August 12, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
August 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

Executive Session A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber at 6:56 p.m. to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code 21.5(1)(c) to discuss strategy with Counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the City in that litigation.

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

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

Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 7:16 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held August 12, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 14, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

July 22, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
July 22, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

No comments were received.

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

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

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

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

Mulfinger presented all written comments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 6:38 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held July 22, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register July 24, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

July 8, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
July 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held July 8, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register July 9, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

June 10, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
June 10, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, June 10, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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 Cantrell to adopt the agenda as
presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Laverne McLennan Laverne McLennan, 119 12th Avenue SE informed council people walk and ride bikes in the streets. Even though she loves the beautiful sites along the trails do not spend money on more trails in Oelwein.

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

A. Motion approving May 28, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Motion setting Public Safety Committee Vicious Animal Appeal Hearing for June 24, 2019 at 5:30 P.M.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Open Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to open the Public Hearing on Contract Documents and Estimated Cost for Improvements on Trails Project.

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

No comments were received.

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

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

Ordinance 1173 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Ordinance No. 1173 to Vacate the Alley Running East and West in Block 1, Smith Brothers First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa on the third and final reading.

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

Resolution 5092-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No. 5092-2019 Authorizing the Sale of the Vacated Alley Running East and West in Block 1, Smith Brothers First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

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Ordinance 1174 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to adopt Ordinance No. 1174 Amending Section 22-6 to Modify Debris and Destruction or Injurious Material on Streets Prohibited on the third and final reading.

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

Resolution 5093-2019 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No. 5093-2019 Approving the Intermediary Relending Program and Approving for use Program Guidelines and Application Documents.

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

Resolution 5094-2019 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution No. 5094 Entering into an Agreement with Fayette County for an Asphalt Overlay to Portions of Outer Road and 6th Street NE.

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

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to set a Public Hearing on the
Vacate 5th Street NE proposed vacation and sale of a portion of 5th Street NE Right-of-Way (east of
Right of Way 8th Avenue) for June 24, 2019 ay 6:00 P.M. Five (5) voted aye, One (Weber) abstained.
Motion Carried

Resolution 5095-2019 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
GO Bond No. 5095-2019 setting date for hearings on General Obligation Loan Agreements in an amount not to exceed $3,450,000 and stating compliance with federal reimbursement regulations.

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

Resolution 5096-2019 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No. 5096-2019 authorizing the Mayor to sign an agreement to purchase radio equipment in the amount of $918,125.79 for the Oelwein Police and Fire Department.

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

JCG Land Services for A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to authorize signatures on Temporary Construction and Access Easement with JCG Land Services for Power Lines. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Fisk stated JCG Land Services need to repair the areas where the ground has settled around the poles they have replaces. Mulfinger stated he would talk to the contractor.

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Planning, Finance, A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to approve Planning, Finance,
Enterprise and Enterprise and Economic Development Committee’s recommendation on the
Econ Development following:
Request Approve

A. Kathy Greco, 108 6th Ave SE Demolition (garage) $1,200 $ 600
B. John Block, 33 5th St NW Demolition $7,800 $3,900
(with the stipulation a new roof and paint must be
applied to the garage before payment)
C. Oelwein Soccer Club Hotel/Motel Funding $5,200 $2,200
D. Williams Center for the Arts Hotel/Motel Funding $1,500 $1,500

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Rumors Night A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to hold “Rumors Night” at the Oelwein Public Library on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 t 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Attorney City Attorney Pat Dillon reported he is working on more nuisance abatement properties for magistrate court tomorrow. He has a meeting planned with Building Inspector and City Administrator tomorrow to discuss strategic plan. City acquired an abandoned house and took title this week.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 6:16 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held June 10, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 12, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee met at 5:30 P.M. before the regular council meeting and a work session on Economic Development followed.

May 28, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
May 28, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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
presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Citizens Jeff Bartels, 629 3rd Avenue SW does not agree with no parking in the neighborhood. He asked why people continued to park even though signs are posted and believes there is not enough parking in the neighborhood.

