September 11, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
September 11, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 11, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Single Hauler Bill Judd, 1212 1st Street NE spoke in opposition to the proposed single hauler
Comments stating it will adversely affect many people and asked the Council to consider the impact.

Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE appreciated the phone call from Councilman Matt Weber following her letter to the editor. She feels the citizens deserve their voices to be heard and commented that limiting the room capacity to 40 sent up red flags.

Rod Eckhoff, 108 8th Avenue SE, an employee of Blackhawk Waste and speaking as a citizen was concerned residents were not told the proposal included hauling city garage at no charge. He was also concerned with the bond requirements.

LaVerne McLennan, 119 12th Avenue SE felt a single hauler takes away the choice of residents and hopes council realizes what side citizens are on.

Ron Garceau, 203 1st Avenue NE stated the city previously had a single hauler and it did not work out. He questioned what benefits the citizens would get.

Jeff Milks, 210 10th Street SW stated a single hauler would eliminate multiple trucks, reduce the carbon footprint and would have a beneficial environmental impact.

Mike Kerns, 1213 2nd Street SW stated it would get the garbage out of town and encouraged council to continue to work towards a single hauler.

Larry Lauer, 405 4th Street NE urged council to not move forward as many people are struggling on fixed incomes and felt the fee would be higher.

Blackhawk Waste employee Blain Beckhem, reported the company came to town 12 years ago with competitive pricing. He noted the cost of bonding and containers.

Jim Mendez, 219 8th Avenue NW, an employee of Waste Management but speaking as a resident asked the council to do what is right for the citizens.

Angela McCann, 110 5th Avenue SE is opposed to the proposal and is concerned about the impact on businesses involved. It is important citizens have the right to choose.

Ollie Fratzke, 616 8th Avenue SE is opposed to the proposal stating one truck will go twice as far.

Deb Welsh, 504 1st Avenue NE spoke in opposition.

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

A. Motion approving August 28, 2017 regular council minutes
B. Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales Renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9
C. Special Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales Renewal for First Garden
D. Class ‘C’ Beer Permit and Class ‘E’ Liquor License Renewal for Fareway

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ord. No. 1156 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Ordinance No.
Accessory Structures 1156 Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance No. 971 to Amend Section 202 and 203 Accessory Structures in R1 and R2 Residential Zoning Districts on the third and final reading.

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

Single Hauler B. Weber commented on previous remarks made regarding the single hauler. He stated Oelwein is one of the few communities that doesn’t have a single hauler in this area. He further mentioned citizens pay for the city’s garbage either through taxes or as a condition of the proposed contract.

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen directing Staff to enter into negotiations for a Single Hauler Residential Garbage program with Black Hawk Waste Disposal.

Mayor Sherrets requested a roll call vote.

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: Stickel, Cantrell

Motion Carried

Wastewater VFD A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to approve the purchase of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) in an amount not to exceed $30,000 from Automatic Systems for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. B. Weber questioned the number of VFD’s purchased in the last few years feeling it was unusually high and asked that the electrical system be looked into. He felt they should last for a number of years. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell reported on the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic
Enterprise and Econ. Development Committee meeting held prior to the regular council meeting.
Development.

Hotel/Motel Funding A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to approve Hotel/Motel
Williams Center Tax Funding in the amount of $1,000 for Williams Center for the Arts as recommended by the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

605 4th Street SE A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to approve funding for demolition of 605 4th Street SE in an amount not to exceed 50% of the lowest cost provide a second estimate is obtained. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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2017 Junk House Mulfinger reported a $25,000 grant has been received from the Northeast Iowa
Removal Plan Charitable Foundation to assist in the demolition of residential properties. He also reviewed a list of properties for demolition and future use plans. It was noted one of the properties was occupied.

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Christensen to approve moving forward on 1104 West Charles, 127 1st Avenue NW and 613 South Frederick. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Police Award The Oelwein Police Department was congratulated on recently being selected to receive the 2017 International Association of Chief of Police/Cisco Community Policing Leadership Award amongst all communities in the nation with a population under 20,000. Chief Logan credited his staff for engaging in the community.

Tree Board A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve the appointment of Ron Lenth to the Tree Board. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney City Attorney Dillon reported he continues to work towards nuisance compliance.

Tree Assessment Mulfinger reported that half of the Street Tree Survey has been completed with the assistance of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Fall Clean Up Residents are reminded of the City Wide Fall Clean Up scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 8:00 A.M. to noon in the Log Cabin Parking Lot.

Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by B. Weber to adjourn at 6:46 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 11, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 13, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A Work Session with OCAD on Goals and Initiatives followed the regular meeting.

August 28, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
August 28, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, August 28, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

Adopt Agenda A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M Weberto adopt the Agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Laverne McLennan Laverne McLennan, 119 12th Ave SE requested clarification on single hauler billing. Mayor Sherrets informed billing would be monthly on the utility bill and rates would be competitive.

McLennan questioned the ordinance regarding accessory structures and if hers would be ok. Christensen stated the structure at her property has a foundation therefore it would be acceptable.

Matt Deerfield Matt Deerfield, 320 2nd Ave NE questioned council if there is an ordinance for low hanging tree limbs in the boulevard. City Administrator Mulfinger advised the city will be working on a plan to clean up the trees in the boulevard to the required height.

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

A. Motion approving August 14, 2017 regular council minutes.
B. Claims resolution

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

42 Well Improvement A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber authorizing signatures on contract documents for Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project.

Mulfinger informed council contractor will begin removing the old building in 2 or 3 weeks. The well will be drilled and construct a new building by winter.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Accessory Structures A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to adopt the second
Ord. No. 971 Sec. 202 reading amending Oelwein Municipal Code, Ordinance No. 8971 to amend
& Sec. 203 Section 202 and 203 Accessory Structures in R1 and R2 residential zoning districts.

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

Resolution #4994 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber adopting Resolution #4994 approving an amended easement with Alliant Energy.

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

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Oelwein School A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to waive the building
Building permit fee permit fee for the Oelwein Community School District

All voted Aye.
Motion Carried

Fall City Wide Cleanup A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by B. Weber to set the Fall Clean Up
Day for September 23, 2017.

All voted Aye.
Motion Carried

City Administrator Mulfinger informed council extra staff will be available and asking for names and addresses of those bringing in materials. There will be two lines to keep the flow moving along. Mulfinger stated the County Landfill will be open that day and any excessive materials will be directed to the landfill.

Wastewater Treatment A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell authorizing pump
Raw Pump #2 repairs in the amount of $14,528.13 for Wastewater Treatment Raw Pump #2 from Iowa Pump Works.

B Weber questioned Utility Superintendent Kane if this pump is a backup. Kane stated there are 3 pumps and pump #1 was repaired last year.

Tree Trimming A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen authorizing tree trimming services from Maurer Tree Service in the amount of $20,000.
All voted Aye.
Motion Carried

Mayor Sherrets questioned Kane if $20,000 will cover the cost.

Utility Superintendent informed council Mauer Tree Service estimated $1,000/day and hoping will have funds available for extra services needed.

Gravel purchase A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber authorizing gravel purchase from Zupke Sand and Gravel in the amount of $26,835.60.
All voted Aye.
Motion Carried

Utility Superintendent Kane informed council the gravel will be used along South Frederick pavement edging.

Airport Report Stickel reported the Airport board would like to install credit card readers for the gas pumps. Board members are considering raising the price to cover the costs. Mayor Sherrets questioned how much the readers would cost. Stickel stated Greg Bryan is working on having the information at the next meeting.

Park & Rec Report Cantrell reported Parks Superintendent attended the regional soccer club meeting.
Due to recent break-ins at the Aquatic Center locks will be rekeyed.
Tree board is currently working on developing a tree policy for the city.

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon reported currently pursuing 18 Ordinance prosecutions this week.

City Administrator City Administrator Mulfinger informed council of working with the DNR on a tree inventory. Residents may call into City Hall this year to schedule their brush clean up. The Free Little Library has been installed at the Oelwein City Park Campground.

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Mayor Report Mayor Sherrets reported the Fayette County Community Foundation Grant will be available by the end of September. Anyone interested should contact her for information

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to adjourn at 6:25P.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 28, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 31, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

August 14, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
August 14, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, August 14, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Paul Ganske Paul Ganske, 116 Eastline Road on behalf of the Oelwein Odd Rods thanked the council for granting a rain date due to canceling events. Ganske would like extend the event for 2 more weeks. Council agreed to allow the event to be held the next two weeks. Mulfinger advised Ganske to include information in his request next year

Tasha Johnson Tasha Johnson, 113 4th Ave NE requested the council reinstate a curfew due to the recent vandalism in the neighborhood. Attorney Dillon stated he is reviewing options for reinstating an ordinance at this time.

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

A. Motion approving July 24, 2017 regular council minutes.
B. Class ‘B’ Native Wine and Sunday Sales Permit for Buds ‘n Blossoms.
C. Blass ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales Renewal for Las Flores
D. Liquor License transfer for Clete and Connies August 19, 2017 for United Way Dance

5 voted aye, (Stickel abstained).
Motion Carried

Waterball A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to close a portion of 1st Avenue SW on August 19, 2017 for a request from Oelwein Fire Dept for Waterball competition.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Fill the Boot A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Stickel to approve the request from Oelwein Fire Department to accept donations for “Fill the Boot” campaign at the intersection of First Avenue and East Charles Street August 25 and August 26.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance #1154 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Ordinance #1154 amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to reclassify real estate at Lots 1 to 11, Block 17, Armstrong’s Addition from R-1 Residential to R-2 Residential Zoning

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

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Accessory Structures Cantrell submitted a letter received from Jean Davidson and David Boies
Ord. No. 971 Sec. 202 opposing amending the ordinance for Accessory Structures.
& Sec. 203 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt the first reading amending Oelwein Municipal Code, Ordinance No. 8971 to amend Section 202 and 203 Accessory Structures in R1 and R2 residential zoning districts.

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

Resolution # 4992 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution #4992
Temporary Closure authorizing temporary closure of public ways or grounds for Party in the Park.

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

Resolution #4993 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt
Property Tax Resolution #4993 setting a hearing on September 25th, 2017 on proposed Abatement revitalization plan for residential tax abatement.

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

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

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

Ordinance #1155 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Ordinance
Residential No.1155 designating the Oelwein Residential Revitalization Area

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

Airport Taxiway Project A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Cantrell to approve and authorize signatures on the Disadvantaged Business Program for the Oelwein Municipal Airport Taxiway Project. All voted aye.
Motion carried

Library Report Christensen reported the security cameras have been installed at the Library although not before someone had vandalized the front window. Christensen informed council Fayette County Supervisors terminated the Fayette County Library Services Contract and the library could lose $18,000 if it is not reinstated.

Mayor Report Mayor Sherrets reported she has been working diligently with the Police Chief and City Administrator regarding the recent vandalism in the City.

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon stated 13 cases of abatement are currently being pursued.

City Administrators City Administrator Mulfinger stated the Alliant Energy Operation Releaf program has begun. Applications are being accepted at City Hall.

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Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks 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 14, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 16, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

July 10, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
July 10, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, July 10, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Alliant Energy Craig Clefisch from Alliant Energy presented council the 2016 Community
Annual Assessment Partnership Assessment report. They provided $2,850 in community support through OCAD Membership, donations to events and Trees Forever. Fayette County Economic Development received $1,500. Energy efficiency through 360 rebates, 1,309,164 KWH saved and $44,010 total therm impact. These are direct results from the Hometown Rewards Program implemented a couple years ago. Electrical and gas infrastructure totaled $478,251 attributed to the expansion for the East Penn facility.

Laverne McLennan Laverne McLennan, 119 12th Avenue SE expressed her concerns regarding the noise from fireworks within the city limits or nearby. She has a grandson with PTSD. She understands the police officers were very busy trying to address all the incoming calls.

Mayor Sherrets addressed her concerns and stated the city ordinance only allows sparklers, caps and snakes in Oelwein. The new ordinance will allow the sale of fireworks in the city limits during specific dates and only specific events may apply for a permit through the Police Department to shoot off fireworks.

John VanBrocklin John VanBrocklin, 705 2nd Street SE inquired what were the rules regarding driving a golf cart within the city limits.

Larry Brown Larry Brown, 538 5th Avenue SE is also interested in driving a golf cart within city limits.

Chief Logan will address the guidelines with these two individuals and what the Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement requires to get a license for their cart.

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

A. Motion approving correction to the June 12, 2017 Council Minutes adding the following:

1st Reading A motion was made by B Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve the
Fireworks first reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 23, Section 23-44
Fireworks – Possession, Sale and Discharge Prohibited.

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

B. Approval of the minutes of the June 26, 2017 regular Council Meeting
C. Class ‘B’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Country Cottage Cafe
D. Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for The Dancing Lion
E. Motion authorizing signatures on Environmental Covenant for FMR Petro N Provisions, 956 S. Frederick, Oelwein, Iowa

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to open the Public
TIF Development Hearing on Development Agreement with Performance Rehab.
Agreement
Performance Rehab Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

No comments were received.

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

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

Resolution #4986 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution
Development No. 4986 Approving Development Agreement with Performance Rehab,
Agreement Authorizing Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments and Pledging
Performance Rehab Certain Tax Increment Revenues to the Payment of the Agreement with
TIX Performance Rehab.

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

Armstrong Add. A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to open
Reclassify Real Estate the Public Hearing on proposed Reclassification of Real Estate at
Lots 1 to 11, Blk 17 Lots 1 to 11, Block 17, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa from R-1 Residential to R-1 Residential.

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

No comments were received.

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

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

1st Reading A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real Estate at Lots 1 to 11, Block 17, Armstrong’s Addition from R-1 Residential to R-2 Residential.

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

Public Safety Mtg. B. Weber reported on the 5:00 P.M. Public Safety meeting. Letters were mailed to semi owners informing them there is no semi parking in the south lot and the city intends to enforce this.

Aquatic Center parking lot will stay as is with no changes to the parking spots or traffic flow.

Oelwein Elementary School street parking where children have to cross the street to be picked up by parents was discussed by the committee but was tabled for further review.
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1st Reading Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 22-117 Parking Prohibitive – Areas Designated regarding 8th Avenue NE failed for lack of a motion.

2nd Reading A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to approve
Amend Ch. 23 the second reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 23, Fireworks –
Fireworks second reading.

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

Bids – City Park Bids received for Campground and Cemetery roof repairs are:
Campground Shelter
And Woodlawn City Park Campground Shelter
Cemetery Bldgs Miller Shingles $3,231.56
Miller Ag Steel $3,091.96
Steve Cockerham Ag Steel $2,546.00
Woodlawn Cemetery
Miller Shingles Office $5,072.91
Lawnmower storage $2,687.83
Maintenance Build. $2,889.15
$10,649.89

Miller Ag Steel Office $4,913.77 Lawnmower storage $2,513.75 Maintenance Build. $2,748.92
$10,176.44

Steve Cockerham Decra Office
Lawnmower storage Maintenance Build. $13,307.00

A motion was made by B. Weber seconded by Stickel to approve staff recommendation to award bid to Steven Cockerham in the amount of $2,546 to replace City Park Campground Shelter roof and award bid to Andrew Miller in the amount of $10,649.89 to replace three roofs at Woodlawn Cemetery. Four voted aye, 2 (M. Weber, Christensen) voted nay.
Motion Carried

These roofs received hail and wind damage and repairs are covered by insurance. These are unbudgeted expenses.

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to set Public Hearing
Sale of Lots 8 & 9, on proposed sale of the South 50 Feet of Lots 8 and 9, Block 6, Martin’s Third
Blk 6, Martin’s 3rd Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa, commonly known as 312 1st Avenue NW for July 24, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.

Garbage Single Hauler community meeting will be held Tuesday, July 11 at 6:00 P.M. at Oelwein Public Library and Tuesday, July 25 at 6:00 P.M. City Hall.

CDBG Grant The City received $245,250 in Community Development Block Grant to help renovate six homes in Oelwein.

Cantrell wanted to clarify Park and Recreation meeting minutes and information in the newspaper regarding discussion on what to do with the golf course. She is referring to the mini-golf course at the pool and it is not Edgewater Golf Course which is now lots for sale.

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Vicious Dog B. Weber requested city staff review the current vicious dog process to find other alternatives to the appeal process.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded Stickel 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 July 10, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register July 12, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

Kearns vicious animal appeal preceded the meeting.

Public Safety Committee met preceding the meeting.

June 26, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
June 26, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, June 26, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Larry Lauer Larry Lauer, 405 4th Street NE, questioned if any decisions were made regarding the pool parking lot and speed bump. Mulfinger stated he spoke with Park and Recreation and Utility Departments and it too has been referred to Public Safety with a meeting in July.

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

A. Approval of the minutes of the June 12, 2017 regular Council Meeting.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $484,091.61
C. New Class E Liquor and Sunday Sales permit for Sallo Corp d.b.a. Oelwein Mart
D. New Class E Liquor and Sunday Sales permit for Kris Corp d.b.a. Super Mart
E. Motion to set vicious animal appeal hearing for 5:30 P.M. July 10, 2017
F. Cigarette Permit renewals

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to open the Public Hearing on
Airport Taxiway to the proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract and Estimate of Cost for
Runway 13 Grading Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End at the Oelwein Municipal Airport.

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

No comments were received.

A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by B. Weber to close the Public Hearing.

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

Airport Taxiway to Four bids were received for Grading Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End at
Runway 13 the Oelwein Municipal Airport:

JB Holland Construction, Decorah $110,158.00
Vieth Construction Corp., Cedar Falls $134,484.00
Lodge Construction, Inc. Clarksville $120,626.00
Baker Concrete & Excavating, Waverly $197,528.00

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to approve engineer and staff recommendation and award to lowest bidder JB Holland, Decorah in the amount of $110,158.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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FFA Grant Application A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Stickel to allow City Administrator to submit grant application to FAA based on bids received and execute contract with said bidder upon receipt of grant and concurrence in award from FAA. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

FBO Lease A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to authorize Mayor’s signature on Oelwein Municipal Airport FBO Lease. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Airport Hangar A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve Oelwein
Rental Rules & Regs Municipal Airport Hangar Rental Rules & Regulations and T-Hangar Lease Agreement as recommended by Oelwein Airport Board. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4982 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Interfund Transfers 4982 on Interfund Transfers.

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

Resolution #4983 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution No.
Salary Resolution 4983 Establishing Collective Bargaining and Nonunion Salaries for City Employees.

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

Resolution #4984 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution
Easement Interstate No. 4984 approving an Easement with Interstate Power and Light Company.
Power & Light
Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4985 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
Set Public Hearing, No. 4985 to fix a date of meeting at which it is proposed to hold hearing
Development and approve Development Agreement with Performance Rehab for July
Agreement, 10, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.
Performance Rehab
Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to set
Rezone Lots 1-11, Public Hearing on proposed rezoning of Lots 1 to 11, Block 17,
Blk 17, Armstrong Add Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa for July 10, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Disinfection & 42 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to set Bid Opening for
Well Improvements Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements project for July 17, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Set Public Hearing on A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to set Public
Plans & Specs Hearing on Plans, Specification, Form of Contract and Estimated Total Cost for Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements project for July 24, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen reported on the June Library Board meeting. The facility received hail damage but has not determined the cost for repair since no bids were received as of this time. Arlington Place residents have a new summer reading program where they can earn tickets to enter into drawings for prizes. The Library board approved 6% wage increase for hourly library staff.

Park & Rec Debra Kellogg-Rummel provided a Memorial Bench at City Park. Discussion on future development of the golf course area and front area took place. Diamond 1 dugout covers are finished thanks to Todd Kastli. Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation donated $6,880 for new fencing at Wings Park Diamond 3. Johnson encourages people to follow the city’s Facebook page as progress on department projects will be shared.

Stickel stated he attended an event at Platts Park where several comments were made how nice the park looked.

There are several openings left for a Frisbee Disc Golf sponsorship. Contact Renee or Josh at (319) 283-5440.

Appt. Fire Chief A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Mike Hillman to Fire Chief effective July 1st. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

This appointment was also approved by the Fire Department volunteers and he successfully met the requirements to pass the Civil Service exam.

Fire Chief Wallace Rundle will be retiring June 30, 2017 after 44 years of being Oelwein’s Fire Chief.

Semi Parking Sherrets requested the city start enforcing no semi parking in the south lot and would like the parking lot striped to show “no semi parking”.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to adjourn at 6:18 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 June 26, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 28, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

Witte vicious animal appeal preceded the meeting.

A work session to review garbage single hauler bids followed the meeting.

June 12, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
June 12, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, June 12, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Larry Lauer Larry Lauer, 405 4th Street NE, next to Aquatics Center parking lot. Lauer stated cars drive too fast through the Aquatic Center parking lot and someone is going to get hurt. Can the city do something to slow down the cars? He has a hard time getting his large truck out of his garage with the parking spots so close and would like this reviewed. Mulfinger and Johnson to review and report back.

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

A. Approval of the minutes of the May 22, 2017 regular Council Meeting.
B. Approval of the minutes of the May 30, 2017 special Council Meeting.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor License renewal for Dave’s Place
D. Motion to set vicious animal appeal hearing for 5:30 P.M. June 26, 2017.
E. Approving repair to Wastetreatment Non-pot pump in the amount of $7,249.00.
F. Approve Change Order No. 2 to Summers’ Enterprise in the amount of
$-7,350.00 for 20th Street Lift Station

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Cemetery Mower Two bids were received

Bodensteiner Implement John Deere Z920M $8,800.00
Hub City PowerSports Gravely Pro-Turn 149 $7,080.75

Council compared and discussed the two quotes. Mulfinger stated staff recommends the John Deere Z920M. A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to purchase the John Deere Z920M from Bodensteiner Implement in the amount of $8,800.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 1152 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Stickel to adopt Ordinance No. 1152 re: Utility Rates on the third and final reading.

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

1st Reading An Ordinance Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance No. 971 to Amend Section
Accessory Structures 202 and 203 Accessory Structures in R1 and R2 Residential died for lack of a motion. B. Weber had several questions and wants more time. A joint council work session with Planning and Zoning will be scheduled to discuss this.

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Resolution #4980 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Housing Trust Fund No. 4980 Resolution of Support for Fayette County to Affiliate with the Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund Program as a Participating County.

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

A lengthy discussion took place regarding the division of funds when the two Housing Trusts are combined if the city would receive more or less dollars.

Resolution #4981 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution No. 4981 authorizing temporary closure of public ways or grounds for Decades, Delish and the Faster Horse Mustang Group.

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

A discussion took place whether closing the street increased foot traffic downtown or decreased foot traffic for the Saturday morning downtown businesses.

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to set Public Hearing
Airport Taxiway to for Grading Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End at the Oelwein
Runway Municipal Airport for June 26, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Audit Services Three bids were received for the annual audit services:

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3

Anderson and Company, Humbolt $13,000 13,650 14,350
Kronlage and Olson, Charles City $22,000 22,900 23,700
Hacker Nelson, New Hampton $17,000 17,500 18,000

A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to approve low bid from Anderson and Company in the amount of $13,000, $13,650, $14,350 for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, 2018, 2019. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Armstrongs Add. A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to forward a request from Arlington Place to rezone Lots 1 to 11, Block 17, Armstrongs Addition from R-1 Residential to R-2 Residential to Planning and Zoning Commission for recommendation. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell shared Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development
Enterprise and meeting recommendations as follows:
Economic Devel.
A. Approve Oelwein Celebrations Hotel/Motel Funding in the amount of $3,500
B. Approve Williams Center for the Arts Hotel/Motel Funding in the amount of
$1,000
C. Not approve Strang Tire Demolition Funding for 206 and 208 South Frederick,
need more information, missing two bids
D Approve Paul Ganske Demolition Funding request for 114 5th Avenue NE,
dependent upon providing an additional bid.

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A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Christensen to approve A and B and not approve C. D was approved for half the amount of the low bid when a second bid is received. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Council Meeting Rules Sherrets stated when in session the gallery cannot ask questions as council discusses agenda items. They are to speak during citizen comments, or public hearings.

Demo Grant Requests Stickel received an inquiry requesting a previously denied Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development demolition request could be re-presented to Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development for approval. To receive grant proceeds the request must include two bids at a minimum and be requested prior to tearing down the building. The applicant did not follow the city’s permit process. There is no appeal process for the grants.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber 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 June 12, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 14, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

May 30, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Special Meeting
May 30, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in special session Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 5:30 P.M.

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

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

Public Hearing A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to open the Public Hearing on the proposed Vacating Disposal by Sale of the Eastern Portion of Occo Drive.

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

No comments were received.

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

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

Statutory Rule Waived A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel that the statutory rule be waived requiring an ordinance to be considered and voted on for passage at two Council meetings prior to the meeting it is to be finally passed be suspended.

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

Ordinance #1151 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Ordinance No. 1151 Providing for the Vacation of the Public Right-of-Way Located in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 91, North, Range 9 West of the Fifth P.M., Fayette County, Iowa on the first and final reading.

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

Public Hearing on A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by M. Weber to open the Public Hearing on Development Agreement with Boulders Inn Oelwein, LLC, including the sale of city-owned property.

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

No comments were received.

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

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

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Resolution #4979 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4979 Approving Development Agreement with Boulders Inn Oelwein, LLC, Authorizing Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments, Pledging Certain Tax Increment Revenues to the Payment of the Agreement and Authorizing the Sale of Property Owned by the City.

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

DOT Agreement Council discussed a proposed Preconstruction Agreement with Iowa Department of Transportation regarding traffic signals located at Highway 150 and 20th Street SE in Oelwein. Council is opposed to changes in the traffic signals at that location.

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to not authorize the Mayor to execute the proposed agreement. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adjourn at 5:50 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 May 30, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 1, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

May 22, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
May 22, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, May 22, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Proclamation Mayor Sherrets presented a proclamation to Miss Poppy Holly Rose Rubin and
Poppy Days Poppy Chair Mary Lou Kimball proclaiming May 25-27, 2017 as Poppy Days.

Jennifer Choate Jennifer Choate, 20 3rd Avenue NE requested a variance to an ordinance that would allow her wedding party (10 people) to ride in a pickup truck from Sacred Heart Church to Knights of Columbus on July 1, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. This request is listed on the Consent Agenda Item L.

Ryan DeHaven Ryan DeHaven, Hub City Power Sports requested bidding guidelines for city purchases from Park and Cemetery Departments so bids can be compared equally. His bid for a Pro Turn Mower cost is less than a competitors bid for a ZTrak, but his bid is not being approved. Council requests consent agenda item D not be approved tonight and relist the bids for next council meeting.

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

a. Minutes of the May 8, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Claims Resolution in the amount of $196,656.35
c. Motion approving purchase of Offset Flail Mower in the amount of $7,399 from Iowa Farm Equipment for Street Department
d. Motion approving the purchase of Treadmill in the amount of $5,520.00 from Push-Pedal-Pull for Williams Wellness Center
e. Motion authorizing Mayor to sign an agreement for electronic transactions between the City of Oelwein and USDA
f. Motion authorizing signatures on Certificate of Substantial Completion with CJ Moyna & Sons, Inc. for Oelwein Industrial Park 3rd Addition Public Improvements Plan
g. Motion authorizing signatures on Certificate of Substantial Completion for Charles Street Water Main Improvements
h. Motion authorizing Pay Application 1 for Charles Street Water Main Improvements: $115,494.54
i. Request to reschedule Oelwein Food & Fitness Fun Run for Saturday, June 17, 2017
j. Motion acknowledging changes for Farm Lease
k. Motion allowing for variance of Oelwein Municipal Code Section 22-13, Clinging to Vehicles

Consent Agenda Item D to purchase a Ztrak Mower for the Cemetery was tabled and will be relisted on the next agenda.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Cantrell questioned if Item J, Oelwein Food and Fitness Fun Run had gotten their liability insurance coverage.

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Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to open the Public Hearing on 2016-2017 Budget Amendment.

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

No comments were received.

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

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

Resolution #4976 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution
Budget Amendment No. 4976 Approving 2016-2017 Budget Amendment.

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

Utility Rate A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the second
2nd Reading reading of an Ordinance re: Utility Rates.

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

Resolution #4977 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Fee Schedule No. 4977 Approving the Oelwein Fee Schedule.

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

Mulfinger stated the new fee schedule rates are effective May 23, 2017.

Resolution #4978 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Set Hearing – Hotel No. 4978 to fix a date of meeting at which it is proposed to hold a hearing on
Property a Development Agreement with Boulders Inn Oelwein, LLC, including the sale of city-owned real property.

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

Set Hearing – Portion A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to Set a Public
Occo Drive Hearing for the Vacating and Disposal of the Eastern Portion of Occo Drive for 5:30 P.M. May 30, 2017. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Airport Meeting Stickel reported on the May Airport Board meeting. The Board is working on Hangar Rules and Regulations.

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Park & Rec Mtg. Cantrell reported on the May Par & Recreation Commission meeting. The Tree Board discussed Emerald Ash Bore and are reviewing the list of approved trees for the city. United Way Day of Caring volunteers planted 40 trees, painted city park bathroom, and picked sticks and debris in parks, along trails and downtown. Fayette Appreciation Day volunteers painted playground equipment. Prairie planting at Redgate Park, flower planting at the Aquatics Center, Diamond 1 improvements city lake cleanup, and campground improvements are some of the many changes in Oelwein parks. Park events can be followed on City of Oelwein Facebook Page. You can volunteer by contacting Park Superintendent Josh Johnson at Oelwein City Hall.

Frisbee Golf sponsors are still needed to sponsor a hole with their name or advertisement.

Fireworks Mayor Sherrets requested a work session be scheduled discussing rules and regulations regarding fireworks within the city limits.

Council Recordings Mulfinger shared his ideas for new recording equipment for council meetings costing approximately $4,000. Council consensus was to move forward.

City wide spring cleanup was a success. A discussion regarding setting up rules to follow for the next cleanup should be reviewed.

Executive Session A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) to evaluate professional competency of individuals whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to the individual’s reputation and at the request of said individual.

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

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

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

Employment A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to provide a five percent
Agreement raise effective May 23, 2017 for the City Administrator based on performance review. Effective salary is $88,200.00. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Executive Session A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code 21.5 (1)(c) to discuss strategy with Counsel in matters that are presently in litigation where disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the City in that litigation.

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

Return to Regular A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Stickel to return to
Session regular session.

Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried
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Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 7:15 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 May 22, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 24, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Single Hauler followed the regular meeting.

May 8, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
May 8, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, May 8, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Proclamation Mayor Sherrets presented a proclamation to Scott Sieleman proclaiming May as GBS/CIDP Awareness Month.

Ginger O’Connell Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE contacted seven neighboring communities and discovered something surprising and unique. None of them display the Presidents and Governors photo in their council room. Oelwein has always displayed both until the recent election when a photo of President Trump was never mailed to city hall. O’Connell presented a framed photo of President Trump to council to honor our unique practice.

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

a. Minutes of the April 24, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. New Class ‘B’ Beer and Outdoor Service for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development
c. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor and Sunday Sales renewal for Leo’s Italian Restaurant
d. Motion to set Welch Vicious Animal Appeal Hearing for 5:30 P.M., May 22, 2017
e. Change Order No. 5 to CJ Moyna & Sons in the amount of $624.75 for Industrial Park 3rd Addition Public Improvements

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to open the Public Hearing
Industrial Park on 2017 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Industrial Park Urban
Urban Renewal Renewal Area.
Amendment
Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

No comments were received from the public.

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

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

Resolution #4970 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4970 to Approve 2017 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Industrial Park Urban Renewal Area.

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

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Ordinance #1150 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Ordinance No.
Division of Taxes – 1150 Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the 2017
Industrial Park Amendment to the Industrial Park Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section
Urban Renewal Plan 403.19 of the Code of Iowa.

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

Statutory Rule A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Christensen that the statutory rule
Waived requiring an ordinance to be considered and voted on for passage at two Council meetings prior to the meeting at which it is to be finally passed be suspended.

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

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to open the Public
Central Urban Hearing on 2017 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Central Urban
Renewal Plan Renewal Area.
Amendment
Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

No comments were received from the public.

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

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

Resolution #4971 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution No. 4971 to Approve 2017 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Central Urban Renewal Area.

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

Resolution #4972 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution No. 4972 on the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property commonly known as 301 5th Avenue SW.

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

City Administrator Mulfinger explained the city received and accepted a $200,000 offer and additional equipment for property at 301 5th Avenue SW known as Donaldson’s building.

Resolution #4973 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4973 establishing collective bargaining and nonunion salaries for city employees as recommended by Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee.

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

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Utility Rates A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Christensen to adopt the first
First Reading reading of an Ordinance re: Utility Rates.

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

Farmers Market Mary Davis, Hazleton, Farmers Market Member requested to move the Farmers Market location from the lot west of the Library to the Log Cabin Parking Lot. She stated it is cooler with shade trees and safer since the elderly don’t like pulling out on to Highway 150 four lane. B. Weber questioned why there was “No Semi’s” painted on the pavement. Mulfinger will inquire on this and also determine a new location for semi-parking. Farmers Market starts Friday, May 12 thru October 20. Hours are Monday 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. and Fridays 8:00 – 11:00 A.M.

