MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

MONDAY, APRIL 2, 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, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Engelhardt led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

        Moved Wells/seconded Schmidt to open Public Hearing to Consider a Request from Viafield to Add a 30,000-gallon Anhydrous Tank to Existing Facility.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mayor asks if there was anyone that wished to talk either for or against project.  There was no one and there were no written comments.  Mayor asks for motion to close public hearing.

 

          Moved Schmidt/seconded Marzen to close public hearing.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

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

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to approve Viafield’s request to add 30,000-gallon anhydrous tank to existing facility.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Mayor Engelhardt announced that the City did not get any CDBG funding for the water project.  Rustin Lingbeek, Yaggy Colby, was present to discuss what could be done.  Council wants to proceed with some of the project and use SRF loans and TIF money.  Mr. Lingbeek suggested that they do a small amount of project and reapply for CDBG again next year.  Some suggestions were doing the second well now, doing some water lines and paving, and looping the dead ends.  Council ask Mr. Lingbeek to bring a proposal for the second well to the next meeting.

 

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

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Wells to approve the agenda as amended with the addition of Lawn Mower, Alliant Franchise, and Fire Truck to New Business.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Moved Wells/seconded Marzen to accept the minutes of the March 5, 2012 Regular Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

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

 

          Bulk water was discussed.  Council ask if those filling tanks at maintenance shed were paying for the water.  Clerk advised that some were and some probably were not.  They decided that a sign needs to be put up at the hydrant at the maintenance shed.  The sign must say the following: “Anyone Using Hydrant Must Make Arrangements with City Hall to Pay for Water.  Minimum is $11.00 per thousand gallons.

 

          Income for the month of March totaled $18,085.22 which includes:  General Fund $5,105.76, Library Fund $299.73, Comm. Center Fund $11.54, Park Board Fund $0.20, Employee Benefits Fund $336.33, Road Revenue Fund $2,815.30, TIF Fund $1,269.59, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $849.87, Sewer Revenue Fund $2,468.03, Water Revenue Fund $4,673.17, Proprietary Fund $255.70.

 

          Moved Marzen/seconded Hubbard to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Total of all city claims were $19,487.60.

 

Salaries                                                                                            3408.52

TrueNorth Companies            life insurance                                              4.80

Omnitel Communications       telephone service                                      100.10

Alliant Energy                       electricity                                                 842.13

Black Hills Energy                  natural gas                                              885.17

First Security Bank                 sewer loan payment                                1153.27

Dewitt Refrigeration               cooler for Comm. Center                         2137.00

United Healthcare                  group health insurance                            1261.38

Stop-N-Shop                         gas/diesel/batteries                                   378.00

J.R. Ackley                            NIACOG meal                                            17.32

Swartzrock Implement           engine oil filter, cab filter                             49.23

Staples Credit Plan                 toner, copier ink, supplies                         223.36

Charles City Press                  publish minutes, hearing notice, ord.          214.19

Ken Parcher                          labor to remove branches over houses        175.00

AgSource                              monthly water test                                      21.00

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.            service to 03.17.12                                 2926.40

Marble Rock Reserves             transfers                                                2100.00

First Security Bank                 form 941 payment                                    923.00

IPERS                                   ipers                                                       651.86

IA Dept. of Revenue              state w/h                                                 424.00         

IA Workforce Development     unemployment                                           74.31

Jendro Sanitation                   garbage/recycling collection                       839.56

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.    case large garbage bags                            360.00

IA. Dept. of Revenue             sales tax                                                  318.00

MAYOR’S REPORT:

1.     Told Council that Gordon Rohwedder ask about the city extending the water main to his shut-off at the new building.

 

Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to appoint Heather Legg to the vacant position

on the Park Board.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Her term of office will expire on June 30, 2013.

 

          Moved Marzen/seconded Hubbard to appoint Cathy Kruse to the vacant position on the Board of Adjustment.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Her term of office will expire on June 30, 2012.

 

          Council decided to haul one load of driveway rock again this year.  The limit is one load per property per year.

 

          The sidewalks in town were discussed.  Moved Wells/seconded Marzen to pay up to $500.00 per property for concrete to anyone wishing to repair or replace any existing city sidewalk, done with standard sidewalk specs, up to a total of $15,000 city wide for one year.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried. 

 

          Moved Marzen/seconded Hubbard to let Earl Parcher unload new building parts on empty lot of city, to be removed within 3 weeks.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

          Other items discussed were pumphouse fence, dumping cement at powerhouse, old dump truck, Alliant Franchise, mower, and new fire truck.

 

          Moved Hubbard/seconded Marzen to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                   /s/ Jerry Engelhardt                   

                                                                   Jerry Engelhardt, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/ Sandra Winters                     

Sandra Winters, City Clerk