REGULAR MEETING:  November 10, 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 and Eberhart.  Visitors were Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Merle Tank-Landfill & JFO, Greg Graver-Jones County Sheriff, Steve Leidinger-Attorney, Crystal McCaw, Zach Westcott, Roxanna James, Gerald Brauer and Matt Nierling. 

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

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

 

AFLAC                        

AFLAC INS              

$203.82

DEVIN C KELLY                

LEGAL FEES                    

$1,710.77

ALLIANT                      

STREET LIGHTS

$893.65

 

RUT

$76.32

 

SEWER

$73.84

 

WATER

$257.41

 

LIBRARY

$71.61

 

CITY HALL

$29.46

 

FIRE DEPT                     

$176.97

ALLIED WASTE

GARBAGE CONTRACT              

$2,556.40

SYNCB/AMAZON                 

MATERIALS-LIB                 

$174.92

ANGIE ERVIN                  

WA/SW DEP REFUND   

$140.63

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$105.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION      

WA/SW DEP REFUND-ANGIE ERVIN     

$9.37

GERARDY WELDING              

REPAIRS/ORANGE DUMP TRUCK     

$450.00

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAX                  

$1,851.62

IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES        

BUDGET WORKSHOP               

$40.00

IOWA WATER ENVRNMNT ASSOC    

ANNUAL WATER CONFERENCE       

$25.00

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$1,089.50

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

WIESE CLOTH ALLOW             

$84.99

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR      

TIRE & REPAIRS FOR TRACTOR              

$269.37

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

CITY HALL

$119.04

 

LIBRARY

$87.08

 

FIRE DEPT                     

$64.84

 

SEWER

$29.92

 

WATER

$29.92

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES                

PRINTING & PUBLISHING         

$161.28

 

LIBRARY AD

$14.00

NANCY SLOUHA

WA/SW DEP REFUND

$150.00

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY  

SUBSCRIPTION-LIB              

$15.95

POSTMASTER                   

STAMPS                        

$119.00

SANDRY FIRE SUPPLY, LLC      

FIRE DEPT                     

$168.43

STACIA HANSEN                

MILEAGE-ANAMOSA COURT         

$24.50

STEVE FEUSS AUTO             

FIRE DEPT                     

$471.29

TLZ STOP                     

FUEL                          

$102.01

TRUE NORTH                   

FIRE DEPT                     

$465.50

VISA                         

NOTARY STAMP-HANSEN           

$25.90

WALMART                      

OPERATING EXPENSES-LIB        

$75.69

WELLMARK BC/BS               

HEALTH INS                    

$1,906.40

WENDLING QUARRIES            

ROCK                          

$117.78

WREGIE MEMORIAL LIBRARY      

POSTAGE/AD-CASHBOX            

$34.09

PAYROLL CHECKS ON 10/09/2015  

 

$2,471.30

PAYROLL CHECKS ON 10/23/2015  

 

$4,020.27

   

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***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$20,989.34

 

RECEIPTS:  General $21,599.47; Library $778.97; RUT $4,287.46; Employee Benefits $8,229.33; Emergency $432.87; LOST $6,695.93; Debt Service $5,866.15; Water $6,844.76; Sewer $3,600.12; WWTF $6,700.28

 

     Hearing was held in front of council by Crystal McCaw to keep her dog.  The mayor started out by stating that the City received a written complaint that her dog bit someone because her son commanded it to.  The mayor also stated that the City had received several verbal complaints about the dog as well.  We also have the police report that was filed after this incident.  The council voted at it’s October 13th meeting to make Crystal remove the dog from the City.  Crystal stated that her dog has never bit anyone and nobody, even the sheriff’s department, came to her door and let her know.  She says she has a witness who saw the incident, but it turns out the witness was at work at that time and was actually referring to a different incident involving the same people.  This witness, however stated that her grandchildren frequently play with the dog and he is not viscous in any way and would never bite anyone.  The council stated that they would not change their minds on the verdict.  They stated that the dog did bite and needed to be removed from the City.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Chase to stick with the original vote and make Crystal remove the dog from City Limits.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  

     Steve Leidinger, an attorney from Lynch Dallas Law Firm out of Cedar Rapids gave the council a presentation on the services they could provide the City.  The City will consider switching to their firm in the near future.

     Fire Chief Denny Coon sent a written report.  There were no fire calls last month.  They will have a training burn this coming Saturday.  The feather party and fish fry went well.  Marlene Flory and Rita Balichek are gathering historical information for the centennial celebration next year.  The ambulance received a $1,000 grant from Wal-Mart to upgrade their education and training equipment.  They purchased a 65 inch flat screen receiver for the meeting room and accessories.  They are also getting ready for the state inspection later this month.

     Sheriff Graver stated that the K-9 dog was diagnosed with cancer and had to have a leg amputated.  While they are searching for a new dog, if they need one they will call Derek Denniston with the Monticello Dept. to assist.  Officer Tim Smith is going to be taking classes to become a DRE which is a Drug Recognition Expert.  This will greatly benefit the department.  Betsy Bonny gave Graver some shell casings that were found behind the Senior Center.  They appear to be birdshot but the sheriff’s department will be keeping a closer eye out in that area.

     Maintenance Superintendent Eberhart stated that Visu-Sewer had been here to line the sewer pipe under 1st Ave S but still needs to come back and grout all the service lines.  It cut down about half the infiltration after the last big rain.  The estimate we received for more camera work along Hwy 136 was higher than what the council wanted to spend right now so we will see if we can get the jetter and use the black and white camera on it if it will work.  Eberhart did pass his written CDL test and will be going to drive soon.  Eberhart’s 90 day review will be done on November 24th at 3 pm by Klemme, Chase and Shirley.

     Olin invited the mayor and/or council to a meeting about radio read meters.  They would like to go together and have a 28E Agreement for the handheld reader.  The council does not want to pursue this at this time.

     The mayor stated that Steve Feuss gave a written update on the building across from City Hall.  They have attached cables on the inside to pull the building back together.  The front doors are already back together and by spring they should be able to lift the building back up.  He will give another report in May.

     Krutzfeld, Klemme, Shirley and Eberhart will conduct interviews with the four applicants for part-time maintenance on November 16th

     Mayor Shirley stated he finally got an officer to help with getting the title to the green Dodge truck that was abandoned in town.  Once we get a title we will auction it off.

     ABC Fire Protection will be in town on Tuesday the 17th to service and check fire extinguishers. 

     Tank stated the JFO is planning the Holiday in OJ for the 12th of December at the Senior Center.  They are still working on the welcome to town packets.  They need bags to put the information in to hand out.  Would really like some from a local business.

     We had a housing grant meeting on November 4th to review the administrative plan.  There were a couple of changes made to the plan.  Some of the highlights are they have to have owned the house for 6 months prior, max dollar amount is $24,999, there is a separate fund for land removal/relocation, goes by HUD guidelines, apps will be due Dec 1-18, goes by points system (senior citizens get extra points), will do a total of 6 houses.  Applications will be mailed to all who turned in a pre-application and will also be available to anyone who wishes to apply in the target area.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Klemme to approve Resolution 2015-18 Moving the meeting place to the Senior Center for a two month trial period.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Krutzfeld to approve Resolution 2015-19 Holiday Pay giving Hansen and Eberhart each $125.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  

     Moved by Stevenson seconded by Bonny to approve renewing the liquor license for the Legionnaire Ballroom.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  

     During public response Tank stated that if we were looking for a new attorney we should solicit some local firms.  Stevenson stated that we did this the first time and none of the locals responded. 

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Bonny to adjourn at 8:28 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.