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

A. Motion approving May 13, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $707,846.56
C. Pay Request No. 12 to Portzen Construction in the amount of $152,150.10 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Cantrell to open the Public Hearing on Amendment to Series 2016A General Obligation Bond Issuance Resolution.

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

No comments were received.

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

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

Resolution 5089-2019 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No. 5089-2019 Approving 2019 Amendment to Resolution Authorizing Issuance of General Obligation Urban Renewal Economic Development Grant Bonds, Series 2016A.

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

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to open the Public
Budget Amendment Hearing on Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget Amendment.

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

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

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

Resolution 5090-2019 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No. 5090-2019 Approving 2018-2019 Budget Amendment.

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

Vacate Alley A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the second reading
Second Reading of an Ordinance to Vacate the Alley Running East and West in Block 1, Smith Brothers First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Ord. No. 1171-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt the third and final
Key Boxes reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 5 of the code of Ordinances of the City of Oelwein, Iowa by Adding Section 5-23 Key Boxes.

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

Ord. No. 1172-2019 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt the third
Chapter 12 and final reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Chapter 12, Buildings, Article II Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical Work.

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

Debris in Streets A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adopt the second
Second Reading reading of an Ordinance Amending Section 22-6 to Modify Debris and Destruction or Injurious Material on Streets Prohibited.

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

Resolution 5091-2019 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No. 5091-2019 Accepting a Deed for 129 5th Avenue NE, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Hearing Set – Trails A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to set a Public Hearing on Contract Documents and Estimated Cost for Improvements on Trails Project for June 10, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Housing Committee Fisk reported on the May 20, 2019 Housing Committee meeting.

Airport Meeting Derifield reported on the May Airport Board meeting. Ag land tiling, crop spraying and frozen water line repairs were topics of discussion.

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Commission Appts. Individuals are being sought for appointments to vacancies on the Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

June 10th Meeting Snow Policy will be June 10th at 5:30 and Rental Updates will be on the June 24th work session.

Executive Session A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 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(s).

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

Return to Regular A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to return to regular session.
Session
Ayes: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

City Administrator’s A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to approve a 2.75% salary
Employment increase, personal days and emergency sick to match Personnel Policy
Agreement

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 7:05 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 28, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 29, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

May 13, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
May 13, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, May 13, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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 Cantrell to adopt the agenda as
presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Anthony Ricchio Anthony Ricchio, 522 West Charles Street shared the Grand Opening flyer for the Birdnow Soccer Complex taking place May 18, 2019 at 11:30 A.M.

Ginger O’Connell Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE is in favor of remodeling the current City Hall old police department side, but leave off the front extension.

Brett DeVore Brett DeVore, 7 9th Avenue SE stated keeping City Hall remodel under $750,000 so it doesn’t go to a vote by citizens seems fishy. Funds should be used to improve roads, water mains and sewer lines. It is a want vs. a need.

LaVerne McLennan LaVerne McLennan, 119 12th Avenue SE stated she likes the building now and it’s not necessary to spend all that money.

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

A. Motion approving April 22, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor and Sunday Sales renewal for Leo’s Italian Restaurant
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor and Sunday Sales renewal for Mona’s Firepit Pub & Grill

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to open the Public Hearing on Proposed Vacation of the Alley Running East and West in Block 1, Smith Brothers First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

No comments.

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

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

Vacate Alley A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adopt the first reading
1st Reading of an Ordinance to Vacate the Alley Running East and West in Block 1, Smith Brothers First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

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Public Hearing A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to open the Public Hearing on Proposed Disposal by Sale of the City’s Interest in the Alley Running East and West in Block 1, Smith Brothers First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

No Comments.

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

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

Code Ch. 5 Key Boxes A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the second reading
2nd Reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 5 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Oelwein, Iowa by Adding Section 5-23 Key Boxes.

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

Code Ch. 12 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the second
2nd Reading reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Chapter 12, Buildings, Article II Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical Work.

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

Ch. 22-6 A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the first reading
1st Reading of an Ordinance Amending Section 22-6 to Modify Debris and Destruction or Injurious Material on Streets Prohibited.

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

Resolution 5087-2019 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No. 5087-2019 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in the Vacated Alley Running North and South in Block 12 Between Lots 1-6 and 7-12 Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Resolution 5088-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution 5088-2019 Setting Date for Public Hearing on Amendment to Series 2016A General Obligation Bond Issuance Resolution.

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

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Refer to Planning and A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to forward to Planning and
Zoning Zoning Commission for recommendation a request to vacate and sell a portion of 5th Street NE as platted east of 8th Avenue NE. 5 voted aye, one (M. Weber) abstained.
Motion Carried

Fisk stated what’s the difference selling prior alley at $0.20 per square foot vs. this at $1,500.00. Kane stated sewer lines would need easement for the city.

Refer Public Safety A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to forward a request
Stop Signs from Carol Miller, 820 3rd Avenue SW for stop signs at 8th Street SW and 3rd Avenue SW (east and west bound) to Public Safety Committee for recommendation. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

P.H. FY 2018-19 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to set a Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget Amendment for 6:00 P.M. May 28, 2019. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Mower Purchase A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber authorizing the purchase
Cemetery of a 60” mower from Burco Sales in the amount of $8,593 for Cemetery Department. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Reappointment A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve the
Park & Rec Comm. Reappointment of Mike Meska and Tim Gearhart to the Park and Recreation Commission. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Wide Cleanup Sherrets thanked council for help with city wide cleanup. Using two lanes sped up the 179 residents who took advantage of this and who also helped unloading items.

City Attorney Report Dillon stated he met with Code Enforcement and Police Department to discuss plan of action for code enforcement issues. He also worked on chronic nuisance research.

Airport Land Milks stated she received a call from Jerod Kane, land owner adjacent to Oelwein Airport that the airport land has broken field tile that is now running onto his land preventing him from getting his spring field work completed. City Attorney Dillon stated he is aware of this and is working on it.

3rd Avenue SW Milks and Cantrell stated they both received calls from citizens re: 3rd Avenue SW new No Parking signs. The width of the road does not allow for parking.

Into Executive A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 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(s).

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

Return to Regular A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to
Session return to regular session. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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Annual Performance A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to table
Review review and discussion of City Administrator Dylan Mulfinger’s employee agreement until all reviews have been submitted. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 6:40 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held May 13, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 14, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

The meeting was preceded by a work session on City Hall renovation and GO Bond and followed by a work session on Street Improvements.

April 22, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
April 22, 2019

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

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 Derifield to adopt the agenda as
presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Arbor Day Mayor Sherrets presented an Arbor Day Proclamation to Joshua Johnson and his two daughters.

Brett DeVore Brett DeVore, 7 9th Avenue SE informed council garbage in the northeast had not been picked up. Mulfinger responded their truck broke down and they’ll be picking up into the evening.

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

A. Motion approving April 8, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $412,922.29.
C. Class ‘B’ Beer and Sunday Sales Renewal for Pizza Hut #4340.
D. New Class ‘B’ Beer and Outdoor service License for Oelwein Celebrations.
E. Class ‘E’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Casey’s General Store #2682.
F. Pay Application #11 from Portzen Construction in the amount of $6,844.75 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements project.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Key Boxes – 1st A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to adopt the first reading of an
Reading Ordinance Amending Chapter 5 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Oelwein, Iowa by Adding Section 5-23 Key Boxes.

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

Motion Carried

City Code, Ch. 12 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt the first reading of an
1st Reading Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Chapter 12, Buildings, Article II Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical Work.

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

Resolution 5084-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No.
Close Street 5084-2019 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Cars and Coffee.

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

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Resolution 5085-2019 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No. 5085-
Set Hrg, Alley Vacation 2019 to set Public Hearing on Proposed Vacation of the Alley Running East and West in Block 1, Smith Brothers First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa for May 13, 2019 at 6:00 P.M.

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

Resolution 5086-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution No.
Set Hrg, Alley Sale 5086-2019 to set Public Hearing on Proposed Disposal by Sale of the City’s Interest in the Alley Running East and West in Block 1, Smith Brothers First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa for May 13, 2019 at 6:00 P.M.

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

Copier Purchase Three quotes were received for the City Hall copier.

Advanced Systems Canon IR C5550i $9,937.00
Advanced Systems Xerox AL C8045 $11,395.00
Rite Price Kyocera 5053ci $9,287.00

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to authorize purchase of Kyocera 5053ci from Rite Price (Storey Kenworthy) in the amount of $9,287.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

May Council Meeting A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to reschedule the May
Dates 27, 2019 council meeting to Tuesday, May 28, 2019 due to Memorial Day Holiday. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Park and Rec Meeting Cantrell reported on the April Park and Recreation Commission meeting. Workers started hauling dirt for the dog park, then put up fencing. Gilson and Polark memorial benches were approved. Gearhart was voted Chairperson and Berryman Vice Chairman.

Housing Committee Fisk reported on the April Housing Committee meeting. Discussion regarding the code requirements on door locks on owner occupied property changes when that property becomes rental property. The committee met with Hub City Landlord Association.

Committee A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve the following
Appointments appointments:

1. Reappointment of Ashland Taylor to Park and Recreation Commission
2. Appointment of Mike Kerns and Robert Lumbus to the International Code Council Board of Appeals
3. Appointment of Paul Ganske to the Zoning Board of Adjustment
4. Appointment of Deb Kellogg to the Community Plaza Board of Governors

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon reported he is working with the Oelwein Railroad Museum to move the railroad car to the museum location.

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City Administrator Boards and Commission packets are being created with information on job responsibilities and applications. A letter will be sent to the Plaza Foundation requesting they do their own appointments to the Board of Governors and change their by-laws accordingly. It is no longer necessary for the city to approve their appointments.

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

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held April 22, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 24, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

The meeting was preceded by a work session on the Revolving Loan Fund and followed by a work session on General Obligation Bond Projects and City Hall Renovation.

April 8, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
April 8, 2019

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

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

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

Paul Ganske Paul Ganske, 116 Eastline Road is requesting the City consider paving Eastline Rd.

Patsey Clouse Patsey Clouse, 117 8th Ave SW addressed the council regarding issues with snow removal, road conditions and concerns with public safety.

Ron Winter Ron Winter, 914 4th Ave NE requested more information regarding dead bolt lock requirements.

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

A. Motion approving March 25, 2019 regular council minutes

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Refer to P & Z A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Cantrell to refer to Planning and Zoning Commission for recommendation a request to vacate and sell the alley running east and west in Block 1, Smith Brothers first Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Fire Fighter Gear A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks authorizing the purchase of Fire Fighter Gear in the amount of $24,588.00 from Ed M. Feld Co., Inc.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Spring/Fall Cleanup Spring clean up is scheduled for May 11, 2019 from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 (noon) P.M. Council will not hold a fall cleanup.

Housing Committee Fisk reported that the housing committee is looking at improving neighborhoods. Fisk stated that the committee is inviting the Hub City Landlord Association for a discussion on April 15th at City Hall.

Mayor’s Report The City Council discussed boards and vacancies.

City Attorney’s Report City Attorney Dillon stated he is researching a speed zone change.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:31 P.M.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held April 8, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 11, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

Council attended a work session with Fox Engineering regarding Streets at 5:30 and OCAD following the regular meeting.

March 25, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
March 25, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, March 25, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Proclamation Mayor Sherrets presented a National Service Recognition Day Proclamation to Terry Magsama, Jake Blitsch, Carol Tousley, Linda Ridihalgh and Sue Johnson.

Paul Ganske Paul Ganske, 116 Eastline Road is against removing cautionary signs. They remind motorists to be aware and drive even though recent studies contradict this idea.

Brett DeVore Brett DeVore, 7 9th Avenue SE questioned the fiduciary responsibility of the council from two weeks ago approving purchases with only one quote. He also questioned items included in the proposed 2019 bond sale. He is against city hall renovation.

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

A. Motion approving March 11, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $450,224.95
C. Class ‘C’ Beer Permit and Sunday Sales renewal for Kwik Star #665
D. Class ‘E’ Liquor License and Sunday Sales renewal for Pirillo Beverage
E. Pay Request No. 10 to Portzen Construction in the amount of $29,230.40 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project
F. Request from Pony Express Riders of Iowa to collect funds for Camp Sunnyside at the intersection of Frederick and Charles, Friday, April 19, 2019 from 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Dog Park Fence The following two quotes were received for the Dog Park fencing:

D & N Fence $19,190.00
Miller Fence & Flag $17,996.29

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to award bid to Miller Fence and Flag Co. in the amount of $17,996.29. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution 5083-2019 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Salary FY 2019-2020 5082-2019 establishing Salaries for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

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

Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to approve
Enterprise and Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee
Economic Develop recommendation funding the following applications:

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a. Hotel/Motel Funding Application from the Williams Center for the Arts in the amount of $1,500.00
b. Hotel/Motel Funding Application from Fayette Co. Ag Society in the amount of $5,000.00
c. Demolition Assistance Application from Tim Reed (NMK Rentals) for 313 1st Avenue SE in the amount of $4,893.00
d. Demolition Assistance Application from James Ralls for 1128 South Frederick in the amount of $2,625.00
e. Demolition Assistance Application from Chris Luckeroth for 17 4th Avenue NE in the amount of $3,250.00

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Safety Committee Weber stated it is the Safety Committee’s recommendation to keep the stop sign at 1st Street NE and Outer Road. No action will be taken unless new evidence is presented.

Library Board Meeting Christensen reported on the March Library Board meeting. Spring book sale is April 11-13. Oelwein School Industrial Tech class will build three more Little Free Libraries. Landscaping, computer and painting bids were awarded.

Park & Rec Comm Cantrell reported on the March Park and Recreation Commission meeting. Dog Park fencing quotes were received. Additional shade structures for the pool was discussed.

Airport Board mtg. March Airport Board meeting minutes were presented to council to review.

Clean Up Day Sherrets requested a discussion on Spring and Fall Clean Up Day be listed on the next council agenda.

City Attorney City Attorney Dillon reported he is working with the county on a joint resolution for speed limit changes. Also, a parking ticket enforcement agreement with the county and nuisance abatement.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:18 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held March 25, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 26, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A 5:00 P.M. Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee meeting and a 5:30 P.M. Public Safety Committee meeting preceded the regular council meeting and a work session on the Snow Policy followed the meeting.

March 11, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
March 11, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.
Roll Call Present: Milks, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
Absent: Weber
Also Present: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

Additions or A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to adopt the agenda as
Deletions presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ron Winter Ron Winter, 914 4th Avenue NE spoke regarding the rental inspection code. He was in favor of inspection but not in favor of the dead bolt requirement on exterior doors since he had recently replaced several exterior doors. He also inquired by carbon monoxide detectors were not required as part of the inspection. Sherrets thanked him for bringing this to council’s attention. He also questioned if rental properties in a trust would be subject to inspection? Mulfinger stated if they pay rent or any type of monetary value to live there it is subject to inspection.

Bob Lumbus Bob Lumbus, 520 4th Avenue SE also inquired regarding the carbon monoxide detector. If an inspection came up during the time a rental was being repaired from a former tenant trashing it, what happens? Mulfinger stated you would take the property out of service and if a current building permit was pulled, you would not be inspected.

Brett DeVore Brett DeVore, 7 9th Avenue SE stated Shekleton has been a very good resource for the Landlord Association. He stated he heard the city has four properties identified for teardown. How does that city pay for that. Mulfinger said the city does not have a teardown list for properties. There is $25,000 budgeted annual from Local Option Sales Tax and another $20,000 available with homeowner matching funds and the city receives grant funding.

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

A. Motion approving February 25, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Mowing approving ownership update and a Class ‘C’ Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Oelwein Columbus Club, Inc.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to open the Public
CDBG Water/Sewer Hearing on the Community Development Block Grant Water/Sewer application.
Application
Ayes: Milks, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Diana Johnson, Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission covered the 9 points listed below at the Public Hearing.

(a) How the need for the proposed activity or projects were identified;

The need for the CDBG water/sewer grant with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) came from various planning sessions within the city. The City of Oelwein has experienced a significant number of water main breaks and leaks on their older portions of the distribution system. Within the last year, a list of twelve problem areas were identified that needed major repair. Due to budget constraints, mains needing emergency repairs, and portions of the gooseneck water services containing lead, six regions were evaluated to require restoration first.
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(b) How the proposed activity or projects will be funded and the sources of funds;

The request from the IDEA will be $600,000. If successfully funded, the remainder of the proposed activity will be funded through an Iowa Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) loan, for a total project cost of $1,910,211.

