REGULAR MEETING:  June 12, 2012.  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, Chase, Balichek and Wiese.  Ewing was absent.  Staff present was Hansen and Wink.  Visitors were Denny Coon-Fire Chief, Marlene Flory-JFO & Midland Times, and Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver. 

     EWING IS ABSENT FOR ALL VOTES

     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

FLOWERS CITY HALL

$21.00

ABC FIRE PROTECTION, INC

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS-FIRE DEPT

$240.00

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$312.24

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$844.25

 

RUT

$48.66

 

SEWER

$67.22

 

WATER

$218.92

 

LIBRARY

$49.06

 

CITY HALL

$33.98

 

FIRE DEPT

$113.96

ALLIED WASTE SERVICES #897

GARGABE CONTRACT

$4,598.00

AMERICAN LEGION EMBLEM SALES

FLAGS

$343.95

BETTER HOMES & GARDENS

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION

$20.00

BOSS OFFICE SUPPLIES

LIBRARY EXPENSE

$39.19

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$119.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

DEPOSIT REF-VAN GREEN

$100.00

COON'S CORNER

SUPPLIES

$38.30

DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP

REPAIR KIT/SCHOOL METER

$48.87

DEMCO

LIBRARY EXPENSE

$278.35

ECICOG

CDBG ADMIN FEE/WA MAINS

$375.00

EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION

$20.00

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,367.83

IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY

LOAN PMT WA MAINS

$11,755.20

 

LOAN PMT WWTF

$54,557.50

IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES

WORKSHOP TANK/CHASE

$60.00

IOWA ONE CALL

LOCATES

$21.80

IPERS

IPERS

$886.21

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL

SUPPLIES

$60.46

JONES CO.SOLID WASTE MANAGT

CITY WIDE CLEAN UP

$373.30

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

MOWER FILTER KIT

$76.71

THE LIBRI FOUNDATION

GRANT BOOKS

$350.00

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO

WINK DENTAL/VISION INS

$45.00

 

HANSEN HEALTH INS

$2,670.96

MATHESON TRI-GAS, INC

SHOP SUPPLIES

$84.15

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

POSTAGE WA SAMPLE

$10.59

 

CITY HALL PHONE

$116.37

 

SEWER PHONE

$27.61

 

FIRE DEPT PHONE

$47.71

 

LIBRARY PHONE

$114.98

MEGANS MASSAGE & TANNING

DEP REFUND-MEGAN'S MASSAGE

$100.00

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE

$49.50

MIDLAND TIMES

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION

$138.78

OXFORD JUNCTION FIREWORKS

FIREWORKS DONATION

$300.00

OXFORD JUNCTION IMPROVEMENT

RAGBRAI DONATION

$200.00

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$153.00

ROBIN HUTE/LAST CALL

LIQUOR LICENSE REFUND

$195.00

SHEILA MOORE

MULCH/WORK ON FLOWER BEDS

$100.00

TLZ STOP

FUEL FIRE DEPT

$56.47

 

CITY

$210.93

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$89.25

UTILITY SERVICE CO., INC

WATER TOWER CONTRACT

$3,764.73

WORLD WAR II

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION

$41.95

   

=============

 

TOTAL

$85,955.94

 

RECEIPTS:  General $14,305.14; Library $513.11; RUT $3,371.03; Employee Benefits $1,967.05; Emergency $228.02; LOST $2,755.97; Debt Service $642.70; Capital Projects $871.00; Water $6,129.17; Sewer $5,258.59; WWTF $6,564.83

 

     Fire Chief Denny Coon stated they had 1 call for lift assist from the ambulance.  They have received new bids for the roof and they came in for under $20,000.  They tested hoses on Sunday and found a few minor holes that can be repaired.  The Mayor inquired about whether the City should receive some of the money the fire dept. takes in for filling pools to cover the water costs.  This issue will be looked into. 

   Maintenance Supervisor Wink reported that they have been cleaning up and spraying weeds.  Utility Services will be here the week of the 25th to clean and inspect the water tower.  Wink learned a lot at the class he went to in Maq.  They want to put in another gate at lagoons so they can mow another strip and keep the weeds down on the other side of the fence. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to buy a 12’ gate for approx. $125 for the lagoons.  Roll Call Vote.  All Aye.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank reported that they got 7 houses hauled to the landfill from Olin.  These were the flooded out homes. 

     There was a discussion about all of the old run down empty house here in town and decided that we need to seriously check into the cost of getting rid of one or two of them.

     Mayor Tank reported that he would like to take the old City office equipment to the landfill.  Our water revenue is running about 5% behind what we budgeted.  We may need to look into raising rates soon.  Ron Chase would like to take a tree down at his residence on Main St that is on City property.  He will pay for all costs and also replace the tree with something that is not so sappy.

     Mayor Tank, Kathy Chase and Betsy Bonny will perform an annual review with the City Clerk at 8:30 tomorrow morning.  Council approved Hansen attending SFR Training on July 12th in Monticello.  The clerk will renew her Notary Certification and also apply for a City credit card.  Council approved 4 vacation days for the City Clerk.  She will be off June 15th, 18th, 22nd, and 25th.  The part-time clerk will fill in on all but the 22nd

     Sheriff Greg Graver gave the Council two months of reports.  He has been working on looking at the ordinances from ours and surrounding towns to see what can be done about the junk cars.  We will get him a list and he will see what he can get done.  They will also be putting a speed trailer in town sometime this summer.  There are complaints about people not stopping at the stop signs by the school.

     Discussion was held on the proposal from Speer Financial in regards to the curb and gutter project.  We will ask a representative to attend the next meeting to explain the proposal a little more before making a decision.

     Maddie Wiese reported that the library rejected the idea of the museum putting on a sloped roof because it would cover one of the windows upstairs.  Angie also bought a new rug and some other things and made a “kid’s corner” in the library that is going over very well.  New shelving will also be arriving soon.

     Marlene Flory from JFO reported that the equipment has arrived for the Frisbee golf course that will be going in at the Wapsi Park.  They are making plans for the 4th of July and Ragbrai.  She also announced that Nate Shirley received the OJ Improvement Scholarship this year.

     Ragbrai was discussed a little.  The planning committee for Ragbrai came through OJ on Sat morning and gave some good advice to the committee.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to charge outside “non-food” vendors $100 for a booth at Ragbrai.  No food vendors will be allowed.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on the proposal from Speer Financial in regards to the curb and gutter project.  We will ask a representative to attend the next meeting to explain the proposal a little more before making a decision.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonney to renew the Tobacco Permit for TLZ Stop and Coons Corner.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank gave the Council a proposal on sharing a garbage truck with Clarence.  There was some discussion but no decision was made.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Wiese to approve Clerk to get started on getting an ordinance in place to ban all outdoor furnaces.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Wiese to adjourn the meeting at 8:57 pm.

 

 

 

________________________________                     _______________________________________

Merle Tank, Mayor                                                              Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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