REGULAR MEETING:  March 13, 2012.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7:00 pm.  Mayor Merle Tank called roll.  Council present were Bonny, Chase, Balichek, Ewing and Wiese.  Staff present was Hansen and Wink.  Visitors were Marlene Flory-JFO & Midland Times, Denny Coon-Fire Chief, and Greg Graver-Jo. Co. Sheriff. 

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

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

 

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$279.60

AGVANTAGE FS

DIESEL-AMBULANCE

$125.93

 

DIESEL-CITY

$604.07

 

SUPPLIES

$159.84

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$834.51

 

RUT

$95.13

 

SEWER

$249.26

 

WATER

$416.22

 

CITY HALL

$6.41

 

LIBRARY

$44.21

 

FIRE DEPT

$184.83

ALLIED WASTE

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,299.00

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIB-MATERIALS

$563.08

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING-WATER

$15.00

COONS CORNER

SUPPLIES

$97.16

ECICOG

CDBG ADMIN FEE-WATER MAINS

$300.00

 

CDBG ADMIN FEE-WELL

$343.00

 

CLERKS WORKSHOP

$15.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN

LIB-OPERATING EXPENSES

$72.50

IIW ENGINEERS

ENGINEERING FEES-WELL

$4,874.98

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,496.09

IA ASSOC OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES

DUES

$388.71

IPERS

IPERS

$931.30

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL

SUPPLIES

$23.90

JONES COUNTY TREASURER

PROPERTY TAXES-LIB

$523.00

KIRKWOOD COMM COLLEGE

CODE ONE CONF-DENNY COON

$175.00

LASACK BROS REPAIR

PARTS/REPAIRS

$481.60

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO

CITY HALL

$132.56

 

LIBRARY

$43.72

 

FIRE DEPT

$47.28

 

SEWER

$27.64

MATT PARROTT AND SONS CO

OFFICE SUPPLIES

$123.85

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$471.67

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$145.90

TLZ STOP

FUEL-FIRE DEPT

$65.50

 

FUEL-CITY

$126.60

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE

$89.35

UTILTIY SERVICE CO

TOWER CONTRACT

$3,764.73

WALMART

LIB-OPERATING EXPENSES

$64.90

WYOMING WELDING, INC

VEHICLE MAINT/REPAIR

$56.96

     
 

TOTAL

$20,784.49

 

RECEIPTS:  General $5,130.91; Library $81,524.20; RUT $4,031.85; Employee Benefits $86.87; Emergency $10.07; LOST $3,139.06; Debt Service $28.38; Capital Projects $3,760.48; Water $6,152.85; Sewer $3,088.86; WWTF $6,749.12

 

     Mayor Tank opened a public hearing for the FY 2012-2013 Budget at 7:01.  There were no written or oral objections.  The hearing was closed at 7:02.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution 2012-7 FY 2012-2013 Budget to be certified to the County Auditor.  Roll Call Vote.   All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank opened a public hearing for the FY 2011-2012 Budget Amendment at 7:04.  There were  no written or oral objections.  The hearing was closed at 7:05.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Chase to approve Resolution 2012-8 FY 2011-2012 Budget Amendment to be certified to the County Auditor.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank opened a public hearing for a Loan Agreement For Curb & Gutter at 7:06.  There were no written or oral objections.  The hearing was closed at 7:07.

     Moved by Chase seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2012-9 Loan Agreement for Curb & Gutter.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank opened a public hearing for Loan & Disbursement Agreement for the Well Project at 7:08.  There were no written or oral objections.  The hearing was closed at 7:10. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution 2012-10 Loan & Disbursement Agreement for Well Project.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

      Fire Chief Denny Coon reported that they had election of officers at the Feb meeting.  Chief-Denny Coon, 1st Assistant-Bob Coon, 2nd Assistant Larry Otte, Captains-Jim Bicknese & Tim Otte, Training Officers-Scott Andresen, Travis Hageman & Matt Thomsen, Safety Officer-Danny Slouha, Sec/Treas-Kris Leeper.  He also stated that they are using the rest of the grant for narrow banding to purchase more pagers.  They will be applying for a grant to help buy more turn out gear and another grant for the roof repairs.  They had 1 grass fire last month.  The pancake breakfast will be April 1st

     Maintenance Supervisor Wink stated they have been working on repairing the tractor and the orange dump truck and also cleaning up gutters and working on alleys. 

     Mayor Tank reported that he built some shelves and painted in the office at the shop.  He also stated that 121 Main St is having a problem with their sewer and they want the City to use our backhoe to finish digging though the rock that they canít get through by hand.  The Council had a lengthy discussion about whether we should or should not do this for them.  They would be willing to pay the rate of $100/hr for use of the backhoe and $30 for an extra man to be there. 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to NOT finish digging the hole at 121 Main with our backhoe.  Roll Call Vote.  Chase-Nay, Bonny-Aye, Wiese-Nay, Balichek-Aye, Ewing-Nay.  Motion Failed.

     Moved by Chase seconded by Ewing to go ahead and let the guys use our backhoe at 121 Main to finish digging the hole to the sewer line and have the owner sign a waiver that the City is not liable for damages.  Roll Call Vote.  Chase-Aye, Bonny-Nay, Wiese-Aye, Balichek-Nay, Ewing-Aye.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held regarding the sidewalk at 225 2nd Ave N.  There are big chucks of cement sticking out.  The City will start sending letters to property owners who need to fix their sidewalks and if they do not get fixed the City will do it for them and assess the charges on their property taxes.

     Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver presented the police report for the month of February.  There were a variety of calls. 

     Last Call requested the Council to approve her having a street dance for her annual anniversary party.  If they donít like that idea, she would request that she could at least fence off part of the street for a smoking area like she did last year.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve closing off part of the street like last year, but no band outside.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Marlene Flory from the Junction for Opportunities stated that they have another curb appeal project going.  This one is for landscaping.  The council gave approval for them to use the old fire station building again this year for their plant and walking taco sale during garage sale day.  They will have a big Easter Bunny at the Easter Egg Hunt this year.

     Mayor Tank reported that the State moved about $30,000 of our cost over to the State side for the Curb & Gutter project.

     Sealed bids were opened for the 2006 Dayton 40 KW power take off generator.  There were three bids received.  Joe McGonegle $1,026.50; Denny VonSprecken $1,551.99; and Adam Richmann $1,500.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Chase to approve the bid from Denny VonSprecken for $1,551.99 for the generator.  Roll Call Vote.  Chase-Aye, Bonny ĖAye, Ewing-Nay, Wiese-Aye, Balichek-Aye.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Chase seconded by Wiese to approve giving $100 each to the Easter Egg Hunt and Post Prom.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn at 8:18 pm.

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                         Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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