MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL
APRIL 5, 2010 7:00 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 Hubbard to depart from the agenda to accommodate the guests. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
A complaint was received from Dean Ott regarding 4-wheelers. Mr. Ott said 2 or 3 were racing and he thought it was very dangerous. Since it is not really legal to drive them on city streets, Mayor Merfeld wants to talk to the Sheriff about what we could do and what we should do about this matter.
Thomas Madden, Yaggy Colby Associates, was present to discuss the lift station. The bottom is rusting and there is a real danger of it caving in. Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to have Yaggy Colby prepare a proposal for updating and repairing of the lift station. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to return to the regular agenda order. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to approve the agenda as presented. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the minutes of the
March 1, 2010 Regular Meeting and the March 10, 2010 Special 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 March totaled $21,311.86 which includes: General Fund $3594.12, TIF Fund 148.00, Comm. Center Fund 23.17, Library Fund $561.11, Roads Revenue Fund $9842.51, Special Revenues Fund $350.62, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1282.49, Sewer Revenue Fund $2797.05, Water Revenue Fund $2712.79.
Moved Parcher/seconded Hubbard to approve the claims as presented. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried. Total of all city claims were $38,408.88.
TrueNorth Companies life insurance 4.80
Omnitel Communications telephone service 69.93
Alliant Energy electricity 886.90
Black Hills Energy natural gas 1181.22
United Healthcare group insurance 1567.25
Dana Norby purchase backhoe for city 4000.00
Postmaster stamps 220.00
Stop-N-Shop pick-up gas, diesel, paper towels 198.80
Hawkins, Inc. monthly cyl. rental 10.00
Calhoun-Burns Associates River St. Bridge Project 4357.50
Menards-Mason City cold mix, sign posts 109.14
Landers Hardware ballast for hall, lagoon repair material 83.62
Eddy Walker Equipment belt for snow plow sander 428.09
Farm Plan c-clamp 8.95
ATR Lighting Enterprises street light bulbs 252.78
Charles City Press publish minutes 75.07
LGI monthly water test 21.00
Airgas North Central oxygen tank refill 26.45
Neil Wedeking Electric street light repair/photo cell 57.77
Advantage Business Solutions phone/web support 37.50
Jacqueline Bushbaum water/sewer security deposit refund 200.00
Marble Rock Reserves transfers 1600.00
Staudt Insurance city insurance policies 9885.00
NIACOG multi-hazard mitigation plan 6726.20
First Security Tax 941 taxes 990.36
IPERS Ipers w/h 552.65
Iowa Workforce Development unemployment 14.74
Iowa Dept. of Revenue state w/h 424.00
Iowa Dept. of Revenue sales tax 182.00
Marble Rock Petty Cash postage/wash pick-up 6.95
Jendro Sanitation garbage/recycle collection 839.56
1. Councilman Engelhardt attended a Fire Dept. meeting. They are applying for a loan for a new fire truck and our portion would be an estimated $13,000.
2. Mayor said that people are burning leaves in the street and thinks that they need to be told that they cannot do that. Clerk was instructed to put a notice in the next Journal stating that there is to be no burning leaves in the street.
3. Mayor requested the Park Board Financial Report for March and was told there was no report, but the amounts had not changed since the last report. He wants a report every month from the Park Board much like the Library Report that the Council gets every month that contains all of the financials for the Park Board.
Mayor said the person that he had been talking to about a Code Enforcer position had gotten a job away from here so he was no longer interested. He ask for input from Council members concerning what they want regarding pay, hours, duties, etc.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to table bridge inspection proposal. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Councilman Engelhardt reported that the Bridge Project was proceeding. The City Attorney was still working on the property easements.
A proposal was presented for the 2010 Mosquito Control Program. Moved Parcher/seconded Schmidt to find out how many times they sprayed last year and how many times minimum they will spray this year. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Council discussed the practice of hauling a load of rock for people and decided to continue the practice. Upon request the City will haul one load of driveway rock. The city will haul and the person will pay for the rock. City will not spread the rock.
Mayor appointed Councilmen Parcher and Schmidt to a Committee to investigate speed bumps.
Other items discussed were roof repair, Omnitel customer appreciation, and grants from Alliant Energy.
Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt 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