MARCH 1, 20107:00 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 Parcher to depart from the agenda to accommodate the guests.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Neil Guess, from Bolton & Menk, Inc., talked to the Council about a proposed water project.He listed different sources for funding and what would be required with each source, and that a citywide survey would be needed for most.NIACOG will do survey and tabulate, since we are members there would be no charge he said.Council discussed and had questions for Mr. Guess.


††††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to contact NIACOG to move forward on LMI survey.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


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


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


††††††††† Mayor Merfeld called the Public Hearing on Budget Estimate for F/Y ending June 30, 2011 at 7:42 P.M.No citizen comment was presented.Mayor Merfeld adjourned the Public Hearing.


††††††††† Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adopt Resolution 2010-03 Adopting the Annual Budget for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2011.Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.Nays- None.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to approve the minutes of the

February 1, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


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


††††††††† Income for the month of February totals $13,741.03 which includes:General Fund $2038.46, Library Fund $1759.39, Roads Revenue Fund $3349.22, Special Revenues Fund $9.47, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1082.19, Sewer Revenue Fund $2734.81, Water Revenue Fund $2767.49.


††††††† Moved Parcher/seconded Schmidt to approve the claims as amended.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.††† Total of all city claims were $13,641.55.



Salaries†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3385.37

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

Omnitel Communications††††††† telephone service†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 68.83

Alliant Energy††††††††††††††††††††††† electricity††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 865.44

Black Hills Energy†††††††††††††††††† natural gas††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1233.53

United Healthcare†††††††††††††††††† group insurance†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1567.25

Hach Company†††††††††††††††††††††† chemicals for water tests†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 102.13

Floyd County Auditor††††††††††††† Emergency Management Services††††††††††††† ††††† 81.50

Hawkins, Inc.†††††††††††††††††††††††† monthly cyl. rental†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† 5.00

NS Rockford Register††††††††††††† minutes published††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 110.49

MR Petty Cash††††††††††††††††††††††† postage/wash pick-up†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† 6.15

Farm Plan††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† roller chain, breaker, porta-power, suppl.†† †††185.30

Stop-N-Shop††††††††††††††††††††††††† pickup gas/snow removal gas/supplies†††††† ††† 386.68

Walk & Murphy†††††††††††††††††††††† legal professional services†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 240.55

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

Jendro Sanitation††††††††††††††††††† 1 case large bags†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 360.00

Menards-Mason City††††††††††††††† library ballasts†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 55.80

Charles City Press†††††††††††††††††† minutes/budget hearing notice††††††††††††††††† †† 119.03

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

First Security Bank††††††††††††††††† fed. w-h/fica/medicare††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1001.60

IPERS††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ipers†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 560.69

IA Dept. of Revenue†††††††††††††† sales tax†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 193.56

Brown Supply Co.†††††††††††††††††† Curb Stop†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 142.65

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

IAMU††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2010-2011 Water Dues/Research Assess.†† †† 355.84




1.     Announced that Floyd County Emergency Management is holding Storm Spotter Training on March 15th at 6:30 p.m.The training is free of charge and is open to the public.

2.     Discussed complaints he had received about snowmobiles going on private property.Snowmobile Club reported that they are putting up signs and marking trails to try to stop this activity.

3.     Reported that he had attended the E911 Board Meeting.


††††††††† Councilman Engelhardt reported that the Bridge Project was proceeding.The property easements were still being worked on.


††††††††† Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to have Ronís Roofing work us into their schedule to repair the City Hall roof leaks.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to schedule Large-Item Clean-up for Monday May 3rd with May 10th as a back up.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to table bridge inspection proposal to the next meeting.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Other items discussed were Hazard Mitigation resolution, nuisance at 607 Blank Street, and Code Enforcer.


††††††††† Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.




††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† /s/ Doug Merfeld†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† ††††††† ††††††††† Doug Merfeld, Mayor


/s/ Sandra Winters†††††††††††††††††

Sandra Winters, City Clerk