REGULAR MEETING:  November 9, 2010.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7:00 pm.  Mayor Tank called roll call.  Council present were Chase, Bonny, Balichek, Martin and Ewing.  Staff present was Hansen and Wink.  Visitors were Gary Hughes-ECICOG; Marlene Flory-JFO & Midland Times; Jeff Swisher-Jones County Sheriff’s Dept.; Kathleen Oberbroeckling and Dee Ewing. 

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

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

 

ACCO

CHEMICALS-WATER

$290.90

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$452.76

AgVantage FS, INC

TANK RENT

$70.00

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$850.68

 

RUT

$79.58

 

SEWER

$94.83

 

WATER

$220.58

 

LIBRARY

$86.08

 

CITY HALL

$43.34

 

FIRE DEPT

$192.23

ANSTOETTER CONSTRUCTION

PAY APP 1-WATER MAINS

$57,839.31

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIBRARY MATERIALS

$527.98

BARD MATERIALS

SIDEWALK-L OTTE

$108.42

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$105.00

CLARK'S SAW CENTER

CHAIN SAW SUPPLIES

$40.50

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$350.76

DAKOATA SUPPLY GROUP

METER FOR SCHOOL

$2,190.47

ECICOG

ADMIN WATER MAIN

$200.00

 

ADMIN ORDINANCES

$460.00

FARM PLAN

PARTS

$75.93

HUGH SIGNS

LETTERING NEW VEHICLE

$150.00

IHRIG TREE SERVICE

TREE ROMOVAL-WA MAIN PROJECT

$1,700.00

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

CURB/GUTTER

$975.00

 

WATER MAIN

$3,399.25

 

WELL PROJECT

$350.00

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$2,068.76

IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY

WWTF INT PMT

$19,817.00

IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL DUES

$200.00

IPERS

IPERS

$1,094.47

JONES COUNTY SHERIFF

1ST HALF SHERIFF'S CONTRACT

$12,142.00

LADIES HOME JOURNAL

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION

$14.97

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

TELEPHONE

$238.45

MAD CITY SALES

PURCHASE 2005 FORD F-350

$19,190.00

MARV VACEK

SEWER LINE

$163.18

MCNEILL TREE SERVICE

TREE REMOVAL

$500.00

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH

WINK DENTAL/VISION

$63.00

MERLE TANK

FUEL/MILEAGE

$95.08

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING WELL PROJECT

$224.61

NORTHWAY WELL & PUMP COMPANY

SERVICE CALL WELL PUMP

$562.50

OXFORD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

CEMETERY EXPENSES

$1,500.00

PAUL J MCGONEGLE REPAIR

PARTS/REPAIRS FIRE DEPT

$200.75

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$133.95

RIVER VALLEY

FIRE DEPT

$397.30

 

AMBULANCE

$524.71

 

CITY

$447.99

SHIMANEK, SHIMANEK, & BOWMAN

LEGAL FEES

$22.00

TLZ STOP

FIRE DEPT

$51.75

 

CITY

$572.95

TRAVIS HAGEMAN

DEPOSIT REF-KONECRANES

$100.00

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$88.80

WALMART

LIBRARY EXPENSES

$186.70

WAPSI WASTE SERVICES, INC

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,361.10

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE

PARTS

$135.73

 

 

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TOTAL

$133,951.35

 

RECEIPTS:  General $25,552.33; Library $12,057.00; RUT $4,061.64; Employee Benefits $3,778.85; Emergency $453.04; LOST $4,004.92; Debt Service $1,366.52; Capital Projects $1,000; Water $6,209.62; Sewer $3,649.69; WWTF $7,114.12

 

     Mayor Tank opened a public hearing to hear citizen comments concerning the Status of Funded Activities for the current CDBG Water Main Project at 7:05 pm.  Gary Hughes read the following fact findings:

THE PURPOSE OF THIS HEARING IS TO CONSIDER THE STATUS OF FUNDED ACTIVITIES FOR WATER DISTRIBUTION IMPROVEMENTS BEING DEVELOPED IN OXFORD JUNCTION, IOWA, AS ASSISTED BY THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM (CONTRACT #10-WS-058)

 

As required for this hearing, it is noted that:

 

a.   For a general description of accomplishments to-date, an improvement contract in the amount of $339,073.10 was awarded to Anstoetter Construction, with notice to proceed issued on October 6, 2010.

 

b.       For a summary of expenditures to-date, through October 31, 2010, a total of $78,535.35 has been invoiced; $74,560.35 for project design and construction, and $3,975 for grant administration.  Of $300,000 awarded from the CDBG Program, $47,966 of invoicing received is reimburseable according to 59% federal share of development cost and 100% share of administrative cost.

 

c.   For a general description of remaining work, based on construction invoicing received, it estimated that 18% of project work has been completed with 82% pending completion.  It is estimated that the project will be completed early December.

 

d.      For a general description of changes made to the project budget, performance targets, activity schedules, project scope, location, objectives or beneficiaries, no such changes have occurred to-date.

 

Public in attendance:      3 citizens attended the subject Status of Funded Activities Hearing.

 

There were no written or oral comments from the public so Mayor Tank closed the hearing at

7:07 pm.

     Mayor Tank opened a public hearing to receive input from the community concerning 3 ordinance changes at 7:08 pm.  There were no written or oral comments so Mayor Tank closed the hearing at 7:09 pm.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve the first reading of the “No Livestock” ordinance. Roll Call Vote. All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Martin to waive the 2nd and 3rd readings of the No livestock ordinance.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Bonny to approve and adopt the following no livestock ordinance.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

                                           TITLE III COMMUNITY PROTECTION

 

                                                        CHAPTER 1  OFFENSES

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION, IOWA BY ADDING THE PROHIBITION OF RAISING LIVESTOCK WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS TO TITLE III COMMUNITY PROTECTION, CHAPTER 1 OFFENSES.

 

BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of Oxford Junction, Iowa:

 

SECTION 1. CHAPTER MODIFIED.  The following title and chapter of the City Code of Oxford Junction, Iowa is hereby modified: Title III Community Protection, Chapter 1 Offenses.

 

SECTION 2.   RAISING LIVESTOCK WITHIN CITY LIMITS PROHIBITED. The following language is added to Title III Community Protection, Chapter 1 Offenses.

 

SECTION 3-1-8         RAISING LIVESTOCK WITHIN CITY LIMITS PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep within the corporate limits of this City all cattle, swine, sheep, goats, or fowl (including chickens, geese, ducks and pigeons); the restriction herein imposed shall not be applicable to persons legally keeping or raising such animals within the corporate limits as of November 1, 2010.

 

SECTION 3.    SEVERABILITY CLAUSE.  If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication will not affect the validity of any section, provision, or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. 

 

SECTION 4.    WHEN EFFECTIVE.  This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.

 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve the first reading of the amendment to the mowing ordinance.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Bonny to waive the 2nd and 3rd readings and approve and adopt the amendment to the mowing ordinance.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

TITLE VII   SPECIAL ORDINANCES

 

CHAPTER 12

 

MOWING OF PROPERTIES

 

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION, IOWA BY ADDING CHAPTER 12, THE MOWING OF PROPERTIES, TO TITLE VII SPECIAL ORDINANCES.

 

BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of Oxford Junction, Iowa:

 

SECTION 1. CHAPTER MODIFIED.  The following title and chapter of the City Code of Oxford Junction, Iowa is hereby added: Title VII Special Ordinances, Chapter 12 Mowing of Properties.

 

SECTION 2.   MOWING OF PROPERTIES. The following language is added to Title VII Special Ordinances, Chapter 12 Mowing of Properties:

 

7-12-1             Purpose

7-12-2             Dense Growth

7-12-3             Exceptions

7-12-4             Appeal Process

7-12-5             Mowing of Properties

7-12-6             Penalty

7-12-7             Method of Service and Billing

 

SECTION 7-12-1       PURPOSE.  The purpose of this chapter is to facilitate the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Oxford Junction by requiring yards and properties to be properly mowed.

 

SECTION 7-12-2       DENSE GROWTH.  Dense growth of all weeds, vines, brush or other vegetation in the City constitutes a health, safety and/or fire hazard. For purposes of this Chapter, “dense growth” shall be defined as any vegetation exceeding eight inches (8”) in length.

 

SECTION 7-12-3       EXCEPTIONS.  The following are excepted from the definition of “dense growth”:

 

            (1)        Waterways and ground within two (2) feet of the same, except that any growth of weeds, vines or brush shall be cut or destroyed when such growth exceeds two feet (2’) in height.

 

            (2)        Farm crops, pasture, vineyards, orchards and garden plants grown or located on private property may exceed the requirements of this Chapter. However, weeds and brush in such areas shall be cut when the height of such weeds or brush  exceeds two feet (2’) in height.

 

            (3)        The owner of a hillside, waterway or gully located on private property may make an application to the City Council to exceed the requirements of this Chapter for the hillside, waterway or gully located on private property; and, upon receipt of such an application, the City Council shall make a finding whether or not the hillside, waterway or gully located on private property may be maintained at a level that exceeds the requirements of this Chapter but does not create a public health, safety or fire hazard; and, if the City Council makes such a finding, the Council may, by motion, grant relief to the property owner from the requirements of this Chapter and may establish a level of maintenance for the property that does not constitute a health, safety or fire hazard.

 

SECTION 7-12-4       APPEAL PROCESS.  A property owner who is aggrieved by the action of this Chapter shall have the right to appeal the action to the City Council if that appeal is made within thirty (30) days of the action of this Chapter. If the appeal is not filed within thirty (30) days of the action to the City Council, then the applicant shall have waived all right of appeal.

 

SECTION 7-12-5       MOWING OF PROPERTIES.  Any property within the City of Oxford Junction, whether vacated or non-vacated, is required to be mowed anytime the vegetation reaches a height of more than eight (8) inches by the 15th day of the month in May, June, July, August, September and October of each year, unless excepted pursuant to Section 7-12-3.


SECTION 7-12-6       PENALTY.  The City or their agents may mow any property that is not mowed by the above dates, and time spent mowing by the City will be charged to the property owner at a rate set by resolution of the City Council. Any property owner who does not provide payment for the mowing as required, will be assessed by the City for such costs, which will be collected in the same manner as general property taxes.

 

SECTION 7-12-7       METHOD OF SERVICE AND BILLING.  Annual publication of this Chapter will serve as notice to property owners. Any billings for mowing done by the City or its agents are to be sent by regular mail and are payable within 30 days of the billing date.

 

SECTION 3.    SEVERABILITY CLAUSE.  If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication will not affect the validity of any section, provision, or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. 

 

SECTION 4.    WHEN EFFECTIVE.  This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.

 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve the first reading of the amendment to the flood plain ordinance.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to waive the 2nd and 3rd readings and approve and adopt the amendments to the flood plain ordinance.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

City of Oxford Junction

Title VI, Chapter 9 Flood Plain

Ordinance Amendment

 

Title VI, Chapter 9 of the Oxford Junction Code of Ordinances is amended as follows:  Section 6-9-9 is replaced with the following paragraph:

 

6-9-9     ESTABLISHMENT OF DISTRICT & STANDARDS FOR FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT

The areas within the jurisdiction of the City of Oxford Junction having special flood hazards are hereby designated as a Floodplain (Overlay) District and shall be subject to the standards of the Floodplain (Overlay) District.  The Floodplain (Overlay) District boundaries shall be as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Jones County and Incorporated Areas, City of Oxford Junction, Panel 19105C0377E, dated April 4, 2011.

