REGULAR MEETING, October 13, 2009.  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 Schewe, Dobling, Bonny, Martin and Balichek.  Staff present was Hansen and Wink entered at 7:20 pm.  Visitors were Chad Sands-ECICOG, Marlene Flory-Midland Times & Junction for Opportunities, Brian Eckhardt-Jones Co. Sheriff’s Dept, Kim Krutzfeld, Kathy Chase, Russ Krejci and Ted Birdsall.

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

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

    

A & A CONSTRUCTION, INC

LIBRARY-PAINTING WINDOWS

$815.00

ACCO

CHLORINATING SOLUTION

$73.40

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$301.84

AgVantage FS, INC

SUPPLIES

$7.68

ALLIANT

UTILITIES

$1,458.44

ANGELA M SHIRLEY

MILEAGE

$22.50

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIBRARY MATERIALS

$424.60

BARD MATERIALS

SIDEWALK REPAIR

$1,092.98

CENEX CREDIT CARD

FUEL

$654.55

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$105.00

CITY OF LOST NATION

JETTER EXPENSE

$573.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

DEPOSIT REFUNDS

$200.00

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$350.76

DATA TECHNOLOGIES INC

ANNUAL LICENSE/SUPPORT FEE

$1,678.51

DATA TECHNOLOGIES INC

FALL USER GROUP MEETING

$95.00

DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES

ANNUAL WATER PERMIT

$135.00

DAKOATA SUPPLY GROUP

METERS

$1,000.46

ECICOG

CODIFICATION

$147.00

FARM PLAN

SHOP SUPPLIES

$41.82

FIRE PROGRAMS

ANNUAL SUPPORT SERVICE

$435.00

HIPIOWA

WINK INS

$1,364.40

IMFOA

IMFOA CONFERENCE

$100.00

IPERS

IPERS

$755.16

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

3RD QRT WITHHOLDING TAX

$1,478.19

J & R SUPPLY

CURB BOXES

$165.00

JONES COUNTY RECORDER

RECORDING FEE

$9.00

KLUESNER CONSTRUCTION, INC

1ST AVE SOUTH

$11,716.50

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO

TELEPHONE

$238.45

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO

HANSEN INS

$2,001.75

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE/LANDFILL MTG

$22.54

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$87.80

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$128.00

RIVER VALLEY

FUEL

$432.00

SANDRY FIRE SUPPLY, LLC

SUPPLIES

$793.44

STACIA HANSEN

MILEAGE/ELECTION PAPERS

$22.54

STACIA HANSEN

NOTARY STAMP

$25.90

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

RADIO BATTERIES-FIRE DEPT

$265.00

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

PARTS-BACKHOE

$19.74

TERRY WINK

MILEAGE/WATER CONFERENCE

$88.32

TERRY WINK

CLOTHING ALLOW

$78.66

TLZ STOP

MEALS/WATER LEAK

$38.25

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA

3RD QRT WITHHOLDING TAX

$589.00

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA

3RD QRT SALES TAX

$785.00

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$109.58

UTILITY EQUIPMENT CO.

SUPPLIES

$298.50

WALMART

LIBRARY MATERIALS/SUPPLIES

$204.24

WAPSI WASTE SERVICES, INC

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,295.40

WYOMING WELDING, INC

STREET GRATES

$45.80

 

 

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TOTAL

$33,770.70

 

RECEIPTS:  General $12,022.17; Library $450.00; RUT $4,124.16; Emergency $176.39; LOST $3,577.72; Debt Service $505.45; Water $4,994.35; Sewer $2,671.98; WWTF $6,855.87

 

     Chad Sands from ECICOG explained that there were 3 minor changes to the City Code of Ordinances since the first reading last month.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve the 2nd reading of the City Code Ordinances.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to waive the 3rd reading of the City Code of Ordinances.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to adopt the City Code of Ordinances as presented.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Sands stated that the CDBG Grant Application for the water main project was due Nov 17th and he was working on putting it together.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Schewe to set the public hearing for the CDBG Grant Application for Nov 10, 2009 at 7:00 pm.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Maint Supervisor Wink asked the Council for permission to be a substitute bus driver and they agreed to let him.  Wink will be going to the IA Water Pollution Control Association Annual Conference in Manchester on Oct 28th.  Wink will receive CEU credits for the conference.  Yard waste will continue to be picked up on Thursday mornings through the first week of Nov and Wink will do one more round of mowing.  Wink will be looking into getting the wires in place for the x-mas decorations.  Wink and Tank will try to look around for more line painters and get the best deal.

     Tank reported that the landfill will be presenting the City with a 28E Agreement sometime in December. 

     Mayor Tank reported that the work is complete on 1st Ave S and Wink added that it will also be swept at the end of Nov.  Tank helped the maint. guys patch the holes in the liner of cell #3 at the lagoons.  They will also be patching cells 1 & 2.  One of the pipes is plugged at the lagoons so we will try to jet it out and then put bolt down manhole covers on to create pressure and that will hopefully remedy the situation.  Tank suggested that the Council look at the streets and determine which ones need repaired first.  It was decided to wait until after the winter to do this.

     City Clerk will apply for a tree grant through Alliant Energy and Trees Forever.  The application is due Nov 1st for the spring grant.

     There will be a public meeting with the DOT for citizens and business owners concerning the 136 Highway project that will be coming through in 2010.  This meeting is for Wyoming, Oxford Junction and Lost Nation and will be at the OJ Senior Center at 4 pm on November 5th.  Permission was given for the city clerk to attend the budget workshop in West Branch on November 17th

     Jones County Deputy Brian Eckhardt reported 71 hours for the month of Sept.  He encourages neighbors to look out for each others property and report anything suspicious right away.

     Barb Dobling reported that the library has hired Francine Bahnsen to fill in for Angie when she is gone.  The trim work on the upstairs windows is finished.  A grant from the Jones County Board of Supervisors has been awarded to help with the cost of replacing the last four windows.

    Marlene Flory reported that the Junction for Opportunities had a good mtg on Sunday night and are looking into some great things for the future.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to use Ruan Security to obtain a bond for the curb & gutter project.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Trick or Treat hours were set for Oct 31st from 5:30 to 8:00.  Children may pick up glow sticks starting at 5:00 from the OJ Senior Center.

     Further discussion was held regarding the 28E Agreement between the Senior Dining Program and the County and Cities.  They did not add the stipulation that the Council gave them and have a clause that the Cities would be responsible for any deficits at the end of each fiscal year.

     Moved by Schewe seconded by Balichek NOT to sign the 28E Agreement with the Senior Dining Program.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Schewe seconded by Bonny to donate $400 to the Senior Dining Program.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The maint guys have been working on cleaning up the yard at 110 Randolph St. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to proceed with the necessary steps to do an inspection of the house.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to set the public hearing for the Electric Franchise Ordinance for November 10, 2009.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Some questions about the curb & gutter and water main projects were answered during the public response session.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn the meeting at 8:18 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.