FEBRUARY 7, 20117:00 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.


††††††††† Mayor Merfeld presented a resolution to honor Fred Wreghitt for his 30 years of service in the Fire Department.Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to adopt Resolution 2011-02 Honoring Fire Chief Fred Wreghitt for 30 Years of Service to the Communities of Marble Rock and Surrounding Towns.Roll Call Vote:Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.Nays- None.Carried.


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


††††††††† Steve Bodensteiner and Tim Fox presented a TIF project for a new Secondary Containment and other improvements.They proposed an 80% rebate for ten (10) years with 20% staying in the district.Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to accept elevator proposal for new TIF at 80% for 10 years.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Mayor Merfeld said the Fire Department assessment for 2011 is $14,323.68 and the Fire Department was requesting an additional $4,000 to $5,000 per year to buy a fire truck.Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the Fire Department getting a new fire truck.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Fire Department would like to enclose the area between the City Shed and the Fire Department to use as cold storage.There would be no opening into the City Building or the Fire Department; it would be just storage area.Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adopt Resolution 2011-03 Allowing the Marble Rock Fire Department to Construct a Building Between the Existing Maintenance Building and the Existing Fire Department Building.Roll Call Vote:Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.Nays- None.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to return to the regular agenda order.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the agenda as amended with the addition of Unfinished Business A. Appointments, B. Res. For Appointing Park Board Members.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2011 Regular Meeting as presented.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


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


††††††††† Income for the month of January totaled $16,275.45 which includes:General Fund $3102.94, Library Fund $3871.60, Comm. Center Fund $9.01, Park Board Fund $0.12, Roads Revenue Fund $2903.26, Employee Benefits Fund $189.00, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1018.70, Sewer Revenue Fund $2629.17, Water Revenue Fund $2469.70, Proprietary $81.95.


††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the claims as amended.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.††† Total of all city claims were $21,971.46.



Salaries†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 3459.87

TrueNorth Companies†††††††††††† life insurance†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† 4.80

Omnitel Communications††††††† telephone service†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 69.50

Alliant Energy††††††††††††††††††††††† electricity††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 1184.34

Black Hills Energy†††††††††††††††††† natural gas††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 1436.56

Whitetails Bar & Grill†††††††††††††† Santa gift Certificate†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 25.00

First Security Bank††††††††††††††††† sewer loan payment†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 1153.27

United Healthcare†††††††††††††††††† group insurance†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 1825.14

Stop-N-Shop††††††††††††††††††††††††† gas/diesel/cleaning supplies††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 753.35

Samís Club†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† membership††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 35.00

Doug Merfeld†††††††††††††††††††††††† mileage to Emerg. Manage Mtg./Conf. Bd.††††† 14.27

Charles City Press†††††††††††††††††† publish minutes†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††52.40

Yaggy Colby Assoc.††††††††††††††† Project M11149/Inv. 89402 Lift Station††††† ††† 995.00

Hawkins††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Inv. 3185777 RI / 3193541 RIcyl rental†† ††††† 20.00

Floyd County Recorder††††††††††† property-easement recording fees-Bridge †† ††††230.00

Maxson-Frudden Lumber†††††††† repair doors††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 704.21

Walk & Murphy†††††††††††††††††††††† legal services 8.16.10 to 1.4.11†††††††††††††††† ††† 521.00

Bradís Repair††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 truck tires-installed††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 1178.00

Farm Plan††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† snow melt†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 21.99

L G I†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† monthly water test ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††21.00

Paul Guthart†††††††††††††††††††††††††† muffler for truck††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 93.05

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.†††† l case large bags††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 360.00

Advantage Business Solutionsemail support††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† 7.50

Custom Stripes†††††††††††††††††††††† pick-up decals Ė 2 Ĺ sets†††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 175.00

Alís Custom Auto Body††††††††††† Inv. #666A Pickup repair†††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 3115.01

Sandra Winters†††††††††††††††††††††† office supplies†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 14.29

Iowa League of Cities††††††††††††† Legislative Day registration for Mayor†††††††† ††††† 50.00

Floyd & Leonard Auto†††††††††††† repair work on chainsaw†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 77.70

Marble Rock Reserves††††††††††††† transfers†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 1600.00

First Security Bank††††††††††††††††† form 941 taxes††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 924.40

IPERS††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ipers†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 581.13

Postmaster†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 rolls stamps††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† ††88.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue††††††††††† sales tax†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 179.00

Jendro Sanitation††††††††††††††††††† garbage/recycle collection†††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 839.56

Menards-Mason City††††††††††††††† Comm. Center repair/water meter repair††† †††† 162.12





1.     Had meeting with Floyd County Emergency Management.FEMA is requiring new courses for Incident Command System.Everyone must take required courses.†††††††††††††††

2.     Went to Legislative Day in Des Moines sponsored by Iowa League of Cities.Everyone should go at least once.


††††††††† Councilman Wells stated that he thinks the ordinance regarding how park board members are appointed needs to be amended since it has caused much stress.He requested that a Public Hearing to Amend the Ordinance be placed on the agenda for the March meeting.


††††††††† Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to approve Whitetails Bar & Grill Liquor License Renewal Application.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† DOT Contract for the bridge project was presented.Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve bridge contract and send to winning contractor for signature.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Engehardt/seconded Wells to adopt Resolution 2011-04 Awarding Contract for City Bridge Project.Roll Call Vote:Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.Nays- None.Carried.The bid was awarded to Winfield Contractors Inc. of Wapello, IA for $310,501.91.


††††††††† Mayor Merfeld presented a resolution barring weapons from being brought into city hall.Council did not feel that something like that was needed at this time.


††††††††† Bids were received for replacing a door at the City Shed.Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to accept bid from Barry Rowe for $1,470.00 for City Shed door replacement.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Mower estimates were also received but Council asked that a few more be obtained before any discussion.


††††††††† Council scheduled a Public Hearing for March 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. for the Proposed F/Y 2011-2012 Budget.


††††††††† Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.



††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† /s/ Doug Merfeld†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† ATTEST:††††††††† Doug Merfeld, Mayor

/s/ Sandra Winters†††††††††††††††††

Sandra Winters, City Clerk