 

 

 

Title VI, Chapter 9 of the Oxford Junction Code of Ordinances is amended by adding the following paragraphs:

 

6-9-0     STATUTORY AUTHORITY – The Legislature of the State of Iowa has in Chapter 414, Code of Iowa, as amended, delegated the power to cities to enact zoning regulations to secure safety from flood and to promote health and the general welfare. 

 

6-9-2     DEFINITIONS

 

EXISTING CONSTRUCTION - Any structure for which the "start of construction" commenced before the effective date of the first floodplain management regulations adopted by the community.

 

EXISTING FACTORY-BUILT HOME PARK OR SUBDIVISION - A factory-built home park or subdivision for which the construction of facilities for servicing the lots on which the factory-built homes are to be affixed (including at a minimum, the installation of utilities, the construction of streets, and either final site grading or the pouring of concrete pads) is completed before the effective date of the first floodplain management regulations adopted by the community.

 

EXPANSION OF EXISTING FACTORY-BUILT HOME PARK OR SUBDIVISION - The preparation of additional sites by the construction of facilities for servicing the lots on which the factory-built homes are to be affixed (including at a minimum, the installation of utilities, the construction of streets, and either final site grading or the pouring of concrete pads).

 

FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM) - The official map prepared as part of (but published separately from) the Flood Insurance Study which delineates both the flood hazard areas and the risk premium zones applicable to the community.

 

 

 

HISTORIC STRUCTURE - Any structure that is:

 

a.   Listed individually in the National Register of Historic Places, maintained by the Department of Interior, or preliminarily determined by the Secretary of the Interior as meeting the requirements for individual listing of the National Register;

 

b.   Certified or preliminarily determined by the Secretary of the Interior as contributing to the historical significance of a registered historic district or a district preliminarily determined by the Secretary to qualify as a registered historic district;

 

c.   Individually listed on a state inventory of historic places in states with historic preservation programs which have been approved by the Secretary of the Interior; or,

 

d.      Individually listed on a local inventory of historic places in communities with historic preservation programs that have been certified by either (i) an approved state program as determined by the Secretary of the Interior or (ii) directly by the Secretary of the Interior in states without approved programs.

 

MINOR PROJECTS - Small development activities (except for filling, grading and excavating) valued at less than $500.

 

NEW CONSTRUCTION - (new buildings, factory-built home parks) - Those structures or development for which the start of construction commenced on or after the effective date of the first floodplain management regulations adopted by the community.

 

NEW FACTORY-BUILT HOME PARK OR SUBDIVISION - A factory-built home park or subdivision for which the construction of facilities for servicing the lots on which the factory-built homes are to be affixed (including at a minimum, the installation of utilities, the construction of streets, and either final site grading or the pouring of concrete pads) is completed on or after the effective date of the floodplain management regulations adopted by the community.

 

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE - A vehicle which is:

 

a.   Built on a single chassis;

b.   Four hundred (400) square feet or less when measured at the largest horizontal projection;

c.   Designed to be self-propelled or permanently towable by a light duty truck; and

d.   Designed primarily not for use as a permanent dwelling but as a temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use.

 

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE OF EXISTING BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES – Repairs necessary to keep a structure in a safe and habitable condition that do not trigger a building permit, provided they are not associated with a general improvement of the structure or repair of a damaged structure.  Such repairs include:  

 

a)      Normal maintenance of structures such as re-roofing, replacing roofing tiles and replacing siding;

b)      Exterior and interior painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work;

c)      Basement sealing;

d)      Repairing or replacing damaged or broken window panes;

e)      Repairing plumbing systems, electrical systems, heating or air conditioning systems and repairing wells or septic systems.

