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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:

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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 26, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 28, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

August 26, 2019 Agenda

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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

August 12, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
August 12, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, August 12, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Ron Winter Ron Winter, 914 4th Ave NE stated he seeded a gravel driveway for grass but still parks a utility trailer on the parking spot. He stated he was issued a warning for parking on the grass and wanted direction on the correct procedure he should follow. City Attorney Dillon referred him to contact code enforcement and the officer who issued the ticket.

Ron Winter stated he owns the duplex at 315 E Charles. He suggested to council that he would be willing to work on a possible tear down of the property next door to provide parking.

Ron Winter stated some of his properties are not passing inspection due to bedrooms not meeting code but is being taxed by the county as a bedroom. City Attorney Dillon stated taxation is with the County Accessor and to speak with them.

Brett Devore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE questioned the council on the following:
1. How much money has the city lost running the Wellness Center?
2. Where is the Fee Schedule posted?
3. What is the bid process for the seal coat & stripping jobs on the agenda?
4. Was not aware of the work session on August 5, 2019
5. What is the City’s long term goals and plan for the cities water, sewer & roads?

Steve Koch Steve Koch, 904 W Charles questioned council on the status from the work session on August 5, 2019. He stated the smell occurred again Friday night and is concerned. Mayor Sherrets stated there is a meeting scheduled for August 13th. City Administrator Mulfinger stated test results have came back with nothing hazardous and within regulations.

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

A. Motion approving July 22, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Class ‘B’ Beer Permit and Sunday Sales renewal for Country Cottage Café.
C. Class ‘B’ Wine Permit and Sunday Sales renewal for Buds ‘n Blossoms.
D. Class ‘C’ Liquor License and Sunday Sales renewal for First Garden
E. Class ‘E’ Liquor License and Sunday Sales renewal for Super Mart
F. Class ‘E’ Liquor License and Sunday Sales renewal for Oelwein Mart.

Fisk questioned the expiration dates for insurance on consent items E & F.

Ayes: Derified, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Nays: Fisk
Motion Carried

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

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

Ordinance 1175 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt the third and final reading of an Ordinance amending Oelwein Municipal Code Sections 22-126 Snow Emergency Parking Ban; Section 14-93 Clearing Snow, Ice and Accumulations; and Section 23-28 Depositing Snow on City Streets and Sidewalks.

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

Resolution 5107-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution 5107-
Snow and Ice Policy 2019 amending the snow and Ice Policy.

Discussion was held on some of the language in the resolution. Fisk suggested working with residents with no place to go with the accumulation of snow on properties. Derifield concerned with downtown parking and how many handicap parking spaces are available in the parking lots.

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

Resolution 5108-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution 5108-
Wellness Center Lease 2019 approving a shared use and occupancy lease agreement with the Oelwein School District for the Oelwein Wellness Center.

Fisk requested to review options for the operations of the Wellness Center.

Ayes: Derified, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Nays: Fisk
Motion Carried

Resolution 5109-2019 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution 5109-2019
Fes Schedule amending the Fee Schedule leaving the appeal fee at $100.

Discussion was held regarding reducing the appeal fee to $50. Mayor Sherrets requested leaving the fee at $100.

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

Seal Coat Project A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber awarding bid to Blacktop Services Company, Humbolt for 2019 Seal Coat Improvements project in the amount of $169,047.78. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Road & Lot Painting A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Milks approving Road and Lot
Painting with A-Line Stiping and Sweeping in the amount of $10,055.00 with the handicap parking spots painted blue. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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Fill the Boot A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks a request from the Oelwein Fire Department to collect funds for MDA “Fill the Boot” campaign at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Charles Street on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. and Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Cemetery Walk A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk a request from the Oelwein Public Library to host “Strolling with the Spirits” cemetery walk at Oakdale Cemetery on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Wastewater Meeting Fisk questioned who is attending the meeting on August 13, 2019. Mulfinger stated himself, wastewater staff and the company representative.

Executive Session A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber at 6:56 p.m. to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code 21.5(1)(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 in that litigation.

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

Return to Regular A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to return to regular sessions at 7:15 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 7:16 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 12, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 14, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

Work session with Fox Engineering on Old Road and Wings East Assessments followed the regular meeting at the Oelwein Public Meeting.

August 12, 2019 Agenda

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AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, August 12, 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 July 22, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Consideration of a Class ‘B’ Beer Permit and Sunday Sales renewal for Country Cottage Café
C. Consideration of a Class ‘B’ Wine Permit and Sunday Sales renewal for Buds ‘n Blossoms
D. Consideration of a Class ‘C’ Liquor License and Sunday Sales renewal for First Garden
E. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor License and Sunday Sales renewal for Super Mart
F. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor License and Sunday Sales renewal for Oelwein Mart

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

8. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Sections 22-126 Snow Emergency Parking Ban; Section 14-93 Clearing Snow, Ice and Accumulations; and Section 23-28 Depositing Snow on City Streets and Sidewalks – third and final reading

9. Consideration of a Resolution Amending the Oelwein Snow and Ice Policy

10. Consideration of a Resolution Approving a Shared Use and Occupancy Lease Agreement with the Oelwein School District for the Oelwein Wellness Center

11. Consideration of a Resolution Amending Fee Schedule

12. Consideration of a motion awarding bid to Blacktop Services Company, Humboldt for 2019 Seal Coat Improvements project in the amount of $169,047.78

13. Consideration of a motion approving Road and Lot Painting Contract with A-Line Striping and Sweeping in the amount of $10,055.00

14. Consideration of a Request from the Oelwein Fire Department to collect funds for MDA “Fill the Boot” campaign at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Charles Street on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 6:00 P.M – 8:00 P.M. and Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

15. Consideration of a request from Oelwein Public Library to host “Strolling with the Spirits” cemetery walk at Oakdale Cemetery on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M.

16. Mayor’s Report

17. City Attorney’s Report

18. City Administrator’s Report

19. Council Updates

20. Consideration of a motion to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code 21.5(1)(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 in that litigation

21. Return to Regular Session

22. Adjournment

A Work Session with Fox Engineering on Old Road and Wings East Assessments will follow at
7:00 P.M. at the Public Library

July 22, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
July 22, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, July 22, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

Beth Eickhoff Beth Eickhoff, 601 2nd Avenue NE expressed her concern regarding a neighbors two dogs that keep escaping and running at large. Chief Logan stated they have been cited for running at large. Eickhoff is concerned a child is going to get hurt.

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

A. Motion approving July 8, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $425,896.46.
C. Pay Request No. 13 from Portzen Construction in the amount of $43,969.08 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements.
D. Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Viper Lanes & PJ’s Bar and Grill.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to open the public hearing
2019 Seal Coat on the 2019 Seal Coat Improvements Project.

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

No comments were received.

A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Fisk to close the hearing.

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

Third Reading The third reading of an Ordinance to vacate a portion of 5th Street NE
5th Street NE ROW Right-of-Way died for lack of a motion.

Second Reading A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Fisk to adopt the second
Snow and Ice reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Sections 22-126 Snow Emergency Parking Ban; Section 14-93 Clearing Snow, Ice and Accumulations; and Section 23-28 Depositing Snow on City Streets and Sidewalks.

Mulfinger presented all written comments.

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

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Resolution 5105-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Temp Street Closure No. 5105-2019 Authorizing Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Fire Department.

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

Resolution 5106-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Temp Street Closure 5106-2019 Authorizing Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Community High School.

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

Dave’s Place Chief Logan stated Dave’s Place liquor license expired and was unable to
Liquor License produce a current license when asked by officers in July 2019.

A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to request the Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division not renew or suspend liquor license for 14 days. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Plan & Zone A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to forward to Planning
Rezone I-1 Industrial and Zoning Commission for recommendation a request from Oelwein Chamber
To C-2 Commercial 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. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell reported on the 5:30 P.M. Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic
Enterprise and Development Committee meeting held prior to the council meeting. Three
Economic Devel. Applications for funding were received.

1. Oelwein Community Plaza Board requesting Hotel/Motel Tax Funds for Plaza Renovation in the amount of $7,800.00.
2. Bianca Trevino requesting demolition funds in the amount of $8,545.05 for the demolition of house and garage at 37 4th Avenue SE.
3. Steve Gabriel requesting demolition funds in the amount of $8,283.51 for the demolition of house and garage at 310 7th Avenue SW.

A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to approve Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development’s recommendation to fund Oelwein Community Plaza Board $7,800.00 (50/50 Hotel Motel Tax/Economic Development), Bianca Trevino 50% of $8,545.05 and Steve Gabriel 50% of $8,283.51 with the property owners having 60 days to complete the teardown and request funds. 4 voted aye, one (Christensen) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen informed council the traveling exhibit on Alexander Hamilton arrived July 18. The Apple Seed Puppet Show was July 23 and 60 kids signed up for the Alien Making workshop. A Dr. Who escape room will be at the Library August 5-9.

Park & Rec Mtg. Cantrell reported on the July Park and Recreation Commission meeting. A drinking fountain will be installed at the dog park. The city received 55 trees from Trees Forever to plant in boulevards. There are also trees available to purchase at $200.00 each. Storms downed trees and broken limbs in the parks that had to be cleaned up. Rec started a new co-ed Flag Football program.
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Housing Committee Fisk reported on the July Housing meeting. The City has $125,000 annually for the next three years and $480,000 in leftover bond proceeds to spend on housing improvements. The $480,000 may also be used for road, water and sewer infrastructure.

County Fair Judge Sherrets stated she is not able to attend Fayette Co. Fair as a BBQ judge and Fisk stated he could go in her place July 23.

City Attorney Dillon served five nuisance abatements and approximately 30 vacant houses did not register for inspection. He will send out one last letter on his legal letterhead encouraging people to register before applying their fee.

Sewer Odor Fisk stated he was asked to come to 609 West Charles Street regarding the sewer odor that has been appearing on and off since November 2018. Utility staff has been investigating this item.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 6:38 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 22, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register July 24, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee met before the regular council meeting and a work session on City Council meeting procedures followed the regular meeting.

July 22, 2019 Agenda

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5:30 P.M. PLANNING, FINANCE, ENTERPRISE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, July 22, 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 July 8, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $425,896.46
C. Consideration of Pay Request No. 13 from Portzen Construction in the amount of $43,969.08 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements
D. Consideration of a Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Viper Lanes & PJ’s Bar and Grill

7. Public Hearing on 2019 Seal Coat Improvements Project

8. Consideration of an Ordinance Providing for the Vacation of that Portion of 5th Street NE Running East and West, West of 8th Avenue NE in Saur and Johnson Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa – third and final reading

9. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Sections 22-126 Snow Emergency Parking Ban; Section 14-93 Clearing Snow, Ice and Accumulations; and Section 23-28 Depositing Snow on City Streets and Sidewalks – second reading

10. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Fire Department

11. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Community High School

12. Consideration of a Class ‘C’ Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Dave’s Place

13. Consideration of a motion to forward to Planning and Zoning Commission for recommendation a 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

14. Report from Cantrell on Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee meeting

15. Report from Christensen on the July Library Board meeting

16. Report from Cantrell on July Park and Recreation Commission meeting

17. Report from Fisk on July Housing Committee meeting

18. Mayor’s Report

A. Board and Commission Openings

19. City Attorney’s Report

20. City Administrator’s Report

21. Old Business

22. New business

23. Adjournment

A Work Session on City Council Meeting Procedures will follow the regular meeting

July 8, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
July 8, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, July 8, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Roger Boleyn Roger Boleyn, 209 7th Avenue SW informed Council of a property in the 200 block of 5th Avenue SW with code violations.

