OCTOBER 4, 20107:00 P.M.


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


††††††††† Moved Schmidt/seconded Hubbard to depart from the agenda to accommodate the guests.Roll: Ayes- All.Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.Carried.


††††††††† The new stop sign on Main Street South was discussed.Steve Brinkman stated that he did not see the need for the sign and that other towns have speed limit signs instead.Mayor said that speed limit signs were not working to slow the traffic so Council decided to try a stop sign.Lois Adams and other ladies from that area of town said they think sign is helping.Stop sign will be left.


††††††††† Doug Bird, Code Enforcer, was present to discuss abatement notices.Bradís Repair does seem to be working with him, so Mr. Bird will write a letter listing what needs done yet.Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher that Council agrees with recommendations of the Code Enforcer for Bradís Repair.Roll: Ayes- All.Absent- Englehardt, Wells.Carried.


††††††††† Mr. Bird will send another letter to the other two property owners stating that on a certain date the city will go in and remove all items listed in the abatement notices.Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to have Paul contact junk dealers for estimates on removing junk vehicles, appliances, and any metal listed.Roll: Ayes- All.Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to return to the regular agenda order.Roll: Ayes- All.Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Schmidt/seconded Parcher to approve the agenda as amended with the addition of streets under Unfinished Business.Roll: Ayes- All.Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to accept the minutes of the September 7, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented.Roll: Ayes- All.Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.Carried.


††††††††† Clerk was instructed to send certification letters to three (3) property owners for delinquent water bills.Moved Parcher/seconded Hubbard to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- All.Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.Carried.Any delinquent water will be turned off on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.


††††††††† Income for the month of September totaled $15,566.27 which includes:General Fund $4566.36, Library Fund $66.03, Comm. Center Fund $33.22, Roads Revenue Fund $3193.91, Employee Benefits Fund $696.90, TIF Fund 966.20, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $705.32, Sewer Revenue Fund $2567.80, Water Revenue Fund $2670.58, Proprietary $99.95.


††††††† Moved Parcher/seconded Schmidt to approve the claims as amended.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.††† Total of all city claims were $22,750.75.



Salaries†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 3382.17

TrueNorth Companies†††††††††††† life insurance†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† 4.80

Omnitel Communications††††††† telephone service†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 77.56

Alliant Energy††††††††††††††††††††††† electricity††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 1353.32

Black Hills Energy†††††††††††††††††† natural gas††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 125.53

United Healthcare†††††††††††††††††† group insurance†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 1761.28

Stop-N-Shop††††††††††††††††††††††††† gas for mower/pick-up†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 132.74

Staples Credit Plan††††††††††††††††† toner/files/wireless mouse††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 207.24

Max Handley††††††††††††††††††††††††† Netbook PC†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 223.00

Menards-Mason City††††††††††††††† material for maint. Park bathroom/school†† †††††† 80.84

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.†††††††††††† Bridge Project Inv. 16††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 4577.47

Signs & Designs†††††††††††††††††††† Lions message board/D-link DUB E 100††††† †† 4799.00

L G I†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† monthly water test†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† 21.00

Charles City Press†††††††††††††††††† publish minutes/year end report††††††††††††††† †††† 177.45

Brown Supply Co.†††††††††††††††††† curb box w/rod††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† 92.64

Doug Merfeld†††††††††††††††††††††††† mileage/motel to League meeting††††††††††††† †††† 193.97

Marble Rock Reserves††††††††††††† transfers†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 1600.00

Yaggy-Colby Assoc.††††††††††††††† Project M111149/Inv. 88435 Lift Station††† †††† 562.69

Jendro Sanitation††††††††††††††††††† garbage/recycle collection†††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 839.56

Postmaster†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3 rolls stamps††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 132.00

Marble Rock Petty Cash†††††††††† certified letters for certification††††††††††††††††† ††††† 15.30

IDNR†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Annual Water Use Fee††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 135.00

First Security Bank††††††††††††††††† form 941 taxes††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 1029.96

IPERS††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ipers w/h††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 593.97

Iowa Workforce Developmentunemployment††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† 15.26

Iowa Dept. of Revenue††††††††††† Iowa State W/H†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 431.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue††††††††††† sales tax†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 186.00




1.     Mayor complimented the semi-drivers driving to and from the elevator and said they are doing a very good job.He said that they were driving very courteously and were not using the jake brake or speeding.

2.     Mayor stated that the neighborhood watch was working very well in Charles City and many think that it should be in Marble Rock.If enough were interested, the people that organized the watch in Charles City would be willing to come to Marble Rock for discussion.Let him know if you would be interested.


††††††††† Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to approve the Stop-N-Shop Beer Permit Renewal Application.Roll: Ayes- All.Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.Carried.


††††††††† Mayor and Council discussed what streets needed resurfacing the most.Streets mentioned were Wilson, East, Blank, and part of College, River, and Main.Clerk was instructed to contact Joe Myhre at NIACOG concerning what grants might be available for water projects and street projects.


††††††††† Other items discussed were water shut-offs and committee appointments.


††††††††† Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adjourn the meeting at 8:33 p.m.Roll: Ayes- All.Absent- Engelhardt, Wells.†† Carried.




††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† /s/ Doug Merfeld†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† ††††††† ††††††††† Doug Merfeld, Mayor


/s/ Sandra Winters†††††††††††††††††

Sandra Winters, City Clerk