MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

NOVEMBER 1, 2010   7:00 P.M.

 

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

 

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

 

          Council received an update on the Lift Station Rehabilitation Project from Yaggy Colby Associates.  Project is close to schedule but waiting for control panel, which could make project a couple of weeks late.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to return to the regular agenda order.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhart.  Carried.

 

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

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to accept the minutes of the October 4, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Clerk was instructed to certify a mowing charge and use deposits on two (2) utility bills.  Moved Wells/seconded Parcher to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.  Any delinquent water will be turned off on Wednesday, November 3, 2010.

 

          Income for the month of October totaled $68,790.99 which includes:  General Fund $26133.04, Library Fund $3302.63, Comm. Center Fund $252.82, Park Board Fund $.20, Roads Revenue Fund $2710.69, Employee Benefits Fund $5305.39, TIF Fund $23481.57, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1093.00, Sewer Revenue Fund $3107.62, Water Revenue Fund $3278.03, Proprietary $126.00.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Parcher to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $18,918.33.

 

CITY CLAIMS

Salaries                                                                                                  3378.65

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                   4.80

Omnitel Communications        telephone service                                           68.02

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                     998.36

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                   124.79

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                          1761.28

Noel Or Violet Snyder             home/store deposit refunds                           165.98

Landers Hardware                   repair leak at Park                                           9.15

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/paper towel                                  283.17

Staples Credit Plan                  copier toner/rubber bands/stamp pad            150.32

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.     1 case large bags                                         360.00

Brown Supply Co.                   repair on Park water line                               228.14

Superior Lumber                    rental of cement saw/jackhammer                   85.99

Farm Plan                              supplies                                                        16.78

Neil Wedeking Electric             wiring for message board                            2548.72

Star Equipment                      cut-off saw/blades                                         860.38

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.             Bridge Project Inv. 17                                 1452.50

Iowa Rural Water Assoc.         membership dues                                         200.00

Charles City Press                   publish minutes                                              63.91

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                       10.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

Larry Thornton                       extra labor                                                    16.16

Ted Winters                           extra labor                                                    32.32

Collections Services Center      w/h order                                                     16.16

First Security Bank                  form 941 taxes                                           1021.62

IPERS                                    ipers                                                            593.40

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      224.00

Marble Rock Petty Cash           certified letters/water samples                         30.86

Allied Manatts Group               chips with fines for fire hydrant                       35.34

Jendro Sanitation                    garbage/recycle collection                              839.56

LGI                                       monthly water test/SDWA testing                    43.00

Mosquito Control of Iowa        2010 mosquito control program                   1480.00

Menards-Mason City                maintenance at school/library                         210.21

 

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

1.     Mayor reported that he had attended a meeting with the Supervisors and County Mayors regarding the 2012 Law Enforcement Agreement.  He said that the Supervisors have decided that there will be no raise this year.  The fee will remain at $4.00 per/capita.

2.     Mayor talked to the Sheriff about the Neighborhood Watch in Marble Rock.  Sheriff thought that we were all right.

3.     Citizens mentioned to Mayor that they did not know that the water was going to be off to repair the hydrant.  It was suggested that people be notified by email of things like water off and other notices.  People could submit a request by email and their address would be added to the notice list.

 

          Mayor Merfeld appointed Amanda Pierce and Cathy Kruse to the vacant positions on the Park Board.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to not approve Mayor’s Park Board appointments at this time.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Council discussed the different options for a loan for the lift station project.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Wells to get a loan for $50,000 for a term of 4 years with interest at 5.00%.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2010-19 Accepting Agreement with NIACOG for Recodification of Marble Rock City Code.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.  The cost to the City will be $2700.00.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to table Resolutions for Assessment for 518 Bradford and 111 Main St. South because owners paid toward the bill.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2010-20 Directing Assessment for Unpaid City Mowing for 203 Railroad.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adopt Resolution 2010-21 Directing Assessment for Unpaid City Mowing for 702 Bradford.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adopt Resolution 2010-22 Directing Assessment for Unpaid City Mowing for 301 River St. South.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adopt Resolution 2010-23 Directing Assessment for Unpaid City Mowing for 408 Main St. South.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent – Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Moved Parcher/seconded Schmidt to adopt Resolution 2010-24 Directing Assessment for Unpaid City Utility Services for 408 College Street.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent – Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Council discussed the upcoming Christmas season.  They decided to invite Santa to hand out treats on Saturday, December 18, 2010.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to do an internal loan of $50,000 for F/Y 2012 TIF with $25,000 from Sewer Revenue and $25,000 from Equipment Reserve.  Roll: Ayes- Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent – Engelhardt.  Carried.

 

          Other items discussed were water meters and abate notices.

         

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Engelhardt.   Carried.

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk