October 8, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
October 8, 2018

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

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

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

Proclamation Mayor Sherrets read a Proclamation on Home Rule.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

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

September 24, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
September 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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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 September 24, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 25, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A work session on Rental Inspection followed the regular meeting.

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

September 10, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
September 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

No comments were made.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

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

Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

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

August 27, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
August 27, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

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

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

August 13, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
August 13, 2018

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

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

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

Craig Clefisch Craig Clefisch with Alliant Energy presented the council Alliant Energy’s Community Annual Partnership Assessment stating if council had any questions he would be happy to answer.

Mayor Sherrets thanked Craig and Alliant for the support provided to the city.

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

A. Motion approving July 23, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Viper Lanes & PJ’s Bar and Grill
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9
D. Class ‘B’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Country Cottage Café
E. Class ‘B’ Native Wine Permit renewal for Buds ‘n Blossoms
F. Class ‘E’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Oelwein Mart
G. Class ‘E’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Super Mart
H. Motion to approve Oelwein Fire Department to collect funds August 24 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. and August 25 from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Charles Street for the Muscular Dystrophy “Fill the Boot” Campaign

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to open the
211 Occo Drive Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of city property located at 211 Occo Drive, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

No comments were received

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

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

Resolution 5047-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to
211 Occo Drive adopt Resolution No. 5047-2018 Directing the Sale of the City’s interest in 211 Occo Drive, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

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Resolution 5048-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
815 4th Ave SW Deed No. 5048-2018 to accept the deed for 815 4th Avenue SW, Oelwein, Fayette
County, Iowa

City Attorney Dillon explained the resolution is needed to be able to accept the deed for documentation that the city council agreed to accept the property.

City Administrator Mulfinger advised the property would be a buildable lot for a single-family home.

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

Resolution 5049-2018 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to adopt
Oelwein Chamber Resolution No. 5049-2018 approving temporary closure of public ways or
Fall Fling street closure grounds for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development October 13, 2018 for Fall Fling.

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

Resolution 5050-2018 A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to set a public hearing on 2018 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for Central Urban Renewal Area for September 10, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

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

Oelwein #59 Well A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to approve repairs to Oelwein #59 Well in the amount of $59,105.53.

Motion Carried

Corner Market and Weber questioned where the funds would come from to pay for the project.
Greenhouse bid City Administrator Mulfinger advised funds would come from Franchise fees. The project would reduce the maintenance around the solar panels.

Derifield reported the Airport solar panels were done by the FBO and a board member. Mulfinger advised the equipment need for the project was at the Airport making it easier for them to do the project.

Weber inquired if the project would need to be done this year or could it be worked into next years budget. This would be an unplanned expense. Mulfinger informed there would be some changes in staffing due to the maintenance it would require.

A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Christensen to deny landscaping services with Corner Market and Greenhouse for $9,500. Three voted aye, two (Milks, Cantrell) voted nay.

Motion Carried

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Safety Committee mtg Weber reported on the Safety Committee meeting. Weber stated Oelwein Community Schools has request diagonal parking at Wings Park Elementary. This project will not happen before the start of school this year and council will have time to review.

A request has been made for no parking near the stop light at Veteran’s Park on North Frederick. The safety committee recommends marking the parking and placing the proper signage.

Discussion was held regarding the handicap signs in the downtown area. The safety committee recommends marking the handicap spots and evaluating the location of grates.

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon reported he continues to work on nuisance abatement of city properties with 1 property remaining on the list.

He is currently working with the police department on speed limits.
Research is being done on the landlord and rental inspection laws.

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

Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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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 13, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 16, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

July 23, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
July 23, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, July 23, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

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

A. Motion approving July 9, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $706,475.01.
C. New Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales License for Hacienda Del Rio.
D. Motion authorizing Water Tower Cleaning in the amount of $5,000.00 by Klean Kings, LLC
E. Motion approving a request from Clete and Connies to extend their Beer Garden to the empty lot to the east July 28, 2018 and August 4, 2018 for a United Way Bean Bag Tournament.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to open the
613 South Frederick Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of city property located at 613 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Fisk questioned what the long range plan for this property. Why was the city in a hurry to sell it for less than it cost to tear down the building. Just because the city doesn’t want to mow it, we shouldn’t sell it at a loss. Mulfinger stated this property would improve the south property.

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

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

Resolution 5044-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to
613 South Frederick adopt Resolution No. 5044-2018 Directing the Sale of the City’s interest in 613 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

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Resolution 5045-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
Close Streets, No. 5045-2018 to Close Streets for Oelwein Fire Department Parade of
Parade of Lights Lights.

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

Resolution 5046-2018 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Derifield to adopt
Hwy 150 Improvements Resolution No. 5046-2018 supporting Highway 150 Improvements.

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

In October the Department of Transportation will be coming to Decorah to meet with the Highway 150 Coalition. The Highway 150 Coalition will be requesting the Iowa DOT explore improvement options to Highway 150 and a study to understand the present and future needs of the corridor.

FAA Grant Construct A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell authorizing City
Parallel Taxiway to Administrator’s signature on FAA Grant Agreement for Oelwein Municipal
Runway 13 End Airport (OLZ) to Construct Parallel Taxiway to Runway 13 End. 5 voted aye, one (Fisk) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Purchase WWTP A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to authorize
Dimminutor Grinder the purchase of a Dimminutor Grinder in the amount of $53,180.00 from Franklin Miller, Inc. for Wastewater Treatment Plant. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Kane explained the Dimminutor grinds raw waste at the WWTP and runs 24 hours seven days a week. There is a 14 week leadtime for this purchase so the process is being done manually. This would be paid from existing reserves since it is not a budgeted CIP item.

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to set a public hearing
211 Occo Drive for the sale and disposal of 211 Occo Drive on August 13, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell reported on the July Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic
Enterprise and Development Committee meeting. The Fayette County Fair is requesting
Economic Devel. Funding for their carnival. The City has not provided funds to an organization unless it is through Hotel Motel tax. Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee encouraged the fair apply for Hotel/Motel funding to be presented back to council for approval. Future funding requests should be in advance before the event using the Hotel/Motel Application.

Park & Rec Cantrell reported on July Park and Recreation Commission meeting. They
Commission Mtg. discussed putting cabins in the campground area using grand fund with the school building them. They approved the Park and Recreation Mission and Goals. Six loads of rock was spread at the Cemetery. The solar panels have been installed. Shower rooms were painted at the campground and did more tree trimming.

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Library Board Mtg. Christensen reported on the July Library Board meeting. Deann Fox was hired as a Library page and Lisa Fleming as an Assistant Librarian. Evening family storytime is July 24 at 6:00 P.M. Installation of solar panels was completed. Hair damaged siding was replaced. Friends are making plans for September Appreciation Tea.

Airport Board Mtg. Derifield reported on July Airport Board meeting. Solar Panels have been installed and look nice. Mulfinger presented 5 year CIP for the Airport. Funding for new fuel system may be available from both DOT and FAA.

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon continues to work on nuisance abatement of city properties and he is receiving more resistance as he works towards compliance on the more complicated areas. He has also received questions regarding food vendors, peddlers, and mobile food trucks.

Rental Program Fisk expressed his concerns regarding enforcement of the rental program. The Police Department needs more help. Mulfinger stated there are plans to hire additional staff for rental enforcement. Fisk stated council needs to back this 110%. We’ll need the community to help identify and report to enforce this. Enforcing the rental program is a monumental task that needs to be done. There are 800 rentals. In the beginning the city will hire an outside company to start the inspections. Fisk stated citizens are afraid of retaliation if they report issues.

Single Hauler Milks stated many citizens are leaving their garbage cans sit out too long. She also questioned if there is a hauler permit to the city for a contractor using a dumpster in town. They would contract that out and the dumpster contents to go the landfill. There is no city permit to rent a dumpster but there is a city permit for the demolition/construction on a building based on the work they are doing.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:32 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held July 23, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register July 25, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

July 9, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
July 9, 2018

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

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

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

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Motion approving June 25, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Motion to set Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of city property located at 613 South Frederick, Oelwein, IA for July 23, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.
C. Motion authorizing “Sidewalk Sales” July 19 thru July 21, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing disposal A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to open the Public Hearing
of 109 20th Street SE on the disposal by sale of city property commonly know as 109 20th St SE.
Ayes: Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Nayes: None
Motion Carried

No comments were received.

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to close the Public Hearing.
Ayes: Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Nayes: None

Motion Carried

Ordinance #1163 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Cantrell to adopt an Ordinance
Chapter 19 Animal Amending Code of Ordinances Chapter 19 Animal and Fowl on the third and
& Fowl final reading.
Ayes: Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Nayes: None

Motion Carried

Geotechnical A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks authorizing signatures on
Engineering Services Geotechnical Engineering Services Agreement with Terracon for Wings Gate
Wings Gate Pavement East Pavement Reconstruction in the amount of $4,750.00
All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Attorney report City attorney Dillon reported five new nuisances have been filed. Dillon coordinating conversations with County Engineer regarding speed limit issues.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to adjourn at 6:05 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Peggy Sherrets, Mayor
ATTEST:

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BARBARA RIGDON, DEPUTY CITY CLERK

I, Barbara Rigdon, City Deputy Clerk 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 9, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register July 11, 2018.

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BARBARA RIGDON, DEPUTY CITY CLERK

June 25, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
June 25, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, June 25, 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, Dillon

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

Service Awards Mayor Sherrets presented retirement service awards to Librarian Mary Jo Snitker and Bookkeeper Nancy Meyer.

Grass Clippings in Derifield spoke on behalf of motorcycle riders regarding property owners
Street blowing grass clippings into the street. This is very dangerous for the riders making the road slippery. The Armory mower and others who continue to do this will be paid a visit by the Police for code enforcement. Sherrets requested the police facility share this information on Facebook.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Motion approving June 11, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $2,063,963.61
C. Pay Request No. 1 to Summers’ Enterprise Inc. in the amount of $215,869.45 for work completed on 20th Street Lift Station Improvements project
D. 2018-2019 Cigarette Permit renewals
E. Motion approving Class ‘C’ Beer Permit Refund for Casey’s General Store #2682
F. Pay Request No. 4 to Flynn Company, Inc. in the amount of $43,281.96 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing Plans A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to open the Public
And Specs Paving Hearing on Proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, and
Connector Taxiway Estimate of Cost for the Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End
To Runway 13 at the Oelwein Municipal Airport. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

No comments were received.

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to close the Public Hearing. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Six bids were received for Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End as follows:

Heartland Asphalt, Mason City $308,071.25
Lodge Construction, Clarksville $308,622.50
Wicks Construction, Decorah $393,586.25
K Cunningham Const., Cedar Falls $405,130.00
Absolute Concrete Const., Slater $428,258.50
Croell, Inc., New Hampton $505,680.00

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A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to award the bid to Heartland Asphalt, Inc. in the amount of $308,071.25. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Second Reading A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to adopt the
Ch. 19 Animal & Fowl second reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Code of Ordinances Chapter 19 Animal and Fowl.

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

Resolution 5042-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No. 5042-2018 on Interfund Transfers.

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

Resolution 5043-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Mission Statement, 5043-2018 Adopting a Mission Statement, Values, and Goals for the City
Values & Goals of Oelwein.

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

Traffic Lights A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to approve the purchase of replacement traffic signs and posts in the amount of $29,505.65 from Traffic Signs, Inc. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Wings Trail Park A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to authorize signatures
Bridge Engineer on Engineering Proposal from Fehr Graham for Wings Park Trail Bridge. All
Proposal voted aye.
Motion Carried

Derifield expressed concern that the bridge floods and washes the trail out in that area. Is the engineer aware of this and are there measures to help prevent flood damage?

Wings Park Trail A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to authorize signatures on
Bridge Geotechnical Geotechnical Proposal in the amount of $2,300 from Chosen Valley Testing
Proposal (CVT) for Wings Park Trail Bridge. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Fayette Co. 911 Board City Administrator Mulfinger, Ron VanVeldhuizen and Police Chief Logan attended the Fayette County 911 Board meeting. The board is resistant to invest in Oelwein. Excess state funds giving each Public Safety Answering Point (PSAS) $61,000 but Oelwein will not be receiving their $61,000. The Fayette Co. 911 Board will receive $122,000 for the county and has chosen to keep Oelwein’s share of the PSAP funding. Fisk stated the letter is excellent and well written. Council requests a list of names on the Fayette Co. 911 Board, who appoints them, township information, who oversees the 911 Boards in Iowa and to contact State Representatives to make them aware of the situation.

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A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen directing the City Administrator respond to the Fayette County 911 Board. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to set Public Hearing for
Disposal 109 20 St SE July 9, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on the proposed disposal by sale of city property commonly known as 109 20th Street SE. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to approve the
Enterprise and Econ. Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development
Development Meeting Committee recommendation on Hotel/Motel Funding as follows:
Hotel Motel
Williams Center for the Arts $1,000.00
Italian Heritage $1,200.00
Oelwein Area United Way $1,060.00
Oelwein Soccer Club $2,000.00

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen presented the June Library Board meeting minutes. Participation in the summer reading program exceeded expectations. New officers were elected.

Rumor Has It Mayor Sherrets reported the second “Rumor Has It” at the Library June 21 was very beneficial and the city will keep having these.

Code Enforcement Attorney Dillon reported nuisance enforcement on buildings with plywood in windows not according to code will be the next step in corrective activity.

Landlords Meeting Landlords meeting regarding rental inspection will be at the Library Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

Lawn Mow Letters Weber questioned if habitual violator who repeatedly have to have their lawn mowed by the city are charged in an escalating scale for each repeat offence? The fees are not escalate but Attorney Dillon stated he could look at a step up program for the city. Weber requested a list of repeat offenders.

Safety Camera Fisk expressed concern regarding no safety camera revenue to fund the
Police Admin. Asst. police administrative assistant position. With code enforcement and housing rental inspections responsibility police will need help. They don’t have enough time to do all this without additional staff.

Sherrets stated council hears from the few that don’t want it and don’t hear from the ones that do. She reminds council to do what is good for the many not the few. You need to do what is good for the whole city and not just the people that have called you. She is in favor of safety cameras.

Milks stated safety cameras would not keep people from shopping in Oelwein. It ways we care enough about our community to have a safe community. She is in favor of safety cameras.

Fisk stated Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Cedar Falls have several safety cameras and it doesn’t stop people from shopping there.

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Weber, Derifield and Christensen think it is now a revenue problem. Fisk wants to know how to fund the police position.

Mulfinger stated “Every ticket we give generates revenue. Not only is the police protecting us they are also generating revenue for the city and to think speed cameras are any different than a traffic camera or any other stop we make, they aren’t. We need revenue to do good things. We need to spend money to do things for the city. If we don’t want to capture the revenue by using new technology that will in turn make our city safer, then we can’t come up with the money. We’ll have to cut something.”

A work session will be scheduled to discuss Police Department Administrative funding.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:55 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 25, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 27, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Oelwein City Hall Renovation Planning followed the regular meeting.

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.

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