REGULAR MEETING:  July 12, 2011.  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, Chase and Martin entered at 7:06 pm.  Staff present were Hansen and Wink.  Visitors were Rick LaMere, Kim Krutzfeld, Gabe Waters, Tim Urmies, Dee Ewing, Beth & Rich Keller, Richard Wherry, Dan Sinclair-Dakota Supply Group, Marlene Flory-JFO & Midland Times, Jean McPherson-Olin City Clerk, Denny Coon-Fire Chief, Gary Hughes-ECICOG and Greg Graver-Jones County Sheriff’s Dept entered at 8:05 pm. 

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

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

 

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$301.84

AG VANTAGE FS

SUPPLIES

$34.29

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$853.40

 

RUT

$40.16

 

SEWER

$65.36

 

WATER

$264.66

 

LIBRARY

$69.80

 

CITY HALL

$46.41

 

FIRE DEPT

$142.44

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIB MATERIALS

$649.50

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO

HANSEN HEALTH INS

$2,212.92

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$15.00

CITIZENS STATE BANK

STOP PAYMENT FEE

$21.40

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

POSTAGE-CASH BOX

$5.15

 

DEP REF-ANNA STRAIT&TIM RALSTON

$200.00

CLARK'S SAW CENTER

PARTS

$16.00

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$350.76

COON'S CORNER

SUPPLIES

$53.26

DAKOATA SUPPLY GROUP

WATER METERS

$586.64

ECICOG

CDBG ADMIN FEES/WATER MAIN

$750.00

EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY

LIB MATERIALS

$12.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN

LIB-OPERATING

$21.75

HIPIOWA

WINK HEALTH INS

$1,624.77

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGINEERING FEES/CURB & GUTTER

$683.00

 

ENGINEERING FEES/WATER MAIN

$4,874.75

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,468.63

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RES

DUES

$58.29

IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES

DUES

$357.00

IPERS

IPERS

$714.56

JONES COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT

EMERGENCY MNGMT DUES

$1,466.88

JONES COUNTY SENIOR DINING

SENIOR DINING DONATION

$300.00

KLUESNER CONSTRUCTION, INC

STREET REPAIRS

$12,545.58

LINDER TIRE SERVICE

TIRES CITY TRUCK

$537.64

 

TIRES AMBULANCE

$685.20

 

TIRES FIRE DEPT

$803.10

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

TELEPHONE CITY HALL

$113.85

 

TELEPHONE SEWER

$27.42

 

TELEPHONE LIBRARY

$43.91

 

TELEPHONE FIRE DEPT

$46.84

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE LANDFILL MTG

$22.54

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$106.04

MOLLY VACEK

SUMMER READING-LIB

$58.00

OLYMPIA BOOK CORP

LIB MATERIALS

$541.28

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$131.00

RIVER VALLEY

REGULATORS-LIB

$63.43

TIFFANY VACEK

SUMMER READING-LIB

$87.15

TLZ STOP

FUEL FIRE DEPT

$37.52

 

FUEL CITY

$179.87

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA

2ND QRT SALES TAX

$1,108.00

 

2ND QRT WITHHOLDING TAX

$579.00

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$89.87

VAN METER INDUSTRIAL INC

PARK BOARD LIGHTS

$79.25

WALMART

LIB SUPPLIES

$325.50

WAPSI WASTE SERVICES, INC

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,361.10

WENDLING QUARRIES

LEGION ROCK

$160.22

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE

JD TRACTOR

$71.66

 

 

 

 

 

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TOTAL CLAIMS

$39,065.59

 

RECEIPTS:  General $7,264.42; Library $527.34; RUT $1,609.02; Employee Benefits $272.12; Emergency $32.62; LOST $3,803.07; Debt Service $98.40; Capital Projects $13,600.20; Water $6,315.05; Sewer $3,289.07; WWTF $6,796.12

 

     Rick LaMere spoke to the Council and visitors stating that he will be running for Jones County Sheriff if there is a special election and in the 2012 election as well.  He spoke about his life, education and experience and why he should be our new Sheriff. 

     Dan Sinclair from Dakota Supply Group spoke to the Council about radio read water meters.  He also explained that the old style meters will be discontinued at the end of July.

     Gary Hughes from ECICOG explained to the Council that Oxford Junction had now been approved for the $300,000 CDBG for the new well.  The Council decided not to sign any agreements until we know a little more about where we want to dig the new well.

     Kim Krutzfeld read a letter written by Robin Hute, owner of Last Call.  She wanted to let the Council know that she is making some changes to try to deter fighting at her establishment.  The bar tenders will now be required to become certified and she will also have more security people hired for the bar.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to approve renewing the liquor license for Last Call.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Greg Graver presented the Sheriff’s report for June.  They logged 70.5 hours. 

     Denny Coon-Fire Chief stated that the new water main line made it a lot easier and faster to fill the tanker truck.  They had a tree blown down behind the fire station in the storm.  Answered 4 calls last month.  Tom Hancock may be able to get them some money for the roof that needs replaced.  In regards to the siren petition that was going around, Denny stated that the siren is doing what it is designed to do and the tone can not be lowered.  The timer was purchased with memorial money, therefore we will ask that family their feelings on only blowing the siren once a day instead of 3 times a day before the Council makes that decision. 

     Maintenance superintendent Wink reported that they had most of the limbs picked up from the recent storm. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Martin to approve proposal by Dave Shmitt Construction for one manhole reline and to televise the line for a total of $2,783.00.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Tank reported that the new scale at the landfill was working fine.  The machine used to load underneath semi’s keeps breaking down so they are looking for a different one.

     The sidewalk committee needs to go around and find which sidewalks need replaced.  Some letters will be sent requiring replacement.

     There was a complaint form submitted about the house at 118 W Church St.  The lawn has not been mowed in years.  The guys will be sent to check it out.

     Kathy Chase reported that the library had 85 kids in last month.  They received a check for $271, after the $500 deductable, from the insurance company for the break in.

     Marlene Flory from JFO reported that they had a good turn out for the kids’ games and lunch stand on the 4th of July.  The bounce house after the parade was also a big hit.  There was no meeting in July.       

     Mayor Tank reported that the curb & gutter project will now start July 25th.  The water main project is finished and came in under budget.  We will hopefully make final payment and close the project next month.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2011-10 for Ralston and Strait liens.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to approve Resolution 2011-9 Vacuum Truck 28E Amended Agreement.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution 2011-7 Setting Wages for 2011-2012.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution 2011-8 Setting Mileage for 2011-2012.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to sign 28E Agreement with Jones County giving the farm to market road control back to the City.  The City will be responsible for all the maintenance, but will also receive the RUT money.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn at 9:27 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.