(c) The date the CDBG application will be submitted;

The CDBG water/sewer application will be submitted on or before April 1, 2019 to the IEDA.

(d) Requested amount of federal funds;

The requested amount is $600,000.

(e) Estimated portion of federal funds that will benefit persons of low and moderate income;

Per year 2014 low and moderate income (LMI) data from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Oelwein’s LMI is 54.94%. Therefore, it can be expected that the same proportion of the funds will benefit that group of residents or a total of 3,524 persons.

(f) Where the proposed activity or project will be conducted;

The project will be conducted within the city limits of Oelwein in the following six locations; 1st Street SE (Hillside Drive East to 12th Avenue SE), 12th Avenue SE (East Charles Street to Water Tower), 1st Street NE (8th Avenue NE to 13th Avenue NE), 5th Street SE (5th Avenue SE to 9th Avenue SE), 6th Avenue SE (5th Street SE to 7th Street SE), and North Frederick (2nd Street to 7th Street).

(g) Plans to minimize displacement of persons and businesses as a result of funded activities or projects;

No businesses or persons will be displaced as a result of the proposed facility upgrades.

(h) Plans to assist persons actually displaced, and;

No plans to displace any persons.

(i) The nature of the proposed activity or project.

The nature of the proposed project within the City of Oelwein is to include the replacement of 4-inch and 6-inch sand case- and cast-iron water mains with 8-inch water mains. Portions that weren’t previously meeting size compliance with Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) requirements will now be met. Lead service goose necks will be removed as part of the project as well. Water flow and fire protection will be increased.

No comments were received from the public.

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

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

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Resolution 5078-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution No. 5078-2019 of the City Council of Oelwein, Iowa authorizing the submission of a CDBG Water/Sewer application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

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

Comm. Development A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to approve the
Housing Needs Community Development and Housing Needs Assessment. All
Assessment voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing FY A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to open the
2019-2020 Budget public hearing on Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget.

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

Brett DeVore questioned where he could find a copy of the budget and suggested it be put on the city’s website. No other comments were received from the public.

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

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

Resolution 5079-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution
FY 2019-20 Budget No. 5079-2019 adopting Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Budget.

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

Security Camera Jessica Burkhart, Wellness Center Manager stated this purchase would
Equipment update the outdated software if we want to have support, new server and
Wellness Center three cameras to cover bare spots in the building. We need a working camera system for 24/7 access. Even though it is not a budgeted item Local Option Sales Tax will pay for the purchase. While here they will also move the powerbox and do some needed maintenance for an extra $554.

A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Milks to approve updating security camera equipment at the Williams Wellness Center in the amount of $11,861.00 from Security Equipment, Inc. Four voted aye, 1 (Fisk) voted nay.
Motion Carried

Bergen KDV A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell approving purchase of
PC’s purchase Computers and Tablets from Bergan KDV in the amount of $8,371.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Bridge Inspection A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to authorize signatures
IIW Engineers on a proposal from IIW Engineers in the amount of $10,000.00 for Bridge Inspection and Load Rating Services. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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Fisk stated he would prefer to see more than one quote for services.

Resolution 5080-2019 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 5080-2019 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in the Vacated Alley Running North and South in Block 12 Between Lots 1-6 and 7-12 Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Resolution 5081-2019 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No. 5081-2019 authorizing temporary closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development.

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

Resolution 5082-2019 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No. 5082-2019 Ending the Practice of Installing and Maintaining Cautionary Signs on City Streets.

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

Public Safety Mulfinger stated Public Safety Committee report will be in two weeks.

City Attorney City Attorney Pat Dillon stated he is working with the county on a joint resolution for speed limit changes. Also a parking tick enforcement agreement with the county and nuisance abatement.

Adjourn A motion was made by Fisk, 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 March 11, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 12, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A 5:30 P.M. Safety Committee meeting preceded the regular council meeting and a work session on Debt Service followed the meeting.

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