REGULAR MEETING:  May 12, 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 were Hansen, Wiese, and Woodrum.  Visitors were Denny Coon-Fire Chief, Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Merle Tank-JFO & Landfill, and Gerald Brauer. 

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

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

 

AFLAC                        

AFLAC INS                

$351.48

AgVantage FS, INC            

DIESEL FUEL                   

$533.14

ALLIANT                      

STREET LIGHTS

$873.39

 

RUT

$66.40

 

SEWER

$98.11

 

WATER

$260.88

 

LIBRARY

$153.65

 

CITY HALL

$27.18

 

FIRE DEPT

$202.87

SYNCB/AMAZON                 

LIB MATERIALS                 

$568.98

BANKERS TRUST

CURB & GUTTER-PRINCIPAL

$30,000.00

 

INTEREST

$2,421.25

 

BOND FEES

$250.00

CASEY'S GENERAL STORE        

FUEL                          

$39.36

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$127.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION      

STAN DEWINE DEPOSIT REF       

$60.00

 

BRIAN VONTHUN-DEPOSIT REF

$100.00

 

POSTAGE-CASH BOX

$6.49

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER    

CHILD SUPPORT                 

$393.60

DOBLING INSURANCE            

CITY INSURANCE                

$15,613.00

 

FIRE DEPT

$11,957.00

 

AMBULANCE

$2,045.00

 

WATER

$2,622.00

 

SEWER

$1,508.00

FELD FIRE                    

FIRE DEPT-SERVICE COMPRESSOR  

$600.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN             

LIB OPERATING EXPENSE         

$90.75

HEATHER THEIN                

TREE REMOVAL                  

$775.00

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAX                  

$1,466.94

IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY

WELL-PRINCIPAL

$4,000.00

 

INTEREST

$796.25

 

BOND FEES

$113.75

 

WA MAIN-PRINCIPAL

$10,000.00

 

INTEREST

$1,950.00

 

BOND FEES

$325.00

 

WWFT-PRINCIPAL

$36,000.00

 

INTEREST

$17,850.00

 

BOND FEES

$2,975.00

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$1,111.77

LASACK BROTHERS & COMPANY REPAIR

BATTERY FOR GENERATOR

$179.06

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

CITY HALL

$118.31

 

LIBRARY

$46.49

 

FIRE DEPT

$63.78

 

SEWER

$29.39

 

WATER

$29.60

LOWDEN PLUMBING & HEATING CO 

LIB-OPERATING EXPENSE         

$345.13

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

METERING & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION

METERS                        

$1,533.88

MIDLAND TIMES                

PRINTING/PUBLISHING           

$202.52

MIKE BICKNESE                

STUMP REMOVAL  (2)              

$312.50

P & K MIDWEST INC            

BELT/BLADES                        

$128.74

POSTMASTER                   

POSTAGE                       

$151.00

PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER, INC    

FIRE DEPT                     

$932.48

REPUBLIC SERVICES #897       

GARBAGE CONTRACT              

$2,481.60

TLZ STOP                     

CITY FUEL

$158.76

 

FIRE DEPT

$47.60

VISA                         

WORKSHOP-WOODRUM              

$75.00

WALMART                      

LIBRARY                       

$38.73

WELLMARK BC/BS               

HANSEN HEALTH INS             

$1,332.48

 

WOODRUM HEALTH INS

$816.77

WENDLING QUARRIES            

ROAD ROCK                     

$158.89

WORLD WAR II                 

LIB-SUBSCRIPTION              

$45.95

WREGIE MEMORIAL LIBRARY      

LIB-CASH BOX                  

$23.96

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE 

SUPPLIES                      

$58.49

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  4/10/2015  

 

$2,810.38

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  4/24/2015  

 

$2,388.57

   

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***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$162,867.80

 

RECIEPTS:  General $31,857.84; Library $502.30; RUT $3,278.16; Employee Benefits $8,673.97; Emergency $567.08; LOST $2,926.79; Debt Service $7,812.42; Water $6,707.17; Sewer $3,612.79; WWTF $6,426.65

 

     Mayor Shirley opened a public hearing at 7:02 pm regarding the current year budget amendment.  There were no written or oral comments or objections.  The hearing was closed at 7:03 pm. 

     Moved by Chase seconded by Stevenson to approve Resolution 2015-6 FY2015 Budget Amendment.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

     Fire Chief Denny Coon reported 3 fire calls last month and 2 controlled burns.  They have started making plans for their 100 year anniversary that will take place in 2016.  They would like to have the celebration in conjunction with the 4th of July.  The ambulance is in the process of transitioning their record management system to the State system.  They will see what they like and don’t like and can add additional parts if they would like.

     The Sheriff sent a written report for last month.  There were 11 calls.

     Woodrum reported that the maintenance department has been busy with city wide clean up days.  They are currently dumping the lagoons and also had an inspection from the DNR.  They were informed by the DNR that we will be getting a letter about all the extra infiltration that is going into the lagoons.  We will need to get the sewer pipe under 1st Ave S. fixed as soon as possible to relieve some of this.  Next week the DNR will be here to inspect our new well.  Wiese informed the council that Aug 28th will be his last day of employment.  The council decided to put out an ad now to replace Wiese.  The deadline for applications will be July 1st so that we can hopefully have someone hired so they can train with Wiese for the entire month of August.

     Tank reported the landfill purchased a new generator for their shed.  They are looking into a program to recycle shingles. 

     A building permit has been issued to the owner of the old high school.  He is putting in driveways at the old gym building and a water line out to Church St.  The new owner of 314 3rd Ave N wants to put up a fence around her property.  However, she was unaware that the area between her and 322 3rd Ave N was actually an alley.  This area is completely grass and has not actually been used as an alley for many years. 

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Krutzfeld to abandon this alley and split the property equally between 314 and 322 3rd Ave N.   Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The alley to the west of 1st Ave N, behind the houses, has been currently maintained by the City.  We have plowed the snow and put gravel down when needed.  It has recently come to our attention that this is not a City alley or street but rather private property owned by several different individuals.  Since this “alley” is the only way to get to some of the homeowner’s garages (not the owners of the “alley”), the City feels it would be in our best interest to own this property and have it plotted as an alley so everyone can use it.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Bonny to buy this land from the 3 individuals and make it an alley.  The City is prepared to hire an attorney and take this to court if necessary.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Tank stated that the Junction for Opportunities food sale went well during city wide garage sale day.  The baseball diamond dedication went extremely well with a lot in attendance.  They are currently planning a 4th of July celebration and are trying to coordinate with other organizations in town for this. 

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Stevenson to approve Resolution 2015-7 Liens for Snow Removal.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2015-8 Lien for Water Bill.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Klemme to approve Resolution 2015-5 Water Quality Report.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Bonny to approve renewing liquor licenses for TLZ Stop, Coons Corner and Sportsman’s Den.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on lining or replacing the sewer pipe under 1st Ave S.  Hiring someone to  line and/or replace would be very expensive.  The mayor suggested trying to replace small sections at a time by ourselves.  We may be able to find where a lot of the infiltration is coming in.  The council thought it was worth a try to see if we could remedy this problem ourselves first before hiring out.

     In public response, Gerald Brauer thought the city was taking on a lot by trying to replace sections of the sewer pipe ourselves. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Krutzfeld to adjourn at 8:10 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.