REGULAR MEETING:  October 11, 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, Martin, Bonny and Balichek.  Staff present was Hansen.  Visitors were Marlene Flory-JFO & Midland Times. 

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

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

 

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$430.52

AgVantage FS, INC

PREPAID LP

$12,284.02

 

KEYS FOR SHOP

$7.50

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$876.86

 

RUT

$76.92

 

SEWER

$77.64

 

WATER

$272.06

 

LIBRARY

$94.05

 

CITY HALL

$63.74

 

FIRE DEPT

$179.95

ALLIED WASTE SERVICES

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,299.00

ANSTOETTER CONSTRUCTION

WATER MAINS

$31,977.59

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIBRARY MATERIALS

$493.23

BARD MATERIALS

WEEKS SIDEWALK

$607.11

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$15.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

D STEFFEN DEPOSIT REFUND

$100.00

COON'S CORNER

SUPPLIES

$18.45

ECICOG

CDBG ADMIN WATER MAINS

$274.00

FIRE PROGRAMS

FIRE SOFTWARE

$455.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN

OPERATING EXPENSE

$69.00

HIPIOWA

WINK HEALTH INS

$1,624.77

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGINEERING FEES-WELL

$760.48

 

ENGINEERING FEES-WATER MAINS

$3,625.75

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,930.20

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURALRES

PERMIT 6116 WATER USE FEE

$95.00

IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES

BUDGET WORKSHOP

$30.00

IOWA WATER ENVRNMNT ASSOC

WATER CONF. -WINK

$30.00

IPERS

IPERS

$1,278.32

JACKSON COUNTY REGIONAL HEALTH

C WIESE DRUG TEST

$21.00

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL

SUPPLIES

$91.50

KEYSTONE LABORATORIES, INC

LAB TESTS

$229.00

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

FIRE TRUCK REPAIR

$514.36

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

CITY HALL

$123.37

 

LIBRARY 

$42.07

 

FIRE DEPT

$47.50

 

SEWER

$30.47

MCNEILL TREE SERVICE

D BENHART TREE

$300.00

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE LANDFILL MTG

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$159.25

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$131.00

RACOM CORPORATION

NEW PAGER & REPAIRS-FIRE DEPT

$496.00

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

RADIO CHARGERS

$186.00

RIVER VALLEY

DIESEL-FIRE DEPT

$66.69

 

AMBULANCE

$341.09

 

RUT

$497.62

 

WATER

$248.81

 

SEWER

$248.81

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

FD PARTS

$74.80

 

RED TRUCK-STARTER

$208.50

TLZ STOP

FIRE DEPT FUEL

$97.01

 

CITY 

$198.02

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA

STATE WITHHOLDING TAX

$584.00

 

STATE SALES TAX

$1,168.00

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$92.38

VISU-SEWER, INC

LINED 3 MANHOLES

$4,200.00

 

 

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TOTAL

$70,467.91

 

RECEIPTS:  General $10,548.69; Library $8,023.16; RUT 4,249.55; Employee Benefits $1,162.95; Emergency $134.81; Debt Service $379.97; Water $7,076.29; Sewer $3,760.45; WWTF $6,867.36

 

     Council was given a written complaint about a dog.  They will refer it to the sheriff.  Have also had a lot of complaints about the new garbage provider.  The Mayor will try to remedy the situation.  

     Maintenance supervisor Wink has permission to go to a water conference in Manchester on October 26th.  It was suggested that the part-time guy attend also.

     Mayor Tank has had a lot of calls from residents and the construction crew regarding the curb & gutter that he has been dealing with.  He has also finished up with community service kid.  They got a lot of work done around town. 

     The City Clerk obtained permission to attend a budget workshop on November 16th in Iowa City.

     Kathy Chase reported that the library has received a lot of donations recently.  They also now have wireless internet service that was also a donation.  They purchased a clock in memorial of Rich Law.  They are also talking about replacing the lighting in the library.

     Marlene Flory reported that the Junction for Opportunities will hold a breakfast and a Halloween party on Oct 30th.  The Holiday in OJ will be held the 2nd Sat in December.

     Mayor Tank reported that 4 manholes were relined on 1st Ave S.  They also televised the sewer line and discovered that there is a telephone line going through it.  This is a major source of infiltration and needs to be fixed.  There are also 4 manholes on Main St that need to be relined.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve the mayor signing a letter to IDED for a grant time extension for the water main project.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve Change Order No. 6 from Anstoetter Construction.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to approve Pay Application No. 8 from Anstoetter Construction.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Three applicants were interviewed by Chase, Bonny and Tank for the part-time maintenance assistant job.  It was the recommendation of this committee to hire Charlie Wiese.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Balichek to hire Charles Wiese as the new part-time maintenance assistant.  Roll Call Vote.  Chase-Aye, Bonny-Aye, Ewing-Nay, Martin-Aye, Balichek-Aye.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on renewing 4 CDís with Citizens State Bank.  A decision will be made at the November meeting.

     A letter from IIW about a grant with the DNR for derelict buildings was discussed.  The Mayor will do some more looking into it.

     Sheriff Greg Graver presented the Council with the report from September and took down some new complaints.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Martin to approve the Annual Report.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Ewing seconded by Bonny to have a written report presented to the Council each month from the maintenance superintendant and from the fire chief.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn the meeting at 8:14 pm.

 

 

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Merle Tank, Mayor                                                      Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

 

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