December 10, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
December 10, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Proclamation Mayor declared January 11, 2019 as Human Trafficking Awareness proclamation to Taylor Gish and Moriah Ash as part of their high school project regarding awareness.

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

A. Motion approving November 26, 2018 regular council minutes amending
B. Beer Permit Refund for Kmart #9233
C. Class ‘B’ Wine Permit Renewal for Oelwein Family Pharmacy
D. Class ‘E’ Liquor and Sunday Sales Renewal for Sometimes I Get Thirsty

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance 1170 A motion was made by Weber seconded by Cantrell to adopt
Vacate Alley – 3rd Ordinance No. 1170 Providing for the Vacation of that Portion of the alley
Reading Running North and South in Block 12, Between Lots 1-6 and 7-12, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa on the third and final reading.

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

Airport AWOS A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to authorize repairs to Airport AWOS by Ken’s Electric and West Union Trenching in an estimated amount of $22,395.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

PubWorks Software A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to authorize purchase of PubWorks Software in the amount of $14,925 with the additional Inspections module adding $1,250 to price and 20% ($250.00) to annual maintenance fee. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Street Department A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to table replacement
Building Roof of Street Department Roof in order to get additional local bids and references. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

December Council A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to approve rescheduling December 24, 2018 council meeting to December 17, 2018 due to Christmas Eve holiday. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Fisk requested council create a Housing Committee to meet on the first and third Mondays. This committee would provide guidance to City Planning and to housing and rental inspection program. Interested council members to contact the City Administrator.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:25 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held December 10, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register December 12, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A PubWorks Software Presentation preceded the regular council meeting with a work session on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget following the meeting.

November 26, 2018 Council Proceedings

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
November 26, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, November 26, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Paul Ganske Paul Ganske, 116 Eastline Rd inquired about the status of the parking on 8th Ave SE. He stated school bus drivers have issues when they are driving on 8th Ave SE towards East Charles.

Deb Howard Deb Howard, 1320 Isaac Ave, Hazelton, invited council to attend the Old Tyme Christmas celebration on December 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Howard stated the parade will start at 8:00 p.m. with fireworks following.

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

A. Motion approving November 13, 2018 regular council minutes amending to include the Water line infrastructure to be included for recommendation to Fox Engineering.
B. Claims resolution in the amount of $444,981.74

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Vacate Alley – 2nd A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt the second
Reading reading of an Ordinance Providing for the Vacation of that Portion of the Alley Running North and South in Block 12, Between Lots 1-6 and 7-12, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Resol. # 5061-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution
Urban Renewal Tax No. 5061-2018 approving Internal Loan and Obligating funds from the City’s Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for appropriation to the payment of Project.

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

Motion Carried

Resol. # 5062-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Interfund Transfers 5062-2018 on Interfund Transfers.

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

Motion Carried

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Resol. # 5063-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Performance Rehab 5063-2018 obligating funds from the Performance Rehab Subfund of the City’s Central Urban Renewal Area Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for appropriation to the payment of annual appropriation economic development tax increment payments due to be paid in the next succeeding fiscal year.

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

Motion Carried

Resol. # 5064-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No.
Boulders Inn 5064-2018 obligating funds from the Boulders Inn Subfund of the City’s Industrial Park Urban Renewal Area Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for appropriation to the payment of annual appropriation economic development tax increment payments due to be paid in the next succeeding fiscal year.

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

Motion Carried

Resol. # 5065-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No.
Urban Renewal 5065-2018 obligating funds from the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for
Revenue Fund appropriation to the payment of annual appropriation tax increment financed obligations which shall come due in the next succeeding fiscal year.

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

Motion Carried

Resol. # 5066-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution No.
Urban Renewal 5066-2018 obligating funds from the Urban Tax Revenue Fund for appropriation
Revenue Fund to the payment of annual appropriation tax increment financed obligations which shall come due in the next succeeding fiscal year.

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

Motion Carried

Resol. # 5067-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks, to adopt Resolution No.
East Penn Subfund 5067-2018 approving Internal Loan and Obligating funds from the East Penn Subfund of the City’s Industrial Park Urban Renewal Tax Revenue fund for appropriation to the payment of General Obligation Bonds and Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2016, in Fiscal Year 2018-19.

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

Motion Carried

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Resol. # 5068-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks, to adopt Resolution No.
GEO bond, 5068-2018 approving appropriation to the payment of General Obligation
Series 2016 A Bonds, Series 2016A, in Fiscal Year 2019-20.

Fisk questioned why Fiscal year 2019-2020. Mulfinger stated it is a 2-year resolution that needs to be updated yearly.

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

Motion Carried

Resol. # 5069-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution No.
Tax Increment Finance 5069-2018 certifying Tax Increment Finance Indebtedness in various districts in the City of Oelwein, Iowa

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

Motion Carried

Union Pacific Railroad A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber authorizing signatures on Union Pacific Railroad Environment Covenant

Park & Rec Meeting Cantrell reported on the minutes from the Park and Recreation meeting held on in November.

City Attorney City Attorney Dillon stated the Forney property acquisition has been completed and continue to work on the Nourse property.

City Administrator City Administrator Mulfinger informed council the next meeting should be digitally recorded and is working on getting the meetings online.

Executive Session A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adorn into Executive Session per Iowa Code 20.17(3) for discussion on union negotiations.

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

Motion Carried

Return to regular A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber
Session to return to regular session.

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

Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 6:52 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held November 26, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register November 28, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A work session with Mark Moine, Gardner Architecture re: City Hall Renovations preceded the regular council meeting. A work session on Audit Review, Fee Schedule, Personnel Manual, Board Appointments, Sale of Land Policy and Fiscal Year 2020 Budget followed the regular meeting.

November 13, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
November 13, 2018

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

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

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

Ginger O’Connell Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE referenced a newspaper article in the Oelwein Register regarding a municipal infraction where both parties failed to appear in court. City Attorney Pat Dillon stated compliance had been met and the case would be dismissed. Then she reported the open air carport is still standing. If current codes weren’t enforced what can be expect from rental codes.

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

A. Motion approving October 22, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Class ‘B’ Beer Permit Renewal for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Debt Report Maggie Burger, Speer Financial presented the cities TIF and Debt report to council also explaining the cities debt capacity.

Urban Renewal Report A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to approve the Urban Renewal Report re: F.Y. 2017-2018 TIF Debt Outstanding. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Milks to open the Public Hearing
Portion of Alley on Proposed Vacation of that Portion of the Alley Running North and South in
Block 12, Armstrong’s Block 12, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.
Addition
Ayes: Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Mulfinger stated council can discuss price prior to sale and create a policy.

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

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

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Vacate Alley – 1st A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt the first
Reading reading of an Ordinance Providing for the Vacation of that Portion of the Alley Running North and South in Block 12, Between Lots 1-6 and 7-12, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield
Nays: None
Abstain: Fisk
Motion Carried
Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to open the Public Hearing on
Proposed Disposal of Proposed Disposal by Sale of the City’s Interest in that Portion of the Alley
Alley Running North and South in Block 12, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Close Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to close the hearing.
Ayes: Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield
Nays: None
Abstain: Fisk
Motion Carried

Resol. # 5060-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No. 5060-
Easements ITC 2018 authorizing signatures on Easements with ITC Midwest LLC for Vegetation
Midwest Management.

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

Parkview Addition A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to approve Parkview
Preliminary Plat Addition Preliminary Plat. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Rezoning Request A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Fisk to forward to Planning
Matt Stickfort and Zoning Commission for review and recommendation a request from Matt Stickfort to rezone Lots 3-7, Block 6, Miles Addition and N 10’ alley adjoining on South from R-2 Residential to C-2 Commercial to allow for storage units. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Weber wondered what is the current capacity of storage unity already occupied. Do we need more? Christensen stated Matt Stickfort said his units are full. Fisk and Sherrets thought it was a good location.

Engineer West Water A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to approve the City
Tower Administrator’s recommendation for West Water Tower project engineer to Fox Engineering. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Recommendation was based on ranking criteria completed by Utility Superintendent, City Administrator and Deputy Clerk.

Reappointment to A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to approve the reappointment
Civil Service and of Elmer Pearson to the Civil Service Commission and Ken Woodraska and
Airport Board Tommy Nations to the Airport Board. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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City Attorney Report City Attorney stated he has been engaged with the Department of Transportation how the city views speed limits vs. DOT’s interpretation. He is also working on nuisance properties through the court system.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, 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 November 13, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register November 15, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A work session with Aaron Olson, TP Anderson on 2018 Fiscal Year Annual Audit preceded the regular council meeting. A work session with Oelwein landlords followed the regular meeting.

October 22, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
October 22, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, October 22, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Wellmark Grant Becky Bland from the Wellmark Foundation presented Joshua Johnson, Park and Recreation Supervisor a $87,353 check for trail improvements.

Ben Driscoll Ben Driscoll, 118 2nd Street NE, confirmed the work session with Hub City Landlords was November 13, 2018 following the regular council meeting.

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to open the Public
Disposal of City Hearing on the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property described
Property as Lot 16, Block 9, Oelwein Land Company’s First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Fisk questioned why the lot was being sold for $500.00 when it had a value of $7,000 on Beacon. Mulfinger stated if it’s included in a larger project or nonconforming it can be sold to neighboring property owners so the city doesn’t have the expense of mowing it. It is not a buildable lot and the neighboring property owner needs it to improve the foundation and drainage since the property slopes 2 feet back into the house. Ron Winter explained the details to council.

Mulfinger offered to review the lot sale policy if council deemed necessary.

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

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

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Resolution 5055-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Sale of City Property No. 5055-2018 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in Lot 16, Block 9, Oelwein Land Company’s First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Motion Carried

Ordinance 1166 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Ordinance No. 1166
Vacant Bldg Permit Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through Section 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection on the third and final reading.

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

Ordinance 1167 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Ordinance No. 1167
Rental Hsg. Inspection Adding Article VIII, Section 12-300 through Section 12-308 Rental Housing Inspection Program on the third and final reading.

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

Ordinance 1168 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Ordinance No. 1168
Urban Forest Amending Section 14-130 Public Tree Care, Establishment of Urban Forest
Enterprise Enterprise on the third and final reading.

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

Ordinance 1169 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt Ordinance No. 1169
Landfill Rate Amending Section 16-40 Landfill Rate Classification; Charges and County Recycling Program Fund on the third and final reading.

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

Resolution 5056-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution
Set Hrg-Vacate Alley No. 5056-2018 to set Public Hearing on Proposed Vacation of that Portion of the Alley Running North and South in Block 12, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa on November 13, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution 5057-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Set Hrg-Sell Alley No. 5057-2018 to set Public Hearing on Proposed Disposal by Sale of the City’s Interest in that portion of the Alley Running North and South in Block 12, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa on November 13, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

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

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Resolution 5058-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
Rental Housing Policy No. 5058-2018 formally adopting the Oelwein Rental Housing Inspection Administrative Policy.

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

Resolution 5059-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt
Rental & Vacant Resolution 5059-2018 Amending the Oelwein Fee Schedule to Include Rental
Bldg. Permit Fees Inspection Fees and Vacant Building Permit Fees.

Cantrell questioned if the city received any bids for the company to do the first round of inspections. None were received. She also inquired if there would be enough funds to pay for hiring of a Building Official and Administrative Assistant. Mulfinger stated a safe estimate based on 800 rentals should pay for program costs and salaries with a subsidy from Franchise Fees in the beginning.

Fisk questioned when fees would be paid. Mulfinger stated the landlord pays fees when they register January 2019. The fees will be added to the cities regular fee schedule with an annual review in December.

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

Fox Engr. Task Order A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to authorize
Wings East Addition signatures on Fox Engineers Task Order No. 1022-18A in the amount of $28,500 for Wings East Addition. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Trails Crack Sealing A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks authorizing crack sealing to walking trails in the amount of $6,393.08 by Kluesner Construction.

Airport Board Meeting Derifield reported on the October Airport Board meeting. Budget items were reviewed. FBO Tegeler is interested in the old lift and he’d work to repair it.

Park & Recreation Cantrell reported on the October Park and Recreation Commission meeting.
Commission Mtg. Ashland Taylor is a newly appointed board member. New water fountains were installed in Wings and City Park with hopes of a new fountain for Platts Park if funds become available or are donated.

Library Board Meeting Christensen reported on the October Library Board meeting. Discussion on installing an electric car charging point took place. Friends donated $1,000 towards special events and $1,000 to purchase DVD’s. New officers were elected with Dee Gerstenberger and Pat Taylor as new board members.

City Attorney City Attorney is working on two nuisance properties to get cleaned up.

New Business Cantrell informed council the Buchanan County Animal Shelter has
Buchanan Co. Animal opened and encouraged them to tour the facility.
Shelter

Code Enforcement Fisk expressed his concerns regarding what gets enforced and lightly gets enforced. City code is over 500 pages of ordinances to enforce how can the city accomplish all that plus the new rental code. Sherrets inquired if there was something in particular Fisk wanted to discuss. He stated a camper has been parked in an area it should not be with people living in it on and off. Code stated 14 continuous days living in a camper needs to be registered at City Hall. High priority code enforcement items get addressed but officers still took time to stop by the property owners regarding the camper.

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Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:43 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held October 22, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 24, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A joint work session with Oelwein Chamber and Area Development followed the meeting.

October 8, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
October 8, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, October 8, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Proclamation Mayor Sherrets read a Proclamation on Home Rule.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

Adjourn A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 6:35 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held October 8, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 9, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

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

September 24, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
September 24, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A work session on Rental Inspection followed the regular meeting.

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

September 10, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
September 10, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 10, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Citizens Patsy Clouse, 117 8th Avenue SW stated an ordinance on portable carports was passed last year and questioned why are they still up. She also questioned why the drug house next to her wasn’t being investigated.

Jerry Wall, 12 Hillside Drive West shared the following:
Not in favor of vacant building permit and inspection code changes
Inspection fees will put a burden on him since his building is not paid for
Does like city wide cleanup day
Would like to continue city brush and leaf pickup

Deb Howard, 1320 Isaac Avenue, Hazleton and Travis Bushaw, 1004 10th Street SE spoke representing OCAD and OCAD Housing committee. Howard stated OCAD does support the effort city council is doing to improve housing stock in Oelwein and hopes that a program can be established and agreeable to all parties involved. OCAD believes it is necessary to have inspection and housing codes for all homes and not just rentals. OCAD created a “Spiffy Award” and a “flip program” in which people can buy houses, fix them up and flip them. Housing studies show Oelwein has a large number of homes valued at $50,000 or less and most of these homes need to be improved for a higher standard of living for our residents.

Lee Buhr, 821 West Charles said the proposed code has already dropped the price of real estate 10-15% which if this goes into effect will cost him over $100,000 just in lost revenue by de-valuing his properties. He has been a landlord for 33 years and has remodeled over 100 houses in Oelwein. He is working to fix up his rentals on his own time schedule, if not he’ll be forced to sell some of his worst ones to tenants who won’t be able to fix it because they won’t have the money.

Jim Dage, 13 North Frederick stated he is in agreement and the city does need to do something regarding rental and homeowner inspections. He feels the process is a little rushed and pointed out concerns in wording in the code, definitions, and application of “partially” vacant buildings section. He would like to see exemptions for contract sales where parent helps child buy house.

Becky Batterson, 1145 1st Avenue SW is a renter and is concerned how these fees will affect her rental cost.

Patsy Clouse, 117 8th Avenue SW spoke again stating she is on a fixed income using Section 8 housing and her rent increases she will be moving out.

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Brett DeVore, 7 9th Avenue SE stated 80-90 landlords are on board with some type of code and a business should be able to afford the $150 annual fee. His issue is the annual fee is 6-9 times higher than other communities. He thanked council for responding to his e-mail. Budget numbers the city is proposing are ludicrous and the city should wait until the “request for proposals” RFP’s are in before determining budget costs involving an outside company. He also thanked council for being engaged at the August 29, 2018 landlord meeting. He called on the Mayor to resign.

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

A. Motion approving August 27, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Special Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for First Garden
C. Change Order No. 3 to Flynn Company, Inc. in the amount of $15,498.88 for Old Road Paving Improvements Project
D. Pay Request No. 5 to Flynn Company, Inc. in the amount of $38,060.35 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements Project

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing 2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to open the Public
Amendment to Urban Hearing on proposed 2018 amendment to the urban renewal plan for the
Renewal Plan for Central Urban Renewal Area and Internal TIF Loan.
Central Urban Renewal
Area & Internal TIF Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Loan Nays: None
Motion Carried

No comments were made.

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

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

Resolution #5052-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution No. 5052-2018 Approving 2018 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Central Urban Renewal Area and Internal TIF Loan.

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

First Reading Ch. 25 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to approve the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 25 Housing Maintenance and Occupancy Code.

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

Set Public Hearing, A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to set a Public Hearing for
Article IX, Section September 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through
12-400 thru 411 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection to the City of Oelwein Code of
Vacant Building Ordinances. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to set a Public Hearing for
Article VIII, Section September 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on Adding Article VII, Section 12-300 through
12-300 thru 308 12-308 Rental Housing Inspection Program to the City of Oelwein Code
Rental Housing of Ordinances. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution 5053-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No.
End City Wide Brush 5053-2018 Ending the Service of City-Wide Brush Cleanup and City-Wide
And Leaf Cleanup Leaf Cleanup.

