MEETING MINUTES MASTER COPY

 

 

MEETING MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

OCTOBER 6, 2008  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells present.  City Attorney Mark Walk and many interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Carol Wreghitt, representing the Library Board, stated that they would like Huff Construction to do the repair work needed from the hail damage.  Council agreed with request.  Library Board is in the process of getting an estimate from Huff.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to approve the Stop-N-Shop Beer Permit renewal.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Dean Wentworth asks if it would be all right for him to put a railing on the steps going down to the river.  He would do the labor and provide the material.  Council advised that he approach the Park Board.

 

          Moved Merfeld/seconded Engelhardt to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to accept the minutes of the September 2, 2008 Regular Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

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

 

          Clerk Treasurers Report showed a balance of $452,156.58 with $354,650.23 of this invested.  These totals consist of the following: city= 73517.89 checking/185557.40 invested/259075.29 total.  Library= 23037.97 checking/ 155200.40 invested/ 177238.37 total.  Comm. Center- 1657.58 checking/ 13182.42 invested/14840.00 total. Park Bd.= 292.91 checking/ 510.01 invested/ 200.00 endowment fund/ 1002.92 total.

 

 

 

 

          Income for the month of August totaled $19,426.54 which includes: gen. current tax 2347.41/ins. current tax 527.02/ag land tax 16.38/State of Iowa, LOST 1927.93/Connie Lennie-Barry Rowe, zoning permit 10.00/Conert, Comm. Center, J.R. Ackley, school utilities 459.63/garbage bags sold 447.25/garbage-recycle collection 860.16/spring clean-up charge 68.50/road use allocation 1633.32/Floyd County, road transfer payment 696.97/TIF Amend tax 633.53/sales-option tax collected 235.11/Justin Brierly, water deposit 50.00/meter rent fees collected 76.00/t & A current tax 1286.64/metered water sold 2987.20/penalties collected 182.11/postage charge collected 12.18/shut off card fee collected 30.00/Lynn Spurbeck, paid on repair bill for 210 Beelar 100.00/First Security Bank, Lib. R. Bucklen Trust CD 136017 interest 116.02/M.R. Library, copies 95.00, misc. 10.00, fines 3.00/Comm. Center, current tax 39.14/sewer revenue collected 2926.04/Justin Brierly, sewer deposit 50.00/transfers 1600.00.

 

          Councilman Handley presented documentation that the appointment of Susan Nelson had been ask to be put on the agenda at the January 2008 and February 2008 agendas.  Council discussed these and no agreement was reached.  Councilman Handley presented a compromise that the Mayor would allow Susan Nelson to be on Park Board and the Council would pay his attorney fees.  Mayor accepted the agreement presented with the provision that the other appointment would be Kris Kuykendall.  Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to accept a compromise agreement between Council and Mayor to allow Susan Nelson and Kris Kuykendall to be appointed for full terms to the Park Board and City will pay attorney Bakke’s fee of $862.92.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Carried.

 

          Mayor Merfeld appointed Tracy Merfeld to the position of Mayor Protem.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to approve the claims as amended with the exception of number 1786.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried. 

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to approve claims number 1786 to Dave Wells for tractor repair.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld.  Councilman Wells abstained because of conflict of interest.  Carried.  Total claims as amended are $25059.57.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3388.52

First Security Bank                  fed w-h/fica/medicare                                   908.80

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           444.39

Treasurer-State of Iowa           3rd qtr. state w/h                                         435.00

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/tape/cleaning supplies                            407.11

Floyd County Auditor              law enforcement appropriation                      978.00

Mosquito Control of Iowa        2008 Mosquito Control                               1400.00

Menards-Mason City                    various supplies/materials                             701.86

Dave Wells                             repair tractor cylinder/pins                            343.00

NS Rockford Register              publish minutes                                           209.82

 

 

 

 

Marble Rock Journal                publish thank you, bid request                         15.15

J.R. Ackley                             NIACOG meal                                                10.00

Iowa Workforce Development  unemployment                                               82.50

Walk & Murphy, P.L.C.            attorney services                                       1923.96

Floyd County, Iowa                 15”x20’ culvert                                            193.00

Floyd County Ag Center          2nd application dust control                           128.00

Iowa Prison Industries            signs                                                          515.13

Treasurer-State of Iowa           sales/option tax                                           240.00

Brown Supply Co.                   6 water meters/read-outs                             513.60

L G I                                     water tests/lead & copper/WQP                     261.80

Postmaster                            stamps                                                       126.00

Iowa Office Supply                  office supplies/bill envelops                           215.41

Staples                                  copier toner/paper/printer toner                    332.47

Fullerton Excavating                15-ton clay for lagoon repairs                       121.65

Farm Plan                              posts/fence/hammers/pliers-lagoon fence       684.55

Gary’s Enterprises                   tuck pointing                                             4500.00

Doug Merfeld                         mileage                                                         54.27

Bakke Law Office                    Mayor legal fees                                           862.92

TrueNorth Company                employee insurance                                          4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           75.46

Alliant Energy                        utilities                                                      1009.18

Aquila                                             utilities                                                        113.31

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                          1420.35

Transfers                                                                                                1600.00

 

          Clerk was instructed to write new school leases to start January 1, 2009 charging rent to tenants.  It was decided to charge $125.00 to Conert and $75.00 to Ackley.  Copies of their lease will be sent to tenants so they can look over and leases will be on next agenda.

 

          Council scheduled a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant for Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. and a second one on Monday, October 20, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Wells that hearing findings and decisions on termination of Paul Guthart be accepted for filing.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt in the minutes of the August 4, 2008, page 3, paragraph 5, second to last line be amended by adding the word reasonable to read as follows “reasonable attorney fees”.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Dogs running loose were discussed and the Council instructed the Clerk to post signs that dogs will be picked up that are running loose and kept at the City Shed and owner notified.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Other items discussed were audit, nuisances, response to citizens letter, public records, time cards, park water lines, red flag program, General Fund cash balance, and garbage.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to adjourn the meeting at 9:24 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

NOVEMBER 3, 2008  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells present.  City Attorney Mark Walk and many interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Historical Society is planning on moving the Log Cabin from River Street to their property on Bradford Street.  They ask the Council for permission to close streets they will be traveling on.  Council agreed that was all right and they should get with the Mayor.

 

          Park Board wondered if the cost of repairing the water lines at the park was their responsibility or the city’s.  Council felt that the lines were the responsibility of the City.  Park Board also asked when they would be able to get a load of dirt hauled to the Memorial Park.  Mayor stated that when they were done with the dump truck at the lagoon, the dirt could be hauled.

 

          After hearing about the milldam at Greene, Fred Wreghitt spoke to Councilman Handley.  He feels that our dam should be checked.  FEMA may pay for inspection and cement if needed.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Tracey to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hutzell/seconded Handley to accept the minutes of the October 6, 2008 Regular Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Delinquent Report was discussed and Clerk was instructed to add extra notes to three of the door cards that need to be put out.  Moved Wells/seconded Hutzell after notice time is up, weather permitting, put a new shut off in at Krystle Eiklenborg property if owner has not already done so.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Clerk Treasurers Report showed a balance of $470,954.02 with $353,809.45 of this invested.  These totals consist of the following: city= 91506.27 checking/187228.90 invested/278735.17 total.  Library= 23168.00 checking/ 155200.40 invested/ 178368.40 total.  Comm. Center- 2177.39 checking/ 10670.14 invested/12847.53 total. Park Bd.= 292.91 checking/ 510.01 invested/ 200.00 endowment fund/ 1002.92 total.

 

          Income for the month of October totaled $49,668.57 which includes: gen. current tax 10964.73/ins. current tax 2461.83/grain handled tax 97.26/utility replacement tax 125.99/ag land tax 238.05/State of Iowa, LOST 1927.93/Ralph Simons, zoning permit 5.00/Comm. Center, J.R. Ackley, school utilities 238.24/garbage bags sold 213.25/garbage-recycle collection 812.50/spring clean-up charge 65.00/road use allocation 1243.42/Floyd County, road transfer payment 740.64/TIF 1 current tax 7394.36/TIF Amend current tax 2362.07/sales-option tax collected 186.80/meter rent fees collected 71.50/t & A current tax 6009.98/t & a grain handled tax 43.54,t & a utility replacement tax 56.39/metered water sold 2421.77/penalties collected 128.48/postage charge collected 6.72/shut off card fee collected 25.00/Lynn Spurbeck, paid on repair bill for 210 Beelar 100.00/Floyd County, Library allocation 2873.75/Comm. Center, tax-memberships-rent 1147.72/sewer revenue collected 2606.65/transfers 5100.00.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Wells to approve the claims as presented.  Roll: Ayes – All.  Carried.  Total claims as presented are $14,755.87.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3397.35

First Security Bank                  fed w-h/fica/medicare                                   868.04

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           443.96

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Jendro Sanitation                   l case large bags                                          337.50

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/chain oil                                      551.33

Swartzrock Implement            tractor oil/filter/hydraulic oil                         146.57

Chatfield Salvage                    battery box                                                   50.00

Neil Wedeking Electric             electric work at powerhouse/sewer/st. light              463.68

Treasurer-State of Iowa           sales/option tax                                           209.00

Mindy Rowe                           water/sewer deposit refund                             36.44

Cortney Webber                     water/sewer deposit refund                           100.00

L G I                                     water test                                                     17.30

Postmaster                            stamps                                                       126.00

Fullerton Excavating                replace 3 hydrants                                     1526.50

Brown Supply Co.                   curb stops/boxes, sewer gate valve              1034.38

TrueNorth Company                employee insurance                                          4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           68.69

Alliant Energy                        utilities                                                       833.56

Aquila                                             utilities                                                       113.48

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1420.35

Farm Plan                              replace voided check #1804                          567.38

Transfers                                                                                               1600.00

 

          Mayor had a meeting with the Floyd County Supervisors to discuss the 28E Law Enforcement agreement.  The amount we pay could be raised approximately $.50 or so per/capita.

 

          Dog and Cat notice was discussed with the possibility of hiring a Code Enforcer being talked about.

 

          Mayor gave an update on the lagoon project grant.  He reported that the city cost to date has been $1691.00.

 

          Nuisances were discussed and the Nuisance Committee will give the Clerk a list of addresses to have abatement proceedings served. 

 

          Moved Handley that letters about time cards be removed from employees personnel files.  Mayor Merfeld declared the motion out of order.  Personnel Committee stated that they would meet to discuss this question so motion died for lack of a second.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to approve selected work orders and purchase orders.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Mayor signed items selected.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to have City fire extinguishers checked and recharged if needed.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2008-19 Adopting the Official Year-End Financial Report for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2008.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Council decided to have Santa hand out treats on Saturday, December 20, 2008.  A time will be determined later.

 

          Other items discussed were 1-word agenda items, Red Flag program, school leases, FEMA update, and TIF certification.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


TENTATIVE AGENDA

                                                City of Marble Rock IA 50653-0098

                                                Meeting Monday, December 1, 2008 7:00 P.M.

 

1.            Meeting Called to Order

2.            Pledge of Allegiance

3.            Approval of Agenda

4.            Approval of Minutes of November 3, 2008 Regular Meeting

5.            Monthly Reports

6.            Claims

7.            Mayor Reports

8.            Committee Reports

9.            Unfinished Business

A.    Red Flag Program – Discussion and Resolution Accepting

B.    School Bldg. Leases – Discussion with Tenants and Resolutions Accepting

C.    Dog/Cat Control Update

D.   Culvert Purchase Update

E.    Dam Safety Grant

F.    Dam Apron Damage Update

G.   FEMA Assistance Update

H.   Lagoon Repair Update

I.     Nuisances Notice Update

J.     Personnel File Update and Personnel Committee Meeting

K.    TIF Update

L.    Santa and Treats Update 

M.         

N.       

O.      

P.     

10.         New Business

A.    Library Insurance Check in Library Account – Library Board

B.    Use of City Attorney & Associated Fees – Handley

C.    Calhoun-Burns River Street Bridge Update

D.   Eiklenborg Shut-Off Repair – Clerk

E.       

F.       

G.    

H.        

11.         Adjourn


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

JANUARY 5, 2009  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Handley, Merfeld, Wells present.  Councilmen Engelhardt and Hutzell were absent.  Some interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Merfeld to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Snowmobiles on private property were discussed.  Council received some complaints regarding some snowmobiles.  Clerk was instructed to put notices up around town regarding snowmobile rules and regulations.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Merfeld to return to regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Merfeld to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Handley to accept the minutes of the December 1, 2008 Regular Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

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

 

          Clerk Treasurers Report showed a balance of $456,916.66 with $357,783.81 of this invested.  These totals consist of the following: city= 71525.35 checking/190563.90 invested/262089.25 total.  Library= 25137.20 checking/ 155644.27 invested/ 180781.47 total.  Comm. Center- 2177.39 checking/ 10865.63 invested/13043.02 total. Park Bd.= 292.91 checking/ 510.01 invested/ 200.00 endowment fund/ 1002.92 total.

 

          Income for the month of December totaled $21,379.59 which includes: gen. current tax 138.62/ins. current tax 31.13/homestead replacement tax 1662.12/LOST 1812.13/Lions Club, Santa treats donation 25.00/Comm. Center, J.R. Ackley, school utilities 1122.78/garbage bags sold 339.75/garbage-recycle collection 800.00/spring clean-up charge 64.00/road use allocation 1525.02/Floyd County, road transfer payment 819.84/TIF Amend current tax 7.79/TIF Amend homestead replacement tax 301.28/sales-option tax collected 198.40/meter rent fees collected 73.00/t & A current tax 75.97/t & a homestead replacement tax 744.00/ metered water sold 2322.46/penalties collected 96.92/postage charge collected 6.72/shut off card fee collected 30.00/Lynn Spurbeck, paid on repair bill for 210 Beelar 100.00/M.R. Library, copies 45.00, misc. 10.00, fines 3.60, Boom Est. CD interest 443.87, hail claim 3626.30 city allocation 500.00/Comm. Center, current tax, memberships 156.93/sewer revenue collected 2696.96/transfers 1600.00.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Merfeld to approve the claims as amended.  Carried.  Total of all claims were $15,987.79.

 

Salaries                                                                                                3384.99

First Security Bank                  fed w-h/fica/medicare                                 1162.72

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           480.13

Treasurer-State of Iowa           4th qtr. state w/h                                         414.00

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Jendro Sanitation                   case large bags                                            337.50

Tracy Merfeld                         Santa sack treats/sacks                                   96.65

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/supplies/LP tank                           831.70

NAPA Auto Parts                    lights for snowplow                                       48.36

Lessin Supply                         snowplow repair                                              3.62

Allied Construction                 chloride sand/rock for school                        502.81

Iowa Workforce Development  unemployment                                               47.17

NS Rockford Register              publish minutes                                             83.28

Sam’s Club                             membership                                                  35.00

IRWA                                    membership                                                175.00

Todd Schriever                       extra help – snow removal                            129.29

Neil Wedeking Electric             street light repair                                           70.00

Treasurer-State of Iowa           sales/option tax                                           196.00

Dr. J. T. Kern                         water/sewer deposit refund                             64.99

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                          22.50

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                      5.00

Farm Plan                              snowplow flags/wire                                      65.80

IMFOA                                                                                                membership        30.00

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.              bridge engineering contract                        1368.00

L G I                                     water-sewer tests                                          52.75

Glenn Swinton                       thank you for Santa                                       25.00

TrueNorth Company                employee insurance                                          4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           68.20

Alliant Energy                        utilities                                                     1006.36

Black Hills Energy                   utilities                                                     1372.53

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1420.35

M.R. Petty Cash                      postage/certified fee/tape                               43.73

Transfers                                                                                               1600.00

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Merfeld to pay Swartzrock Implement the $642.76 due for tractor filters/oil/repair.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  This bill is to be paid from Road Use funds.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Wells to adopt Resolution 2009-01 Adopting an Identity Theft Prevention Program.   Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Handley, Merfeld, Wells.  Absent- Engelhardt, Hutzell.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Merfeld to adopt Resolution 2009-02 To Lease Portion of School Building to Constance Engels d/b/a Conert, Inc. upon tenant signing lease.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Handley, Merfeld, Wells.  Absent- Engelhardt, Hutzell.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Wells to adopt Resolution 2009-03 To Lease Portion of School Building to J.R. Ackley upon tenant signing lease.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Handley, Merfeld, Wells.  Absent- Engelhardt, Hutzell.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Merfeld to renew Panda Antivirus Program for another year at price of $26.70.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Other items discussed were Eiklenborg water line, Hubbard culvert, River Street Bridge, dam apron damage, dam safety grant, lagoon, meter readings, dump truck, and new garage door.

 

          The annual gross wages for the employees of the City of Marble Rock for calendar year 2008 follows: Doug Merfeld $2,400.00, Paul Guthart $28,967.74, Sandra Winters $19,838.56, Margie Wihlm $346.00, Elaine Ott $5,527.14, Darlene Enabnit $3,523.22, Carol Wreghitt $552.94, Linda Debner $1,902.86, Chase Adams $262.50, Jerry Engelhardt $320.00, Max Handley $340.00, Don Hutzell $300.00, Tracy Merfeld $280.00, Steve Wells $340.00.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Merfeld to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

FEBRUARY 2, 2009  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells present.  Some interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Susan Nelson informed the Council of several grants the Park Board has applied for Power House and new water lines for the park.

 

          Dan Schroeder, NIACOG, presented the completed Hazard Mitigation Plan done by the City.  A public hearing will be scheduled for the March 2, 2009 meeting.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to return to regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to approve the agenda as amended with the addition of New Business H. Water Temperature Monitoring.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Handley to accept the minutes of the January 5, 2009 Regular Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Delinquent accounts were discussed.  Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to remove #9 from the delinquent list.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Council instructed the Clerk that the policy on shutting water off would be strictly enforced.  If the bill is not paid on time, water will be shut off.  If snow or frozen ground prevents it being shut off at the curb, the meter will be removed.  This will be done every month with anyone that is delinquent.

