Monday October 6th, 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 approval of agenda. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


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


          Carma Hillman spoke to the council about a tree in her yard that was dead and jeopardizing Mary Koenigsfeld house. The tree was on half of Carma’s property and half of Cities.


          Moved Marzen/seconded Schriever to have the City pay half ($400) of the cost to cut down the tree on Carma Hillman’s property. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Mary Rowe spoke to the council about her dog. She asked them to let her keep her dog even though he is a pit bull mix. The City has an ordinance against any breed of pit bull allowed in City limits.


          Moved Ackley/seconded Wells to have Mary Rowe and others who own any breed of pit bull to be on ninety day probation and show proof of insurance on the specific dog. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Ackley/seconded Marzen to return to the agenda. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Ackley/seconded Marzen to accept the minutes of the September 2, 2014 regular Meeting with the amendment of Theresa Wells spelled Teresa Wells. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried


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


          Income for the month of September totaled $88,545.54 which includes:  General Fund $7,048.48, Park Board Fund $.21, Library Fund $4.25, Employee Benefits $1,442.58, Road Revenue Fund $2,448.26, TIF Fund $3,666.44, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $523.41, Sewer Revenue Fund $2,804.46, Water Revenue Fund $70,611.91


          Moved Ackley/seconded Schmidt to approve the claims. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried. Total of all city claims were $16,873.29.


Salaries                                                                                               3453.05

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                     118.32

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                1091.50

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                              195.45

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel                                               214.01

Charles City Press                   publish minutes, hearing, budget               112.23

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                         839.56

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                 2100.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                 366.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            state tax                                                 645.00

Iowa Workforce Dev.              Unemployment                                        60.12

IRS                                       underpayment for 941                              15.51

IRS                                       Form 941                                                1058.69

IPERS                                    ipers                                                       764.22

AgSource                               public water, route charge, waste water     172.34

Postmaster                            2 rolls of stamps                                      98.00

SEH                                      Invoice # 286931                                    4601.19

Ott’s Repair                            tire repair                                               363.80

Ackley, J.R.                            NIACOG meals                                         22.73

Schueth Ace 2                        parts                                                      25.46

NAPA auto parts                     inv. #226764,228646,226893,227229       122.20

Iowa DNR                              Annual water use fee                                99.00

Iowa DNR                              exam fees (3)                                          90.00

Iowa League of Cities              budget workshop fee                                35.00

Midwest Pipe Supply Inc.         sewer pipe, plastic coupler                        210.00        



MAYOR’S REPORT: Tom from SEH informed the mayor that there will be no more work done by Popp Excavating this year, and will wait until spring to do any additions to the project with leftover money if any. Heartland will be in town next week patching up areas.

          Floyd County is in the process of hiring a new Emergency Management Coordinator, as Michael Morlan is resigning.


          Moved Marzen/seconded Wells to have Heartland asphalt spots in town that are needed, coordinated by the Mayor. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Marzen/seconded Schriever to waive the first reading of an amended golf cart ordinance for the City of Marble Rock. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, Schmidt, Schriever, Wells. Carried.


          Moved Marzen/seconded Schmidt to waive the second and third readings of an amended golf cart ordinance for the City of Marble Rock. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, Schmidt, Schriever, Wells. Carried.


          Moved Marzen/seconded Schriever to approve the final passage of an amended golf cart ordinance for the City of Marble Rock. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, Schmidt, Schriever, Wells. Carried.


          Moved Ackley/seconded Schmidt to use John Danos’s from Dorsey and Whitney LLP recommendation as what to do with the debt service money that is being collected from taxes. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Wells/seconded Ackley to the approval of the Urban Renewal Report for the City of Marble Rock. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Ackley/seconded Schriever to table the sewer line by Whitetails until next month’s meeting. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


           Other items discussed: Trick or Treating will be on October 31st from 5-7p.m.

The council discussed putting up a couple yellow posted to protect a fire hydrant on Shepardson St.


          Moved /seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:00p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.




                                            Jerry Engelhardt _____

                                            Jerry Engelhardt, Mayor



Brittney Katcher_________                    

Brittney Katcher, City Clerk