June 11, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
June 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

City Attorney City Attorney Dillon reported on several nuisance properties.

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

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

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

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

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

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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

May 29, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
May 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:48 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held May 29, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 5, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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

May 14, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
May 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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

Executive Session A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to go into Executive Session at 6:40 P.M. per Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) to evaluate professional competency of individuals whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to the individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session and reconvene in open session to consider approval of contract. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held May 14, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 16, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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

April 30, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Special Meeting
April 30, 2018

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

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

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

Adjourn A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 5:03 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held April 30, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 1, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

April 23, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
April 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:27 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held April 23, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 24, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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

April 9, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
April 9, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, APRIL 9, 2018, PAGE 2

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

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

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:10 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held April 9, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 10, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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

March 26, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
March 26, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, March 26, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

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

A. Motion approving March 12, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $343,647.92.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Columbus Club.
D. New Class ‘B’ Native Wine Permit for Delish at Decades.
E. Class ‘C’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Kwik Star #665.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to open the Public
Sewer Revenue Loan Hearing on proposal to enter into a Sewer Revenue Loan and Disbursement Agreement.

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

No comments were received.

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

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

Resolution 5026-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
Approve Loan, Sewer No. 5026-2018 authorizing and approving a Loan and Disbursement
Revenue Bonds Agreement and providing for the issuance and securing the payment of $338,000 Taxable Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 2018.

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

Public Hearing A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Christensen to open the Public
Water Revenue Loan Hearing on proposal to enter into a Water Revenue Loan and Disbursement Agreement.

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

No comments were received.

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

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

Resolution 5027-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No.
Approve Loan, Water 5027-2018 authorizing and approving a Loan and Disbursement
Revenue Bonds Agreement and providing for the issuance and securing the payment of $1,462,000 Taxable Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2018.

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

Public Hearing – Old A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to open the Public
Road Paving Project Hearing on Old Road Paving Improvements Project on proposed Bidding Requirements, Contract Documents and Estimate of Cost.

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

Utility Superintendent Vic Kane reviewed the proposed project which consists of grading and paving an existing gravel roadway. 11 bids were received ranging from $292,417.48 to $401,793.05, 26.5% below the Engineer’s estimate. The low bidder, Flynn Company, Inc. of Dubuque, Iowa is an approved Iowa Department of Transportation bidder. Fox Engineering recommends the Council award the project to Flynn Company, Inc.

The project has been awarded a Surface Transportation Program (STP) Grant in the amount of $251,000. 80% of eligible costs are reimbursable.

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

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

Resolution 5028-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Approve Bidding 5028-2018 Approving Bidding Requirements, Contract Documents, and
Requirements, Estimate of Cost for Old Road Paving Improvements Project.
Contract Docs, Old
Road Paving Ayes: Milks, Weber, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5029-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Award Contract, 5029-2018 Awarding Contract for Old Road Paving Improvements Project,
Old Road Paving Authorizing Execution of Contract, and Authorizing Execution of Notice to Proceed to Flynn Company, Inc. of Dubuque in the amount of $292,417.48.

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

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Public Hearing, Sale A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to open the Public
Of 1104 W Charles, Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of City owned property located at
102 13th Avenue SW 1104 West Charles and 102 13th Avenue SW, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Fisk questioned what the cost was to purchase these lots. Attorney Dillon stated the property will be sold at cost (publication, legal fees, etc.). Also, a Development Agreement must be signed prior to the purchaser receiving a deed.

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

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

Resolution 5030-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt
Sale of 1104 W Charles, Resolution No. 5030-2018 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest
103 13th Avenue SW in 1104 West Charles and 102 13th Avenue SW, all in Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa to Parmely Construction.

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

Aerial Lift Truck Utility Superintendent Vic Kane reviewed the proposed purchase of
Purchase an aerial lift truck stating it could be used between departments, for the installation of Christmas decorations, banners and in some cases tree trimming.

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to approve the purchase of a 2006 Ford F550 Aerial Lift Truck in the amount of $17,000 from J & L Electric, Ossian, Iowa. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Utility Van Donation A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to approve the
To Oelwein School donation of a 1989 Grumman utility van to the Oelwein Community School for the Big Dogs Coffee Program. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen reviewed the March Library Board meeting minutes. Young’s Plumbing will be contacted for a HVAC maintenance check and tune-up following a high utility bill in February.

Airport Board Mtg. Derifield reported on the March Airport Board meeting where discussion took place on the gas pumps and courtesy car.

City Attorney Attorney Dillon reported he is coordinating with Fayette County on speed zone changes.

City Administrator Mulfinger stated he will be presenting at the City Civil Academy on the budget March 27th at the Library.

Rental Inspection A rental inspection work session is scheduled for April 2, 2018.

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, MARCH 26, 2018, PAGE 4

Utility Connections Fisk expressed his concern on the Code of Ordinances enforcement, particularly water connections and trash pickup. Dylan stated this will be addressed during the Code review.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen 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 March 26, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 27, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The regular meeting was preceded by a City Hall Architect Work Session and followed by a joint work session with OCAD.

March 12, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
March 12, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, March 12, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order.

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

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

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

A. Motion approving February 26, 2018 regular council minutes

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

Resolution #5022-2018 Mulfinger stated if the Backfill is lost and/or traffic cameras do not come to
FY 2018-2019 Budget fruition council will revisit the FY 2018-2019 Budget discussion

A motion was made by Milks, seconded Weber to adopt Resolution #5022-2018 Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Ordinance #1161 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Ordinance #1161
Chapter 8 Cemeteries amending Oelwein Code of Ordinances Chapter 8 Cemeteries

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

Resolution #5023-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution #5023-2018
Public Hearing to fix a date for a public hearing on proposal to enter into Sewer Revenue Loan
Sewer Revenue Loan and Disbursement Agreement and to borrow money thereunder in a principal amount not to exceed $338,000 for 6:00 P.M. March 26, 2018. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution #5024-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution #5024-
Water Revenue Loan 2018 to fix a date for a public hearing on proposal to enter into a Water Revenue Loan and Disbursement and to borrow money thereunder in a principal amount not to exceed $1,462,000 for 6:00 P.M. March 26, 2018. 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 on
Disposal of proposed disposal by sale of City owned property located at 1104 W Charles and
1104 W Charles 102 13th Avenue SW, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa for 6:00 P.M. March 26,
102 13th Ave SW 2018. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution #5025-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution #5025-
Eagle Point Solar 2018 authorizing the Mayor to sign a Power Purchase Agreement with Eagle Point Solar. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Mulfinger informed Council on the length of the agreement and the magnitude of the decision. The City is committed to twenty-five years in the agreement. This commits City Hall to the rail depot.

Mayor’s Report Mayor Sherrets thanked Mayor Pro Tem Weber for conducting February Council meetings in her absence.

Smart Conference Mayor Sherrets, OCAD Director Deb Howard and Kent Nelson plant to attend the Smart Conference in Des Moines on May 2, 2018

City Attorney Report Reviewed the Power Purchase Agreement and worked on nuisance properties

City Administrator’s City Administrator will be attending the IA Municipal Management Institute
Report (IMMI) in Iowa City on March 14-16

Rental Code Council work session regarding Rental Code was scheduled for April 2, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

Clean Up City Wide Spring Cleanup will be Saturday, May 12, 2018

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 March 12, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 14, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

February 12, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
February 12, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, February 12, 2018. Mayor Pro Tem Weber called the meeting to order.

Roll Call PRESENT: Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon, Mayor Sherrets on speaker phone.

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

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

A. Motion approving January 22, 2018 regular council minutes with correction to Claims Resolution in the amount of $1,561,631.10
B. Class ‘C’ Beer, Sunday Sales renewal and ownership update for Dollar General Store #2328
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Clete and Connies

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance #1159 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Ordinance No. 1159
305, 313, 317 Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real Estate commonly known
1st Avenue SE as 305, 313 and 317 1st Avenue SE, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa from I-1 Light Industrial to C-1 Commercial on the third and final reading.

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

1st Reading Cemetery A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to approve the first reading of an ordinance Amending Oelwein Code of Ordinances Chapter 8 Cemeteries.

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

2nd Reading Garbage A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to approve the second reading of an ordinance Amending Oelwein Code of Ordinances Chapter 16 Garbage and Trash, Article II, Collections, Section 16-20 through 16-32.

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

Resolution 5019-2018 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Cantrell to adopt
Road Closure Resolution No. 5019-2018 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development events.

Party in the Park – 10 Block of West Charles including Alleys on June 14, 2018, July 12, 2018, August 9, 2018 and September 13, 2018 from 3:30 P.M. – 9 P.M. with rain dates set for June 21, 2018, July 19, 2018, August 16, 2018 and September 20, 2018.

Olde Tyme Christmas – 10 Block of North Frederick to Veridian drive-thru, 10 Block of South Frederick, 100 Block of South Frederick, 10 Block of East Charles to alley and 10 Block of West Charles on December7, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk
Nays: None
Motion Carried
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Resolution 5020-2018 A motion as made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution No.
Correct terms on 5020-2018 to Correct Terms on Resolution No. 4972 for the Sale of City Owned
Resolution No. 4972 Property.

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

Resolution 5021-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution No.
2018 Housing Abate 5021-2018 approving 2018 Housing Tax Abatement Applications.
Applications
Ayes: Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Appointments A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve the appointment of Jared Stewart and the reappointment of Clint Berryman and Connie Jorgenson to the Park and Recreation Commission. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney Report Worked on five nuisance abatement filings and cleared up some tax sale certificates. Also met with the Fayette Co. Treasurer to discuss parking ticket enforcement.

City Administrator’s Mulfinger presented a list of businesses that received Economic Development
Report assistance from the city to build new or expand their business.

Housing Action Plan Housing Action Plan Committee meeting March 12 to discuss housing growth,
Meeting rental issues, new builds and rehab properties.

Hwy. 150 Coalition Hwy. 150 Coalition meeting on Friday February 16, 10:30 A.M. at Oelwein City
Meeting Hall to discuss proposed action plan for Hwy. 150 expansion.

Fayette Co. Matt Weber reported on the County Conference Board meeting. They
Conference Board will maintain a five member board. County wages were reviewed. Fayette Co. Assessor is the lowest paid assessor in the State of Iowa. A firm has been hired to assist the re-assessing process for the entire Fayette County properties.

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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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 12, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register February 14, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A budget work session followed the regular meeting.

January 22, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
January 22, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, January 22, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk
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

Susan Mausser Susan Mausser, 221 7th Avenue SE inquired what the new single hauler 12 hour before pickup and after removal meant. She gave several examples where this would not work. She also requested more specific details be available to the public right away and not wait until April.

Barb Wegner Barb Wegner, 206 4th Avenue SE questioned why the January 13th newspaper article was printed before she received the petition. She felt she was being harassed by the city. City Attorney Dillon stated the petitions are filed electronically and are served as time allows after processing. These are public records after filing and the newspaper got ahold of it and wrote the article. Dillon informed her he would gladly meet with her or her representative outside of tonight’s meeting.

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

A. Motion approving January 8, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $1,379,692.96.
C. Motion approving serving wine at the Public Library for Chocolate Fundraiser, February 9, 2018.
D. Pay Request No. 3 to Portzen Construction in the amount of $76,237.80 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements project.
E. Class ‘B’ Beer and Sunday Sales Renewal for Casey’s General Store #2682.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

2nd Reading Rezone A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to approve the second
305, 313, 317 1st reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real
Avenue SE Estate commonly known as 305, 313 and 317 1st Avenue SE, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa from I-2 Light Industrial to C-1 Commercial.

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

Amend Code Weber pointed out three areas in the proposed ordinance on Chapter 8
Chapter 8 Cemeteries amendment that he would like to be more specific. A motion
Cemeteries was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to table the first reading of an ordinance Amending Oelwein Code of Ordinances Chapter 8 Cemeteries, apply the three changes and bring back to council for approval. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

1st Reading Garbage A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to approve the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Code of Ordinances Chapter 16 Garbage and Trash, Article II, Collections, Section 16-20 through 16-32.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk
Nays: None
Motion Carried
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Library Board Meeting Christensen presented January Library Board minutes. A multi function printer was purchased from Rite Price. Evening Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 P.M. Josh Shunk is a new board member. Chocolate Fest will be February 9 from 4:30 – 7:00 P.M. The Board voted to discontinue charging fines. DVD checkout period changed from three days to seven.

Park & Rec Cantrell presented January Park and Recreation Commission minutes. The
Commission Mtg. Board agreed to meet bimonthly instead of monthly. Johnson has applied for several grants. He also presented his trail extension for Wings Park to UERPC Committee. Liz Eser was hired as personal trainer at Wellness Center. Reagan stated he would bring 90 7th graders to the park for a day of giving this spring.

Planning, Finance, Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee reviewed
Enterprise and Econ. Williams Center Hotel/Motel funding application prior to tonights council
Development Mtg. meeting.

A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded Christensen to approve Williams Center Hotel/Motel funding quarter one Grant Funding request in the amount of $1,000. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Safety Weber reported on the Public Safety Committee meeting re: Red Light and
Committee Meeting Speed Cameras. The committee would like to move forward on this and hold public forums to allow for public input.

Appointments A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Matt Weber as Mayor Pro Tem. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to approve the appointment of Councilmembers to various committees as follows:

Planning, Finance, Enterprise & Economic Development
Chair Cantrell, Fisk, Milks
Public Safety
Chair Weber, Derifield, Milks
Capital Improvement Program Committee
Chair Weber, Cantrell, Fisk
Ordinance Review Committee
Council as a whole
County Conference Board
Mayor, Alternate Mayor Pro Tem Weber
Fayette Co. Emergency Management
Councilperson Derifield
Fayette Co. Solid Waste Commission
Mayor Sherrets, Alternate Mulfinger
Airport Liaison
Councilperson Derifield
Library Liaison
Councilperson Christensen
Ocad Liaison
Sherrets, Alternate Mulfinger
Park and Recreation Liaison
Councilperson Cantrell
Northeast Iowa Regional League
Sherrets, Mulfinger Alternate
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Board
Sherrets, Mulfinger Alternate
Upper Explorerland Regional Housing Authority
Fisk

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And the appointment of Sandy Magsamen to the Plaza Board of Governors. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney Report City Attorney Pat Dillon stated he is working on five district court actions on nuisance abatement properties. He is also working on speed zone changes in town.

City Administrator’s City Hall remodel will be discussed in the CIP work session. A local Housing Resources list was created to hand out for assistance on property improvements. This will be updated annually.

Oelwein Healthcare Cantrell requested a work session be scheduled to discuss the Oelwein
Foundation New Healthcare Foundation request for assistance to run the utility line
Business easement. Weber questioned what have we done in the past for non profits.

Fisk questioned what will they bring to town that we don’t already have in town?

Sherrets requested Matt Stewart talk to Fisk and share the Oelwein Healthcare Foundation vision.

A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to schedule a work session for Oelwein Healthcare Foundation on February 12 after the regular council meeting. Two voted aye (Cantrell, Fisk), four (Milks, Weber, Derifield, Christensen) voted nay.

Pat Dillon informed council the city could provide information again.

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

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PEGGY SHERRETS, MAYOR
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development and Public Safety Committee’s met prior to the regular meeting. A work session on the Capital Improvement Program followed the regular meeting.

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