Monday, MAY 5th, 2014 7:00 P.M.


          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Engelhardt presiding with Councilpersons Ackley, Marzen, Schmidt, Schriever, and Wells present. Various citizens were present. Mayor Engelhardt led the Pledge of Allegiance.


          Moved Marzen/seconded Schmidt to approve agenda. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Mayor called to order the Public Hearing on a General Obligation Water Improvement Loan and Disbursement Agreement. There were no citizen comments present. Mayor called for a motion to adjourn the public hearing. Moved Marzen/seconded Ackley to adjourn the Public Hearing. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Ackley/seconded Marzen to depart from agenda to accommodate guest. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Terry McCarthy from Yaggy Colby presented the Agreement and Contract between the City and Popp Excavating. Tom also informed the council that Popp Excavating will be here no sooner than May 19th and depending on the weather, it could be later.


          Moved Marzen/seconded Wells to a Construction Administration Service of twenty hours of construction observation per week for eight weeks. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Wells/seconded Ackley to an Agreement with Iowa Northern Railroad along with a $750 fee. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Ackley/seconded Schmidt to accept the minutes of the April 7th, 2014 regular Meeting. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried


          Moved Ackley/seconded Marzen to have Kelly Parks pay her monthly water bill plus a minimum of $15 for her water shut off repair. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Ackley/seconded Schriever to approve the monthly reports. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Income for the month of April totaled $114,834.62 which includes:  General Fund $25,866.27, Library Fund $3,570.35 Comm. Center Fund $0.00, Park Board Fund $0.00, Employee Benefits $10,720.26, Road Revenue Fund $1,953.25, TIF Fund $67,542.68, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1,125.06, Sewer Revenue Fund $-106.79, Water Revenue Fund $7,733.89.


          Moved Ackley/seconded Marzen to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All. Carried. Total of all city claims were $30,610.94


Salaries                                                                                                  3974.58

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                            81.54

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                   1533.80

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                 974.67

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel                                                   286.23

Charles City Press                   publish minutes, hearing, budget                    16.11

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                              839.56

Jendro Bag Acc.                      Small and large bags                                     620.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    2100.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      473.00

IRS                                       Form 941                                                   1260.47

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           877.20

Hawkins Inc.                          Inv. # 3588079                                             20.00

Yaggy Colby                           Invoice # 99835                                         2757.98

USA Bluebook                        Buster Pump                                                 619.75

John Deere Financial               battery three way all-purpose                           10.75

Marble Rock Petty Cash           postage                                                         22.92

North IA Media Group             Publish water operator                                  306.38

Staudt Insurance                    Annual Premium City’s Ins                         11898.00

Staudt Insurance                    Audit Add’l Premium                                      619.00

Iowa League Of Cities             Small City Workshop                                       35.00

Country Inn & Suites               Kirkwood Stay- 6 nights                                534.00

Iowa Railroad                         Railroad fee                                                  750.00   




          Moved Ackley/seconded Wells to pass the second reading to an Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Marble Rock, Iowa, by Amending Existing Water Rates and Allowing for an Annual Increase for Services. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, Schmidt, Schriever, Wells. Carried.


           Moved Ackley/seconded Marzen to pass the third reading to an Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Marble Rock, Iowa, by Amending Existing Water Rates and Allowing for an Annual Increase for Services. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, Schmidt, Schriever, Wells. Carried


          Moved Ackley/seconded Wells to a Resolution Approving and authorizing a Loan and Disbursement Agreement and providing for the issuance of $331,000 General Obligation Water Improvement Bonds and providing for the levy of taxes to pay the same. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, Schmidt, Schriever, Wells. Carried.


          Moved Ackley/seconded Marzen to allow the RAGBRAI committee to a maximum budget of $15,000. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Marzen/seconded Ackley to have Josh Chambers keep all receipts for meals while training at Kirkwood, and also to keep a mileage log to be reimbursed by the city. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Other items discussed: Mosquito control will be larviciding sometime in the middle of this month. They will be back to fog as early as May 15th and no later than June 10th.

          RAGBRAI was discussed briefly and the mayor reported that there will be a meeting Friday May 9th at City Hall at 6:30 p.m.


          Moved Ackley/seconded Wells to adjourn the meeting at 8:34 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.





                                            Jerry Engelhardt, Mayor




Brittney Katcher, City Clerk