July 9, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
July 9, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, July 9, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Rigdon, Dillon, Wedemeier

Adopt Agenda A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt the agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Motion approving June 25, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Motion to set Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of city property located at 613 South Frederick, Oelwein, IA for July 23, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.
C. Motion authorizing “Sidewalk Sales” July 19 thru July 21, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing disposal A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to open the Public Hearing
of 109 20th Street SE on the disposal by sale of city property commonly know as 109 20th St SE.
Ayes: Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Nayes: None
Motion Carried

No comments were received.

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to close the Public Hearing.
Ayes: Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Nayes: None

Motion Carried

Ordinance #1163 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Cantrell to adopt an Ordinance
Chapter 19 Animal Amending Code of Ordinances Chapter 19 Animal and Fowl on the third and
& Fowl final reading.
Ayes: Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Nayes: None

Motion Carried

Geotechnical A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks authorizing signatures on
Engineering Services Geotechnical Engineering Services Agreement with Terracon for Wings Gate
Wings Gate Pavement East Pavement Reconstruction in the amount of $4,750.00
All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Attorney report City attorney Dillon reported five new nuisances have been filed. Dillon coordinating conversations with County Engineer regarding speed limit issues.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to adjourn at 6:05 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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BARBARA RIGDON, DEPUTY CITY CLERK

I, Barbara Rigdon, City Deputy Clerk in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held July 9, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register July 11, 2018.

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BARBARA RIGDON, DEPUTY CITY CLERK

July 7, 2018 Agenda

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AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, July 9, 2018
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.
1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Call to Order
3. Roll Call
Peggy Sherrets
Renee Cantrell Darin Christensen
Matt Derifield Lou Ann Milks
Warren Fisk Matt Weber
4. Additions or Deletions
5. Citizens
6. Consent Agenda
A. Motion approving June 25, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Motion to set Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of city property located at 613 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa
C. Consideration of a motion authorizing “Sidewalk Sales” July 19 thru July 21, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
7. Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of city property commonly known as 109 20th Street SE
8. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Code of Ordinances Chapter 19 Animal and Fowl – third and final reading
9. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Geotechnical Engineering Services Agreement with Terracon for Wings Gate East Pavement Reconstruction in the amount of $4,750.00
10. Report from
11. Mayor’s Report
12. City Attorney’s Report
13. City Administrator’s Report
14. Old Business
15. New business
16. Adjournment

June 25, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
June 25, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, June 25, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

Adopt Agenda A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adopt the agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Service Awards Mayor Sherrets presented retirement service awards to Librarian Mary Jo Snitker and Bookkeeper Nancy Meyer.

Grass Clippings in Derifield spoke on behalf of motorcycle riders regarding property owners
Street blowing grass clippings into the street. This is very dangerous for the riders making the road slippery. The Armory mower and others who continue to do this will be paid a visit by the Police for code enforcement. Sherrets requested the police facility share this information on Facebook.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Motion approving June 11, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $2,063,963.61
C. Pay Request No. 1 to Summers’ Enterprise Inc. in the amount of $215,869.45 for work completed on 20th Street Lift Station Improvements project
D. 2018-2019 Cigarette Permit renewals
E. Motion approving Class ‘C’ Beer Permit Refund for Casey’s General Store #2682
F. Pay Request No. 4 to Flynn Company, Inc. in the amount of $43,281.96 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing Plans A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to open the Public
And Specs Paving Hearing on Proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, and
Connector Taxiway Estimate of Cost for the Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End
To Runway 13 at the Oelwein Municipal Airport. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

No comments were received.

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to close the Public Hearing. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Six bids were received for Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End as follows:

Heartland Asphalt, Mason City $308,071.25
Lodge Construction, Clarksville $308,622.50
Wicks Construction, Decorah $393,586.25
K Cunningham Const., Cedar Falls $405,130.00
Absolute Concrete Const., Slater $428,258.50
Croell, Inc., New Hampton $505,680.00

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A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to award the bid to Heartland Asphalt, Inc. in the amount of $308,071.25. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Second Reading A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to adopt the
Ch. 19 Animal & Fowl second reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Code of Ordinances Chapter 19 Animal and Fowl.

