MARBLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL
The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Merfeld presiding with Councilpersons Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells present. Many interested citizens were present. Mayor Merfeld led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to depart from the regular agenda order to accommodate the guests. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Steven Rogers and Alan Murphy representing EPJ were present to explain EPJ and answer any questions the Council and citizens may have about the work being done.
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Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell that nuisance committee will report nuisances to attorney and track progress and report back to Council. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Herb Oelrichs requested that he be able to purchase portion of city property. This is property that is an untravelled portion of Beelar Street. Gary Schmidt, who had already asked about buying the property, said he was agreeable to splitting the property. Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to schedule a Public Hearing to vacate a portion of city street and convey to adjoining property owners. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Earl Kiefer, Fun Days, requested that Main and Bradford Street be closed on August 1st for parade and Whitetails requested that portion of Main Street North be closed for beanbag toss and street dance. Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to allow Fun Days to block Main and Bradford Streets for parade and Whitetails to close Main St. North until 2:00 A.M. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt for the city to pay for three (3) portable toilets for Fun Days. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to return to regular agenda order. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Merfeld/seconded Handley to approve the agenda as amended with the striking of New Business K. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Handley/seconded Merfeld to accept the minutes of the June 1, 2009 Regular Meeting as written. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Merfeld to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Clerk Treasurers Report showed a balance of $487,733.36 with $374,691.13 of this invested. These totals consist of the following: city= 92729.01 checking /199155.56 invested/ 291884.57 total. Library= 19024.29 checking/ 159016.56 invested / 178040.85 total. Comm. Center- 1041.02 checking/ 14722.23 invested / 15763.25 total. Park Bd.= 247.91 checking/ 512.18 invested/ 1284.60 endowment fund/ 2044.69 total.
Income for the month of June totaled $46,515.55 which includes: gen. current tax 256.15/ins. current tax 57.50/ag land tax 13.15/LOST 1842.67/gen. equip. reserve interest 470.99/Paul Guthart, jury pay 104.00/Ackley-Comm. Center-Conert, school utilities-rent 601.67/garbage bags sold 389.25/garbage-recycle collection 843.75/spring clean-up charge 67.50/road use allocation 1472.53/Floyd County, road transfer payment 677.26/Road Use accounts interest 466.00/Renee Parker, cold mix 12.00/TIF Amend current tax 129.28/TIF interest 94.54/sales-option tax collected 231.17/Spurbeck, Raymond, water deposit 100.00/T&A interest 218.11/meter rent fees collected 75.00/t & A current tax 140.39/metered water sold 2940.58/penalties collected 140.80/postage charge collected 11.84/shut off card fee collected 55.00/Paul Guthart, jury pay 65.00/water interest 223.69/M.R. Library, copies 60.00, misc. 34.85, fines 1.95, city allocation 500.00, library interest 94.24/Comm. Center, current tax 4.27/Park Board interest 2.17/sewer revenue collected 2778.28/sewer interest 466.66/TIF Fund, internal loan-interest payment 10500.00/Paul Guthart, jury pay 91.00/Spurbeck-Raymond, sewer deposits 100.00/transfers 20182.31.
Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to approve the claims as amended. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried. Total of all claims were $30,288.98.
First Security Bank fed w-h/fica/medicare 843.86
IPERS ipers 444.39
Treasurer-State of Iowa 2nd qtr. st. w/h 414.00
Jendro Sanitation garbage/recycle collection 839.56
Jendro Sanitation 1 case large garbage bags 337.50
Jendro Sanitation 2009 spring cleanup 1570.20
Stop-N-Shop gas/diesel/veg. oil/cleaning supplies 600.83
Don’s Repair trimmer (weed-eater) 189.14
Farm Plan garb. bags/paint rollers/brushes 85.51
Allied Manatts Group road rock/dirt 879.71
Farmers Cooperative round-up/2-4D 116.60
NAPA Auto Parts batteries-street sweeper 197.36
Iowa Workforce Development unemployment 15.11
NS Rockford Register publish minutes 220.10
Iowa League of Cities membership dues 235.00
John Stewart liquor license refund 292.50
Nicholas Ford mowing 167.67
Calhoun-Burns bridge engineering services 1824.00
Iowa Prison Industries blind drive signs 137.50
Chatfield Salvage 2 used tires/rims 300.00
Treasurer-State of Iowa sales/option tax 231.00
Brown Supply stripping paint/marking paint/
outside meter 259.99
IDNR annual water supply fee 39.38
Iowa One Call locates 18.00
Hawkins, Inc. cyl. rental/chlorine 322.00
L G I water-sewer tests/lead & copper 92.75
Postmaster stamps 132.00
Landers Hardware parts for valve repair at lagoon 37.44
Swartzrock Implement clutch pack for 3 pt. mower 63.60
Majewski’s Tire remove/change truck tire 40.00
NIACOG membership dues 208.64
Floyd County Auditor law enforcement fee 978.00
TrueNorth Company employee insurance 4.80
Omnitel Communications telephone service 70.00
Alliant Energy utilities 885.43
Black Hills Energy utilities 162.57
United Healthcare group insurance 1567.25
Sewer Revenue Fund internal loan pmt./interest pmt. 10500.00
Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to accept John Marzen’s request for three (3) month extension of cleaning up property at 515 Beelar Street. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Hutzell/seconded Handley to follow through on nuisance at
328 Maple Street as per attorney instructions. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to proceed with follow up to attorney on nuisances at 303 Wilson St., 208 Beelar St., and 409 College St. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to proceed with attorney for nuisance at 203 Railroad Street. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Wells/seconded Merfeld to mow property at 301 River St. South. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt that if Councilman Engelhardt finds sidewalk measurements complete, do repair project of sidewalk on north side of Memorial Park. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Councilman Handley announced that the Lions Club would donate $200.00 a year for new street signs. They will donate for up to eight (8) years, starting this year. The City thanks them for their generosity.
Moved Handley/seconded Hutzell to adopt Resolution 209-09 Accepting Law Enforcement Agreement Pursuant to Chapter 28E Code of Iowa. Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells. Nays – None. Carried. This agreement is at the same rate of $3.00 per capita.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to adopt Resolution 2009-10 Setting New Garbage Bag Rates. Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Handley, Hutzell, Merfeld, Wells. Nays – None. Carried. This increases the charge to $7.70 for a package of large bags and to $5.70 for a package of small bags.
Moved Engelhardt/seconded Handley to approve Mayor Merfeld’s appointment of John Marzen and Teresa Wells to the Park Board. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried. Their terms will expire June 30, 2013. The Council would like to thank Karla Engelhardt for her service on the Park Board.
Council and citizens discussed dropping of TV channels. Moved Hutzell/seconded Engelhardt to send letter to Omnitel Communications written by Councilman Handley. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
Other items discussed were culvert, dump gate-fence, lagoon update, River St. Bridge, street rental, audit findings, dogs, and Bradford Street blacktop.
Moved Handley/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 p.m. Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.
/s/ Doug Merfeld Doug Merfeld, Mayor
/s/ Sandra Winters
Sandra Winters, City Clerk