REGULAR MEETING:  September 9, 2014.  The regular meeting of the Oxford Junction City Council was held at the Wregie Memorial Library.  Mayor Shirley called roll at 7 pm.  Council present were Bonny, Chase, Klemme, and Krutzfeld.  Thomsen was absent.  Staff present was Hansen and Wiese.  Visitors were Denny Coon-Fire Chief, Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Pat Cain, Gerald Brauer and Kristina Stevenson.

     THOMSEN  ABSENT FOR ALL MOTIONS

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Krutzfeld to approve the agenda.   Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Bonny to approve the consent agenda.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

ACCO                         

CHEMICALS/WA                  

$179.65

AFLAC                         

AFLAC INS               

$326.88

AgVantage FS, INC            

PREPAID LP                    

$9,945.00

ALLIANT                      

STREET LIGHTS

$857.62

 

RUT

$75.77

 

SEWER

$83.08

 

WATER

$217.39

 

LIBRARY

$72.59

 

CITY HALL

$47.86

 

FIRE DEPT

$243.98

ALLIED WASTE SERVICES #897   

GARBAGE CONTRACT              

$2,481.60

SYNCB/AMAZON                 

LIB MATERIALS                 

$149.49

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$15.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION      

WA DEP-MEAGAN GARNER          

$150.00

COOPORTUNITY HEALTH          

HANSEN HEALTH INS             

$932.20

FRANCINE BAHNSEN             

LIB OPERATING EXPENSES        

$198.00

HGTV MAGAZINE                

LIB SUBSCRIPTION              

$24.00

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAXES                

$2,286.22

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$1,551.30

J & R SUPPLY                 

SUPPLIES                      

$578.10

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

SUPPLIES                      

$318.41

JONES COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT  

ANNUAL DUES                   

$1,269.76

JONES COUNTY TREASURER       

LIB PROPERTY TAXES            

$306.00

LARRY G OTTE                 

MAINTENANCE ON LIB            

$200.00

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

POSTAGE FOR WA SAMPLES

$11.44

 

CITY HALL

$115.75

 

LIBRARY

$108.94

 

FIRE DEPT

$59.52

 

SEWER

$29.26

 

WATER

$36.01

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE-LANDFILL  MTG            

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES                

PUBLISHING                    

$259.88

POSTMASTER                   

POSTAGE                       

$68.00

RACOM CORPORATION            

FD RADIO SUPPLIES             

$57.00

STACIA HANSEN                

MILEAGE-WA SAMPLE TO LN       

$8.00

STATE HYGIENIC LAB

WA TESTING

$55.50

STEVE FEUSS AUTO             

REPAIRS FIRE TRUCK            

$40.00

TEAM LAB                     

TRAFFIC PAINT                 

$314.00

TLZ STOP                     

CITY 

$155.04

 

FIRE DEPT

$70.03

UTILITY SERVICE CO., INC     

TOWER CONTRACT                

$1,994.28

VISA                         

I-DRIVE BACK UP         

$49.50

 

ANNUAL CARD FEE

$12.00

WALMART                      

LIB-OPERATING EXPENSES        

$815.38

WENDLING QUARRIES            

ROAD ROCK                     

$353.70

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  8/01/2014  

 

$2,723.84

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  8/15/2014  

 

$2,839.49

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  8/29/2014  

 

$2,083.74

   

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***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$34,794.70

 

RECEIPTS:  General $113,384.74; Library $8,360.48; RUT $8,695.33; Employee Benefits $1,358.21; Emergency $85.82; LOST $5,970.10; Debt Service $1,197.35; Water $13,387.84; Sewer $13,739.79; WWTF $6,660.79

 

     Fire Chief Denny Coon stated they had their meeting for anyone interested in joining the ambulance service and taking an EMT class.  They have 4 current firemen interested.  They had a couple storm calls last month and had training out at the old well site.  They will have a pancake breakfast on Oct 5th from 7 am to 1 pm.

     The sheriff’s dept sent a written report of calls from last month but were not at the meeting.

     Wiese stated they helped repair a leak at a residence on Fairview and the homeowner sent us a hand written bill for $400.  We will not pay a hand written bill.  If they get us a bill from a licensed plumber, we may consider paying a part.  Mark Ingwersen presented a bill from Soper’s for a backed up sewer line which turned out to be in the City main.  Wiese said this happens about 2 times per year and we are not sure why.  We are hoping to have Chet Lief help us camera it with the jetter.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Klemme to pay the bill to Soper’s this time with the understanding that if this happens again, Ingwersen’s need to call us fist to make sure the main is not plugged.   Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Wiese also stated that the new guy is doing ok.  He is willing to get a CDL.  He also has shown interest in joining the fire dept.  We have had several complaints about the water being discolored and getting their clothes ruined while doing laundry.  We are not sure why this is happening, but seemed to start when running the new well.  However, not everyone is having this problem only certain people.  We are not sure why this would be happening.  Wiese also stated that when we have a lot of rain the lagoons are overwhelmed.  He would like to look into getting a 4” or 6” trash pump that could be run with a PTO.  He will check prices and also ask Scott Andresen if he would be interested in selling the one he has.  On this same note, the clerk checked on applying for the Hazard Mitigation Grant to line the sewer pipe under 1st Ave S.  The outlook did not look promising for this.  Wiese spoke to Jeff Brinkman who works for Dave Schmitt construction.  They will come down and give us estimates for lining and/or replacing the pipe.  Wiese stated also that the lagoons have a lot of duck weed in them.  He would like to look into getting some grass carp to help clean them up.

     We received a written report that the landfill has gotten caught up with all the trash coming in and is empty for garbage for the first time in months.  They were cited by the DNR for not moving garbage out within 48 and also for having a dirty facility.  All this has been addressed and they are now in compliance.   They have hired several new people including a new operations manager.  They are also looking into buying a compactor for recyclables.

     We also received a written report from JFO.  They are planning a clothing give a way on Oct 4th at the Senior Center.  They are taking donations of clothes.  Holiday in OJ is being planned for Dec 13th.

     Clerk presented the council with a copy of the Annual Financial Report (AFR) for their review.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Klemme to approve signing the service agreement with ECICOG for ordinance codification for a dollar amount not to exceed $4000.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The clerk will check with Chad from ECICOG to see if he could meet later in the day, say around 4 or 5 pm before a committee is formed.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Bonny to approve renewing liquor license for Schakey’s Place.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Bonny to approve Resolution 2014-13 Financing for Housing Grant.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Klemme to approve Resolution 2014-14 Target Area for Housing Grant.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     The Council decided to set trick or treat for October 31st from 5-7 pm.  Glow sticks will be available at the Fire Station from 4:30-5 pm.

     Moved by Krutzfeld seconded by Bonny to approve buying glow sticks if the fire dept is not going to do it this year.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Klemme seconded by Bonny to cancel the water tower contract as of Dec 20th.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Krutzfeld to adjourn at 7:57 pm.

 

 

 

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Mike Shirley, Mayor                                                       Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

 

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