DECEMBER 6, 2010  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.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.


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


          Council received an update on the Lift Station Rehabilitation Project from Rustin Lingbeek representing Yaggy Colby Associates.  Lift station was completed November 13, 2010 and is working properly.  A change order for an extension of time is required since the project was completed late.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to grant a change order for a 14-day extension of time.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  This extension will not increase the contract price.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the final pay certificate for $65,915.00.  Roll:  Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2010-25 Accepting Project Work.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.


          Dean Wentworth and J.R. Ackley presented a plan to start a gun class for girls and boys ages 10 to 18.  They ask the Council to approve the use of the shooting range in the City Hall basement.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to approve using the shooting range in the City Hall basement by the gun class.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Park Board presented a recommendation that Cathy Kruse and Bob Keiper be appointed to the vacant positions on the Park Board.


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


          Mayor Merfeld called the Public Hearing Concerning Proposal to Enter into Loan Agreement for $50,000 with First Security Bank to order at 7:30 p.m.  There were no comments for or against proposal.  Mayor adjourned Public Hearing.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to adopt Resolution 2010-26 Approving Loan Agreement for Lift Station Rehabilitation.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.


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


          Moved Schmidt/seconded Hubbard to accept the minutes of the November 1, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Any delinquent water will be turned off on Wednesday, December 8, 2010.


          Income for the month of November totaled $33,697.44 which includes:  General Fund $6883.66, Library Fund $60.85, Comm. Center Fund $32.97, Park Board Fund $.32, Roads Revenue Fund $18956.55, Employee Benefits Fund $692.05, TIF Fund $1032.76, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $641.80, Sewer Revenue Fund $2604.58, Water Revenue Fund $2953.46, Proprietary $-161.56.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $53,515.11.



Salaries                                                                                                  3376.90

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                   4.80

Omnitel Communications        telephone service                                           69.96

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                    850.19

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                  240.13

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                         1825.14

Jerry Engelhardt                     council mtg. Salary                                      240.11

Jerry Hubbard                        council mtg. Salary                                      258.58

Earl Parcher                           council mtg. Salary                                      258.58

Gary Schmidt                         council mtg. Salary                                      277.05

Steve Wells                            council mtg. Salary                                      258.58

Sandra Winters                       council mtg. Salary                                      263.55

Landers Hardware                   padlocks for message board                            25.99

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/cleaning/tape                                         230.45

Charles City Press                   publish minutes/hearing notice                        93.29

Doug Bird                              Code Enforcement Services to 10.28.10         581.20

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                      30.00

L G I                                     monthly water test/SDWA/wastewater tests    165.25

Allied Manatts Group               concrete/chloride sand/fill lime/rock              1080.08

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

Weldon Sult Estate                  sewer deposit return                                       10.00

First Security Bank                  form 941 taxes                                           1022.94

IPERS                                    ipers                                                            588.38

Maxson-Frudden                     supplies                                                         31.98

NAPA Auto Parts                    pickup oil/filter                                               39.17

Jendro Sanitation                    garbage/recycle collection                              839.56

Menards-Mason City                Christmas light repair                                      84.34

Marble Rock Fire Dept.            2010 Fire Assessment                                14323.91

Marble Rock Library                first half allocation                                        500.00

Farmers Cooperative               TIF rebate                                                 24000.00

Postmaster                             3 rolls stamps                                               132.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      213.00




1.     Mayor reported that the City had received a letter stating that the 2012 Law Enforcement agreement was left at $4.00 per/capita.


          Mayor and Council discussed Santa and Christmas scheduling.  Santa will be handing out treats at the Library on Saturday, December 18th at 10:00 in the morning.


          Councilman Engelhardt reported that the Bridge Project missed the DOT letting in December.  DOT pulled the project because of some mistake in plans.  New DOT letting is in January.


          Mayor Merfeld appointed Amanda Pierce to the Community Center Board.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve Mayor’s appointment of Amanda Pierce to Community Center Board for a term ending June 30, 2013.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried. 


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to appoint Ken Parcher to the Board of Adjustment for a term ending June 30, 2015.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Mayor Merfeld appointed Cathy Kruse and Amanda Pierce to the Park Board.  Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to approve Mayor’s appointment of Cathy Kruse to the Park Board for a term ending June 30, 2014.  Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Wells.  Abstain- Schmidt, because of conflict of interest.  Carried.


          Moved Parcher/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2010-27 Directing Assessment for Unpaid City Mowing for 121 Main St. North.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.   Carried.


          Moved Parcher/seconded Schmidt to adopt Resolution 2010-28 Directing Assessment for Unpaid City Mowing for 303 Wilson Street.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2010-29 Authorizing Internal Advance to Tax Increment Revenue Fund.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                          ATTEST:          Doug Merfeld, Mayor

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk