MONDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2011  7:00 P.M.


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


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


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to accept the minutes of the  

October 3, 2011 Regular Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.


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


          Income for the month of October totaled $58,183.48 which includes:  General Fund $31,687.08, Library Fund $3,964.33, Comm. Center Fund $370.68, Park Board Fund $0.20, Employee Benefits $10,789.39, Road Revenue Fund $2,251.63, TIF Fund $327.48, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $867.68, Sewer Revenue Fund $2,979.67, Water Revenue Fund $5044.38, Proprietary $-99.04.


          Moved Schmidt/seconded Engelhardt to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.  Total of all city claims were $66,581.09.


Salaries                                                                                               3413.27

TrueNorth                              life insurance                                                4.80

Omnitel Communications        telephone service                                       183.93

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                1005.06

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                144.42

First Security Bank                  sewer loan payment                                 1153.27

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                       1261.38

Jendro Sanitation Bag Account large garbage bags                                    360.00

Stop-N-Shop                          gas                                                           168.19

Floyd County Sheriff               serve citation                                               31.00

Floyd County                          6 bags cold mix                                           66.00

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. Rental, chlorine                                    389.00

AgSource                               monthly water test Sept. & Oct.                     42.31

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                        25.40

Menards-Mason City                antifreeze/light bulbs/drill-driver                  118.90

Calhoun-Burns Associates        bridge project to Oct. 15, 2011                 4036.86

Yaggy Colby Associates           water project work                                   1114.72

John Deere Financial               net for lift station                                         37.99

Staples Credit Plan                  HP all-in-one printer                                   249.90

Jendro Sanitation                    garbage/recycle collection                            839.56

Hach Company                       chemicals for water tests                                52.25

Litton Loan Service                 water/sewer deposit return                          100.00

Charles City Press                   publish minutes                                          126.88

Doug Bird                              code enforcement to 08.11.11                      449.47

Postmaster                             2 rolls stamps                                              88.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfer                                                   1600.00

First Security Bank                  Form 941                                                   922.89

IPERS                                    ipers                                                          699.87

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                    340.00

Winfield Contractors Inc.         partial payment no. 3 on bridge project      46963.20

Don’s Repair                          chain saw                                                   259.00

N/S Rockford Register             ballot printing                                             172.00

ATR Lighting Enterprises         street light bulbs                                         147.35

Doug Merfeld                         mileage to law enforcement meeting               14.22




1.     He stated that he felt that it would be better if we borrowed money from the Library for a TIF project rather than borrowing from a bank.

2.     He attended a meeting regarding our law enforcement agreement with Floyd County and he is working to keep our payment at $4.00 per capita.

3.     He mentioned an article that Councilman Hubbard had placed in the Journal.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to allow Councilman Wells to secure a loan for $85,000.00 for the water project.  Roll: Ayes – All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.  A special meeting will be held on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to certify this debt to TIF.


          Open burning was discussed.  It was mentioned that some fires are left smoldering all night.  Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to amend the burning ordinance to have all fires out and no burning after 8:00 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.


          Other items discussed were fence at tower and tools received from EPJ.


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.





                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                              

                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor



/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk