February 11, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
February 11, 2019

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

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

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

A. Motion approving January 28, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Ownership update for Kwik Star #665
C. Final Payment to Kirvan Enterprises in the amount of $37,125.00 for work completed on Anderson CDBG Housing Rehab project

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to open the Public
Alley Vacation Hearing on the proposed vacation of the south 60’ of the alley running north and south in Block 9, Stickney’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Lori Beierschmitt, 814 South Frederick requested the alley be left open for access to her rear yard.

Close Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to close the hearing. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance to Vacate An Ordinance Providing for the Vacation of the South 60’ of the Alley
Alley Running North and South in Block 9, Stickney’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa died for lack of a motion.

Planning, Finance, Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee met
Enterprise and prior to the regular meeting to review Hotel/Motel Funding applications. A
Econ. Development motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to approve the Committee’s recommendation to fund the Williams Performing Arts Center in the amount of $1,500 and Oelwein Celebrations Renewed, Inc. in the amount of $5,000.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Police Vehicle A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks authorizing the purchase of a Ford Police Utility Vehicle from Stivers Ford in the amount of $37,340.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Works Contract A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks approving Employment Contract with Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Local Union No. 238 – Public Works. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney Dillon reported he has been working with the Fayette County Treasurer on the Transco annexation.

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

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Matt Weber, Mayor Pro Tem
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held February 11, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register February 12, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee met prior to the regular meeting at 5:15 P.M.

A 5:30 P.M. work session on alley disposals preceded the regular council meeting and a work session on trails followed the meeting.

January 28, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
January 28, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, January 28, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.
Roll Call Present: Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk
Absent: None
Also Present: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Lein

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

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

A. Motion approving January 14, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $886,471.41
C. Motion authorizing wine tasting at the Oelwein Public Library’s Chocolate Fest on February 8, 2019
D. Class ‘B’ Native Wine Permit Renewal for Delish at Decades
E. Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $19,379.00- to Portzen Construction for Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

Hrg. Set Vacate Alley A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to set a Public Hearing for 6:00 P.M. February 11, 2019 on the proposed vacation of the south 60’ of the alley running north and south in Block 9, Stickney’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Hrg. Set Sell Alley A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to set a Public Hearing for 6:00 P.M. February 11, 2019 on the proposed disposal by sale of the south 60’ of the alley running north and south in Block 9, Stickney’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Park & Rec Meeting Cantrell reported on the January Park and Recreation Commission meeting.

Housing Committee Fish reported on the January Housing Committee meeting.

Granberg to P & Z A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve the reappointment of Travis Granberg to the Planning and Zoning Commission. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Mayor’s Report Sherrets thanked Public Works for a great job on snow removal.

City Administrator Mulfinger stated the city did not have plans for closing based on weather conditions.

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Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 6:15 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held January 28, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register January 29, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A 5:30 P.M. work session with UERPC on the Housing Trust Fund preceded the regular council meeting and a budget work session followed.

January 14, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
January 14, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, January 14, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.
Roll Call Present: Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk
Absent: None
Also Present: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Lein

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

Albert Casey Albert Casey, 1137 1st Avenue SW informed council the $50.00 door tag was deceptive and he was protesting the city’s fee schedule. His solution was to create a charitable trust for those who cannot pay their utility bill.

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

A. Motion approving December 17, 2018 regular council minutes with a correction on “Towing of Vehicles” Chris Winter from Midwest Collision not Matt
B. Pay Estimate No. 1 to Heartland Asphalt, Inc. in the amount of $5,415.00 for work completed on Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End
C. Pay Estimate No. 8 to Portzen Construction, Inc. in the amount of $40,606.84 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project
D. Motion approving a Class ‘C’ Beer Permit ownership update for Dollar General Store #2328
E. Motion approving a Class ‘B’ Wine, Class ‘C’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Dollar General Store #2328

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

CDBG Grant A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to approve signatures
Application/ on CDBG Water/Sewer Grant Application and Environmental Assessment
Environmental Services Contract with Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission
Assessment in an amount of $3,000.00. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution 5071-2019 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
Fee Schedule No. 5071-2019 Establishing Fees.

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

Resolution 5072-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
No. 5072-2019 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Odd Rods.

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

Refer to P & Z A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to refer to Planning and Zoning Commission for recommendation a request from Darlene Mitchell to vacate and sell a portion of an alley running north and south adjacent to her property in the 800 block between 1st Avenue SW and South Frederick. All voted aye.

Motion Carried
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Library Board Meeting Christensen presented January Library Board minutes. Paint class is scheduled for January 24th at 6:00 P.M. Fayette Co. Library Association will meet with County Supervisors about County funding January 28th. Chocolate Fest will be February 8th.

Safety Committee Weber presented the December 17, 2018 Safety Committee meeting minutes. Nine items were discussed and recommended for approval to council as follows:

Speciality Signs
Vic presented on the option of removing all child at play signs as they do not provide any traffic calming. The committee was receptive and wanted to see a policy for the entire council to vote on.

No parking on the north end on north Frederick near Veteran’s Memorial to allow for two lanes.
Mulfinger stated that painting the turning lanes will restrict parking so that designating no parking will not be needed. The committee agreed on the painting of a stop bar and a divider.

Alternative storm water grates for the downtown so that handicap patrons do not fall.
Mulfinger stated that the drains are in place because they allow for adequate water flow for storm water. No changes will be made, and those having issues can use alternative parking spots.

Painting of the handicap spaces in the downtown.
The committee wanted to see blue lines painted for the handicap spots.

Traffic flow in the alley be ACE and Veridian to West Charles.
No changes will be made at this time, but the committee wanted to hear a follow up in a year.

8th Avenue SE request to end the road parking on the east side from 2nd Street to East Charles.
The committee had no changes at the recommendation of the City Administrator, Police Chief, and Utilities Superintendent. The city had reached out to the school’s transportation director, and he reported no issues with the bus routes.

7th Street & 2nd Avenue SE request to change the yield to a stop on 2nd.
The committee agreed to no changes with a follow up from staff in a year. The Police Chief and Utilities Superintendent reported no issues.

South Frederick cross walk light removals.
The committee saw no issues with removing the lights. The speed changes signs will also be changed in code as the school does not have active students near South Frederick.

Parkside and surrounding area.
The Committee wanted the stop sign to stay as a traffic calming device.

A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to approve the Safety Committee recommendations. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Appointment and A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to approve the Mayor’s
Reappointment appointment of Dean Benter and Steve Cockerham to the International Code Council Board of Appeals and Ginger O’Connell to the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the reappointment of Kevin Minton to the Electrical Board, Brian Irvine to the Mechanical Board and Randy Irvine to the Plumbing Board. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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City Attorney Dillon stated he’s been working on an annexation issue with Transco, speed limit issue, and a 1986 employee pension issue.

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

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held January 14, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register January 15, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A 5:30 P.M. work session on debt service preceded the regular council meeting and a budget work session followed.

December 17, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
December 17, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, December 17, 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 Weber, seconded by Derifield to adopt the agenda as presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried
Diane Bond Diane Bond, B & L Body Repair owner stated she did not get bid information in a timely manner to submit a bid for towing vehicles. She suggests a solution that all three local businesses agree on a price and rotate turns for the tow requests.

Jon Latham Jon Latham and several of the neighbors are against rezoning Lots 3-7, Block 6, Miles Addition to C02 Commercial to have storage units built. Latham said the neighborhood has done their part to clean that area and he listed several reasons why they didn’t want it rezoned to commercial.

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

A. Motion approving December 10, 2018 regular council minutes amending
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $485,356.67
C. Pay Application #7 to Portzen Construction in the amount of $189,308.68 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution 5070-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution No. 5070-2018 Accepting and Approving the Plan and Plat Known as Parkview Addition Phase I to the City of Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.
Ayes: Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Planning & Zoning A lengthy discussion took place regarding the request to rezone Lots 3-7, Block
Commission 6, Miles Addition and the N 10’ alley adjoining on South from R-2 Residential to C-2 Commercial. Mulfinger stated this would be spot zoning and the city typically does not do that.

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to approve the recommendation from Planning and Zoning Commission to keep zoning as is,
R-2 Residential.

Ayes: Milks, Cantrell, Derifield
Nays: Fisk, Christensen, Weber
Mayor Sherrets voted aye.

Motion Carried

Towing of Vehicles The city distributed notice of bidding opportunity for the towing of vehicles to the four local businesses that provide towing in and around the community on November 20 and again distributed December 5 as a reminder. One bid was received from Midwest Collision Center.

A lengthy discussion took place regarding rates, rotation, contract 1-3 year term and Diane Bond’s statement.

A motion was made by Derifield to accept the bid from Midwest Collision Center re: Towing of Vehicles. The motion died for a lack of a second. Mulfinger requested council direction. City Attorney Lein stated their needs to be another motion to have something live to vote on.

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A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to accept the bid from Midwest Collision Center. Mayor inquired to change three year to one year contract. Matt from Midwest Collision said pricing was based on volume over three years.

Ayes: Fisk, Milks, Derifield
Nays: Christensen, Weber, Cantrell
Mayor Sherrets voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen presented the December Library Board minutes. Storytime will be held at 2:30 P.M. starting January 10th to coincide with school early out. Puppet show February 19th at 6:00 P.M. Friends contributed funds towards the new stained glass windows. “Hoopla” is now offered for downloading books, audio, movies, magazines and videos.

Mayor Report Sherrets is working on finding replacements for the openings on the Boards and Commissions.

City Attorney Report City Attorney Lein stated he is working on several open cases on abatement nuisances that are uninhabitable structures. Oelwein has looked into cameras to monitor traffic. He believes from his years of experience prosecuting state crimes that it would be helpful for Oelwein to have this in higher traffic neighborhoods and higher speed areas. The infamous hill has taken a couple lives and now on 150. Our officers do patrol that and he has prosecuted a fair amount of tickets on that but they can’t be there all the time. It is a constant issue and look at it from a safety perspective. He spoke to a Sergeant in Cedar Rapids and quoted “from the time we didn’t have cameras on the S curves on 380, we had x amount of fatalities. Since the cameras we have 0 fatalities.” That is the biggest quote that stood out to me regarding Cedar Rapids cameras.

He processed a vehicular homicide here in town caused by a vehicle going 65 in a 35 mph. My thought on this from a State Prosecutor’s side that one death is too many. If cameras could help alleviate some of that it would be something the council would want to reconsider.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber 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 December 17, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register December 19, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A Public Safety Committee meeting preceded the regular council meeting with a work session on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget and Fees following the meeting.

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

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, NOVEMBER 13, 2018, PAGE 2

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

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, NOVEMBER 13, 2018, PAGE 3

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:

___________________________________________________
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.

___________________________________________________
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

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, OCTOBER 22, 2018, PAGE 3

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.

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, OCTOBER 22, 2018, PAGE 4

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:

___________________________________________________
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.

___________________________________________________
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

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, OCTOBER 8, 2018, PAGE 3

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:

___________________________________________________
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.

___________________________________________________
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

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018, PAGE 2

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

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018, PAGE 3

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

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018, PAGE 4

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.

___________________________________________________
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.

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