SEPTEMBER 7, 20107:00 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 Engelhardt/seconded Wells to depart from the agenda to accommodate the guests.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Letters were sent to two (2) property owners that share a shut-off.Brian Chambers told the Council that he was not sure whether his water line went to that shut-off, so he said he did not know if it needed repaired or not.He said that he does not know where his shut-off is located.Council will look into it further.


††††††††† Historical Society ask the Council if they would donate a counter top and light fixture globes that are in the basement of the City Hall.Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to donate counter top and light fixture globes to the Museum.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Yaggy Colby presented construction packets for Lift Station Project that needed to be approved.Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2010-16 Approving Contract and Bonds.Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.Nays- None.Carried.


††††††††† A list of the fire hydrants in town was presented.It showed that many needed repair or replaced.Council will have Paul look at them and see which ones can be repaired and which need replaced.


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


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


††††††††† Moved Parcher/seconded Engelhardt to accept the minutes of the August 2, 2010 Regular Meeting as presented.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to send certification letters to four (4) property owners for mowing bills.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to approve the monthly reports as amended. Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.Any delinquent water will be turned off on Monday, September 13, 2010.


††††††††† Income for the month of August totaled $11,759.75 which includes:General Fund $25.00, Library Fund $1661.55, Park Board Fund $24.17, Roads Revenue Fund $2850.59, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $930.82, Sewer Revenue Fund $2796.93, Water Revenue Fund $3047.81, Proprietary $422.88.


††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to approve the claims as amended.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.††† Total of all city claims were $27,707.69.



Salaries†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 3375.14

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

Omnitel Communications††††††† telephone service†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 70.24

Alliant Energy††††††††††††††††††††††† electricity††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 988.17

Postmaster†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 rolls stamps/box rent†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 164.00

Black Hills Energy†††††††††††††††††† natural gas††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 123.82

United Healthcare†††††††††††††††††† group insurance†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† 1761.28

Stop-N-Shop††††††††††††††††††††††††† gas/ cleaning supplies††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 216.22

Floyd & Leonard Auto Electricchain/oil for chainsaw†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† 50.94

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.†††††††††††† River St. Bridge Project Inv. No.ís 13, 15††† 11224.73

Calhoun-Burns Assoc.†††††††††††† 2010 Bridge Rating and Inspection††††††††††† †††† 250.00

Allied Manatts Group†††††††††††††† chips with fines for River St./park††††††††††††† †††††† 57.38

Yaggy Colby Assoc.††††††††††††††† Project M11149 Lift Station†††††††††††††††††††††† †† 1617.81

Hawkins, Inc.†††††††††††††††††††††††† cyl. rental††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† 20.00

Charles City Press†††††††††††††††††† publish minutes†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† 70.26

Neil Wedeking Electric†††††††††††† st. light repair/photo cell†††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 121.70

Farm Plan††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† tire repair material†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† 45.29

Marble Rock Petty Cash†††††††††† postage for water samples/bridge plans††††† †††††† 20.48

Doug Bird††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Code Enforcement Services to 08.13.10†††† †††† 942.75

Iowa League of Cities††††††††††††† 2010 Conference Registration for Mayor†††† †††† 175.00

Iowa Office Supply†††††††††††††††† water bill envelopes†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 101.60

Jendro Sanitation††††††††††††††††††† garbage-recycle collection/large bags†††††††† †† 1199.56

L G I†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† water tests/lead-copper tests/SDWA†††††††††† †††† 332.46

Staples Credit Plan††††††††††††††††† office supplies†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† 87.03

Brown Supply Co.†††††††††††††††††† water line repair material††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 144.84

Reindl Repair†††††††††††††††††††††††† tires for pick-up†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 637.45

Advantage Business †††††††††††††† remote access/finish year end††††††††††††††††††† †††† 165.00

Tom & Angela Stice††††††††††††††† water/sewer deposits refund†††††††††††††††††††† †††† 100.00

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

Ted Winters†††††††††††††††††††††††††† extra labor††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 40.41

First Security Bank††††††††††††††††† form 941 taxes††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1046.14

IPERS††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ipers w/h††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 606.70

Iowa Dept. of Revenue††††††††††† sales tax†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 214.49

Postmaster†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3 rolls stamps††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 132.00




1.     Reported that River Street Bridge Replacement Project will be included in the November 16, 2010 Iowa DOT letting.

2.     Told the Council that he thought that the City should buy for a $1.00 the building that was the Rock Tavern and fix it in order to save it.He said that the roof would need fixing and Councilman Hubbard said the back wall was about ready to fall in.


††††††††† Council discussed the junk vehicle and dangerous building ordinances suggested by the Code Enforcer.It was decided that rather than change just a few, the complete code book needs to be codified again.Clerk was instructed to contact Joe Myhre, NIACOG, and get process started.


††††††††† Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to rescind the motion to repair driveway/culvert at 515 Beelar Street.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to table City Hall roof to the April 2011 Council meeting.Roll: Ayes- All.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to adopt Resolution 2010-17 Adopting the Official Financial Report for City Streets for Year Ending June 30, 2010.Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.Nays- None.Carried.


††††††††† Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to adopt Resolution 2010-18 Adopting the Official Year-End Financial Report for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2010.Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.Nays- None.Carried.


††††††††† Council discussed water meters and that a few in town did not have meters.City Code Section 6-3-12 states that all water furnished consumers shall be measured through meters furnished by the City.Clerk was instructed to send letters to all that do not have a water meter and notify them that the City will be installing a meter.


††††††††† Council scheduled Halloween Trick 0r Treat for Sunday, October 31, 2010 during the hours of 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.


††††††††† Other items discussed were Mayor attending League of Cities Annual Conference in Coralville and electrical box for Lions Club Message Board.


††††††††† Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adjourn the meeting at 8:33 p.m.Roll: Ayes- All.†† Carried.




††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† /s/ Doug Merfeld†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† ††††††† ††††††††† Doug Merfeld, Mayor


/s/ Sandra Winters†††††††††††††††††

Sandra Winters, City Clerk