REGULAR MEETING:  October 9, 2012.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7:00 pm.  Mayor Tank called roll.  Council present were Bonny, Chase, Ewing, and Klemme.  Balichek entered at 7:01.  Staff present was Hansen and Wink.  Visitors were Maggie Burger-Speer Financial, Marlene Flory-JFO & Midland Times, Charli Wiese-Midland Times, Denny Coon-Fire Chief, and Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver.

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

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

 

ACCO                         

LABOR/PARTS/CHEMICALS                       

$688.05

AFLAC                         

AFLAC INS             

$457.20

AgVantage FS, INC            

FUEL /SUPPLIES                       

$1,725.59

ALAN LASACK                  

FIRE DEPT SUPPLIES            

$138.71

ALLIANT                      

STREET LIGHTS

$850.78

 

RUT

$70.34

 

SEWER

$74.65

 

WATER

$256.91

 

LIBRARY

$77.84

 

CITY HALL

$39.24

 

FIRE DEPT

$192.38

ALLIED WASTE SERVICES

GARBAGR CONTRACT

$2,369.40

BAKER & TAYLOR               

LIB MATERIALS                 

$455.20

BARD MATERIALS               

SIDEWALK REPAIRS              

$265.33

BRODART                      

LIB SUPPLIES                  

$118.71

CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT     

LIB MATERIALS                 

$132.03

CHARLIE WIESE                

BOARDS FOR CEMENT WORK        

$30.00

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$15.00

CITY OF DUBUQUE              

TRAINING CLASS                

$80.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION      

POSTAGE-REIMBRSE CASH BOX     

$5.75

DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP          

METERS                        

$1,109.02

DATA TECHNOLOGIES INC        

TRAINING DATA TECH            

$95.00

ECICOG                       

CDBG ADMIN FEE-WELL           

$73.50

FIRE PROGRAMS                

FIRE DEPT SOFTWARE            

$485.00

FRANCINE BAHNSEN             

LIB OPERATING EXPENSE         

$94.25

HIPIOWA                      

WINK INS                      

$1,734.21

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGINEERING-WELL              

$1,500.00

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAXES                

$1,411.00

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RES

PERMIT 6116                   

$66.00

IOWA ONE CALL                

LOCATES                       

$20.70

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$1,010.09

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

SUPPLIES           

$129.03

KEYSTONE LABORATORIES, INC   

LAB TESTING                   

$210.00

LARRY G OTTE                 

FIRE DEPT SUPPLIES            

$57.32

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR      

PARTS                         

$128.09

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

CITY HALL

$122.31

 

LIBRARY

$44.40

 

FIRE DEPT

$48.52

 

SEWER

$28.20

MATHESON TRI-GAS, INC        

SHOP SUPPLIES                 

$44.24

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO  

HANSEN INS                    

$2,670.96

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES                

PUBLISHING                    

$150.88

POSTMASTER                   

POSTAGE                       

$145.00

RENAISSANCE RESTORATION INC  

LIB TUCK POINTING DOWN PAYMENT            

$10,739.10

RIVER VALLEY                 

LIB-PREPAID LP

$248.60

SANDRY FIRE SUPPLY, LLC      

FIRE DEPT SUPPLIES            

$320.00

STEVE FEUSS AUTO             

FIRE DEPT BATTERIES           

$95.00

 

PARTS-CITY

$26.98

TLZ STOP                     

FIRE DEPT FUEL                

$151.99

 

CITY FUEL

$166.56

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA     

3RD QRT SALES TAX             

$1,870.00

TRUE NORTH                   

FIRE DEPT LIFE INS            

$486.40

US CELLULAR                  

CELL PHONE BILL               

$89.21

WALMART                      

LIB OPERATING EXPENSE         

$176.02

WENDLING QUARRIES            

ROCK-WAPSI PARK BOARD         

$124.89

 

ROCK-CITY

$115.20

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  9/14/2012  

 

$2,450.98

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  9/27/2012  

 

$2,555.60

   

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***TOTAL***

$39,061.86

 

RECEIPTS:  General $12,511.45; Library $1,153.01; RUT $4,361.58; Employee Benefits $1,917.87; Emergency $171.86; Debt Service $4,780.01; Capital Projects $4,706.00; Water $7,156.70; Sewer $3,793.30; WWTF $6,876.71

 

     Mayor Tank opened a public hearing for comments on the general obligation loan refinancing (fire truck) at 7:02 pm.  There were no written or oral comments or objections.  Mayor Tank closed the public hearing at 7:03 pm.

