October 28, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
October 28, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, October 28, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

Ron Winter Ron Winter, 914 4th Avenue NE said one year ago he told council code required carbon monoxide detectors and still has not amended the rental inspection to require these. Sherrets stated we are following the 2015 Code and that is in the 2018 Code and it is required for new construction, not existing properties.

Brett Devore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, said Oelwein’s main problem is infrastructure. He has not heard from the city re: plans and goals to improve infrastructure. Weber asked him how fast do you think we can put that together? He has been and still is discussing infrastructure issues. Sherrets told DeVore to stop taking up councils time coming in here every meeting to say the same things.

Lennora Steinbronn Lennora Steinbronn, 16271 50th Street stated talk in town is “all the landlords are bad landlords.” Weber questioned her who exactly is saying this? She did not answer. Weber stated he has publicly stated otherwise. She also talked about one landlord building a new rental property. Lee Buhr didn’t have enough time to get his other rental property in compliance.

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

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

A. Motion approving October 14, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $909,646.29.
C. Motion approving Change Order No. 5 from Flynn Company, Inc. on Old Road Paving Improvements project.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution 5118-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution
Transfers No. 5118-2019 on Interfund Transfers.

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

Resolution 5119-2019 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution
Destruction of Records No. 5119-2019 Authorizing the Destruction of Records.

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

Resolution 5120-2019 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution
Davey’s Doin’s LLC No. 5120-2019 Acquiring 37 properties from Davey’s Doin’s LLC.

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

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Resolution 5121-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
TIF, Deans Honda & No. 5121-2019 Approving Assignment of Development Agreements.
Boulders Inn
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Accept Land Parcel A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell accepting a parcel of
From Howard Strosahl land adjacent to and south of yard waste disposal site. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Wastewater A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell approving assessing
Monitoring Fees Wastewater Monitoring Fees. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

SCADA A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to approve updating the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) controls at Wastewater Treatment Plant from Automatic Systems in the amount of $41,370.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

SCADA A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to approve replacing the secondary control panel for the SCADA system from Automatic Systems in the amount of $11,095.00. Five voted aye, One (Christensen) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Airport Meeting Derifield reported on the October Airport Board meeting. There will be three hangars available to rent.

Library Board Mtg. Christensen reported on the October Library Board meeting. A program on Salem Witchcraft Trials will be October 29th at 6:30 P.M. Virtual Reality headsets are now available to check out. HVAC system passed inspection.

Park & Rec Meeting Cantrell reported on the October Park & Recreation Commission meeting. Tree Board planted 54 trees in the boulevard. The Tree Board will be receiving the Governor’s Volunteer Award at UNI on October 31st. Greg Bryan donated time and equipment to remove the old bridge at Wings Park to be refurbished and placed in a new location. Kluesner Construction sealed the east trail from Wings to Sports Complex. Friends of the Trails will be raising funds to complete the Oelwein Urban Municipal Trail. Woodlawn Cemetery sign is to be replaced.

Housing Meeting Fisk reported on the October Housing Committee meeting. They discussed what house/garage could be built on a 50 foot lot. Shekleton presented options for empty lots.

City Attorney Dillon reported Jill Dillon has taken a position with the county at 80% time.

City Administrator New on-line agenda process. Packets would be available online for the public to view.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks 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 October 28, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 29, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

The meeting was preceded by a work session on Public Works and Davey Smith property and followed by discussion on Debt Service.

October 28, 2019 Agenda

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Agenda
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
6:00 PM
October 28, 2019
Oelwein, Iowa

Mayor: Peggy Sherrets
Mayor Pro Tem: Matt Weber
Council Members: Renee Cantrell, Darin Christensen, Matt Derifield, Lou Ann Milks, Warren Fisk

Pledge of Allegiance
Call to Order
Roll Call
Citizens Public Comments – See Guidelines for Public Comments Below
Consent Agenda
1. Consideration of a motion approving October 14, 2019 Council Minutes
2. Claims Resolution in the amount of $909,646.29
3. Consideration of a motion approving Change Order No. 5 from Flynn Company, Inc. on Old Road Paving Improvements project
Resolutions
4. Consideration of a Resolution on Interfund Transfers
5. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing the Destruction of Records
6. Consideration of a Resolution acquiring 37 properties from Davey’s Doin’s LLC
7. Consideration of a Resolution Approving Assignment of Development Agreements
Motions
8. Consideration of a motion accepting a parcel of land adjacent to and south of yard waste disposal site
9. Consideration of a motion assessing Wastewater Monitoring Fees
10. Consideration of a motion updating the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) controls at Wastewater Treatment Plant from Automatic Systems in the amount of $31,370.00
11. Consideration of a motion replacing the secondary control panel for the SCADA system from Automatic Systems in the amount of $11,095.00
Committee Reports
12. Report from Derifield on October Airport Board meeting
13. Report from Christensen on October 8, 2019 Library Board meeting
14. Report from Cantrell on October Park and Recreation Commission meeting
15. Report from Fisk on October Housing Committee Meeting
City Attorney’s Report
Mayor’s Report
City Attorney’s Report
City Administrator’s Report
Adjournment

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, those requiring accommodation for Council meetings should notify the City Clerk’s Office at least 24 hours prior to the meeting at 319-283-5440

October 14, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
October 14, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, October 14, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Manufacturing Day Mayor Sherrets presented a Proclamation to Sandy Magsamen and
Proclamation Dorothy Wehling proclaiming October 17, 2019 as Manufacturing Day in Oelwein.

Ron Winter Ron Winter, 914 4th Avenue NE asked why the town has not allowed utility vehicles (side-by-sides, 4-wheelers, etc.) on city streets. Mayor Sherrets replied no one has ever requested it. Winter also questioned when the fee on the Rental Housing second failed inspection was implemented. Mulfinger stated it was implemented during the last fee update.

Brett Devore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, asked what the long term plan is for the city’s infrastructure saying the roads are horrific and he has experienced a water main break on his street every year. Mulfinger stated the city has applied for a CDBG Grant to assist in infrastructure needs.

Paul Ganske Paul Ganske, 116 Eastline Road stated he drives a school bus and requested a designated walk lane on 7th Street SE and 8th Avenue SE where there are no sidewalks. Mulfinger stated the city is working on a Transportation Connectivity Plan to link sidewalks within the city.

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

A. Motion approving September 23, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Consideration of a motion authorizing the purchase of Operator Interface Upgrades from Automatic Systems in the amount of $10,695.00 for 1st Avenue and 20th Street Lift Stations.
C. Consideration of Change Order No. 2 from Portzen Construction, Inc. in the amount of $5,072.00 for Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project.
D. Consideration of a motion to reschedule November 11, 2019 Council meeting to Tuesday, November 12, 2019 due t Veteran’s Day.
E. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor, Class ‘B’ Wine and Class ‘C’ Beer Permit renewal for Fareway Stores, Inc. #412.
F. Consideration of an Ownership Update for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development Class ‘B’ Beer Permit.
G. Consideration of a motion authorizing payment to Racom Corporation in the amount of $269,288.02 for Police Department Radio Communication Equipment Upgrades.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution 5116-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No.
IRP 5116-2019 re: Intermediary Relending Program Loan of the Board of Directors and authorizing signatures on related documents.

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

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Resolution 5117-2019 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
GO Bonds 5117-2019 authorizing the use of a preliminary official statement in connection with the issuance of General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2019 and setting October 28, 2019 as the date for the sale of the Bonds.

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

Hotel/Motel Funding A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve Hotel/Motel funding in the amount of $3,105.00 to the Junior Husky Basketball Club as recommended by the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve Hotel/Motel funding in the amount of $1,500.00 to the Williams Center for the Arts as recommended by the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Demolition Assistance A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to approve demolition funding assistance in the amount of $4,300.00 for demolition of 16 3rd Street NE. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Appt. to Zoning Board A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to approve the appointment of Gary Crawford to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. All voted aye.
Motion Carried.

City Attorney City Attorney Pat Dillon informed council implementation of the Vacant Property Ordinance is coming along.

Executive Session A motion as made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(c) to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the City of Oelwein in that litigation. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Cantrell excused herself from the meeting at 7:19 P.M.

Return to Regular A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to return
Session to regular session. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Executive Session A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to table an Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(j) to discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the City of Oelwein would have to pay for the property or reduce the price the City of Oelwein would receive for that property. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 7:40 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 October 14, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 15, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A vicious animal hearing and a meeting of the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee preceded the regular council meeting.

October 14, 2019 Agenda

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5:15 P.M. Public Safety Committee Vicious Animal Hearing
5:30 P.M. Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee Meeting

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, October 14, 2019
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. Manufacturing Day Proclamation

6. Citizens

7. Consent Agenda

A. Motion approving September 23, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Consideration of a motion authorizing the purchase of Operator Interface Upgrades from Automatic Systems in the amount of $10,695.00 for 1st Avenue and 20th Street Lift Stations
C. Consideration of Change Order No. 2 from Portzen Construction, Inc. in the amount of $5,072.00 for Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project
D. Consideration of a motion to reschedule November 11, 2019 Council Meeting to Tuesday, November 12, 2019 due to Veteran’s Day
E. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor, Class ‘B’ Wine and Class ‘C’ Beer Permit renewal for Fareway Stores, Inc. #412
F. Consideration of an Ownership Update for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development Class ‘B’ Beer Permit
G. Consideration of a motion authorizing payment to Racom Corporation in the amount of $269,288.02 for Police Department Radio Communication Equipment Upgrades

8. Consideration of a Resolution re: Intermediary Relending Program Loan of the Board of Directors and authorizing signatures on related documents

9. Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the use of a preliminary official statement in connection with the issuance of General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2019 and setting October 28, 2019 as the date for the sale of the Bonds

10. Consideration of a recommendation from Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee re:
A. Hotel/Motel Funding Application from Junior Husky Basketball Club in the amount of $4,405.00
B. Hotel/Motel Funding Application from Williams Center for the Arts in the amount of $1,500.00
C. Demolition Assistance Application for 16 3rd Street NE

11. Mayor’s Report

A. Consideration of the appointment of Gary Crawford to the Zoning Board of Adjustment

12. City Attorney’s Report

13. City Administrator’s Report

14. Council Updates

15. Consideration of a motion to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5 (c) to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the City of Oelwein in that litigation.

16. Return to Regular Session

17. Consideration of a motion to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(j) to discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the City of Oelwein would have to pay for that property or reduce the price the City of Oelwein would receive for that property.

18. Return to Regular Session

19. Adjournment

September 23, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
September 23, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 23, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Brett Devore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, requested the housing program representative from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission attend a Housing Committee meeting to learn from citizens how the grant program is or isn’t working.

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

A. Motion approving September 9, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $325,301.98.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor License and Sunday Sales renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9.
D. Ownership update for Casey’s General Store #2682.
E. Class ‘E’ Liquor and Class ‘B’ Wine Permit renewal for Casey’s General Store #2682.
F. Class ‘E’ Liquor License Refund for Oelwein Bottle and Can.
G. Motion adjusting the part time police officer wage.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing CDBG Sherrets opened the Public Hearing on Community Development Block
Water/Sewer App. Grant Water/Sewer Application. Diana Johnson, from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission read the following 9 points to Council:

(a) how the need for the proposed activity or projects were identified;
The need for the CDBG water/sewer grant with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) came from various planning sessions within the city. The City of Oelwein has experienced a significant number of water main breaks and leaks on their older portions of the distribution system. Within the last year, a list of twelve problem areas were identified that needed major repair. Due to budget constraints, mains needing emergency repairs, and portions of the gooseneck water services containing lead, five regions were evaluated to require restoration first.

(b) how the proposed activity or projects will be funded and the sources of funds:
The request from the IEDA will be $600,000. If successfully funded, the remainder of the proposed activity will be funded through an Iowa Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) loan, for a total project cost of $1,286,544.

(c) the date the CDBG application will be submitted;
The CDBG water/sewer application will be submitted on or before October 1, 2019 to the IEDA.

(d) requested amount of federal funds;
The requested amount is $600,000.

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(e) estimated portion of federal funds that will benefit persons of low and moderate income;
Per year 2015 low and moderate income (LMI) data from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Oelwein’s LMI is 60.2%. Therefore, it can be expected that the same portion of the funds will benefit that group of residents or a total of 3,861 persons.

(f) where the proposed activity or project will be conducted;
The project will be conducted within the city limits of Oelwein in the following five locations; 1st Street SE (Hillside Drive East to 12th Avenue SE), 12th Avenue SE (East Charles Street to Water Tower), 1st Street NE (8th Avenue NE to 13th Avenue NE), 5th Street SE (5th Avenue SE to 9th Avenue SE), and 6th Avenue SE (5th Street SE to 7th Street SE).

(g) plans to minimize displacement of persons and businesses as a result of funded activities or projects;
No businesses or persons will be displaced as a result of the proposed facility upgrades.

(h) plans to assist persons actually displaced, and;
No plans to displace any persons.

(i) the nature of the proposed activity or project.
The nature of the proposed project within the City of Oelwein is to include the replacement of 4-inch and 6-inch sand case- and cast-iron water mains with 8-inch water mains. Portions that weren’t previously meeting size compliance with Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) requirements will now be met. Lead service goose necks will be removed as part of the project as well. Water flow and fire protection will be increased.

Fisk questioned why 6 and 8” pipes. Mulfinger explained in different areas the 4” are placed by 6” and 6” are replaced by 8”.

No other comments were received from the public. Sherrets closed the Public Hearing.

Housing Needs A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to approve City of Oelwein,
Assessment Iowa Community Development and Housing Needs Assessment. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution 5112-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No. 5112-2019 of the City Council of Oelwein, Iowa authorizing the submission of a CDBG Water/Sewer application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

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

UERPC Services Diana Johnson from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission informed council of the services they offer to their five-county area.

Public Hearing GO Sherrets opened the Public Hearing on General Obligation Loan Agreement
Loan not to exceed in an amount not to exceed $150,000. No comments were received from the
$150,000 public. Sherrets closed the Public Hearing.

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Resolution 5113-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
GO Loan Agreement 5113-2019 expressing intent to enter into a General Obligation Loan Agreement.

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

Resolution 5113-2019 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
Oppose Alliant No. 5113-2019 Opposing an Alliant Energy Rate Increase and Anti-
Energy Increase Netmetering Legislation.

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

Resolution 5115-2019 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution
IA DOT Street Report No. 5115-2019 adopting Iowa Department of Transportation City Street Financial Report.

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

Library Board Mtg. Christensen stated the September Library Board meeting did not have a quorum present.

Housing Committee Fisk stated the September Housing Committee meeting had lots of discussion. Decisions on next steps to take, tear down or improve properties. People need to get on board. There is a serious housing issue on rental properties.

Board and Commission Sherrets requested City Council and staff help identify individuals for
Openings the following openings:
Zoning Board of Adjustment – Two Vacancies
Planning and Zoning Commission – Two Vacancies
Airport Board – Two Vacancies
Planning and Zoning Commission – Two Terms Expiring 12/2019
Zoning Board of Adjustment – One Term Expiring 11/2019

Appointment A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to approve the appointment of Captain Voshell to the 911 Service Board and Lt. Niedert as alternate and the appointment of Chief Logan as PSAP Representative and Officer Schmelzer as alternate. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney Dillon stated that he continues to learn more about property ownership in Oelwein. There is a current stakeout to serve a property owner in California. Two were served on the East Coast and another fled the country. Examples of why property remains vacant so long in Oelwein and the measures that have to be taken to keep moving forward. Also some items are going to District Court.

City Administrator Mulfinger stated Department Heads are busy working on budgets and CIP items to meet with council.

Redemption Center Cantrell expressed concern that it is getting harder and harder to find places to take deposit returns. The place the can was purchased at is required to take the deposit return, but they may make the return requirements cumbersome to want to return there.

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Dogs at Large Cantrell stated there are loose dogs on the bike trails and in city parks and there is concern about safety. Chief Logan stated the leash law, animal owners must have their dogs under control whether on or off the leash. Anyone can carry mace for self protection.

Executive Session A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(g) to avoid disclosure of specific law enforcement matters, such as current or proposed investigations or inspection or auditing techniques or schedules, which if disclosed would enable law violators to avoid detection. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Return to Regular A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to return to regular session.
Session All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber 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 September 23, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 24, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A vicious animal hearing preceded the regular council meeting and at 7:00 P.M. City Council met at the Plaza for a public meeting on Wings East Street Assessments.

September 23, 2019 Agenda

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5:30 P.M. Public Safety Committee Vicious Animal Hearing

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, September 23, 2019
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 9, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $326,220.96
C. Consideration of a Class ‘C’ Liquor License and Sunday Sales renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9
D. Consideration of an ownership update for Casey’s General Store #2682
E. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor and Class ‘B’ Wine Permit renewal for Casey’s General Store #2682
F. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor License Refund for Oelwein Bottle and Can
G. Consideration of a motion adjusting the part time police officer wage

7. Public Hearing on Community Development Block Grant Water/Sewer Application

8. Consideration of a motion approving City of Oelwein, Iowa Community Development and Housing Needs Assessment

9. Consideration of a Resolution of the City Council of Oelwein, Iowa authorizing the submission of a CDBG Water/Sewer application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority

10. Diana Johnson, Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission update on services provided

11. Public Hearing on General Obligation Loan Agreement in an amount not to exceed $150,000

12. Consideration of a Resolution expressing intent to enter into a General Obligation Loan Agreement

13. Consideration of a Resolution Opposing an Alliant Energy Rate Increase and Anti-Netmetering Legislation

14. Consideration of a Resolution adopting Iowa Department of Transportation City Street Financial Report

15. Report from Christensen on September Library Board meeting

16. Report from Fisk on September Housing Committee meeting

17. Mayor’s Report

A. Board and Commission Openings

B. Consideration of the appointment of Captain Voshell to the 911 Service Board and Lt. Niedert as
alternate and the appointment of Chief Logan as PSAP Representative and Officer Schmelzer as
alternate

18. City Attorney’s Report

19. City Administrator’s Report

20. Council Updates

21. Consideration of a motion to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(g) to avoid disclosure of specific law enforcement matters, such as current or proposed investigations or inspection or auditing techniques or schedules, which if disclosed would enable law violators to avoid detection

22. Consideration of a motion to return to Regular Session

23. Adjournment

At 7:00 P.M. the City Council will meet at the Oelwein Community Plaza at 25 West Charles for a public meeting on Wings East Street Assessments

September 9, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
September 9, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 9, 2019 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 Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the agenda as presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Misty Williams Misty Williams, 319 2nd Avenue NW expressed concerns regarding her rental house not passing inspection twice. She would like to know her rights as a renter and is worried she could be evicted. City Attorney Dillon informed her to contact Legal Aid in Waterloo or Dubuque regarding landlord tenants.

Brett Devore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, didn’t want council to pass a resolution on the first reading, since it doesn’t give the public several opportunities to respond.

Jeff Milks Jeff Milks, 212 10th Street SW thanked council for the resolution opposing Alliant Energy’s rate increase. He requested additional wording regarding net metering. He would also like the newspaper and TV to help get the word out how this affects Alliant Energy rate increase to Oelwein residents. He has petitions for community members to sign showing support not in favor of the rate increase. The Utility Board is to vote on this topic early October.

John Steil John Steil, 4135 W Avenue spoke in regards to Alliant’s pilot program for solar energy and how rates are applied. A rate increase while decreasing the amount of solar a customer can put on their facility is a win-win for Alliant Energy, not for the customer. He requested a copy of the Resolution be sent to Bruce Bearinger, Iowa House of Representatives and Craig Johnson, Iowa Senator regarding the importance of alternative energy.

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

A. Motion approving August 26, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on agreement with Blacktop Service Company for Oelwein 2019 – Seal Coat Improvements.
C. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Notice to Proceed with Blacktop Service Company for Oelwein 2019 – Seal Coat Improvements
D. Consideration of a motion to set Public Hearing for September 23, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. in City Hall Council Chambers on Community Development Block Grant Water/Sewer Application
E. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Change Order No. 1 with Heartland Asphalt in the amount of $26,904.00 for Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 1176 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Ordinance No.
Speed Zones, third 1176 Amending Section 22-70 to Change Speed Zones on Eastline Road and
and final reading 20th Street SE on the third and final reading.

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

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Suspend Rules A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to suspend the rules, waive the second and third reading and adopt an ordinance on its first reading. 5 voted aye, 1 (Christensen) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 1177 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Ordinance No.
Zoning Ind. Park 1177 Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real Estate legally described as Lot 1, Industrial Park Second Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa and Lot 2, Block 1, Industrial Park First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa from I-1 Industrial to C-2 Commercial on the first and final reading.

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

Resol #5110-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution No.
Set Public Hearing 5110-2019 setting date for hearing on General Obligation Loan Agreement in an amount not to exceed $150,000.

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

Resol #5111-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No.
IRP Loan 5111-2019 Accepting $500,000 for Oelwein’s Intermediary Relending Program.

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

Resolution Opposing A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Christensen to table
Alliant Energy a Resolution Opposing an Alliant Energy Rate increase to add “net metering”
Increase wording and list on September 23, 2019 Council Agenda. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Road Construction A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to authorize signatures
Agreement Q Ave/ on Road Construction Agreement with Fayette County for Q Avenue/6th Street
6th Street SW SW improvements. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Wings East Paving A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber authorizing signatures
Task Order on Task Order with Fox Engineering for Wings East Paving Improvements. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon stated he filed a large number of cases in the last two weeks. Now waiting on rulings from litigation. We’ve had cooperation from people who didn’t know they owned property. Cleaning up property titles.

Trails The Parks Department received a $1.175 million grant from Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation to extend the trails in Oelwein.

Hwy. 150 City Administrator Dylan Mulfinger said he’ll be presenting in Okoboji Tuesday, September 10th to the Iowa Department of Transportation Commission regarding Highway 150 “Super 2” highway.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:28 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 9, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 11, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A work session on Outer Road & 6th Street NE and 6th Street SW/Q Avenue discussing street assessments followed the regular meeting.

September 9, 2019 Agenda

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AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, September 9, 2019
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 26, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on agreement with Blacktop Service Company for Oelwein 2019 – Seal Coat Improvements
C. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Notice to Proceed with Blacktop Service Company for Oelwein 2019 – Seal Coat Improvements
D. Consideration of a motion to set Public Hearing for September 23, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. in City Hall Council Chambers on Community Development Block Grant Water/Sewer Application
E. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Change Order No. 1 with Heartland Asphalt in the amount of $26,904.00 for Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End

7. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 22-70 to Change Speed Zones on Eastline Road and 20th Street SE – Third and Final Reading

8. Consideration of a motion to suspend the rules, waive the second and third reading and adopt an ordinance on its first reading

9. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real Estate legally described as Lot 1, Industrial Park Second Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa and Lot 2, Block 1, Industrial Park First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa from I-1 Industrial to C-2 Commercial – first and final reading

10. Consideration of a Resolution setting date for hearing on General Obligation Loan Agreement in an amount not to exceed $150,000

11. Consideration of a Resolution Accepting $500,000 for Oelwein’s Intermediary Relending Program

12. Consideration of a Resolution Opposing an Alliant Energy Rate Increase

13. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Road Construction Agreement with Fayette County for Q Avenue/6th Street SW improvements

14. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Task Order with Fox Engineering for Wings East Paving Improvements

15. Mayor’s Report

16. City Attorney’s Report

17. City Administrator’s Report

18. Council Updates

19. Adjournment

A work session on Outer Road & 6th Street NE and 6th Street SW/Q Avenue discussing street assessments will follow the regular meeting

August 26, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
August 26, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, August 26, 2019 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 Weber, seconded by Derifield to adopt the agenda as presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Brett Devore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, addressed the council regarding the smell on the NW & SW section questioning if anything has been done regarding it and if the public was notified.

Steve Koch Steve Koch, 904 W Charles questioned council if the dumping has stopped and how it is being monitored. Koch stated he has smelled the odor since the last meeting. Koch stated it is a health concern and would like his questions answered.

Major Sherrets suggested to set up a meeting with Utility Superintendent Kane to have his questions answered.

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

A. Motion approving August 12, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $337,069.15.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor License renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9.
D. Change Order No. 1 from JB Holland in the amount of $6,272.00 for Grading Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End.
E. Pay Request No. 2 from JB Holland in the amount of $22,778.15 for work completed on Grading Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End.
F. Pay Request No. 2 from JB Holland in the amount of $48,217.25 for work completed on Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 Endex3e.

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

Speed Zones A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to adopt the second reading of
Second reading an Ordinance amending Section 22-70 to change speed zones on Eastline Road and 20th St SE.

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

Motion Carried

Rezone Industrial A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Derifield to rezone Lot 1, Industrial Park 2nd Addition and Lot 2, Block 1, Industrial Park 1st Addition from I-1 to C-2 Commercial. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

East Side Trail Sealing A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to accept proposal from Kluesner Construction, Inc. in the amount of $10,062.00 for east side trail sealing. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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Library Report Christensen reported the Oelwein Public Library will be hosting “Strolling with the Spirits” cemetery walk at Oakdale Cemetery on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M.

Airport Report Derified reported the Airport board discussed the capital plan at the last meeting. Discussion was held regarding burning at the airport and advised the FBO to remind patrons that burning is not allowed.

Mayor Sherrets reported the youth fly event was successful this past weekend. Mulfinger stated they had 117 kids fly for free during the event.

Park & Rec report Cantrell reported a new park assistant has been hired. The dog park has opened, and members of the community would like to plant more trees in the area. Cantrell stated more free libraries have been installed.

Housing Committee Fisk stated he has volunteered to canvass the area that has been awarded the CDBG grant to inform the homeowners of the opportunity. The committee is working on a plan for city owned empty lots. Fisk reported the committee would like to see 3 bids for any demo applications.

Boards & Commissions Mayor Sherrets stated there are still several openings on Boards and Commissions and if anyone has anyone that would interested please let her know.

City Attorney report City Attorney Dillon reported receiving notice of 4 additional abandoned properties he is working on.

Dillon stated he is reviewing the vacant property list and mailing notices to those owners.

City Administrator City Administrator Mulfinger requested council set a date for the Wings East Addition meeting.

Council updates Fisk requested council and staff be more proactive in researching the situation regarding the issue with the smell on the NW and SW sections of the city.

Derifield stated he would like to see the recycling dumpsters removed from the city due to the consistent issue with garbage being dumped at the site. Christensen suggested moving the dumpsters to County property. Sherrets stated she would contact the county for any suggestions.

Adjourn A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 6:40 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 August 26, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 28, 2019.

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

August 26, 2019 Agenda

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5:30 P.M. Public Safety Committee Vicious Animal Appeal

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, August 26, 2019
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 August 12, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $337,069.15
C. Consideration of a Class ‘C’ Liquor License Renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9
D. Consideration of a motion approving Change Order No. 1 from JB Holland in the amount of $6,272.00 for Grading Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End
E. Consideration of a motion approving Pay Request No. 2 from JB Holland in the amount of $22,778.15 for work completed on Grading Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End
F. Consideration of a motion approving Pay Request No. 2 from JB Holland in the amount of $48,217.25 for work completed on Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 Endxc3e

7. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 22-70 to Change Speed Zones on Eastline Road and 20th Street SE – Second Reading

8. Consideration of a recommendation from Planning and Zoning Commission re: Request from Oelwein Chamber and Area Development to rezone Lot 1, Industrial Park 2nd Addition and Lot 2, Block 1, Industrial Park 1st Addition from I-1 Industrial to C-2 Commercial

9. Consideration of a motion accepting proposal from Kluesner Construction, Inc. in the amount of $10,602.00 for east side trail sealing

10. Report from Christensen on August Library Board meeting

11. Report from Derifield on August Airport Board meeting

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

13. Report from Fisk on August Housing Committee meeting

14. Mayor’s Report

A. Board and Commission Openings

15. City Attorney’s Report

16. City Administrator’s Report

17. Council Updates

18. Return to Regular Session

19. Adjournment

The City Council will meet in a Work Session with Joel Fantz, Fayette Co. Engineer on Outer Road and 6th Street (Assessments Presented) and 6th Avenue SW/Q Avenue

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