A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christen to approve the request to move to Log Cabin Parking lot. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell stated two demolition funding applications were received.
Enterprise & Econ.
Development Comm. Jacklyn Smith for 303 11th Avenue SW
Dan Nading for 420 5th Avenue NE

Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee recommended to not fund 303 11th Avenue SW because the policies in place were not met and it didn’t meet the criteria. The Committee recommended to fund 50% of the lowest bid ($3,000) for the demolition of 420 5th Avenue NE.

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to approve the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee’s recommendation. 5 voted aye, 1 (Stickel) abstained.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4974 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No. 4974 authorizing temporary closure of public ways or grounds for Oelwein Celebration.

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

Resolution No. 4975 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution No. 4975 authorizing the Mayor to enter into an easement with ITC Midwest LLC for power lines in the Oelwein Industrial Park.

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

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to set
2016-17 FY Budget Public Hearing on 2016-2017 Budget Amendment for May 22, 2017
Amendment at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ribbon cutting ceremony for new Regional Tech Complex building is at 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 12.

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Mayor Sherrets informed council Deb Howard and her attended the Iowa Smart Conference May 4 in Des Moines on Economic Development.

Mulfinger stated the Housing Tax Abatement process will take longer than originally planned but should be completed and passed in a couple months. We’ll need to hold a public hearing and notices mailed to property owners.

Storm Damage Stickel pointed out some contractors are not following Code for roofing
Homeowner Repairs repairs and should be stopped. This practice is not fair to the local contractors who by following Iowa Code are losing jobs to out of town contractors.

For example if you have a two foot overhang you need to have two rows of winterguard.

Mulfinger to address issue with Building Inspector and Police Chief.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks 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 May 8, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 10, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Single Hauler followed the regular meeting.

April 24, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
April 24, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, April 24, 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 M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt the Agenda as presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Lauren Allbriton Lauren Allbriton, Food Corps Service Member at Oelwein Schools introduced herself regarding the Oelwein Food & Fitness Club request to use City Park for a Fun Run.

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

a. Minutes of the April 10, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Claims Resolution in the amount of $669,648.83
c. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor and Sunday Sales renewal for Mona’s Firepit
d. Class ‘B’ and Sunday Sales renewal for Pizza Hut #4340
e. Request from Oelwein Wrestling Club for use of Sports Complex Soccer fields Saturday, June 24, 2017 for a Knockerball Tournament
f. Request from Oelwein Food & Fitness Club for use of City Park Saturday, May 27, 2017 for a Fun Run
g. Wastetreatment Plant Pump repairs in the amount of $7,240 from Cahoy

Items E & F are pending proof of insurance coverage

All voted aye. (B. Weber and Cantrell abstained from item A.)
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to open the
Public Hearing on the proposed disposal by sale of the city owned property located at 956 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Travis Bushaw, Oelwein Wrestling Club, Inc. informed Council the existing building at the old P & P would be torn down and a new 6,000 square foot facility built to hold wrestling practice, gymnastic classes, indoor batting cages and bow target practice.

No comments were received from the public.

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

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

Resolution #4968 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4968 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in 956 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa to Oelwein Wrestling Club, Inc.

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

Resolution #4969 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution
Accept Gearhart Grove No. 4969 Accepting and Approving the Plan and Plat Known as Gearhart Grove Addition to the City of Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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Mulfinger stated all the requirements have been met for Council to move forward.

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

Library Meeting Christensen presented the April Library Board minutes. Carroll Endicott was hired as the Children’s Librarian. Staff salaries will increase 3%. The attic insulation bid from B & B Construction for $6,385.68 was approved. Book and Bake Sale is scheduled for April 27-29.

Park & Rec Meeting Cantrell presented the April Park & Rec meeting minutes. Perry Comeau spoke about Friends of the Park development. There is still availability in the sponsorship program for disc golf signs and shelters. Tree Board met to discuss Emerald Ash Borer. Three infected trees were removed. City Park Campground was open for Easter weekend. K-6 soccer program started. Umpires are still needed for Little League. Discussion on hosting a 24 hour softball tournament at Wings Park took place. Aquatics Center is in need of an AED and a new backboard.

Airport Meeting Stickel presented the April Airport Board meeting minutes.

Rumor Has It Sherrets stated the “Rumor Has It” event at the Library was a full house. A second event is being scheduled for later this year.

Spring Cleanup Saturday, May 13 is Oelwein’s “Spring Clean Up” from 8:00 – 12:00 at the South Parking Lot.

Solid Waste Sherrets attended the April Solid Waste Management meeting. Fayette Co.
Management Mtg. Landfill will soon stop recycling plastic bags, possibly this summer.

NICC Class NICC is offering a Candidate class April 27 at 5:30 – 7:00 at the Wilder Center. Anyone interested in running for an elected office is invited to attend. RSVP to Kristina at 563-382-3990.

Civil Service A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to approve the Mayor’s
Commission appointment of Tim Gilson to the Civil Service Commission. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:18 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 April 10, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 12, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Donaldson’s followed the regular meeting.

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