 

          Council instructed the Clerk to notify the renters at the school that the utility bill and the rent must be paid by the 1st of every month.

 

          Mayor informed the Council that the City had purchased a wood chipper with Emergency Public Jobs Grant paying $4999.00 and the City paying $101.00 for a total of $5100.00.       

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Clerk Treasurers Report showed a balance of $454,007.56 with $359,463.81 of this invested.  These totals consist of the following: city= 65559.07 checking/192238.40 invested/257797.47 total.  Library= 26514.38 checking/ 155644.27 invested/ 182158.65 total.  Comm. Center- 2177.39 checking/ 10871.13 invested/13048.52 total. Park Bd.= 292.91 checking/ 510.01 invested/ 200.00 endowment fund/ 1002.92 total.

 

          Income for the month of December totaled $16,496.14 which includes: gen. current tax 329.26/ins. current tax 73.92/ag land current tax 77.81/Omnitel Communications, cable TV franchise fee 507.74/State of Iowa, beer permit 75.00/Glenn Swinton, small bucket sand .50/Conert, J.R. Ackley, school utilities 349.62/garbage bags sold 354.25/garbage-recycle collection 831.25/spring clean-up charge 66.50/road use allocation 1291.16/Floyd County, road transfer payment 691.54/State of Iowa, bridge project refund 730.00/TIF Amend current tax 168.86/sales-option tax collected 219.04/meter rent fees collected 74.50/t & A current tax 180.46/metered water sold 2562.37/penalties collected 152.69/postage charge collected 10.08/shut off card fee collected 45.00/Lynn Spurbeck, paid on repair bill for 210 Beelar – final payment 169.90/M.R. Library, copies 50.00, misc. 15.00, fines 5.00, Floyd County allocation 2873.75/Comm. Center, current tax 5.50/sewer revenue collected 2935.44/Jim Holt, sewer agreement final payment 50.00/transfers 1600.00.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- Handley.  Carried.  Total of all

 claims were $21703.63.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3400.92

First Security Bank                  fed w-h/fica/medicare                                   864.04

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           443.55

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Jendro Sanitation                   case large bags/small bags                            575.00

Floyd County Auditor              emergency management appropriation             81.50

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/chain oil                                      584.96

NAPA Auto Parts                    oil/filters                                                     155.61

NS Rockford Register              publish minutes                                             95.01

Doug Merfeld                         mileage                                                         99.95

Staples Credit Plan                 copier toner/office supplies                           167.63

Walk & Murphy                       attorney services                                         620.54

Chatfield Salvage                    fuel tank for dump truck                               175.00

Treasurer-State of Iowa           sales/option tax                                           218.00

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                             .90

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                      5.00

Farm Plan                              big bertha torch                                            71.45

Postmaster                            stamps                                                       126.00

Landers Hardware                   snow shovel                                                  19.97

Allied Manatts Group               15 ton chloride sand                                    459.15

LGI                                       monthly water test                                        19.80

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.              bridge engineering contract                        5956.00

TrueNorth Company                employee insurance                                          4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           65.89

Alliant Energy                        utilities                                                     1173.71

Black Hills Energy                   utilities                                                     2331.64

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1420.35

NCS Computer                       antivirus program                                          26.70

United Rental                         wood chipper                                              101.00

Transfers                                                                                               1600.00

 

          Councilman Wells reported that the Fire Department had examined the dam and found no damage from the spring flood.  Council instructed that a thank you be sent to the proper people.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to approve the Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Solid Waste Management Agency audit.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Wells to purchase a new garage door from Maxson-Frudden at a cost of $2424.20 that includes insulation, opener, track and installation and pay for door from Road Use fund.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to approve Whitetails liquor license renewal application.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hutzell to schedule a Public Hearing Budget Estimate on March 2, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Council instructed the Clerk to put notices up concerning frozen water pipes and that everyone should be taking the water temperature everyday.  If the temperature is 40 or lower, then water should be let run.  When anyone has to run water, they should notify City Hall during regular business hours so they only have to pay their average. 

 

          Other items discussed were culvert, dam safety grant, lagoon update, River Street Bridge, TIF Project, budget discussion, spring cleanup, and dust control.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                   Doug Merfeld, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

APRIL 6, 2009  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells present.  Many interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mark Heard presented a quote for dram shop insurance for Community Center.  The Council thought amount should be increased.  Mark will bring quote for new amount to next meeting.  Group health insurance will also be discussed.

 

          Darlene Enabnit requested an auxiliary water meter so sewer would not have to be paid on amount used for watering grass.  Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to table auxiliary meters and Ordinance amendment to the next meeting.  Roll: Ayes.  Carried.

 

          Havranek Supply again offered a new mower for our old one plus $1000.00 and $150.00 rebate from 2 years ago.  Moved Handley/seconded Wells to accept mower trade agreement for $1000.00 plus $150.00 from last year to be paid from equipment reserve, paid in separate checks.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Dana Kiefer announced to the Council that she was resigning from the Park Board and presented a letter of resignation from Kris Kuykendall.  Mayor Merfeld thanked them both for their service to the City.

 

          Ed May presented a plan to update the city software by using QuickBooks.  He showed examples of different reports that he uses in Fertile and showed that they can be changed to suit each City and their needs.  Moved Wells/seconded Handley to table city software to next meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Susan Nelson told the Council that Visioning/Park Board received a $5000.00 grant from the Community Foundation.  This is to be used at Powerhouse Park.  They also had applied for a grant for waterlines but this was not funded.  Park Board requested a work order be signed to have Paul haul donated dirt from the Elevator to Memorial Park to plant a tree.  Mayor will sign a work order.

 

          Kim Robinson approached to Council about a job she was applying for to collect dogs.  She said that if someone calls at night, she would pick animal up and have to keep overnight and she wondered if this would be all right.  Council agreed that they did not want the animals in town.  She also is working with 4 troubled kids so there will be kids coming and going at her home.

          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to accept the minutes of the March 2, 2009 Regular Meeting, Public Hearing Adopting Annual Budget, and Public Hearing to Adopt Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Water/sewer rates were discussed.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to withhold any change in water/sewer rates at this time and revisit in six (6) months.  Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld.  Nays- Well.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to table trophy’s in window to the May meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          City records being kept at City Hall was discussed.  Attorney Mark Walk stated that all city papers must be kept at City Hall according to the Open Records Law and there was a very steep penalty if they were not.  Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to table Maintaining City Records to the May meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  This will be done with an ordinance.

 

          Municipal infractions were discussed.  Attorney Mark Walk stated that if you are going to file infractions you need to make sure you have all the information and written statements because they will cost the city $500.00 at the least for each one.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to donate $100.00 to After Prom Party.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mosquito Control Program 2009 was discussed.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to table mosquito control to May meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

         

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Clerk Treasurers Report showed a balance of $455,744.40 with $368,669.53 of this invested.  These totals consist of the following: city= 62645.08 checking/195777.90 invested/258422.98 total.  Library= 22833.74 checking/ 156276.61 invested/ 179110.35 total.  Comm. Center- 1318.14 checking/ 14820.41 invested/16138.55 total. Park Bd.= 277.91 checking/ 510.01 invested/ 1284.60 endowment fund/ 2072.52 total.

 

          Income for the month of March totaled $55,334.42 which includes: gen. current tax 444.56/ins. current tax 99.81/ag land tax 16.38/LOST 2049.90/State of Iowa, liquor license 390.00/Conert, J.R. Ackley, school utilities 583.70/garbage bags sold 362.25/garbage-recycle collection 912.50/spring clean-up charge 73.00/road use allocation 1768.59/Floyd County, road transfer payment 851.32/State of Iowa, bridge project reimbursement 1094.00/TIF Amend current tax 150.10/sales-option tax collected 213.17/meter rent fees collected 81.00/t & A current tax 243.68/metered water sold 2756.84/penalties collected 96.04/postage charge collected 8.82/shut off card fee collected 30.00/M.R. Library, copies 80.00, misc. 20.00, fines 5.00, Library General CD 136006 interest 632.34, meeting room 50.00/Comm. Center, fund raising, interest, tax, memberships, rent 21180.25/Park Board, tree donations to endowment fund 1084.60/sewer revenue collected 2956.57/transfers 17100.00.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to approve the claims as amended with the exception of claim number 2031.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all claims were $14,685.57.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3400.92

First Security Bank                  fed w-h/fica/medicare                                   843.86

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           444.39

Treasurer-State of Iowa           1st qtr. state w/h                                        426.00

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Jendro Sanitation                   1 case large garbage bags                             337.50

Airgas North Central               welding supplies                                            85.27

Brown Supply Co.                   snowplow mirrors/yellow light                        82.78

Iowa Workforce Development  unemployment                                               15.08

J.R. Ackley                             NIACOG meal                                                10.00

M.R. Petty Cash Fund              postage/certified                                              7.09

Floyd County                          culverts                                                     1116.50

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/chain oil/cleaner                           435.85

Treasurer-State of Iowa           sales/option tax                                           220.00

L G I                                      monthly water test                                        21.00

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                       5.00

NIACC                                                                                                school (CEU’s)              40.00

Matt Parrott & Sons                receipts                                                      222.61

Farm Plan                              misc. maintenance at lagoon                         140.76

Smith & Loveless                    microfilters for lagoon pumps                        299.17

N/S Rockford Register             publish minutes                                             95.50

TrueNorth Company                employee insurance                                          4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           72.42

Alliant Energy                        utilities                                                       942.55

Black Hills Energy                   utilities                                                     1567.01

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1409.95

Transfers                                                                                               1600.00

 

          Spring Cleanup will be held on Monday, May 4, 2009.  Notices are posted for more information.  This cleanup is only for Marble Rock citizens that pay for garbage pickup.

 

          Other items discussed were Mayor mileage, lagoon project, letter from Mayor to maintenance man, blind driveway signs, confined spaces, safety equipment for lift station, youth work program, dust control, TIF, and street signs.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 10.03 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

                                            Doug Merfeld                                                                                 Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

Sandra Winters                      

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

MAY 4, 2009  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells present.  Many interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate Mark Heard from Rockford Insurance Agency.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mark Heard presented quotes for the employee group insurance plan and discussed with Council the different plans.  Council decided to study the proposals and put group insurance decision on the June meeting.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to leave the dram shop insurance at the current coverage rate of $150,000.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Wells to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mayor called the Public Hearing for Proposed Budget Amendment for Current Budget for F/Y Ending 06.30.09 to order at 7:18 p.m.  There were no written or oral comments from the citizens.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to adjourn the Public Hearing at 7:20 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to depart from agenda order again to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the liquor license renewal for Community Center.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Clerk announced that we had received the Community Disaster Grant and received the check for $2000.00 but it was not specified which application this was to be applied.  We had submitted two (2) requests for the grant, one for a trash pump and another for work at the powerhouse.  Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to utilize the $2000.00 Community Disaster Grant as outlined on the grant application for the powerhouse.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hutzell/seconded Handley to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Englehardt/seconded Handley to adopt Resolution 2009-07 Amending the Current Budget for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2009.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2009-08 To Authorize Amendment of Detail by Fund Type and Activity in Current Year Budget Ending June 30, 2009.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to approve the agenda as amended with the addition of New Business H. Street Closing at Whitetails.   Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to allow Whitetails to close Main Street from Bradford to Maple on May 30th from 4 to 8 p.m. for diabetes fundraiser.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to accept the minutes of the April 6, 2009 Regular Meeting as written.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Clerk Treasurers Report showed a balance of $500,640.62 with $374,592.58 of this invested.  These totals consist of the following: city= 100173.52 checking /197645.40 invested/ 297818.92 total.  Library= 24293.47 checking/ 156276.61 invested / 180570.08 total.  Comm. Center- 1318.14 checking/ 18875.96 invested /20194.10 total. Park Bd.= 262.91 checking/ 510.01 invested/ 1284.60 endowment fund/ 2057.52 total.

 

          Income for the month of April totaled $74,380.05 which includes: gen. current tax 11479.32/ins. current tax 2577.35/grain handled tax 97.26/homestead tax replacement 1662.12/ag land tax 121.56/LOST 2049.90/State of Iowa, FEMA assistance-powerhouse 4429.23/Conert, Comm. Center, school utilities 2072.07 /garbage bags sold 345.75/garbage-recycle collection 757.56/spring clean-up charge 60.50/road use allocation 1421.10/Floyd County, road transfer payment 801.98/TIF Amend current tax 2028.19/TIF original tax 7394.36/TIF amend homestead replacement 301.28/Sewer Fund , internal loan 10000.00/sales-option tax collected 182.34/Justin Muto, water deposit 100.00/meter rent fees collected 67.50/t & A current tax 6292.01/t& a grain handled tax 43.54/t&a homestead tax replacement 744.00/metered water sold 2158.63/penalties collected 92.01/postage charge collected 6.72/shut off card fee collected 25.00/M.R. Library, county allocation 2873.75, Special Memorial 200.00/Comm. Center, fund raising, tax, memberships, rent 4055.55/sewer revenue collected 2482.18/State of Iowa, FEMA assistance-lagoon 5757.29/Justin Muto, sewer deposit 100.00/transfers 1600.00.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all claims were $37,889.34.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3399.16

First Security Bank                  fed w-h/fica/medicare                                   843.24

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           443.96

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/chain oil/cleaner/tape                    430.40

Lander’s Hardware                  rake/spade/door opener wiring                        82.80

NAPA Auto Parts                    truck wheel studs/nuts                                    30.27

Staudt Insurance                    city insurance policies                               10004.00

Walk & Murphy                       attorney fees for last meeting/call                  450.83

Treasurer-State of Iowa           sales/option tax                                           179.00

L G I                                     monthly water test                                        21.00

Postmaster                            stamps                                                       126.00

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental – 2 months                                    10.00

Iowa Rural Water                    water/sewer school CEU’s                               20.00

Staples Credit Plan                 paper/supplies/printer toner                          254.05

IA Dept. Natural Resources      operator certificate renewal                            60.00

USA BlueBook                        gas detector                                              1127.81

Farm Plan                              chainsaw chain/hasp/screws                            28.34

Menards – Mason City             lagoon posts                                               142.50

United Rentals                       chipper repair parts                                      238.58

Farmers Cooperative               grass seed/2-4D/round-up                            147.60

Allied Manatts Group               road rock                                                    189.93

Maxson-Frudden Lumber          screws/plywood for culvert                             54.81

Iowa Office Supply                  water bill envelopes                                       87.53

TrueNorth Company                employee insurance                                          4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           69.14

Alliant Energy                        utilities                                                     1021.96

Black Hills Energy                   utilities                                                     1091.16

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1409.95

Havranek Supply                     2009 Dixon ZTR mower/rebate for 2007      1150.00

Maxson-Frudden Lumber          overhead garage door                                2330.96

TIF Proceeds of Debt              internal loan                                            10000.00

Transfers                                                                                               1600.00

 

          Mayor Merfeld stated that we had received a generator from EPJ and that so far a total of $121,790 had been spent at the lagoon by EPJ.

 

          Moved Englhardt/seconded Hutzell to do first application of dust control on West Street the week before Memorial Day.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Guidelines for window displays were discussed.  It was decided that Councilman Engelhardt and City Clerk will come up with the guidelines for displaying something in the City Hall window.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hutzell for City to use QuickBooks accounting software and have Eddie May set the system up for the city.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to go forward with ordinance for auxiliary meters at next meeting and in the meantime to let Ross Enabnit get meter from the town.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to amend the ordinance that sets water and sewer charges by increasing meter rent to $1.00 and changing certain verbiage at the next meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Council discussed different work orders and purchase orders.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to allow Paul to purchase whatever is needed for repair at park bathroom and paint to do floors and walls (PO #1337).  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Merfeld/seconded Engelhardt to approve the repair of the roof at City Shed (PO #1340).  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Merfeld/seconded Engelhardt to purchase $140.00 of cold patch for road repairs (PO # 1339).  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to approve purchasing cold mix for library drive.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Merfeld/seconded Handley to approve the purchase of two (2) “Blind Driveway” signs.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Alliant Energy rate increase was discussed.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to have Clerk write a letter stating the City of Marble Rock opposition to the Alliant Energy rate increase.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Other items discussed were attorney billing, street repair, street signs, date and time stamping mail, nuisances, water hydrants, lagoon and EPJ work, and sheep/goats at lagoon.

 

          Moved Hutzell/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

                                            Doug Merfeld                                                                                 Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

Sandra Winters                      

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

JUNE 1, 2009  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld present with Councilman Wells arriving at 7:03 p.m.  Many interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Merfeld to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld.  Absent- Well.  Carried.

 

          Mark Heard, Rockford Insurance, discussed again the different group insurance plans available.  Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to keep the same coverage this year as last year.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Travis from Heartland Asphalt presented an estimate breakdown for 2009 Street improvements.  The Council can pick from this list of streets to decide which ones to include.  If they decide to do streets this year they will then ask for bids on the project.

         

          Susan Nelson, Park Board, discussed railroad ties that they could get to use for different projects.  These would be free of charge except for hauling.  She said she had volunteer trailers and people available for the hauling and was asking for permission to stack them on the cement next to Memorial Park.  She also said that the railroad required the City to sign an Indemnification Agreement so if someone was hurt on railroad property, the railroad would not be held liable.  Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to have the Mayor sign the Indemnification Agreement with IC&E Railroad on behalf of the City.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to allow Park Board to store railroad ties, neatly stacked cement next to Memorial Park.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Ms. Nelson also presented three (3) agreements for services related to Powerhouse Park.  These are to be paid for with grant money from the Visioning Committee.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to authorize Susan Nelson to sign agreements with WHKS & Co., Spatial Designs, and Jack E. Leaman, Consultant, Inc. on behalf of City after individual Council has received and reviewed.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Nick Ford, one of the EJP workers at the lagoon, wanted to explain what it meant to him to have the job and thanked the City for making it possible for him to have a job.

