REGULAR MEETING:  March 8, 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, Martin, Ewing and Chase.  Staff present was Hansen.  Visitors were Marlene Flory-JFO and Midland Times, Jason Thompson and Dee Ewing.

     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.

    

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$301.84

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$863.91

 

RUT

$51.25

 

SEWER

$212.87

 

WATER

$793.22

 

LIBRARY

$61.62

 

CITY HALL

$22.54

 

FIRE DEPT

$203.12

AgVantage FS, INC

TANK REGULATOR AT SHOP

$142.54

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIBRARY MATERIALS

$849.61

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$30.00

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$350.76

DAKOATA SUPPLY GROUP

METERS

$586.64

DAN BALICHEK

REPAIR SHOP DOOR

$75.00

EASTERN IOWA DRAINAGE SERVICE

DIG WATER LINES

$425.00

ECICOG

CDBG ADMIN FEE

$1,075.00

HACH COMPANY

TEST STRIPS

$352.95

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,470.29

IA ASSOC OF MUNICIPAL UTILITY

ANNUAL DUES

$392.70

IPERS

IPERS

$744.39

JJJ ENTERPRISES, INC

THAW WATER LINE

$600.00

JONES COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE

SUMMER DISCOVERY CAMP

$100.00

KIRKWOOD COMM COLLEGE

CLASS-FIRE DEPT

$155.00

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

FIRE DEPT REPAIRS

$465.29

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

CITY

$113.66

 

LIBRARY

$44.34

 

FIRE DEPT

$46.98

 

SEWER

$27.49

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE

$67.62

MIDLAND POST PROM COMMITTEE

POST PROM DONATION

$100.00

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$153.89

NORTHWAY WELL & PUMP COMPANY

PUMP REPAIRS

$3,161.50

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$100.00

RIVER VALLEY

CITY

$977.22

 

AMBULANCE

$97.34

SANDRY FIRE SUPPLY

SUPPLIES-FIRE DEPT

$29.02

SCHROEDER TRUCKING & DOZING

SNOW REMOVAL

$2,035.00

STACIA HANSEN

MILEAGE WA SAM TO MAQ

$21.16

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

RED TRUCK REPAIRS

$131.89

TLZ STOP

CITY FUEL

$67.20

 

FIRE DEPT FUEL

$24.00

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$89.87

UTILITY SERVICE CO., INC

TOWER CONTRACT

$3,764.73

WALMART

LIB SUPPLIES

$171.57

WAPSI WASTE SERVICES, INC

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,361.10

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE

SUPPLIES

$61.08

 

 

 

 

 

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TOTAL

$23,972.20

 

RECEIPTS:  General $5,253.81; Library $786.86; RUT $5,015.47; Employee Benefits $31.48; Emergency $3.77; LOST $3,246.63; Debt Service $11.38; Capital Project $15,605.00; Water $6,170.09; Sewer $3,272.36; WWTF $6,557.52

 

     Mayor Tank opened a public hearing for the FY2012 Budget at 7:04 pm.  After brief comments Mayor Tank closed the hearing at 7:06 pm.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution 2011-4 FY 2011-2012 Budget to be certified to the County Auditor.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve the Sheriff’s contract for the FY2011-2012 in the amount of $24,284.00.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank reported that as soon as the weather gets nice the landfill will be continuing work to get the new scale installed.

     A brief discussion was held about Mayor and/or Council members attending a small city workshop in West Branch in June.

     A new policy for picking up yard waste was discussed.  It was decided that the City would buy yard waste bags and sell them to the citizens for $1.50 per bag.  All yard waste picked up by the City guys would have to be in one of these bags purchased from the City.  No other waste will be picked up.  The key will still be available at City Hall for anyone wanting to take their own yard waste to the dump site.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Balichek to sell yard waste bags for $1.50 for yard waste collection and have this the only waste the guys will pick up.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Martin to allow City Clerk to attend a Regional Clerks Workshop sponsored by ECICOG in Hiawatha on March 17th.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on the library’s trust and agency “savings” account.  The Council wants to leave the account where it is and pay the library their share of interest each month.  Chase will convey this to the library board and see what they have to say about it.

     Marlene Flory with JFO announced that they will be having a “kids in the kitchen” class.  JFO will pay the fee associated with this for all OJ kids wanting to attend.  The clothes give-a-way went well and they raised over $500 for fireworks at the bake sale.  Garage sale day has been set for May 7th.  JFO would like to discuss what could be done with the empty lot across the street from the Senior Center.  Applications are being taken for a $600 scholarship again this year.

     Anstoetter Construction will resume work on the water mains again within the next couple of weeks.

     Discussion was held regarding the new gun law.  We will invite Mark Denniston to the next meeting to explain the law.  We may possibly adopt a new ordinance or pass a resolution regarding weapons in City owned buildings.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn the meeting at 7:57 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.