REGULAR MEETING:  July 9, 2013.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library.  Mayor Tank called roll at 7 pm.  Council present was Bonny, Chase, Ewing, Klemme and Balichek entered at 7:10.  Staff present was Hansen and Wink.  Visitors were Wade Block, Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Denny Coon-Fire Chief, and Kristina Stevenson. 

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

     Moved by Chase seconded by Klemme to approve the consent agenda.  All Ayes.  Balichek Absent.  Motion Carried.

 

A&A CONSTRUCTION

LIBRARY

$4,310.00

AFLAC                        

AFLAC INS                

$457.20

AGVANTAGE FS

SUPPLIES

$94.27

 

DIESEL

$1,025.97

ALLIANT                      

STREET LIGHTS

$885.96

 

RUT

$87.95

 

SEWER

$268.43

 

WATER

$227.97

 

LIBRARY

$83.53

 

CITY HALL

$37.89

 

FIRE DEPT

$147.92

ALLIED WASTE

GARGAGE CONTRACT

$2,369.40

CASEY'S GENERAL STORE        

FUEL-PUMPS-FLOOD              

$125.18

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$15.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION      

DEPOSIT REF-LAST CALL         

$100.00

CLARK'S SAW CENTER           

SAW REPAIR                    

$86.58

DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP          

SUPPLIES                      

$16.00

ECICOG                       

CDBG ADMIN FEES-WELL          

$1,323.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN

LIBRARY-OPERATING EXPENSES

$21.75

GASSER TRUE VALUE            

CRACK FILLER                  

$12.99

HIPIOWA                      

WINK HEALTH INS               

$1,973.61

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGINEERING-WELL              

$5,949.00

 

PUBLISHING-WELL

$82.30

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAX                  

$1,658.24

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RES

ANNUAL FEE                    

$57.92

IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES        

DUES                          

$380.00

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$1,015.87

J & R SUPPLY                 

SUPPLIES                      

$187.50

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

PUMP                          

$99.99

JONES CO.SOLID WASTE MANAG.  

LANDFILL ASSESSMENT           

$558.00

JONES COUNTY SENIOR DINING   

DONATION                      

$300.00

KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE   

CONFERENCE-WINK         

$270.00

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

CITY HALL

$122.70

 

LIBRARY

$43.52

 

FIRE DEPT

$49.26

 

SEWER

$28.63

LOWDEN PLUMBING & HEATING CO 

SUPPLIES                      

$156.15

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS     

HANSEN HEALTH INS             

$2,707.77

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

 

MILEAGE-EMA FLOOD MTG

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES                

PUBLISHING FEE                

$141.22

 

LIBRARY-SUBSCRIPTION

$18.00

MOLLY VACEK

LIBRARY-OPERATING EXPENSES

$108.75

POSTMASTER                   

POSTAGE                       

$99.00

RAPIDS REPRODUCTIONS, INC    

PRINTING-WELL                 

$641.54

SOPER PLUMBING & HEATING     

REPAIR TOILET-CITY HALL       

$15.99

TEAM LAB                     

STREET PAINT                  

$311.00

TINA BURDA

LIBRARY-MOWING

$32.00

 

LIBRARY-MATERIALS

$148.14

TLZ STOP                     

FUEL-CITY                     

$306.21

 

FUEL-FIRE DEPT

$49.00

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA     

2ND QRT SALES TAX             

$1,794.00

US CELLULAR                  

CELL PHONE BILL               

$60.29

VISA                         

TENNIS NET                    

$187.90

WALMART

LIBRARY EXPENSES

$356.08

WENDLING QUARRIES            

ROCK                          

$194.24

 

SAND FOR FLOOD

$1,233.91

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE 

SUPPLIES-VEHICLES             

$99.50

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  6/07/2013  

 

$2,356.44

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  6/21/2013  

 

$2,422.79

   

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***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$37,962.45

 

RECEIPTS:  General $47,486.79; Library $502.46; RUT $3,508.83; Employee Benefits $749.08; Emergency $67.12; LOST $3,019.80; Debt Service $1,866.97; Capital Projects $1,998.00; Water $7,219.68; Sewer $3,806.89; WWTF $6,817.95

 

     Wade Block addressed the council stating that a tree that is in front of his house but on city property needs to be cut down.  He has had several issues with it taking out his power.   He was without power for 5 weeks last summer.  He just had the property surveyed and the tree is definitely on city property.  The council would like to have a forester come and look at the tree and determine whether it is dying or needs to come down for some other reason.  Council will make a decision at the next meeting.

