REGULAR MEETING:  September 14, 2010.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Tank called roll call.  Council present were Bonny, Chase, Ewing and Martin.  Balichek was absent.  Staff present was Hansen.  Visitors were Marlene Flory-Midland Times and JFO, Richard Wherry, Kim Diercks, Michael VanDorn and CJ Sullivan-Jones County Sheriff’s Dept.

     BALICHEK ABSENT FOR ALL MOTIONS.

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

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

 

AFLAC

AFLAC INS

$301.84

AgVantage FS, INC

PRE PAID LP

$10,073.00

 

SUPPLIES

$50.48

ALLIANT

LIBRARY

$123.47

 

STREET LIGHTS

$876.54

 

RUT

$81.34

 

SEWER

$115.84

 

WATER

$240.53

 

CITY HALL

$65.66

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

$179.39

ANGELA M SHIRLEY

MILEAGE/CONFERENCES

$45.45

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIB MATERIALS

$195.60

BARD MATERIALS

LARRY ANDERSON SIDEWALK

$1,017.35

BROWN SUPPLY CO.

SUPPLIES

$39.60

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$33.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

BELINDA BUFORD DEPOSIT REF

$100.00

 

CASH BOX/POSTAGE

$8.63

CLAUDE MONROE

FLOOD EXPENSES/EXTRA HELP

$153.60

COLLECTION SERVICE CENTER

CHILD SUPPORT

$350.76

COON'S CORNER

SUPPLIES

$204.24

ECICOG

ADMINISTRATION FEE/WATER MAIN

$525.00

FARM PLAN

WINK CLOTHING ALLOW

$120.94

FRANCINE BAHNSEN

OPERATING EXPENSES/LIB

$33.00

HARRY'S FARM TIRE

TIRES/JD TRACTOR

$1,351.00

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGINEERING FEES WATER MAINS

$4,671.59

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$2,376.26

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RES

NPDES PERMIT

$295.00

IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES

TRAFFIC SIGNS

$108.60

IPERS

IPERS

$847.31

J & R SUPPLY

SUPPLIES

$60.75

JONES COUNTY TREASURER

PROPERTY TAXES

$533.00

KLUESNER CONSTRUCTION, INC

STREET REPAIRS

$23,812.10

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR

FIRE TRUCK PARTS

$146.87

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO

TELEPHONE

$246.89

LYNCH FORD

PARTS-BROWN TRUCK

$72.86

MATT PARROTT AND SONS COMPANY

OFFICE SUPPLIES

$176.89

MCNEILL TREE SERVICE

STORM DAMAGE 2010/FEMA

$2,610.00

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE LANDFILL MTG

$50.14

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$162.92

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$128.00

RELIABLE OFFICE SUPPLIES

SUPPLIES

$140.79

RIVER VALLEY

LP FUEL/LIB

$585.75

ROYAL CHEMICAL

FD-CLEANER/CLOCK

$227.88

STACIA HANSEN

MILEAGE

$67.16

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

FIRE DEPARTMENT

$92.00

 

CITY

$317.70

TLZ STOP

FUEL

$484.41

TOYNE, INC

ISO TEST ON FIRE TRUCKS

$2,239.84

TRAVIS BENHART

MOSQUITO SPRAYING

$120.00

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$87.65

UTILITY SERVICE CO., INC

WATER TOWER CONTRACT

$3,764.73

WALMART

LIB MATERIALS

$150.56

WENDLING QUARRIES

ROCK

$406.16

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE

PARTS

$411.26

 

 

 

 

 

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TOTAL

$61,681.33

 

RECEIPTS:  Greneral $3,276.06; Library $515.00; RUT $5,843.78; LOST $2,936.26; Capital Project (streets) $525.00; Water $5,784.26; Sewer $3,269.45; WWTF $7,070.60

 

     Mayor Tank opened the Public Hearing to receive input on the Water Revenue Loan and Disbursement Agreement at 7:06 pm.  A small discussion was held explaining the loan.  Mayor Tank closed the Public Hearing at 7:08 pm.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Martin to approve Resolution 2010-18 “Taking additional action to enter into a Water Revenue Loan & Disbursement Agreement”.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Mayor Tank opened the Public Hearing to receive input from the community concerning the amendment of the City Code of Ordinances Title VI, Chapter 5, Section 6-5-8 Water Rates at 7:21 pm.  There was some discussion on the options for the rate increase due to the new Water Mains being installed.  Mayor Tank closed the hearing at 7:27 pm.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Bonny to raise the minimum water rate by $3.00 making the new minimum for 500 gallons $14.00 and to raise the per 1000 gallon fee by $.90 making the new per 1000 gallon fee $3.15.  Roll Call Vote. All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Title VI Physical Environment

Chapter 5 Utilities-Billing Charges

Ordinance Amendment

 

 

The following amendment repeals the current rates of water and sewer rent and establishes the new rates as follows:

 

 

6-5-8            WATER RATES. 

 

         1.    Water shall be furnished at the following monthly rates per property serviced within the City limits: 

                                                                           (Code of Iowa, Sec. 384.84(1))

 

                     The first 500 gallons at $14.00  per month

                     All over 500 gallons at $3.15  per 1,000 gallons.

 

                     The minimum charge shall be $14.00 per household or business building per billing month.

                     These rates will be reviewed by the City Council on an annual basis.

 

         2.    Water service shall be provided to any customer located outside the corporate limits of the City which the City has agreed to serve at rates one hundred twenty five percent (125%) of the rates provided for in this Chapter. No such customer shall be served unless the customer shall have signed a service contract agreeing to be bound by the ordinance, rules and regulations applying to water service.

 

         3.    A surcharge of $3.00 will be added to each and every water bill, including, but not limited to residential, business, church, organizations, residences where owners leave for an extended period. The money accumulated through this surcharge will be used to help pay for water main, water well or other water projects that can not be paid through annual budget expenditures. The money collected through this surcharge will accumulate through a savings account or certificate of deposit.

 

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

                     

If any section, provision, or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision, or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.

 

This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval, and posting as provided by law.

 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Chase to approve the first reading of the above ordinance.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Bonny to waive the second and third readings of the above ordinance.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Bonny to approve and adopt the above ordinance amendment this 14th day of September, 2010.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Michael VanDorn expressed his concerns about the corn dust coming from VanderHeiden’s grain bins.  The City will consider adopting some kind of ordinance for air quality control at the next meeting.

     CJ Sullivan from the Jones County Sheriff’s Dept reported 88 hours in town in August.    

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Martin to table the quote from MVP for the pipe in the well house so that Ewing and Martin can look at the old one first.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The Council will discuss adding a yard waste policy to the Code of Ordinances.  They will discuss this more next meeting. 

     Mayor Tank reported that the transmission went out on the brown truck.  Council does not want to fix it but will continue to look for a used truck to replace it.

     Tank stated that the landfill is still looking at options for a new scale.

     The Clerk reported a complaint had been filed about cars on the City Streets that had not been moved for weeks and junk on peoples property.  The mayor and clerk will review the ordinances and get the sheriff involved in resolving this matter.

     The Council will discuss snow shoveling rates at the next meeting.

     Chase reported that the library board gave Angie a $.25 per hour raise.  Circulation is up and they have put the new windows in and are working on the front of the building.  They have received many donations from various people and memorials.  They have used some of the money to purchase a new phone/fax machine.

     Marlene Flory reported for the JFO.  Sheila Moore had a garden party with the community garden group and hospitality day went well but are considering different games for next year.  They are thinking of moving Holiday in OJ to a Sunday.

     There will be a joint utilities meeting at 9 am on Sept 15th for the Curb and Gutter project.  A preconstruction meeting will be at 11 am for the Water Main Project. 

     Moved by Martin seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2010-19 Approving contract and performance and/or payment bonds for the Water Distribution Improvements 2010 Main St and 1st Ave N Project.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     There will be a possible special meeting on Oct 26, 2010 for the CDBG application for the Well Project.  Wink will take another Nitrate sample to the lab tomorrow to see if we can possibly get below the limit.

     Moved by Chase seconded by Martin to approve Resolution 2010-17 RUT Report (street finance).  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Martin seconded by Bonny to approve renewing the liquor license for Schakey’s Place.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The Clerk will contact Chad Sands from ECICOG about adding an ordinance for livestock and grass height.  More discussion will be held next meeting.

     Trick or treat will be on Oct 31st from 5:30 to 8:00.  Please leave your porch lights on during this time if you wish to hand out candy.

     During public response Marlene Flory asked the Council to look for someone else to be the OJ representative for the Jones County Tourism.  The appointment will be made in January.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Martin to adjourn the meeting at 9:04 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.