REGULAR MEETING:  June 8, 2010.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7:30 pm.  Mayor Tank called roll call.  Council present were Bonny, Martin, Ewing, Chase and Balichek.  Staff present was Hansen.  Visitors were Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Greg Graver-Jones County Sheriff’s Dept., Denny Coon-OJ Fire Dept., Richard Wherry and Virginia Wiltsey.

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

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

 

1ST AVE PLANTS

PLANTS CITY HALL

$35.00

ALLIANT

LIBRARY

$59.93

 

FIRE DEPT

$145.51

 

WATER

$313.70

 

SEWER

$91.98

 

CITY HALL

$45.81

 

RUT

$71.53

 

STREET LIGHTS

$871.67

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$301.84

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIB MATERIALS

$370.19

BROWN SUPPLY CO.

SUPPLIES

$712.34

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$45.00

CITIZENS STATE BANK

FIRE TRUCK LOAN

$4,570.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

DEPOSIT REFUND-SCHLATTER

$100.00

 

REIMB CASH BOX-POSTAGE

$41.78

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$350.76

CROP PRODUCTION SERVICES

CHEMICALS

$120.59

DEMCO

LIB SUPPLIES

$71.52

ECIA

MEETING

$10.00

ECICOG

CDBG ADMINISTRATION COSTS

$1,925.00

FARM PLAN

SUPPLIES

$103.94

GREEN VALLEY AG & TURF

MOWER BLADES

$87.84

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGENEERING FEES/WA MAIN

$2,419.75

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,353.34

IOWA CONCRETE CORRECTORS

RAISE CURB & SIDEWALK

$585.00

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

NPDES PERMIT/WA MAIN

$175.00

IOWA ONE CALL

LOCATES

$21.80

IPERS

IPERS

$697.58

JONES COUNTY K-9 UNIT

DONATION

$100.00

KATHRYN CHASE

REIMBURSE SEMINARS

$90.00

LASACK BROS REPAIR

PARTS AND REPAIRS

$334.37

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

FIRE DEPT

$47.06

 

LIBRARY

$44.65

 

CITY HALL

$122.13

 

SEWER

$27.47

MERLE TANK

REIMBURSE SEMINARS/MILEAGE

$140.14

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING-MINUTES

$174.17

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$56.00

PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE

LIB MATERIALS

$21.24

SHIMANEK, SHIMANEK, & BOWMAN

LEGAL FEES

$55.00

STACIA HANSEN

MILEAGE/TRAINING/MEAL

$76.95

TLZ STOP

FUEL/FIRE DEPT

$71.00

 

FUEL

$380.86

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$93.16

UTILITY SERVICE CO., INC

WA TOWER CONTRACT

$3,764.73

WALMART

OFFICE SUPPLIES

$20.73

WAPSI WASTE SERVICES, INC

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,361.10

 

 

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TOTAL

$23,679.16

 

RECEIPTS:  General $80,710.83; Library $590.00; RUT $4,091.48; Emergency $50.25; LOST $2,863.29; Debt Service $25,143.98; Water $5,491.51; Sewer $3,174.81; WWTF $6,978.00

 

     Virginia Wiltsey asked the Council if she could get about 6 chickens to eat the bugs and mosquitos.  The City hasn’t sprayed because of liability issues.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to table this discussion until next meeting so more information can be obtained.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Denny Coon from the OJ Fire Dept. reported that they have just purchased a phone unit and pagers with grant money totaling $3300 from the DNR.  Denny asked about rolling over their budget money to the equipment replacement funds.  Council will make that decision next meeting.  The roof may need to be replaced on the fire dept soon and Denny is considering have this split three ways with the fire dept, ambulance and city.

     Mayor Tank wanted to let the Council know that some things said in discussions should be kept confidential.  Tank will be attending the DOT meeting in Manchester on Thursday concerning the Hwy 136 project.  Tank also said that Wink and Ihrig would try to fix the radiator in the orange truck themselves first instead of taking it to Lasack’s.  We will explore free ways to advertise the generator instead of listing it on e-bay.

     Four building permits were issued this month.  Two for sidewalk replacement, one for handicap ramp and deck, and one for a cement patio pad.

     Greg Graver with the Jones County Sheriff’s Dept. reported 51 hours in OJ for May.  Graver also asked if we could keep an eye out for loud music in the 300 block of 2nd Ave N.  They have had several calls about this but found nothing and think it may be false alarms.

     Kathy Chase reported that the library is purchasing new shelving for $600 with memorial money.  They also received $500 from the Betterment Committee for the new window and will be asking the Betterment for some money to purchase children’s books.  There were 22 kids for the first day of kids club.

     Tank reported that the JFO will be hosting hospitality days in Aug again this year.  Some will be going to the Future’s game in Olin on Thursday as well.

     Moved by Ewing seconded by Bonny to give City Clerk, Hansen a 50 cent raise beginning in July as a result of her annual review.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to renew liquor license for TLZ Stop.   All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to approve Resolution 2010-8 Nuisance mowing charges.  Ayes: Balichek, Martin, Ewing and Bonny.  Nay: Chase.  Motion Carried. 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Chase to approve Resolution 2010-9 Jones County Solid Waste 28E Agreement.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Sheila Moore and the Community Garden group will be planting and landscaping at City Hall on June 19th

     Discussion was held on options concerning dog licensing.  Council will think about this and discuss and a later date.

     Dick Wherry expressed concerns about the “plan of action” during pubic comment.  He urges the City to look closely at the costs and determine what the City could possibly do itself rather than hiring it done.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn at 8:50 pm.

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                      Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

 

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