     Fire chief Denny Coon stated that they had 1 fire call last month for a lightning strike on a house and 2 storm watches.  Denny wrote a letter for a homeowner that had a fire stating why the house needs to be condemned.  Denny asked the city clerk to send information to the attorney about the fire dept. articles of incorporation.

     Maintenance supervisor Wink attended the annual water conference through Kirkwood and said it was a very good refresher.  He will also attend the wastewater conference at the end of July.  Wink also stated that they are working on the transducer on the submergible lagoon pump.  It could take two weeks to get the part back from being repaired.  The system is currently running on a float back up.

     Hansenís review was performed and the committee recommended a $1.00/hr wage increase to the rest of the council.  Chase suggested a $.50 raise stating the budget is tight.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to give Hansen a $1.00/hr raise.  Roll Call Vote.  Ayes: Bonny, Balichek, Klemme.  Nays: Chase, Ewing.  Motion Carried.

     Annual review for Wiese was set for July 26th at 8 am.  Balichek, Bonny and Tank will conduct the review.

     Mayor Tank stated that LL Pelling should be here soon maybe even this week to begin street repairs.  We will need to add parts of 1st Ave S to the list because it was undermined in the flood and the garbage truck fell through in one spot creating a hole.  The guys would like to televise the sewer line first to make sure there are no problems with it.

     Tank also stated that he thought there was a homeowner just about ready to pour some new sidewalk and the city would have some projects to go along with it.

     The city clerk presented a complaint form to the council that was received today.  There are several dogs, cats and parrots locked in a home with no one attending to them.  The Jones County deputies have been there several times and spoken with the owners of the animals but as of July 1, all dog complaints must be on a form at City hall and then given to our city attorney.  The clerk will send this to the attorney and see what happens.

     Klemme reported that the librarian, Tina Burda, has submitted her resignation to the board.  They are currently looking for a replacement.  All the doors and windows have been sealed and the deck repaired by A&A Construction.   Summer reading program is continuing.

     The Junction for Opportunities have postponed all 4th of July activities to Labor Day weekend Aug 31st.  They have also given away all the paint that they have but are possibly looking into getting some more.   

      A preconstruction meeting was held for the well project.  We will be starting in a couple of weeks or so. Discussion was held about having the contractor demolish the well house and cap off well #3 instead of doing this ourselves.  This was an option on the original contract but we chose not to approve it at that time. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Klemme to add demolishing the well house and capping well #3 to the contract.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Chase seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution 2013-7 to set mileage rate at $.50 for the fiscal year 2013-2014.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution 2013-8 Wages.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     A small discussion was held on imposing a weight limit on 1st Ave S because of the undermining that happened as a result of the flood.  It was decided that would just ask the truck drivers that live on that street if they would not drive on it with their semis.

     The council reviewed 2 proposals to repair manholes.  The first was from Trenchless Solutions (Visu Sewer) for $111 per vertical foot.  This comes to $3,885 for 7 manholes.  The second bid from Dave Schmitt Construction is for $9,170 for 7 manholes.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve proposal from Trenchless Solutions to repair 7 manholes plus one more that was damaged in the flood.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The mayor went to the lagoons with our engineer to try to get a solution to some problems out there.  They think the pumps are pumping two much water for the pipe to handle.  The engineer is reviewing the situation.

     During public response Kristina Stevenson expressed her concerns about the animals in the house that we talked about earlier in the meeting.  Denny Coon brought up the possibility of implementing a minimum housing ordinance to prevent people from letting their homes become overrun with animals and their waste. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn at 8:19 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.