MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL
The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells present. Councilman Handley arrived at 7:28 p.m. Many interested citizens were present. Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests. Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells. Absent- Handley. Carried.
J.R. Ackley ask why the heat was still on at the school since it was discussed at last meeting to shut it off. Councilman Engelhardt will look into having Paul get it turned off.
Moved Wells/seconded Merfeld to return to regular agenda order. Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells. Absent- Handley. Carried.
Moved Merfeld/seconded Hutzell to approve the agenda as presented. Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells. Absent- Handley. Carried.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to approve the minutes of the November 2, 2009 Regular Meeting and the November 12, 2009 Special Meeting as presented. Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells. Absent- Handley. Carried.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells. Absent- Handley. Carried.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to approve the claims as presented. Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells. Absent- Handley. Carried. Total of all city claims were $36,050.25.
TrueNorth Companies life insurance 4.80
Omnitel Communications telephone service 71.86
Alliant Energy electricity 835.66
Black Hills Energy natural gas 529.58
United Healthcare group insurance 1567.25
Sandra Winters council meeting pay 246.54
Jerry Engelhardt council meeting pay 221.64
Max Handley council meeting pay 258.58
Don Hutzell council meeting pay 240.11
Tracy Merfeld council meeting pay 258.58
Steve Wells council meeting pay 258.58
Farmers Cooperative TIF rebate 5250.00
IDNR wastewater permit 85.00
Marble Rock Fire Dept. 2009 assessment 13814.31
Marble Rock Library first half allocation 500.00
Landers Hardware Christmas lights repair 37.52
Maxson-Frudden Lumber torx and torx bit 35.82
NAPA Auto Parts oil and filters 298.87
Iowa One Call locates 19.80
IRWA member ship dues 175.00
Neil Wedeking Electric street light repair/photo cell 30.75
Airgas North Central oxygen tank refill 14.95
Hawkins, Inc. cyl. rental – 2 months 10.00
Stop-N-Shop gas/FEMA diesel 174.90
Walk & Murphy attorney fees 10.13.09 to 11.02.09 383.50
Charles City Press Public Meeting notice 3.89
Staples office supplies 217.82
N. S./ Rockford Register minutes/special mtg/financial report/ballot 545.92
Floyd County Recorder property transfer recording fees 38.00
NIACC water classes 40.00
Menards-Mason City light bulbs, furnace filters 45.48
Allied Manatts Group FEMA – rip rap for river bank 870.17
Jendro Sanitation garbage/recycle collection 839.56
L G I water/sewer tests 243.75
Postmaster 3 rolls stamps 132.00
First Security Bank fed. w-h/fica/medicare 1029.60
IPERS ipers w/h 580.71
Iowa Dept. of Revenue sales/option tax 189.13
Floyd County Auditor 2009 City Election charge 963.49
Mayor Merfeld presented the Mayor’s Report:
Councilman Engelhardt gave an update on the River Street Bridge. He stated that it was time to contact people that we need for property acquisitions and right of ways. Moved Handley/seconded Merfeld to name Jerry Engelhart as coordinator for the River Street Bridge Project to finalize details as required. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
The Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances By Adding a New Chapter Requiring the Mowing of Properties within the City Limits of the City of Marble Rock was presented for final passage. Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells that the mowing ordinance be passed on third and final consideration. Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells. Nays- None. Absent- None. Carried.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hutzell to instruct the Clerk to contact Midwest Roofing to get a preliminary estimate on the repair of the City Hall roof. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2009-18 Establishing the Accounting Procedures for the City of Marble Rock. Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells. Nays- None. Carried. The Auditor suggested this resolution.
Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2009-19 Granting Preliminary Approval for Tax Exemptions Allowed Under the Marble Rock Urban Revitalization Plan. Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells. Nays- None. Carried. This is for the new house built by Gary Schmidt and Cathy Kruse.
An ordinance adopting responsibility for water service lines was presented. Councilman Engelhardt will discuss with City Attorney.
Other items discussed were nuisances, water rates, Beelar Street storm sewer repair, boat anchorage, powerhouse steps, and Park Board finances.
Mayor Merfeld thanked outgoing council members Max Handley, Don Hutzell, and Tracy Merfeld for their years of service to the city. The City wishes them the best in the future.
Moved Handley/seconded Wells to adjourn the meeting at 8:23 p.m. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
/s/ Doug Merfeld Doug Merfeld, Mayor
/s/ Sandra Winters
Sandra Winters, City Clerk