MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL
WEDNESDAY JUNE 1, 2011
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 Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to depart from the agenda order to accommodate the guests. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Earl Kiefer was present regarding Fun Days. Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to permit Fun Days to close Bradford and Main Streets for the Fun Days Parade on August 6th. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbarb to pay for three (3) porta-potties at $65.00 each for Fun Days. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the Stop-N-Shop Cigarette Permit Application. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
A dog bite incident was discussed with the owner of the dog, father of child bitten and his attorney present. Moved Hubbard to investigate this and contact attorney. Councilman Hubbard withdrew his motion.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to allow Jeremiah Miller 30 days to permanently remove the dog involved in the incident on May 5, 2011, from the city limits of Marble Rock. If the dog is not permanently removed in 30 days, the dog shall be deemed to be a vicious dog under Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 7 of the Municipal Ordinances and the City Attorney will be directed to enforce the ordinance for removal of the animal. Roll: Ayes- All Carried.
Council discussed that July meeting would fall on the July 4th holiday, so the meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, July 6th at 7:00 p.m.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to table engineer procurement to July 6th council meeting. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Hubbard/seconded Wells to return to the regular agenda order. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Mayor Merfeld called to order the Public Hearing to Consider Amending Title VI Chapter 5 Utilities – Billing Charges – to Amend Water Rates. Citizens had questions and comments regarding both for and against raising water rates. Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to close Public Hearing at 8:01 p.m. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt that the ordinance be passed on first consideration. Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells. Nays – None. Carried.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells that the requirement for consideration at two additional meetings be suspended and the ordinance be finally considered. Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells. Nays- None. Carried.
Moved Wells/seconded Schmidt that the ordinance be finally passed. Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells. Nays- None. Carried. New rates will become effective with the July billing.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the agenda as presented. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to accept the minutes of the May 2, 2011 Regular Meeting and May 16, 2011 Special 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 $152,267.70 which includes: General Fund $3994.10, Library Fund $753.30, Comm. Center Fund $27.03, Park Board Fund $0.19, Employee Benefits Fund $566.98, Road Revenue Fund $140368.10, TIF Fund $973.70, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $751.50, Sewer Revenue Fund $2404.23, Water Revenue Fund $2451.91, Proprietary $-23.34.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to subtract the fuel surcharge of $1908.00 from Maguire Iron bill for painting water tower. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the claims as amended. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried. Total of all city claims were $291,424.70.
TrueNorth life insurance 4.80
Omnitel Communications telephone service 69.95
Alliant Energy electricity 1206.16
Black Hills Energy natural gas 445.67
First Security Bank sewer loan payment 1153.27
Earl Parcher 4 tires for city truck/mileage 992.50
Winfield Contractors Inc. partial payment estimate No. 1 172147.84
United Healthcare group health insurance 1076.75
Stop-N-Shop gas/supplies 248.44
Marble Rock Petty Cash certified letters/water sample postage 27.10
IDNR certificate renewal 120.00
Hawkins, Inc. chloride/cyl. Rental 368.50
Rockford Insurance city bond 475.00
Maguire Iron, Inc. paint interior/exterior of water tower 63603.00
Landers Hardware shut off repairs 38.72
Farm Plan inner tube 14.99
Viafield Trimec Classic 43.53
Charles City Press publish minutes, procurement, public hear 178.23
Walk & Murphy legal professional services 1.28 to 4.25.11 1103.00
Kelly Printing printer toner 163.80
Calhoun-Burns Inv. 2008161.00-20 15315.55
William Stafford deposit refunds 128.56
Marble Rock Reserves transfers 1600.00
First Security Bank Form 941 909.31
IPERS ipers 584.09
Iowa Dept. of Revenue sales tax 182.00
Jendro Sanitation garbage/recycle collection 839.56
AgSource monthly water test/sewer test 229.00
Larry Thornton mowing 55.73
Marble Rock Library last half city allocation 500.00
Viafield TIF rebate 24000.00
Postmaster 2 rolls stamps 88.00
Collection Services Center Case ID 261757 W/H order 55.73
1. Congratulated Florence Shook for her many years of service to CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for children.
2. Noted the Iowa League of Cities fall meeting was coming up and anyone interested should make sure to sign up before it was too late.
3. Noted the IOWAN magazine put up the signs along his fence line on the east edge of town and we had the only ones in Floyd County.
Moved Parcher/seconded Hubbard for city to provide truck, tractor and Paul to help with dirt for Park Board flowerbed. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Other items discussed were school repairs, kids playing in street, and junk on Main St. South.
Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
/s/ Doug Merfeld
Doug Merfeld, Mayor
/s/ Sandra Winters