     Maggie Burger from Speer Financial explained to the Council about the bids that were received today for the Curb & Gutter funding.  We received a bid from Bankers’ Bank for 2.4345% and one from UMB Bank for 1.9396%.  The City is required to either reject all bids or accept the lowest bid.  The City will pass a resolution to accept UMB Bank’s bid for 1.9396% on $362,134.75 to finance the curb & gutter project.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Klemme to approve Resolution 2012-21 approving a Loan Agreement, combing Loan Agreements, and providing for the sale of General Obligation Corporate Purpose and Refunding Bonds, Series 2012.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     A special meeting was set for Oct 16th at 6:30 pm to pass additional resolutions pertaining to this loan.

     Marlene Flory announced that she is retiring from the Midland Times as their correspondent and thanked the Council for their years of hard work and decision making.  The job is now being taken over by Charli Wiese.

     Fire Chief Denny Coon reported 3 calls for the month of September.  Two were vehicle fires and one rescue/recovery in the Wapsipinicon River near Hale.  They had very low pressure coming from the hydrant by the school.  They had a good turn out for their pancake breakfast and they went to the school for fire prevention week. They will donate glow sticks for the kids on Halloween and the annual feather party and fish fry will be Nov 10th.  Coon also reported that he received the paperwork from Sheri Rice at the USDA office so the roof can be started.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve Wink & Wiese to attend annual water conference in Manchester on Oct 24th.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Wink reported that the furnace in the shop is still not working properly and the pilot light has to be lit each morning.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Klemme to approve a bid of $1709.32 from Soper Plumbing and Heating for a new furnace and installation at the shop.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The mayor informed the Council that we now have to buy digital water meters and they are only $6 less than the radio read meters.  We would however have the cost of the software and reader which is still quite expensive.  Something for the Council to be thinking about before budget time.  The mayor also told the Council that the school meter was plugged.  They would like us to buy a strainer for the meter so debris does not clog the meter up.  There is a question of who’s line has the debris, the City or the School.  They are talking about getting the line televised. 

     The library signed a contract with Renaissance Restoration for $35,785 to do tuck pointing work on the building.  They are also getting some more estimates for new lighting in the front part of the library.  The board hired a new library director to fill the vacancy left when Angie Shirley resigned.  They have chosen Tina Burda.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve Resolution 2012-20 to Approve Library Director Tina Burda’s wage at $9.50/hr.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Marlene Flory with the Junction for Opportunities announced that children may stop at the Senior Center starting at 4:30 before trick or .treating to pick up a glow stick and a healthy snack.  JFO is sponsoring a clothing give a way on Oct 27th and Holiday in OJ is set for the 2nd Sat in December.

     IIW Engineering is working on getting us a new proposal for a shallower well.  There is a danger of radon and sulfur being present if we go to the Jordan Aquifer as originally planned.  A representative from Northway Well & Pump wants to attend a meeting and speak with the Council about the project.

     Nicole from Allied Waste will attend the Nov meeting with some new figures instead of the proposed 3% increase per year.

     New wording for the Ban on Outdoor Furnaces Ordinance was discussed.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by  Chase to set the public hearing on outdoor furnaces for the next regular meeting on November 13th at 7:00 pm.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Sheriff Greg Graver presented the report for September to the Council.  He is working on getting the junk vehicles off the DeLarm property at the edge of town.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to allow Rose Farnum to open a sewing and alteration business in her home on 2nd Ave N.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank commented that there would be a chiropractor coming to town from Bettendorf once per week for a half day starting sometime in the very near future.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn at 8:19 pm. 

 

 

______________________________                                                _______________________________

Merle Tank, Mayor                                                                         Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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