REGULAR MEETING:  September 13, 2011.  The regular meeting of Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library at 7 pm.  Mayor Tank called roll.  Council present were Bonny, Balichek, Ewing, and Chase.  Martin was absent.  Staff present was Hansen at 7:15 pm.  Visitor was Shirley Jones-Midland Times. 

  MARTIN IS ABSENT ON ALL VOTES

     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

$301.84

ALLIANT

STREET LIGHTS

$860.90

 

RUT

$71.23

 

SEWER

$79.08

 

WATER

$282.72

 

LIBRARY

$91.73

 

CITY HALL

$61.25

 

FIRE DEPT

$189.85

ALLIED WASTE SERVICES

GARBAGE CONTRACT

$2,299.00

BAKER & TAYLOR

LIB MATERIALS

$672.85

CHARLIE WIESE

MILEAGE/DRUG TEST

$20.50

CHEM RIGHT LABS

LAB TESTING

$15.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION

JULIE CARLTON-WA/SW REFUND

$93.61

COON'S CORNER

SUPPLIES

$35.70

DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP

METERS/OUTSIDE READERS

$151.24

DOBLING INSURANCE

FIRE DEPT INSURANCE

$29.00

ECICOG

CDBG ADMIN FEES/WATER MAINS

$475.00

 

CDBG ADMIN FEES/WELL

$367.50

FRANCINE BAHNSEN

MILEAGE TO BORDERS IN DAV

$46.10

GASSER TRUE VALUE

PAINT FOR WELL HOUSE

$54.98

GREEN VALLEY AG & TURF

SUPPLIES

$12.24

IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS, PC

ENGINEERING FEES/CURB&GUTTER

$1,928.50

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

FED/FICA TAXES

$1,493.37

IPERS

IPERS

$853.16

J & R SUPPLY

SUPPLIES

$275.00

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL

SUPPLIES

$178.89

JONES COUNTY TREASURER

PROPERTY TAXES-LIBRARY

$523.00

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.

POSTAGE WATER SAMPLES

$15.96

 

CITY HALL

$121.26

 

LIBRARY

$41.87

 

FIRE DEPT  

$46.84

 

SEWER

$27.42

MATT PARROTT AND SONS COMPANY

LASER CHECKS

$197.57

MEGA LIFE AND HEALTH INS CO

HANSEN HEALTH INS

$2,706.96

 

WINK DENTAL/VISION

$63.00

MERLE TANK

MILEAGE/LANDFILL MTG

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES

PUBLISHING

$112.37

OJ VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

ALTERNATOR/RADIO BATTERIES

$240.72

POSTMASTER

POSTAGE

$102.00

RIVER VALLEY

PREPAID LP-LIBRARY

$1,098.00

STATE OF IOWA LIBRARY

LIBRARY MEETING

$15.00

STEVE FEUSS AUTO

VEHICLE MAINT/BATTERIES

$561.14

TLZ STOP

FUEL FIRE DEPT

$63.03

 

CITY 

$321.24

US CELLULAR

CELL PHONE BILL

$97.51

UTILITY SERVICE CO., INC

TOWER CONTRACT

$3,764.73

WALMART

OFFICE SUPPLIES

$22.79

WORLD WAR II

LIB MATERIALS

$38.95

WYOMING AUTO PARTS & SERVICE

SUPPLIES

$145.05

 

PARTS-FIRE DEPT

$13.29

 

 

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TOTAL

$21,304.44

 

RECEIPTS:  General $5,390.19; Library $500.16; RUT $4,563.73; Emergency $28,421.87; LOST $6,837.16; Capital Projects $5,817.09; Water $6,569.51; Sewer $3287.96; WWTF $6,872.30

 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve the resignation of Tom Ihrig as our part time maintenance assistant.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Balichek seconded by Bonny to post for the part-time maintenance assistant job.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on what to include in the ad and when the application deadline will be.  There will also be no vacation, insurance or any other benefits with this job.  Applications will be due Sept 30th and the appointment will be made at the meeting on Oct 11, 2011.

     Mayor Tank reported that he has been working with a community service kid and has got him down to 13 hours left.

     The final walk through on the Water Main project was held on Monday with the DNR and the Engineer.  We are just waiting on approval from the DNR to close out the project.

     Kathy Chase reported that the library is doing very well.  Angie attended some training on Sept 9th.  The library had 572 visitors last month!

     Junction for Opportunities is planning a breakfast on Oct 30th from 7:00-1:00.  They will also be having a Halloween party before trick or treating.

     The curb and gutter project is in full swing and scheduled to be completed by the end of October.

     Some discussion was held on the well project.  The engineer will send the letter to the DNR requesting a site approval visit.  There may be a possibility of getting up to a 50% forgivable SRF loan for this project.  The Council also suggested waiting until after the well project is complete to look into the radio read water meters.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve the contract with AgVantage FS for 7000 gallons of pre-paid LP totaling $12,873.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to approve letting Last Call close a portion of Broadway St on Sat Sept. 17th for her 2nd Anniversary Celebration.  A one day outdoor alcohol permit will be issued with the understanding that she will have adequate security and if there is a problem she will not be allowed to do this again.  Role Call Vote.  Bonny-Aye, Ewing-Aye, Balichek-Aye, Chase-Nay.  Motion Carried.

     Discussion was held on planting some trees in the ROW in town.  The Mayor will get some ideas on where to plant and see how many homeowners would like them and get back to the Council.  The Mayor is also working on gathering information about some grants available for derelict houses/buildings in town.

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

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Balichek to adjourn at 8:05 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.