MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL

WEDNESDAY JUNE 1, 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 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.

 

Salaries                                                                                                 3455.92

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

 

MAYOR’S REPORT:

 

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

ATTEST:

 

/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk