WEDNESDAY JULY 6, 20117:00 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 Wells/seconded Hubbard to depart from the agenda order to accommodate the guests.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Council completed score sheets for engineer procurement.After being tallied by Chris Diggins, moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to accept engineering procurement scores of 100 for Yaggy Colby and 65.4 for WHKS.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.Yaggy Colby is one selected.


††††††††† Council discussed the draft of the city code and made decisions on some sections content.Final draft will be ready for August meeting.


††††††††† Mayor Merfeld informed the council that the dog from the dog bite incident had been removed from town.


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


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


††††††††† Moved Parcher/seconded Engelhardt to accept the minutes of the June 1, 2011 Regular Meeting as submitted.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to approve the monthly reports as amended.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Income for the month of June totaled $74,404.67 which includes:General Fund $2,874.75, Library Fund $802.02, Comm. Center Fund $9.30, Park Board Fund $0.11, Employee Benefits Fund $195.02, Road Revenue Fund $63,022.91, TIF Fund $696.56, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $613.04, Sewer Revenue Fund $2,774.05, Water Revenue Fund $3,326.96, Proprietary $89.95.


††††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to hold Calhoun Burns check for $5,279.41 until they get paperwork to DOT and we get reimbursement from DOT for bill paid.†† Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the claims as amended.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.Total of all city claims were $76,991.66.


Salaries†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3454.13

Winfield Contractors Inc.†††††††† Partial Bridge payment Est. 2††††††††††††††††††† 57713.21

TrueNorth††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† life insurance†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† 4.80

Omnitel Communications††††††† telephone service†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 71.83

Alliant Energy††††††††††††††††††††††† electricity††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1368.26

Black Hills Energy†††††††††††††††††† natural gas††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 202.27

First Security Bank††††††††††††††††† sewer loan payment†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1153.27

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.†††† large & small garbage bags†††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 620.00

Daniel Guthart††††††††††††††††††††††† labor on play set from scouts††††††††††††††††††† †††† 82.55

Doug Merfeld†††††††††††††††††††††††† driveway markers††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 15.12

Stop-N-Shop††††††††††††††††††††††††† gas†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 370.89

Charles City Press†††††††††††††††††† publish minutes†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 75.03

Neil Wedeking Electric†††††††††††† street light repair†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 28.70

Iowa One Call††††††††††††††††††††††† locates††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 20.70

Viafield††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† weed spray†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 31.48

Earl Parcher†††††††††††††††††††††††††† labor/material to repair school windows†††† †† 305.34

Iowa League of Cities††††††††††††† membership dues††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 229.00

Hawkins, Inc.†††††††††††††††††††††††† cyl. rental††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 5.00

Jendro Sanitation††††††††††††††††††† garbage/recycle collection†††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 839.56

Menards Ė Mason City†††††††††††† cold mix/supplies†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 53.10

Walk & Murphy†††††††††††††††††††††† legal services 5.9.11 to 6.7.11†††††††††††††††††† †† 222.00

AgSource†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† monthly water test/SDWA Testing†††††††††††† †††† 81.00

Marble Rock Reserves††††††††††††† transfers†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1600.00

First Security Bank††††††††††††††††† Form 941††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 935.22

IPERS††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ipers†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 587.78

Iowa Dept. of Revenue††††††††††† st. w/h††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 427.00

Iowa Workforce Develop.††††††† Unemployment††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 15.21

Iowa Dept. of Revenue††††††††††† sales tax†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 236.00

Richard Lovejoy††††††††††††††††††††† water/sewer deposit return†††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 66.50

Superior Lumber††††††††††††††††††† jackhammer rental†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 50.00

NIACOG††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† membership dues††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 202.62

Donís Repair††††††††††††††††††††††††† mower belt/blades†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 169.67

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.†††††††††††† Inv. No. 2008161.00-21†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5279.41

Postmaster†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 rolls stamps††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 88.00

Allied Manatts Group†††††††††††††† road stone††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 387.01




1.     Reported that he had a couple complaints about fireworks before July 4th.

2.     Group insurance was informally agreed upon, but needs to be on the August agenda for approval.The coverage will stay the same but the cost has gone up.


††††††††† Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to adopt Resolution 2011-10 Accepting Law Enforcement Agreement Pursuant to Chapter 28E Code of Iowa.Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.Nays- None.Carried.The agreement is the same as last year with the City paying $4.00 per capita and using 307 as the new population.

††††††††† Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to reappoint Brian Chambers to the Planning and Zoning Commission for another term of office.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.His term of office will end June 30, 2016.


††††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to reappoint Philip Schrage to the Board of Adjustment for another term of office.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.His term of office will end June 30, 2016.


††††††††† Park Board and Community Center appointments were tabled to the next meeting.


††††††††† Other items discussed were weed complaints and council doing survey this week.


††††††††† Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 8:37 p.m.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.





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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Doug Merfeld, Mayor




Sandra Winters, City Clerk