Ayes: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5042-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No. 5042-2018 on Interfund Transfers.

Ayes: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5043-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Mission Statement, 5043-2018 Adopting a Mission Statement, Values, and Goals for the City
Values & Goals of Oelwein.

Ayes: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Traffic Lights A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to approve the purchase of replacement traffic signs and posts in the amount of $29,505.65 from Traffic Signs, Inc. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Wings Trail Park A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to authorize signatures
Bridge Engineer on Engineering Proposal from Fehr Graham for Wings Park Trail Bridge. All
Proposal voted aye.
Motion Carried

Derifield expressed concern that the bridge floods and washes the trail out in that area. Is the engineer aware of this and are there measures to help prevent flood damage?

Wings Park Trail A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to authorize signatures on
Bridge Geotechnical Geotechnical Proposal in the amount of $2,300 from Chosen Valley Testing
Proposal (CVT) for Wings Park Trail Bridge. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Fayette Co. 911 Board City Administrator Mulfinger, Ron VanVeldhuizen and Police Chief Logan attended the Fayette County 911 Board meeting. The board is resistant to invest in Oelwein. Excess state funds giving each Public Safety Answering Point (PSAS) $61,000 but Oelwein will not be receiving their $61,000. The Fayette Co. 911 Board will receive $122,000 for the county and has chosen to keep Oelwein’s share of the PSAP funding. Fisk stated the letter is excellent and well written. Council requests a list of names on the Fayette Co. 911 Board, who appoints them, township information, who oversees the 911 Boards in Iowa and to contact State Representatives to make them aware of the situation.

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A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen directing the City Administrator respond to the Fayette County 911 Board. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to set Public Hearing for
Disposal 109 20 St SE July 9, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on the proposed disposal by sale of city property commonly known as 109 20th Street SE. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to approve the
Enterprise and Econ. Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development
Development Meeting Committee recommendation on Hotel/Motel Funding as follows:
Hotel Motel
Williams Center for the Arts $1,000.00
Italian Heritage $1,200.00
Oelwein Area United Way $1,060.00
Oelwein Soccer Club $2,000.00

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen presented the June Library Board meeting minutes. Participation in the summer reading program exceeded expectations. New officers were elected.

Rumor Has It Mayor Sherrets reported the second “Rumor Has It” at the Library June 21 was very beneficial and the city will keep having these.

Code Enforcement Attorney Dillon reported nuisance enforcement on buildings with plywood in windows not according to code will be the next step in corrective activity.

Landlords Meeting Landlords meeting regarding rental inspection will be at the Library Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

Lawn Mow Letters Weber questioned if habitual violator who repeatedly have to have their lawn mowed by the city are charged in an escalating scale for each repeat offence? The fees are not escalate but Attorney Dillon stated he could look at a step up program for the city. Weber requested a list of repeat offenders.

Safety Camera Fisk expressed concern regarding no safety camera revenue to fund the
Police Admin. Asst. police administrative assistant position. With code enforcement and housing rental inspections responsibility police will need help. They don’t have enough time to do all this without additional staff.

Sherrets stated council hears from the few that don’t want it and don’t hear from the ones that do. She reminds council to do what is good for the many not the few. You need to do what is good for the whole city and not just the people that have called you. She is in favor of safety cameras.

Milks stated safety cameras would not keep people from shopping in Oelwein. It ways we care enough about our community to have a safe community. She is in favor of safety cameras.

Fisk stated Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Cedar Falls have several safety cameras and it doesn’t stop people from shopping there.

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Weber, Derifield and Christensen think it is now a revenue problem. Fisk wants to know how to fund the police position.

Mulfinger stated “Every ticket we give generates revenue. Not only is the police protecting us they are also generating revenue for the city and to think speed cameras are any different than a traffic camera or any other stop we make, they aren’t. We need revenue to do good things. We need to spend money to do things for the city. If we don’t want to capture the revenue by using new technology that will in turn make our city safer, then we can’t come up with the money. We’ll have to cut something.”

A work session will be scheduled to discuss Police Department Administrative funding.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:55 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held June 25, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 27, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Oelwein City Hall Renovation Planning followed the regular meeting.

June 25, 2018 Agenda

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5:00 P.M. SCHOTT VICIOUS ANIMAL APPEAL
5:30 P.M. PLANNING, FINANCE, ENTERPRISE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, June 25, 2018
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.
1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Call to Order
3. Roll Call
Peggy Sherrets
Matt Weber Warren Fisk
Renee Cantrell Darin Christensen
Matt Derifield Lou Ann Milks
4. Additions or Deletions
5. Presentation of Retirement Service Award to Librarian Mary Jo Snitker and Bookkeeper Nancy Meyer
6. Citizens
7. Consent Agenda
A. Motion approving June 11, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $2,063,963.61
C. Consideration of Pay Request No. 1 to Summers’ Enterprise Inc. in the amount of $215,869.45 for work completed on 20th Street Lift Station Improvements project
D. 2018-19 Cigarette Permit Renewals
E. Consideration of a motion approving Class ‘C’ Beer Permit Refund for Casey’s General Store #2682
F. Consideration of Pay Request No. 4 to Flynn Company, Inc. in the amount of $43,281.96 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements
8. Public Hearing on Proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, and Estimate of Cost for the Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End at the Oelwein Municipal Airport
9. Consideration of a motion to award bid for the Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End at the Oelwein Municipal Airport contingent upon receipt of FAA funds
10. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Code of Ordinances Chapter 19 Animal and Fowl – second reading
11. Consideration of a Resolution on Interfund Transfers
12. Consideration of a Resolution Adopting a Mission Statement, Values, and Goals for the City of Oelwein
13. Consideration of a motion to approve the purchase of replacement traffic signs and posts in the amount of $29,505.65 from Traffic Signs, Inc.
14. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Engineering Proposal from Fehr Graham for Wings Park Trail Bridge
15. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Geotechnical Proposal in the amount of $2,300 from Chosen Valley Testing (CVT) for Wings Park Trail Bridge
16. Consideration of a motion directing the City Administrator to respond to the Fayette County 911 Board
17. Consideration of a motion to set Public Hearing for July 9, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on the proposed disposal by sale of city property commonly known as 109 20th Street SE
18. Report from Cantrell and consideration of a motion approving Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee recommendations on Hotel/Motel Funding for Williams Center for the Arts, Italian Heritage, Oelwein Area United Way and Oelwein Soccer Club
19. Report from Christensen on June Library Board meeting
20. Mayor’s Report
21. City Attorney’s Report
22. City Administrator’s Report
23. Old Business
24. New business
25. Adjournment
A Work Session on Oelwein City Hall Renovation Planning will follow the regular meeting

June 11, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
June 11, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, June 11, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
ABSENT: Weber, Cantrell
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

Adopt Agenda A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adopt the agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Paul Ganske Paul Ganske, 116 Eastline Road informed council of a dilapidated garage building at 116 5th Avenue NE.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Christensen to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Motion approving May 29, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Motion to set Schott vicious animal appeal for June 25, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor and Sunday Sales renewal for Von Tuck’s Bier Haus dba Dave’s Place
D. Pay Request No. 3 to Flynn Company in the amount of $172,657.87 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements Project.
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance 1162 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Milks to adopt Ordinance
Amend Code Ch. 22 No. 1162 Amending Code Section 22-90, Section 22-94, Section 22-104, Section 22-105 and adding Section 22-106 to Modify Parking Positions, Parking Areas Generally, Fines and Failure to Pay and Adding Impoundment of Vehicles for Unpaid Fines or Repeated Violations on the third and final reading.
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

1st Reading Ch. 19 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to adopt the first reading
Animal & Fowl of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Code of Ordinances Chapter 19 Animal and Fowl.
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5039-2018 A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Christensen to adopt
28E Agreement Resolution No. 5039-2018 in support of the Law Enforcement Services in and
Mutual Aid around the northeast Iowa area and specifically the counties of Allamakee, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Fayette and Winneshiek and the cities of Decorah, Dyersville, Fayette, Independence, Manchester, New Hampton, Oelwein, Waukon, Waverly, West Union and all cities within the above listed counties 28E Agreement for Mutual Assistance.
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5040-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Multi Hazard No. 5040-2018 Adopting Fayette County, Iowa Multi-Jurisdiction
Mitigation Plan (MJ-14) Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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Adopt Mission A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Derifield to table a
Statement Goals Resolution Adopting a Mission Statement, Values, and Goals for the City of Oelwein to be relisted at next meeting when full council will be present. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution 5041-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution
Salaries 2018-2019 No. 5041-2018 establishing salaries for Fiscal Year 2019-8-2019.
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Appointment A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to approve the appointment
Plaza Board of Andrew Miller to the Community Plaza Board of Governors. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney City Attorney Dillon reported on several nuisance properties.

Safety Cameras Milks requested traffic camera ordinance be discussed and relisted on the agenda. Milks referenced the Letter to the Editor in Oelwein Register thanking Police Department for putting the speed trailer out to slow down traffic. At her business, Lou Ann’s Quilt Shop people from out of town to shop at her business. She did a two day poll asking them if they knew Oelwein had speed cameras would that deter them from coming to Oelwein. Everyone said no – because they didn’t speed. Customers asked were from surrounding town including Westgate, Independence, Waterloo, Sumner, Fairbank and Cedar Falls. Also asked were customers from Minnesota, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

On Wednesday, June 6th she observed a vehicle running a red light. “Council needs to stand behind the Police Department in support of safety cameras, if we don’t we are failing to do our duty” stated Milks. Who is afraid of or why they are afraid of speed cameras. It is a safety issue.

Christensen stated he will talk to other local business owners in town.

A work session will be set for more discussion on safety cameras.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:23 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held June 11, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 14, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Council met in a Code Review Work Session before the regular council meeting and following discussed sale of city property in a work session.

June 11, 2018 Agenda

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THE CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET IN A CODE REVIEW WORK SESSION AT 5:30 P.M.

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, June 11, 2018
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.

1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Call to Order

3. Roll Call
Peggy Sherrets
Matt Weber Warren Fisk
Renee Cantrell Darin Christensen
Matt Derifield Lou Ann Milks

4. Additions or Deletions

5. Citizens

6. Consent Agenda

A. Motion approving May 29, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Motion to set Schott vicious animal appeal for June 25, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
C. Consideration of a Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor and Sunday Sales renewal for Von Tuck’s Bier Haus dba Dave’s Place
D. Consideration of Pay Request No. 3 to Flynn Company in the amount of $172,657.87 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements Project

7. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Code Section 22-90, Section 22-94, Section 22-104, Section 22-105 and adding Section 22-106 to Modify Parking Positions, Parking Areas Generally, Fines and Failure to Pay and Adding Impoundment of Vehicles for Unpaid Fines or Repeated Violations – third and reading

8. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Code of Ordinances Chapter 19 Animal and Fowl – first reading

9. Consideration of a Resolution In support of the Law Enforcement Services in and around the northeast Iowa area and specifically the counties of Allamakee, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Fayette and Winneshiek and the cities of Decorah, Dyersville, Fayette, Independence, Manchester, New Hampton, Oelwein, Waukon, Waverly, West Union and all cities within the above listed counties 28E Agreement for Mutual Assistance

10. Consideration of a Resolution Adopting Fayette County, Iowa Multi-Jurisdiction (MJ-14) Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

11. Consideration of a Resolution Adopting a Mission Statement, Values, and Goals for the City of Oelwein

12. Consideration of a Resolution establishing salaries for Fiscal Year 2018-2019

13. Consideration of a motion approving the appointment of Andrew Miller to the Community Plaza Board of Governors

14. Report from Derifield on June Airport Board meeting

15. Mayor’s Report

16. City Attorney’s Report

17. City Administrator’s Report

18. Old Business

19. New business

20. Adjournment

THE CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET IN A WORK SESSION ON THE SALE OF CITY PROPERTY FOLLOWING THE REGULAR MEETING

May 29, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
May 29, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, May 29, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon

Adopt Agenda A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt the agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

OCAD – Deb Howard, Deb Howard, OCAD Director and Kent Nelson Economic Development
Kent Nelson Chair informed council local businesses are concerned that traffic cameras may influence visitors to take a different route. The perception of cameras may deter people from coming to Oelwein after working so hard to improve Oelwein’s image to make it a destination place. She also stated they don’t want to discount the benefits cameras will bring to the city.

Fisk asked if OCAD had documentation that there is decreased business as a result of cameras and there was none available. Fisk searched for research on the internet and couldn’t find anything.

Andy Bilden Andy Bilden, 2996 Neon Road from Fayette Co. Fair Board. He stated the County Fair will have free carnival rides for children and are asking Fayette County cities to contribute funds. So far the following communities have committed:

West Union $5,000
Fayette $1,300
Hawkeye $1,000
Clermont $ 500
Elgin $ 500

The Fayette County Fair is the second to last week of July. Council will list this one a future agenda to discuss.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to approve the following Consent Agenda items:

A. May 14, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $395,045.62.
C. Pay Request No. 2 in the amount of $31,260.67 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to open the Public
2017-2018 Budget Hearing on 2017-2018 Budget Amendment.
Amendment
Ayes: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to close the hearing.

Ayes: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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Resolution 5035-2018 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No. 5035-2018 approving 2017-2018 Budget Amendment.

Ayes: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

2nd Reading Amend Weber talked to people in his ward in favor of red light cameras but not
Code Chapter 22 speed cameras. Fisk received a call also but stated all citations are
Traffic Enforcement reviewed by the local city police facility before being mailed out.

Christensen was contacted by two business owners. Derifield stated people he talked to are in favor of red light but not speed cameras.

Logan stated using the current radar gun it’s not efficient to use one officer to stop one vehicle which takes 20 minutes when photos could be taken of all speeders in traffic prone areas. What validates one type of camera over the other to write a citation for red light but not for someone who is speeding. Fisk stated if you are not an offender you have nothing to worry about. You have to be going 10 miles over.

Cantrell stated if the speed cameras don’t slow traffic down and make the intersection safer, they’ll pull out. The camera monitors traffic for safety statistics. It’s not permanent if we say yes to having both cameras.

Derifield stated the people he talked to said having red light cameras will actually make people pay attention.

Logan responded if they know the red light camera will make them stop then they should know a speed camera will make them slow down. The people that may not want to go thru your town because of a speed camera are the same people who will not want a camera to take a picture of them running a red light.

Mulfinger stated it’s unfortunate the city’s crime and its enforcement results in the police department earning money. It is something we struggle with cause there is really no other way we can really get people to understand that they should stop breaking the law. Even though they call this a revenue generator, every other ticket we write also creates revenue.

Sherrets agrees with Cantrell to go ahead and commit. She believes that it will not affect business at all.

Weber is concerned if we are using fixed or mobile cameras. Mulfinger stated they city can post the location of every camera. We could design a system that would announce a specific street they are doing an enforcement on. The program is up to council to decide on.

A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to adopt the second reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Chapter 22 Vehicles and Traffic, Adding Article VII Automatic Traffic Enforcement Sections 22-180 through Section 22-189.

Ayes: Cantrell, Fisk, Milks
Nays: Weber, Derifield, Christensen

The Ordinance died for lack of approval of the second reading.

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Second Reading A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adopt the second
Amend Code reading of an Ordinance Amending Code Section 22-90, Section 22-94,
Section 22 Parking Section 22-104, Section 22-105 and adding Section 22-106 to Modify Parking Positions, Parking Areas Generally, Fines and Failure to Pay and Adding Impoundment of Vehicles for Unpaid Fines or Repeated Violations.

Ayes: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5036-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt
Park Concessions Resolution No. 5036-2018 with Thyron Matthews re: Concessions Agreement pending proof of liability and workers compensation insurance.

Ayes: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5037-2018 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Weber to adopt
Temp Road Closure Resolution No. 5037-2018 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Area United Way Street Dance August 18, 2018.

Ayes: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5038-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt
Temp Road Closure Resolution No. 5038-2018 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Fire Department Waterball August 18, 2018.

Ayes: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to schedule
Plans & Specs a public hearing on the proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, and Estimate of Cost for the construction of the paving connector taxiway to runway 13 end improvement project at 6:00 P.M. on June 25, 2018. 5 voted aye, 1 (Fisk) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Rental Inspection A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks adopting the Rental Inspection Timeline. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Building Permit Council was asked by Superintendent Josh Ehn to waive the building
Oelwein Comm. permit for the OCSD Middle School Project. Weber was against waiving the
School District building permit. We did not waive permits for other nonprofits, like Oelwein Healthcare Foundation, so we shouldn’t waive it for the school.

Cantrell wants to know the amount of the permit fee. Deb Howard stated the school received $500,000 grant from Williams Foundation 6 months ago.

Waiving the building permit for the Oelwein Community School District died for lack of motion.

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2018-2019 Water- Article II Water Section 7-10 Water Rates are to be reviewed by council
Sewer Rates Review annually in May. The 2% adjustment over the current fiscal year rates was calculated and presented to City Council to be effective July 1.

Fisk inquired why there was a special rate for the third tier and Mulfinger stated they have a pretreatment agreement.

Park Rec Board Mtg. Cantrell presented the May Park and Recreation Board meeting minutes. Americorps volunteers cleared areas along the waterway at City Park. Bill Oakes from Hancor donated 500’ of field tile for outfield in Diamond 3. United Way Day of Caring was a huge success. Sarah Scheel lined up the following companies and volunteers.

East Penn – Fencing and Playground Equipment
Alliant – Aquatic Center
Arlington Place – Sticks & debris at City Park and Platt’s Park
Parent Share & Support – Oakdale Cemetery fence and garbage downtown
Wings Park & Parkside – Trash and sticks on the playgounds and Levin Park

Johnson is working on a Parks Maintenance Plan which includes maintenance and larger projects to put more amenities in the park system. Trails committee received $87,353 grant from Well Mark Foundation. He also applies to Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation for additional trail work funding. Pool was open for Memorial Day weekend. The Dog Park has now received a 501c-3 non-profit status and can start fundraising in 180 days.

Reappt. to Park & Rec A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve the Mayor’s recommendation of the reappointment of Dan Stasi to the Park and Rec Board. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:48 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held May 29, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 5, 2018.

___________________________________________________
DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A Code Review work session preceded the council meeting followed by a City Wide Cleanup work session.

May 29, 2018 Agenda

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THE CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET IN A CODE REVIEW WORK SESSION AT 5:30 P.M.
AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.
1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Call to Order
3. Roll Call
Peggy Sherrets
Matt Weber Warren Fisk
Renee Cantrell Darin Christensen
Matt Derifield Lou Ann Milks
4. Additions or Deletions
5. Citizens
6. Consent Agenda
A. Motion approving May 14, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $395,045.62
C. Pay Request No. 2 in the amount of $31,260.67 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements
7. Public Hearing on 2017-2018 Budget Amendment
8. Consideration of a Resolution approving 2017-2018 Budget Amendment
9. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Chapter 22 Vehicles and Traffic, Adding Article VII Automatic Traffic Enforcement Sections 22-180 through Section 22-189 – second reading
10. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Code Section 22-90, Section 22-94, Section 22-104, Section 22-105 and adding Section 22-106 to Modify Parking Positions, Parking Areas Generally, Fines and Failure to Pay and Adding Impoundment of Vehicles for Unpaid Fines or Repeated Violations – second reading
11. Consideration of a resolution with Thyrone Matthews RE: Concessions Agreement
12. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Area United Way Street Dance August 18, 2018
13. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Fire Department Waterball August 18, 2018
14. Consideration of motion scheduling a public hearing on the proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, and Estimate of Cost for the construction of the paving connector taxiway to runway 13 end improvement project at 6:00 p.m. on June 25, 2018
15. Consider of a motion adopting the Rental Inspection Timeline
16. Consideration of a motion waving the building permit for the Oelwein Community School District
17. Review of 2018-2019 water and sanitary sewer rates
18. Report from Christensen on May Library Board meeting
19. Report from Cantrell on May Park and Recreation Commission meeting
20. Mayor’s Report
A. Consideration of the reappointment of Dan Stasi to the Park & Rec Board
21. City Attorney’s Report
22. City Administrator’s Report
23. Old Business
24. New business
25. Adjournment
THE CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET IN A WORK SESSION ON THE CITY WIDE CLEAN UP FOLLOWING THE REGULAR MEETING

