August 13, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
August 13, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, August 13, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Craig Clefisch Craig Clefisch with Alliant Energy presented the council Alliant Energy’s Community Annual Partnership Assessment stating if council had any questions he would be happy to answer.

Mayor Sherrets thanked Craig and Alliant for the support provided to the city.

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

A. Motion approving July 23, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Viper Lanes & PJ’s Bar and Grill
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9
D. Class ‘B’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Country Cottage Café
E. Class ‘B’ Native Wine Permit renewal for Buds ‘n Blossoms
F. Class ‘E’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Oelwein Mart
G. Class ‘E’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Super Mart
H. Motion to approve Oelwein Fire Department to collect funds August 24 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. and August 25 from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Charles Street for the Muscular Dystrophy “Fill the Boot” Campaign

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to open the
211 Occo Drive Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of city property located at 211 Occo Drive, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

No comments were received

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

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

Resolution 5047-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to
211 Occo Drive adopt Resolution No. 5047-2018 Directing the Sale of the City’s interest in 211 Occo Drive, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

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Resolution 5048-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
815 4th Ave SW Deed No. 5048-2018 to accept the deed for 815 4th Avenue SW, Oelwein, Fayette
County, Iowa

City Attorney Dillon explained the resolution is needed to be able to accept the deed for documentation that the city council agreed to accept the property.

City Administrator Mulfinger advised the property would be a buildable lot for a single-family home.

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

Resolution 5049-2018 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to adopt
Oelwein Chamber Resolution No. 5049-2018 approving temporary closure of public ways or
Fall Fling street closure grounds for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development October 13, 2018 for Fall Fling.

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

Resolution 5050-2018 A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to set a public hearing on 2018 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for Central Urban Renewal Area for September 10, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

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

Oelwein #59 Well A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to approve repairs to Oelwein #59 Well in the amount of $59,105.53.

Motion Carried

Corner Market and Weber questioned where the funds would come from to pay for the project.
Greenhouse bid City Administrator Mulfinger advised funds would come from Franchise fees. The project would reduce the maintenance around the solar panels.

Derifield reported the Airport solar panels were done by the FBO and a board member. Mulfinger advised the equipment need for the project was at the Airport making it easier for them to do the project.

Weber inquired if the project would need to be done this year or could it be worked into next years budget. This would be an unplanned expense. Mulfinger informed there would be some changes in staffing due to the maintenance it would require.

A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Christensen to deny landscaping services with Corner Market and Greenhouse for $9,500. Three voted aye, two (Milks, Cantrell) voted nay.

Motion Carried

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Safety Committee mtg Weber reported on the Safety Committee meeting. Weber stated Oelwein Community Schools has request diagonal parking at Wings Park Elementary. This project will not happen before the start of school this year and council will have time to review.

A request has been made for no parking near the stop light at Veteran’s Park on North Frederick. The safety committee recommends marking the parking and placing the proper signage.

Discussion was held regarding the handicap signs in the downtown area. The safety committee recommends marking the handicap spots and evaluating the location of grates.

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon reported he continues to work on nuisance abatement of city properties with 1 property remaining on the list.

He is currently working with the police department on speed limits.
Research is being done on the landlord and rental inspection laws.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 6:20 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held August 13, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 16, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

July 23, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
July 23, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, July 23, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

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

A. Motion approving July 9, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $706,475.01.
C. New Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales License for Hacienda Del Rio.
D. Motion authorizing Water Tower Cleaning in the amount of $5,000.00 by Klean Kings, LLC
E. Motion approving a request from Clete and Connies to extend their Beer Garden to the empty lot to the east July 28, 2018 and August 4, 2018 for a United Way Bean Bag Tournament.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to open the
613 South Frederick Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of city property located at 613 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Fisk questioned what the long range plan for this property. Why was the city in a hurry to sell it for less than it cost to tear down the building. Just because the city doesn’t want to mow it, we shouldn’t sell it at a loss. Mulfinger stated this property would improve the south property.

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

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

Resolution 5044-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to
613 South Frederick adopt Resolution No. 5044-2018 Directing the Sale of the City’s interest in 613 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

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Resolution 5045-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
Close Streets, No. 5045-2018 to Close Streets for Oelwein Fire Department Parade of
Parade of Lights Lights.

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

Resolution 5046-2018 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Derifield to adopt
Hwy 150 Improvements Resolution No. 5046-2018 supporting Highway 150 Improvements.

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

In October the Department of Transportation will be coming to Decorah to meet with the Highway 150 Coalition. The Highway 150 Coalition will be requesting the Iowa DOT explore improvement options to Highway 150 and a study to understand the present and future needs of the corridor.

FAA Grant Construct A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell authorizing City
Parallel Taxiway to Administrator’s signature on FAA Grant Agreement for Oelwein Municipal
Runway 13 End Airport (OLZ) to Construct Parallel Taxiway to Runway 13 End. 5 voted aye, one (Fisk) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Purchase WWTP A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to authorize
Dimminutor Grinder the purchase of a Dimminutor Grinder in the amount of $53,180.00 from Franklin Miller, Inc. for Wastewater Treatment Plant. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Kane explained the Dimminutor grinds raw waste at the WWTP and runs 24 hours seven days a week. There is a 14 week leadtime for this purchase so the process is being done manually. This would be paid from existing reserves since it is not a budgeted CIP item.

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to set a public hearing
211 Occo Drive for the sale and disposal of 211 Occo Drive on August 13, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell reported on the July Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic
Enterprise and Development Committee meeting. The Fayette County Fair is requesting
Economic Devel. Funding for their carnival. The City has not provided funds to an organization unless it is through Hotel Motel tax. Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee encouraged the fair apply for Hotel/Motel funding to be presented back to council for approval. Future funding requests should be in advance before the event using the Hotel/Motel Application.

Park & Rec Cantrell reported on July Park and Recreation Commission meeting. They
Commission Mtg. discussed putting cabins in the campground area using grand fund with the school building them. They approved the Park and Recreation Mission and Goals. Six loads of rock was spread at the Cemetery. The solar panels have been installed. Shower rooms were painted at the campground and did more tree trimming.

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Library Board Mtg. Christensen reported on the July Library Board meeting. Deann Fox was hired as a Library page and Lisa Fleming as an Assistant Librarian. Evening family storytime is July 24 at 6:00 P.M. Installation of solar panels was completed. Hair damaged siding was replaced. Friends are making plans for September Appreciation Tea.

Airport Board Mtg. Derifield reported on July Airport Board meeting. Solar Panels have been installed and look nice. Mulfinger presented 5 year CIP for the Airport. Funding for new fuel system may be available from both DOT and FAA.

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon continues to work on nuisance abatement of city properties and he is receiving more resistance as he works towards compliance on the more complicated areas. He has also received questions regarding food vendors, peddlers, and mobile food trucks.

Rental Program Fisk expressed his concerns regarding enforcement of the rental program. The Police Department needs more help. Mulfinger stated there are plans to hire additional staff for rental enforcement. Fisk stated council needs to back this 110%. We’ll need the community to help identify and report to enforce this. Enforcing the rental program is a monumental task that needs to be done. There are 800 rentals. In the beginning the city will hire an outside company to start the inspections. Fisk stated citizens are afraid of retaliation if they report issues.

Single Hauler Milks stated many citizens are leaving their garbage cans sit out too long. She also questioned if there is a hauler permit to the city for a contractor using a dumpster in town. They would contract that out and the dumpster contents to go the landfill. There is no city permit to rent a dumpster but there is a city permit for the demolition/construction on a building based on the work they are doing.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:32 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 23, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register July 25, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

July 9, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
July 9, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, July 9, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Rigdon, Dillon, Wedemeier

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

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Motion approving June 25, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Motion to set Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of city property located at 613 South Frederick, Oelwein, IA for July 23, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.
C. Motion authorizing “Sidewalk Sales” July 19 thru July 21, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing disposal A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to open the Public Hearing
of 109 20th Street SE on the disposal by sale of city property commonly know as 109 20th St SE.
Ayes: Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Nayes: None
Motion Carried

No comments were received.

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to close the Public Hearing.
Ayes: Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Nayes: None

Motion Carried

Ordinance #1163 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Cantrell to adopt an Ordinance
Chapter 19 Animal Amending Code of Ordinances Chapter 19 Animal and Fowl on the third and
& Fowl final reading.
Ayes: Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Nayes: None

Motion Carried

Geotechnical A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks authorizing signatures on
Engineering Services Geotechnical Engineering Services Agreement with Terracon for Wings Gate
Wings Gate Pavement East Pavement Reconstruction in the amount of $4,750.00
All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Attorney report City attorney Dillon reported five new nuisances have been filed. Dillon coordinating conversations with County Engineer regarding speed limit issues.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to adjourn at 6:05 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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BARBARA RIGDON, DEPUTY CITY CLERK

I, Barbara Rigdon, City Deputy Clerk 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 9, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register July 11, 2018.

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BARBARA RIGDON, DEPUTY CITY CLERK

June 25, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
June 25, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, June 25, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Service Awards Mayor Sherrets presented retirement service awards to Librarian Mary Jo Snitker and Bookkeeper Nancy Meyer.

Grass Clippings in Derifield spoke on behalf of motorcycle riders regarding property owners
Street blowing grass clippings into the street. This is very dangerous for the riders making the road slippery. The Armory mower and others who continue to do this will be paid a visit by the Police for code enforcement. Sherrets requested the police facility share this information on Facebook.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Motion approving June 11, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $2,063,963.61
C. Pay Request No. 1 to Summers’ Enterprise Inc. in the amount of $215,869.45 for work completed on 20th Street Lift Station Improvements project
D. 2018-2019 Cigarette Permit renewals
E. Motion approving Class ‘C’ Beer Permit Refund for Casey’s General Store #2682
F. Pay Request No. 4 to Flynn Company, Inc. in the amount of $43,281.96 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing Plans A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to open the Public
And Specs Paving Hearing on Proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, and
Connector Taxiway Estimate of Cost for the Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End
To Runway 13 at the Oelwein Municipal Airport. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

No comments were received.

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to close the Public Hearing. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Six bids were received for Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End as follows:

Heartland Asphalt, Mason City $308,071.25
Lodge Construction, Clarksville $308,622.50
Wicks Construction, Decorah $393,586.25
K Cunningham Const., Cedar Falls $405,130.00
Absolute Concrete Const., Slater $428,258.50
Croell, Inc., New Hampton $505,680.00

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A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to award the bid to Heartland Asphalt, Inc. in the amount of $308,071.25. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Second Reading A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to adopt the
Ch. 19 Animal & Fowl second reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Code of Ordinances Chapter 19 Animal and Fowl.

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

Resolution 5042-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No. 5042-2018 on Interfund Transfers.

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

Resolution 5043-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Mission Statement, 5043-2018 Adopting a Mission Statement, Values, and Goals for the City
Values & Goals of Oelwein.

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

Traffic Lights A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to approve the purchase of replacement traffic signs and posts in the amount of $29,505.65 from Traffic Signs, Inc. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Wings Trail Park A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to authorize signatures
Bridge Engineer on Engineering Proposal from Fehr Graham for Wings Park Trail Bridge. All
Proposal voted aye.
Motion Carried

Derifield expressed concern that the bridge floods and washes the trail out in that area. Is the engineer aware of this and are there measures to help prevent flood damage?

Wings Park Trail A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to authorize signatures on
Bridge Geotechnical Geotechnical Proposal in the amount of $2,300 from Chosen Valley Testing
Proposal (CVT) for Wings Park Trail Bridge. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Fayette Co. 911 Board City Administrator Mulfinger, Ron VanVeldhuizen and Police Chief Logan attended the Fayette County 911 Board meeting. The board is resistant to invest in Oelwein. Excess state funds giving each Public Safety Answering Point (PSAS) $61,000 but Oelwein will not be receiving their $61,000. The Fayette Co. 911 Board will receive $122,000 for the county and has chosen to keep Oelwein’s share of the PSAP funding. Fisk stated the letter is excellent and well written. Council requests a list of names on the Fayette Co. 911 Board, who appoints them, township information, who oversees the 911 Boards in Iowa and to contact State Representatives to make them aware of the situation.

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A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen directing the City Administrator respond to the Fayette County 911 Board. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to set Public Hearing for
Disposal 109 20 St SE July 9, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on the proposed disposal by sale of city property commonly known as 109 20th Street SE. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to approve the
Enterprise and Econ. Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development
Development Meeting Committee recommendation on Hotel/Motel Funding as follows:
Hotel Motel
Williams Center for the Arts $1,000.00
Italian Heritage $1,200.00
Oelwein Area United Way $1,060.00
Oelwein Soccer Club $2,000.00

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen presented the June Library Board meeting minutes. Participation in the summer reading program exceeded expectations. New officers were elected.

Rumor Has It Mayor Sherrets reported the second “Rumor Has It” at the Library June 21 was very beneficial and the city will keep having these.

Code Enforcement Attorney Dillon reported nuisance enforcement on buildings with plywood in windows not according to code will be the next step in corrective activity.

Landlords Meeting Landlords meeting regarding rental inspection will be at the Library Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

Lawn Mow Letters Weber questioned if habitual violator who repeatedly have to have their lawn mowed by the city are charged in an escalating scale for each repeat offence? The fees are not escalate but Attorney Dillon stated he could look at a step up program for the city. Weber requested a list of repeat offenders.

Safety Camera Fisk expressed concern regarding no safety camera revenue to fund the
Police Admin. Asst. police administrative assistant position. With code enforcement and housing rental inspections responsibility police will need help. They don’t have enough time to do all this without additional staff.

Sherrets stated council hears from the few that don’t want it and don’t hear from the ones that do. She reminds council to do what is good for the many not the few. You need to do what is good for the whole city and not just the people that have called you. She is in favor of safety cameras.

Milks stated safety cameras would not keep people from shopping in Oelwein. It ways we care enough about our community to have a safe community. She is in favor of safety cameras.

Fisk stated Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Cedar Falls have several safety cameras and it doesn’t stop people from shopping there.

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Weber, Derifield and Christensen think it is now a revenue problem. Fisk wants to know how to fund the police position.

Mulfinger stated “Every ticket we give generates revenue. Not only is the police protecting us they are also generating revenue for the city and to think speed cameras are any different than a traffic camera or any other stop we make, they aren’t. We need revenue to do good things. We need to spend money to do things for the city. If we don’t want to capture the revenue by using new technology that will in turn make our city safer, then we can’t come up with the money. We’ll have to cut something.”

A work session will be scheduled to discuss Police Department Administrative funding.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:55 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held June 25, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 27, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Oelwein City Hall Renovation Planning followed the regular meeting.

June 11, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
June 11, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, June 11, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
ABSENT: Weber, Cantrell
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Paul Ganske Paul Ganske, 116 Eastline Road informed council of a dilapidated garage building at 116 5th Avenue NE.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Christensen to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Motion approving May 29, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Motion to set Schott vicious animal appeal for June 25, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor and Sunday Sales renewal for Von Tuck’s Bier Haus dba Dave’s Place
D. Pay Request No. 3 to Flynn Company in the amount of $172,657.87 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements Project.
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance 1162 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Milks to adopt Ordinance
Amend Code Ch. 22 No. 1162 Amending Code Section 22-90, Section 22-94, Section 22-104, Section 22-105 and adding Section 22-106 to Modify Parking Positions, Parking Areas Generally, Fines and Failure to Pay and Adding Impoundment of Vehicles for Unpaid Fines or Repeated Violations on the third and final reading.
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

1st Reading Ch. 19 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to adopt the first reading
Animal & Fowl of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Code of Ordinances Chapter 19 Animal and Fowl.
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5039-2018 A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Christensen to adopt
28E Agreement Resolution No. 5039-2018 in support of the Law Enforcement Services in and
Mutual Aid around the northeast Iowa area and specifically the counties of Allamakee, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Fayette and Winneshiek and the cities of Decorah, Dyersville, Fayette, Independence, Manchester, New Hampton, Oelwein, Waukon, Waverly, West Union and all cities within the above listed counties 28E Agreement for Mutual Assistance.
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5040-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Multi Hazard No. 5040-2018 Adopting Fayette County, Iowa Multi-Jurisdiction
Mitigation Plan (MJ-14) Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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Adopt Mission A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Derifield to table a
Statement Goals Resolution Adopting a Mission Statement, Values, and Goals for the City of Oelwein to be relisted at next meeting when full council will be present. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution 5041-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution
Salaries 2018-2019 No. 5041-2018 establishing salaries for Fiscal Year 2019-8-2019.
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Appointment A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to approve the appointment
Plaza Board of Andrew Miller to the Community Plaza Board of Governors. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney City Attorney Dillon reported on several nuisance properties.

Safety Cameras Milks requested traffic camera ordinance be discussed and relisted on the agenda. Milks referenced the Letter to the Editor in Oelwein Register thanking Police Department for putting the speed trailer out to slow down traffic. At her business, Lou Ann’s Quilt Shop people from out of town to shop at her business. She did a two day poll asking them if they knew Oelwein had speed cameras would that deter them from coming to Oelwein. Everyone said no – because they didn’t speed. Customers asked were from surrounding town including Westgate, Independence, Waterloo, Sumner, Fairbank and Cedar Falls. Also asked were customers from Minnesota, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

On Wednesday, June 6th she observed a vehicle running a red light. “Council needs to stand behind the Police Department in support of safety cameras, if we don’t we are failing to do our duty” stated Milks. Who is afraid of or why they are afraid of speed cameras. It is a safety issue.

Christensen stated he will talk to other local business owners in town.

A work session will be set for more discussion on safety cameras.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:23 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held June 11, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 14, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Council met in a Code Review Work Session before the regular council meeting and following discussed sale of city property in a work session.

May 29, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
May 29, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, May 29, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon

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

OCAD – Deb Howard, Deb Howard, OCAD Director and Kent Nelson Economic Development
Kent Nelson Chair informed council local businesses are concerned that traffic cameras may influence visitors to take a different route. The perception of cameras may deter people from coming to Oelwein after working so hard to improve Oelwein’s image to make it a destination place. She also stated they don’t want to discount the benefits cameras will bring to the city.

Fisk asked if OCAD had documentation that there is decreased business as a result of cameras and there was none available. Fisk searched for research on the internet and couldn’t find anything.

Andy Bilden Andy Bilden, 2996 Neon Road from Fayette Co. Fair Board. He stated the County Fair will have free carnival rides for children and are asking Fayette County cities to contribute funds. So far the following communities have committed:

West Union $5,000
Fayette $1,300
Hawkeye $1,000
Clermont $ 500
Elgin $ 500

The Fayette County Fair is the second to last week of July. Council will list this one a future agenda to discuss.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to approve the following Consent Agenda items:

A. May 14, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $395,045.62.
C. Pay Request No. 2 in the amount of $31,260.67 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to open the Public
2017-2018 Budget Hearing on 2017-2018 Budget Amendment.
Amendment
Ayes: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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

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

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Resolution 5035-2018 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No. 5035-2018 approving 2017-2018 Budget Amendment.

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

2nd Reading Amend Weber talked to people in his ward in favor of red light cameras but not
Code Chapter 22 speed cameras. Fisk received a call also but stated all citations are
Traffic Enforcement reviewed by the local city police facility before being mailed out.

Christensen was contacted by two business owners. Derifield stated people he talked to are in favor of red light but not speed cameras.

Logan stated using the current radar gun it’s not efficient to use one officer to stop one vehicle which takes 20 minutes when photos could be taken of all speeders in traffic prone areas. What validates one type of camera over the other to write a citation for red light but not for someone who is speeding. Fisk stated if you are not an offender you have nothing to worry about. You have to be going 10 miles over.

Cantrell stated if the speed cameras don’t slow traffic down and make the intersection safer, they’ll pull out. The camera monitors traffic for safety statistics. It’s not permanent if we say yes to having both cameras.

Derifield stated the people he talked to said having red light cameras will actually make people pay attention.

Logan responded if they know the red light camera will make them stop then they should know a speed camera will make them slow down. The people that may not want to go thru your town because of a speed camera are the same people who will not want a camera to take a picture of them running a red light.

Mulfinger stated it’s unfortunate the city’s crime and its enforcement results in the police department earning money. It is something we struggle with cause there is really no other way we can really get people to understand that they should stop breaking the law. Even though they call this a revenue generator, every other ticket we write also creates revenue.

Sherrets agrees with Cantrell to go ahead and commit. She believes that it will not affect business at all.

Weber is concerned if we are using fixed or mobile cameras. Mulfinger stated they city can post the location of every camera. We could design a system that would announce a specific street they are doing an enforcement on. The program is up to council to decide on.

A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to adopt the second reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Chapter 22 Vehicles and Traffic, Adding Article VII Automatic Traffic Enforcement Sections 22-180 through Section 22-189.

Ayes: Cantrell, Fisk, Milks
Nays: Weber, Derifield, Christensen

The Ordinance died for lack of approval of the second reading.

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Second Reading A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adopt the second
Amend Code reading of an Ordinance Amending Code Section 22-90, Section 22-94,
Section 22 Parking Section 22-104, Section 22-105 and adding Section 22-106 to Modify Parking Positions, Parking Areas Generally, Fines and Failure to Pay and Adding Impoundment of Vehicles for Unpaid Fines or Repeated Violations.

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

Resolution 5036-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt
Park Concessions Resolution No. 5036-2018 with Thyron Matthews re: Concessions Agreement pending proof of liability and workers compensation insurance.

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

Resolution 5037-2018 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Weber to adopt
Temp Road Closure Resolution No. 5037-2018 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Area United Way Street Dance August 18, 2018.

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

Resolution 5038-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt
Temp Road Closure Resolution No. 5038-2018 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Fire Department Waterball August 18, 2018.

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

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to schedule
Plans & Specs a public hearing on the proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, and Estimate of Cost for the construction of the paving connector taxiway to runway 13 end improvement project at 6:00 P.M. on June 25, 2018. 5 voted aye, 1 (Fisk) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Rental Inspection A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks adopting the Rental Inspection Timeline. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Building Permit Council was asked by Superintendent Josh Ehn to waive the building
Oelwein Comm. permit for the OCSD Middle School Project. Weber was against waiving the
School District building permit. We did not waive permits for other nonprofits, like Oelwein Healthcare Foundation, so we shouldn’t waive it for the school.

Cantrell wants to know the amount of the permit fee. Deb Howard stated the school received $500,000 grant from Williams Foundation 6 months ago.

Waiving the building permit for the Oelwein Community School District died for lack of motion.

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2018-2019 Water- Article II Water Section 7-10 Water Rates are to be reviewed by council
Sewer Rates Review annually in May. The 2% adjustment over the current fiscal year rates was calculated and presented to City Council to be effective July 1.

Fisk inquired why there was a special rate for the third tier and Mulfinger stated they have a pretreatment agreement.

Park Rec Board Mtg. Cantrell presented the May Park and Recreation Board meeting minutes. Americorps volunteers cleared areas along the waterway at City Park. Bill Oakes from Hancor donated 500’ of field tile for outfield in Diamond 3. United Way Day of Caring was a huge success. Sarah Scheel lined up the following companies and volunteers.

East Penn – Fencing and Playground Equipment
Alliant – Aquatic Center
Arlington Place – Sticks & debris at City Park and Platt’s Park
Parent Share & Support – Oakdale Cemetery fence and garbage downtown
Wings Park & Parkside – Trash and sticks on the playgounds and Levin Park

Johnson is working on a Parks Maintenance Plan which includes maintenance and larger projects to put more amenities in the park system. Trails committee received $87,353 grant from Well Mark Foundation. He also applies to Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation for additional trail work funding. Pool was open for Memorial Day weekend. The Dog Park has now received a 501c-3 non-profit status and can start fundraising in 180 days.

Reappt. to Park & Rec A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve the Mayor’s recommendation of the reappointment of Dan Stasi to the Park and Rec Board. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:48 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 29, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 5, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A Code Review work session preceded the council meeting followed by a City Wide Cleanup work session.

May 14, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
May 14, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, May 14, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Memorial Poppy Sherrets presented a Memorial Day Proclamation to Abigail Dahl, 4th generation Poppy girl and American Legion Auxiliary Post 9 claiming May 25-26, 2018 Memorial Poppy Days in Oelwein and call upon all of our citizens pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom by wearing the Memorial Poppy.

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

A. April 23, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. April 30, 2018 special council minutes.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Leo’s Italian Restaurant.
D. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Mona’s Firepit Pub and Grill.
E. New Class ‘E’ Liquor, Class ‘C’ Beer, Native Wine and Sunday Sales permit for Casey’s General Store #2682.
F. Change Order No. 1 to Flynn Company for Old Road Paving Project omitting contracted items.
G. Change Order No. 2 to Flynn Company for Old Road Paving Project in the amount of $3,013.00.
H. Pay Request No. 1 in the amount of $12,617.28 for work completed on Old Road Paving Project.
I. Motion approving the purchase of road rock in the amount of $9,810.00 from Zupke Sand and Gravel.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

1st Reading Amend A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to adopt the first reading of
Code Chapter 22 an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Chapter 22 Vehicles and Traffic, Adding Article VII Automatic Traffic Enforcement Sections 22-180 through Section 22-189.

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

Both hand held and fixed safety cameras are in the ordinance inquired Cantrell. Fisk was given confirmation no citations for yellow light only, citations when photo is red and it does not go on your driving record or affect auto insurance. Weber received feedback from his ward, and they felt the cameras were only being installed to generate revenue. Derifield received feedback in favor of red light camera but not safety speed cameras. Code states 10 MPH over speed limit for citation.

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Sherrets questioned if no MPH over was stated in code it would be better in case it needed to be changed. Chief Logan stated whether citations are written or not, the cameras are actively collecting date like average speed to determine safety of the intersection area.

15 MPH is the lowest speed limit in city limits inquired by Fisk. Emergency response vehicle allowances are in the code. A contract with GATSO will be on the agenda at the third reading of this ordinance for safety cameras.

1st Reading Amend A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adopt the first reading
Amend Code of an Ordinance Amending Code Section 22-90, Section 22-94, Section 22-104,
Section 22 Section 22-105 and adding Section 22-106 to Modify Parking Positions, Parking Areas Generally, Fines and Failure to Pay and Adding Impoundment of Vehicles for Unpaid Fines or Repeated Violations.

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

A citation can be written for vehicle parking along a yellow curb inquired Weber. Safety Committee determines which curbs are painted yellow. Parking on the grass or gravel in the right of way is illegal inquired Christensen. Citizens must park in driveway not right of way.

Resolution 5033-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution No.
Temp Road Closure 5033-2018 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Decades and Delish for Cars and Coffee on selected Saturdays in 2018.

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

613 S Frederick A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Milks to approve a bid from
Demo Bid Bryan Construction in the amount of $12,750.00 for asbestos removal and demolition of 613 South Frederick. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Milks to set Public Hearing
2017-18 Budget on 2017-2018 Budget Amendment for 6:00 P.M. May 29, 2018. All voted aye.
Amendment
Motion Carried

Change May A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to reschedule May 28, 2018
Council Mtg. Dates council meeting to May 29, 2018 due to the Memorial Day holiday. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen presented May Library Board minutes. Mary Jo Snitker will be retiring June 30th after serving 22 years as librarian. Students visiting the Library in May are learning about the upcoming “Libraries Rock” summer reading program. Art Show is in progress with Artist reception May 17 at 6:30 P.M.

Reappointment A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to approve the reappointment of
Library Board Callie Berryman and Brett Ingersoll to the Library Board. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Attorney Report Dillon stated he is working with Fayette County Engineer regarding speed zone changes at the edge of town on city/county shared roads. He also updated council on four nuisance properties.

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Utility Shutoff Fisk expressed his concerns when water is shut off and people continue to live with no water. Now trash is tied to the water utility bill. He requested information on how trash is billed if water is shut off. Does Black Hawk Waste stop or continue to pick up trash and how collections of these unpaid accounts are being handled.

Executive Session A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to go into Executive Session at 6:40 P.M. 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 that individual requests a closed session and reconvene in open session to consider approval of contract. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Return to Regular A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to return to regular
Session session at 7:10 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Administrator A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to increase the City
Employment Administrator’s salary $1,166 per month effective July 2018 Salary
Agreement Resolution.

Weber offered a lower salary with cost of living increases and negotiated employee benefits. Fisk stated it is only $5,000 difference which is not much. Show him we want to keep him and approve the increase. Milks agreed.

Four voted aye, two (Weber, Christensen) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 7:20 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 May 14, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 16, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Code Review Chapter 22 preceded the regular meeting and a work session on Rental Housing followed.

April 30, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Special Meeting
April 30, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in special session Monday, April 30, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 5:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Milks, Cantrell, Fisk, Christensen
ABSENT: Weber, Derifield
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon

Pirillo Beverage A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to approve a Class ‘E’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Pirillo Beverage #1659. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 5:03 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 30, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 1, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

April 23, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
April 23, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, April 23, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Arbor Day Mayor Sherrets presented Arbor Day Proclamation to Oelwein Park and
Proclamation Recreation Department Head Joshua Johnson and his two daughters Mattie and Morie proclaiming April 27, 2018 as Arbor Day to call upon the citizenry of Oelwein to support this important event.

Ginger O’Connell Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE inquired what is acceptable for off street parking of campers, motor homes, boats, etc. City Administrator Mulfinger stated it is covered in the City Code and is enforced by the Police Officers and Code Enforcement. It is available on the city’s web site.

Ron Winter Ron Winter, 914 4th Avenue NE questioned council why the article in the Oelwein Register regarding city wide clean up does not allow landlords to bring items from their rental properties. Mulfinger stated landlords own a rental business and businesses should be responsible for their own business clean up. Holding junk items for several months as tenants move in and out of units, then using city tax dollars expecting the city to pay for their disposal is not what the city wide cleanup is for. Winter stated most of his clients are elderly and are not able to haul items and he is doing this on their behalf. Only private citizens can participate in city wide cleanup, not commercial businesses.

