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City of Oelwein City Council Minutes

October 22, 2018 Agenda

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AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, October 22, 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. Wellmark Grant presentation

6. Citizens

7. Consent Agenda

A. Motion approving October 8, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $518,341.61
C. Consideration of Pay Request No. 6 to Portzen Construction in the amount of $70,841.50 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project

8. Public Hearing on the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property described as Lot 16, Block 9, Oelwein Land Company’s First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa

9. Consideration of a Resolution Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in Lot 16, Block 9, Oelwein Land Company’s First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa

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

11. Consideration of an Ordinance Adding Article VIII, Section 12-300 through Section 12-308 Rental Housing Inspection Program – Third and Final Reading

12. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 14-130 Public Tree Care, Establishment of Urban Forest Enterprise – Third and Final Reading

13. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 16-40 Landfill Rate Classification; Charges and County Recycling Program Fund – Third and Final Reading

14. Consideration of a Resolution to set Public Hearing on Proposed Vacation of that Portion of the Alley Running North and South in Block 12, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa

15. Consideration of a Resolution to set Public Hearing on Proposed Disposal by Sale of the City’s Interest in that Portion of the Alley Running North and South in Block 12, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa

16. Consideration of a Resolution formally adopting the Oelwein Rental Housing Inspection Administrative Policy

17. Consideration of a Resolution Amending the Oelwein Fee Schedule to Include Rental Inspection Fees and Vacant Building Permit Fees

18. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Fox Engineers Task Order No. 1022-18A in the amount of $28,500 for Wings East Addition

19. Consideration of a motion authorizing crack sealing to walking trails in the amount of $6,393.08 by Kluesner Construction

20. Report from Derifield on October Airport Board meeting

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

22. Report from Christensen on October Library 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 joint work session with Oelwein Chamber and Area Development will follow the meeting

October 8, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
October 8, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, October 8, 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 Derifield, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Proclamation Mayor Sherrets read a Proclamation on Home Rule.

Citizens Larry Lauer, 405 4th Street NE asked council when the city is going to take care of 4th Street sewer line. It has backed up in his basement several times when it rains.

Ruth Brown, 409 4th Avenue NE stated she has lived there one year and her sewer has backed up into the basement four times.

Mulfinger stated there is only a 6” pipe and when it rains it can’t take it away fast enough for all the homes that have been connected to it. The city will review water and sewer line replacement areas with budget planning this fall as funding becomes available.

Lee Buhr, 821 West Charles presented a petition with approximately 300 signatures from “Citizens against Rental and Vacant Building Code”. He stated government that governs the least governs the best otherwise too much government codes is communism. The largest investors which are landlords are being driven away. He purchased a property for $2,000 and is going to put in another name, not his so it won’t be on the rental list. He sold his worst property on contract to a gal that has no business owning a home but she wants a home.

Paul Ganske, 116 Eastline Road North stated 8th Avenue SE from East Charles to the hospital has parking on the east side of the road and it is hard to get school buses through the narrow area. He suggested three options to council. It will be much worse in the winter when there are snow piles.

Ron Winter, 914 4th Avenue NE and owns property at 1002 West Charles. There are two large trees that are rotten inside growing in the right-of-way that city needs to cut down.

He would also like the rental inspection code simplified. He was concerned that an old stone basement is in violation but it is not in violation just because it is old – no one lives in the basement.

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

A. Motion approving September 24, 2018 regular council minutes.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Ord – Vacant Bldg A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to approve the second
Permit & Inspection reading of an Ordinance Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through Section 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection.

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

Ord – Rental Housing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to approve the second
Inspection Program reading of an Ordinance Adding Article VIII, section 12-300 through Section 12-
First Reading 308 Rental Housing Inspection Program.

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

Ord #1164, Chapter 25 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to approve the
Housing Maint. and third and final reading of an Ordinance amending Chapter 25 Housing
Occupancy Code Maintenance and Occupancy Code.

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

Ord – Public Tree A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to approve the second
Care, Establishment reading of an Ordinance Amending Section 14-130 Public Tree Care,
Of Urban Forest Ent. Establishment of Urban Forest Enterprise.

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

Ordinance Amending A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to approve the second
Landfill Rate reading of an Ordinance Amending Section 16-40 Landfill Rate Classification; Charges and County Recycling Program Fund.

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

Refer Parkview A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to refer Parkview
Addition to P & Z Addition Preliminary and Final Plat to Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendation. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Fisk stated housing should be on vacant lots within the city and not a new subdivision.

Cantrell received feedback on concerns regarding the wet retention pond area. Also how can the city afford to pay for a trail when they can’t afford to pay for street repairs.

Mulfinger stated this is a school project and referring it to committee tonight does not commit the city to any funding.

Change 11-12-18 mtg. A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to move the
To 11-13-18 November 12, 2018 Council meeting to Tuesday, November 13, 2018 due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to set a Public Hearing
Disposal Lot 16, on October 22, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on the proposed disposal by sale of city
Block 9 owned property described as Lot 16, Block 9, Oelwein Land Company’s First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Park & Rec Appt. A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to approve the appointment of Ashland Taylor to the Park and Recreation Commission. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Attorney Dillon is working on three new nuisance properties and determining the city’s course of action.

Cantrell has had several complaints that Black Hawk Waste is not returning phone calls. They are also not putting the emptied can in the correct area and are gouging out peoples lawns.

Derifield stated Black Hawk leaves cans in the street when citizens can’t do that.

Adjourn A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 6:35 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 8, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 9, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A work session with the Hub City Landlord Association followed the regular meeting.

Public Safety Committee met prior to the regular meeting re: Fousek Vicious Animal Appeal.

October 8, 2018 Agenda

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

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, October 8, 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. Wellmark Grant presentation

6. Proclamation – Home Rule

7. Citizens

8. Consent Agenda

A. Motion approving September 24, 2018 regular council minutes

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

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

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

12. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 14-130 Public Tree Care, Establishment of Urban Forest Enterprise – Second Reading

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

14. Consideration of a motion referring Parkview Addition Preliminary and Final Plat to Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendation

15. Consideration of a motion to move the November 12, 2018 Council meeting to Tuesday, November 13, 2018 due to Veteran’s Day Holiday

16. Consideration of a motion to set a Public Hearing on October 22, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property described as Lot 16, Block 9, Oelwein Land Company Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa

17. Mayor’s Report
A. Consideration of the appointment of Ashland Taylor to the Park and Recreation Commission

18. City Attorney’s Report

19. City Administrator’s Report

20. Old Business

21. New business

22. Adjournment

A Work Session with the Hub City Landlord Association will be held following the regular meeting.

September 24, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
September 24, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 24, 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 Derifield, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Citizens Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE gave “kudos to you” good job on the following:

• 3rd & 3rd NE well construction site weeds mowed immediately next day by city employees on August 30
• To City Administrator for taking a lot of heat at the Library landlord meetings and still displayed grace and composure and quickly responding to her questions
• To Street Department for repairing pot holes on her block
• To Matt Weber and Renee Cantrell for openly inquiring and sharing input and information

City Administrator clarified there are not rental inspections for property owners who are owner occupied.

Ben Driscoll, 118 2nd Street NE requested council clean graffiti from 3rd & 3rd NE bridge.

Brett DeVore, 7 9th Avenue SE questioned reasoning for agenda item #12 to waive second and third reading on any ordinance. Mayor stated it is listed on agenda to be able to discuss it.

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing Vacant A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to open the Public Hearing
Bldg Permit & Inspect. on Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through Section 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection to the City of Oelwein Code of Ordinances.

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

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Ben Driscoll, 118 2nd Street NE stated the vacant building permit code has a clause in it that prohibits him from exercising his 4th Amendment right to refuse inspection of his private property. Attorney Dillon stated the city does not plan on violating anyones rights.

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

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

Ord – Vacant Bldg A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to approve the first
Permit & Inspection reading of an Ordinance Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through Section 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection.

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

Public Hearing-Rental A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to open the Public Hearing on
Hsg. Inspection Adding Article VIII, Section 12-300 through Section 12-308 Rental Housing Inspection Program to the City of Oelwein Code of Ordinances.

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

Motion Carried

The following people expressed their concerns regarding the rental inspection program.

