October 28, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
October 28, 2019

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

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

Ron Winter Ron Winter, 914 4th Avenue NE said one year ago he told council code required carbon monoxide detectors and still has not amended the rental inspection to require these. Sherrets stated we are following the 2015 Code and that is in the 2018 Code and it is required for new construction, not existing properties.

Brett Devore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, said Oelwein’s main problem is infrastructure. He has not heard from the city re: plans and goals to improve infrastructure. Weber asked him how fast do you think we can put that together? He has been and still is discussing infrastructure issues. Sherrets told DeVore to stop taking up councils time coming in here every meeting to say the same things.

Lennora Steinbronn Lennora Steinbronn, 16271 50th Street stated talk in town is “all the landlords are bad landlords.” Weber questioned her who exactly is saying this? She did not answer. Weber stated he has publicly stated otherwise. She also talked about one landlord building a new rental property. Lee Buhr didn’t have enough time to get his other rental property in compliance.

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

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

A. Motion approving October 14, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $909,646.29.
C. Motion approving Change Order No. 5 from Flynn Company, Inc. on Old Road Paving Improvements project.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution 5118-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution
Transfers No. 5118-2019 on Interfund Transfers.

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

Resolution 5119-2019 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution
Destruction of Records No. 5119-2019 Authorizing the Destruction of Records.

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

Resolution 5120-2019 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution
Davey’s Doin’s LLC No. 5120-2019 Acquiring 37 properties from Davey’s Doin’s LLC.

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

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Resolution 5121-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
TIF, Deans Honda & No. 5121-2019 Approving Assignment of Development Agreements.
Boulders Inn
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Accept Land Parcel A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell accepting a parcel of
From Howard Strosahl land adjacent to and south of yard waste disposal site. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Wastewater A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell approving assessing
Monitoring Fees Wastewater Monitoring Fees. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

SCADA A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to approve updating the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) controls at Wastewater Treatment Plant from Automatic Systems in the amount of $41,370.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

SCADA A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to approve replacing the secondary control panel for the SCADA system from Automatic Systems in the amount of $11,095.00. Five voted aye, One (Christensen) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Airport Meeting Derifield reported on the October Airport Board meeting. There will be three hangars available to rent.

Library Board Mtg. Christensen reported on the October Library Board meeting. A program on Salem Witchcraft Trials will be October 29th at 6:30 P.M. Virtual Reality headsets are now available to check out. HVAC system passed inspection.

Park & Rec Meeting Cantrell reported on the October Park & Recreation Commission meeting. Tree Board planted 54 trees in the boulevard. The Tree Board will be receiving the Governor’s Volunteer Award at UNI on October 31st. Greg Bryan donated time and equipment to remove the old bridge at Wings Park to be refurbished and placed in a new location. Kluesner Construction sealed the east trail from Wings to Sports Complex. Friends of the Trails will be raising funds to complete the Oelwein Urban Municipal Trail. Woodlawn Cemetery sign is to be replaced.

Housing Meeting Fisk reported on the October Housing Committee meeting. They discussed what house/garage could be built on a 50 foot lot. Shekleton presented options for empty lots.

City Attorney Dillon reported Jill Dillon has taken a position with the county at 80% time.

City Administrator New on-line agenda process. Packets would be available online for the public to view.

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:

___________________________________________________
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 28, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 29, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

The meeting was preceded by a work session on Public Works and Davey Smith property and followed by discussion on Debt Service.

October 14, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
October 14, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, October 14, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Manufacturing Day Mayor Sherrets presented a Proclamation to Sandy Magsamen and
Proclamation Dorothy Wehling proclaiming October 17, 2019 as Manufacturing Day in Oelwein.

Ron Winter Ron Winter, 914 4th Avenue NE asked why the town has not allowed utility vehicles (side-by-sides, 4-wheelers, etc.) on city streets. Mayor Sherrets replied no one has ever requested it. Winter also questioned when the fee on the Rental Housing second failed inspection was implemented. Mulfinger stated it was implemented during the last fee update.

Brett Devore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, asked what the long term plan is for the city’s infrastructure saying the roads are horrific and he has experienced a water main break on his street every year. Mulfinger stated the city has applied for a CDBG Grant to assist in infrastructure needs.

Paul Ganske Paul Ganske, 116 Eastline Road stated he drives a school bus and requested a designated walk lane on 7th Street SE and 8th Avenue SE where there are no sidewalks. Mulfinger stated the city is working on a Transportation Connectivity Plan to link sidewalks within the city.

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

A. Motion approving September 23, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Consideration of a motion authorizing the purchase of Operator Interface Upgrades from Automatic Systems in the amount of $10,695.00 for 1st Avenue and 20th Street Lift Stations.
C. Consideration of Change Order No. 2 from Portzen Construction, Inc. in the amount of $5,072.00 for Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project.
D. Consideration of a motion to reschedule November 11, 2019 Council meeting to Tuesday, November 12, 2019 due t Veteran’s Day.
E. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor, Class ‘B’ Wine and Class ‘C’ Beer Permit renewal for Fareway Stores, Inc. #412.
F. Consideration of an Ownership Update for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development Class ‘B’ Beer Permit.
G. Consideration of a motion authorizing payment to Racom Corporation in the amount of $269,288.02 for Police Department Radio Communication Equipment Upgrades.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution 5116-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No.
IRP 5116-2019 re: Intermediary Relending Program Loan of the Board of Directors and authorizing signatures on related documents.

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

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Resolution 5117-2019 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
GO Bonds 5117-2019 authorizing the use of a preliminary official statement in connection with the issuance of General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2019 and setting October 28, 2019 as the date for the sale of the Bonds.

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

Hotel/Motel Funding A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve Hotel/Motel funding in the amount of $3,105.00 to the Junior Husky Basketball Club as recommended by the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve Hotel/Motel funding in the amount of $1,500.00 to the Williams Center for the Arts as recommended by the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Demolition Assistance A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to approve demolition funding assistance in the amount of $4,300.00 for demolition of 16 3rd Street NE. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Appt. to Zoning Board A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to approve the appointment of Gary Crawford to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. All voted aye.
Motion Carried.

City Attorney City Attorney Pat Dillon informed council implementation of the Vacant Property Ordinance is coming along.

Executive Session A motion as made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(c) to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the City of Oelwein in that litigation. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Cantrell excused herself from the meeting at 7:19 P.M.

Return to Regular A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to return
Session to regular session. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Executive Session A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to table an Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(j) to discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the City of Oelwein would have to pay for the property or reduce the price the City of Oelwein would receive for that property. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 7:40 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 October 14, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 15, 2019.

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A vicious animal hearing and a meeting of the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee preceded the regular council meeting.

September 23, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
September 23, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 23, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Brett Devore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, requested the housing program representative from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission attend a Housing Committee meeting to learn from citizens how the grant program is or isn’t working.

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

A. Motion approving September 9, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $325,301.98.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor License and Sunday Sales renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9.
D. Ownership update for Casey’s General Store #2682.
E. Class ‘E’ Liquor and Class ‘B’ Wine Permit renewal for Casey’s General Store #2682.
F. Class ‘E’ Liquor License Refund for Oelwein Bottle and Can.
G. Motion adjusting the part time police officer wage.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing CDBG Sherrets opened the Public Hearing on Community Development Block
Water/Sewer App. Grant Water/Sewer Application. Diana Johnson, from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission read the following 9 points to Council:

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

(b) how the proposed activity or projects will be funded and the sources of funds:
The request from the IEDA will be $600,000. If successfully funded, the remainder of the proposed activity will be funded through an Iowa Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) loan, for a total project cost of $1,286,544.

(c) the date the CDBG application will be submitted;
The CDBG water/sewer application will be submitted on or before October 1, 2019 to the IEDA.

(d) requested amount of federal funds;
The requested amount is $600,000.

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(e) estimated portion of federal funds that will benefit persons of low and moderate income;
Per year 2015 low and moderate income (LMI) data from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Oelwein’s LMI is 60.2%. Therefore, it can be expected that the same portion of the funds will benefit that group of residents or a total of 3,861 persons.

(f) where the proposed activity or project will be conducted;
The project will be conducted within the city limits of Oelwein in the following five locations; 1st Street SE (Hillside Drive East to 12th Avenue SE), 12th Avenue SE (East Charles Street to Water Tower), 1st Street NE (8th Avenue NE to 13th Avenue NE), 5th Street SE (5th Avenue SE to 9th Avenue SE), and 6th Avenue SE (5th Street SE to 7th Street SE).

(g) plans to minimize displacement of persons and businesses as a result of funded activities or projects;
No businesses or persons will be displaced as a result of the proposed facility upgrades.

(h) plans to assist persons actually displaced, and;
No plans to displace any persons.

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

Fisk questioned why 6 and 8” pipes. Mulfinger explained in different areas the 4” are placed by 6” and 6” are replaced by 8”.

No other comments were received from the public. Sherrets closed the Public Hearing.

Housing Needs A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to approve City of Oelwein,
Assessment Iowa Community Development and Housing Needs Assessment. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution 5112-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No. 5112-2019 of the City Council of Oelwein, Iowa authorizing the submission of a CDBG Water/Sewer application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

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

UERPC Services Diana Johnson from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission informed council of the services they offer to their five-county area.

Public Hearing GO Sherrets opened the Public Hearing on General Obligation Loan Agreement
Loan not to exceed in an amount not to exceed $150,000. No comments were received from the
$150,000 public. Sherrets closed the Public Hearing.

