REGULAR MEETING:  May 10, 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, Ewing and Chase.  Martin was absent.  Staff present was Hansen.  Visitors were Brad Brownell-Kluesner’s Construction; Marlene Flory-JFO & Midland Times; Mark Jobgen-IIW Engineers; Dee Ewing; and Greg Graver-Jones Co Sheriff’s Dept entered at 7:55 pm.

     MARTIN IS ABSENT ON ALL MOTIONS

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

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

 

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$847.40

 

RUT

$52.40

 

SEWER

$119.08

 

WATER

$398.03

 

LIBRARY

$63.23

 

CITY HALL

$43.67

 

FIRE DEPT

$188.54

AFLAC

AFLAC PRE-TAX

$452.76

ANSTOETTER CONSTRUCTION

WA MAIN PROJECT

$47,688.10

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO

WINK DENTAL/VISION

$63.00

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$171.00

CITIZENS STATE BANK

FIRE TRUCK LOAN

$3,963.12

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$350.76

COON'S CORNER

SUPPLIES

$96.21

DAKOATA SUPPLY GROUP

METERS

$586.64

DATA TECHNOLOGIES INC

DATA TECH USER GROUP MTG

$95.00

ECICOG

WATER MAIN ADMIN FEES

$225.00

FARM PLAN

SUPPLIES

$12.99

GARY BLOCK

DEPOSIT REFUND-GARY BLOCK

$100.00

HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS

WELDING TIP

$109.99

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGINEERING FEES WATER MAIN

$5,701.25

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$2,132.92

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RES

WA/SW OPERATOR LICENSES

$120.00

IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY

WWTF PAYMENT

$56,126.76

 

WATER MAIN PAYMENT

$11,182.22

IOWA ONE CALL

LOCATES

$20.80

IPERS

IPERS

$1,075.00

J & R SUPPLY

WATER SUPPLIES

$983.00

JONES CO.SOLID WASTE MANAG.

CITY WIDE CLEAN UP

$20.06

JONES COUNTY TREASURER

LIBRARY PROPERTY TAXES

$533.00

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

SUPPLIES

$2.58

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

CITY

$115.99

 

SEWER

$27.45

 

LIBRARY

$43.08

 

FIRE DEPT

$46.90

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE LANDFILL MTG

$22.54

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$255.61

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$216.00

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

VEHICLE MAINT.

$390.65

TLZ STOP

FIRE DEPT

$14.51

 

CITY

$208.72

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$88.83

WAPSI WASTE SERVICES, INC

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,361.10

WALMART

LIBRARY

$60.96

 

 

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TOTAL

$137,376.85

 

RECEIPTS:  General $24,724.04; Library $500.34; RUT $3,223.62; Employee Benefits $3,749.26; Emergency $449.49; LOST $2,940.97; Debt Service $1,355.82; Capital Projects $975.00; Water $7,277.84; Sewer $3,840.24; WWTF $6,900.99

 

Mayor Tank opened a public hearing to take comments on the FY 2010-2011 Budget Amendment at 7:00.  There were no comments and the hearing was closed at 7:01.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution 2011-5 FY 2010-2011 Budget Amendment as presented.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Brad Brownell from Kluesner’s Construction presented bids to the Council for work on the City streets this season.

     Moved by Ewing seconded by Bonny to approve two bids from Kluesner for street repairs totaling $15,717.40.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank provided the Council with a copy of Wink’s annual review.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve a 25 cent raise for Wink.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank informed the Council that Calvin Mangler is asking that the City rebuild a fence that is along the property line at his home and the City property.  The Mayor will look into seeing who’s property the fence is actually on.

          The City Clerk presented 2 complaint forms about dogs to the Council.  They will address the Jones Co Deputy on how to handle these.  The council does not see a need to examine old documents from Ahlers & Cooney.  The prepaid fuel credit will be handled however the City Clerk feels is the best option.

     Kathy Chase reported that the library has been informed by the State that they need to have a gender balanced board.  The board is currently made up of all women.  They need to see if they can find any men who are interested in serving on the board.

     Marlene Flory with JFO reported that they are giving the City $200 to help with City wide clean up costs.  They will not be having hospitality days this year, but will have kids games on the 4th of July.  JFO will discuss buying reflective numbers for houses in town at their next meeting.

     Greg Graver with the Jones Co Sheriff’s Dept reported 78 hours.  He also explained to the Council the procedure that has to be taken for dog complaints. 

     Mark Jobgen with IIW Engineers told the Council the curb & gutter project would likely be starting late July. 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve the contract with the DOT for the curb & gutter project.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve Change Order No 3 from Anstoetter Const. for the water main project.  The total of the change order is $119.85.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Ewing to approve Pay Application No 5 to Anstoetter Const. for the water main project.  Total of the pay app is $47,688.10.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mark Jobgen also told the Council that the IDED has some left over funds from last year, so the well project could possibly be considered for some of those funds.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to table the discussion on a donation to the Czech Museum until the JFO has a chance to discuss it at their meeting.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     We will call Alliant to see if they can trim the tree at Buckner’s that is in the power lines.

     City Clerk will get examples of other City’s building permit ordinances and will discuss and the next meeting.

     A short discussion was held on getting our own garbage truck with a couple of other towns.  We need to send out requests for bids because our contract is up June 30th.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve liquor license renewals for Coon’s Corner and TLZ Stop.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve cigarette permit renewals for Coon’s Corner and TLZ Stop.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2011-6 Water Quality Report.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on getting paid for a minimum of 1 hour of work when called in.  This has always been done in the past but is not in writing anywhere.  Council feels it should be in the employee handbook.  Motion was made by Bonny and seconded by Chase to approve this, but after further discussion the wording could not be worked out.  It was decided that the clerk would get examples of wording and we would continue this at the next meeting.  The matter was never taken to a vote.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve and sign a 5 year plan with the DOT for Hwy 136 maintenance.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to enter into an agreement with Utility Service Company to find and negotiate with companies to have antennas on our water tower.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve a bid from Visu-Sewer to line 3 manholes at $1400 each.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn at 9:30.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                       Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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