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

Resolution 5054-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
City Street Financial No. 5054-2018 re: 2017-2018 City Street Financial Report.
Report
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Utility Radio A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Christensen to approve the
Communication Equip. purchase of radio communication equipment for the Utility Department from Automatic Systems in an amount not to exceed $30,000. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Fall Clean Up A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to set Fall Clean Up date for September 22, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. to Noon. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon stated the city acquired a property through tax sale and is also working on a judgement for another property.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 6:30 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held September 10, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 11, 2018.

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A work session on Residential Tree Inventory and Potential Tree Utility followed the regular meeting.

Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development committee met prior to the regular council meeting and a work session on rental inspection was also held.

August 27, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
August 27, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, August 27, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Dr. Liang C. Wee Dr. Liang C. Wee with Northeast Iowa Community College informed council on the upcoming Bond Levy Continuation. Dr. Wee thanked council for their support with the RAMS Center and extended an invite for the 10-year Open house on October 3, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Dr. Wee advised voting for the proposed bond will be on September 11, 2018. Extending the bond will advance technology, aide with security and cyper-security, infrastructure and repurpose all facilities and equipment.

Mayor Sherrets thanked Dr. Wee and Northeast Iowa Community College for their partnership with the city.

Ginger O’Connell Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd St NW, questioned the council if the rental vehicle purchased was for a new or used and if it would be purchased local. She also wanted to know where the rental inspector would be based out of. O’Connell also wanted to know when the potholes in town would be fixed.

Ben Driscoll Ben Driscoll, 118 2nd St NE, informed council he has spoken with a landlord who has spent resources to update rental properties and will now sell his properties due to the rental inspection. Driscoll stated he is considering the same options. Driscoll requested council to focus on bringing businesses to the city for more employment opportunities.

Brett DeVore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, informed council that from a business standpoint investing in the community make no sense at this point.

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

A. Motion approving August 13, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $532,014.74
C. Special Class ‘C’ Liquor License renewal for Valone’s Family Restaurant
D. Class ‘E’ Liquor License ownership update for Fareway Stores, Inc #412

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution 5051-2018 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Cantrell to
Homecoming parade adopt Resolution No. 5051-2018 authorizing temporary closure of public ways
or grounds for Oelwein Community Schools Homecoming parade and activities

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

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, August 27, 2018, PAGE 2

Planning, Finance, Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development reviewed Fayette
Enterprise, & Econ Dev. County Ag Society request for hotel/motel funding supporting the Fayette County Fair prior to the August 27, 2018 council meeting.

A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve the requested amount of $1,000 for Fayette County Ag society.

Motion Carried

Squad Car A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to approve the purchase of a Squad car in the amount of $32,667.00 from Stivers Ford, Waukee.

Motion Carried

Derifield questioned if a vehicle had been purchased in April 2018. Chief Logan informed council a vehicle was purchased and the police fleet has been without replacement vehicles for 4 years. Ford is restructuring their vehicles they offer as police package and closing the ordering window. A new vehicle would not be available until 2019.

Rental Inspection Christensen informed council he was not in favor of approval for a new
Vehicle Rental Inspection Vehicle until the rental inspection program was in place.

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to table the purchase of a Rental Inspection Vehicle.

Motion Carried

Grandview Health Care A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to approve the request from
Golf cart ride Grandview Health Care to host a golf cart ride for their residents on the city streets and trails for this year.

Motion Carried

Library Report Christensen reported the solar panels at the Library have been inspected and are ready for hook up. The final restitution payment has been received for the damage to the outdoor light fixture. Re-inspection of the exterior of the building has been done and some work needs to be completed on the bottom of the brick wall.

Parks & Rec Report Cantrell reported pool manager Emily Woods updated the board regarding the season stating family swim was well received this year and pool closures were mostly due to short staff.

Cantrell informed council the new Parks Assistant updated the board on her past park background.

Airport Report Derifield updated council the Airport board has requested a dumpster. The FBO has informed work on the taxiway is not progressing.

City Administrator Mulfinger informed council a preconstruction meeting is scheduled for next week.

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon stated nuisance abatement is sitting at a normal level.

City Administrator City Administrator Mulfinger informed council Anthony Ricchio would like to
Report extend an invitation to council for the Italian Heritage Day Celebration.

New Business Cantrell requested the City-Wide Cleanup date be reviewed. Mulfinger stated he will have it on the agenda for the next meeting and council will need to continue to evaluate.

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, August 27, 2018, PAGE 3

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

Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held August 27, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 29, 2018.

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, August 23, 2018, PAGE 2

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:

___________________________________________________
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.

___________________________________________________
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

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