TUESDAY JANUARY 3, 2012  7:00 P.M.


          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Engelhardt presiding with Councilpersons Hubbard, Marzen, Parcher, Wells present.  Councilman Schmidt was absent.  Lorri Chambers was also present.  Mayor Engelhardt led the Pledge of Allegiance.


          Mayor Engelhardt welcomed John Marzen to the Council.


          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to approve the agenda as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Schmidt.  Carried.


          Mayor Engelhardt called the Public Hearing to order.  There being no oral or written comment, the Mayor called for a motion to close the Public Hearing.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Wells to close the Public Hearing at 7:07 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.    Absent- Schmidt.  Carried.


          Moved Marzen/seconded Hubbard to accept the minutes of the December 5, 2011 as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Schmidt.  Carried.


          Moved Wells/seconded Parcher to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Schmidt.  Carried.


          Income for the month of November totaled $60,587.50 which includes:  General Fund $3,887.66, Library Fund $650.62, Comm. Center Fund $22.13, Employee Benefits $643.91, Road Revenue Fund $47,495.59, TIF Fund $10.71, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $615.62, Sewer Revenue Fund $2,642.74, Water Revenue Fund $4,451.66, Proprietary $166.86.


          Moved Wells/seconded Marzen to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Schmidt.  Carried.  Total of all city claims were $29,995.79.


Salaries                                                                                               3415.05

TrueNorth                              life insurance                                                4.80

Omnitel Communications        telephone service                                       100.04

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                  904.39

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                620.35

First Security Bank                  sewer loan payment                                 1153.27

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                       1261.38

Iowa Dept. of Transportation   1994 truck, snow blade                           13350.00

Floyd County Auditor              2011 City Election                                    1001.41

John Deere Financial               hydraulic oil                                               39.99

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                       17.30

Landers Hardware                   snowplow repair                                           5.16

NAPA Auto Parts                    lights for snowplow                                       8.39

Charles City Press                   publish minutes/hearing notice                     84.45

IMFOA                                                                                                membership dues       30.00

Custom Stripes                       1 set door decals                                        70.00

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel                                               209.44

Tracy Merfeld                         Santa treats                                                77.79

Calhoun-Burns                       River Street project                                  962.55

Brown Supply                         3 water meters with meter supplies            437.81

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. Rental                                                    5.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                 1600.00

Postmaster                             2 rolls stamps                                              88.00

Jendro Sanitation                    garbage/recycle                                         839.56

AgSource                               monthly test, wastewater tests                     140.75

Walk & Murphy                       legal services                                             198.00

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.     1 case large/1 case small                            620.00

Ross Plumbing                       vent limit control-shed furnace                      85.73

First Security Bank                  Form 941                                                1176.09

IPERS                                    ipers                                                          745.29

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            st. w/h                                                       431.00

Iowa Workforce Development  unemployment                                             11.80

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                    301.00



          Steve Wells said he had attended a Fire Dept. meeting to discuss a new fire truck.  He said that preliminary figures show that the City share would be approximately $6000.00 a year for 10 years.  He will have more information for the February meeting.


          Funding for the water project was discussed.  Mayor Engelhardt had looked into the different ways to get the money.  He said his opinion was that the State Revolving Fund looked the best to him because of low interest rates.  Council will wait to see if CDBG is awarded before doing anything about funding.


          An estimate for fence around the Pumphouse and tower was presented.  Council wondered about the measurements.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to table fence for water tower until April meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Schmidt.  Carried.


          Moved Parcher/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2012-1 Approving Development Agreement with Farmers Cooperative/Viafield, Authorizing Tax Increment Payments and Pledging Certain Tax Increment Revenues to the Payment of the Agreement.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Marzen, Parcher, Wells.  Nays- None.  Absent- Schmidt.  Carried.


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to sell old street signs to John Marzen for $100.00.  Ayes- All.  Absent- Schmidt. Councilman Marzen abstained because of conflict of interest.  Carried.



          Mayor Engelhardt presented the list of 2012 Committees and Appointments for the Council.  He appointed Steve Wells as Mayor Protem.  The Committees will be posted in City Hall.


          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to appoint Sandra Winters as City Clerk/Treasurer.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Schmidt.  Carried.


          Moved Marzen/seconded Wells to keep the Charles City Press as the Official Newspaper.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Schmidt.  Carried.


          Other items discussed were tree trimming on North Main, water shut-off payment, and City Attorney appointment.


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Marzen to adjourn the meeting at 8:19 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent: Schmidt.  Carried.





                                            /s/ Jerry Engelhardt                                          

                                            Jerry Engelhardt, Mayor



/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk