JUNE 7, 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, Schmidt, Wells present.  Councilman Parcher was absent.  Various interested citizens were present.  Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.


          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to depart from the agenda to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.


          Mark Heard was present to discuss the city’s group insurance policy.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to stay with the current policy.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.   Premium was increased by $194.01 per month or 12.38%.


          Thomas Madden and Rustin Lingbeek, representing Yaggy Colby Associates, discussed the lift station project, engineer’s estimate, and proposed schedule with the Council.  Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to authorize Mayor Merfeld to sign construction permit and for Yaggy Colby to submit construction permit to DNR.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.


          Earl Kiefer, representing Fun Days, requested the City allow Fun Days to close Main Street from Bradford to Beelar.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to allow Fun Days to close Main Street on August 7, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.


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


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


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to amend the minutes of the Special Meeting, May 24th as follows:  paragraph 3 to read as follows “There was discussion about the Senior Work Day and Park Board Work orders.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells that water leak and playground equipment be repaired right away.”  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Schmidt to approve the minutes of the

May 3, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented and May 24, 2010 Special Meeting as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.


          Monthly reports were discussed.  Council decided that if property owners do not fix water leaks, city will repair and cost will be assessed to property owner. Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the monthly reports as amended.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.


          Income for the month of May totals $26,338.48 which includes:  General Fund $9962.18, TIF Fund 176.37, Comm. Center Fund 24.24, Library Fund $593.03, Roads Revenue Fund $8146.27, Special Revenues Fund $366.74, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1110.45, Sewer Revenue Fund $2708.50, Water Revenue Fund $3250.70.


          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to approve the claims as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $30,744.64.



Salaries                                                                                                  3395.93

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                   4.80

Omnitel Communications        telephone service                                           69.20

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                     702.88

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                   167.90

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                          1567.25

Stop-N-Shop                          pick-up/mower gas                                       173.35

Charles City Press                   reg./special mtg. Minutes/budget amend         156.75

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.             River St. Bridge Project Inv. No. 12              9005.50

Don’s Repair                          mower filter/blades                                        98.09

Farm Plan                              sprayer pack/padlock                                      58.26

Walk & Murphy                       legal services 2.5.10 to 4.29.10                     825.50

Rockford Insurance                 city bond                                                    475.00

NIACC                                                                                                water/sewer classes      40.00

Maxson-Frudden Lumber         lumber for playground                                 125.32

Jendro Sanitation                    garbage/recycle collection                             839.56

Jendro Sanitation                    large/small garbage bags                              620.00

Jendro Sanitation                    2010 Spring Clean-up                                  834.00

Bob Kepple                            grinding 2 park stumps                                  75.00

Menards – Mason City             park bathroom/tables/hall entry repairs          432.13

Don Fiddick                            push dump back                                          385.00

Allied Manatts Group               chips with fines for River St.                            64.03

L G I                                     sewer/water tests                                         149.25

Hawkins, Inc.                         Inv. # 3115297 RI                                         10.00

Farmers Coop                        TIF rebate                                                  5250.00

Marshall & Swift                     t. paper/paper towels for park                        117.20

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

First Security Bank                  form 941 taxes                                           1005.44

IPERS                                    Ipers w/h                                                     563.44

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                      203.37

Postmaster                             3 rolls stamps                                               132.00

Farmers Coop                        grass seed/weed spray                                   97.35

Landers Hardware                   park fountain repair                                       27.55

Yaggy Colby Associates           Project M11149 – Lift Station                       1473.59






1.     He talked to some owners of dogs running loose and they said they would try to keep them in their yards.

2.     Presented fax from City Attorney regarding Code Enforcer Resolution and Agreement.  Council said go ahead with Enforcer and incorporate attorney requested changes into a resolution to amend current one.

3.     Stated that he wants money from park Community Disaster Grant to pay for work EPJ did on powerhouse.


          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to table Park Board bills to the next meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.


          Councilman Engelhardt reported on progress of the River Street Bridge Project.  The Archaeologist will be doing some more study because of a kiln found that might be in the way, but Engelhardt said this may not cause a problem.


          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to table City Hall roof repair until the September meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.


          Council discussed work orders.  Moved Wells/seconded Schmidt for Paul to take care of deck at powerhouse pending approval by Park Board.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.


          Council discussed stop signs in town as a way to slow traffic.  An ordinance will be presented at the next meeting to add one on Main Street South and possibly one on Bradford.


          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to approve Stop-N-Shop Cigarette Permit Application.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2010-11 Adopting Floyd County Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.


          Street repair estimates from Blacktop Service Co. were opened.  Council wants an estimate from Heartland Asphalt for same streets and same things as current estimate and instructed Clerk to contact Heartland.


          Mayor appointed Lynette Swinton and Jamie Schriever to the Library Board.  Their terms of office will run from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2016.


          Council scheduled the July meeting on Tuesday July 6, 2010 because of the holiday.


          Dumping of concrete at the dump was discussed.  Moved Hubbard to charge $15.00 per load of concrete at city dump.


          After discussion, Councilman Hubbard withdrew his motion.


          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to table concrete dumping at dump to the next meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Absent- Parcher.  Carried.


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.   Absent- Parcher.   Carried.




                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor


/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk