REGULAR MEETING:  September 8, 2015.  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, Krutzfeld, Stevenson and Klemme.  Staff present was Hansen and Eberhart.  Visitors were Shirley Jones-Midland Times, Merle Tank-JFO & Landfill, Denny Coon-Fire Chief, Gerald Brauer.

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

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

 

AFLAC                        

AFLAC INS               

$286.80

ALLIANT                      

STREET LIGHTS

$905.76

 

RUT

$78.12

 

SEWER

$51.83

 

WATER

$261.35

 

LIBRARY

$103.56

 

CITY HALL

$43.78

 

FIRE DEPT

$184.83

AMAZON                 

LIBRARY-MATERIALS             

$529.12

ANNIE JOHNSON                

DEPOSIT REFUND-ANNIE JOHNSON  

$77.59

CASEY'S GENERAL STORE        

FUEL                          

$86.47

CHEM RIGHT LABS              

LAB TESTING                   

$15.00

CHRISTY CAMPBELL             

LIBRARY-MOWING                

$30.00

CITY OF OXFORD JUNCTION      

ANNIE JOHNSON-DEPOSIT  REFUND       

$72.41

COON'S CORNER                

SUPPLIES                      

$100.67

DEVIN C KELLY                

LEGAL SERVICES                

$2,395.94

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE     

FED/FICA TAXES                

$1,869.83

IPERS                        

IPERS                         

$1,243.39

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

SUPPLIES                      

$94.43

 

WIESE CLOTH ALLOW

$71.94

JONES CO SOLID WASTE MNGMNT  

TIRES                         

$146.40

JONES COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT  

ANNUAL DUES                   

$1,269.76

JONES COUNTY TREASURER       

LIBRARY PROP TAXES            

$914.00

LASACK BROS & CO.REPAIR      

HYRALIC FILTER JD             

$219.94

LOST NATION TELEPHONE CO.    

CITY HALL

$129.08

 

WATER

$29.95

 

SEWER

$29.95

 

LIBRARY

$86.65

 

FIRE DEPT

$64.90

 

POSTAGE-WATER SAMPLE            

$23.61

MERLE TANK                   

MILEAGE-LANDFILL MTG          

$24.50

MIDLAND TIMES                

PUBLISHING                    

$243.50

NORTHWAY WELL & PUMP COMPANY 

REPLACE BREAKER WELL 2        

$440.00

OFFICE DEPOT                 

OFFICE SUPPLIES               

$298.76

POSTMASTER                   

STAMPS                        

$105.00

REPUBLIC SERVICES #897       

GARBAGE CONTRACT              

$2,556.40

STATE HYGIENIC LABORATORY    

LAB TESTING                   

$64.00

TLZ STOP                     

FIRE DEPT-FUEL                        

$44.70

 

CITY-FUEL

$115.00

VISA                         

MOTEL ANNUAL CONFERENCE       

$314.40

 

I-DRIVE BACKUP

$49.50

 

ANNUAL CARD FEE

$12.00

WALMART                      

LIB-OPERATING EXPENSES        

$15.20

WELLMARK BC/BS               

HANSEN-HEALTH INS             

$1,337.18

WREGIE MEMORIAL LIBRARY      

POSTAGE-CASH BOX              

$22.84

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  8/14/2015  

 

$2,928.50

PAYROLL CHECKS ON  8/28/2015  

 

$3,163.24

   

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***** REPORT TOTAL *****     

 

$23,151.78

 

RECEIPTS:  General $3,280.74; Library $7,518.80; RUT $6,319.42; LOST $3,466.97; Water $7,096.91; Sewer $4,093.17; WWTF $6,949.50

 

     We received one sealed bid for the house at 326 1st Ave N.  Vorwald Log N Lumber put in a bid of $1011.11.  They want to tear down the house and put up a garage for their employees who live in town to park a work truck in at night. 

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Klemme to accept the bid from Vorwald for $1011.11 for the property at 326 1st Ave N.  Roll Call Vote.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

     Fire Chief Denny Coon stated they had 2 calls last month.  One for a mutual aid barn fire with Lost Nation and one for wires burning in a burn barrel in the middle of the night.  They will be hosting Cedar County Fire Association’s meeting at the end of the month.  Eagle Point Solar will be doing a presentation on solar fire hazards.  The pancake breakfast will be on Oct 4th.  The ambulance is up for license renewal at the end of the year so they will be getting an inspection soon.

     Sheriff Graver sent his report for the month but was unable to attend the meeting.

     Krutzfeld, Stevenson and Mayor Shirley will conduct an annual review with Wiese on Sept 15 @ 6:30 at City Hall.

     Eberhart stated that the hydraulic system is bad on the tractor.  Lasack’s think it needs a new pump.  They will be dumping the lagoons in October and will then be able to finish repairing the hole in the liner.  They also changed out the chlorinator pump at the well house.  The retaining wall at the old fire station has fallen and the guys will be repairing it.

     Merle Tank stated that the landfill is working on a new emergency response plan.  They are also working on a new 28E Agreement that we will have to approve and sign since Center Junction is no longer a City. 

     The Junction for Opportunities will be having their meeting on October 7th if any of the council wants to come to discuss new “welcome to town” packets.

     We need to form a committee for our housing grant.  It will be the City Clerk, Kathy Chase, Kim Krutzfeld and then we will need to find one or two more community members.

     Trick or treat will be Oct 31st from 4-7 pm with a Halloween party at the Senior Center and possibly a hayrack ride afterward.  Glow sticks and reflective bags will be handed out also.

     There was a pile of broken belongings from a house in town that were dumped in the alley behind Dobling Insurance Agency.  Discussion was held and it was decided that the owner of the belongings will be billed for the City guys cleaning it up.

     September 30th has been set as the court date for Les Hines and Larry & Mary Appleby in regards to the citation issued to them.

     Discussion was held on the water meters at the Sacred Heart Church and the Senior Housing.  The meter at the housing is scheduled to be replaced.  The church has a really high bill every once in a while.  They think something is wrong with the meter and would also like a refund for the months they had huge bills.  The meter would not just jump one month out of many if it was bad.  The council suggests the church shut off any outside water faucets and look for any other problems.

     Moved by Bonny seconded by Klemme to adjourn at 7:39 pm.

 

 

____________________________                     _______________________________

Mike Shirley, Mayor                                                       Attest:  Stacia Hansen, City Clerk

 

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