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. City Attorney Mark Walk and 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 the guests. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Carol Wreghitt, representing the Library Board, stated that they would like Huff Construction to do the repair work needed from the hail damage. Council agreed with request. Library Board is in the process of getting an estimate from Huff.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to approve the Stop-N-Shop Beer Permit renewal. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Dean Wentworth asks if it would be all right for him to put a railing on the steps going down to the river. He would do the labor and provide the material. Council advised that he approach the Park Board.
Moved Merfeld/seconded Engelhardt to return to the regular agenda order. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to approve the agenda as presented. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to accept the minutes of the
Moved Handley/seconded Wells to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Treasurers Report showed a balance of $452,156.58 with $354,650.23 of this
invested. These totals consist of the
following: city= 73517.89 checking/185557.40 invested/259075.29 total. Library=
23037.97 checking/ 155200.40 invested/ 177238.37 total.
Income for the month of August totaled $19,426.54 which includes: gen. current tax 2347.41/ins. current tax 527.02/ag land tax 16.38/State of Iowa, LOST 1927.93/Connie Lennie-Barry Rowe, zoning permit 10.00/Conert, Comm. Center, J.R. Ackley, school utilities 459.63/garbage bags sold 447.25/garbage-recycle collection 860.16/spring clean-up charge 68.50/road use allocation 1633.32/Floyd County, road transfer payment 696.97/TIF Amend tax 633.53/sales-option tax collected 235.11/Justin Brierly, water deposit 50.00/meter rent fees collected 76.00/t & A current tax 1286.64/metered water sold 2987.20/penalties collected 182.11/postage charge collected 12.18/shut off card fee collected 30.00/Lynn Spurbeck, paid on repair bill for 210 Beelar 100.00/First Security Bank, Lib. R. Bucklen Trust CD 136017 interest 116.02/M.R. Library, copies 95.00, misc. 10.00, fines 3.00/Comm. Center, current tax 39.14/sewer revenue collected 2926.04/Justin Brierly, sewer deposit 50.00/transfers 1600.00.
Councilman Handley presented documentation that the appointment of Susan Nelson had been ask to be put on the agenda at the January 2008 and February 2008 agendas. Council discussed these and no agreement was reached. Councilman Handley presented a compromise that the Mayor would allow Susan Nelson to be on Park Board and the Council would pay his attorney fees. Mayor accepted the agreement presented with the provision that the other appointment would be Kris Kuykendall. Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to accept a compromise agreement between Council and Mayor to allow Susan Nelson and Kris Kuykendall to be appointed for full terms to the Park Board and City will pay attorney Bakke’s fee of $862.92. Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells. Carried.
Mayor Merfeld appointed Tracy Merfeld to the position of Mayor Protem.
Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to approve the claims as amended with the exception of number 1786. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to approve claims number 1786 to Dave Wells for tractor repair. Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld. Councilman Wells abstained because of conflict of interest. Carried. Total claims as amended are $25059.57.
First Security Bank fed w-h/fica/medicare 908.80
IPERS ipers 444.39
Jendro Sanitation garbage/recycle collection 839.56
Stop-N-Shop gas/tape/cleaning supplies 407.11
Floyd County Auditor law enforcement appropriation 978.00
Mosquito Control of Iowa 2008 Mosquito Control 1400.00
Dave Wells repair tractor cylinder/pins 343.00
NS Rockford Register publish minutes 209.82
Marble Rock Journal publish thank you, bid request 15.15
J.R. Ackley NIACOG meal 10.00
Iowa Workforce Development unemployment 82.50
Walk & Murphy, P.L.C. attorney services 1923.96
Floyd County, Iowa 15”x20’ culvert 193.00
Floyd County Ag Center 2nd application dust control 128.00
Iowa Prison Industries signs 515.13
Brown Supply Co. 6 water meters/read-outs 513.60
L G I water tests/lead & copper/WQP 261.80
Postmaster stamps 126.00
Iowa Office Supply office supplies/bill envelops 215.41
Staples copier toner/paper/printer toner 332.47
Fullerton Excavating 15-ton clay for lagoon repairs 121.65
Farm Plan posts/fence/hammers/pliers-lagoon fence 684.55
Doug Merfeld mileage 54.27
Bakke Law Office Mayor legal fees 862.92
TrueNorth Company employee insurance 4.80
Omnitel Communications telephone service 75.46
Alliant Energy utilities 1009.18
United Healthcare group insurance 1420.35
was instructed to write new school leases to start
scheduled a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant for
Moved Handley/seconded Wells that hearing findings and decisions on termination of Paul Guthart be accepted for filing. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt in the minutes of the August 4, 2008, page 3, paragraph 5, second to last line be amended by adding the word reasonable to read as follows “reasonable attorney fees”. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Dogs running loose were discussed and the Council instructed the Clerk to post signs that dogs will be picked up that are running loose and kept at the City Shed and owner notified.
Other items discussed were audit, nuisances, response to citizens letter, public records, time cards, park water lines, red flag program, General Fund cash balance, and garbage.
Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to adjourn the meeting at Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
/s/ Doug Merfeld Doug Merfeld, Mayor
/s/ Sandra Winters
Sandra Winters, City Clerk