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Resolution 5113-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
GO Loan Agreement 5113-2019 expressing intent to enter into a General Obligation Loan Agreement.

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

Resolution 5113-2019 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
Oppose Alliant No. 5113-2019 Opposing an Alliant Energy Rate Increase and Anti-
Energy Increase Netmetering Legislation.

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

Resolution 5115-2019 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution
IA DOT Street Report No. 5115-2019 adopting Iowa Department of Transportation City Street Financial Report.

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

Library Board Mtg. Christensen stated the September Library Board meeting did not have a quorum present.

Housing Committee Fisk stated the September Housing Committee meeting had lots of discussion. Decisions on next steps to take, tear down or improve properties. People need to get on board. There is a serious housing issue on rental properties.

Board and Commission Sherrets requested City Council and staff help identify individuals for
Openings the following openings:
Zoning Board of Adjustment – Two Vacancies
Planning and Zoning Commission – Two Vacancies
Airport Board – Two Vacancies
Planning and Zoning Commission – Two Terms Expiring 12/2019
Zoning Board of Adjustment – One Term Expiring 11/2019

Appointment A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to approve the appointment of Captain Voshell to the 911 Service Board and Lt. Niedert as alternate and the appointment of Chief Logan as PSAP Representative and Officer Schmelzer as alternate. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney Dillon stated that he continues to learn more about property ownership in Oelwein. There is a current stakeout to serve a property owner in California. Two were served on the East Coast and another fled the country. Examples of why property remains vacant so long in Oelwein and the measures that have to be taken to keep moving forward. Also some items are going to District Court.

City Administrator Mulfinger stated Department Heads are busy working on budgets and CIP items to meet with council.

Redemption Center Cantrell expressed concern that it is getting harder and harder to find places to take deposit returns. The place the can was purchased at is required to take the deposit return, but they may make the return requirements cumbersome to want to return there.

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Dogs at Large Cantrell stated there are loose dogs on the bike trails and in city parks and there is concern about safety. Chief Logan stated the leash law, animal owners must have their dogs under control whether on or off the leash. Anyone can carry mace for self protection.

Executive Session A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(g) to avoid disclosure of specific law enforcement matters, such as current or proposed investigations or inspection or auditing techniques or schedules, which if disclosed would enable law violators to avoid detection. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Return to Regular A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to return to regular session.
Session All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 6:55 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 23, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 24, 2019.

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A vicious animal hearing preceded the regular council meeting and at 7:00 P.M. City Council met at the Plaza for a public meeting on Wings East Street Assessments.

September 9, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
September 9, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 9, 2019 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 Cantrell to adopt the agenda as presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Misty Williams Misty Williams, 319 2nd Avenue NW expressed concerns regarding her rental house not passing inspection twice. She would like to know her rights as a renter and is worried she could be evicted. City Attorney Dillon informed her to contact Legal Aid in Waterloo or Dubuque regarding landlord tenants.

Brett Devore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, didn’t want council to pass a resolution on the first reading, since it doesn’t give the public several opportunities to respond.

Jeff Milks Jeff Milks, 212 10th Street SW thanked council for the resolution opposing Alliant Energy’s rate increase. He requested additional wording regarding net metering. He would also like the newspaper and TV to help get the word out how this affects Alliant Energy rate increase to Oelwein residents. He has petitions for community members to sign showing support not in favor of the rate increase. The Utility Board is to vote on this topic early October.

John Steil John Steil, 4135 W Avenue spoke in regards to Alliant’s pilot program for solar energy and how rates are applied. A rate increase while decreasing the amount of solar a customer can put on their facility is a win-win for Alliant Energy, not for the customer. He requested a copy of the Resolution be sent to Bruce Bearinger, Iowa House of Representatives and Craig Johnson, Iowa Senator regarding the importance of alternative energy.

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

A. Motion approving August 26, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on agreement with Blacktop Service Company for Oelwein 2019 – Seal Coat Improvements.
C. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Notice to Proceed with Blacktop Service Company for Oelwein 2019 – Seal Coat Improvements
D. Consideration of a motion to set Public Hearing for September 23, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. in City Hall Council Chambers on Community Development Block Grant Water/Sewer Application
E. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Change Order No. 1 with Heartland Asphalt in the amount of $26,904.00 for Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 1176 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Ordinance No.
Speed Zones, third 1176 Amending Section 22-70 to Change Speed Zones on Eastline Road and
and final reading 20th Street SE on the third and final reading.

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

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Suspend Rules A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to suspend the rules, waive the second and third reading and adopt an ordinance on its first reading. 5 voted aye, 1 (Christensen) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 1177 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Ordinance No.
Zoning Ind. Park 1177 Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real Estate legally described as Lot 1, Industrial Park Second Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa and Lot 2, Block 1, Industrial Park First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa from I-1 Industrial to C-2 Commercial on the first and final reading.

