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



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


/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk