MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

Monday October 2, 2017 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, C. Schriever, and T. Schriever. Schmidt was absent. Various citizens were present. Mayor Engelhardt led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Moved Marzen/seconded Ackley to approve agenda. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

 

           Moved Ackley/seconded Marzen to depart from the Agenda to accommodate guests. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

 

          Brian and Lori Chambers spoke to the council about their water shut off being shared with the neighboring property.

         

          Moved Marzen/seconded Ackley to have the shut offs be separated during the construction of the next water project phase. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

 

          The Community Center Board requested control over the rooms that have been previously operated by the City. They have been professionally cleaned and the Community Center would make plans to apply for grants to remodel these rooms for different uses.

 

          Moved T. Schriever/seconded Marzen to let the Community Center Board take control of the rooms to start the grant process so they can remodel the rooms one by one or all at the same time. Roll: Ayes- Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Nays- Ackley. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

 

          Alan Powell from Jendro Sanitation answered some questions the council and citizens had about the bin system. A survey was sent out with water bills last month. The council will decide next month with the consideration of the votes on whether or not they keep the bag system, or switch to the bin system for garbage and recycling.

 

          Moved Marzen/seconded Ackley to return to Agenda. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schreiver, T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

         

           Moved Ackley/seconded C. Schriever to accept the minutes September 6, 2017 regular Meeting. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

 

           Moved Ackley/seconded C. Schriever to approve the monthly reports. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

 

          Income for the month of August totaled $29,460.62 which includes:  General Fund $7,159.68, Park Board $7,438.25 Library Fund $1,244.67, Employee Benefits $461.35, Road Revenue Fund $4,013.78, TIF Fund $1,117.41, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $927.65, Sewer Revenue Fund $2,433.95, Water Revenue Fund $4,663.95.

 

          Moved Ackley/seconded Schmidt to approval of claims in the amount of: $21,935.71. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt Carried.

 

Salaries                                                                                               3536.42

Omnitel Communications         telephone service                                     74.82

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                1462.05

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                              175.04

Wellmark BC/BS                      employee health insurance                        2407.50

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel                                               106.00

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycle collection                         724.80

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                 2100.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                 316.00

IRS                                       Form 941                                                1127.82

IPERS                                    IPERS                                                     764.51

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            state tax                                                 510.00

Iowa Unemployment               quarterly unemployment                           15.68

Hawkins                                chlorine/cylinders inv#4139629                15.00

Charles City Press                   publishing                                               71.99

Mick Gage Plumbing                restroom rental                                       99.00

Agsource                               testing services                                        25.00

John Deere Financial               antifreeze and shop supplies                     80.18

Staples                                  office supplies                                          178.95

Airgas North Central               welder parts                                            32.61

Servpro                                 cleaning community center                        6271.56

SEH                                      MARRO water system imp                         1829.68

J.R. Ackley                             NIACOG meals                                         12.00

 

 

          MAYOR’S REPORT: The dump truck the council had approved to purchase has been sold. Josh is in the process of looking at a similar truck for the City to purchase. There have been some complaints about parking on N. Main. St. Josh will look into getting more street signs for parking.

 

          Moved Ackley/Marzen to table Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Marble Rock, Iowa, by Amending 6-5-9 Refuse Collection Rates until all votes for the survey are collected. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

 

          Moved Ackley/seconded C. Schriever to approval of Jeff Heil from Northland Securities to be the City’s Municipal Financial Advisor for the Water Project Phase III. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

 

          Moved Marzen/seconded T. Schriever to table the Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Marble Rock, Iowa, by Amending 6-5-8,6-9-8, and 6-5-10 Regarding Utility Rates, charges and process until Jeff Heil does an analyses of the water and sewer rates. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Absent - Schmidt. Carried.

 

          Moved Ackley/seconded T. Schriever to a Resolution Granting Preliminary Approval for Tax Exemption Allowed Under the Marble Rock Urban Revitalization Plan for Jerry Engelhardt at 720 College Street.  Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

 

          Moved Ackley/seconded Marzen to set date for Public Hearing Amending Budget Fiscal Year 17/18 for November 6th at 7:00p.m. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

 

          Moved Ackley/seconded C. Schriever to a Resolution Authorizing Internal Advance for Funding the Community Center Roof Improvement Project. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

 

          Moved Marzen/seconded C. Schriever to a Resolution Authorizing Internal Advance for Funding of Main Street Sidewalk Project. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

 

          Moved Ackley/seconded C. Schriever to approval of the purposed Soil Boring by Chosen Valley Testing, Inc. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever. T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

 

          Other items discussed: The Mayor and Clerk will meet to discuss further action on the grant process for the town siren.

         

           Moved Ackley/seconded C. Schriever to adjourn the meeting 7:54 p.m. Roll: Ayes- Ackley, Marzen, C. Schriever, T. Schriever. Absent- Schmidt. Carried.

 

                                            Jerry Engelhardt____  

                                            Jerry Engelhardt, Mayor

 

Brittney Katcher_________

Brittney Katcher, City Clerk