REGULAR MEETING:  June 14, 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, Martin and Chase entered at 7:03 pm.  Staff present was Hansen.  Visitors were Brad Pedersen-Wapsi Waste; Frank Banigan-Allied Waste; Marlene Flory-JFO & Midland Times; Jeff Swisher-Jones County Sheriff’s Dept; and Kathleen Oberbroekling. 

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

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

 

1ST AVE PLANTS

FLOWERS/CITY HALL

$22.75

A & A CONSTRUCTION, INC

FIX GUTTER/REPLACE CK 22519

$680.00

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$301.84

AG VANTAGE FS

SUPPLIES

$157.83

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$845.90

 

RUT

$44.92

 

SEWER

$68.43

 

WATER

$289.98

 

LIBRARY

$63.97

 

CITY HALL

$45.65

 

FIRE DEPT

$158.64

AMERICAN LEGION EMBLEM SALES

FLAGS

$174.95

ANSTOETTER CONSTRUCTION

PAY APP #6/WATER MAINS

$7,166.31

BILL CAMPBELL

STEEL

$157.00

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$45.00

CITIZENS STATE BANK

STOP PAYMENT CK 22519

$21.40

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

POSTAGE/REIMBURSE CASH BOX

$8.11

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$350.76

DAVID COON

LABOR FIRE TRUCK

$60.00

ECICOG

CDBG ADMIN/WATER MAINS

$600.00

FARM PLAN/JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL

PAINT/HERBICIDE/SUPPLIES/FLAG POLES

$248.29

GREEN VALLEY AG & TURF

MOWER REPAIR

$84.48

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGINEERING FEES/CURB & GUTTER

$1,620.75

 

ENGINEERING FEES/WATER MAIN

$5,834.25

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,481.90

IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES

SMALL CITY WORKSHOP/TRAINING

$30.00

IPERS

IPERS

$717.66

J & R SUPPLY

SUPPLIES

$205.60

JENSEN READY MIX

STORM DRAIN

$130.13

JOSEPH SEA

WA/SW DEPOSIT REFUND

$100.00

JONES CO.SOLID WASTE MANAG.

CITY WIDE CLEAN UP

$91.60

JONES COUNTY TREASURER

INTEREST-LATE PMT

$20.00

LARRY G OTTE

SUPPLIES FIRE DEPT

$96.29

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

MANHOLE REPAIRS

$100.00

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

CITY HALL

$125.82

 

LIBRARY

$41.55

 

FIRE DEPT

$46.90

 

SEWER

$27.45

LOWDEN PLUMBING & HEATING CO

ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES

$277.58

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE LANDFILL MTG

$22.54

 

MILEAGE CURB & GUTTER PRE-CON MTG

$56.58

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$116.16

OXFORD JUNCTION FIREWORKS

FIREWORKS DONATION

$300.00

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE/ANNUAL BOX RENT

$146.00

ROBIN HUTE

WA/SW DEPOSIT REFUND

$100.00

RONANN'S FLORAL SHOPPE

FLOWERS

$40.66

SEVENTEEN

LIBRARY MATERIALS

$25.54

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

RADIO BATTERIES/FIRE DEPT

$155.00

TLZ STOP

FUEL/FIRE DEPT

$121.04

 

FUEL/CITY

$307.40

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$91.17

UTILITY SERVICE CO., INC

TOWER CONTRACT

$3,764.73

WALMART

OFFICE SUPPLIES

$22.79

WAPSI WASTE SERVICES, INC

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,361.10

WENDLING QUARRIES

PROSPECT STREET

$283.01

 

 

 

 

 

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TOTAL

$30,457.41

 

 

RECEIPTS:  General $13,514.96; Library $530.34; RUT $3,825.99; Employee Benefits $1,405.96; Emergency $168.56; LOST $2,940.97; Debt Service $508.43; Capital Projects $74,141.10; Water $6,469.80; Sewer $3,373.40; WWTF $6,783.70

 

     Deputy Jeff Swisher from the Jones County Sheriff’s Dept reported 59 hours in town for the month.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to give the Mayor authority to grant vacation for the maintenance dept instead of them having to ask the Council.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Bonny to approve Wink to purchase a cordless drill/driver from Theisen’s for $199.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank reported that the landfill had put the new scale into use this last week.  Tank also reported that the ditch behind houses south of Main St from 3rd Ave to the East edge of City limits needs to be dredged out.  Contractors want to wait until fall to give a bid so they can walk it after crops are out.  Tank said there are at least two sidewalks that are in dire need of repair.  The sidewalk committee will walk the town to see if there are any others before letters are sent to homeowners letting them know that they need to make the necessary repairs. 

     The City clerk was given permission to attend SFR Training in Monticello on June 16th and also granted vacation for June 20th-24th.  The Council presented the Clerk’s annual review.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve a $.50 raise for the City Clerk.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Kathy Chase reported that the library had been broken into.  Nothing was taken or destroyed except the door and lock on the safe.  Insurance will cover it all but the $500 deductable.  24 kids have signed up for the summer reading program.  Pete Barto named the library and museum in his will.  The amount is unknown at this time.

     Marlene Flory with the JFO announced that they will have a lunch stand from 10:30-1:00 on the 4th of July.  They will also have kids games and a bounce house from 4-8 pm. 

     The Mayor and Clerk attended a pre-construction meeting in Manchester for the Curb & Gutter/Hwy 136 Resurfacing Project.  This project is set to start right after the 4th of July.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to approve Pay Application No 6 from Anstoetter Construction in the amount of $7,166.31.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Chase seconded by Bonny to approve Change Order No 4 from Anstoetter Construction in the amount of $9,329.80.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Balichek to approve using the wording from Wyoming when employees are called into work only changing the 2 hours to 1 hour.  This will be added to the employee handbook.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     There were two bids received for the garbage contract for the next two years.  Wapsi Waste put in a bid of $12.00 per month per resident and BFI dba Allied Waste put in a bid of $10.45 for the 1st yr and $10.80 for the 2nd yr.  This is with an every other week recycling pickup from Allied. 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve the proposal and award contract to BFI dba Allied Waste for garbage for the next 2 years.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     During public response Kathy Chase passed out some handouts from the Small City Workshop that she attended and gave the Council a brief report on what she learned. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 pm.

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                      Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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