REGULAR MEETING, March 9, 2010.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7:00 pm.  Mayor Tank called roll call.  Council present were Bonny, Balichek, Chase, Ewing and Martin.  Staff present was Hansen and Wink entered at 7:15 pm.  Visitors were Marlene Flory-Midland Times and JFO, Russ Krejci, Richard Wherry and Dee Ewing.

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

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

 

ACCO

CHLORINE

$176.90

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$301.84

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$881.42

 

MAINTENANCE

$102.86

 

SEWER

$200.11

 

WATER

$494.97

 

LIBRARY

$62.45

 

CITY HALL

$40.07

 

FIRE DEPT

$185.92

BAKER & TAYLOR

MATERIALS-LIB

$406.57

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$15.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

REIMBURSE CASH BOX/POSTAGE

$6.32

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$350.76

COON'S CORNER

SUPPLIES

$136.08

DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP

METERS

$1,005.61

EVELYN WULF

WA/SW DEPOSIT REFUND

$60.00

FARM PLAN

SUPPLIES

$158.72

FRANCINE BAHNSEN

LIB OPERATING EXP

$36.25

GASSER TRUE VALUE

SUPPLIES

$96.32

GRAINGER

SUPPLIES-FIRE DEPT

$271.32

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,315.91

IA ASSOC OF MUNICIPAL UTILITY

DUES

$381.26

IPERS

IPERS

$683.12

JONES COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE

SUMMER DISCOVERY CAMP

$100.00

JONES COUNTY TOURISM

DUES

$163.00

JONES COUNTY TREASURER

PROPERTY TAXES

$497.00

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

VEHICLE MAINT/REPAIR

$162.04

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

TELEPHONE

$249.80

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE LANDFILL MTGS

$45.08

MICHAEL STEWART

SNOW REMOVAL

$130.00

MIDLAND POST PROM COMMITTEE

DONATION

$100.00

MIDLAND TIMES

PRINTING & PUBLISHING

$156.96

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$56.00

RHAPSODY BOOK CLUB

LIB MATERIALS

$16.98

SCHAKEY'S PLACE

MEALS

$16.27

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

PARTS

$41.35

THE FAMILY HANDYMAN

LIB MATERIALS

$24.98

TLZ STOP

FUEL

$370.92

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$92.91

UTILITY SERVICE CO., INC

WATER TOWER CONTRACT

$3,764.73

WAL-MART

LIB SUPPLIES

$72.74

WAPSI WASTE SERVICES, INC

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,295.40

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE

SUPPLIES

$64.94

 

 

 

 

 

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TOTAL

$15,790.88

 

RECEIPTS:  General $23,554.54; Library $500.00; RUT $4,639.25; Emergency $12.03; LOST $3,410.61; Debt Service $34.46; Water $5,087.72; Sewer $2870.83; WWTF $6,947.94

 

     Mayor Tank opened a public hearing for the 2010-2011 Budget at 7:00 pm.  There were no comments.  Tank closed the hearing at 7:02.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution 2010-3 FY-2011 Budget.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     A brief discussion was held on the portable building located at 406 1st Ave S.  The owner needs to obtain a building permit.

     Tank commented that the maintenance dept wanted to hire someone for summer help.  The council will consider this at a later date or possibly give the part time guy more hours for a limited time.  There is a teenager who needs to do community service, so the maintenance dept will keep him busy picking up trash and cleaning out the gutters.

      The generator is at 3E in Davenport being repaired.  Insurance has agreed to cover the costs.  The City is still looking into trading it for two smaller ones, which is also recommended by the DNR.  This way there would be on located at the pump house and one at the lagoons.

     Tank reported that he has been appointed chairman of the landfill commission.  They are trying to iron out some budget problems.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Ewing to approve Resolution 2010-4 Committee Appointments (with the addition of building committee) Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Tank commented that he would like to see the street committee get together sometime between now and April to decide what streets will be repaired this year.  He also recommended not spending all of the local option money to try to help with the deficit in the budget.

     Chase reported that the library will hear whether they are getting the grant for the windows on March 24th.

     Marlene Flory reported that the Junction for Opportunities still needs applicants for the scholarship.  Mark Denniston and Sheila Moore were appointed to the OJ Improvement Board.  Sheila is meeting with Olin on sharing the grant they received.  Flory announced that garage sale days has been set for May 8th at 8:00 am in Oxford Junction.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve IIW to prepare a plan of action regarding well #3 as directed by the IDNR.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The city will have to consult with IIW on possibly digging well #3 deeper or digging a new well or see what other options are available.

     The City Clerk informed the Council that we did receive a CDBG grant in the amount of $300,000.  We can not apply for I-Jobs money since we were approved for the CDBG funds.

     The Council decided not to provide the community garden with free water at this time because it would cost too much to get it hooked up.  The Council did agree to let the JFO plant in the empty lot on Broadway provided they do not plant any trees.

     Jones County Deputy Greg Graver reported 83 hours in OJ for the month of February.  He also stated that we needed to sign the contract and return it as soon as possible.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2010-2 Gilson Lien.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Balichek to raise the minimum charge for water and sewer by $2.00 each per month.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to set April 13, 2010 as the date for the public hearing regarding raising the water and sewer rates.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Bonny has agreed to be in charge of the tree grant application.

     Kevin Bahnsen has agreed to drop his monthly pay rate by $50 because he is now only our wastewater operator and Wink is our water operator.  The City Clerk will send a thank you letter with his next check for him volunteering to take the pay cut.

     Towing vehicles and well #3 were briefly discussed during public response.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn the meeting at 8:34 pm.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

    

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                      Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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