MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL
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 There were no written or oral comments from the citizens. Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to adjourn the Public Hearing at 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.
Englehardt/seconded Handley to adopt Resolution 2009-07 Amending the Current
Budget for the Fiscal Year Ending
Handley/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2009-08 To Authorize Amendment
of Detail by Fund Type and Activity in Current Year Budget Ending
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.
Handley/seconded Engelhardt to allow Whitetails to close
Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to accept the minutes of the
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Englhardt/seconded Hutzell to do first application of dust control on
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
Sandra Winters, City Clerk