The Regular Meeting of the Marble Rock City Council was called to order with Mayor Protem Engelhardt presiding with Councilpersons Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells present.  Mayor Merfeld was absent.  Interested citizens were present.  Mayor Protem Engelhardt led the Pledge of Allegiance.


          Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to depart from the agenda order to accommodate the guests.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Rustin Lingbeek presented proposals for the engineering report for the CDBG grant.  He presented two (2) proposals for new water system improvements.  One was for 500 gpm system @ 20PSI that would cover 10 blocks of new water main for an estimated price of $680,000.  The other was for 750 gpm system @ 20PSI that would cover 18 blocks of new water main for an estimated price of $920,000.  Moved Engelhardt/seconded Hubbard to go with the 750 gpm water system proposal.  Roll: Ayes- All. Carried.


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


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


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


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


          Income for the month of August totaled $210,267.00 which includes:  General Fund $2,506.83, Library Fund $478.42, Park Board Fund $0.18, Road Revenue Fund $198,412.26, Landfill-Garbage/Recycling Fund $1,163.09, Sewer Revenue Fund $2,803.88, Water Revenue Fund $4,696.54, Proprietary $205.80.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to approve the claims as amended excluding street signs check.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.  Total of all city claims were $203,137.79.


First Security Bank                  bridge loan payment                             186368.69

Salaries                                                                                               3423.84

TrueNorth                              life insurance                                                 4.80

Omnitel Communications        telephone service                                         68.75

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                  866.58

Black Hills Energy                   natural gas                                                124.84

First Security Bank                  sewer loan payment                                 1153.27

Postmaster                             box service fee – 1yr                                    76.00

United Healthcare                   group insurance                                       1261.38

Marble Rock Petty Cash           certified letters/sending surveys                     11.78

Alliant Energy                        electricity                                                    23.04

Marble Rock Journal                notices published                                           5.19

Maxson-Frudden Lumber         park repairs                                                163.02

Neil Wedeking Electric             park meter service upgrade                       2109.63

Hawkins, Inc.                         cyl. rental                                                    20.00

Stop-N-Shop                          gas/diesel                                                  335.53

Huber Supply                         oxygen tank                                                18.00

Calhoun-Burns Associates        Inv. No. 2008161-23 bridge                     1140.20

Charles City Press                   publish minutes                                            58.75

Allied Manatts Group               road stone                                                   70.98

Yaggy Colby                          Project M11539/Inv. 91393                         829.50

Jendro Sanitation Bag Acct.     large garbage bags                                     360.00

Landers Hardware                   park repairs/benches/water meters                 52.23

AgSource                               monthly water test                                        21.00

Marble Rock Reserves              transfer                                                     1600.00

Jendro Sanitation                    garbage/recycle collection                            839.56

First Security Bank                  Form 941                                                   915.03

IPERS                                    ipers                                                          694.16

Iowa Dept. of Revenue            sales tax                                                    328.00

Postmaster                             2 rolls stamps                                               88.00

Daniel Guthart                        mowing                                                       66.04

NIACC                                                                                                water classes      40.00




1.     No Mayor Report – Mayor absent


          Mayor Merfeld had sent a note naming Lynn Kingery and Pam Clough as his nominations for the Community Center Board.  Moved Wells/seconded Hubbard to approve the Mayor’s appointments to the Community Center Board.  Roll: Ayes – All.  Carried. 


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Wells to adopt Resolution 2011-12 Adopting the Official Financial Report for City Streets for Year Ending June 30, 2011.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt, Wells.  Nays- None.  Carried.


          Moved Engelhardt/seconded Parcher to table Alliant Energy LED Street Light Project to meeting when Mayor is present.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Mayor Merfeld sent a letter to the Council regarding some of the issues on the agenda for the meeting.  The Council and the citizens present read the letter.   A copy of the letter is at City Hall if anyone wishes to read it.



          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to lease Blank Street to Gordon Rohwedder for ten (10) years for $50.00 per year.  Roll: Ayes- Engelhardt, Hubbard, Parcher, Schmidt.  Nays- Wells.  Carried.  A resolution will be presented at next meeting to approve the lease.


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Engelhardt to table Item G – Brush and Junk in Field Beside Rohwedder Property on South River to the next meeting.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.


          Halloween was discussed and it was decided to have Trick or Treat on Sunday, October 31, 2011 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.


          Other items discussed survey results, Omnitel Franchise, purchase orders, letterhead, printer, and copier-scanner.


          Moved Hubbard/seconded Parcher to adjourn the meeting at 8:43 p.m.  Roll: Ayes- All.  Carried.





                                            /s/ Jerry Engelhardt                                

                                            Jerry Engelhardt, Mayor Protem



/s/ Sandra Winters                 

Sandra Winters, City Clerk