JANUARY 3, 2011  7:00 P.M.


          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the minutes of the December 6, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Income for the month of December totaled $72,587.25 which includes:  General Fund $6622.44, Library Fund $1741.87, Comm. Center Fund $23.58, Park Board Fund $264.18, Roads Revenue Fund $6219.22, Employee Benefits Fund $494.84, TIF Fund $1094.93, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $674.31, Sewer Revenue Fund $52747.74, Water Revenue Fund $2633.94, Proprietary $70.20.


          Moved Wells/seconded Schmidt to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $79,932.08.


Salaries                                                                                                  3373.39

Blazek Corporation                  lagoon pmt. minus retainage amt.             62619.25

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                   4.80

Omnitel Communications        telephone service                                           67.76

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                  1046.24

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                  762.30

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1825.14

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.     large/small garbage bags                              620.00

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/supplies                                       432.35

Brown Supply Co.                   fire hydrant/supplies                                  2370.19

Staples Credit Plan                  printer toner, paper, supplies                        141.09

NCS Computers                      Panda Antivirus renewal                                 29.91

Farm Plan                              light/hitch pin                                                23.18

Yaggy Colby Assoc.                Project M11149/Inv. 89072 Lift Station          934.85

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                          18.90

Charles City Press                   publish minutes                                             79.79

IMFOA                                                                                                membership dues          30.00

L G I                                     monthly water test/wastewater tests                106.50

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

Earl Parcher                           santa suit                                                      49.46

Larry Thornton                       extra help                                                     10.10

Collection Services Center        w/h order                                                     10.10

First Security Bank                  form 941 taxes                                           1298.90

IPERS                                    ipers                                                            638.96

Iowa Workforce Develop.        unemployment                                               11.66

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            st. w/h                                                         428.00

Postmaster                             3 rolls stamps                                               132.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      192.00

Jendro Sanitation                    garbage/recycle collection                              839.56

Marble Rock Petty Cash           certified letters/water samples                          26.50

Landers Hardware                   skilsaw/blade/bit                                           114.98

Doug Merfeld                         mileage to law enforcement mtg.                      14.27

Tracy Merfeld                         Santa treats                                                    79.95




1.     Neighborhood Watch meeting in December went fairly well in spite of the weather.  They said they could come back in the spring and have a meeting so possibly more people could attend.  Mayor thinks it is a good program.

2.     Santa did a very good job this year.  Mayor thought City should give Santa a gift certificate.

3.     Alliant Energy franchise had expired in 2008 and Mayor was looking into what can be done now.

4.     The League Legislative Day is coming up so if anyone is interested in attending, should get signed up.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to give Santa a $25.00 gift certificate.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Mayor Merfeld appointed Janice Parcher to a term of office on the Park Board.  The Council took no action.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2001-01 Granting Preliminary Approval for Tax Exemptions Allowed Under the Marble Rock Urban Revitalization Plan for Denise & Doug Morgan.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.


          An ordinance amending appointment of Park Board members was discussed.   Mayor stated that he had talked to the City Attorney and a public hearing was needed. 


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adjourn the meeting at 7:48 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                          ATTEST:          Doug Merfeld, Mayor

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk