REGULAR MEETING:  May 10, 2016.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Senior Citizens Community Center.  Mayor Tank called roll at 7 pm.  Council present were Klemme, Krutzfeld, Chase, Stevenson and Nierling.  Staff present was Hansen, Eberhart and Murray.  Visitors were Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Scott Andresen-Fire Dept., Virginia Carter, Nadine Ruley, Gerald Brauer, Mike Shirley, Richard DeLarm, Dennis Fields, Adam Hansen, James Graves, Billy & Christy Campbell, Jim Schewe, and Brian Eckhardt-Jones County Sheriffís Dept. 

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

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

 

AFLAC                        

AFLAC INS               

$176.16

DEVIN C KELLY                

LEGAL FEES                    

$676.31

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$916.91

 

RUT

$82.39

 

SEWER

$215.30

 

WATER

$292.15

 

LIBRARY

$65.45

 

CITY HALL

$44.29

 

FIRE DEPT                     

$248.40

ALLIED WASTE

GARBAGE CONTRACT              

$2,556.40

SYNCB/AMAZON                 

LIB-MATERIALS                 

$696.42

ANDREW THOMSEN               

WA/SW DEP REFUND                 

$70.34

BARD MATERIALS               

SIDEWALK-BURMEISTER           

$394.69

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$52.00

CHRISTY CAMPBELL

SNOW REMOVAL-LIB

$50.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION      

WA/SW DEP REF-ANDREW THOMSEN     

$79.66

CLARK'S SAW CENTER           

REPAIRS                       

$28.50

DEMCO                        

LIB-CHAIRS                    

$1,077.53

ECICOG                       

CDBG HOUSING ADMIN FEE        

$3,750.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN             

LIB-OPERATING EXPENSES        

$148.50

GASSER TRUE VALUE            

REBAR                         

$69.90

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAXES                

$1,539.82

IA ASSOC OF MUNICIPAL UTILITY

ANNUAL DUES                   

$465.62

IOWA ONE CALL                

LOCATES                       

$6.30

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$1,015.21

J&L LUMBER                   

ROOFING MATERIAL/CITY HALL    

$609.86

J & R SUPPLY                 

SUPPLIES                      

$60.00

JACKSON COUNTY REGIONAL HEALTH

DRUG SCREEN-MURRAY            

$66.00

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

SUPPLIES                      

$72.98

JONES CO SOLID WASTE MNGMNT  

LOAD OF JUNCK          

$27.50

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR      

REPAIRS TO ORANGE TRUCK       

$673.38

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

TELEPHONE-CITY                  

$115.04

 

WATER

$30.02

 

SEWER

$30.02

 

LIBRARY          

$82.61

 

FIRE DEPT                     

$70.04

MATT NIERLING                

MILEAGE                       

$66.73

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES                

PRINTING & PUBLISHING         

$385.42

POSTMASTER                   

STAMPS                        

$149.00

PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER, INC    

FIRE DEPT                     

$72.59

RADLOFF SALES CO             

GENERATOR PAYMENT             

$7,500.00

SCOTT EBERHART               

SUPPLIES                      

$30.38

STACIA HANSEN                

MILEAGE-ANAMOSA & HIAWATHA    

$70.00

TLZ STOP                     

FUEL                          

$116.00

WALMART                      

LIBRARY SUPPLIES              

$289.09

WELLMARK BC/BS               

HANSEN HEALTH INS             

$1,425.52

 

EBERHART HEALTH INS

$631.49

WREGIE MEMORIAL LIBRARY      

POSTAGE                       

$18.63

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE 

PARTS                         

$32.08

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  4/08/2016  

 

$2,327.95

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  4/22/2016  

 

$2,732.52

   

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***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$32,427.60

 

RECEIPTS: General $28,089.62; Library $561.02; RUT $3,355.16; Employee Benefits $10,263.39; Emergency $539.85; LOST $2,916.26; Debt Service $7,316.08; Housing Grant $925; Water $6,536.55; Sewer $3,479.19; WWTF $6,434.32

 

     Virginia Carter and Nadine Ruley from the Legion Auxiliary asked if the City had insurance to cover the 4th of July parade.  The Auxiliary normally sponsors the parade but they were told they didnít have insurance to cover this.  The parade will now be sponsored by the City so the Cityís insurance will cover it. 

     Mayor Tank opened a public hearing for the current fiscal year budget amendment at 7:04 pm.  There were no written or oral comments or objections.  Mayor Tank closed the hearing at 7:05 pm.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Stevenson to approve Resolution 2016-12 FY16 Budget Amendment.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Scott Andresen from the fire dept. stated they had another new member on his 6 month probation period.  Lee Williams has joined the department.  There were no calls since the last meeting.

