REGULAR MEETING:  November 8, 2011.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7 pm.  Mayor Tank called roll.  Council present were Chase, Ewing, Balichek and Martin entered at 8:05 pm.  Bonny was absent.  Staff present was Hansen and Wink.  Visitors were Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Denny Coon-Fire Dept. and Greg Graver-Jones Co. Sheriff entered at 7:55 pm. 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Ewing to approve the agenda.  Ayes:  Chase, Ewing, Balichek.  Absent:  Martin, Bonny.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Ewing to approve the consent agenda.  Ayes:  Chase, Ewing, Balichek.  Absent:  Martin, Bonny.  Motion Carried.

 

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$279.60

AgVantage FS, INC

TANK RENT

$70.00

 

SUPPLIES

$57.59

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$853.78

 

RUT

$66.82

 

SEWER

$66.20

 

WATER

$342.33

 

LIBRARY

$25.37

 

CITY HALL

$26.30

 

FIRE DEPT

$186.48

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIBRARY MATERIALS

$229.11

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$93.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

POSTAGE

$287.95

DATA TECHNOLOGIES

ANNUAL LICENSE/SUPPORT FEE

$1,850.56

DAVE SCHMITT CONSTRUCTION

MANHOLE RPLCMNT/TELEVISE LINES

$4,194.06

ECICOG

CDBG ADMIN FEE/WATER MAIN

$250.00

 

CDBG ADMIN FEE/WELL

$588.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN

OPERATING EXPENSE-LIBRARY

$36.25

GASSER TRUE VALUE

ROOF REPAIR/SUPPLIES

$59.98

GREEN VALLEY AG

VEHICLE SUPPLIES

$85.06

HAZEL PERSELS

MEMORIAL CLOCK-LIBRARY

$40.00

HGTV MAGAZINE

LIBRARY MATERIALS

$12.00

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGINEERING FEES/WELL

$588.03

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,170.42

IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY

WWTF INTEREST PAYMENT

$19,335.00

 

WATER MAIN INTEREST PAYMENT

$1,935.72

IOWA WATER ENVRNMNT ASSOC

WIESE WATER CONFERENCE

$30.00

IPERS

IPERS

$787.95

J & R SUPPLY

SUPPLIES

$125.00

JONES CO.SOLID WASTE MANAG

LANDFILL ASSESSMENT

$644.62

JONES COUNTY SHERIFF

1ST HALF SHERIFF CONTRACT

$12,142.00

KATINA RALSTON

DEPOSIT REFUND

$100.00

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

ORANGE TRUCK WIRING

$559.73

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

POSTAGE FOR WATER SAMPLES

$12.29

 

CITY HALL

$122.47

 

LIBRARY

$43.05

 

FIRE DEPT

$47.92

 

SEWER

$27.47

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$216.98

OXFORD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

CEMETERY EXPENSE

$1,500.00

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$102.00

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

VEHICLE MAINT

$153.50

TLZ STOP

FUEL FIRE DEPT

$105.00

 

FUEL CITY

$174.20

TRUE NORTH

LIFE INS FIRE DEPT

$461.70

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$88.41

WALMART

OFFICE SUPPLIES

$15.14

WINPUMP

GROUNDS MAINT/REPAIR

$70.36

 

 

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TOTAL

$50,283.90

 

RECEIPTS:  General $25,140.60; Library $12,913.18; RUT $3,346.10; Employee Benefits $4,063.20; Emergency $471.00; LOST $3,034.07; Debt Service $1,327.58; Capital Projects $15,518.17; Water $7,018.64; Sewer $3,800.88; WWTF $7,043.91

 

     Fire Chief Denny Coon announced that the fire dept got an approx $3300 DNR matching grant.  They will use this money to replace 2 nozzles, some hose, and buy 10 more pagers.  They have 8 new members that will attend fire fighter one training in Olin.  There is a possibility of receiving a USDA grant for the roof.  They will refresh the bids and meet with the USDA rep after the 1st of the year.  Old tanker is almost completely restored and ready to go.

     Maintenance Superintendent Wink asked the Council about buying a new cutting edge for the bucket on the tractor and he would put the old one on the backhoe.  The Council said not at this time.  He also asked about purchasing a safety coat for Wiese.  The City will buy it unless Wiese wants to purchase his own so he could take it with him and use it elsewhere.  Wink also said we need to purchase another box of water meters.  They will be starting on Christmas lights soon.

     Mayor Tank has been busy with complaints about the curb & gutter.  He also reported that Wiese has been doing a good job.  We have someone trapping muskrats at the lagoons.  We will have some repairs to do. 

     The December meeting will start at 6:30 with a budget meeting to follow.  The clerk will be getting prices for a new computer because the old one has been freezing up.

     Kathy Chase reported that the library has received their direct state aid, but it was 25.5% less than in previous years.  They also received their Jones Co Contribution and will be getting more from Enrich Iowa.  Looking into replacing lights in back room.

     Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver presented the Council with the report from October.  Graver advised that if we have any nuisance vehicles on the streets that need to be taken care of, we should do that before it starts snowing.

     Tank stated that the Junction for Opportunities received a donation to be used for Christmas decorations.  They would like to put a big tree in the empty lot on Broadway across from the Senior Center and some small trees on some corners.  The Council has no problems with this, but it will be up to the JFO to figure out how to get the lighting.

     Mayor Tank reported that the curb & gutter is just about complete.  He also said that IIW cost the State a lot of money because it was not designed correctly.

     Moved by Chase seconded by Balichek to approve Pay Application No. 9 Final to Anstoetter Construction for $16,910.15 (to be paid after the 9th) Roll Call Vote.  Ayes:  Balichek, Chase, Ewing.  Absent:  Bonny, Martin.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Ewing to approve signing the “Written Notice of Works in Operation” for the water mains.  Ayes:  Ewing, Chase, Balichek.  Absent:  Bonny, Martin.  Motion Carried. 

     Surveyors from IIW were here and have unofficially approved the site at the existing well for the new well site.  Mayor Tank has been in close contact with the engineers and is trying to keep the costs down.  We will be getting a planning and design loan to pay engineering expenses.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Ewing to approve Resolution 2011-14 Holiday Pay keeping everything the same as last year.  Roll Call Vote.  Ayes:  Chase, Ewing, Martin, Balichek.  Absent:  Bonny.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Chase to approve renewing 4 CD’s at Citizens State Bank for the 15 month special of 1.15%.  Roll Call Vote.  Ayes:  Chase, Ewing, Martin, Balichek.  Absent:  Bonny.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to approve renewing liquor license for Ligionaire Ballroom.  All Ayes.  Bonny Absent.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on hiring someone periodically to drive the other dump truck when we have a heavy snowfall.  The idea behind this would be to cut down on the regular guys’ overtime.  The Council thought this would be a good idea, but only for heavy snowfalls.  This will be contract labor and will hopefully only have to happen a few times a year.

     Mayor Tank stated that there is really no reason to have heat in the old fire station anymore.  The Council agreed to have the fuel removed and the tank put up for bids.

     The furnace in the shop has been acting up.  We will have someone come and look at it.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Chase to adjourn at 8:24 pm. 

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                                              Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

 

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