MONDAY AUGUST 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.


          Marc Clough questioned why his water bill usage was so high.  He ask that his meter be checked and read again.  Council agreed that Paul could check the meter and get a reading now and compare to usage since the prior reading.


          A Professional Engineering Services Proposal from Yaggy Colby was presented.  Mr. Lingbeek stated that if accepted, they would start next week by talking to Water Supt. and City Clerk and getting plan written.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2011-11 Accepting Proposal for Professional Services Water System Improvements Marble Rock, Iowa.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.


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


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


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to accept the minutes of the July 6, 2011 Regular Meeting as submitted.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


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


          Income for the month of July totaled $15,435.76 which includes:  General Fund $1,531.24, Library Fund $3,216.71, Comm. Center Fund $15.03, Employee Benefits Fund $315.63, Road Revenue Fund $2,385.67, TIF Fund $1,168.36, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $593.79, Sewer Revenue Fund $2,428.36, Water Revenue Fund $3,735.28, Proprietary $45.69.


          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to approve the claims as amended excluding Calhoun-Burns check for $1,873.16 until they get paperwork into DOT.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Total of all city claims were $18,624.52.


Salaries                                                                                               3406.16

TrueNorth                              life insurance                                                 4.80

Omnitel Communications        telephone service                                         69.43

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                   772.37

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                 139.05

First Security Bank                  sewer loan payment                                 1153.27

Floyd County Auditor              law enforcement services F/Y 11-12           1228.00

Blazek Corporation                  lagoon retainage                                      3295.75

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                       1261.38

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                       1261.38

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.     large & small garbage bags                          360.00

Goodale Pumping                   Fun Days restrooms                                    195.00

IDNR                                     water supply annual fee                                 36.08

Charles City Press                   publish minutes                                            62.01

Menards-Mason City                cold mix, oil, filter, Plexiglas                        104.92

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel                                                  372.66

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                           8.10

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                       5.00

IDNR                                     annual NPDES permit                                  210.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfer                                                     1600.00

Jendro Sanitation                    garbage/recycle collection                            839.56

AgSource                               monthly water test/lead & copper tests          166.00

First Security Bank                  Form 941                                                   934.06

IPERS                                    ipers                                                          700.54

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                    261.00

Postmaster                             2 rolls stamps                                               88.00

Advantage Business Solutions  end of year accounting                                  90.00




1.     Reported that Omnitel had contacted him about getting phone line to the lagoon for emergency phone.  They will get this done shortly.


          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to reappoint Troy Duryee to the Park Board for another term of office.  Roll: Ayes- Parcher, Wells.  Nays- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Schmidt.  Did not carry.


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


          Council discussed the property on River Street South located south of Gordon Rohwedder.  The Clerk was instructed to write a letter to the property owner to have nuisances corrected.


          Councilman Wells said a plan was needed to repay the accounts we borrowed from to pay for painting tower.  Council decided to put tower cost repayment plan on the agenda for the October meeting.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the premium for health insurance for this fiscal year.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard that because of Labor Day the next meeting will be Wednesday, September 7, 2011.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Other items discussed survey results, street signs, and bridge inspection.


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.





                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                     

                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor



/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk