March 27, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
March 27, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, March 27, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Laverne McLennan Laverne McLennan, 119 12th Avenue SE expressed her concern regarding past president, current president and Governor of Iowa photos on the wall in the council room. Mulfinger said updated photos are mailed to the cities from the State and we have not received them yet.

Ginger O’Connell Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE supported McLennan’s comments.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by B. Weber to approve the following Consent Agenda Items:

a. Minutes of the March 13, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Claims Resolution
c. Motion authorizing concrete improvements at the Water Department building in the amount of $8,395 from Miller’s Construction Inc.
d. Class ‘C’ Beer Permit and Sunday Sales Renewal for Kwik Trip #665
e. Request for the use of the northern portion of Wings Park April 8, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. for a USA Volleyball fundraiser
f. Motion authorizing concrete street repairs in the amount of $8,057.50
g. Motion authorizing signatures on Task Order No. 2003-17A with Fox Engineering re: East Penn Anti-degradation Alternative Analysis in the amount of $5,000

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to open the
Public Hearing the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property located at 22 1st Avenue NW

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE inquired what is the sale amount of the old Library property. Mulfinger stated that has not been determined yet.

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

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Justin Horkheimer Justin Horkheimer, South Frederick, presented his proposal to create 5-8 lofts with shared live/work areas and a lounge for occupants and guests. It would involve historical preservation, LED lighting, shared roof terrace, garden area and solar power. This mixed use property would be a destination for start up free lancers to share their craft. Mr. Horkheimer has over 12 years’ experience in real estate, construction, artist designer, development projects, master carpenter with a degree in business and communications. He has moved back to Oelwein after 17 years away and sees tremendous growth potential in Oelwein.

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Resolution #4959 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution No. 4959 Directing the Sale of the City’s interest in 22 1st Avenue NW, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

301 5th Avenue SW A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to table a Resolution on the proposed disposal by sale of property commonly known as 301 5th Avenue SW until May 8, 2017 council meeting. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

This will allow ample time for the interested parties to present written proposals to city council.

Resolution #4960 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Sports Complex No. 4960 authorizing the Mayor to Execute Lease for rent of 6 acre parcel in the
6 Acres North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 91 North, Range 9 West of the Fifth P.M., Fayette County, Iowa to Troy Rourke in the amount of $1,400.00.

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Urban Renewal A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber authorizing
Support Agreement signatures on Urban Renewal Support Agreement with Fayette County.
For Fayette Co. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4961 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
Gearhart Grove No. 4961 with correction of Exempt (from except) Sidewalk Requirements in
Addition Gearhart Grove Addition to Oelwein.

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Accept Plat Tabled A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to table a Resolution Accepting and Approving the Plan and Plat known as Gearhart Grove until April 10, 2017. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Items from Article III Section 301.+ were missing from the application process.

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to set Public Hearing on
116 3rd Avenue NE, the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property located at 116 3rd Ave NE
608 S Frederick and 608 South Frederick for April 10, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4962 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Lease 421 Rock No. 4962 Authorizing Signatures on a Lease with Boulders, Inc. for
Island Road property located at 421 Rock Island Road.

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

B. Weber questioned what if the sale doesn’t go through? Attorney Dillon stated there are provisions in the lease covering this.

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Library Meeting Christensen reported on the March Library Board meeting. The opening reception for the WWII is April 3rd at 6:30 P.M. The Children’s Librarian submitted her resignation. The Library has been approved as a passport acceptance facility.

Park & Rec Mtg. Cantrell reported on the March Park and Rec meeting. A sponsorship program for Rec Programs, Disc golf, and park shelters was created. Contact City Hall if you are interested in being a sponsor for a small fee and receive advertising in return. Adjustments to the fee schedule were approved by the committee. A campground host, pool manager and assistant manager are in place with several lifeguard applications being reviewed. Discussion on what to put in the old mini golf area at the aquatic center took place.

Airport Board Mtg. Stickel reported on the March Airport Board meeting. Hangar Rules and Regulations were discussed with several proposed changes. The Board is continuing to work towards the purchase of a security system. Fly-In Breakfast is planned for 2018.

City Attorney stated he is working on a couple development agreements.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:50 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 March 27, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 29, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Single Hauler followed the regular meeting.

March 13, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
March 13, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, March 13, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Big Brothers, Big Katie Orlando from Big Brothers and Big Sisters presented Mayor Sherrets
Sisters with a plaque to honor her as one of six community supporters with their mentor program.

Dave & Roxanne Lenz Dave & Roxanne Lenz, 10487 30th Street, Stanley, Iowa purchased land on 11th Street south of Arlington Place asked the city for a 15 year agreement not to require him to hook up to city sewer as he develops the lots with a septic system.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to approve the following Consent Agenda Items:

a. Minutes of the February 27, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales Renewal for Columbus Club
c. Motion approving serving of wine at Oelwein Public Library March 16, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:30 P.M. for Art & Wine Class
d. Class ‘E’ Liquor and Sunday Sales Renewal for L & M Beverage

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to open the
F.Y. 2017-18 Budget Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget.

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

No comments were received. Mulfinger reviewed the budget for City Council.

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

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4955 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
FY 2017-18 Budget No. 4955 adopting Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget.

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to open the Public
Disposal of City Hearing on the proposed disposal of the following city owned property:
Property 223 4th Avenue SE; 302 7th Avenue SW; 520 4th Street SW; 409 Rock Island Road; and 119 5th Avenue NE.

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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City Administrator Mulfinger explained 520 4th Street SW was big enough for a house and the neighbor is interested in both lots. Stickel would like stipulation so they can’t sell property and need to build with a specific timeframe.

223 4th Avenue SE, neighbor is interested in property; 302 7th Avenue SW, neighbor is interested in property; 119 5th Avenue NE, neighboring landlord is interested in property for garage expansion.

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

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4956 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4956 on the disposal of city owned property located at 223 4th Avenue SE, 302 7th Avenue SW, 520 4th Street SW; and 119 5th Avenue NE.

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4957 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution
Hazard Mitigation No. 4957 authorizing Fayette County/Fayette County Emergency Management
Plan to act on behalf of Oelwein City Council in the Analysis and Development of a Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Suspend Rules A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to waive requirements and adopt an ordinance on the second and final reading. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance #1149 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to adopt
Amend Zoning Ordinance No. 1149 Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real Estate at 22 1st Avenue NW from R-2 Residential to C-1 Commercial with a special exception for Apartments; 409 Rock Island Road from R-3 Residential to C-2 Commercial; 211 Occo Drive from R-1 Residential to C-2 Commercial; 415 Rock Island Road from I-2 Industrial to C-2 Commercial; 421 Rock Island road from I-2 Industrial to C-2 Commercial and 530 3rd Avenue SE from I-2 Industrial to R-1 Residential.

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Stickel to set Public Hearing on the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property located at 22 2nd Avenue NW for March 27, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4958 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No. 4958 authorizing the Mayor to purchase a replacement Police Car.

Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

PFEED Meeting Cantrell informed council the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee met at 5:15 prior to the regular council meeting and voted to award the following:

Hotel Motel Funding for Williams Center $1,000 for one quarter and to reapply for future funding.

Demolition grant for $4,200 to Hub City Powersports for the demolition of 2 16th Street.
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A preliminary review and discussion on 2017-2018 Salary Resolution took place. These are the committee recommendations.

Hotel/Motel A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve Planning,
Williams Center Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee recommendation to award $1,000 for one quarter to the Williams Center for the Arts. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Demo Funding A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Christen to approve Planning,
Hub City Powersports Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee recommendation to award $4,200 to Hub City Powersports for the demolition of 2 16th Street. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Tree Board Appt. A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by M. Weber to approve the Mayor appointment of Jeffrey Hughes, Jeff Milks and Kyle Scheel to the Tree Board. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney City Attorney Dillon reported he is working on a commercial nuisance property on South Frederick. He has had conversations with several community members whose focus is to tear down dilapidated houses and make donations to help out.

City Administrator City Administrator Mulfinger thanked the community members for coming out last night attending the Council meeting. Mulfinger has information on the viaduct for the concerned citizen who was at the February 27th meeting.

John Hinze John Hinze, 120 2nd Avenue NW, shared three items with council. 1) It is too dark in town and would like more street lights to be installed. 2) Oelwein Police Department should stop harassing him. An officer stopped at his house at 7:15 A.M. informing him to take the cardboard boxes on his porch to recycling. A citation was not written. 3) City employees need a $100 holiday bonus and a gift box of fruit and nuts, the ladies in the front office and even the Police Department employees.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber 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 March 13, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 15, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Single Hauler and Fee Schedule followed the regular meeting.

February 27, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
February 27, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, February 27, 2017. Mayor Pro Tem Ben Weber called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets participated by Skype.

Roll Call PRESENT: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

Adopt Agenda M. Weber requested that agenda item #9 be tabled for a future meeting. A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt the agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Citizen James Mundt, 112 9th Avenue SE inquired when will the other portion of the viaduct be repaired. City Administrator Mulfinger will research and forward information back to him and council.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to approve the following Consent Agenda Items:

a. Minutes of the February 13, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Claims Resolution
c. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Clete and Connies
d. Ownership update for Columbus Club Class ‘C’ Liquor License
e. Pay Request to AECOM in the amount of $7,980.00 for work completed on Airport Grading Connector Taxiway Design.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to open the Public
Reidy Park Closing Hearing on the closing of Reidy Park.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

City Hall was at maximum seating capacity. Some citizens were unable to stay in City Hall Council Room. Prior to the start of the council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Ben Weber spoke with six citizens in the hallway. All were against the sale of the park. One questioned if the city could legally sell the park, the remaining wanted to voice their objection to the proposed sale.

Mayor Pro Tem Ben Weber gave instructions for citizens to follow during the public hearing comments.

Sixteen people spoke at the Public Hearing on closing Reidy Park.

Laverne McLennan, 119 12th Avenue SE
Dan Stasi, 3 9th Avenue SE
Gary VanWert, 100 Hillside Drive W
Perry Comeau, 113 Hillside Drive W presented a petition on not closing the parks.
Janet Wissler, 901 2nd Street SE
Eugene Purdy, 221 3rd Avenue NE
Bill Ziegler, 111 10th Avenue SW
Dawn Burco Givant, 112 9th Avenue SE
Richard Nelson, Cedar Falls
Kay Langel, 900 2nd Street SE
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Linda Jensen, 105 Hillside Drive E
Joy Purdy, 221 3rd Avenue NE
Kent Nelson, OCAD
Deb Howard, OCAD
Mike Puff, 123 9th Avenue SE
James Novak, 104 Hillside Drive

Fourteen people were not in favor of closing Reidy Park. Two OCAD Representatives shared statistical information from comparable neighboring communities stating number of park acres to mow, parks per capita and number of new houses built in the last 10 years. They appreciate council taking time to explore needed options for housing in Oelwein and encouraged council to continue searching new housing. Bill Ziegler shared page 51 of the Oelwein Housing Needs Assessment document stating the top 15 reasons nonresidents move to a community. The #2 reason was for public open space like parks.

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

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to open the
Disposal Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of property legally described as a
301 5th Avenue SW parcel of land described as Com at SW Cor Lot 7, Blk 2, Miles Add th N 595’ Ely to E Ln of 4th Ave SW th N 795’ Ely 38’ Th Swly & Sely parallel with Center of Sewer Ln to S Ln of 1/4 1/4 Sec. th S to SE Cor Lot 12, Blk 1, Miles Add th W to POB in NW SW & SW SW commonly known as 301 5th Avenue SW.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

City Administrator stated a second offer has been made. No citizens comments were made.

Close Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to close the public hearing.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Fayette Co. Hazard Lisa Roberts, EMA Coordinator informed council all 13 communities must
Mitigation update their Hazard Mitigation Plan. A Resolution appointing Ms. Roberts to act on the cities behalf must be approved. She is requesting the Resolution be listed on the next council meeting agenda.

Gearhart Grove A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to approve Gearhart Grove Preliminary Plat. Mulfinger stated Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Hotel Project Dan Heuertz from High Rise Hospitality has an agreement with Boulder Hotel and Suites to build units throughout the state of Iowa. They currently have 13 hotels within the State.

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Resolution #4952 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Sale of No. 4952 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in a Parcel of Land within Parcel
421 Rock Island Road Z in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 91 North, Range 9 West of the 5th P.M., City of Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Dog Park The city was approached by a community group interested in building a dog park on the south portion of City Park. Council approval is necessary in order to apply for the grant.

Resolution #4953 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
City Park Dog Park No. 4953 to designate the south side of City Park to be used as a Dog Park.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4954 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution
Bridge Inspection No. 4954 authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with IIW P.C. for bridge inspection services.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

First Reading A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt the first
Amend Zoning Ord. Reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real Estate at 22 1st Avenue NW from R-2 Residential to C-1 Commercial with a special exception for Apartments; 409 Rock Island Road from R-3 Residential to C-2 Commercial; 211 Occo Drive from R-1 Residential to C-2 Commercial; 415 Rock Island Road from I-2 Industrial to C-2 Commercial; 421 Rock Island road from I-2 Industrial to C-2 Commercial and 530 3rd Avenue SE from I-2 Industrial to R-1 Residential.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Stickel to set Public Hearing on
FY 2017-2018 Budget Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget for March 13, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to set Public Hearing
Disposal of Property on the proposed disposal of the following city owned property: 223 4th Avenue SE; 302 7th Avenue SW; 520 4th Street SW; 409 Rock Island Road; and 119 5th Avenue NE for March 13, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Meeting Christensen reported on the February Library Board meeting. Chocolate Fest raised $1,357 and Friends donated $1,000 to the Library towards programs and supplies. The fee for postage on an interlibrary loan was increased to $3.00. Credit card usage at the Library is now through the Apollo system that uses Pay Pal.

Airport Board Mtg. Stickel reported on the February Airport Board meeting. Hangar Rules and Regulations were discussed. Oelwein’s rules are comparable with FAA requirements.

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Park & Rec Cantrell reported on the February Park and Recreation Commission meeting.
Commission Mtg. The Commission was in favor of keeping Reidy Park and also was in favor of having a dog park at City Park. Oelwein received a Trees Forever grant for two tree plantings, 20 in Platt’s Park and a community apple orchard in northeast corner of Wings Park. Several park locations for memorial benches were approved. A trail committee is being formed and the Board is also considering starting a “Friends of the Park” 501c3. Anyone interested, please contact Park Superintendent Josh Johnson at City Hall.

City Attorney Report Attorney Dillon stated 127 1st Avenue NW demolition property was successfully acquired by the City through court order.

City Administrator Mulfinger thanked everyone for coming out to voice their opinions.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 7:23 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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BEN WEBER, MAYOR PRO TEM
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 February 27 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 3, 2017.

___________________________________________________
DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Structural Nuisance Abatement followed the regular meeting

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
February 13, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, February 13, 2017. Mayor Pro Tem Ben Weber called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets participated by Skype.

Roll Call PRESENT: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to approve the following Consent Agenda Items:

a. Minutes of the January 23, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Minutes of the February 6, 2017 special Council Meeting
c. Motion to purchase meters and related supplies from Municipal Supply in the amount of $42,240
d. Request from OCAD to close various streets and alleys for 2017 sponsored events: Party in the Park, Fall Fling and Olde Tyme Christmas
e. Request from Pony Express Riders of Iowa to collect funds at the intersection of Frederick and Charles Friday, April 14, 2017 from 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
f. Appointment of Tony Cannon to the Community Plaza Board of Governors
g. Motion approving Change Order No. 1 from Summers’ Enterprise, Inc. in the amount of$-7,350.00 for 20th Street Lift Station Improvements Project
h. Motion approving Ownership Update for Kwik Trip #665 Class ‘C’ Beer Permit

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to open the Public
Sale of Property Hearing on sale of a portion of city owned property legally described as Lots 10 to 14 Wings 3rd Add & all that part of the NE NW lying NE of CGW RY & W of 3rd Ave SE except Wings 3rd Add (RONCO) SW SW W of 3rd St SE E of CRI&P RY, S50’ St & N of Sec 21.

No comments were received.

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

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to open the Public
ITC Midwest Hearing on a proposed easement with ITC Midwest, LLC for power lines in the
Easement Oelwein Industrial Park.

Stickel inquired if there were any changes to the easement from before. Mulfinger stated there were no changes since the last meeting.

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

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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Resolution #4947 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution
Easement – ITC No. 4948 approving easement with ITC Midwest, LLC for power lines in
Midwest the Oelwein Industrial Park.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Fayette Co. Local Lori Brockway, Program Manager from Upper Explorerland Regional
Housing Trust Planning Commission informed council since 2010, the Fayette County Local Housing Trust has infused $415,374.79 into rehabilitation of homes in Oelwein. They are requesting $15,000 (25% required) city match for the 2019 program which would be available January 1, 2018.

Brockway also stated there will be a proposal to merge FCLHTF with the Northeast Iowa Regional Trust Fund. The Northeast Iowa Regional Trust Fund is Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, Winneshiek and Fayette if approved. Fayette has a waiting list and Northeast Iowa has unused funds annually that could be utilized in Fayette County. Right now Fayette Co. completes 9 projects annually and this could be increased to 12-15 annually. Administrative costs could be shared if merger was approved. At least four representatives from Fayette Co. would go to Northeast Iowa Board of 19 members. Once merger is approved they would also like to change by-laws to downsize the number of Board members. 50% of the board is made up of private members. The board is made up of two representatives per county. Oelwein would like to see this based on population size which would better represent each counties number of votes. City Administrator Mulfinger will follow up on the FCLHTF proposed merger.

Resolution #4949 Six bids were received for the City of Oelwein Airport farm land as follows:
Airport Ag Land Lease
Jordyn Burco, Independence $31,875
Robert Liebe, Central City $38,000
Michael Hunt, Greeley $28,250
Aaron Smith, Sumner $38,125
Joseph Rechkemmer, Oran $30,961
Kent Reinking $23,098

A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution No. 4949 authorizing execution of Airport Ag Land Lease to high bid Aaron Smith, Sumner in the amount of $38,125.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4950 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
West Charles Street No. 4950 authorizing execution of Urban Renewal Joint Agreement with
Viaduct Urban Fayette County Board of Supervisors re: West Charles Street Viaduct.
Renewal Agreement.
Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Rezoning City Property A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to direct staff to draft an ordinance for rezoning of city owned property as follows:

A. 22 1st Avenue NW from R-2 Residential to C-1 Commercial with a Special Exception for apartments.
B. 406 3rd Avenue SE from R-3 Residential to C-2 Commercial
C. 211 Occo Drive from R-1 Residential to C-2 Commercial
D. 100 Occo Drive from I-1 Industrial to C-2 Commercial

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E. Triangular section of land on southeast portion of 100 Occo Drive from I-2 Industrial to R-1 Residential.

Mulfinger stated there are interested buyers for the old Library as commercial property, locations B, C, D would allow for commercial expansion, and E would be a lot for new housing.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Milks to set Public
Close Reidy Park Hearing for February 27, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. on the closing of Reidy Park. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Stickel received a call against closing the park. Cantrell received a call concerned new owners would cut trees down that shade the tennis courts. Milks received a call that city should use property to let school or hospital expand.

Discussion took place on dividing Reidy Park into 3-5 parcels for housing.

Resolution #4951 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution No. 4951 relating to financing acquisition of fire rescue truck by the City of Oelwein, Iowa; establishing compliance with reimbursement bond regulations under the Internal Revenue Code.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

City Attorney Report Dillon stated he is still working on nuisance ordinance violations and also 127 1st Avenue NW property is set to default hearing to take title. He is also reviewing model ordinances for housing and roads.

Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adjourn at 6:30 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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BEN WEBER, MAYOR PRO TEM
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 February 13 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register February 15, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget and Oelwein City Property followed the regular meeting.

February 6, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
February 6, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in special session Monday, February 6, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber (phone), Christensen
ABSENT: Sherrets
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Dillon

Adopt Agenda There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.

Public Hearing Set A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to set a Public Hearing on
ITC Power Lines a proposed easement with ITC Midwest, LLC for power lines in the Oelwein Industrial Park for 6:00 P.M. on February 13, 2017. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing Set A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to set a Public Hearing on
ITC Guys & Anchors a proposed easement with ITC Midwest, LLC for the guys and anchors in the Oelwein Industrial Park for February 13, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Rezoning A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to forward to Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendation the rezoning of:

A. 22 1st Avenue NW from R-2 Residential to C-1 Commercial with a Special Exception for apartments
B. 406 3rd Avenue SE from R-3 Residential to C-2 Commercial
C. 211 Occo Drive from R-1 Residential to C-2 Commercial
D. 100 Occo Drive from I-2 Industrial to C-2 Commercial
E. Triangular section of land on southeast portion of 100 Occo Drive from I-2 Industrial to R-1 Residential.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Appointments/ A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to approve the
Reappointments following appointments/reappointments:

A. Reappointment of Wayne Block to the Zoning Board of Adjustment
B. Appointment of Brian Irvine and Josh Irvine to the Planning and Zoning Commission
C. Reappointment of Warren Kane to the International Code Council – Board of Appeals
D. Appointment of Kevin Minton and Larry Steffen to the International Code Council – Board of Appeals

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:22 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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BEN WEBER, MAYOR PRO TEM
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 February 6, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register February 7, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

January 23, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
January 23, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, January 23, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Stickel, Milks, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
ABSENT: M. Weber
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Proclamation Mayor Sherrets presented a National Mentoring Month Proclamation to Abby Bouska Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa, Steve Bradley and Devin
.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to approve the following Consent Agenda Items:

a. Minutes of the January 9, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Claims Resolution in the amount of $667,337.90
c. Class ‘C’ Beer Permit, Native Wine and Sunday Sales Renewal for Casey’s General Store #2682
d. Liquor License refund to Luigi’s Restaurant

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Cantrell to set Public Hearing for
Sale of Land Monday, February 13, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. on sale of a portion of city owned
(Hotel Site) near property legally described as Lots 10 to 14 Wings 3rd Add & all that part of the
Police Dept. NE NW lying NE of CGW RY & W of 3rd Ave SE except Wings 3rd Add (RONCO) SW SW W of 3rd St SE E of CRI&P RY, S50’ St & N of Sec 21. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to set Public Hearing for
Sale of Land Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. on sale of city owned property
(Donaldson’s Bldg) described as a parcel of land Com at SW Cor Lot 7, Blk 2, Miles Add th N 595’ Ely to E Ln of 4th Ave SW th N 795’ Ely 38’ th SWLY & SELY Parallel with center of sewer ln to S Ln of 1/4 1/4 Sec, th S to SE Cor Lot 12, Blk 1, Miles Add th W to POB in NW SW & SW SW. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4945 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
215/217 1st Ave NW No. 4945 authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) addressing ownership of 215/217 1st Avenue NW.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4946 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
ITC Midwest No. 4946 approving an easement with ITC Midwest, LLC for power lines in the
Easement Ind Park Oelwein Industrial Park.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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Resolution #4947 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
ITC Midwest No. 4947 approving easement with ITC Midwest, LLC for the guys and
Easement Ind Park anchors in the Oelwein Industrial Park.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Airport Meeting Stickel reported on the January Airport Board meeting. Hangar Rules and Regulations will be reviewed at the next meeting along with FAA rules. General Fund budget shortfall may cause some items to be put on hold.

Park & Rec Comm. Cantrell reported on the January Park and Recreation Commission meeting.
Meeting Anthony Ricchio requested the Commissions assistance to develop and promote the soccer league program in Oelwein. A Memorial Bench Policy is being drafted. Benches could be purchased and installed within the parks in honor of a loved one. The lower half of Redgate Park 2.25 acres will be planted with natural prairie plantings, create a turn around by bocce ball court, and extend the trail with grant funding.

Airport Appointment A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Tommy Nations to the Airport Board. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Dilapidated Houses City Attorney Dillon stated they are using city code procedures to enforce dilapidated or unsafe houses using the Housing Appeals Board as a mechanism to assign financial responsibility to homeowners and if they don’t the city can get a judgement against them.

Fayette Co. Emer. B. Weber reported on the Fayette County Emergency Management meeting
Mgt. Meeting he attended. The cost for their services will increase slightly.

Fayette Co. B. Weber also attended the Fayette Co. Assessors Meeting. The Assessor’s
Assessor’s Mtg. office received two grants totaling $25,000 for GIS services. Their largest expense of $150,000 is the second payment towards the reassessing of the county properties. He also brought back comparables of Fayette County to other counties in the State for salaries and tax base. Salary increases were set for 2.5%.

Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Christensen to adjourn at 6:25 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 January 23, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register January 25, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget followed the regular meeting.

January 9, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
January 9, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, January 9, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, Christensen
ABSENT: B. Weber
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to approve the following Consent Agenda Items:

a. Minutes of the December 12, 2016 regular Council Meeting
b. Class ‘C’ Beer Permit and Sunday Sales Renewal for Dollar General Store #2328
c. Motion approving request from Oelwein Odd Rods to close portions of Frederick Avenue for Friday night ‘Park N’ events and the use of City Park North Side July 1, 2017 for a Car Show
d. Payment to Alexis Fire Equipment Co. in the amount of $91,429.00 for International Chassis
e. Pay Request No. 5 to CJ Moyna & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $158,506.73 for work completed on Oelwein Industrial Park 3rd Addition Public Improvements Plan
f. Motion referring Gearhart Grove preliminary plat to Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendation

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Fayette Co. Sam Whitehead, Fayette County Economic Development Director took over
Econ. Development for Karla Organist. He partnered with NICC to offer two business development training classes funded by USDA’s Business Entrepreneur Grant. He assisted with two business startups in West Union. He also stated the Labor Shed should be updated for the county and region to also include Oelwein even though Oelwein has recently did their own. He works closely with Northeast Iowa Business Network which represents six counties and Iowa Economic Development Authority.

Suspend Rules A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to suspend rules and adopt an ordinance on the first and final reading.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Ord. No. 1148 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Ordinance No. 1148 Amending Section 22-113 to add Stop Intersection.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

B. Weber entered at 6:10 P.M.

Library Meeting Christensen reported on the December Library Board meeting. ID Connect Software which reads fingerprints is now being used at the library for a trail period to check out books. The gutter project did not get completed last fall. The Friends purchased a scanner to be used at their book sales and for library inventory.

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Airport Sherrets informed council she visited with Tommy Nation to be on the Airport Board. He was an airplane mechanic in the military and said he’d find that interesting. He would fill two years remaining of a four year term.

Mulfinger informed council the January 16 Health Care Foundation Monday meeting was cancelled. City Council will meet in a work session at 6:00 P.M. in City Hall instead of attending the health care meeting. A budget work session is also scheduled for Monday, January 23 following the regular council meeting at 6:00 P.M.

Executive Session A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 20.17(3) to discuss union negotiations.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Return to Regular A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to return to
Session regular session.

Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Union Contracts A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve proposed settlement with Union Local 238 – Public Works and Union Local 238 – Police contingent upon ratification from both parties. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adjourn at 6:27 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 January 9, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register January 10, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget followed the regular meeting.

December 12, 2016 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
December 12, 2016

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, December 12, 2016. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Christensen, Milks, M Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
ABSENT: Stickel
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Lein

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

Service Award Mayor Sherrets presented a 10 Year Service Award to Deputy Clerk Barb Rigdon.

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

a. Minutes of the November 14, 2016 regular Council Meeting
b. Minutes of the November 28, 2016 regular Council Meeting
c. Claims Resolution in the amount of $1,513,438.36
d. Motion authorizing signatures on 20th Street Lift Station Improvements Contract with Summers’ Enterprise, Inc. in the amount of $251,090.00
e. Motion authorizing signatures on Charles Street Water Main Improvements Contract with Summers’ Enterprise, Inc. in the amount of $122,770.00
f. Class ‘B’ Wine Permit Renewal for Oelwein Family Pharmacy
g. Class ‘E’ Liquor, Class ‘C’ Beer, Class ‘B’ Wine and Sunday Sales Renewal for Oelwein Bottle and Can, Inc.
h. Payment to Ron VanVeldhuizen Law in the amount of $1,189.08 for work completed on Transco Annexation
i. Change Order A in the amount of $6,230.00 for Fire Department Walk Around Rescue Unit

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Mausoleums Chuck Geilenfeld, from Geilenfeld Funeral Home and Mike Adams from Brannon Monument Co. in Dubuque representing Roger and Bobbi Polark requested city council approve their request to place a personal family mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. The structure would be less than 5’ tall and made of granite. They would purchase 40 grave lots to place the mausoleum and allow extra lots for family with traditional burial around the structure. Three locations are being considered one of which is on land not even plotted for. A permit is required, current city code would need to be reviewed and a city policy would need to be created. City Administrator and City Attorney are to investigate requirements.

Public Hearing A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to open the Public Hearing on Garbage Haulers License.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Mulfinger stated Mid State Sanitation did not follow the rule and Fayette Co. Landfill banned them from dumping. Their company was sold to Environmental Services and they were also banned from Fayette Co. Landfill. The owner of the company passed away from an accident and the last we have heard from anyone is that Waste Management has taken over their accounts. Attempts to contact Waste Management before the meeting was unsuccessful. Waste Management is in compliance with the county and the city. No action needs to be taken at this time since the owner and person that holds the license is no longer around and the license is not transferrable. City Attorney Lein stated the situation should be monitored and our Police Department should enforce the city ban.

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

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Environmental A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to pull Environmental
Services Hauling Services Hauling License for the City of Oelwein and discontinue
License garbage hauling within the city. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4944 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution No. 4944 Authorizing Mayor to Execute a Utility Easement.
Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 1146 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Ordinance No. 1146 Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Chapter 19, Article II Dogs and Cats Sections 19-26 Definitions on the third and final reading.
Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 1147 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt Ordinance No. 1147 Amending Chapter 16, Section 24 License Revocation – Garbage Haulers on the third and final reading.
Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell reported on the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic
Enterprise & Economic Development Committee meeting. Two Hotel-Motel Tax Funding
Development applications were received:

Williams Performing Arts Center $10,000 2016-17 Artist Series
OCAD $2,000 Olde Tyme Christmas

OCAD withdrew their request.

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to approve Planning, Finance, Enterprise & Economic Development Committee’s recommendation to fund Williams Performing Arts Center 2016-17Artist Series for quarter 1 Fiscal Year 2016-2017 at $1,000. Proof of expense is required for reimbursement and they must reapply each quarter for funding. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney Nathan Lein, joint City Attorney with Pat Dillon works with abatement on nuisance properties. Each week 1-2 properties go to trial or are achieving resolutions. Respondents are paying all costs, and we are not continuing things. We are accepting judications and we can delay sentencings, but the time of discontinuing hearings or dismissing things at city costs once you comply is over.

Mulfinger thanked High School students for coming out and he encourages their involvement in the public process.

Cantrell and Sherrets thanked Chamber Director Deb Howard for all her hard work on Olde Tyme Christmas. Mayor Sherrets stated the event was phenomenal.

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Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber 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 December 12, 2016 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register December 15, 2016.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

November 28, 2016 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
November 28, 2016

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, November 28, 2016. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Christensen, Milks, M Weber, Cantrell
ABSENT: Stickel, B Weber
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Wedemeier, Dillon

Adopt Agenda A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the agenda with the amendment of removing item C from Consent agenda. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4940 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by M Weber to adopt Resolution No.
TIF Indebtedness 4940 certifying Tax Increment Finance Indebtedness in various districts in the
City of Oelwein, Iowa

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Urban Renewal A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell approving Urban Renewal
Report FY 2015-2016 Report re: F.Y. 2015-2016 TIF Debt Outstanding

Motion Carried

Resolution #4941 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. Vacant Lots 4941 directing the City Administrator and City Attorney to reduce the amount of
vacant lots owned by the City of Oelwein in a manner that is most advantageous to the community

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None

Motion Carried

Dogs and Cats A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the
Ordinance – 2nd second reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code,
Reading Chapter 19, Article II Dogs and Cats, Sections 19-26 Definitions.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None

Motion Carried

Garbage Haulers A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt
Amend Ord – 2nd the second reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 16, Section 24
Reading License Revocation – Garbage Haulers.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None

Motion Carried

Resolution #4942 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. Housing Needs 4942 formally adopting Oelwein Housing Needs Assessment

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None

Motion Carried

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Resolution #4943 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks adopting Resolution No.
Facility Lease 4943 authorizing the Mayor to enter into a temporary facility lease with M.J. Electric LLC

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None

Motion Carried

December Meeting A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to schedule one meeting for December 12, 2016

Motion Carried

Park & Rec Report Cantrell highlighted the minutes of the November Park and Rec meeting. The commission is reviewing the pros and cons of a dog park.

Mayor Report Mayor Sherrets requested Christensen to ask the Library Board the regulations on posting any free events on the lighted sign.

City Attorney City Attorney Dillon reported on abatement progresses and garbage ordinance.

Strang Tire M. Weber requested review of the demolition progress of Strang Tire. City Attorney Dillon requested the address of the property and would update the council of his findings.

City Administrator City Administrator Mulfinger thanked the high school students for their attendance.

Well Shelter Mulfinger advised council staff is currently working on bids to utilize the shelter at the well.

Aquatic Center Seeding at the Aquatics Center is currently in process.

Budget Mulfinger advised council staff will be working on budget items and to expect information in January

Old Thyme Christmas Milks reminded council Old Thyme Christmas is Friday, December 2, 2016. The American Legion will also have a dinner the same evening.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adjourn at 6:27 p.m. All voted aye.

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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 November 28, 2016 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register November 30, 2016.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

November 14, 2016 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
November 14, 2016

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, November 14, 2016. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: B Weber, Christensen, Milks, M Weber, Cantrell
ABSENT: Stickel
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Smith, Dillon

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

Citizen Chuck Geilenfeld, Geilenfeld Funeral Home, 309 1st Avenue NE and Mike Brannan of Brannon Monument, Dubuque requested mausoleums at Woodlawn Cemetery be listed for discussion on a future agenda. Council consensus was to list this topic on the December 12, 2016 agenda.

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

A. Approval of the minutes of the October 24, 2016 regular Council Meeting
B. Payment to Dorsey & Whitney, LLP in the amount of $29,312.10 for services completed on 2016 Project Financing
C. Payment to Fox Engineering in the amount of $6,600.00 for work completed on Charles Street Water Main Improvements
D. Payment to Fox Engineering in the amount of $5,800.00 for work completed on Oelwein Industrial Park 3rd Addition – Utility Improvements
E. Payment to Fox Engineering in the amount of $26,950.09 for work completed on Oelwein Industrial Park 3rd Addition – RISE Improvements
F. Change Order No. 4 to CJ Moyna & Sons, Inc. for Oelwein Industrial Park 3rd Addition Public Improvements Plan
G. Pay Request No. 4 to CJ Moyna & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $717,738.55 for work completed on Oelwein Industrial Park 3rd Addition Public Improvements Plan

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

TIF Report Maggie Burger, Speer Financial presented the annual TIF Report and stated it must be certified by December 1st.

CDBG Public A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to open the Public Hearing
Hearing on the CDBG Grant Application.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Lori Brockway, Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission covered the following:

A. How the need for the proposed activity or projects were identified:

The need for the Owner Occupied program was identified through meetings held by public officials and the identified unmet need for housing rehabilitation through the Fayette County Local Housing Trust Fund Program. Oelwein’s aging housing stock is also another indicator with 44.3% of the homes constructed prior to 1939 and 87% of the homes constructed prior to 1979. As the LMI population is at 54.95% there is a need of the CDBG funds to improve the homes for those citizens.

