MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

MONDAY DECEMBER 5, 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, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

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

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to accept the minutes of the November 7, 2011 Regular Meeting, the November 21, 2011 Special Meeting, and the                         November 29, 2011 Special Meeting all as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Clerk presented a request from No. 8 on the Collections Report for payments to pay his bill.  Council discussed what he had asked for and other options.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard that No. 8 sign an agreement to $58.82 for eight (8) weeks and if payment is missed, water will be shut off as per agreement.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

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

 

          Income for the month of November totaled $31,298.01 which includes:  General Fund $5,789.33, Library Fund $1,155.74, Comm. Center Fund $27.38, Park Board Fund $0.09, Employee Benefits $797.88, Road Revenue Fund $15,810.64, TIF Fund $13.42, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1,130.44, Sewer Revenue Fund $2,377.24, Water Revenue Fund $4,043.51, Proprietary $152.34.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Total of all city claims were $36,196.78.

 

Salaries                                                                                               3413.27

TrueNorth                              life insurance                                                4.80

Omnitel Communications        telephone service                                       100.18

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                  627.55

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                226.93

First Security Bank                  sewer loan payment                                 1153.27

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                       1261.38

NAPA Auto Parts                    fuel filters, switch, brakes, anti-freeze          347.49

Chatfield Salvage & Towing     solenoid                                                      20.00

Landers Hardware                   Christmas decorations repair                         48.01

Jendro Sanitation                    garbage/recycle collection                           839.56

Jendro Sanitation Bag Account large garbage bags                                    360.00

Charles City Press                   publish minutes                                           53.04

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                         1.80

Iowa Rural Water Assoc.         2012 membership dues                             200.00

Scavenger Backwater Motors    throttle                                                       12.90

Calhoun-Burns Associates        bridge project to 11.12.11                        4570.18

Lessin Supply                         cylinder repair parts                                     27.64

Staples Credit Plan                  paper, ink for new copier, supplies               165.33

Postmaster                             2 rolls stamps                                              88.00

Marble Rock Library                first half allocation                                     500.00

M.R. Fire Department              2011 Fire Assessment                              14323.68

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                 1600.00

Jerry Engelhardt                     15 council meetings                                    283.05

Jerry Hubbard                        16 council meetings                                    301.92

Earl Parcher                           15 council meetings                                    283.05

Gary Schmidt                         15 council meetings                                    283.05

Steve Wells                            16 council meetings                                    301.92

Sandra Winters                       16 council meetings                                    284.70

First Security Bank                  Form 941                                                   915.10

IPERS                                    ipers                                                          692.56

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                    286.00

Stop-N-Shop                          gas                                                            179.74

Allied Manatts Group               chloride sand                                              531.84

Mosquito Control of Iowa        2011 Mosquito Control Program                1540.00

Swartzrock Implement            battery                                                       123.84

AgSource                               monthly test, wastewater tests, SDWA           245.00

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

1.     Mayor reported that he attended another Law Enforcement Meeting

and that the Supervisors were leaving the cost at $4.00 per capita.

 

Steve Wells reported that he had attended a Library Board meeting and ask

about borrowing money from them at 5% interest for the TIF project.  He said they voted to not loan the city any money.

 

          Funding for the water project was discussed.  Possible financing talked about were loans, state revolving funds, and revenue bonds.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to have Jerry Engelhardt check on financing for water project.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Councilman Engelhardt talked about the River Street project and some driveways needing rock.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to haul load of rock to Nick Degen and Ken Parcher driveways.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Clerk presented the Abstract of Votes that showed Jerry Engelhardt with 75 write-in votes was elected to the office of Mayor for a term of 4 years, Steven Wells with 90 votes was elected to the office of Council Member for a term of 4 years, and John Marzen with 51 write-in votes was elected to the office of Council Member for a term of 4 years.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to accept the Abstract of Votes.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adopt the 80/20 TIF Development Agreement for New Viafield Development.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Other items discussed were tool purchases by the Mayor and program for truck from DOT.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.   Carried.

 

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                              

                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk