AUGUST 2, 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, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  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.  Carried.


          Yaggy Colby discussed the lagoon project and stated that the bids came in higher than they had anticipated but they were able to get them down by about $1500.00 to $2000.00.  The Council was informed that the DNR would not give a Construction permit unless a telephone dialer is included.  Council decided to add a telephone dialer and moved by Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to proceed with the lagoon project.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Schmidt to adopt Res. 2010-14 Adopting Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract and Estimate of Cost.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Carried.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to adopt Res. 2010-15 Making Award of Construction Contract.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Carried.  The contract was awarded to Blazek Corp., Lawler, Iowa for $70,053.00.


          Yaggy Colby presented a proposal for Project Observation/Construction Administration for $2500.00.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to approve the Yaggy Colby proposal for Construction Services for $2500.00.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Driveway and culvert repair at 515 Beelar Street was discussed.  Moved Wells to put culvert and driveway repair on September agenda.  Died for lack of a second.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to go ahead and do driveway/culvert repair at 515 Beelar.  Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt.  Nays- Wells.  Carried.


          Earl Kiefer presented an insurance bond for the company doing Fun Days fireworks.


          Park Board appointments were discussed.  Bob Keiper stated that he would like to serve again on the Board.  Mayor appointed Cathy Kruse to one of the vacant positions on the Park Board.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to not to approve Cathy Kruse to replace Bob Keiper on the Park Board.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.

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


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the agenda as amended with the additions of Bridge Update and Update on Shut-off Valve Work under Unfinished Business.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the minutes of the July6, 2010 Regular Meeting and the minutes of the July 19, 2010 Special Meeting.  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 $19,597.56 which includes:  General Fund $6423.20, TIF Fund $146.43, Comm. Center Fund $12.51, Library Fund $502.453260.22, Park Board Fund $.25, Roads Revenue Fund $1990.31, Employee Benefits Fund $188.89, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1108.22, Sewer Revenue Fund $2905.22, Water Revenue Fund $3456.34, Proprietary 106.22.


          Moved Wells/seconded Engelhardt to approve the claims as presented.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.    Total of all city claims were $18,660.67.



Salaries                                                                                                  3362.84

TrueNorth Companies             life insurance                                                   4.80

Omnitel Communications        telephone service                                           68.85

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                     973.99

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                   138.50

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                          1761.28

Stop-N-Shop                          pick-up/mower gas/p. towels                         147.44

Farm Plan                              expanded steel for gutter                                 77.90

Menards-Mason City                material for maintenance of park bathroom      133.06

IDNR                                     annual water supply fee for f/y 2011                39.39

Floyd County                          cold mix for use on library sidewalk                107.50

Walk & Murphy                       legal professional services to 6.22.10              169.00

Ken Parcher                           remove broken tree limb at school                  250.00

Charles City Press                   publish regular-special minutes/bid notice       152.43

Iowa One Call                        locates                                                           16.20

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.             River St. Bridge project Inv. No. 14              3195.50

Iowa Rural Water Assoc.         water/sewer training                                       10.00

IDNR                                     annual NPDES permit fee                               210.00

Yaggy Colby Assoc.                lift station/DNR permit appl.                         1248.07

NIACOG                                membership dues                                         211.90

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                       10.00

Floyd County Auditor              law enforcement services f/y 2010-2011        1304.00

Advantage Business Solutions  end of year balance                                       360.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfers                                                    1600.00

First Security Bank                  form 941 taxes                                          1005.48

IPERS                                    Ipers w/h                                                    581.28

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                     250.88

Marble Rock Petty Cash           postage for water/sewer samples                     10.21

Jendro Sanitation                    garbage-recycle collection/large bags           1199.56

Larry Thornton                       extra labor                                                    16.16

Ted Winters                           extra labor                                                    28.29

Collection Services Center        state w/h order                                              16.16





1.     Reported that the Code Enforcer is working around town and has sent out

several notices.  Code Enforcer also has requested the Council to consider two new ordinances regarding junk vehicles and unsafe buildings.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to put Code Enforcer suggested ordinances on the next agenda for discussion.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to have Paul repair or replace broken hydrant on Bradford Street.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Weeds were discussed.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to rescind Rohwedder’s $18.75 weed bill and next time go through proper channels.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Other items discussed were River St. Bridge update and street repair proposals.


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adjourn the meeting at 8:32 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.   Carried.




                                            /s/ Doug Merfeld                                                                            Doug Merfeld, Mayor


/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk