation that if the property is ever sold or anything is ever built on it that the current owner would be required to replace the walk.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     The City cell phone plan was briefly discussed.  There will be no changes to the current plan at this time. 

     Moved by Ewing seconded by Martin NOT to allow chickens within the City limits.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     During public response it was requested to have a notice sent to the booster that would remind homeowners that it is their responsibility to take care of and clean their sidewalks.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn the meeting at 9:17 pm.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                                  Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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