Wednesday February 3, 2016 7:00 P.M.


          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Engelhardt presiding with Councilpersons Ackley, Marzen, Schmidt, C. Schriever, and T. Schriever. A various citizen were present. Mayor Engelhardt led the Pledge of Allegiance.


          Moved Marzen/seconded Schmidt to the approval of the agenda. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Ackley/seconded T. Schriever to accept the minutes January 4, 2016 regular Meeting. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


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


          Income for the month of January totaled $17,970.54 which includes:  General Fund $3,674.24, Library Fund $3,287.65, Employee Benefits $268.66, Road Revenue Fund $2,760.93, TIF Fund $99.34, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $642.75, Sewer Revenue Fund $2,450.94, Water Revenue Fund $4,786.03.


          Moved Ackley/seconded C. Schriever to approve the claims. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried. Total of all city claims were $16,189.79.

Salaries                                                                                               3383.40

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                     80.08

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                1218.61

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                              968.28

Wellmark BC/BS                      monthly premium                                     1844.87

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel                                               222.00

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                         821.44

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                 2100.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                 306.00

IRS                                       Form 941                                                1087.87

IPERS                                    IPERS                                                     745.48

Hawkins                                chlorine/cylinders inv#3817077                15.00

John Deere Financial               offset roller chain, connecting roller…        79.35

Charles City Press                   publishing                                               53.55

Staples                                  office supplies                                          164.26

Landers Hardware                   fuses for lights, supplies                           87.65

Hach Company                       chlorine invoice #9731362                       182.99

Swartrock Implement              repair for tractor                                      39.90

Menards                                reducer, galv elbow, ply shovel                  33.70

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                    11.80

Office Elements                      office supplies-envelopes                          271.00

McRoberts Red Power             counter tick for snow blower                     4.90

Ackley J.R.                             NIACOG meal                                          9.63

Neil Wedeking Electric             street light repair                                     410.82

NAPA Auto Parts                    purple power, battery access. ring           28.95

Viafield                                  qwiklift hub. Drum deposit for the inter.     393.28

Staples                                  offices supplies                                        126.88

Mosquito Control                    2015 Mosquito control program                1750.00




MAYOR’S REPORT: The Fire Department had their annual meeting and decided to keep the annual township share the same for F/Y 2017.


Committee Reports: Councilmember J.R. received a copy of NIACOG’s audit they had done. This can be found at City Hall.


          Moved Marzen/seconded Ackley to have clerk look into other City’s maternity leave agreements with employee’s for the employee handbook that is being reviewed by the council. Also to table to Employee’s handbook until March’s meeting. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Marzen/seconded T. Schriever to have the clerk write up an ordinance to have a stop sign be placed at the intersection of Railroad St. and College St. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Ackley/seconded Schmidt to schedule a public hearing for Budget F/Y 2017 on March 7th 2016 at 7:00p.m. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Ackley/seconded Marzen to the approval the Maquire Iron Inc. contract with the changes of it being a ten year contract and having services done every two years. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Ackley/seconded T. Schriever to authorize the Mayor to supervise clean up in an area next to the dump. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Marzen/seconded Ackley to table after prom donation until next month’s meeting. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Moved Ackley/seconded T. Schriever to approve the first reading of: Amending Codes 2-2-4, 3-1-3, 3-1-4, An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Marble Rock, Iowa, By Amending Existing 6-5-7 Costumer Guarantee Deposits to Eliminate Return of One Half Deposits, And Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Marble Rock, Iowa, By Repealing Existing 3-3-62, 3-3-63, 3-3-64 and Adopting New Language. Then waiving and approving listed Ordinances at the March meeting. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


Other items discussed: The Mayor, City Maintenance, and Neil Wedeking met with Alliant Energy to go over new Street lights for the City. They are still looking into some final details at this time.

          The Community Center’s roof is also being looked into and the City is considering applying for a grant to help cover the cost of the repair.


The annual gross wages for the employees of the City of Marble Rock for calendar year 2015 follows: J.R. Ackley $240.00, Josh Chambers $30,146.88, Linda Debner $1,491.80, Darlene Enabnit $3,537.33, Rachael Enabnit $138.60, Jerry Engelhardt $2,400.00, Brittney Katcher $20,324.88, John Marzen $240.00, Elaine Ott $5,534.44, Gary Schmidt $240.00, Todd Schriever $220.00, Scot Wells $50.00, Steven Wells $200.00, Carol Wreghitt $698.12.


          Moved Ackley/seconded Marzen to adjourn the meeting at 8:16p.m. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.




                                            Jerry Engelhardt, Mayor




Brittney Katcher, City Clerk