 

          Gary Schmidt asked the Council if it was possible for him to purchase the strip of land at the south end of his property.  Council discussed this and decided to consult with City Attorney concerning possibility and procedure for selling this property.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to accept the minutes of the May 4, 2009 Regular Meeting as written.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Clerk Treasurers Report showed a balance of $495,054.55 with $374,836.53 of this invested.  These totals consist of the following: city= 98461.51 checking /199307.40 invested/ 297768.91 total.  Library= 20452.58 checking/ 159016.56 invested / 179469.14 total.  Comm. Center- 1041.02 checking/ 14717.96 invested / 15758.98 total. Park Bd.= 262.91 checking/ 510.01 invested/ 1284.60 endowment fund/ 2057.52 total.

 

          Income for the month of May totaled $31,331.60 which includes: gen. current tax 1896.77/ins. current tax 425.86/utility replacement tax 762.86/ag land tax 60.02/LOST 2049.91/State of Iowa, liquor license 390.00/Stop-N-Shop, cigarette permit 75.00/G. Schmidt-J. Kramer, building permits 10.00/State of Iowa, Community Disaster Grant 2000.00/J.R. Ackley, school utilities 106.47/garbage bags sold 164.00/garbage-recycle collection 680.44/spring clean-up charge 54.00/road use allocation 1493.54/Floyd County, road transfer payment 644.41/State of Iowa, bridge reimbursement payment 4764.80/TIF Amend current tax 611.56/sales-option tax collected 163.55/meter rent fees collected 62.00/t & A current tax 1039.62/t & a utility replacement tax 341.47/metered water sold 1812.45/Bob Sturgis – Gates Bridge, bulk water 11.00/penalties collected 87.25/postage charge collected 7.13/shut off card fee collected 25.00/M.R. Library, Staudt Est. CD 136001 interest 2739.95, copies 25.00, misc. 4.00, fines 1.00/Comm. Center, tax, deposits, rent 917.25/sewer revenue collected 2105.29/transfers 5800.00.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all claims were $22,613.09.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3404.44

First Security Bank                  fed w-h/fica/medicare                                   842.92

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           443.76

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Jendro Sanitation                   1 case large garbage bags                             337.50

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/paper towels                                474.19

Marble Rock Library                second half allocation                                   500.00

Menards – Mason City             repair items/sign posts/grease gun                142.85

NS Rockford Register              publish minutes/budget amend                      212.19

Rockford Insurance                 employee bond                                            475.00

Marble Rock Petty Cash           postage                                                         8.24

Heartland Asphalt                   cold mix for repair/library                             948.90

Farmers Cooperative               TIF rebate payment                                    7394.36

Treasurer-State of Iowa           sales/option tax                                           156.00

Tracey Prunty                         water/sewer deposit refund                           100.59

Maguire Iron, Inc.                   tower cleaned/inspected/disinfected             1095.00

Invensys Systems Inc.             repair parts                                                 287.02

Farm Plan                              barbed wire                                                 125.90

Landers Hardware                   park water line repair                                     31.07

Ross Plumbing & Heating        park bathroom stool repair                               3.50

Maxson-Frudden Lumber          city hall back door window repair                    13.82

Neil Wedeking Electric             st. light and water tower light repair               70.00

L G I                                     mo. water test/lead & copper/sewer test        410.25

Floyd & Leonard                     1 gallon bar & chain oil                                  12.99

TrueNorth Company                employee insurance                                          4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           72.13

Alliant Energy                        utilities                                                       839.76

Black Hills Energy                   utilities                                                       356.40

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1409.95

Transfers                                                                                               1600.00

 

          An ordinance was presented concerning auxiliary meters for watering lawns, gardens etc.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells that the ordinance be passed on first consideration.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays – None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley that the requirement for consideration at two additional meetings be suspended and the ordinance be finally considered.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays – None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt that the ordinance be finally passed.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays – None.  Carried.

 

          An ordinance was presented concerning raising meter rent from $.50 to $1.00.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell that the ordinance be passed on first consideration.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays-  None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld that the requirement for consideration at two additional meetings be suspended and the ordinance be finally considered.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley that the ordinance be finally passed.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

         

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to replace hydrant #18 at corner of Iowa & College Streets with a new hydrant with gate valve and repair #2 & #3 hydrants.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Council discussed the nuisance letters that were sent last year that had a deadline of May 15th.  Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to give nuisance properties until June 22 to clean up or will proceed with municipal infraction charges.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Merfeld/seconded Engelhardt to approve the Stop-N-Shop cigarette permit application.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Council discussed a shredder for City Hall and decided to get one costing $100.00 or less.

 

          Other items discussed were boat ramp, street rental, River St. Bridge, lagoon project, TIF sidewalk project, and lagoon fence.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 9:52 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

                                            Doug Merfeld                                                                                 Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

Sandra Winters                      

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

JULY 6, 2009  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells present.  Many interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Steven Rogers and Alan Murphy representing EPJ were present to explain EPJ and answer any questions the Council and citizens may have about the work being done.

 

          Animal nuisance was discussed at 736 College Street.  Neighbors said the noise and smell were constant.  They would like something done about this problem.  Moved Hutzell/seconded Handley to contact City Attorney to pursue animal nuisance until finality.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell that nuisance committee will report nuisances to attorney and track progress and report back to Council.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Herb Oelrichs requested that he be able to purchase portion of city property.  This is property that is an untravelled portion of Beelar Street.  Gary Schmidt, who had already asked about buying the property, said he was agreeable to splitting the property.  Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to schedule a Public Hearing to vacate a portion of city street and convey to adjoining property owners.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Earl Kiefer, Fun Days, requested that Main and Bradford Street be closed on August 1st for parade and Whitetails requested that portion of Main Street North be closed for beanbag toss and street dance.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to allow Fun Days to block Main and Bradford Streets for parade and Whitetails to close Main St. North until 2:00 A.M.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt for the city to pay for three (3) portable toilets for Fun Days.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to return to regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Merfeld/seconded Handley to approve the agenda as amended with the striking of New Business K.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Merfeld to accept the minutes of the June 1, 2009 Regular Meeting as written.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Clerk Treasurers Report showed a balance of $487,733.36 with $374,691.13 of this invested.  These totals consist of the following: city= 92729.01 checking /199155.56 invested/ 291884.57 total.  Library= 19024.29 checking/ 159016.56 invested / 178040.85 total.  Comm. Center- 1041.02 checking/ 14722.23 invested / 15763.25 total. Park Bd.= 247.91 checking/ 512.18 invested/ 1284.60 endowment fund/ 2044.69 total.

 

          Income for the month of June totaled $46,515.55 which includes: gen. current tax 256.15/ins. current tax 57.50/ag land tax 13.15/LOST 1842.67/gen. equip. reserve interest 470.99/Paul Guthart, jury pay 104.00/Ackley-Comm. Center-Conert, school utilities-rent 601.67/garbage bags sold 389.25/garbage-recycle collection 843.75/spring clean-up charge 67.50/road use allocation 1472.53/Floyd County, road transfer payment 677.26/Road Use accounts interest 466.00/Renee Parker, cold mix 12.00/TIF Amend current tax 129.28/TIF interest 94.54/sales-option tax collected 231.17/Spurbeck, Raymond, water deposit 100.00/T&A interest 218.11/meter rent fees collected 75.00/t & A current tax 140.39/metered water sold 2940.58/penalties collected 140.80/postage charge collected 11.84/shut off card fee collected 55.00/Paul Guthart, jury pay 65.00/water interest 223.69/M.R. Library, copies 60.00, misc. 34.85, fines 1.95, city allocation 500.00, library interest 94.24/Comm. Center, current tax 4.27/Park Board interest 2.17/sewer revenue collected 2778.28/sewer interest 466.66/TIF Fund, internal loan-interest payment 10500.00/Paul Guthart, jury pay 91.00/Spurbeck-Raymond, sewer deposits 100.00/transfers 20182.31.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all claims were $30,288.98.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3395.59

First Security Bank                  fed w-h/fica/medicare                                   843.86

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           444.39

Treasurer-State of Iowa           2nd qtr. st. w/h                                            414.00

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Jendro Sanitation                   1 case large garbage bags                             337.50

Jendro Sanitation                   2009 spring cleanup                                   1570.20

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/veg. oil/cleaning supplies               600.83

Don’s Repair                          trimmer (weed-eater)                                   189.14

Farm Plan                              garb. bags/paint rollers/brushes                      85.51

Allied Manatts Group               road rock/dirt                                              879.71

Farmers Cooperative               round-up/2-4D                                            116.60

NAPA Auto Parts                    batteries-street sweeper                               197.36

Iowa Workforce Development  unemployment                                               15.11

NS Rockford Register              publish minutes                                           220.10

Iowa League of Cities              membership dues                                         235.00

John Stewart                         liquor license refund                                     292.50

Nicholas Ford                         mowing                                                      167.67

Calhoun-Burns                        bridge engineering services                         1824.00

Iowa Prison Industries            blind drive signs                                          137.50

Chatfield Salvage                    2 used tires/rims                                          300.00

Treasurer-State of Iowa           sales/option tax                                           231.00

Brown Supply                         stripping paint/marking paint/

                                            outside meter                                              259.99

IDNR                                     annual water supply fee                                  39.38

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                          18.00

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental/chlorine                                       322.00

L G I                                     water-sewer tests/lead & copper                     92.75

Postmaster                            stamps                                                       132.00

Landers Hardware                   parts for valve repair at lagoon                       37.44

Swartzrock Implement            clutch pack for 3 pt. mower                            63.60

Majewski’s Tire                       remove/change truck tire                                40.00

NIACOG                                membership dues                                         208.64

Floyd County Auditor              law enforcement fee                                     978.00

TrueNorth Company                employee insurance                                          4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           70.00

Alliant Energy                        utilities                                                       885.43

Black Hills Energy                   utilities                                                       162.57

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1567.25

Sewer Revenue Fund               internal loan pmt./interest pmt.                10500.00

Transfers                                                                                               1600.00

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to accept John Marzen’s request for three (3) month extension of cleaning up property at 515 Beelar Street.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hutzell/seconded Handley to follow through on nuisance at

328 Maple Street as per attorney instructions.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to proceed with follow up to attorney on nuisances at 303 Wilson St., 208 Beelar St., and 409 College St.  Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to proceed with attorney for nuisance at 203 Railroad Street.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Merfeld to mow property at 301 River St. South.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt that if Councilman Engelhardt finds sidewalk measurements complete, do repair project of sidewalk on north side of Memorial Park.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Councilman Handley announced that the Lions Club would donate $200.00 a year for new street signs.  They will donate for up to eight (8) years, starting this year.  The City thanks them for their generosity.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to adopt Resolution 209-09 Accepting Law Enforcement Agreement Pursuant to Chapter 28E Code of Iowa.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays – None.  Carried.  This agreement is at the same rate of $3.00 per capita.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to adopt Resolution 2009-10 Setting New Garbage Bag Rates.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays – None.  Carried.  This increases the charge to $7.70 for a  package of large bags and to $5.70 for a package of small bags.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to approve Mayor Merfeld’s appointment of John Marzen and Teresa Wells to the Park Board.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Their terms will expire June 30, 2013.  The Council would like to thank Karla Engelhardt for her service on the Park Board. 

 

          Council and citizens discussed dropping of TV channels.  Moved Hutzell/seconded Engelhardt to send letter to Omnitel Communications written by Councilman Handley.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Other items discussed were culvert, dump gate-fence, lagoon update, River St. Bridge, street rental, audit findings, dogs, and Bradford Street blacktop.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

                                             /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

AUGUST 3, 2009  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells present.  Many interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Irven Tegtmeier ask why nothing was done about the nuisance at Brad’s Repair and the weeds beside their property on Gordon Rohwedder’s property.  Council discussed and the Mayor ask the nuisance committee to look into Brad’s.

 

          Councilman Engelhardt reported that he had talked to DeBoest Concrete about his bid for sidewalks.  He said that the prices were correct but the measurements were listed wrong.  Engelhardt told him to go ahead with the sidewalks as per motion at July meeting. 

 

          Mayor Merfeld was talking to a representative from Rural Development about grant and stimulus money for water and sewer improvements.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to return to regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to approve the agenda as amended with the addition of Omnitel Cable under Unfinished Business.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to accept the minutes of the July 6, 2009 Regular Meeting as written.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Wells to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Because of changing over to QuickBooks system, no complete reports were presented.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to cancel subscription to Nora Springs Rockford Register.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Abstain- Handley because of payment to him.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $28,745.15

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                 3371.28

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/cleaning                                       207.66

Walk & Murphy                       legal professional services                             143.00

Menards – Mason City             park bathroom – maint. Shed repairs/

                                                    Meter wire                                          284.90

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                           4.50

David A. Vaudt, Auditor           audit conducted by state                           11383.71

Max C. Handley                      2 USB’s for QuickBooks                                  25.68

IDNR                                     NPDES Annual Fee                                       210.00

Neil Wedeking Electric             street light repair                                           14.00

Custom Stripes                       pick-up decals                                                75.00

Staples Credit Plan                 shredder/copy paper/toner/supplies               371.03

Advantage Business Solutions  QuickBooks and training                               661.81

Brown Supply Co.                   fire hydrant/gate valve/valve box/gauge       1877.55

James Hunt                            ½ deposit return                                         100.00

L G I                                     water test                                                     21.00

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.              bridge engineering services                         2736.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers to reserves                                  1600.00

Postmaster                            stamps                                                       132.00

First Security Bank                  fed w-h/fica/medicare                                 1037.86

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           566.77

Floyd & Leonard                     chain/bar oil                                                  23.06

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Allied Manatts Group               road rock/cement                                         151.52

TrueNorth Company                employee insurance                                          4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           71.17

Alliant Energy                        utilities                                                       876.16

Black Hills Energy                   utilities                                                       102.88

Goodale Pumping                   Fun Days restrooms                                     195.00

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1567.25

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to accept Mayor Merfeld’s appointment of Troy Duryee to the Park Board with term ending 6.30.11.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to accept Mayor Merfeld’s appointment of Suzy Duryee, Earl Kiefer, and Cathy Kruse to Community Center Board with terms ending 6.30.12.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to appoint John Marzen, term will end 6.30.14, and Philip Schrage, term will end 6.30.11, to Board of Adjustment subject to their acceptance.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried. 

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to appoint Dean Wentworth to the Planning & Zoning Commission subject to his acceptance.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Term will end 6.30.14.

 

          Council instructed Clerk to write a letter to Omnitel thanking them for returning Channel 7 and 9 to the line-up of channels.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to send letter the Mr. Spurbeck giving 2 weeks to repair or remove fence at 210 Beelar Street or City will remove and he will be charged.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          A letter from City Attorney Walk was discussed regarding transfer of property on Beelar Street and what it will cost to get a property description.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to send copy of Attorney letter to adjoining property owners and decide if they wish to proceed.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Merfeld to purchase Transaction Pro Importer Software to go with QuickBooks.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to send letter to Jamie Hulbert that his property must be mowed or we will mow and he will be charged or it will be added to his taxes.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to move next meeting to Tuesday, September 8, 2009 because of Labor Day.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Other items discussed were EPJ work, lagoon, River St. bridge, audit findings, dogs, nuisances, river complaint, Beelar St. trailers, compliance officer, bonds, and depository resolution.

 

          Moved Hutzell/seconded Handley to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

SPECIAL MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2009  11:00 A.M.

 

 

            The Special Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilmembers Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells present.  Councilman Engelhardt was absent.  The purpose of the meeting was to meet with an Engineer and discuss water/sewer issues.

 

            Neil Guess of Bolton & Menk of Ames, Iowa was present to discuss what was available for grants and loans for water and sewer.  He also gathered information to use in getting a rough idea on what needed to be done for improvements.  He will get back to the Council sometime next week with more information and will set up a meeting for himself and two City representatives to look into a Rural Development Grant.

 

            Moved Merfeld/seconded Hutzell to proceed with informational meetings and estimates for water/sewer projects.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

            Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 a.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

           

 

                                                                        /s/ Doug Merfeld                                            

                                                                        Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

/s/ Sandra Winters                  

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

OCTOBER 5, 2009  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells present.  Councilman Engelhardt arrived at 7:05 p.m.  Many interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Merfeld to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Merfeld to return to regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the agenda as amended with the deletion of Unfinished Business F and the addition of New Business N. Winterizing Conert Space in Old School Building.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to approve the minutes of the September 8, 2009 Regular Meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Income for the month of September was: General - $5085.78, Library $100.00, TIF $335.74, Trust/Agency $667.77, Comm. Center $44.15, Road Use $2574.16, Garbage/Recycle $840.37, Water $3031.50, Sewer $2596.96 for a total of $15276.43.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $27,968.16.

