MONDAY APRIL 4, 20117:00 P.M.


††††††††† The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.Interested citizens were present.Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.Councilman Engelhardt arrived a few minutes late.


††††††††† Mayor Merfeld said Park Board Appointment would be handled first.Moved Wells to nominate Bob Keiper to the vacant position on the Park Board.Mayor declared that the motion had died for lack of a second.


††††††††† Max Handley was present to remind the Council about spending the street sign money that the Lions Club was giving to the city every year.He stated that it needed to be used in order for it to continue.Councilman Engelhardt thought there was already an agreement to buy some each year.


††††††††† Councilman Wells presented information about increasing water rates.He said that many city mains are in very bad shape and the whole system needs to be brought up do date, but without raising water and sewer rates we cannot get any grants to help with doing a project like this.He proposed $5.50 p/1000 gal. with a minimum of 5000 gallons for each, water and sewer.Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to table water/sewer rates.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


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


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


††††††††† Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to accept the minutes of the March 7, 2011 Regular Meeting and March 21, 2011 Special Meeting as submitted.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


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


††††††††† Income for the month of March totaled $14,077.38 which includes:General Fund $3575.28, Library Fund $30.73, Comm. Center Fund $23.11, Park Board Fund $0.09, Employee Benefits Fund $485.26, Road Revenue Fund $3738.21, TIF Fund $419.09, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $840.99, Sewer Revenue Fund $2512.76, Water Revenue Fund $2376.56, Proprietary $75.30.

††††††††† Moved Parcher/seconded Schmidt to approve the claims as amended.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.Total of all city claims were $15,798.47.


Salaries†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3443.34

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

Omnitel Communications††††††† telephone service†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 71.43

Alliant Energy††††††††††††††††††††††† electricity††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 987.38

Black Hills Energy†††††††††††††††††† natural gas††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1217.15

Alís Custom Auto Body††††††††††† supplemental ins. Pmt. On pickup††††††††††††† 1105.84

IDNR†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† NPDES general permit††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 175.00

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

United Healthcare†††††††††††††††††† group health insurance†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1076.75

Doug Merfeld†††††††††††††††††††††††† mileage to Des Moines Legislative mtg.††††† ††† 114.30

Stop-N-Shop††††††††††††††††††††††††† gas/diesel/supplies†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 337.52

Marble Rock Petty Cash†††††††††† certified letter/water samples†††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 19.70

Menards-Mason City††††††††††††††† material for repair at Com. Center†††††††††††† ††† 160.21

Floyd & Leonard Auto Electricchain saw oil and chain†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 32.83

Charles City Press†††††††††††††††††† publish minutes, storm water notice†††††††††† ††††† 63.51

Farm Plan††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† hydraulic fitting for snow plow††††††††††††††††† ††††††† 9.58

Doug Bird††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Code Enforcement service to 01.03.11†††††† ††† 559.49

Staples Credit Plan††††††††††††††††† various supplies†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 81.99

Kelly Printing Supplies†††††††††††† printer toner††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 163.80

North Iowa Media Group†††††††† publish storm water notice††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 11.76

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

Neil Wedeking Electric†††††††††††† message board Christmas Outlet, light rep. ††† 345.96

Hawkins, Inc.†††††††††††††††††††††††† INV. 3201132 RI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 20.00

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

First Security Bank††††††††††††††††† Form 941††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 900.20

IPERS††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ipers†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 576.28

Iowa Dept. of Revenue††††††††††† st. w/h††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 423.00

Iowa Workforce Developmentunemployment††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† 14.82

Iowa Dept. of Revenue††††††††††† sales tax†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 180.00

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

Postmaster†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† postage††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† 88.00


††††††††† Mayor said he had received some information concerning skateboard ramps.He inquired if there was any interest in skate ramps.


††††††††† Maintenance items were discussed.Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to have Paul repair shut-off at Harry Willsher property and, after notice to the Rock to fix, repair the shut-off at the Rock also.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Hauling of material to the dump was discussed.It was decided that city residents only could haul to the dump.


††††††††† Stacy Staudt had inquired about renting a room at the school.Council decided that they would charge $25.00 p/month rent.


††††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the purchase order for water meters and read-outs, repair road at Valaís after notice to repair, and repair road at Thiemanís.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.Councilman Schmidt said he would do the repair at his property.


††††††††† A Public Hearing to Amend the Current F/Y Budget was scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.


††††††††† Other items discussed were City Hall roof, mowing bill at 301 River St. South, back wall of Rock Tap, Code Enforcer, road repair, and fire hydrants.


††††††††† Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to adjourn the meeting at 8:47 p.m.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.






††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† /s/ Doug Merfeld††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Doug Merfeld, Mayor



/s/ Sandra Winters†††††††††††††††††

Sandra Winters, City Clerk