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B. How the proposed activity or projects will be funded and the sources of funds:

The proposed activity will be funded with $15,000 of local match or $2,500 per home from the City of Oelwein for the owner-occupied program for six homes. The Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation will provide $9,000 or $1,500 per home, the Fayette County Local Housing Trust Fund will provide $3,000 or $500 per home, the Fidelity Bank & Trust will provide $1,200 or $200 per home and the Community Bank of Oelwein will provide $1,200 or $200 for six homes with a total of $29,400 in local match.

C. The date the Housing Fund applications will be submitted:

The Housing Fund Owner-Occupied applications will be submitted on or before January 13, 2017 to the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).

D. Request amount of federal funds (Housing Fund):

The requested amount is $245,250 for the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program.

E. Estimated portion of federal funds that will benefit persons of low and moderate income:

The City has proposed assisting 6 LMI households with rehabilitation of their homes. The intent is to target those living in homes considered to be in deteriorated condition. In looking at the 2010 American Community Survey Data provided by Iowa Economic Development Authority, 54.94% of Oelwein residents are considered low-to-moderate income persons and it is expected that these funds will benefit 6 homes of that 54.95% population.

F. Where the proposed activity or project will be conducted:

The projects will be conducted within the target area in the city limits of Oelwein within the following boundaries:

Northern Boundary: The Northern Boundary is defined as 3rd Street NE between 8th Avenue NE and North Frederick Avenue.

Eastern Boundary: The Eastern Boundary is defined as 8th Avenue NE between Wings Park and East Charles Street.

Southern Boundary: The Southern Boundary is defined as East Charles Street between 8th Avenue NE and North Frederick Avenue.

Western Boundary: The Western Boundary is defined as North Frederick Avenue between 3rd Street NE and East Charles Street.

G. Plans to minimize displacement of persons and businesses as a result of funded activities or projects.

No businesses or persons will be displaced during this process.

H. Plans to assist persons actually displaced:

There are no plans to displace any persons.

I. The nature of the proposed activity or project.

The nature of the proposed projects within Oelwein is to assist in the rehabilitation of 6 existing homes for low to moderate income families. The programs mission is to stimulate Oelwein’s economy one home at a time.

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No other comments were received.

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

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4935 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
CDBG Application No. 4935 Authorizing the Submission of a CDBG Application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Expenditure of Funds to be applied to Local Match for a Housing Fund General Application for Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4936 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt
CDBG Resolution No. 4936 Authorizing the Approval of a CDBG Administration
Administration Plan Plan to the Iowa Economic Development Authority for Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

CDBG Technical City Administrator Mulfinger stated proposals for Technical Services had been solicited from three companies as well as a Public Notice in The Register. One proposal was received.

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to accept the proposal for Technical Services from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission in the amount of $27,000.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4937 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
No. 4937 Obligating funds from the East Penn Subfund of the City’s Industrial Park Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for appropriation to the payment of General Obligation Bonds and Bond Anticipation Notes.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

WWTP Raw Lift A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber authorizing
Grinder repair to Wastewater Treatment Plant Raw Lift Dimminutor Grinder by Iowa Pump Works in the amount of $15,967.00 as recommended by Utility Superintendent Vic Kane. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Dogs and Cats A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by M. Weber to adopt the
Ordinance – 1st first reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code,
Reading Chapter 19, Article II Dogs and Cats, Sections 19-26 Definitions.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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Garbage Haulers A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt
Amend Ord – 1st the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 16, Section 24
Reading License Revocation – Garbage Haulers.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4938 Mulfinger reported the FAA has recommended safety improvements to the
Airport CIP Airport Taxiway be made prior to construction of a new hangar which requires an amendment to the Airport CIP.

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4938 Approving Changes to the Oelwein Airport Capital Improvement Plan.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4939 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt
Airport Design Resolution No. 4939 Entering Into an Agreement for Services for the
Agreement Design Phase in the Amount of Thirty Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars with Aecom Technical Services, Inc.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Safety Committee Safety Committee Chairman Ben Weber reported on the 5:30 P.M. meeting. Designated handicap parking spaces in the downtown area were reviewed as were uncontrolled intersections on 1st Street SE. Following discussion the Committee felt no changes were necessary to either the handicap parking or the 1st Street SE intersections.

Library Meeting Darin Christensen reported on the Library Board meeting he recently attended.

City Attorney City Attorney Dillon reported he is working on six ordinance violations and removal of signage from abandoned businesses.

City Administrator Mulfinger thanked high school students for attending the council meeting and being a part of the community.

Housing Board Mtg LouAnn Milks reported on the Regional Housing Authority Board meeting she attended in October.

Executive Session A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5.1.i to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable3 injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session and reconvene in open session to consider approval of contract.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Return to Regular A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to return to regular session
Session at 7:16 P.M.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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City Administrator A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to increase City
Compensation Administrator Mulfinger’s compensation by 5%. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to adjourn at 7:25 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 November 14, 2016 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register November 16, 2016.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The Council met in a work session on Oelwein City Property following the regular meeting.

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