NOVEMBER 3, 2008  7:00 P.M.


          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 Engelhardt/seconded Handley to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Historical Society is planning on moving the Log Cabin from River Street to their property on Bradford Street.  They ask the Council for permission to close streets they will be traveling on.  Council agreed that was all right and they should get with the Mayor.


          Park Board wondered if the cost of repairing the water lines at the park was their responsibility or the city’s.  Council felt that the lines were the responsibility of the City.  Park Board also asked when they would be able to get a load of dirt hauled to the Memorial Park.  Mayor stated that when they were done with the dump truck at the lagoon, the dirt could be hauled.


          After hearing about the milldam at Greene, Fred Wreghitt spoke to Councilman Handley.  He feels that our dam should be checked.  FEMA may pay for inspection and cement if needed.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Tracey to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


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


          Moved Hutzell/seconded Handley to accept the minutes of the October 6, 2008 Regular Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Delinquent Report was discussed and Clerk was instructed to add extra notes to three of the door cards that need to be put out.  Moved Wells/seconded Hutzell after notice time is up, weather permitting, put a new shut off in at Krystle Eiklenborg property if owner has not already done so.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


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


          Clerk Treasurers Report showed a balance of $470,954.02 with $353,809.45 of this invested.  These totals consist of the following: city= 91506.27 checking/187228.90 invested/278735.17 total.  Library= 23168.00 checking/ 155200.40 invested/ 178368.40 total.  Comm. Center- 2177.39 checking/ 10670.14 invested/12847.53 total. Park Bd.= 292.91 checking/ 510.01 invested/ 200.00 endowment fund/ 1002.92 total.


          Income for the month of October totaled $49,668.57 which includes: gen. current tax 10964.73/ins. current tax 2461.83/grain handled tax 97.26/utility replacement tax 125.99/ag land tax 238.05/State of Iowa, LOST 1927.93/Ralph Simons, zoning permit 5.00/Comm. Center, J.R. Ackley, school utilities 238.24/garbage bags sold 213.25/garbage-recycle collection 812.50/spring clean-up charge 65.00/road use allocation 1243.42/Floyd County, road transfer payment 740.64/TIF 1 current tax 7394.36/TIF Amend current tax 2362.07/sales-option tax collected 186.80/meter rent fees collected 71.50/t & A current tax 6009.98/t & a grain handled tax 43.54,t & a utility replacement tax 56.39/metered water sold 2421.77/penalties collected 128.48/postage charge collected 6.72/shut off card fee collected 25.00/Lynn Spurbeck, paid on repair bill for 210 Beelar 100.00/Floyd County, Library allocation 2873.75/Comm. Center, tax-memberships-rent 1147.72/sewer revenue collected 2606.65/transfers 5100.00.


          Moved Handley/seconded Wells to approve the claims as presented.  Roll: Ayes – All.  Carried.  Total claims as presented are $14,755.87.


Salaries                                                                                                 3397.35

First Security Bank                  fed w-h/fica/medicare                                   868.04

IPERS                                    ipers                                                           443.96

Jendro Sanitation                    garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Jendro Sanitation                    l case large bags                                          337.50

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/chain oil                                      551.33

Swartzrock Implement            tractor oil/filter/hydraulic oil                          146.57

Chatfield Salvage                    battery box                                                   50.00

Neil Wedeking Electric             electric work at powerhouse/sewer/st. light     463.68

Treasurer-State of Iowa           sales/option tax                                           209.00

Mindy Rowe                           water/sewer deposit refund                             36.44

Cortney Webber                     water/sewer deposit refund                           100.00

L G I                                     water test                                                      17.30

Postmaster                             stamps                                                       126.00

Fullerton Excavating                replace 3 hydrants                                     1526.50

Brown Supply Co.                   curb stops/boxes, sewer gate valve              1034.38

TrueNorth Company               employee insurance                                         4.80

Omnitel Communications        telephone service                                           68.69

Alliant Energy                        utilities                                                       833.56

Aquila                                   utilities                                                       113.48

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1420.35

Farm Plan                              replace voided check #1804                          567.38

Transfers                                                                                              1600.00


          Mayor had a meeting with the Floyd County Supervisors to discuss the 28E Law Enforcement agreement.  The amount we pay could be raised approximately $.50 or so per/capita.


          Dog and Cat notice was discussed with the possibility of hiring a Code Enforcer being talked about.


          Mayor gave an update on the lagoon project grant.  He reported that the city cost to date has been $1691.00.


          Nuisances were discussed and the Nuisance Committee will give the Clerk a list of addresses to have abatement proceedings served. 


          Moved Handley that letters about time cards be removed from employees personnel files.  Mayor Merfeld declared the motion out of order.  Personnel Committee stated that they would meet to discuss this question so motion died for lack of a second.


          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to approve selected work orders and purchase orders.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Mayor signed items selected.


          Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to have City fire extinguishers checked and recharged if needed.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2008-19 Adopting the Official Year-End Financial Report for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2008.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.


          Council decided to have Santa hand out treats on Saturday, December 20, 2008.  A time will be determined later.


          Other items discussed were 1-word agenda items, Red Flag program, school leases, FEMA update, and TIF certification.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.




                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor



/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk