MONDAY MAY 2, 2011  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.  Interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.


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


          Moved Parcher/seconded Schmidt to allow Whitetails to close street on

June 11th for motorcycle judging from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and for Fun Days on Saturday, August 6th, from noon to early morning.  Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


          Chris Diggins, from NIACOG, discussed CDBG grants for water system work and what needed to be done.  He explained that City would need to do a rate increase as soon as possible and an LMI survey would need to be done by Council door to door.  He said City should put procurement of engineer on June agenda.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to move the June meeting from June 6th to June 1st.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          He also talked about the codification of the city code.  Council scheduled a Special Meeting for May 16th at 6:00 p.m. for a Public Hearing Concerning Proposal to Enter into Loan Agreement to Borrow $350,000.00 Dollars and to work on codification of code.


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


          Mayor Merfeld called the Public Hearing to Amend Current City Budget to order at 8:05 p.m.  He inquired if anyone wanted to make a comment.  There was no citizen comment either written or verbal.  Mayor adjourned the public hearing.


          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2011-07 Amending the Current Budget for the F/Y Ending June 30, 2011.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried. 


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


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to accept the minutes of the April 4, 2011 Regular Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Moved Engelhardt/second Hubbard to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Income for the month of April totaled $62,045.49 which includes:  General Fund $21777.18, Library Fund $3669.44, Comm. Center Fund $257.22, Park Board Fund $60.00, Employee Benefits Fund $5397.40, Road Revenue Fund $2093.57, TIF Fund $22666.83, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $978.70, Sewer Revenue Fund $2597.18, Water Revenue Fund $2404.21, Proprietary $143.76.


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to approve the claims as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Total of all city claims were $39,836.16.


Salaries                                                                                                 3464.90

TrueNorth                              life insurance                                                  4.80

Omnitel Communications        telephone service                                           71.83

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                  1000.07

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                  631.88

First Security Bank                  sewer loan payment                                   1153.27

United Healthcare                   group health insurance                               1076.75

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel/treatment/towels                          268.31

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.     1 case large bags                                         360.00

Brown Supply Co.                   water meters with read outs                          582.00

Landers Hardware                   water line repairs at park, rake, keys                57.59

NIACC                                                                                                water/sewer classes       40.00

NAPA Auto Parts                    hand cleaner                                                 10.89

Charles City Press                   publish minutes, discharge notice, budget      146.48

Menards-Mason City                cement patch for sidewalk                               23.96

ATR Lighting Enterprises         street light bulbs                                          147.06

Hawkins Inc.                          cyl. Rental                                                     10.00

Neil Wedeking Electric             street and park lights repair                            60.00

Treasurer-Floyd County           certified amount on 301 River St. South           80.00

Staudt Insurance                    city insurance policies                                 9870.00

Staples Credit Plan                  various supplies                                             78.83

AgSource                               monthly water test                                         11.00

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.             Inv. 2008161.00-19                                 15708.89

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

Postmaster                             postage                                                        88.00

First Security Bank                  Form 941                                                     929.88

IPERS                                    ipers                                                            599.51

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      176.00

Jendro Sanitation                    garbage/recycle collection                              839.56

Jendro Sanitation                    2011 Spring Cleanup                                     423.80

Kelly Printing Supplies             printer toner                                                 320.90




1.     Congratulated Councilman Engelhardt on the great job he did on

the Robinson property and said that it looked very nice.




          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to appoint Robert Keiper to the Park Board.   Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Mayor again stated that he felt someone with children and younger blood should be on the board.


          Council discussed the proposed increase in water rates with citizens.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to schedule a Public Hearing for Ordinance to Amend the Water Rates for June 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Council discussed maintenance items.  Moved Wells/seconded Parcher that they (Wells and Parcher) check on prices and get rims and tires for dump truck.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to have Paul find $600.00 worth of signs that need to be replaced and get them replaced.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Hauling concrete to the dump was discussed.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher that anyone with a Marble Rock address can haul concrete to the dump for $25.00 a load.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Electrical box repair at park was discussed and the Council decided that is not safe the way it is now and should be repaired.  Council told the Park Board to see if they can get a pole, and then get prices for the wiring.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the Community Center liquor license renewal application.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          The City of Marble Rock will hire Mosquito Control of Iowa to do mosquito program for the summer of 2011 and people wanting to be notified can come to the city hall and sign a pre-notification/no spray register prior to May 15, 2011.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to adopt Resolution 2011-08 Accepting Agreement for Mosquito Control Program 2011.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.  The cost for this year’s program is $1550.00.


          The water tower is being cleaned and painted both inside and outside.  The cost for this will be approximately $63,600.00.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to take $24,300 from General Equipment Reserve account, $24,300 from Sewer Funded Depreciation account and $15,000 from Water Reserve account to pay for water tower maintenance.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to approve Extra Work Order No. 1 for River Street Bridge project and instruct the Mayor to sign as needed.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Other items discussed were school repairs, rock on Main St. South, letter from John Stewart regarding the Rock’s back wall was read again, and auto-dial at lagoon.






          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 9:43 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.







                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor




Sandra Winters, City Clerk