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 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.
Wells/seconded Engelhardt to accept the minutes of the
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
Stop-N-Shop gas/diesel/cleaning 207.66
Walk & Murphy legal professional services 143.00
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
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.
Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to send letter the Mr. Spurbeck giving 2 weeks to
repair or remove fence at
letter from City Attorney Walk was discussed regarding transfer of property on
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
items discussed were EPJ work, lagoon,
Moved Hutzell/seconded Handley to adjourn the meeting at Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
/s/ Doug Merfeld Doug Merfeld, Mayor
/s/ Sandra Winters
Sandra Winters, City Clerk