May 14, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
May 14, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, May 14, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

Adopt Agenda A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt the agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Memorial Poppy Sherrets presented a Memorial Day Proclamation to Abigail Dahl, 4th generation Poppy girl and American Legion Auxiliary Post 9 claiming May 25-26, 2018 Memorial Poppy Days in Oelwein and call upon all of our citizens pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom by wearing the Memorial Poppy.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve the following Consent Agenda items:

A. April 23, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. April 30, 2018 special council minutes.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Leo’s Italian Restaurant.
D. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Mona’s Firepit Pub and Grill.
E. New Class ‘E’ Liquor, Class ‘C’ Beer, Native Wine and Sunday Sales permit for Casey’s General Store #2682.
F. Change Order No. 1 to Flynn Company for Old Road Paving Project omitting contracted items.
G. Change Order No. 2 to Flynn Company for Old Road Paving Project in the amount of $3,013.00.
H. Pay Request No. 1 in the amount of $12,617.28 for work completed on Old Road Paving Project.
I. Motion approving the purchase of road rock in the amount of $9,810.00 from Zupke Sand and Gravel.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

1st Reading Amend A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to adopt the first reading of
Code Chapter 22 an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Chapter 22 Vehicles and Traffic, Adding Article VII Automatic Traffic Enforcement Sections 22-180 through Section 22-189.

Ayes: Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Both hand held and fixed safety cameras are in the ordinance inquired Cantrell. Fisk was given confirmation no citations for yellow light only, citations when photo is red and it does not go on your driving record or affect auto insurance. Weber received feedback from his ward, and they felt the cameras were only being installed to generate revenue. Derifield received feedback in favor of red light camera but not safety speed cameras. Code states 10 MPH over speed limit for citation.

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Sherrets questioned if no MPH over was stated in code it would be better in case it needed to be changed. Chief Logan stated whether citations are written or not, the cameras are actively collecting date like average speed to determine safety of the intersection area.

15 MPH is the lowest speed limit in city limits inquired by Fisk. Emergency response vehicle allowances are in the code. A contract with GATSO will be on the agenda at the third reading of this ordinance for safety cameras.

1st Reading Amend A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adopt the first reading
Amend Code of an Ordinance Amending Code Section 22-90, Section 22-94, Section 22-104,
Section 22 Section 22-105 and adding Section 22-106 to Modify Parking Positions, Parking Areas Generally, Fines and Failure to Pay and Adding Impoundment of Vehicles for Unpaid Fines or Repeated Violations.

Ayes: Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

A citation can be written for vehicle parking along a yellow curb inquired Weber. Safety Committee determines which curbs are painted yellow. Parking on the grass or gravel in the right of way is illegal inquired Christensen. Citizens must park in driveway not right of way.

Resolution 5033-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution No.
Temp Road Closure 5033-2018 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Decades and Delish for Cars and Coffee on selected Saturdays in 2018.

Ayes: Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

613 S Frederick A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Milks to approve a bid from
Demo Bid Bryan Construction in the amount of $12,750.00 for asbestos removal and demolition of 613 South Frederick. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Milks to set Public Hearing
2017-18 Budget on 2017-2018 Budget Amendment for 6:00 P.M. May 29, 2018. All voted aye.
Amendment
Motion Carried

Change May A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to reschedule May 28, 2018
Council Mtg. Dates council meeting to May 29, 2018 due to the Memorial Day holiday. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen presented May Library Board minutes. Mary Jo Snitker will be retiring June 30th after serving 22 years as librarian. Students visiting the Library in May are learning about the upcoming “Libraries Rock” summer reading program. Art Show is in progress with Artist reception May 17 at 6:30 P.M.