 

START OF CONSTRUCTION - Includes substantial improvement, and means the date the development permit was issued, provided the actual start of construction, repair, reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition, placement, or other improvement, was within 180 days of the permit date.  The actual start means either the first placement or permanent construction of a structure on a site, such as pouring of a slab or footings, the installation of pile, the construction of columns, or any work beyond the stage of excavation; or the placement of a factory-built home on a foundation.  Permanent construction does not include land preparation, such as clearing, grading and filling; nor does it include the installation of streets and/or walkways; nor does it include excavation for a basement, footings, piers, or foundations or the erection of temporary forms; nor does it include the installation on the property of accessory buildings such as garages or sheds not occupied as dwelling units or not part of the main structure.  For a substantial improvement, the actual start of construction means the first alteration of any wall, ceiling, floor, or other structural part of the building, whether or not that alteration affects the external dimensions of the building. 

 

SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE - Damage of any origin sustained by a structure whereby the cost of restoring the structure to its before damage condition would equal or exceed fifty (50) percent of the market value of the structure before the damage occurred.

(Optional Language: Substantial damage also means flood-related damages sustained by a structure on two separate occasions during a 10-year period for which the cost of repairs at the time of such flood event, on the average, equals or exceeds 25 percent of the market value of the structure before the damage occurred.)

 

VARIANCE - A grant of relief by a community from the terms of the floodplain management regulations.

 

VIOLATION - The failure of a structure or other development to be fully compliant with the community's floodplain management regulations.

 

6-9-16     VARIANCES

 

1.   The City (BOARD OF APPEALS) may authorize upon request in specific cases such variances from the terms of this Ordinance that will not be contrary to the public interest where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of this Ordinance will result in unnecessary hardship.  Variances granted must meet the following applicable standards.

 

a.   Variances shall only be granted upon:  (i) a showing of good and sufficient cause, (ii) a determination that failure to grant the variance would result in exceptional hardship to the applicant, and (iii) a determination that the granting of the variance will not result in increased flood heights, additional threats to public safety, extraordinary public expense, create nuisances, cause fraud on or victimization of the public or conflict with existing local codes or ordinances.

 

b.   Variances shall only be granted upon a determination that the variance is the minimum necessary, considering the flood hazard, to afford relief.

 

c.   In cases where the variance involves a lower level of flood protection for buildings than what is ordinarily required by this Ordinance, the applicant shall be notified in writing over the signature of the Administrator that:  (i) the issuance of a variance will result in increased premium rates for flood insurance up to amounts as high as $25 for $100 of insurance coverage and (ii) such construction increases risks to life and property.

 

2.   Factors Upon Which the Decision of the (BOARD OF APPEALS) Shall be Based - In passing upon applications for Variances, the Board shall consider all relevant factors specified in other sections of this Ordinance and:

 

a.   The danger to life and property due to increased flood heights or velocities caused by encroachments.

 

b.   The danger that materials may be swept on to other land or downstream to the injury of others.

 

c.   The proposed water supply and sanitation systems and the ability of these systems to prevent disease, contamination and unsanitary conditions.

 

d.   The susceptibility of the proposed facility and its contents to flood damage and the effect of such damage on the individual owner.

 

e.   The importance of the services provided by the proposed facility to the City.

 

f.    The requirements of the facility for a floodplain location.

 

g.   The availability of alternative locations not subject to flooding for the proposed use.

 

h.   The compatibility of the proposed use with existing development and development anticipated in the foreseeable future.

 

i.    The relationship of the proposed use to the comprehensive plan and floodplain management program for the area.

 

j.    The safety of access to the property in times of flood for ordinary and emergency vehicles.

 

k.   The expected heights, velocity, duration, rate of rise and sediment transport of the flood water expected at the site.

 

l.    The cost of providing governmental services during and after flood conditions, including maintenance and repair of public utilities (sewer, gas, electrical and water systems), facilities, streets and bridges. 

 

m.  Such other factors which are relevant to the purpose of this Ordinance.

 

3.   Conditions Attached to Variances - Upon consideration of the factors listed above, the Board of Adjustment may attach such conditions to the granting of variances as it deems necessary to further the purpose of this Ordinance. Such conditions may include, but not necessarily be limited to:

 

a.   Modification of waste disposal and water supply facilities.