     Scott Eberhart stated they have the last two loads from City Wide Clean Up loaded and ready to go to the landfill in the morning.  He would like to buy a push mower.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Stevenson to buy a push mower for no more than $200.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

Eberhart also asked the council if they would be willing to purchase a bigger chain saw.  Eberhart has one that he would be willing to sell the City for $250.  He bought it in hopes that the City would be interested in it because the one we have is not working properly and is smaller. 

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Krutzfeld to purchase the saw from Eberhart for $250.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Moved by Nierling seconded by Stevenson to approve the estimate from Lasackís to repair the orange dump truck.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Discussion was held on whether itís really worth it to keep the backhoe.  Itís a very old piece of equipment.  The batteries do not hold a charge and it leaks hydraulic fluid.  We could rent a mini-hoe for around $250/day or hire the work done when we do need digging. 

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Nierling to replace the batteries and take the backhoe to be sold at the Hwy 64 auction on June 4th.  Minimum bid has to be $2000.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     The cement pad for the generator will hopefully be ready to pour sometime next week.

     The bid from LL Pelling for street repair was looked over.  Some of the streets were thrown out of the bid to make it more feasible price wise for the City.  The streets that will be repaired are River Rd from 1st Ave S to B St.  Church St from 3rd Ave N to 5th Ave N.  3rd Ave N from Church to Broadway and 5th Ave N from Fairview to Church.  This will total approx. $16,000.

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Nierling to approve the bid from LL Pelling for the above mentioned streets to be repaired.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     There were 3 building permits approved by the building committee that the council was made aware of.  A sidewalk replacement, small shed and a patio with small garden shed. 

     Stevenson stated that the library has not had their meeting yet. It will be this coming Saturday. 

     Tank stated the JFO did well with their taco bag sales during garage sale day.  They will be discussing the 4th of July celebration at their June meeting.

     Two houses are currently having a historical review done on them for the CDBG Housing Grant Fund.

     Moved by Chase seconded by Klemme to approve the 2nd Reading of the Meter Repair Ordinance.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Nierling to approve the 2nd Reading of the Garbage Rate Ordinance Change.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Klemme to approve renewing liquor licenses for TLZ Stop, Coonís Corner and Sportsmanís Den.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Richard DeLarm had a court order in December of 2015 to have his two properties at the north edge of town brought up to City code by May 1st of this year.  Richard just recently started working on some things at the properties within the last two weeks.  Richard addressed the council and asked for more time.  He also stated he was planning on getting his tax return and having the work done, but has not received his refund yet.  The council stated that he has had many years of the City sending him letters and speaking with him to get the properties up to code and he has never complied, therefore they do not think it is in the Cityís best interests to give more time. 

     Moved by Nierling seconded by Krutzfeld to hire a contractor to come in and take down the buildings, remove all cars, rocks, building materials, dirt and junk and take the property to grade level.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Richard was advised that if there was anything of value that he wanted kept that he should remove it from the property ASAP.

     Discussion was held on the property located at 201 Broadway.  Sander Construction does not want to sign the contract.  The mayor will contact him one more time and see if they can work something out, otherwise it will be on the agenda again next month to put it back up for bids.

     Nadine Ruley presented the city with a bill for cleaning up her basement when the guys jetted because of a blockage in the sewer main.  The bill was presented to the cityís insurance and it sounds like they will be paying the claim.

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Chase to pay the bill or any part of the bill that insurance does not cover.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Mayor Tank stated that Calvin Mangler wants the City to pay for half of his fence.  This is a fence that we are half responsible for.  Tank estimates our cost to be around $300. 

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Chase to fix our share of the fence.  Roll Call Vote.  Ayes: Klemme, Nierling, Chase, Stevenson.  Nays:  Krutzfeld.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Chase to approve Resolution 2016-13 Rescinding Charges for Snow Removal at 326 1st Ave N.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Klemme to approve Resolution 2016-14 Water Quality Report for 2015.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Tank, Nierling and Chase will attend the small city workshop to be held in Cascade on June 16th

     During public response Chase stated that she would like to discuss the open meetings law at the next council meeting.  She also suggested having some workshops with the council and the public so they could voice their opinions and ideas to the council.  Deputy Eckhardt encouraged the public to report everything to them right away.  Adam Hansen and James Graves stated that they were trying to start a new business by holding some conceal carry classes around the area.  They hope to have one in Oxford Junction in the very near future.

     Moved by Chase seconded by Stevenson to adjourn at 8:39 pm.

 

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                                         Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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