REGULAR MEETING:  March 10, 2015.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library.  Mayor Shirley called roll at 7 pm.  Council present were Bonny, Chase Krutzfeld, Stevenson and Klemme.  Staff present was Hansen and Woodrum.  Visitors were Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Denny Coon-Fire Chief, and Clay Pestka-Midland School Board.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Stevenson to approve the agenda.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Klemme to approve the consent agenda.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

ACCO                         

CHEMICALS-WA                  

$184.65

AFLAC                        

AFLAC INS               

$351.48

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$885.56

 

RUT

$188.87

 

SEWER

$230.12

 

WATER

$515.62

 

LIBRARY

$77.27

 

CITY HALL

$35.55

 

FIRE DEPT

$381.35

SYNCB/AMAZON                 

LIB-MATERIALS                 

$47.79

AUDITOR, STATE OF IOWA       

ANNUAL PERIODIC EXAM FEE      

$900.00

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$15.00

CHERYL DROWNS                

WA/SW DEP REF                    

$58.08

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION      

WA/SW DEP REF-STACEY MUHS        

$100.00

 

WA/SW DEP REF-TAMMY STEFFEN

$79.66

 

WA/SW DEP REF-CHERYL DROWNS

$91.92

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER    

CHILD SUPPORT                 

$472.32

COON'S CORNER                

SUPPLIES                    

$198.52

DEVIN C KELLY                

LEGAL FEES                    

$1,203.00

ECICOG                       

CODIFICATION                  

$308.00

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAXES                

$1,673.53

IA ASSOC OF MUNICIPAL UTILITY

ANNUAL DUES                   

$443.43

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$1,201.83

JONES COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE

DONATION-SUMMER DISCOVERY CAMP

$100.00

JONES COUNTY TREASURER       

LIB PROPERTY TAXES            

$306.00

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

CITY HALL

$122.88

 

LIBRARY

$46.84

 

FIRE DEPT

$144.53

 

SEWER

$29.34

 

WATER

$29.34

 

POSTAGE-WA SAMPLES

$12.01

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES                

PRINTING & PUBLISHING         

$196.23

MIKE BICKNESE                

TREE REMOVAL                  

$875.00

P & K MIDWEST INC            

PARTS                         

$395.56

POSTMASTER                   

POSTAGE                       

$68.00

REPUBLIC SERVICES #897

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,481.60

SOPER PLUMBING & HEATING     

BUILDING REPAIRS              

$208.64

STATE HYGIENIC LABORATORY    

LAB TESTING                   

$230.00

TAMMY STEFFEN                

WA/SW DEPOSIT REFUND             

$20.34

TLZ STOP

FUEL

$94.00

WALMART                      

LIB-OPERATING EXPENSES        

$111.43

WELLMARK BC/BS               

WOODRUM HEALTH INS            

$816.77

 

HANSEN HEALTH INS

$1,332.48

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  2/13/2015  

 

$2,928.19

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  2/27/2015  

 

$2,755.76

   

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***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$22,972.99

     

RECEIPTS:  General $4,165.62; Library $817.05; RUT $4,000.99; Employee Benefits $376.26; Emergency $24.60; LOST $3,375.80; Debt Service $338.89; Water $6,453.64; Sewer $3,830.15; WWTF $6,201.12

 

     Mayor Shirley opened a public hearing at 7:02 pm for the 2015-2016 Budget.  There were no written or oral comments or objections so the hearing was closed at 7:03 pm.

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2015-4 FY2016 Budget.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Clay Pestka with the Midland School Board gave a presentation on the new proposed school add-on and remodel for the Wyoming facility.  There will be a special election on April 7th for a proposed $12.9 million bond issue to complete the expansion and remodel project.  It needs a 60% majority to pass.

     Fire Chief Denny Coon stated they had election of officers.  He is still Chief.  1st Assistant is Bob Coon, 2nd Assistant is Larry Otte, Captains are Jim Bicknese & Tim Otte, Training Officers are Scott Andresen, Travis Hageman & Alan Lasack, and Secretary/Treasurer is Kris Leeper.  They had 2 calls last month and will be hosting first aid training on the 16th and hazmat on the 23rd.  They have also purchased a used fill station for their air bottles and upgraded their cascade system to 45 psi bottles.

     Maintenance Assistant Woodrum reported that the one pump at the lagoons is down and currently being worked on by Mississippi Valley Pump.  They are waiting for parts at this time.  Wiese contacted Schmitt Construction to put a trash pump rental on hold in case we need it with all the extra infiltration from melting snow.  Currently our one pump is keeping up. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Krutzfeld to allow Woodrum to attend a lagoon training class in Iowa City on May 4th.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Bonny to approve the clerk to attend a workshop in Hiawatha on April 1st.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The council agreed to let the Sportsman’s Den close off the street in front of the bar for a dance on the 4th of July.  He will clean everything up properly.

     The council will allow Jennifer Husman or her representative from the Jones County Safe & Healthy Youth Coalition to give a presentation on responsible beverage service training at the April or May meeting.  She will be limited to between 5-10 minutes though.

     Jim Schroeder mayor of Lost Nation is setting up a meeting for the mayors from the towns involved in the 28E Agreements for the Jetter and the OSHA Trailer.  This will be in Oxford Junction at the Wregie Memorial Library on March 30th at 6:30 pm. 

     Klemme reported that the library board had some issues with the way the new librarian presented the report but she thinks they have is worked out now.  They also had someone from the State come in and do some training with them.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Bonny to give Midland Post Prom a $100 donation.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mike Benke’s mom called our attorney asking if the fine from burning for her son could be dropped or reduced because he cannot read and didn’t know what was going on.  Mike did not show up for his court date and was therefore found guilty.  We have attorney’s fees and such adding up to $470.  We could reduce it to that amount or leave it at the full $750.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Chase to leave the fine at the full $750.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Klemme to adjourn at 8:13 pm.

 

 

 

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Mike Shirley, Mayor                                                                       Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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