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                 3392.41

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                  4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                          70.10

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                    929.14

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                  102.82

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/cleaning/diesel/towels                            410.40

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1567.25

Landers Hardware                   blades, supplies                                            52.75

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                      5.00

Walk & Murphy                       attorney fees                                               702.00

Sandy Winters                        tissue, hand sanitizer                                       9.19

Charles City Press                   for sale ad                                                     38.72

Layne Christensen                  submersible pump assembly, motor            10933.00

Menards-Mason City                roof repairs for pumphouse                           409.71

Jendro Sanitation                   large garbage bags                                      360.00

Huber Supply Co.                    welding supplies                                            49.78

Calhoun-Burns Associates        bridge engineering services                           456.00

Schroeder concrete                 rebar for boat ramp                                     128.00

David Murphy                         powerhouse steps repair                                 27.61

Mosquito Control of Iowa        2009 Mosquito Control Program                  1450.00

L G I                                     water test                                                     21.00

Postmaster                            stamps                                                       176.00

Maxson-Frudden Lumber          material for boat ramp                                   61.01 Allied Manatts Group cement- culvert, powerhouse, boat ramp                                         1421.30

Staples Credit Plan                 toner, legal paper, supplies                           214.44

William Stafford                      deposit refunds                                            130.11

NAPA Auto Parts                    water repairs                                                 10.12

NS Rockford Register              publish minutes, mobile homes ad                 146.07

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

First Security Bank                  fed w-h/fica/medicare                                 1033.26

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           565.44

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            st. w/h                                                       433.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales/option tax                                           203.00

Iowa Workforce Development  unemployment                                               15.17

Transfers                                                                                                1600.00

 

          Discussion was held regarding the lagoon fence and the Union Township Trustees findings.  Trustees findings were “line fence gate can match fence – No livestock involved – in question per letter is to Trustee’s satisfaction as is.  The fence in question is the city’s responsibility”.  Councilman Engelhardt requested that the fence argument be put to bed.

 

          Lynn Spurbeck properties and nuisances were discussed and pictures of nuisances were looked at.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to have attorney file criminal action on all properties of Lynn Spurbeck.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Council instructed the Clerk to have the City Attorney send Brad’s Repair a nuisance letter.

 

          Council instructed the Clerk to notify Lynn Spurbeck that he must survey his property and have legal property pins in place before the fence can be approved.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to approve Stop-N-Shop Beer Permit Renewal.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mayor Merfeld called the Public Hearing for Vacation of Public Property and Sale of Public Property at 8:28 p.m. 

 

          Council wants the storm sewer easement added and be sure that all legal expense is included before passing resolution.  No further action so Public Hearing was closed.

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to table proposed Resolution Regarding Accounting Procedures.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to date stamp all incoming mail.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2009-12 Setting Policy to Establish City of Marble Rock Investment Policy.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          An ordinance was presented to change the Community Center Board of Trustees from six (6) to seven (7).  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley that the ordinance be passed on first consideration.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley that the requirement for consideration at two additional meetings be suspended and the ordinance be finally considered.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Merfeld/seconded Engelhardt that the ordinance be finally passed.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          The Mayor declared the ordinance, having received the necessary votes, passed as Ordinance No. 02-2009 Amending Title V Chapter 4 Section 3 of the Code of the City of Marble Rock 2002 and signed his approval.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to adopt Resolution 2009-13 Granting Preliminary Approval for Tax Exemptions Allowed Under the Marble Rock Urban Revitalization Plan.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.  This is for addition of garage to Dan Parcher house.

         

          Current water rates were discussed.  Due to the current condition of the water system, the Council is in discussion with engineer Neil Guess of Bolton & Menk to discuss the needed improvements and different financing opportunities.  Clerk will gather rate information from neighboring towns for Council to compare to our current rates.

         

          Other items discussed were EPJ Program, River Street Bridge, TIF Project, speed bumps, trailer removal, and winterizing school building.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

NOVEMBER 2, 2009  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells present.  Many interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Steve Bodensteiner, representing the Community Center, explained that the Community Center wanted to try for a USDA Rural Development Energy Efficiency Grant or loan to install a Geo-Thermal Heating System at the Community Center.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to adopt Resolution 2009-14 Agreeing to Apply for Financial Assistance with the USDA, Rural Development.  Roll Call Vote- Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Selection of a TIF Project was discussed.  The Auditor’s Office gave an estimate of $94,000 that will be available next fiscal year.  Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to spend TIF money on the River Street Bridge Project.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  The estimated $94,000 will be split with half as rebate to elevator and half for Bridge Project.

 

          Darlene presented a sample view ordinance to protect someone’s view or sunshine.  Moved Hutzell/seconded Merfeld to consider “View Ordinance”.  Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- Handley.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to return to regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the agenda as amended with the addition of Unfinished Business K- John Marzen bill.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to approve the minutes of the October 5, 2009 Regular Meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

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

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $18413.56.

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                 3387.13

EiPrinting                              computer checks/envelopes                           155.95

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                  4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                          72.32

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                    881.07

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                  108.20

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1567.25

Farm Plan                              expanded metal for culvert                              24.13

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                      5.00

Walk & Murphy                       attorney fees                                               344.50

Deboest Concrete Corp.          install sidewalk                                          5610.00

Huber Supply                         welding supplies                                            39.39

Maxson-Frudden Lumber          shed back door repair and screws                  122.50

NAPA Auto Parts                    R.V. antifreeze                                               20.94

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/cleaning supplies                          117.58

Postmaster                            stamps                                                         44.00

First Security Bank                  fed. W/H/ fica/medic                                  1039.64

IPERS                                    Ipers w/h                                                    587.88

L G I                                     water test                                                     21.00

David Meyer                           vinyl cement patch – powerhouse                    19.24

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales/option tax                                           204.41

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Jendro Sanitation                   1 case large garbage bags                             360.00

Allied Manatts Group               boat ramp cement/rock                                290.67

Marble Rock Petty Cash           UPS charge/postage                                       21.40

Fullerton Excavating                water leak on Marzen property                      925.00

Transfers                                                                                                1600.00

 

          Mayor reported that a few more days is all that should be needed to complete the EPJ program.  The State inspected the EPJ program and was satisfied with operation.

 

          Mayor attended meeting with the Floyd County Supervisors and area Mayors to discuss the law enforcement agreement that the towns have with the County.  At the present time we pay $3.00 per capita, but the County would like to raise that amount to $4.00 per capita.  Mayors stressed that money was tight and did not feel they could afford the increase.  Supervisors will let us know what they decide.

 

          A leak was discovered in the roof at City Hall.  Clerk was instructed to contact the company that put it on and inquire about any warrantee.

 

          River Street Bridge Project was discussed.  Moved Handley/seconded Wells to have City Attorney Mark Walk and Nancy Halvorson of DOT work to acquire property needed for bridge project.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mayor Merfeld called the Public Hearing for Vacation of Public Property and Sale of Public Property to order.  Discussion was held.  Moved Handley seconded Engelhardt to close the Public Hearing.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to adopt Resolution 2009-15 Adopting the Vacation of Public Property and the Sale of Public Property.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Ordinance 04-2009 Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Marble Rock, Iowa 2002, By Adding a New Chapter Requiring the Mowing of Properties Within the City Limits of the City of Marble Rock was presented for 2nd reading.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to pass Ordinance on second reading.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to put the Ordinance in December agenda for third and final reading.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Councilman Handley presented a Proposed Animal Control Ordinance.  Councilman Engelhardt would like to figure out a way to have ordinances enforced before doing anything with animal ordinance.  Council will table for sometime in the future.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to pay Fullerton bill for water line repair on Marzen property and send letter to John Marzen asking for reimbursement; also send a copy of the bill and code section dealing with property owners being responsible.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to adopt Resolution 2009-16 Adopting the Official Year-End Financial Report for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2009.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Council discussed Christmas and Santa handing out treats.  It was decided that Santa would hand out treats on Saturday, December 19, 2009.

         

          Other items discussed were nuisances, water rates, Proposed Accounting Procedures, and using I-JOBS funds for maintenance.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to adjourn the meeting at 8:38 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

JANUARY 4, 2010  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present. Many interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Bridget Moe, Floyd County Emergency Management Coordinator, explained the CodeRED program, which is a high-speed telephone emergency notification service.  This system gives local officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the county at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour.  She encouraged everyone to make sure your phone number is included.  All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the last year, and who use a cellular phone as their primary home phone.  The information will only be used for emergency notification purposes.  To get your numbers included log onto the County website www.floydcoia.org and click link to the “codeRED” site.  Those without Internet access may call Floyd County Board of Health at 641-257-6145.  Ms. Moe also talked about the Iowa Mutual Aid Compact and that the Council and Mayor needed to be NIMS certified.

 

          Irven Tegtmeier inquired why his snow had not been plowed.  Mr. Guthart said that no matter how he plowed it, the Mayor would get a call that it was wrong.  Council agreed that the snow should be plowed, but Mr. Tegtmeier will receive his half of the snow.  They also instructed Mr. Guthart to plow east of driveway at least 2 car lengths.

 

          Petra Simonson inquired why the snow at her property could not be plowed to the museum side of the street.  She said she doesn’t like the snow on her drive.  Council said she would receive her half like everyone in town. 

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to return to regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the agenda as amended with the addition of Employee Wages & Benefits Review under New Business and Public Comment.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the minutes of the December 7, 2009 Regular Meeting as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Monthly reports were discussed and the Council instructed the Clerk that Paul should pull the water meter if he cannot get the water shut off.  This would apply to anyone that has not paid their water bill.

 

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

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to get a $25.00 Whitetails gift certificate for Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Earl to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $14,128.99.

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                 3387.37

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                  4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                          72.10

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                    941.47

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                  323.60

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1567.25

Marble Rock Petty Cash           UPS charge/postage                                       5.95

Returned check                                                                                         70.00

IMFOA                                                                                                membership dues         30.00

Stop-N-Shop                          pickup gas/snow removal gas                       549.89

Brown Supply                         supplies                                                     450.05

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                          4.50

Menards-Mason City                    bulbs and light repair                                    61.44

Farm Plan                              supplies                                                       50.30

Calhoun-Burns Associates        bridge engineering services                          456.00

L G I                                     water/sewer tests                                         63.75

Jendro Sanitation                   case large bags                                            360.00

Advantage Business Solutions  training/Transaction Pro importer                  409.95

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

Amber Hubbard                      water/sewer deposit refund                            100.00

Doug Bram                             water sewer deposit refund                            100.00

Postmaster                            2 rolls stamps                                                88.00

First Security Bank                  fed. w-h/fica/medicare                                 1260.26

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           599.06

IA Dept. of Revenue                st. w/h                                                       424.00

IA Workforce Development      unemployment                                               15.54

IA Dept. of Revenue                sales tax                                                     169.57

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Tracy Merfeld                         Santa treats                                                  71.67

Whitetails Bar & Grill               gift certificate for Santa                                  25.00

NCS Computer                       Panda Antivirus renewal                                 29.91

 

 

 

 

          Mayor Merfeld presented the Mayor’s Report:

  1. Mayor Merfeld welcomed the new council members.
  2. Mentioned that MLA Part 2 was coming up soon and he had information available if anyone wanted to see it.
  3. Nothing with EPJ since first part of November.
  4. Mayor discussed the water project that had been discussed with Bolton & Menk, engineers from Ames.  He would like to continue working on that project. 
  5. Would like to have a Web Site for the City.  Councilman Wells pointed out that there were already 2 web sites for Marble Rock, marblerock.org and marblerocklive.com.
  6. Would like Marble Rock to look into wind power this year.

 

 

          Councilman Wells told the council that EPJ was aware of the rock put in front of the boat dock and was hopeful that they would do something about it.  He also presented a letter from the City Attorney regarding conflict of interest.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt that there be no more EPJ without approval of council.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Councilman Engelhardt said that the letting date for the River Street Bridge Project had been moved to May.  He and the Mayor are working on letters to go to property owners that have property involved in the project.

 

          Water/sewer rates were discussed.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to increase water/sewer rates 15%.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Clerk will prepare an ordinance for the February meeting.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to adopt Resolution 2010-01 Approving Charles City Press As The Official Publication for the City of Marble Rock for the Year 2010.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Wells.  Nays: Parcher, Schmidt.  Passed.

 

          Moved Wells to adopt Resolution to Approve Naming Depositories.  Councilman Wells withdraws the motion in order to be able to investigate how much maximum balance to list.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to table depository resolution to next meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Councilman Wells said the city could save money if they purchased a backhoe attachment for our tractor.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to authorize Paul to look around for backhoe attachment for less than $5000.00.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to authorize Paul to spend up to $300.00 on Jet Swet Kit for water leaks.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mayor Merfeld presented his Committee appointments for 2010 and announced that he had appointed Jerry Engelhardt as Mayor Protem.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to renew the Panda Antivirus Program.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

         

          Other items discussed were City Hall roof, school heat, Park Board finances, city tools, dump gate, River St. culvert, water project, and employee salaries and benefits.

 

          The annual gross wages for the employees of the City of Marble Rock for calendar year 2009 follows: Doug Merfeld $2,400.00, Paul Guthart $28,413.12, Sandra Winters $20,161.12, Margie Wihlm $262.40, Linda Debner $1,754.52, Darlene Enabnit $3,830.83, Elaine Ott $5,739.40, Carol Wreghitt $604.47, Todd Schriever $140.00, Nicholas Ford $181.56, Jerry Engelhardt $240.00, Max Handley $280.00, Don Hutzell $260.00, Tracy Merfeld $280.00, Steve Wells $280.00.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adjourn the meeting at 8:42 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

FEBRUARY 1, 2010  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to approve the agenda as presented.    Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the minutes of the January 4, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Monthly reports were discussed.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Income for the month of January totaled $15,828.18 which includes:  General Fund $3984.24, Library Fund $3525.00, Roads Revenue Fund $2222.28, Special Revenues Fund $44.01, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $925.83, Sewer Revenue Fund $2556.37, Water Revenue Fund $2567.54.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $14,673.68.

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                 3390.65

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                  4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                          71.31

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                  1283.02

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                1697.52

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1567.25

Allied Manatts Group               snow removal – calcium sand                        528.76

Stop-N-Shop                          pickup gas/snow removal gas                       164.12

Menards-Mason City                    lift station repairs                                         98.29

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                      5.00

NS Rockford Register              minutes published                                         97.27

Iowa League of Cities              membership dues                                        115.00

Staples Credit Plan                 paper/toner/supplies                                   162.83

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage bags – small                                  260.00

Walk & Murphy                       legal services                                              435.50

Advantage Business Solutions  phone & Web support/on-site service            427.50

Marble Rock Petty Cash           postage/wash pick-up                                     7.29

L G I                                     monthly water test                                      21.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                 1600.00

Postmaster                            2 rolls stamps                                              88.00

First Security Bank                  fed. w-h/fica/medicare                              1010.14

IPERS                                    ipers                                                         566.74

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                           839.56

IA Dept. of Revenue                sales tax                                                   197.13

Sam’s Club                             Comm. Center membership                           35.00

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

1.    Reported that he had attended several meeting including Conference Board, Emergency Management and an upcoming E911 meeting.

 

          Councilman Engelhardt reported that they had a meeting with the property owners involved in the bridge project.  Another meeting is scheduled for February 3 with both the City Attorney and the property owners.  He also noted that a notice had been received that the project was behind schedule and he would talk to consultants about that.

 

          Council discussed the maximum balance to list in the resolution naming a depository and with the bridge project coming up, they decided that it should be $2,000,000.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2010-02 Approving Naming Depositories with Maximum Balance of $2,000,000.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.  The depository named was the First Security Bank and Trust Co.

 

          A resolution to approve the Charles City Press as the official publication for the City was passed at the last meeting and then vetoed by Mayor Merfeld.  To repass after a veto the Council must have a 2/3 vote.  Mayor Merfeld read his veto letter to the citizens.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2010-01 Approving Charles City Press as the Official Publication for the City of Marble Rock for the Year 2010.   Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Wells.  Nays- Schmidt.  Carried. 

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to approve Whitetails liquor license renewal.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the FMC Solid Waste Management Agency Auditors’ Report as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          An ordinance was presented increasing water-sewer rates 15% each.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells that the ordinance be passed on first consideration.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt that the requirement for consideration at two additional meetings be suspended and the ordinance be finally considered.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher that An Ordinance Amending Title VI Chapter 5 Utilities – Billing Charges of the Code of the City of Marble Rock 2002 and Ordinance 02-2009 be finally passed.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          The Mayor declared the ordinance, having received the necessary votes, passed as Ordinance No. 01-2010 and signed his approval.  This will raise rates from $3.75 per/1000 gallons to $4.31 per/1000 gallons, with minimums staying the same.  The new rates will be in effect with the March 1, 2010 bills.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve a 3% increase in the Fire Department assessment to the City.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  This increases the City assessment from $13,814.31 to $14,323.91, a difference of $509.60.

 

          The proposed budget for F/Y 2010-2011 was discussed.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve proposed budget with a 3% cost of living wage increase with a review of salaries in July after cost of group insurance is known.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

         

          Other items discussed were City Hall roof, employee wages and benefits, group insurance, hiring a code enforcer, nuisances, and engineer/consultant for infrastructure projects.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

MARCH 2, 2009  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells present.  Some interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Mayor Merfeld called to order the Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2010.  A few citizens commented on whether raises for employees were included and if they would be given.  Council stated that at this time no raises were being considered and further discussion was heard.  No further comments were presented.  Moved/seconded to adjourn the public hearing.

 

          Moved/seconded to adopt Resolution 2009-04 Adopting the Annual Budget for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2010.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Mayor Merfeld called to order the Public Hearing on the Proposed Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan.   There were no questions or comments.  Councilman Engelhardt thanked the people that attended the meetings and brought their ideas.  Moved/seconded to adjourn the public hearing.

 

          Moved/seconded to adopt Resolution 2009-05 Adopting Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved/seconded to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Alan Murphy gave a presentation on the Iowa Workforce Development Emergency Public Jobs program that is doing work at the lagoon.  He explained the program and showed some pictures of the project.

 

          Fran Schmitt announced that she had recently taken on the position of director of the Northeast Iowa Welcome Center located at Nashua just off the Avenue of the Saints.  They are looking for volunteers to man the Center; local homemade crafts to be sold there; and brochures of attractions located in the surrounding communities.  You can contact her if you are interested in helping.

 

          Dana Kiefer talked about the water project in the park.  The Park Board has applied for several grants for different projects at the park and the Powerhouse.  Dana also said more electric power would be needed at the Park before Fun Days.  Council said that they know of some people that would maybe let Fun Days use their generators.  They will look into that.

 

          Susan Nelson requested that the Park Board, the Visioning Board, and the City share any information concerning the Powerhouse, Powerhouse Park, and FEMA.  Clerk said that FEMA would be at City Hall on Thursday to have final exit papers signed.

 

          Moved/seconded to return to regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved/seconded to approve the agenda as amended with the addition of Street Sign Repair and Community Disaster Grant Application.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved/seconded to accept the minutes of the February 2, 2009 Regular Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved/seconded to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Clerk Treasurers Report showed a balance of $449,209.44 with $361,324.15 of this invested.  These totals consist of the following: city= 60500.58 checking/194096.90 invested/254597.48 total.  Library= 24914.41 checking/ 155644.27 invested/ 180558.68 total.  Comm. Center- 2177.39 checking/ 10872.97 invested/13050.36 total. Park Bd.= 292.91 checking/ 510.01 invested/ 200.00 endowment fund/ 1002.92 total.

 

          Income for the month of February totaled $17,957.62 which includes:

(listed by fund)  General Fund 9845.19, Road Use Fund 2862.86, TIF Fund 68.95, Trust & Agency Fund 376.04, Water Fund 2062.20, Library Fund 105.21, Comm. Center Fund 1.84, Sewer Fund 2635.33.

 

          Councilman Handley had a few questions regarding the lagoon portion of the gas on the bill at the Stop-N-Shop.  Moved/seconded to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all claims were $13,430.99.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3404.44

First Security Bank                  fed w-h/fica/medicare                                   843.24

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           443.96

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/chain oil/cleaner                           307.83

Farm Plan                              tractor/snow plow repair                                86.53

NS Rockford Register              publish minutes/budget hearing                     282.05

M.R. Petty Cash                      postage/wash pickup for Mayor                       18.82

Treasurer-State of Iowa           sales/option tax                                           156.00

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental/chlorinator repair                            71.04

Staples Credit Plan                 office supplies                                                25.44

Postmaster                            stamps                                                       126.00

IAMU                                    membership dues                                         355.84

Jendro Sanitation                   1 case large bags                                         337.50

Neil Wedeking Electric             streetlight repair                                            28.00

Maxson-Frudden Lumber          plexiglas                                                       22.75

LGI                                       monthly water test                                        11.00

TrueNorth Company                employee insurance                                          4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           66.41

Alliant Energy                        utilities                                                       966.52

Black Hills Energy                   utilities                                                     2085.71

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1347.55

Transfers                                                                                               1600.00

 

          Moved/seconded to adopt Resolution 2009-06 Amending Resolution 2007-04 setting Policy for Paying Mileage.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved/seconded to approve the Rock Tavern liquor license renewal application.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Spring Cleanup was discussed and the Clerk said that we would be either May 4th or May 18th, whichever Rockford did not take.

 

          Councilman wondered if many were running water to prevent freezing.  Clerk reported that very few were and stated again that people need to tell City Hall when they are no longer running water.

 

          Other items discussed were culver, lagoon, nuisances, River Street Bridge, State Audit, TIF project selection, garage door, dust control, dog running loose, fish in lagoon, Main Street winter parking, street signs, and Community Disaster Grant.

 

          Moved/seconded to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

APRIL 5, 2010  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to depart from the agenda to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          A complaint was received from Dean Ott regarding 4-wheelers.   Mr. Ott said 2 or 3 were racing and he thought it was very dangerous.  Since it is not really legal to drive them on city streets, Mayor Merfeld wants to talk to the Sheriff about what we could do and what we should do about this matter.

 

          Thomas Madden, Yaggy Colby Associates, was present to discuss the lift station.  The bottom is rusting and there is a real danger of it caving in.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to have Yaggy Colby prepare a proposal for updating and repairing of the lift station.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the minutes of the

March 1, 2010 Regular Meeting and the March 10, 2010 Special Meeting as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Monthly reports were discussed.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Income for the month of March totaled $21,311.86 which includes:  General Fund $3594.12, TIF Fund 148.00, Comm. Center Fund 23.17, Library Fund $561.11, Roads Revenue Fund $9842.51, Special Revenues Fund $350.62, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1282.49, Sewer Revenue Fund $2797.05, Water Revenue Fund $2712.79.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Hubbard to approve the claims as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $38,408.88.

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                 3390.65

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                  4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                          69.93

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                    886.90

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                1181.22

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1567.25

Dana Norby                           purchase backhoe for city                           4000.00

Postmaster                            stamps                                                       220.00

Stop-N-Shop                          pick-up gas, diesel, paper towels                   198.80

Hawkins, Inc.                         monthly cyl. rental                                         10.00

Calhoun-Burns Associates        River St. Bridge Project                              4357.50

Menards-Mason City                    cold mix, sign posts                                     109.14

Landers Hardware                   ballast for hall, lagoon repair material              83.62

Eddy Walker Equipment           belt for snow plow sander                            428.09

Farm Plan                              c-clamp                                                           8.95

ATR Lighting Enterprises         street light bulbs                                         252.78

Charles City Press                   publish minutes                                             75.07

LGI                                       monthly water test                                        21.00

Airgas North Central               oxygen tank refill                                           26.45

Neil Wedeking Electric             street light repair/photo cell                           57.77

Advantage Business Solutions  phone/web support                                        37.50

Jacqueline Bushbaum               water/sewer security deposit refund               200.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                   1600.00

Staudt Insurance                    city insurance policies                                 9885.00

NIACOG                                multi-hazard mitigation plan                       6726.20

First Security Tax                    941 taxes                                                    990.36

IPERS                                    Ipers w/h                                                    552.65

Iowa Workforce Development  unemployment                                               14.74

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            state w/h                                                    424.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                     182.00

Marble Rock Petty Cash           postage/wash pick-up                                       6.95

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

]

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

2.    Councilman Engelhardt attended a Fire Dept. meeting.  They are applying for a loan for a new fire truck and our portion would be an estimated $13,000.

3.    Mayor said that people are burning leaves in the street and thinks that they need to be told that they cannot do that.  Clerk was instructed to put a notice in the next Journal stating that there is to be no burning leaves in the street.

4.    Mayor requested the Park Board Financial Report for March and was told there was no report, but the amounts had not changed since the last report.  He wants a report every month from the Park Board much like the Library Report that the Council gets every month that contains all of the financials for the Park Board.

 

          Mayor said the person that he had been talking to about a Code Enforcer position had gotten a job away from here so he was no longer interested.  He ask for input from Council members concerning what they want regarding pay, hours, duties, etc.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to table bridge inspection proposal.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Councilman Engelhardt reported that the Bridge Project was proceeding.  The City Attorney was still working on the property easements.

 

          A proposal was presented for the 2010 Mosquito Control Program.  Moved Parcher/seconded Schmidt to find out how many times they sprayed last year and how many times minimum they will spray this year.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Council discussed the practice of hauling a load of rock for people and decided to continue the practice.  Upon request the City will haul one load of driveway rock.  The city will haul and the person will pay for the rock.  City will not spread the rock.

 

          Mayor appointed Councilmen Parcher and Schmidt to a Committee to investigate speed bumps.

 

          Other items discussed were roof repair, Omnitel customer appreciation, and grants from Alliant Energy.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

MAY 3, 2010  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Engelhardt to depart from the agenda to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          A DNR Conservation Officer was present to talk about the ATV problems in Marble Rock.  He stated that they are not legal on any roadways or streets, unless used for certain agriculture uses or city passes ordinance making legal on city streets.  He said anyone under the age of 16 could not legally ride an ATV and anyone between 16 and 18 needed a safety certificate to ride.  He recommended talking to people causing problem to see if could be solved that way.

 

          Doug Bird was present regarding a Code Enforcer position for the City.  He is currently the Enforcer for Greene and Allison, as well as full time for Bremer County.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher if approved by City Attorney, give Mayor permission to sign Proposal for Code Enforcer.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to adopt Resolution 2010-06 Accepting Proposal for Code Enforcement Services for City of Marble Rock, Iowa pending approval of City Attorney.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Max Handley, representing the Lions Club, requested permission from Council to put an electronic message board in Memorial Park.  Lions Club has raised about $7500 of the $15000.00 needed to purchase the board.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve placing sign in Memorial Park, allow billing to go through City, allow coverage under City insurance, pay the electric bill, and allow programming from City Hall.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the Community Center Liquor License Renewal Application.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to approve the minutes of the

April 5, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Monthly reports were discussed.  Council wants to dig and fix the shut offs of a couple of the larger delinquent bills, with the cost paid by the property owner.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Income for the month of April totaled $45,125.17 which includes:  General Fund $24652.13, TIF Fund 4585.49, Comm. Center Fund 312.33, Library Fund $3183.03, Roads Revenue Fund $1556.20, Special Revenues Fund $4721.30, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1055.03, Sewer Revenue Fund $2552.12, Water Revenue Fund $2507.54.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Hubbard to approve the claims as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $16,165.96.

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                 3383.61

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                  4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                          69.58

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                    976.74

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                  475.52

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1567.25

Illinois Casualty Company        Comm. Center Dram Shop insurance              250.00

Jendro Sanitation                   1 case large bags                                         360.00

Farmers Coop                         grass seed                                                     31.00

Menards-Mason City                    powerhouse park repair/park water repair      203.61

Staples                                  toner, copy paper, office supplies                  276.20

Ron’s Roofing                         City Hall roof repair                                     411.10

Landers Hardware                   park water leak repair                                    19.86

Charles City Press                   regular meeting minutes published                   67.68

LGI                                       monthly water test                                        21.00

Iowa Title & Realty Co.           lien searches – Bridge Project                      1500.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                   1600.00

Stop-N-Shop                          pick-up gas/diesel/mower gas                        261.83

Calhoun-Burns Associates        professional services                                  2033.50

First Security Tax                    941 taxes                                                  1016.42

IPERS                                    Ipers w/h                                                    571.28

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                     181.42

Postmaster                            1 roll stamps                                                 44.00

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

]

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

5.    Reported that he attended the MLA meeting on April 22, 2010 and found it to be very informational.

6.    Commended Philip Schrage for putting in a new driveway, Lois Adams for putting in a new sidewalk, and Monument Committee for a new sidewalk.

7.    Mentioned he was glad to see a Park Board Financial Report.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to adopt Resolution 2010-07 Accepting Agreement for Mosquito Control Program 2010.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.  Council wants at least seven (7) spraying times.

 

          Mayor ask Schmidt and Parcher what they had found about speed bumps.  They both thought it was not a good idea and Council needed some other means of slowing traffic.  Council discussed more stop signs as a possible action.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to have Mayor talk to several banks to get estimates in interest for loan for $50,000 for sewer lift station project.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2010-08 Accepting Proposal for Professional Services Lift Station Rehabilitation Project for Marble Rock, Iowa.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Council scheduled a Public Hearing to Amend the Current Budget for a Special Meeting to be held on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

 

          Council discussed receiving complaints that people are walking their dogs and not picking up the waste left by their dogs.  They feel this is a problem and something needs to be done.  More discussion will be held.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

SPECIAL MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

MONDAY MAY 24, 2010  7:00 P.M.

 

            The Special Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Council members Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Interested citizens were also present.  Mayor led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.  The purpose of the meeting was Public Hearing Amending the Current City Budget and other city business.

 

            Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

            There was discussion about the Senior Work Day and Park Board work orders.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells that Park Board should make list of things that need done and get to City Hall and that Paul takes care of them right away.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

            Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to return to regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

            Mayor Merfeld called to order the Public Hearing to Amend the Current City Budget.  No citizen comments were presented.  Mayor closed the public hearing at 7:20 p.m.

 

            Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2010-09 Amending the Current Budget for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2010.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

            Law Enforcement Agreement with Floyd County was discussed.  The new agreement raises the amount paid from $3.00 to $4.00 per capita.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2010-10 Accepting Law Enforcement Agreement Pursuant to Chapter 28E Code of Iowa.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

            Mayor Merfeld checked on interest rates from surrounding banks concerning a loan for $50,000 for the lagoon and $70,000 for streets.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt that any money we borrow we will borrow from First Security Bank.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  First Security Bank had a quote of 5.95% at this time.

 

            Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to table Roof Repair Proposal to the June meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

            Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to give Clerk permission to purchase a new office chair not to exceed $100.00.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

            Other items discussed were city hall entry repair and group insurance.

 

            Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adjourn the meeting at

7:42 P.M.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

                                                                        /s/ Doug Merfeld                                            

                                                                        Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                  

Sandra Winters, City Clerk    


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

JUNE 7, 2010  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Schmidt, Wells present.  Councilman Parcher was absent.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to depart from the agenda to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Mark Heard was present to discuss the city’s group insurance policy.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to stay with the current policy.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.   Premium was increased by $194.01 per month or 12.38%.

 

          Thomas Madden and Rustin Lingbeek, representing Yaggy Colby Associates, discussed the lift station project, engineer’s estimate, and proposed schedule with the Council.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to authorize Mayor Merfeld to sign construction permit and for Yaggy Colby to submit construction permit to DNR.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Earl Kiefer, representing Fun Days, requested the City allow Fun Days to close Main Street from Bradford to Beelar.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to allow Fun Days to close Main Street on August 7, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to amend the minutes of the Special Meeting, May 24th as follows:  paragraph 3 to read as follows “There was discussion about the Senior Work Day and Park Board Work orders.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells that water leak and playground equipment be repaired right away.”  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to approve the minutes of the

May 3, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented and May 24, 2010 Special Meeting as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Monthly reports were discussed.  Council decided that if property owners do not fix water leaks, city will repair and cost will be assessed to property owner. Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Income for the month of May totals $26,338.48 which includes:  General Fund $9962.18, TIF Fund 176.37, Comm. Center Fund 24.24, Library Fund $593.03, Roads Revenue Fund $8146.27, Special Revenues Fund $366.74, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1110.45, Sewer Revenue Fund $2708.50, Water Revenue Fund $3250.70.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to approve the claims as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $30,744.64.

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                  3395.93

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                   4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           69.20

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                     702.88

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                   167.90

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                          1567.25

Stop-N-Shop                          pick-up/mower gas                                        173.35

Charles City Press                   reg./special mtg. Minutes/budget amend         156.75

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.              River St. Bridge Project Inv. No. 12              9005.50

Don’s Repair                          mower filter/blades                                        98.09

Farm Plan                              sprayer pack/padlock                                      58.26

Walk & Murphy                       legal services 2.5.10 to 4.29.10                     825.50

Rockford Insurance                 city bond                                                    475.00

NIACC                                                                                                water/sewer classes      40.00

Maxson-Frudden Lumber          lumber for playground                                  125.32

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Jendro Sanitation                   large/small garbage bags                              620.00

Jendro Sanitation                   2010 Spring Clean-up                                   834.00

Bob Kepple                            grinding 2 park stumps                                   75.00

Menards – Mason City             park bathroom/tables/hall entry repairs          432.13

Don Fiddick                            push dump back                                           385.00

Allied Manatts Group               chips with fines for River St.                           64.03

L G I                                     sewer/water tests                                        149.25

Hawkins, Inc.                         Inv. # 3115297 RI                                         10.00

Farmers Coop                         TIF rebate                                                  5250.00

Marshall & Swift                     t. paper/paper towels for park                        117.20

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

First Security Bank                  form 941 taxes                                           1005.44

IPERS                                    Ipers w/h                                                     563.44

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      203.37

Postmaster                            3 rolls stamps                                               132.00

Farmers Coop                         grass seed/weed spray                                   97.35

Landers Hardware                   park fountain repair                                       27.55

Yaggy Colby Associates           Project M11149 – Lift Station                      1473.59

 

 

 

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

1.    He talked to some owners of dogs running loose and they said they would try to keep them in their yards.

2.    Presented fax from City Attorney regarding Code Enforcer Resolution and Agreement.  Council said go ahead with Enforcer and incorporate attorney requested changes into a resolution to amend current one.

3.    Stated that he wants money from park Community Disaster Grant to pay for work EPJ did on powerhouse.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to table Park Board bills to the next meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Councilman Engelhardt reported on progress of the River Street Bridge Project.  The Archaeologist will be doing some more study because of a kiln found that might be in the way, but Engelhardt said this may not cause a problem.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to table City Hall roof repair until the September meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Council discussed work orders.  Moved Wells/seconded Schmidt for Paul to take care of deck at powerhouse pending approval by Park Board.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Council discussed stop signs in town as a way to slow traffic.  An ordinance will be presented at the next meeting to add one on Main Street South and possibly one on Bradford.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to approve Stop-N-Shop Cigarette Permit Application.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2010-11 Adopting Floyd County Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Street repair estimates from Blacktop Service Co. were opened.  Council wants an estimate from Heartland Asphalt for same streets and same things as current estimate and instructed Clerk to contact Heartland.

 

          Mayor appointed Lynette Swinton and Jamie Schriever to the Library Board.  Their terms of office will run from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2016.

 

          Council scheduled the July meeting on Tuesday July 6, 2010 because of the holiday.

 

          Dumping of concrete at the dump was discussed.  Moved Hubbard to charge $15.00 per load of concrete at city dump.

 

          After discussion, Councilman Hubbard withdrew his motion.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to table concrete dumping at dump to the next meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

         

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.   Absent- Parcher.   Carried.

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

JULY 6, 2009  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells present.  Many interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Steven Rogers and Alan Murphy representing EPJ were present to explain EPJ and answer any questions the Council and citizens may have about the work being done.

 

          Animal nuisance was discussed at 736 College Street.  Neighbors said the noise and smell were constant.  They would like something done about this problem.  Moved Hutzell/seconded Handley to contact City Attorney to pursue animal nuisance until finality.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell that nuisance committee will report nuisances to attorney and track progress and report back to Council.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Herb Oelrichs requested that he be able to purchase portion of city property.  This is property that is an untravelled portion of Beelar Street.  Gary Schmidt, who had already asked about buying the property, said he was agreeable to splitting the property.  Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to schedule a Public Hearing to vacate a portion of city street and convey to adjoining property owners.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Earl Kiefer, Fun Days, requested that Main and Bradford Street be closed on August 1st for parade and Whitetails requested that portion of Main Street North be closed for beanbag toss and street dance.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to allow Fun Days to block Main and Bradford Streets for parade and Whitetails to close Main St. North until 2:00 A.M.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt for the city to pay for three (3) portable toilets for Fun Days.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to return to regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Merfeld/seconded Handley to approve the agenda as amended with the striking of New Business K.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Merfeld to accept the minutes of the June 1, 2009 Regular Meeting as written.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Clerk Treasurers Report showed a balance of $487,733.36 with $374,691.13 of this invested.  These totals consist of the following: city= 92729.01 checking /199155.56 invested/ 291884.57 total.  Library= 19024.29 checking/ 159016.56 invested / 178040.85 total.  Comm. Center- 1041.02 checking/ 14722.23 invested / 15763.25 total. Park Bd.= 247.91 checking/ 512.18 invested/ 1284.60 endowment fund/ 2044.69 total.

 

          Income for the month of June totaled $46,515.55 which includes: gen. current tax 256.15/ins. current tax 57.50/ag land tax 13.15/LOST 1842.67/gen. equip. reserve interest 470.99/Paul Guthart, jury pay 104.00/Ackley-Comm. Center-Conert, school utilities-rent 601.67/garbage bags sold 389.25/garbage-recycle collection 843.75/spring clean-up charge 67.50/road use allocation 1472.53/Floyd County, road transfer payment 677.26/Road Use accounts interest 466.00/Renee Parker, cold mix 12.00/TIF Amend current tax 129.28/TIF interest 94.54/sales-option tax collected 231.17/Spurbeck, Raymond, water deposit 100.00/T&A interest 218.11/meter rent fees collected 75.00/t & A current tax 140.39/metered water sold 2940.58/penalties collected 140.80/postage charge collected 11.84/shut off card fee collected 55.00/Paul Guthart, jury pay 65.00/water interest 223.69/M.R. Library, copies 60.00, misc. 34.85, fines 1.95, city allocation 500.00, library interest 94.24/Comm. Center, current tax 4.27/Park Board interest 2.17/sewer revenue collected 2778.28/sewer interest 466.66/TIF Fund, internal loan-interest payment 10500.00/Paul Guthart, jury pay 91.00/Spurbeck-Raymond, sewer deposits 100.00/transfers 20182.31.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all claims were $30,288.98.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3395.59

First Security Bank                  fed w-h/fica/medicare                                   843.86

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           444.39

Treasurer-State of Iowa           2nd qtr. st. w/h                                            414.00

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Jendro Sanitation                   1 case large garbage bags                             337.50

Jendro Sanitation                   2009 spring cleanup                                   1570.20

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/veg. oil/cleaning supplies               600.83

Don’s Repair                          trimmer (weed-eater)                                   189.14

Farm Plan                              garb. bags/paint rollers/brushes                      85.51

Allied Manatts Group               road rock/dirt                                              879.71

Farmers Cooperative               round-up/2-4D                                            116.60

NAPA Auto Parts                    batteries-street sweeper                               197.36

Iowa Workforce Development  unemployment                                               15.11

NS Rockford Register              publish minutes                                           220.10

Iowa League of Cities              membership dues                                         235.00

John Stewart                         liquor license refund                                     292.50

Nicholas Ford                         mowing                                                      167.67

Calhoun-Burns                        bridge engineering services                         1824.00

Iowa Prison Industries            blind drive signs                                          137.50

Chatfield Salvage                    2 used tires/rims                                          300.00

Treasurer-State of Iowa           sales/option tax                                           231.00

Brown Supply                         stripping paint/marking paint/

                                            outside meter                                              259.99

IDNR                                     annual water supply fee                                  39.38

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                          18.00

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental/chlorine                                       322.00

L G I                                     water-sewer tests/lead & copper                     92.75

Postmaster                            stamps                                                       132.00

Landers Hardware                   parts for valve repair at lagoon                       37.44

Swartzrock Implement            clutch pack for 3 pt. mower                            63.60

Majewski’s Tire                       remove/change truck tire                                40.00

NIACOG                                membership dues                                         208.64

Floyd County Auditor              law enforcement fee                                     978.00

TrueNorth Company                employee insurance                                          4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           70.00

Alliant Energy                        utilities                                                       885.43

Black Hills Energy                   utilities                                                       162.57

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1567.25

Sewer Revenue Fund               internal loan pmt./interest pmt.                10500.00

Transfers                                                                                               1600.00

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to accept John Marzen’s request for three (3) month extension of cleaning up property at 515 Beelar Street.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hutzell/seconded Handley to follow through on nuisance at

328 Maple Street as per attorney instructions.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to proceed with follow up to attorney on nuisances at 303 Wilson St., 208 Beelar St., and 409 College St.  Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to proceed with attorney for nuisance at 203 Railroad Street.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Merfeld to mow property at 301 River St. South.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt that if Councilman Engelhardt finds sidewalk measurements complete, do repair project of sidewalk on north side of Memorial Park.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Councilman Handley announced that the Lions Club would donate $200.00 a year for new street signs.  They will donate for up to eight (8) years, starting this year.  The City thanks them for their generosity.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to adopt Resolution 209-09 Accepting Law Enforcement Agreement Pursuant to Chapter 28E Code of Iowa.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays – None.  Carried.  This agreement is at the same rate of $3.00 per capita.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to adopt Resolution 2009-10 Setting New Garbage Bag Rates.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays – None.  Carried.  This increases the charge to $7.70 for a  package of large bags and to $5.70 for a package of small bags.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to approve Mayor Merfeld’s appointment of John Marzen and Teresa Wells to the Park Board.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Their terms will expire June 30, 2013.  The Council would like to thank Karla Engelhardt for her service on the Park Board. 

 

          Council and citizens discussed dropping of TV channels.  Moved Hutzell/seconded Engelhardt to send letter to Omnitel Communications written by Councilman Handley.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Other items discussed were culvert, dump gate-fence, lagoon update, River St. Bridge, street rental, audit findings, dogs, and Bradford Street blacktop.

 

          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

AUGUST 2, 2010  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to depart from the agenda to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Yaggy Colby discussed the lagoon project and stated that the bids came in higher than they had anticipated but they were able to get them down by about $1500.00 to $2000.00.  The Council was informed that the DNR would not give a Construction permit unless a telephone dialer is included.  Council decided to add a telephone dialer and moved by Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to proceed with the lagoon project.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to adopt Res. 2010-14 Adopting Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract and Estimate of Cost.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to adopt Res. 2010-15 Making Award of Construction Contract.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Carried.  The contract was awarded to Blazek Corp., Lawler, Iowa for $70,053.00.

 

          Yaggy Colby presented a proposal for Project Observation/Construction Administration for $2500.00.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the Yaggy Colby proposal for Construction Services for $2500.00.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Driveway and culvert repair at 515 Beelar Street was discussed.  Moved Wells to put culvert and driveway repair on September agenda.  Died for lack of a second.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to go ahead and do driveway/culvert repair at 515 Beelar.  Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt.  Nays- Wells.  Carried.

 

          Earl Kiefer presented an insurance bond for the company doing Fun Days fireworks.

 

          Park Board appointments were discussed.  Bob Keiper stated that he would like to serve again on the Board.  Mayor appointed Cathy Kruse to one of the vacant positions on the Park Board.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to not to approve Cathy Kruse to replace Bob Keiper on the Park Board.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

          Moved Engelhart/seconded Schmidt to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the agenda as amended with the additions of Bridge Update and Update on Shut-off Valve Work under Unfinished Business.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the minutes of the July6, 2010 Regular Meeting and the minutes of the July 19, 2010 Special Meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried. 

 

          Income for the month of July totaled $19,597.56 which includes:  General Fund $6423.20, TIF Fund $146.43, Comm. Center Fund $12.51, Library Fund $502.453260.22, Park Board Fund $.25, Roads Revenue Fund $1990.31, Employee Benefits Fund $188.89, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1108.22, Sewer Revenue Fund $2905.22, Water Revenue Fund $3456.34, Proprietary 106.22.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to approve the claims as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $18,660.67.

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                  3362.84

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                   4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           68.85

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                     973.99

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                   138.50

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                          1761.28

Stop-N-Shop                          pick-up/mower gas/p. towels                         147.44

Farm Plan                              expanded steel for gutter                                 77.90

Menards-Mason City                material for maintenance of park bathroom      133.06

IDNR                                     annual water supply fee for f/y 2011                39.39

Floyd County                          cold mix for use on library sidewalk                107.50

Walk & Murphy                       legal professional services to 6.22.10              169.00

Ken Parcher                           remove broken tree limb at school                  250.00

Charles City Press                   publish regular-special minutes/bid notice        152.43

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                           16.20

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.              River St. Bridge project Inv. No. 14              3195.50

Iowa Rural Water Assoc.          water/sewer training                                       10.00

IDNR                                     annual NPDES permit fee                               210.00

Yaggy Colby Assoc.                 lift station/DNR permit appl.                        1248.07

NIACOG                                membership dues                                          211.90

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                      10.00

Floyd County Auditor              law enforcement services f/y 2010-2011        1304.00

Advantage Business Solutions  end of year balance                                       360.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

First Security Bank                  form 941 taxes                                          1005.48

IPERS                                    Ipers w/h                                                    581.28

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                     250.88

Marble Rock Petty Cash           postage for water/sewer samples                     10.21

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage-recycle collection/large bags           1199.56

Larry Thornton                       extra labor                                                    16.16

Ted Winters                           extra labor                                                    28.29

Collection Services Center       state w/h order                                             16.16

 

 

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

1.    Reported that the Code Enforcer is working around town and has sent out

several notices.  Code Enforcer also has requested the Council to consider two new ordinances regarding junk vehicles and unsafe buildings.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to put Code Enforcer suggested ordinances on the next agenda for discussion.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to have Paul repair or replace broken hydrant on Bradford Street.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Weeds were discussed.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to rescind Rohwedder’s $18.75 weed bill and next time go through proper channels.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Other items discussed were River St. Bridge update and street repair proposals.

         

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adjourn the meeting at 8:32 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.   Carried.

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

SEPTEMBER 7, 2010  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to depart from the agenda to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Letters were sent to two (2) property owners that share a shut-off.  Brian Chambers told the Council that he was not sure whether his water line went to that shut-off, so he said he did not know if it needed repaired or not.  He said that he does not know where his shut-off is located.  Council will look into it further.

 

          Historical Society ask the Council if they would donate a counter top and light fixture globes that are in the basement of the City Hall.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to donate counter top and light fixture globes to the Museum.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Yaggy Colby presented construction packets for Lift Station Project that needed to be approved.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2010-16 Approving Contract and Bonds.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          A list of the fire hydrants in town was presented.  It showed that many needed repair or replaced.  Council will have Paul look at them and see which ones can be repaired and which need replaced.

 

          Moved Engelhart/seconded Schmidt to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Engelhardt to accept the minutes of the August 2, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to send certification letters to four (4) property owners for mowing bills.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Any delinquent water will be turned off on Monday, September 13, 2010.

 

          Income for the month of August totaled $11,759.75 which includes:  General Fund $25.00, Library Fund $1661.55, Park Board Fund $24.17, Roads Revenue Fund $2850.59, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $930.82, Sewer Revenue Fund $2796.93, Water Revenue Fund $3047.81, Proprietary $422.88.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $27,707.69.

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                  3375.14

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                   4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           70.24

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                     988.17

Postmaster                            2 rolls stamps/box rent                                 164.00

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                   123.82

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                          1761.28

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/ cleaning supplies                                    216.22

Floyd & Leonard Auto Electric  chain/oil for chainsaw                                      50.94

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.              River St. Bridge Project Inv. No.’s 13, 15     11224.73

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.              2010 Bridge Rating and Inspection                 250.00

Allied Manatts Group               chips with fines for River St./park                     57.38

Yaggy Colby Assoc.                 Project M11149 Lift Station                         1617.81

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                      20.00

Charles City Press                   publish minutes                                              70.26

Neil Wedeking Electric             st. light repair/photo cell                               121.70

Farm Plan                              tire repair material                                          45.29

Marble Rock Petty Cash           postage for water samples/bridge plans            20.48

Doug Bird                              Code Enforcement Services to 08.13.10          942.75

Iowa League of Cities              2010 Conference Registration for Mayor          175.00

Iowa Office Supply                  water bill envelopes                                      101.60

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage-recycle collection/large bags            1199.56

L G I                                     water tests/lead-copper tests/SDWA               332.46

Staples Credit Plan                 office supplies                                                 87.03

Brown Supply Co.                   water line repair material                               144.84

Reindl Repair                         tires for pick-up                                            637.45

Advantage Business                remote access/finish year end                         165.00

Tom & Angela Stice                water/sewer deposits refund                          100.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

Ted Winters                           extra labor                                                    40.41

First Security Bank                  form 941 taxes                                          1046.14

IPERS                                    Ipers w/h                                                    606.70

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                     214.49

Postmaster                            3 rolls stamps                                              132.00

 

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

2.    Reported that River Street Bridge Replacement Project will be included in the November 16, 2010 Iowa DOT letting.

3.    Told the Council that he thought that the City should buy for a $1.00 the building that was the Rock Tavern and fix it in order to save it.  He said that the roof would need fixing and Councilman Hubbard said the back wall was about ready to fall in. 

 

          Council discussed the junk vehicle and dangerous building ordinances suggested by the Code Enforcer.  It was decided that rather than change just a few, the complete code book needs to be codified again.  Clerk was instructed to contact Joe Myhre, NIACOG, and get process started.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to rescind the motion to repair driveway/culvert at 515 Beelar Street.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to table City Hall roof to the April 2011 Council meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to adopt Resolution 2010-17 Adopting the Official Financial Report for City Streets for Year Ending June 30, 2010.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2010-18 Adopting the Official Year-End Financial Report for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2010.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Council discussed water meters and that a few in town did not have meters.  City Code Section 6-3-12 states that all water furnished consumers shall be measured through meters furnished by the City.  Clerk was instructed to send letters to all that do not have a water meter and notify them that the City will be installing a meter.

 

          Council scheduled Halloween Trick 0r Treat for Sunday, October 31, 2010 during the hours of 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

          Other items discussed were Mayor attending League of Cities Annual Conference in Coralville and electrical box for Lions Club Message Board.

         

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adjourn the meeting at 8:33 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.   Carried.

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

OCTOBER 4, 2010  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt present.  Absent were Councilmen Engelhardt, Wells.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Schmidt/seconded Hubbard to depart from the agenda to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.  Carried.

 

          The new stop sign on Main Street South was discussed.  Steve Brinkman stated that he did not see the need for the sign and that other towns have speed limit signs instead.  Mayor said that speed limit signs were not working to slow the traffic so Council decided to try a stop sign.  Lois Adams and other ladies from that area of town said they think sign is helping.  Stop sign will be left.

 

          Doug Bird, Code Enforcer, was present to discuss abatement notices.  Brad’s Repair does seem to be working with him, so Mr. Bird will write a letter listing what needs done yet.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher that Council agrees with recommendations of the Code Enforcer for Brad’s Repair.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Englehardt, Wells.  Carried.

 

          Mr. Bird will send another letter to the other two property owners stating that on a certain date the city will go in and remove all items listed in the abatement notices.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to have Paul contact junk dealers for estimates on removing junk vehicles, appliances, and any metal listed.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.  Carried.

 

          Moved Schmidt/seconded Parcher to approve the agenda as amended with the addition of streets under Unfinished Business.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to accept the minutes of the September 7, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.  Carried.

 

          Clerk was instructed to send certification letters to three (3) property owners for delinquent water bills.  Moved Parcher/seconded Hubbard to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.  Carried.  Any delinquent water will be turned off on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

 

          Income for the month of September totaled $15,566.27 which includes:  General Fund $4566.36, Library Fund $66.03, Comm. Center Fund $33.22, Roads Revenue Fund $3193.91, Employee Benefits Fund $696.90, TIF Fund 966.20, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $705.32, Sewer Revenue Fund $2567.80, Water Revenue Fund $2670.58, Proprietary $99.95.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Schmidt to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $22,750.75.

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                  3382.17

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                   4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                          77.56

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                   1353.32

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                   125.53

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                          1761.28

Stop-N-Shop                          gas for mower/pick-up                                   132.74

Staples Credit Plan                 toner/files/wireless mouse                              207.24

Max Handley                          Netbook PC                                                  223.00

Menards-Mason City                material for maint. Park bathroom/school          80.84

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.              Bridge Project Inv. 16                                 4577.47

Signs & Designs                     Lions message board/D-link DUB E 100         4799.00

L G I                                     monthly water test                                         21.00

Charles City Press                   publish minutes/year end report                     177.45

Brown Supply Co.                   curb box w/rod                                               92.64

Doug Merfeld                         mileage/motel to League meeting                   193.97

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

Yaggy-Colby Assoc.                Project M111149/Inv. 88435 Lift Station         562.69

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                              839.56

Postmaster                            3 rolls stamps                                               132.00

Marble Rock Petty Cash           certified letters for certification                       15.30

IDNR                                     Annual Water Use Fee                                   135.00

First Security Bank                  form 941 taxes                                           1029.96

IPERS                                    Ipers w/h                                                     593.97

Iowa Workforce Development  unemployment                                                15.26

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            Iowa State W/H                                            431.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      186.00

 

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

4.    Mayor complimented the semi-drivers driving to and from the elevator and said they are doing a very good job.  He said that they were driving very courteously and were not using the jake brake or speeding.

5.    Mayor stated that the neighborhood watch was working very well in Charles City and many think that it should be in Marble Rock.  If enough were interested, the people that organized the watch in Charles City would be willing to come to Marble Rock for discussion.  Let him know if you would be interested.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to approve the Stop-N-Shop Beer Permit Renewal Application.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.  Carried.

 

          Mayor and Council discussed what streets needed resurfacing the most.  Streets mentioned were Wilson, East, Blank, and part of College, River, and Main.  Clerk was instructed to contact Joe Myhre at NIACOG concerning what grants might be available for water projects and street projects.

 

          Other items discussed were water shut-offs and committee appointments.

         

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adjourn the meeting at 8:33 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.   Carried.

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

NOVEMBER 1, 2010   7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Councilman Engelhardt was absent.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Hubbard to depart from the agenda to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Council received an update on the Lift Station Rehabilitation Project from Yaggy Colby Associates.  Project is close to schedule but waiting for control panel, which could make project a couple of weeks late.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhart.  Carried.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Hubbard to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to accept the minutes of the October 4, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Clerk was instructed to certify a mowing charge and use deposits on two (2) utility bills.  Moved Wells/seconded Parcher to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.  Any delinquent water will be turned off on Wednesday, November 3, 2010.

 

          Income for the month of October totaled $68,790.99 which includes:  General Fund $26133.04, Library Fund $3302.63, Comm. Center Fund $252.82, Park Board Fund $.20, Roads Revenue Fund $2710.69, Employee Benefits Fund $5305.39, TIF Fund $23481.57, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1093.00, Sewer Revenue Fund $3107.62, Water Revenue Fund $3278.03, Proprietary $126.00.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Parcher to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $18,918.33.

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                  3378.65

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                   4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           68.02

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                     998.36

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                   124.79

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                          1761.28

Noel Or Violet Snyder             home/store deposit refunds                           165.98

Landers Hardware                   repair leak at Park                                           9.15

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/paper towel                                 283.17

Staples Credit Plan                 copier toner/rubber bands/stamp pad            150.32

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.     1 case large bags                                         360.00

Brown Supply Co.                   repair on Park water line                              228.14

Superior Lumber                     rental of cement saw/jackhammer                    85.99

Farm Plan                              supplies                                                        16.78

Neil Wedeking Electric             wiring for message board                            2548.72

Star Equipment                      cut-off saw/blades                                         860.38

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.              Bridge Project Inv. 17                                 1452.50

Iowa Rural Water Assoc.          membership dues                                          200.00

Charles City Press                   publish minutes                                              63.91

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                      10.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

Larry Thornton                       extra labor                                                    16.16

Ted Winters                           extra labor                                                    32.32

Collections Services Center      w/h order                                                     16.16

First Security Bank                  form 941 taxes                                           1021.62

IPERS                                    ipers                                                            593.40

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      224.00

Marble Rock Petty Cash           certified letters/water samples                         30.86

Allied Manatts Group               chips with fines for fire hydrant                       35.34

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                              839.56

LGI                                       monthly water test/SDWA testing                    43.00

Mosquito Control of Iowa        2010 mosquito control program                   1480.00

Menards-Mason City                maintenance at school/library                         210.21

 

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

6.    Mayor reported that he had attended a meeting with the Supervisors and County Mayors regarding the 2012 Law Enforcement Agreement.  He said that the Supervisors have decided that there will be no raise this year.  The fee will remain at $4.00 per/capita.

7.    Mayor talked to the Sheriff about the Neighborhood Watch in Marble Rock.  Sheriff thought that we were all right.

8.    Citizens mentioned to Mayor that they did not know that the water was going to be off to repair the hydrant.  It was suggested that people be notified by email of things like water off and other notices.  People could submit a request by email and their address would be added to the notice list.

 

          Mayor Merfeld appointed Amanda Pierce and Cathy Kruse to the vacant positions on the Park Board.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to not approve Mayor’s Park Board appointments at this time.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Council discussed the different options for a loan for the lift station project.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Wells to get a loan for $50,000 for a term of 4 years with interest at 5.00%.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2010-19 Accepting Agreement with NIACOG for Recodification of Marble Rock City Code.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.  The cost to the City will be $2700.00.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to table Resolutions for Assessment for 518 Bradford and 111 Main St. South because owners paid toward the bill.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2010-20 Directing Assessment for Unpaid City Mowing for 203 Railroad.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adopt Resolution 2010-21 Directing Assessment for Unpaid City Mowing for 702 Bradford.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adopt Resolution 2010-22 Directing Assessment for Unpaid City Mowing for 301 River St. South.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adopt Resolution 2010-23 Directing Assessment for Unpaid City Mowing for 408 Main St. South.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent – Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Schmidt to adopt Resolution 2010-24 Directing Assessment for Unpaid City Utility Services for 408 College Street.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent – Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Council discussed the upcoming Christmas season.  They decided to invite Santa to hand out treats on Saturday, December 18, 2010.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to do an internal loan of $50,000 for F/Y 2012 TIF with $25,000 from Sewer Revenue and $25,000 from Equipment Reserve.  Roll: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent – Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Other items discussed were water meters and abate notices.

         

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.   Carried.

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

DECEMBER 6, 2010  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to depart from the agenda to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Council received an update on the Lift Station Rehabilitation Project from Rustin Lingbeek representing Yaggy Colby Associates.  Lift station was completed November 13, 2010 and is working properly.  A change order for an extension of time is required since the project was completed late.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to grant a change order for a 14-day extension of time.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  This extension will not increase the contract price.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the final pay certificate for $65,915.00.  Roll:  Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2010-25 Accepting Project Work.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Dean Wentworth and J.R. Ackley presented a plan to start a gun class for girls and boys ages 10 to 18.  They ask the Council to approve the use of the shooting range in the City Hall basement.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to approve using the shooting range in the City Hall basement by the gun class.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Park Board presented a recommendation that Cathy Kruse and Bob Keiper be appointed to the vacant positions on the Park Board.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mayor Merfeld called the Public Hearing Concerning Proposal to Enter into Loan Agreement for $50,000 with First Security Bank to order at 7:30 p.m.  There were no comments for or against proposal.  Mayor adjourned Public Hearing.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to adopt Resolution 2010-26 Approving Loan Agreement for Lift Station Rehabilitation.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Wells to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Schmidt/seconded Hubbard to accept the minutes of the November 1, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Any delinquent water will be turned off on Wednesday, December 8, 2010.

 

          Income for the month of November totaled $33,697.44 which includes:  General Fund $6883.66, Library Fund $60.85, Comm. Center Fund $32.97, Park Board Fund $.32, Roads Revenue Fund $18956.55, Employee Benefits Fund $692.05, TIF Fund $1032.76, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $641.80, Sewer Revenue Fund $2604.58, Water Revenue Fund $2953.46, Proprietary $-161.56.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $53,515.11.

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                  3376.90

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                   4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           69.96

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                    850.19

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                  240.13

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1825.14

Jerry Engelhardt                     council mtg. Salary                                       240.11

Jerry Hubbard                        council mtg. Salary                                       258.58

Earl Parcher                           council mtg. Salary                                       258.58

Gary Schmidt                         council mtg. Salary                                       277.05

Steve Wells                            council mtg. Salary                                       258.58

Sandra Winters                       council mtg. Salary                                       263.55

Landers Hardware                   padlocks for message board                            25.99

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/cleaning/tape                                        230.45

Charles City Press                   publish minutes/hearing notice                        93.29

Doug Bird                              Code Enforcement Services to 10.28.10         581.20

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                     30.00

L G I                                     monthly water test/SDWA/wastewater tests    165.25

Allied Manatts Group               concrete/chloride sand/fill lime/rock              1080.08

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

Weldon Sult Estate                 sewer deposit return                                       10.00

First Security Bank                  form 941 taxes                                           1022.94

IPERS                                    ipers                                                            588.38

Maxson-Frudden                     supplies                                                         31.98

NAPA Auto Parts                    pickup oil/filter                                               39.17

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                              839.56

Menards-Mason City                Christmas light repair                                      84.34

Marble Rock Fire Dept.            2010 Fire Assessment                                 14323.91

Marble Rock Library                first half allocation                                        500.00

Farmers Cooperative               TIF rebate                                                 24000.00

Postmaster                            3 rolls stamps                                               132.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      213.00

 

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

9.    Mayor reported that the City had received a letter stating that the 2012 Law Enforcement agreement was left at $4.00 per/capita.

 

          Mayor and Council discussed Santa and Christmas scheduling.  Santa will be handing out treats at the Library on Saturday, December 18th at 10:00 in the morning.

 

          Councilman Engelhardt reported that the Bridge Project missed the DOT letting in December.  DOT pulled the project because of some mistake in plans.  New DOT letting is in January.

         

          Mayor Merfeld appointed Amanda Pierce to the Community Center Board.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve Mayor’s appointment of Amanda Pierce to Community Center Board for a term ending June 30, 2013.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to appoint Ken Parcher to the Board of Adjustment for a term ending June 30, 2015.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mayor Merfeld appointed Cathy Kruse and Amanda Pierce to the Park Board.  Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to approve Mayor’s appointment of Cathy Kruse to the Park Board for a term ending June 30, 2014.  Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Wells.  Abstain- Schmidt, because of conflict of interest.  Carried.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2010-27 Directing Assessment for Unpaid City Mowing for 121 Main St. North.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.   Carried.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Schmidt to adopt Resolution 2010-28 Directing Assessment for Unpaid City Mowing for 303 Wilson Street.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2010-29 Authorizing Internal Advance to Tax Increment Revenue Fund.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

         

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                          ATTEST:          Doug Merfeld, Mayor

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

JANUARY 3, 2011  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the minutes of the December 6, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Income for the month of December totaled $72,587.25 which includes:  General Fund $6622.44, Library Fund $1741.87, Comm. Center Fund $23.58, Park Board Fund $264.18, Roads Revenue Fund $6219.22, Employee Benefits Fund $494.84, TIF Fund $1094.93, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $674.31, Sewer Revenue Fund $52747.74, Water Revenue Fund $2633.94, Proprietary $70.20.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Schmidt to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $79,932.08.

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                  3373.39

Blazek Corporation                 lagoon pmt. minus retainage amt.             62619.25

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                   4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           67.76

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                  1046.24

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                  762.30

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1825.14

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.     large/small garbage bags                              620.00

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/supplies                                       432.35

Brown Supply Co.                   fire hydrant/supplies                                  2370.19

Staples Credit Plan                 printer toner, paper, supplies                        141.09

NCS Computers                      Panda Antivirus renewal                                 29.91

Farm Plan                              light/hitch pin                                               23.18

Yaggy Colby Assoc.                 Project M11149/Inv. 89072 Lift Station         934.85

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                          18.90

Charles City Press                   publish minutes                                             79.79

IMFOA                                                                                                membership dues          30.00

L G I                                     monthly water test/wastewater tests              106.50

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

Earl Parcher                           santa suit                                                      49.46

Larry Thornton                       extra help                                                     10.10

Collection Services Center       w/h order                                                     10.10

First Security Bank                  form 941 taxes                                           1298.90

IPERS                                    ipers                                                            638.96

Iowa Workforce Develop.        unemployment                                                11.66

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            st. w/h                                                        428.00

Postmaster                            3 rolls stamps                                               132.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      192.00

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                              839.56

Marble Rock Petty Cash           certified letters/water samples                          26.50

Landers Hardware                   skilsaw/blade/bit                                           114.98

Doug Merfeld                         mileage to law enforcement mtg.                      14.27

Tracy Merfeld                         Santa treats                                                   79.95

 

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

10. Neighborhood Watch meeting in December went fairly well in spite of the weather.  They said they could come back in the spring and have a meeting so possibly more people could attend.  Mayor thinks it is a good program.

11. Santa did a very good job this year.  Mayor thought City should give Santa a gift certificate.

12. Alliant Energy franchise had expired in 2008 and Mayor was looking into what can be done now.

13. The League Legislative Day is coming up so if anyone is interested in attending, should get signed up.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to give Santa a $25.00 gift certificate.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mayor Merfeld appointed Janice Parcher to a term of office on the Park Board.  The Council took no action.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2001-01 Granting Preliminary Approval for Tax Exemptions Allowed Under the Marble Rock Urban Revitalization Plan for Denise & Doug Morgan.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

         

          An ordinance amending appointment of Park Board members was discussed.   Mayor stated that he had talked to the City Attorney and a public hearing was needed. 

         

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adjourn the meeting at 7:48 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                          ATTEST:          Doug Merfeld, Mayor

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

FEBRUARY 7, 2011  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Mayor Merfeld presented a resolution to honor Fred Wreghitt for his 30 years of service in the Fire Department.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to adopt Resolution 2011-02 Honoring Fire Chief Fred Wreghitt for 30 Years of Service to the Communities of Marble Rock and Surrounding Towns.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to depart from the agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Steve Bodensteiner and Tim Fox presented a TIF project for a new Secondary Containment and other improvements.  They proposed an 80% rebate for ten (10) years with 20% staying in the district.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to accept elevator proposal for new TIF at 80% for 10 years.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mayor Merfeld said the Fire Department assessment for 2011 is $14,323.68 and the Fire Department was requesting an additional $4,000 to $5,000 per year to buy a fire truck.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the Fire Department getting a new fire truck.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Fire Department would like to enclose the area between the City Shed and the Fire Department to use as cold storage.  There would be no opening into the City Building or the Fire Department; it would be just storage area.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adopt Resolution 2011-03 Allowing the Marble Rock Fire Department to Construct a Building Between the Existing Maintenance Building and the Existing Fire Department Building.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the agenda as amended with the addition of Unfinished Business A. Appointments, B. Res. For Appointing Park Board Members.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2011 Regular Meeting as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Income for the month of January totaled $16,275.45 which includes:  General Fund $3102.94, Library Fund $3871.60, Comm. Center Fund $9.01, Park Board Fund $0.12, Roads Revenue Fund $2903.26, Employee Benefits Fund $189.00, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1018.70, Sewer Revenue Fund $2629.17, Water Revenue Fund $2469.70, Proprietary $81.95.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $21,971.46.

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                  3459.87

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                   4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           69.50

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                   1184.34

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                 1436.56

Whitetails Bar & Grill               Santa gift Certificate                                      25.00

First Security Bank                  sewer loan payment                                    1153.27

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                          1825.14

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/cleaning supplies                           753.35

Sam’s Club                             membership                                                  35.00

Doug Merfeld                         mileage to Emerg. Manage Mtg./Conf. Bd.        14.27

Charles City Press                   publish minutes                                             52.40

Yaggy Colby Assoc.                 Project M11149/Inv. 89402 Lift Station         995.00

Hawkins                                Inv. 3185777 RI / 3193541 RI  cyl rental         20.00

Floyd County Recorder            property-easement recording fees-Bridge       230.00

Maxson-Frudden Lumber          repair doors                                                704.21

Walk & Murphy                       legal services 8.16.10 to 1.4.11                     521.00

Brad’s Repair                          2 truck tires-installed                                  1178.00

Farm Plan                              snow melt                                                     21.99

L G I                                     monthly water test                                        21.00

Paul Guthart                           muffler for truck                                             93.05

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.     l case large bags                                           360.00

Advantage Business Solutions  email support                                                  7.50

Custom Stripes                       pick-up decals – 2 ½ sets                              175.00

Al’s Custom Auto Body            Inv. #666A Pickup repair                             3115.01

Sandra Winters                       office supplies                                                14.29

Iowa League of Cities              Legislative Day registration for Mayor              50.00

Floyd & Leonard Auto             repair work on chainsaw                                 77.70

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

First Security Bank                  form 941 taxes                                             924.40

IPERS                                    ipers                                                            581.13

Postmaster                            2 rolls stamps                                                 88.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      179.00

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                              839.56

Menards-Mason City                Comm. Center repair/water meter repair         162.12

 

 

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

14. Had meeting with Floyd County Emergency Management.  FEMA is requiring new courses for Incident Command System.  Everyone must take required courses.                

15. Went to Legislative Day in Des Moines sponsored by Iowa League of Cities.  Everyone should go at least once.

 

          Councilman Wells stated that he thinks the ordinance regarding how park board members are appointed needs to be amended since it has caused much stress.  He requested that a Public Hearing to Amend the Ordinance be placed on the agenda for the March meeting.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to approve Whitetails Bar & Grill Liquor License Renewal Application.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          DOT Contract for the bridge project was presented.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve bridge contract and send to winning contractor for signature.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engehardt/seconded Wells to adopt Resolution 2011-04 Awarding Contract for City Bridge Project.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.  The bid was awarded to Winfield Contractors Inc. of Wapello, IA for $310,501.91.

 

          Mayor Merfeld presented a resolution barring weapons from being brought into city hall.  Council did not feel that something like that was needed at this time.

 

          Bids were received for replacing a door at the City Shed.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to accept bid from Barry Rowe for $1,470.00 for City Shed door replacement.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mower estimates were also received but Council asked that a few more be obtained before any discussion.

 

          Council scheduled a Public Hearing for March 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. for the Proposed F/Y 2011-2012 Budget. 

         

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                          ATTEST:          Doug Merfeld, Mayor

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

MONDAY MARCH 7, 2011  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  One citizen was present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Mayor Merfeld called the Public Hearing to Consider Amending Title V Chapter 2 Park and Recreation Board Section 2 Board Organization to order.  No comments were presented.   Mayor closed the public hearing.