Reappointment A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to approve the reappointment of
Library Board Callie Berryman and Brett Ingersoll to the Library Board. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Attorney Report Dillon stated he is working with Fayette County Engineer regarding speed zone changes at the edge of town on city/county shared roads. He also updated council on four nuisance properties.

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Utility Shutoff Fisk expressed his concerns when water is shut off and people continue to live with no water. Now trash is tied to the water utility bill. He requested information on how trash is billed if water is shut off. Does Black Hawk Waste stop or continue to pick up trash and how collections of these unpaid accounts are being handled.

Executive Session A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to go into Executive Session at 6:40 P.M. per Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) to evaluate professional competency of individuals whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to the individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session and reconvene in open session to consider approval of contract. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Return to Regular A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to return to regular
Session session at 7:10 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Administrator A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to increase the City
Employment Administrator’s salary $1,166 per month effective July 2018 Salary
Agreement Resolution.

Weber offered a lower salary with cost of living increases and negotiated employee benefits. Fisk stated it is only $5,000 difference which is not much. Show him we want to keep him and approve the increase. Milks agreed.

Four voted aye, two (Weber, Christensen) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 7:20 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

___________________________________________________
DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held May 14, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 16, 2018.

___________________________________________________
DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Code Review Chapter 22 preceded the regular meeting and a work session on Rental Housing followed.

May 14, 2018 Agenda

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5:30 P.M. Code Review

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, May 14, 2018
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.

1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Call to Order

3. Roll Call
Peggy Sherrets
Lou Ann Milks Matt Derifield
Matt Weber Warren Fisk
Renee Cantrell Darin Christensen

4. Additions or Deletions

5. Proclamation – Memorial Poppy

6. Citizens

7. Consent Agenda

A. Motion approving April 23, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Motion approving April 30, 2018 special council minutes
C. Consideration of a Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Leo’s Italian Restaurant
D. Consideration of a Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Mona’s Firepit Pub and Grill
E. Consideration of a new Class ‘E’ Liquor, Class ‘C’ Beer, Native Wine and Sunday Sales permit For Casey’s General Store #2682
F. Consideration of Change Order No. 1 to Flynn Company for Old Road Paving Project omitting contracted items
G. Consideration of Change Order No. 2 to Flynn Company for Old Road Paving Project in the amount of $3,013.00
H. Consideration of Pay Request No. 1 in the amount of $12,617.28 for work completed on Old Road Paving Project
I. Consideration of a motion approving the purchase of Road Rock in the amount of $9,810.00 from Zupke Sand and Gravel

8. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Code, Chapter 19, Animal and Fowl – first reading

9. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Chapter 22 Vehicles and Traffic, Adding Article VII Automatic Traffic Enforcement Sections 22-180 through Section 22-189 – first reading

10. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Code Section 22-90, Section 22-94, Section 22-104, Section 22-105 and adding Section 22-106 to Modify Parking Positions, Parking Areas Generally, Fines and Failure to Pay and Adding Impoundment of Vehicles for Unpaid Fines or Repeated Violations – first reading

11. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Decades and Delish

12. Consideration of a motion approving bid from Bryan Construction in the amount of $12,750.00 for asbestos removal and demolition of 613 South Frederick

13. Consideration of a motion to set a Public Hearing on 2018-2019 Budget Amendment for 6:00 P.M. May 29, 2018

14. Consideration of a motion to rescheduled May 28, 2018 council meeting to May 29, 2018 due to the Memorial Day holiday

15. Report from Christensen on May Library Board meeting

16. Mayor’s Report

A. Consideration of the reappointment of Callie Berryman and Brett Ingersoll to the Library Board

17. City Attorney’s Report

18. City Administrator’s Report

19. Old Business

20. New business

21. Executive Session per Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) to evaluate professional competency of individuals whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to the individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session and reconvene in open session to consider approval of contract

22. Return to Regular Session

23. Discussion and possible action on employment agreement between City Administrator Dylan Mulfinger and the City of Oelwein

24. Adjournment
A Work Session on Rental Housing will follow the regular meeting

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