 

b.   Limitation of periods of use and operation.

 

c.   Imposition of operational controls, sureties, and deed restrictions.

 

d.   Requirements for construction of channel modifications, dikes, levees, and other protective measures, provided such are approved by the Department of Natural Resources and are deemed the only practical alternative to achieving the purpose of this Ordinance.

 

e.   Floodproofing measures.

 

6-9-17     NONCONFORMING USES

 

1.  A structure or the use of a structure or premises which was lawful before the passage or amendment of this Ordinance, but which is not in conformity with the provisions of this Ordinance, may be continued subject to the following conditions:

 

A.  If such use is discontinued for six (6) consecutive months, any future use of the building premises shall conform to this Ordinance.

 

B.   Uses or adjuncts thereof that are or become nuisances shall not be entitled to continue as nonconforming uses.

 

2.   If any nonconforming use or structure is destroyed by any means, including flood, it shall not be reconstructed if the cost is more than fifty (50) percent of the market value of the structure before the damage occurred, unless it is reconstructed in conformity with the provisions of this Ordinance.  This limitation does not include the cost of any alteration to comply with existing state or local health, sanitary, building or safety codes or regulations or the cost of any alteration of a structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places, provided that the alteration shall not preclude its continued designation.

 

6-9-17     PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS – Violations of the provisions of this Ordinance or failure to comply with any of the requirements shall constitute a misdemeanor.  Any person who violates this Ordinance or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall upon conviction thereof be fined not more than $(500.00 (five hundred) or imprisoned for not more than (30 (thirty) days.  Nothing herein contained prevent the City of Oxford Junction from taking such other lawful action as is necessary to prevent or remedy violation.

 

6-9-18     SEVERABILITY – If any section, clause, provision or portion of this Ordinance is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Ordinance shall not be affected thereby.

 

6-9-19     AMENDMENTS – The regulations and standards set forth in this Ordinance may from time to time be amended, supplemented, changed, or repealed.  No amendment, supplement, change, or modification shall be undertaken without prior approval of the Department of Natural Resources.

 

     Deputy Jeff Swisher reported 97 hours in town for the month of October.

     Kathleen Oberbroeckling asked the council if she could pay Nov, Dec and Jan water bills in January without interruption of service. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek that Kathleen pay her bill month by month in accordance with the City code of Ordinances.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to purchase new cell phones and cases for the maintenance guys.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     A brief discussion was held regarding the lagoon inspection from the DNR.  We did pass but concern was raised about getting the portable generator to and from the lagoons when it floods. The City would like to sell the portable and get two smaller permanent generatorsto be placed at the lagoons and well house.

     Mayor Tank reported that the new scale has been installed at the landfill.

     Mayor Tank also reported that the new blade would be going on the new truck on Friday. 

     Moved by Martin seconded by Bonny to approve having TriState out of Dubuque make the flatbed into a dump box on the new truck. Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to advertise for sealed bids on the brown truck and blade.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     The regular meeting on Dec 14, 2010 will begin at 6:00 pm with a budget workshop to follow.

     November 11th will be the last day for yard waste pickup.  We will discuss a new policy for pickup and have it in place before next spring.

     Kathy Chase reported that things are going well at the library.  They will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

     Marlene Flory with the JFO announced that the Holiday in OJ will be at 4:00 pm on December 11th this year.

     The water main replacement is coming along nicely.  The City took out 5 trees along 1st Ave N to make way.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution 2010-22 Holiday Pay for the same amounts as last year.  Roll Call Vote.  Ayes: Bonny, Martin, Balichek.  Nays: Ewing, Chase.  Motion Carried.

     Holiday pay and council/mayor pay will be on Dec 15th

     City Clerk will send letter to owners of semi’s parked on City streets.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Balichek to adjourn at 8:26 pm.

 

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                                  Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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