 

          Mayor Merfeld called the Public Hearing on Proposed F/Y 12 Budget Estimate to order.  No comments were presented.  Mayor closed the public hearing.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Parcher to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to accept the minutes of the February 7, 2011 Regular Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

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

 

          Income for the month of February totaled $13,100.81 which includes:  General Fund $4434.64, Library Fund $115.71, Comm. Center Fund $0.68, Park Board Fund $0.12, Employee Benefits Fund $14.32, Road Revenue Fund $2739.32, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $653.81, Sewer Revenue Fund $2552.92, Water Revenue Fund $2364.06, Proprietary $225.23.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Total of all city claims were $20,019.42.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3452.32

TrueNorth                              life insurance                                                  4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           71.31

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                  1108.28

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                1237.10

First Security Bank                  sewer loan payment                                   1153.27

Barry’s Contracting                 remove-replace insulated garage door          1470.00

Steve Wells                            computer for City Hall                                  398.00

United Healthcare                   group health insurance                               1825.14

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/cleaning supplies                                     90.07

Landers Hardware                   cut-off blades/key stock                                 10.55

Viafield                                  LP cylinder fill                                                16.46

Charles City Press                   publish minutes, budget, public notice            145.29

Calhoun-Burns Associates        Inv. 18 River Street Bridge                         3945.79

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.     1 case large bags                                         360.00

LGI                                       monthly water test                                        21.00

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Iowa Office Supplies                water bill envelops                                       101.60

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                   1600.00

First Security Bank                  Form 941                                                    891.70

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           587.23

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                     185.00

Menards – Mason City             slide lock                                                       6.43

IAMU                                    2011-12 membership dues                            366.52

Postmaster                            postage                                                      132.00

 

          A Supplemental Agreement No. 2 – Construction Phase Services River Street Bridge Over Local Drainage from Calhoun-Burns was presented.  The cost for these services would not exceed $75,000.00.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to table Supplemental Agreement No. 2.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to adopt Resolution 2011-05 the Annual Budget for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2012.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          An Ordinance Amending Title V Chapter 2 Park and Recreation Board Section 2 Board Organization of the Code of the City of Marble Rock 2002 – Changing How Appointed was presented.  This changes the one making the appointments from the Mayor to the Council.  Mayor Merfeld read a statement as to why he feels this should not be changed.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard that the ordinance be passed on first consideration.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Wells.  Nays- Schmidt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells that the requirement for consideration at two additional meetings be suspended and the ordinance be finally considered.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Wells.  Nays- Schmidt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard that the ordinance be finally passed.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Wells.  Nays- Schmidt.  Carried.

 

          Other items discussed were I-Jobs money, Spring Cleanup, mower estimates, and city hall door closer.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adjourn the meeting at 8:06 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

                                            s/s Doug Merfeld                                     

                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

s/s Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

MONDAY APRIL 4, 2011  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Councilman Engelhardt arrived a few minutes late.

 

          Mayor Merfeld said Park Board Appointment would be handled first.  Moved Wells to nominate Bob Keiper to the vacant position on the Park Board.  Mayor declared that the motion had died for lack of a second.

 

          Max Handley was present to remind the Council about spending the street sign money that the Lions Club was giving to the city every year.  He stated that it needed to be used in order for it to continue.  Councilman Engelhardt thought there was already an agreement to buy some each year.

 

          Councilman Wells presented information about increasing water rates.  He said that many city mains are in very bad shape and the whole system needs to be brought up do date, but without raising water and sewer rates we cannot get any grants to help with doing a project like this.  He proposed $5.50 p/1000 gal. with a minimum of 5000 gallons for each, water and sewer.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to table water/sewer rates.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to accept the minutes of the March 7, 2011 Regular Meeting and March 21, 2011 Special Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

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

 

          Income for the month of March totaled $14,077.38 which includes:  General Fund $3575.28, Library Fund $30.73, Comm. Center Fund $23.11, Park Board Fund $0.09, Employee Benefits Fund $485.26, Road Revenue Fund $3738.21, TIF Fund $419.09, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $840.99, Sewer Revenue Fund $2512.76, Water Revenue Fund $2376.56, Proprietary $75.30.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Schmidt to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Total of all city claims were $15,798.47.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3443.34

TrueNorth                              life insurance                                                  4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           71.43

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                    987.38

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                1217.15

Al’s Custom Auto Body            supplemental ins. Pmt. On pickup                1105.84

IDNR                                     NPDES general permit                                  175.00

First Security Bank                  sewer loan payment                                   1153.27

United Healthcare                   group health insurance                               1076.75

Doug Merfeld                         mileage to Des Moines Legislative mtg.          114.30

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/supplies                                       337.52

Marble Rock Petty Cash           certified letter/water samples                          19.70

Menards-Mason City                material for repair at Com. Center                 160.21

Floyd & Leonard Auto Electric  chain saw oil and chain                                   32.83

Charles City Press                   publish minutes, storm water notice                 63.51

Farm Plan                              hydraulic fitting for snow plow                          9.58

Doug Bird                              Code Enforcement service to 01.03.11           559.49

Staples Credit Plan                 various supplies                                             81.99

Kelly Printing Supplies             printer toner                                               163.80

North Iowa Media Group         publish storm water notice                              11.76

L G I                                     monthly water test                                        21.00

Neil Wedeking Electric             message board Christmas Outlet, light rep.     345.96

Hawkins, Inc.                         INV. 3201132 RI                                           20.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

First Security Bank                  Form 941                                                     900.20

IPERS                                    ipers                                                            576.28

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            st. w/h                                                        423.00

Iowa Workforce Development  unemployment                                                14.82

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      180.00

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                              839.56

Postmaster                            postage                                                         88.00

 

          Mayor said he had received some information concerning skateboard ramps.  He inquired if there was any interest in skate ramps.

 

          Maintenance items were discussed.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to have Paul repair shut-off at Harry Willsher property and, after notice to the Rock to fix, repair the shut-off at the Rock also.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Hauling of material to the dump was discussed.  It was decided that city residents only could haul to the dump.

 

          Stacy Staudt had inquired about renting a room at the school.  Council decided that they would charge $25.00 p/month rent.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the purchase order for water meters and read-outs, repair road at Vala’s after notice to repair, and repair road at Thieman’s.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Councilman Schmidt said he would do the repair at his property.

 

          A Public Hearing to Amend the Current F/Y Budget was scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

 

          Other items discussed were City Hall roof, mowing bill at 301 River St. South, back wall of Rock Tap, Code Enforcer, road repair, and fire hydrants.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to adjourn the meeting at 8:47 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                              

                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

MONDAY MAY 2, 2011  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to depart from the agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Schmidt to allow Whitetails to close street on

June 11th for motorcycle judging from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and for Fun Days on Saturday, August 6th, from noon to early morning.  Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.

 

          Chris Diggins, from NIACOG, discussed CDBG grants for water system work and what needed to be done.  He explained that City would need to do a rate increase as soon as possible and an LMI survey would need to be done by Council door to door.  He said City should put procurement of engineer on June agenda.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to move the June meeting from June 6th to June 1st.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          He also talked about the codification of the city code.  Council scheduled a Special Meeting for May 16th at 6:00 p.m. for a Public Hearing Concerning Proposal to Enter into Loan Agreement to Borrow $350,000.00 Dollars and to work on codification of code.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mayor Merfeld called the Public Hearing to Amend Current City Budget to order at 8:05 p.m.  He inquired if anyone wanted to make a comment.  There was no citizen comment either written or verbal.  Mayor adjourned the public hearing.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2011-07 Amending the Current Budget for the F/Y Ending June 30, 2011.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried. 

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Engelhardt to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to accept the minutes of the April 4, 2011 Regular Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/second Hubbard to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Income for the month of April totaled $62,045.49 which includes:  General Fund $21777.18, Library Fund $3669.44, Comm. Center Fund $257.22, Park Board Fund $60.00, Employee Benefits Fund $5397.40, Road Revenue Fund $2093.57, TIF Fund $22666.83, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $978.70, Sewer Revenue Fund $2597.18, Water Revenue Fund $2404.21, Proprietary $143.76.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Total of all city claims were $39,836.16.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3464.90

TrueNorth                              life insurance                                                  4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           71.83

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                  1000.07

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                  631.88

First Security Bank                  sewer loan payment                                   1153.27

United Healthcare                   group health insurance                               1076.75

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/treatment/towels                          268.31

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.     1 case large bags                                         360.00

Brown Supply Co.                   water meters with read outs                         582.00

Landers Hardware                   water line repairs at park, rake, keys                57.59

NIACC                                                                                                water/sewer classes       40.00

NAPA Auto Parts                    hand cleaner                                                 10.89

Charles City Press                   publish minutes, discharge notice, budget       146.48

Menards-Mason City                cement patch for sidewalk                              23.96

ATR Lighting Enterprises         street light bulbs                                         147.06

Hawkins Inc.                          cyl. Rental                                                     10.00

Neil Wedeking Electric             street and park lights repair                            60.00

Treasurer-Floyd County           certified amount on 301 River St. South           80.00

Staudt Insurance                    city insurance policies                                 9870.00

Staples Credit Plan                 various supplies                                             78.83

AgSource                               monthly water test                                        11.00

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.              Inv. 2008161.00-19                                 15708.89

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

Postmaster                            postage                                                        88.00

First Security Bank                  Form 941                                                     929.88

IPERS                                    ipers                                                            599.51

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      176.00

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                              839.56

Jendro Sanitation                   2011 Spring Cleanup                                     423.80

Kelly Printing Supplies             printer toner                                                320.90

 

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

1.    Congratulated Councilman Engelhardt on the great job he did on

the Robinson property and said that it looked very nice.

 

 

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to appoint Robert Keiper to the Park Board.   Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Mayor again stated that he felt someone with children and younger blood should be on the board.

 

          Council discussed the proposed increase in water rates with citizens.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to schedule a Public Hearing for Ordinance to Amend the Water Rates for June 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Council discussed maintenance items.  Moved Wells/seconded Parcher that they (Wells and Parcher) check on prices and get rims and tires for dump truck.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to have Paul find $600.00 worth of signs that need to be replaced and get them replaced.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Hauling concrete to the dump was discussed.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher that anyone with a Marble Rock address can haul concrete to the dump for $25.00 a load.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Electrical box repair at park was discussed and the Council decided that is not safe the way it is now and should be repaired.  Council told the Park Board to see if they can get a pole, and then get prices for the wiring.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the Community Center liquor license renewal application.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          The City of Marble Rock will hire Mosquito Control of Iowa to do mosquito program for the summer of 2011 and people wanting to be notified can come to the city hall and sign a pre-notification/no spray register prior to May 15, 2011.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to adopt Resolution 2011-08 Accepting Agreement for Mosquito Control Program 2011.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.  The cost for this year’s program is $1550.00.

 

          The water tower is being cleaned and painted both inside and outside.  The cost for this will be approximately $63,600.00.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to take $24,300 from General Equipment Reserve account, $24,300 from Sewer Funded Depreciation account and $15,000 from Water Reserve account to pay for water tower maintenance.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to approve Extra Work Order No. 1 for River Street Bridge project and instruct the Mayor to sign as needed.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Other items discussed were school repairs, rock on Main St. South, letter from John Stewart regarding the Rock’s back wall was read again, and auto-dial at lagoon.

 

 

 

 

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 9:43 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                  

                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

                                           

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

SPECIAL MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011  6:00 P.M.

 

            The Special Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present and Councilman Engelhardt absent.  Interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Mayor Merfeld called to order the Public Hearing concerning proposal to enter into Loan Agreement for $350,000 dollars with First Security Bank.  He called for any comment or discussion.  There being none, he called for motion to adjourn.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to close public hearing.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

            Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to adopt Resolution 2011-09 Approving Loan Agreement for River Street Bridge Replacement.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

            Mayor Merfeld called to order the Public Hearing to Consider Amending Title III Chapter 3 Traffic Code Designating Stops at Intersection Through Highways and Other Intersections.  This is about a stop sign on Main Street South at Blank Street.  He called for any comment or discussion.  Comment was made that farmers hauling grain did not like this stop sign and did not think that it was solving any problems.  Council discussed this further regarding semis and the amount of good this sign was doing.  Mayor Merfeld called for motion to adjourn.  Moved Wells/seconded Schmidt to close public hearing.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

            Mayor Merfeld called for a motion to adopt ordinance adding the stop signs.  No motion was made.

 

            Chris Diggins from NIACOG was present.  He went over the rough draft of the new code with the Council.  The new code was examined page by page with things added or deleted or changed as Council felt was needed or as state law specified.  Chris will go back and make another draft and then Council will examine for final draft.

 

            Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

                                                                                    /s/ Doug Merfeld                                

                                                                                    Doug Merfeld, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/ Sandra Winters                              

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

WEDNESDAY JUNE 1, 2011  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to depart from the agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Earl Kiefer was present regarding Fun Days.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to permit Fun Days to close Bradford and Main Streets for the Fun Days Parade on August 6th.   Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbarb to pay for three (3) porta-potties at $65.00 each for Fun Days.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the Stop-N-Shop Cigarette Permit Application.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          A dog bite incident was discussed with the owner of the dog, father of child bitten and his attorney present.  Moved Hubbard to investigate this and contact attorney.  Councilman Hubbard withdrew his motion.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to allow Jeremiah Miller 30 days to permanently remove the dog involved in the incident on May 5, 2011, from the city limits of Marble Rock.  If the dog is not permanently removed in 30 days, the dog shall be deemed to be a vicious dog under Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 7 of the Municipal Ordinances and the City Attorney will be directed to enforce the ordinance for removal of the animal.  Roll: Ayes- All Carried.

 

          Council discussed that July meeting would fall on the July 4th holiday, so the meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, July 6th at 7:00 p.m.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to table engineer procurement to July 6th council meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Wells to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mayor Merfeld called to order the Public Hearing to Consider Amending Title VI Chapter 5 Utilities – Billing Charges – to Amend Water Rates.  Citizens had questions and comments regarding both for and against raising water rates.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to close Public Hearing at 8:01 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt that the ordinance be passed on first consideration.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays – None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells that the requirement for consideration at two additional meetings be suspended and the ordinance be finally considered.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Schmidt that the ordinance be finally passed.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.  New rates will become effective with the July billing.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to accept the minutes of the May 2, 2011 Regular Meeting and May 16, 2011 Special Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/second Hubbard to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Income for the month of April totaled $152,267.70 which includes:  General Fund $3994.10, Library Fund $753.30, Comm. Center Fund $27.03, Park Board Fund $0.19, Employee Benefits Fund $566.98, Road Revenue Fund $140368.10, TIF Fund $973.70, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $751.50, Sewer Revenue Fund $2404.23, Water Revenue Fund $2451.91, Proprietary $-23.34.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to subtract the fuel surcharge of $1908.00 from Maguire Iron bill for painting water tower.   Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Total of all city claims were $291,424.70.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3455.92

TrueNorth                              life insurance                                                  4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                           69.95

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                  1206.16

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                  445.67

First Security Bank                  sewer loan payment                                   1153.27

Earl Parcher                           4 tires for city truck/mileage                         992.50

Winfield Contractors Inc.         partial payment estimate No. 1                 172147.84

United Healthcare                   group health insurance                               1076.75

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/supplies                                                248.44

Marble Rock Petty Cash           certified letters/water sample postage              27.10

IDNR                                     certificate renewal                                        120.00

Hawkins, Inc.                         chloride/cyl. Rental                                      368.50

Rockford Insurance                 city bond                                                    475.00

Maguire Iron, Inc.                   paint interior/exterior of water tower         63603.00

Landers Hardware                   shut off repairs                                              38.72

Farm Plan                              inner tube                                                     14.99

Viafield                                  Trimec Classic                                                43.53

Charles City Press                   publish minutes, procurement, public hear      178.23

Walk & Murphy                       legal professional services 1.28 to 4.25.11   1103.00

Kelly Printing                         printer toner                                               163.80

Calhoun-Burns                        Inv. 2008161.00-20                                 15315.55

William Stafford                      deposit refunds                                           128.56

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

First Security Bank                  Form 941                                                     909.31

IPERS                                    ipers                                                            584.09

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      182.00

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                              839.56

AgSource                               monthly water test/sewer test                        229.00

Larry Thornton                       mowing                                                         55.73

Marble Rock Library                last half city allocation                                   500.00

Viafield                                  TIF rebate                                                24000.00

Postmaster                            2 rolls stamps                                                 88.00

Collection Services Center       Case ID 261757 W/H order                              55.73

 

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

2.    Congratulated Florence Shook for her many years of service to CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for children.

3.    Noted the Iowa League of Cities fall meeting was coming up and anyone interested should make sure to sign up before it was too late.

4.    Noted the IOWAN magazine put up the signs along his fence line on the east edge of town and we had the only ones in Floyd County.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Hubbard for city to provide truck, tractor and Paul to help with dirt for Park Board flowerbed.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Other items discussed were school repairs, kids playing in street, and junk on Main St. South.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                              

                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

WEDNESDAY JULY 6, 2011  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to depart from the agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Council completed score sheets for engineer procurement.  After being tallied by Chris Diggins, moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to accept engineering procurement scores of 100 for Yaggy Colby and 65.4 for WHKS.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Yaggy Colby is one selected.

 

          Council discussed the draft of the city code and made decisions on some sections content.  Final draft will be ready for August meeting.

 

          Mayor Merfeld informed the council that the dog from the dog bite incident had been removed from town.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Engelhardt to accept the minutes of the June 1, 2011 Regular Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

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

 

          Income for the month of June totaled $74,404.67 which includes:  General Fund $2,874.75, Library Fund $802.02, Comm. Center Fund $9.30, Park Board Fund $0.11, Employee Benefits Fund $195.02, Road Revenue Fund $63,022.91, TIF Fund $696.56, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $613.04, Sewer Revenue Fund $2,774.05, Water Revenue Fund $3,326.96, Proprietary $89.95.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to hold Calhoun Burns check for $5,279.41 until they get paperwork to DOT and we get reimbursement from DOT for bill paid.   Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Total of all city claims were $76,991.66.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3454.13

Winfield Contractors Inc.         Partial Bridge payment Est. 2                    57713.21

TrueNorth                              life insurance                                                  4.80

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                          71.83

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                  1368.26

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                  202.27

First Security Bank                  sewer loan payment                                   1153.27

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.     large & small garbage bags                           620.00

Daniel Guthart                        labor on play set from scouts                         82.55