Bob Lumbus Bob Lumbus, 520 4th Avenue SE is not in favor of the $100 fee to appeal an inspection.

Brett DeVore Brett DeVore, 7 9th Avenue SE wants the alleys to be listed as a higher priority on the Snow and Ice Policy. He is also not in favor of the $100 appeal fee.

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

A. Motion approving June 24, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Class ‘C’ Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Hacienda Del Rio.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Second Reading A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Milks to adopt the
5th Street NE ROW second reading of an Ordinance to vacate a portion of 5th Street NE Right-of-Way (east of 8th Avenue).

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

Motion Carried

Resol 5101-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
Speed Zones No. 5101-2019 of the City of Oelwein and the County of Fayette, State of Iowa re: uniform Speed Zones.

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

First Reading A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the first
Snow and Ice reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Sections 22-126 Snow Emergency Parking Ban; Section 14-93 Clearing Snow, Ice and Accumulations; and Section 23-28 Depositing Snow on City Streets and Sidewalks.

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

Snow and Ice Policy A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to table a Resolution Amending the Oelwein Snow and Ice Policy until the third reading of the Snow Removal Ordinance on August 12, 2019. All voted aye.

Motion Carried
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Resol 5102-2019 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution
Rental Inspection No. 5102-2019 Amending the Oelwein Rental Inspection Policy.
Policy
Ayes: Cantrell, Derifield, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resol 5103-2019 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Fee Schedule No. 51103-2019 Amending the City Fee Schedule.

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

Resol 5104-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Temp Street Closure 5104-2019 authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Rotary Club.

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

Cleaning Services A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to approve signatures on
Agreements Cleaning Services Agreements for City Hall and Parks Department with Horan Cleaning. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

2018-19 Audit A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to approve signatures on an agreement with T.P. Anderson & Co. for Fiscal Year 2019 Audit Services. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Board & Commission Sherrets shared a pamphlet explaining the city’s Boards and Commissions for
Pamphlet volunteers to apply for openings.

City Attorney City Attorney Dillon stated he is working on a parking ticket enforcement agreement with the county and continues to move forward on nuisance abatements.

Adjourn A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 6:22 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 8, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register July 9, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

Council work session on Snow Policy and Snow Ordinance met at 5:30 P.M. before the regular meeting and a work session on Oelwein Utility Rates followed the regular meeting.

July 8, 2019 Agenda

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5:30 P.M. Work Session on Snow Policy and Snow Ordinance and City Pavement Markings

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, July 8, 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 June 24, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Consideration of a Class ‘C’ Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Hacienda Del Rio

7. Consideration of an Ordinance Providing for the Vacation of that Portion of 5th Street NE Running East and West, West of 8th Avenue NE in Saur and Johnson Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa – second reading

8. Consideration of a Joint Resolution of the City of Oelwein and the County of Fayette, State of Iowa re: Uniform Speed Zones

9. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Sections 22-126 Snow Emergency Parking Ban; Section 14-93 Clearing Snow, Ice and Accumulations; and Section 23-28 Depositing Snow on City Streets and Sidewalks – first reading

10. Consideration of a Resolution Amending the Oelwein Snow and Ice Policy

11. Consideration of a Resolution Amending the Oelwein Rental Inspection Policy

12. Consideration of a Resolution Amending the City Fee Schedule

13. Consideration of a Resolution authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Rotary Club

14. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Cleaning Services Agreements for City Hall and Parks Department with Horan Cleaning

15. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on an agreement with T.P. Anderson & Co. for Fiscal Year 2019 Audit Services

16. Report from Fisk on June Housing Committee meeting

17. Mayor’s Report

18. City Attorney’s Report

19. City Administrator’s Report

20. Old Business

21. New business

22. Adjournment

A Work Session on Oelwein Utility Rates will follow the regular meeting

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