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

Resol #5110-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution No.
Set Public Hearing 5110-2019 setting date for hearing on General Obligation Loan Agreement in an amount not to exceed $150,000.

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

Resol #5111-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No.
IRP Loan 5111-2019 Accepting $500,000 for Oelwein’s Intermediary Relending Program.

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

Resolution Opposing A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Christensen to table
Alliant Energy a Resolution Opposing an Alliant Energy Rate increase to add “net metering”
Increase wording and list on September 23, 2019 Council Agenda. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Road Construction A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to authorize signatures
Agreement Q Ave/ on Road Construction Agreement with Fayette County for Q Avenue/6th Street
6th Street SW SW improvements. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Wings East Paving A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber authorizing signatures
Task Order on Task Order with Fox Engineering for Wings East Paving Improvements. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon stated he filed a large number of cases in the last two weeks. Now waiting on rulings from litigation. We’ve had cooperation from people who didn’t know they owned property. Cleaning up property titles.

Trails The Parks Department received a $1.175 million grant from Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation to extend the trails in Oelwein.

Hwy. 150 City Administrator Dylan Mulfinger said he’ll be presenting in Okoboji Tuesday, September 10th to the Iowa Department of Transportation Commission regarding Highway 150 “Super 2” highway.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:28 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 9, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 11, 2019.

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A work session on Outer Road & 6th Street NE and 6th Street SW/Q Avenue discussing street assessments followed the regular meeting.

August 26, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
August 26, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, August 26, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Brett Devore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, addressed the council regarding the smell on the NW & SW section questioning if anything has been done regarding it and if the public was notified.

Steve Koch Steve Koch, 904 W Charles questioned council if the dumping has stopped and how it is being monitored. Koch stated he has smelled the odor since the last meeting. Koch stated it is a health concern and would like his questions answered.

Major Sherrets suggested to set up a meeting with Utility Superintendent Kane to have his questions answered.

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

A. Motion approving August 12, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $337,069.15.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor License renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9.
D. Change Order No. 1 from JB Holland in the amount of $6,272.00 for Grading Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End.
E. Pay Request No. 2 from JB Holland in the amount of $22,778.15 for work completed on Grading Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End.
F. Pay Request No. 2 from JB Holland in the amount of $48,217.25 for work completed on Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 Endex3e.

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

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

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

Motion Carried

Rezone Industrial A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Derifield to rezone Lot 1, Industrial Park 2nd Addition and Lot 2, Block 1, Industrial Park 1st Addition from I-1 to C-2 Commercial. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

East Side Trail Sealing A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to accept proposal from Kluesner Construction, Inc. in the amount of $10,062.00 for east side trail sealing. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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Library Report Christensen reported the Oelwein Public Library will be hosting “Strolling with the Spirits” cemetery walk at Oakdale Cemetery on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M.

Airport Report Derified reported the Airport board discussed the capital plan at the last meeting. Discussion was held regarding burning at the airport and advised the FBO to remind patrons that burning is not allowed.

Mayor Sherrets reported the youth fly event was successful this past weekend. Mulfinger stated they had 117 kids fly for free during the event.

Park & Rec report Cantrell reported a new park assistant has been hired. The dog park has opened, and members of the community would like to plant more trees in the area. Cantrell stated more free libraries have been installed.

Housing Committee Fisk stated he has volunteered to canvass the area that has been awarded the CDBG grant to inform the homeowners of the opportunity. The committee is working on a plan for city owned empty lots. Fisk reported the committee would like to see 3 bids for any demo applications.

Boards & Commissions Mayor Sherrets stated there are still several openings on Boards and Commissions and if anyone has anyone that would interested please let her know.

City Attorney report City Attorney Dillon reported receiving notice of 4 additional abandoned properties he is working on.

Dillon stated he is reviewing the vacant property list and mailing notices to those owners.

City Administrator City Administrator Mulfinger requested council set a date for the Wings East Addition meeting.

Council updates Fisk requested council and staff be more proactive in researching the situation regarding the issue with the smell on the NW and SW sections of the city.

Derifield stated he would like to see the recycling dumpsters removed from the city due to the consistent issue with garbage being dumped at the site. Christensen suggested moving the dumpsters to County property. Sherrets stated she would contact the county for any suggestions.

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

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held August 26, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 28, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

August 12, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
August 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

July 22, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
July 22, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

No comments were received.

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

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

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

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

Mulfinger presented all written comments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

July 8, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
July 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

June 10, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
June 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

No comments were received.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor

ATTEST:

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

May 28, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
May 28, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

No comments were received.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Executive Session A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(i) to evaluate professional competency of individuals whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to the individual’s reputation and at the request of said individual(s).

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

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

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

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 7:05 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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