Ben Driscoll, 118 2nd Street NE, Oelwein
Kevin Ahrenholz, Hub City Landlord Association Attorney, Waterloo
Ron Winter, 914 4th Avenue NE, Oelwein
Barb Wegner, 206 4th Avenue SE, Oelwein
Lee Buhr, 821 West Charles Street, Oelwein
Candy Sheldon, 619 Washington Street, Denver
Cisco Steinbronn, 16271 50th Street, Oelwein
Brad Liverpohl, Denver
Dan Driscoll, 125 1st Avenue NE, Oelwein
Wanda Tippe, Otter Creek Apts., Oelwein
Jim Hurley, 1702 25th Street, Oelwein
Jim Dage, 13 North Frederick, Oelwein
Erica Kaufmann, Manager, Otter Creek Apts., Oelwein

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

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

Ord – Rental Housing A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to approve the first
Inspection Program reading of an Ordinance Adding Article VIII, section 12-300 through Section 12-
First Reading 308 Rental Housing Inspection Program.

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

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Ord – Chapter 25 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to approve the
Housing Maint. and second reading of an Ordinance amending Chapter 25 Housing Maintenance
Occupancy Code and Occupancy Code.

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

Suspend Rules Cantrell stated she prefers to have all three readings on Code Section 14-130 Public Tree Care. A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to not suspend rules and follow through with all three readings of an Ordinance Amending Section 14-30 Public Tree Care, Establishment of Urban Forest Enterprise.

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

Ord – Public Tree A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to approve the first
Care, Establishment reading of an Ordinance Amending Section 14-130 Public Tree Care,
Of Urban Forest Ent. Establishment of Urban Forest Enterprise.

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

Authorize Agreement A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to authorize signatures on
Grinding/Compost agreement with T & W Grinding and Compost Services, LLC for grinding and compost services. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Council approved paying Quarter 1 $6,000 grinding/compost fee from Road Use Tax. The yard waste site is getting full. The city can no longer burn so it must ground up before fall leaf pickup and additional trees are brought in.

Ordinance Amending A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve the first
Landfill Rate reading of an Ordinance Amending Section 16-40 Landfill Rate Classification; Charges and County Recycling Program Fund.

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

Planning, Finance, Cantrell reported on the 5:45 P.M. Planning, Finance, Enterprise and
Enterprise & Economic Development Committee meeting the preceded tonight’s
Economic Develop council meeting. The following Hotel/Motel Grand Funding requests were discussed:

Pawsitively Oelwein, Inc. $3,900
Birdnow Soccer Complex $5,000
Williams Center for the Arts $1,000

A motion was made by cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development committee’s recommendation to fund Pawsitively Oelwein, Inc. $3,900 and Williams Center for the Arts $1,000. Birdnow Soccer Complex request was tabled for additional information. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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WWTP Grit Pump A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to authorize the
Purchase purchase of a new grit pump for Wastewater Treatment Plant in the amount of $5,509.00 from Gorman-Rupp.

Motion Carried

Police Radio Equip. A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to approve the purchase of radio equipment for the Police Department in the amount of $12,802.50 from Racom. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Safety Meeting Weber reported on the 5:30 P.M. Public Safety Committee meeting preceding tonight’s council meeting. A discussion and recommendation from the committee for council to consider moving forward regarding the usage of KnoxBox Rapid Access System. This is a one key system stored in a “box” mounted to a building allowing rapid access to the building by emergency responders.

Park & Rec Meeting Cantrell reported on September Park and Recreation Committee meeting. Installing street signs at Woodlawn Cemetery was discussed to help find headstones easier. Funding is available to do this at no cost to the city. Wings Park Trail enhancements were reviewed. Reagan resigned and Ashlyn Taylor is interested in being on the board.

Board of Appeals Two positions are open on the Board of Appeals. Contact City Hall or Mayor if you are interested.

City Attorney Working on abatement enforcement on two properties and have identified two more properties without utilities or upkeep for several years.

Fall Cleanup Cantrell stated approximately 61 people brought items to the city wide fall cleanup. Things were slow and went very smooth. She recommends having cleanup only once a year.

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

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held September 24, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 25, 2018.

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A work session on Rental Inspection followed the regular meeting.

Public Safety Committee and Planning, Finance, Enterprise & Economic Development Committee met prior to the regular meeting.

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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