John Moser John Moser, 15 Wildwood Lane told council his tenants are residents, they vote. They are working poor and don’t have the means to haul these items. He said this is a social problem and he is not happy.

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

A. Motion approving April 9, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $429,332.16.
C. Class ‘B’ Beer and Sunday Sales permit renewal for Pizza Hut #4340.
D. New Class ‘B’ Beer and Outdoor Service Permit for Oelwein Celebrations.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ord. Amend Code A lengthy discussion took place regarding amending Code Chapter 19,
Chapter 19, Animal & Animal and Fowl. Fisk inquired about the distance an animal could be
Fowl – 1st Reading from the property line and or the sidewalk. Christensen agreed it
Tabled should be so many feet off the property line. Fisk stated right now dogs can come right to the sidewalk, but a person should not have to get that close to a strange dog to go walking. Most will cross the street to avoid that situation. Sherrets requested to have wording include not to have animal out if heat index is a certain temperature. Cantrell supports this.

A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Cantrell to table the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Code, Chapter 19, Animal and Fowl. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Resol. 5031-2018 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Temporary Road No. 5031-2018 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for
Closure Oelwein Celebrations Renewed, Inc.

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

Resol. 5032-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Disposal of Surplus No. 5032-2018 Approving the Disposal of Surplus City-Owned Equipment.
City Owned Equip.
Ayes: Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Fayette County A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to formally respond
911 Board to Fayette County 911 board by sending the prepared letter stating the city does not believe due diligence has been performed as to the impact of eliminating funding to Oelwein from the 911 Board will have on the overall operations of emergency response in Fayette County. Proper research has not been performed to ascertain what procedures, processes, and equipment are necessary to conduct emergency 911 call taking from one center. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Park & Rec Meeting Cantrell reported on the April Park and Recreation meeting. Log cabin fencing needs to be replaced. Several options for disc golf baskets are being reviewed. Three new drinking fountains and diving board were purchased. There was vandalism at Wings Park and Diamond 1 restrooms.

City Attorney Dillon reported he was finishing up a few real estate transactions council recently voted on.

Demo Properties Derifield reported two properties were torn down without city involvement and questioned who monitors this so it follows city code.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks 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 April 23, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 24, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The Meaney Vicious Animal Appeal Hearing preceded the regular meeting. A work session on Streets followed the regular meeting.

April 9, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
April 9, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, April 9, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

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

A. Motion approving March 26, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Class ‘C’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Kmart #9233.
C. Motion to approve purchase of Diving Board from Lincoln Aquatics in the amount of $7,499.50.
D. Pay Request No. 4 to Portzen Construction in the amount of $29,298.85 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project.
E. Motion to approve the purchase of a 2018 Police Interceptor from Stivers Ford in the amount of $33,737.00.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

1991 Ford Light Four bids were received for the sale of a 1991 Ford Light Rescue Unit.

Russ Theis $ 2,850.00
Clint Recker, Pella, Iowa $10,051.00
Bill Kime, Westgate Fire Chief $ 5,075.00
Jay Melchert, United-Suckow Dairy Supply $ 5,000.00

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to award bid to high bidder Clint Recker, Pella, Iowa in the amount of $10,051.00. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell reported on the April 9, 2018 Planning, Finance, Enterprise and
Enterprise and Econ. Economic Development Committee meeting. The Committee approved
Development Mtg. Hotel Motel funding to the Williams Performing Arts Center in the amount of $1,000 and to Oelwein Celebrations, Inc. in the amount of $5,000.

Hotel Motel Funding A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to approve the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committees recommendation to approve Hotel/Motel Funding in the amount of $1,000 to the Williams Performing Arts Center. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Hotel Motel Funding A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to approve the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committees recommendation to approve Hotel/Motel Funding in the amount of $5,000 to Oelwein Celebrations, Inc. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Appointment to A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to approve the Mayor’s
Planning & Zoning appointment of Travis Granberg to the Planning and Zoning Commission. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon stated he is reviewing Area Agency Mutual Aid Response Program Iowa Chapter Code 29.C and 28.E.

Milks stated downtown employees park all day on the main streets in front of businesses making it very hard to customers to access those businesses. If we want strong retail business downtown Oelwein, these spots should be reserved for retain business customers. Sherrets will contact Deb Howard to work through the Chamber and local newspaper.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:10 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 9, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 10, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee meeting preceded the regular meeting followed by a City Council Code Review work session. A work session on Public Safety followed the regular Council meeting.

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