September 24, 2018 Agenda

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5:30 Public Safety Committee on Knox Boxes
5:45 Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee on Hotel/Motel Funding

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, September 24, 2018
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.

1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Call to Order

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

4. Additions or Deletions

5. Citizens

6. Consent Agenda

A. Motion approving September 10, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $393,406.72
C. Consideration of Pay Request No. 5 to Portzen Construction in the amount of $56,050.00 for work completed on 42 Well Improvements Project
D. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor, Blass ‘C’ Beer and Class ‘B’ Wine permit renewal for Fareway Stores, Inc. #412

7. Public Hearing on Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through Section 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection to the City of Oelwein Code of Ordinances

8. Consideration of an Ordinance Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through Section 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection – First Reading

9. Public Hearing on Adding Article VIII, Section 12-300 through Section 12-308 Rental Housing Inspection Program to the City of Oelwein Code of Ordinances

10. Consideration of an Ordinance Adding Article VIII, Section 12-300 through Section 12-308 Rental Housing Inspection Program – First Reading

11. Consideration of an Ordinance amending Chapter 25 Housing Maintenance and Occupancy Code – Second Reading

12. Consideration of a motion to waive the second and third reading and adopt an Ordinance on the first and final reading

13. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 14-130 Public Tree Care, Establishment of Urban Forest Enterprise

14. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Agreement with T & W Grinding and Compost Services, LLC for grinding and compost services

15. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 16-40 Landfill Rate Classification; Charges and County Recycling Program Fund

16. Consideration of a recommendation from Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee re: Hotel/Motel Funding to Pawsitively Oelwein, Inc.; Birdnow Soccer Complex; and Williams Center for the Arts

17. Consideration of a motion authorizing the purchase of a new grit pump for Wastewater Treatment Plant in the amount of $5,509.00 from Gorman-Rupp

18. Consideration of a motion to purchase radio equipment for the Police Department in the amount of $12,802.50 from Racom

19. Report from Weber on Public Safety Committee meeting

20. Report from Christensen on September Library Board meeting

21. Report from Cantrell on September Park & Recreation Commission meeting

22. Report from Derifield on September Airport Board meeting

23. Mayor’s Report

24. City Attorney’s Report

25. City Administrator’s Report

26. Old Business

27. New business

28. Adjournment

A Rental Inspection Work Session will be held following the regular meeting.

September 10, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
September 10, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 10, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

Roll Call Present: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
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

Citizens Patsy Clouse, 117 8th Avenue SW stated an ordinance on portable carports was passed last year and questioned why are they still up. She also questioned why the drug house next to her wasn’t being investigated.

Jerry Wall, 12 Hillside Drive West shared the following:
Not in favor of vacant building permit and inspection code changes
Inspection fees will put a burden on him since his building is not paid for
Does like city wide cleanup day
Would like to continue city brush and leaf pickup

Deb Howard, 1320 Isaac Avenue, Hazleton and Travis Bushaw, 1004 10th Street SE spoke representing OCAD and OCAD Housing committee. Howard stated OCAD does support the effort city council is doing to improve housing stock in Oelwein and hopes that a program can be established and agreeable to all parties involved. OCAD believes it is necessary to have inspection and housing codes for all homes and not just rentals. OCAD created a “Spiffy Award” and a “flip program” in which people can buy houses, fix them up and flip them. Housing studies show Oelwein has a large number of homes valued at $50,000 or less and most of these homes need to be improved for a higher standard of living for our residents.

Lee Buhr, 821 West Charles said the proposed code has already dropped the price of real estate 10-15% which if this goes into effect will cost him over $100,000 just in lost revenue by de-valuing his properties. He has been a landlord for 33 years and has remodeled over 100 houses in Oelwein. He is working to fix up his rentals on his own time schedule, if not he’ll be forced to sell some of his worst ones to tenants who won’t be able to fix it because they won’t have the money.

Jim Dage, 13 North Frederick stated he is in agreement and the city does need to do something regarding rental and homeowner inspections. He feels the process is a little rushed and pointed out concerns in wording in the code, definitions, and application of “partially” vacant buildings section. He would like to see exemptions for contract sales where parent helps child buy house.

Becky Batterson, 1145 1st Avenue SW is a renter and is concerned how these fees will affect her rental cost.

Patsy Clouse, 117 8th Avenue SW spoke again stating she is on a fixed income using Section 8 housing and her rent increases she will be moving out.

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Brett DeVore, 7 9th Avenue SE stated 80-90 landlords are on board with some type of code and a business should be able to afford the $150 annual fee. His issue is the annual fee is 6-9 times higher than other communities. He thanked council for responding to his e-mail. Budget numbers the city is proposing are ludicrous and the city should wait until the “request for proposals” RFP’s are in before determining budget costs involving an outside company. He also thanked council for being engaged at the August 29, 2018 landlord meeting. He called on the Mayor to resign.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Milks to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:

A. Motion approving August 27, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Special Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for First Garden
C. Change Order No. 3 to Flynn Company, Inc. in the amount of $15,498.88 for Old Road Paving Improvements Project
D. Pay Request No. 5 to Flynn Company, Inc. in the amount of $38,060.35 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements Project

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing 2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to open the Public
Amendment to Urban Hearing on proposed 2018 amendment to the urban renewal plan for the
Renewal Plan for Central Urban Renewal Area and Internal TIF Loan.
Central Urban Renewal
Area & Internal TIF Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Loan Nays: None
Motion Carried

No comments were made.

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

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

Resolution #5052-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution No. 5052-2018 Approving 2018 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Central Urban Renewal Area and Internal TIF Loan.

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

First Reading Ch. 25 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to approve the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 25 Housing Maintenance and Occupancy Code.

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

Set Public Hearing, A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to set a Public Hearing for
Article IX, Section September 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through
12-400 thru 411 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection to the City of Oelwein Code of
Vacant Building Ordinances. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to set a Public Hearing for
Article VIII, Section September 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on Adding Article VII, Section 12-300 through
12-300 thru 308 12-308 Rental Housing Inspection Program to the City of Oelwein Code
Rental Housing of Ordinances. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution 5053-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No.
End City Wide Brush 5053-2018 Ending the Service of City-Wide Brush Cleanup and City-Wide
And Leaf Cleanup Leaf Cleanup.

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

Resolution 5054-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
City Street Financial No. 5054-2018 re: 2017-2018 City Street Financial Report.
Report
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Utility Radio A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Christensen to approve the
Communication Equip. purchase of radio communication equipment for the Utility Department from Automatic Systems in an amount not to exceed $30,000. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Fall Clean Up A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to set Fall Clean Up date for September 22, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. to Noon. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon stated the city acquired a property through tax sale and is also working on a judgement for another property.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 6:30 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 September 10, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 11, 2018.

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A work session on Residential Tree Inventory and Potential Tree Utility followed the regular meeting.

Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development committee met prior to the regular council meeting and a work session on rental inspection was also held.

September 10, 2018 Agenda

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5:15 P.M. PLANNING, FINANCE, ENTERPRISE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
5:30 P.M. WORK SESSION ON RENTAL INSPECTION

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, September 10, 2018
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.

1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Call to Order

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

4. Additions or Deletions

5. Citizens

6. Consent Agenda

A. Motion approving August 27, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Consideration of a Special Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for First Garden
C. Consideration of Change Order No. 3 to Flynn Company Inc. in the amount of $16,498.88 for Old Road Paving Improvements Project
D. Consideration of Pay Request No. 5 to Flynn Company Inc. in the amount of $38,060.35 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements Project

7. Public Hearing on proposed 2018 amendment to the urban renewal plan for the Central Urban Renewal Area and Internal TIF Loan

8. Consideration of a Resolution approving 2018 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Central Urban Renewal Area and Internal TIF Loan

9. Consideration of an Ordinance amending Chapter 25 Housing Maintenance and Occupancy Code – First Reading

10. Consideration of a motion to set a Public Hearing for September 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through Section 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection to the City of Oelwein Code of Ordinances

11. Consideration of a motion to set a Public Hearing for September 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on Adding Article VIII, Section 12-300 through Section 12-308 Rental Housing Inspection Program to the City of Oelwein Code of Ordinances

12. Consideration of a Resolution Ending the Service of City-Wide Brush Cleanup and City-Wide Leaf Cleanup

13. Consideration of a Resolution re: 2017-2018 City Street Financial Report

14. Consideration of a motion to approve the purchase of radio communication equipment for the Utility Department from Automatic Systems in an amount not to exceed $30,000

15. Consideration of a motion to set Fall Clean Up Date for September 22, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. to Noon

16. Mayor’s Report

17. City Attorney’s Report

18. City Administrator’s Report

19. Old Business

20. New business

21. Adjournment

Work Session on Residential Tree Inventory and Potential Tree Utility will follow the regular meeting

August 27, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
August 27, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, August 27, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

Roll Call Present: Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Absent: None
Also Present: Mulfinger, Wedemeier, Dillon

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

Dr. Liang C. Wee Dr. Liang C. Wee with Northeast Iowa Community College informed council on the upcoming Bond Levy Continuation. Dr. Wee thanked council for their support with the RAMS Center and extended an invite for the 10-year Open house on October 3, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Dr. Wee advised voting for the proposed bond will be on September 11, 2018. Extending the bond will advance technology, aide with security and cyper-security, infrastructure and repurpose all facilities and equipment.

Mayor Sherrets thanked Dr. Wee and Northeast Iowa Community College for their partnership with the city.

Ginger O’Connell Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd St NW, questioned the council if the rental vehicle purchased was for a new or used and if it would be purchased local. She also wanted to know where the rental inspector would be based out of. O’Connell also wanted to know when the potholes in town would be fixed.

Ben Driscoll Ben Driscoll, 118 2nd St NE, informed council he has spoken with a landlord who has spent resources to update rental properties and will now sell his properties due to the rental inspection. Driscoll stated he is considering the same options. Driscoll requested council to focus on bringing businesses to the city for more employment opportunities.

Brett DeVore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, informed council that from a business standpoint investing in the community make no sense at this point.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:

A. Motion approving August 13, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $532,014.74
C. Special Class ‘C’ Liquor License renewal for Valone’s Family Restaurant
D. Class ‘E’ Liquor License ownership update for Fareway Stores, Inc #412

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution 5051-2018 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Cantrell to
Homecoming parade adopt Resolution No. 5051-2018 authorizing temporary closure of public ways
or grounds for Oelwein Community Schools Homecoming parade and activities

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

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, August 27, 2018, PAGE 2

Planning, Finance, Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development reviewed Fayette
Enterprise, & Econ Dev. County Ag Society request for hotel/motel funding supporting the Fayette County Fair prior to the August 27, 2018 council meeting.

A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve the requested amount of $1,000 for Fayette County Ag society.

Motion Carried

Squad Car A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to approve the purchase of a Squad car in the amount of $32,667.00 from Stivers Ford, Waukee.

Motion Carried

Derifield questioned if a vehicle had been purchased in April 2018. Chief Logan informed council a vehicle was purchased and the police fleet has been without replacement vehicles for 4 years. Ford is restructuring their vehicles they offer as police package and closing the ordering window. A new vehicle would not be available until 2019.

Rental Inspection Christensen informed council he was not in favor of approval for a new
Vehicle Rental Inspection Vehicle until the rental inspection program was in place.

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to table the purchase of a Rental Inspection Vehicle.

Motion Carried

Grandview Health Care A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to approve the request from
Golf cart ride Grandview Health Care to host a golf cart ride for their residents on the city streets and trails for this year.

Motion Carried

Library Report Christensen reported the solar panels at the Library have been inspected and are ready for hook up. The final restitution payment has been received for the damage to the outdoor light fixture. Re-inspection of the exterior of the building has been done and some work needs to be completed on the bottom of the brick wall.

Parks & Rec Report Cantrell reported pool manager Emily Woods updated the board regarding the season stating family swim was well received this year and pool closures were mostly due to short staff.

Cantrell informed council the new Parks Assistant updated the board on her past park background.

Airport Report Derifield updated council the Airport board has requested a dumpster. The FBO has informed work on the taxiway is not progressing.

City Administrator Mulfinger informed council a preconstruction meeting is scheduled for next week.

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon stated nuisance abatement is sitting at a normal level.

City Administrator City Administrator Mulfinger informed council Anthony Ricchio would like to
Report extend an invitation to council for the Italian Heritage Day Celebration.

New Business Cantrell requested the City-Wide Cleanup date be reviewed. Mulfinger stated he will have it on the agenda for the next meeting and council will need to continue to evaluate.

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, August 27, 2018, PAGE 3

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:30 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 August 27, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 29, 2018.

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

August 24, 2018 Agenda

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5:45 P.M. PLANNING, FINANCE, ENTERPRISE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, August 27, 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. Dr. Liang C. Wee, President of Northeast Iowa Community College on Bond Levy Continuation

6. Citizens

7. Consent Agenda

A. Motion approving August 13, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $532,014.74
C. Consideration of a Special Class ‘C’ Liquor License renewal for Valone’s Family Restaurant
D. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor License ownership update for Fareway Stores, Inc. #412

8. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Community Schools Homecoming Parade and Activities

9. Consideration of a recommendation from Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee re: Hotel/Motel Funding for Fayette County Ag Society

10. Consideration of a motion authorizing the purchase of a Squad Car in the amount of $32,667.00 from Stivers Ford, Waukee

11. Consideration of a motion authorizing the purchase of a Rental Inspection Vehicle in the amount of $18,345.00 from Stivers Ford, Waukee

12. Consideration of a request from Grandview Health Care to host a golf cart ride for their residents on city streets and trails

13. Report from Christensen on August Library Board meeting

14. Report from Cantrell on August Park and Recreation Commission meeting

15. Report from Derifield on August Airport Board meeting

16. Mayor’s Report

17. City Attorney’s Report

18. City Administrator’s Report

19. Old Business

20. New business

21. Adjournment

The council will meet in a work session on the Yard Waste Site and Rental Inspection following the regular meeting.

August 13, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
August 13, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, August 13, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

Roll Call Present: Cantrell, Derifield, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Absent: Fisk
Also Present: Mulfinger, Wedemeier, Dillon

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

Craig Clefisch Craig Clefisch with Alliant Energy presented the council Alliant Energy’s Community Annual Partnership Assessment stating if council had any questions he would be happy to answer.

Mayor Sherrets thanked Craig and Alliant for the support provided to the city.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Derifield to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:

A. Motion approving July 23, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Viper Lanes & PJ’s Bar and Grill
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9
D. Class ‘B’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Country Cottage Café
E. Class ‘B’ Native Wine Permit renewal for Buds ‘n Blossoms
F. Class ‘E’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Oelwein Mart
G. Class ‘E’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Super Mart
H. Motion to approve Oelwein Fire Department to collect funds August 24 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. and August 25 from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Charles Street for the Muscular Dystrophy “Fill the Boot” Campaign

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to open the
211 Occo Drive Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of city property located at 211 Occo Drive, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

No comments were received

Close Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to close the hearing.

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

Resolution 5047-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to
211 Occo Drive adopt Resolution No. 5047-2018 Directing the Sale of the City’s interest in 211 Occo Drive, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, August 23, 2018, PAGE 2

Resolution 5048-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
815 4th Ave SW Deed No. 5048-2018 to accept the deed for 815 4th Avenue SW, Oelwein, Fayette
County, Iowa

City Attorney Dillon explained the resolution is needed to be able to accept the deed for documentation that the city council agreed to accept the property.

City Administrator Mulfinger advised the property would be a buildable lot for a single-family home.

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

Resolution 5049-2018 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to adopt
Oelwein Chamber Resolution No. 5049-2018 approving temporary closure of public ways or
Fall Fling street closure grounds for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development October 13, 2018 for Fall Fling.

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

Resolution 5050-2018 A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to set a public hearing on 2018 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for Central Urban Renewal Area for September 10, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

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

Oelwein #59 Well A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to approve repairs to Oelwein #59 Well in the amount of $59,105.53.

Motion Carried

Corner Market and Weber questioned where the funds would come from to pay for the project.
Greenhouse bid City Administrator Mulfinger advised funds would come from Franchise fees. The project would reduce the maintenance around the solar panels.

Derifield reported the Airport solar panels were done by the FBO and a board member. Mulfinger advised the equipment need for the project was at the Airport making it easier for them to do the project.

Weber inquired if the project would need to be done this year or could it be worked into next years budget. This would be an unplanned expense. Mulfinger informed there would be some changes in staffing due to the maintenance it would require.

A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Christensen to deny landscaping services with Corner Market and Greenhouse for $9,500. Three voted aye, two (Milks, Cantrell) voted nay.

Motion Carried

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, JULY 23, 2018, PAGE 3

Safety Committee mtg Weber reported on the Safety Committee meeting. Weber stated Oelwein Community Schools has request diagonal parking at Wings Park Elementary. This project will not happen before the start of school this year and council will have time to review.

A request has been made for no parking near the stop light at Veteran’s Park on North Frederick. The safety committee recommends marking the parking and placing the proper signage.

Discussion was held regarding the handicap signs in the downtown area. The safety committee recommends marking the handicap spots and evaluating the location of grates.

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon reported he continues to work on nuisance abatement of city properties with 1 property remaining on the list.

He is currently working with the police department on speed limits.
Research is being done on the landlord and rental inspection laws.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 6:20 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 August 13, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 16, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

August 13, 2018 Agenda

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5:30 P.M. PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, August 13, 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. Craig Clefisch, Alliant Energy’s Community Annual Partnership Assessment
6. Citizens
7. Consent Agenda
A. Motion approving July 23, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Consideration of a Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Viper Lanes & PJ’s Bar and Grill
C. Consideration of a Class ‘C’ Liquor renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9
D. Consideration of a Class ‘B’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Country Cottage Café
E. Consideration of a Class ‘B’ Native Wine Permit Renewal for Buds ‘n Blossoms
F. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Oelwein Mart
G. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Super Mart
H. Consideration of a request from the Oelwein Fire Department to collect funds August 24 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. and August 25 from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Charles Street for the Muscular Dystrophy “Fill the Boot” Campaign
8. Public Hearing on the proposed disposal by sale of property located at 211 Occo Drive, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa
9. Consideration of a Resolution directing the sale of the City’s interest in 211 Occo Drive, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa
10. Consideration of a Resolution accepting a deed for 815 4th Avenue SW, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa
11. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development October 13, 2018 for Fall Fling
12. Consideration of a Resolution to set a public hearing on 2018 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for Central Urban Renewal Area for September 10, 2018 at 6:00 PM
13. Consideration of a motion approving the repairs to Oelwein #59 Well in the amount of $59,105.53.
14. Consideration of a motion approving landscaping services with Corner Market and Greenhouse for $9,500
15. Report from Weber on Public Safety Committee meeting
16. Mayor’s Report
17. City Attorney’s Report
18. City Administrator’s Report
19. Old Business
20. New business
21. Adjournment
The council will meet in a work session on the Walkability Study following the regular meeting

July 23, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
July 23, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, July 23, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

Roll Call Present: Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Absent: None
Also Present: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:

A. Motion approving July 9, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $706,475.01.
C. New Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales License for Hacienda Del Rio.
D. Motion authorizing Water Tower Cleaning in the amount of $5,000.00 by Klean Kings, LLC
E. Motion approving a request from Clete and Connies to extend their Beer Garden to the empty lot to the east July 28, 2018 and August 4, 2018 for a United Way Bean Bag Tournament.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to open the
613 South Frederick Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of city property located at 613 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Fisk questioned what the long range plan for this property. Why was the city in a hurry to sell it for less than it cost to tear down the building. Just because the city doesn’t want to mow it, we shouldn’t sell it at a loss. Mulfinger stated this property would improve the south property.

Close Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to close the hearing.

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

Resolution 5044-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to
613 South Frederick adopt Resolution No. 5044-2018 Directing the Sale of the City’s interest in 613 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

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Resolution 5045-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
Close Streets, No. 5045-2018 to Close Streets for Oelwein Fire Department Parade of
Parade of Lights Lights.

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

Resolution 5046-2018 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Derifield to adopt
Hwy 150 Improvements Resolution No. 5046-2018 supporting Highway 150 Improvements.

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

In October the Department of Transportation will be coming to Decorah to meet with the Highway 150 Coalition. The Highway 150 Coalition will be requesting the Iowa DOT explore improvement options to Highway 150 and a study to understand the present and future needs of the corridor.

FAA Grant Construct A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell authorizing City
Parallel Taxiway to Administrator’s signature on FAA Grant Agreement for Oelwein Municipal
Runway 13 End Airport (OLZ) to Construct Parallel Taxiway to Runway 13 End. 5 voted aye, one (Fisk) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Purchase WWTP A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to authorize
Dimminutor Grinder the purchase of a Dimminutor Grinder in the amount of $53,180.00 from Franklin Miller, Inc. for Wastewater Treatment Plant. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Kane explained the Dimminutor grinds raw waste at the WWTP and runs 24 hours seven days a week. There is a 14 week leadtime for this purchase so the process is being done manually. This would be paid from existing reserves since it is not a budgeted CIP item.

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to set a public hearing
211 Occo Drive for the sale and disposal of 211 Occo Drive on August 13, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell reported on the July Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic
Enterprise and Development Committee meeting. The Fayette County Fair is requesting
Economic Devel. Funding for their carnival. The City has not provided funds to an organization unless it is through Hotel Motel tax. Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee encouraged the fair apply for Hotel/Motel funding to be presented back to council for approval. Future funding requests should be in advance before the event using the Hotel/Motel Application.

Park & Rec Cantrell reported on July Park and Recreation Commission meeting. They
Commission Mtg. discussed putting cabins in the campground area using grand fund with the school building them. They approved the Park and Recreation Mission and Goals. Six loads of rock was spread at the Cemetery. The solar panels have been installed. Shower rooms were painted at the campground and did more tree trimming.

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Library Board Mtg. Christensen reported on the July Library Board meeting. Deann Fox was hired as a Library page and Lisa Fleming as an Assistant Librarian. Evening family storytime is July 24 at 6:00 P.M. Installation of solar panels was completed. Hair damaged siding was replaced. Friends are making plans for September Appreciation Tea.

Airport Board Mtg. Derifield reported on July Airport Board meeting. Solar Panels have been installed and look nice. Mulfinger presented 5 year CIP for the Airport. Funding for new fuel system may be available from both DOT and FAA.

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon continues to work on nuisance abatement of city properties and he is receiving more resistance as he works towards compliance on the more complicated areas. He has also received questions regarding food vendors, peddlers, and mobile food trucks.

Rental Program Fisk expressed his concerns regarding enforcement of the rental program. The Police Department needs more help. Mulfinger stated there are plans to hire additional staff for rental enforcement. Fisk stated council needs to back this 110%. We’ll need the community to help identify and report to enforce this. Enforcing the rental program is a monumental task that needs to be done. There are 800 rentals. In the beginning the city will hire an outside company to start the inspections. Fisk stated citizens are afraid of retaliation if they report issues.

Single Hauler Milks stated many citizens are leaving their garbage cans sit out too long. She also questioned if there is a hauler permit to the city for a contractor using a dumpster in town. They would contract that out and the dumpster contents to go the landfill. There is no city permit to rent a dumpster but there is a city permit for the demolition/construction on a building based on the work they are doing.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:32 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 July 23, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register July 25, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

July 23, 2018 Agenda

City Council Agenda Comments Off on July 23, 2018 Agenda
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5:45 P.M. PLANNING, FINANCE, ENTERPRISE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING ON FAYETTE COUNTY FAIR FUNDING REQUEST

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, July 23, 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 July 9, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $706,475.01
C. Consideration of a new Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales License for Hacienda Del Rio
D. Consideration of a Class ‘C’ Beer Permit Renewal and Ownership Update for Shopko Hometown #669
E. Consideration of a motion authorizing Water Tower Cleaning in the amount of $5,000.00 by Klean Kings, LLC
F. Consideration of a motion approving a request from Clete and Connies to extend their Beer Garden to the empty lot to the east July 28, 2018 and August 4, 2018 for a United Way Bean Bag Tournament

7. Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of city property located at 613 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa

8. Consideration of a Resolution directing the sale of the City’s Interest in 613 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa

9. Consideration of a Resolution to Close Streets for Oelwein Fire Department Parade of Lights

10. Consideration of a Resolution supporting Highway 150 Improvements

11. Consideration of a motion authorizing City Administrator’s signature on FAA Grant Agreement for Oelwein Municipal Airport (OLZ) to Construct Parallel Taxiway to Runway 13 End

12. Consideration of a motion authorizing the purchase of a Dimminutor Grinder in the amount of $53,180.00 from Franklin Miller, Inc. for Wastewater Treatment Plant

13. Consideration of a motion setting a public hearing for the sale and disposal of 211 Occo Drive on August 13, 2018 6:00 PM.

14. Consideration of a recommendation from the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee re: Fayette County Fair Funding Request

15. Report from Cantrell on July Park and Recreation Commission Meeting

16. Report from Christensen on July Library Board meeting

17. Report from Derifield on July Airport Board meeting

18. Mayor’s Report

19. City Attorney’s Report

20. City Administrator’s Report

21. Old Business

22. New business

23. Adjournment

The council will meet in a work session on Rental Inspection and Housing following the regular meeting

July 9, 2018 Council Minutes

City Council Minutes Comments Off on 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

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, JULY 9, 2018, PAGE 2

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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

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