MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012  7:00 P.M.

 

          The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Engelhardt presiding with Councilpersons Hubbard, Marzen, Schmidt, Wells present. Councilperson Parcher was absent.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Engelhardt led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

          Mayor called to order the Public Hearing on the designation of an urban renewal area and on a proposed urban renewal plan amendment.  Council found that notice of the intention of the Council to conduct a public hearing on the designation of the 2012 Addition to the Bradford Street Economic Development District and on and urban renewal plan amendment had been published according to law and as directed by the Council and that this is the time and place at which the Council shall receive oral or written objections from any resident or property owner of the City.  No written or oral objections, statements, or evidence were presented.

 

          There being no further objections, comments, or evidence offered, the Mayor announced the hearing closed and ask for motion.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to adjourn the public hearing.

 

          Council Member Hubbard moved the adoption of a resolution entitled “A Resolution to Declare Necessity and Establish an Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.4 of the Code of Iowa and Approve Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the 2012 Addition to the Bradford Street Economic Development District”, seconded by Council Member Schmidt.  After Due consideration, the Mayor put the question on the motion and the roll being called, the following named Council Members voted:  Ayes- Hubbard, Marzen, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.  Whereupon, the Mayor declared the resolution duly adopted as Resolution 2012-03.

 

          An ordinance entitled “Ordinance No. 01-2012.  An Ordinance Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the 2012 Addition to the Bradford Street Economic Development District, Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa.”  Moved Hubbard/seconded Marzen that the ordinance be passed on first consideration.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Marzen, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt that the requirement for consideration at two additional meetings be suspended and the ordinance be finally considered.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Marzen, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Marzen that Ordinance 01-2012 “An Ordinance Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the 2012 Addition to the Bradford Street Economic Development District, Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa” now be put upon its final consideration and adoption.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Marzen, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Parcher. 

          Whereupon, the Mayor declared the motion duly carried and the ordinance duly adopted.

 

          Mayor called to order the Public Hearing on Budget Estimate for Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2012 and Ending June 30, 2013. 

 

          No objections to, or arguments in favor of any part of the proposed budget were presented.  Moved Marzen/seconded Schmidt to close the public hearing on Budget Estimate for Fiscal Year 2012/2013.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Moved Marzen/seconded Wells to depart from the agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          An amended Floyd County E-911 Service Articles of Agreement for the purpose of operating and managing an E-911 service within Floyd County, Iowa was presented.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Wells to approve Resolution 2012-04 Approving Agreement with Floyd County E-911 Service Board.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Marzen, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

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

 

          Changes to the agenda included the removal of Unfinished Business D-Water
Quality Payment and addition to New Business N-Viafield.  Moved Wells/seconded Marzen to approve the agenda as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Moved Marzen/seconded Hubbard to accept the minutes of the February 6, 2012 Regular Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.   Carried.

 

          Moved Marzen/seconded Wells to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Income for the month of February totaled $47,175.04 which includes:  General Fund $-13,094.51, Library Fund $0.59, Comm. Center Fund $-198.82, Park Board Fund $0.09, Employee Benefits $-5,786.68, Road Revenue Fund $3,483.19, TIF Fund $52,468.20, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1,216.83 Sewer Revenue Fund $2,844.13, Water Revenue Fund $5,875.84, Proprietary $366.18.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Marzen to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.   Carried.  Total of all city claims were $40,068.58.

 

Salaries                                                                                               3415.63

TrueNorth                              life insurance                                                4.80

Omnitel Communications        telephone service                                         99.83

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                  896.80

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                986.11

First Security Bank                  sewer loan payment                                 1153.27

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                       1261.38

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/paper towels/tape                                   91.05

John Deere Financial               pipe, cutting blades, pins-snowplow                41.86

Winfield Contractors                Partial Payment Est. No. 4-Final                 24408.06

NAPA Auto Parts                    allen wrench                                                   6.59

Charles City Press                   publish minutes, hearing, budget notice        149.32

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. Rental                                                    10.00

Jendro Sanitation                    garbage/recycle collection                            839.56

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.     case large bags                                           360.00

Menards-Mason City                oil filter, rags                                                 9.97

Calhoun-Burns                       Inv. No. 2008161.00 – 29                        1305.20

Floyd County                          Emergency Management Services                  76.75

Signs & Designs                     message board repair                                 127.50

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                 2100.00

Postmaster                             2 rolls stamps                                             90.00

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                 412.00

First Security Bank                  Form 941                                                932.09    IPERS               ipers                            659.98

IAMU                                    membership                                            369.83

AgSource                               monthly test, SDWA testing                      221.00

NIACC                                                                                                water classes    40.00

 

          MAYOR’S REPORT:

1.     Fun Days will be held at community center and school, and will be held a week later than usual.  The parade will be at 4:00 p.m and will be to honor Iraq veterans.

 

          Moved Marzen/seconded Schmidt to appoint Mark Walk as City Attorney.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2012-05 Extending the Life of the Marble Rock Urban Revitalization Area.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Marzen, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried. 

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Schmidt to adopt Resolution 2012-06 Adopting the Annual Budget for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Marzen, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Wells to adopt Resolution 2012-07 Approving Depositories.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Hubbard, Marzen, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.  The First Security Bank and Trust of Marble Rock, Iowa was approved as depository with a maximum balance of $2,000.000.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to appoint Sherry Marzen to the Board of Adjustment.  Roll: Ayes- Hubbard, Schmidt, Wells.  Absent- Parcher.  Abstain: Marzen, because of relationship.  Carried.  She will serve the remainder of John Marzen’s term, which ends June 30, 2014.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Marzen to update computer with the new Microsoft Office.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.

 

          Spring Cleanup was discussed and Council decided to try to schedule either April 30 or May 7.  Clerk will try to get one of those dates.

 

          Other items discussed were water cards, garbage rates, cooler for Community Center, Fire Board Meeting and new truck, council salary, and Public Hearing on Viafield.

 

          The annual gross wages for the employees of the City of Marble Rock for calendar year 2011 follows: Doug Merfeld $2,400.00, Paul Guthart $28,413.12, Sandra Winters $20,201.12, Margie Wihlm $134.00, Linda Debner $1,520.48, Darlene Enabnit $3,610.63, Elaine Ott $5,811.35, Carol Wreghitt $823.36, Larry Thornton $140.01, Daniel Guthart $157.50, Jerry Engelhardt $300.00, Jerry Hubbard $320.00, Earl Parcher $300.00, Gary Schmidt $300.00, Steven Wells $320.00.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Marzen to adjourn the meeting at 8:31 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All. Absent- Parcher.   Carried.

 

 

 

 

                                            /s/ Jerry Engelhardt                                          

                                            Jerry Engelhardt, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk