November 13, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
November 13, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, November 13, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, J Dillon

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

Bob Lumbus Bob Lumbus, 520 4th Avenue SE expressed his gratitude to council for city workers cleaning streets and alleys.

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

A. Motion approving October 23, 2017 regular council minutes
B. Pay Request No. 1 to Portzen Construction, Inc. in the amount of $126,350.00 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

2016-17 Annual Audit Aaron Olson of TP Anderson & Co., presented the 2016-17 Annual Audit to Council. Olson reviewed the following findings related to the Financial Statements.

Segregation of Duties
Financial Reporting
Wellness Center Collections
Compliance on Revenue Bond
Separately maintained records Fire Department
Approval of Time Records
Utility Billing Delinquent Accounts
Credit Cards

There were no instances of non-compliance. Other findings related to required statutory reporting were noted. In the overall scheme of things, these findings are very small and the city does a great job.

TIF and Debt Report Maggie Burger of Speer Financial presented the city’s TIF and Debt report to council. She reviewed the city’s GO Debt obligations, revenue debt, TIF rebate obligations, TIF revenue abatement, and the GO Debt Capacity with council. The city’s TIF debt for the Downtown Urban Renewal Area and Industrial Park Urban Renewal Area was also shared with East Penn Manufacturing being the largest. Her reports included debt payment schedules and estimated TIF revenues for rebates.

Chronic Nuisance A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt the first
Property – 1st Reading reading of an Ordinance Amending Code re: Adding Article VII, Section 23-91 thru Section 23-99 Chronic Nuisance Property.

Ayes: Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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Resolution 5006-2017 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt
Single Hauler Resolution No. 5006-2017 authorizing the Mayor to sign a five-year contract with Black Hawk Waste Disposal Inc. for single hauler services for City of Oelwein.

Ayes: Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Sherrets stated she received three calls from residents regarding customer service for disabled households.

Mulfinger stated elderly pickup is included in the contract.

Blane Benham from Black Hawk Waste stated they will be using an automated arm truck in Oelwein so residents will need to be educated exactly where to place their refuse container. He prefers not to drive on private property which creates additional liability.

Cantrell requested if the containers could be on display in the entry at City Hall.

Resolution 5007-2017 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
Boulders Inn Easement No. 5007-2017 approving an easement with Boulders Inn Oelwein, LLC for Signage and Electrical wiring.

Ayes: Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5008-2017 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to adopt
Residential Resolution No. 5008-2017 Finally Adopting the Proposed Plan for the Oelwein
Revitalization Area Residential Revitalization Area.
Plan
Ayes: Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5009-2017 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Interfund Transfers No. 5009-2017 on Interfund Transfers.

Ayes: Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5010-2017 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to adopt
Certify TIF Debt Resolution No. 5010-2017 Certifying Tax Increment Finance Indebtedness in Various Districts in the City of Oelwein, Iowa.

Ayes: Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Mausoleum Permit Chuck Geilenfeld and Michael Brannon from Brannon Monument, Co. requested the city approve a Mausoleum Permit for Roger and Bobbi Polark.

Mulfinger informed council he could not support the construction of a mausoleum from a maintenance liability standpoint and it requires additional state requirements which places a burden on the cemetery and office staff.

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Sherrets stated she is in favor of the mausoleum and there are other tombstones of granite in the cemetery, just not as large as this one. The Polarks have been good to the City of Oelwein and have contributed to various projects. She felt they would contribute to the upkeep of this mausoleum.

Cantrell too was concerned about long term maintenance of the structure and the liability it places on the city.

Geilenfeld stated it is inspected every five years for 20 years. Polarks would be contributing the required 10% to the perpetual care fund approximately $5,000 on a structure valued at over $50,000.

B. Weber questioned if a tree fell on it and breaks it, what kind of expense would that be to the city. The city is liable indefinitely.

Cantrell was concerned if we approve the permit first or change the ordinance first.

A motion was made by Stickel approving a Mausoleum Permit for Roger and Bobbi Polark. The motion died for lack of a second motion.

Old Road Soil A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to approve a contract
Testing in the amount of $5,500 to Terracon for Old Road Soil Testing. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Donaldsons Building Two bids were received for roof repairs on 301 5th Avenue SW.
301 5th Avenue SW
Moss Roofing, West Union $44,230.00
Advance Builders, Cedar Rapids $83,000.00

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Christensen to approve the low bid in the amount of $44,230.00 from Moss Roofing, West Union. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Oelwein Residential One bid was received from Lansing Brothers for demolition for the Oelwein
Tear Down Program Residential Tear Down Program.

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to decline the bid until a future date to rebid. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Airport Board Meeting Stickel presented the October Airport Board minutes to council.

Attorney Report Pat Dillon stated he continues to work with property owners cleaning up.

Administrator Report Municipal Leadership Academy (MLA) Session 1 for new and returning council members is December 7 in Waverly.

Olde Tyme Christmas Deb Howard, Chamber Director requested council review her request for approval of Fireworks within the city limits at Olde Tyme Christmas following the parade. Council is not able to take action on a non-agenda item.

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Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 7:15 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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PEGGY SHERRETS, MAYOR
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held November 13, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register November 16, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Traffic Safety and General Fund Budget discussion followed the regular meeting.

October 23, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
October 23, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, October 23, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
ABSENT: B. Weber
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, J Dillon

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

Proclamation Mayor Sherrets presented a Proclamation declaring October 25, 2017 as
Manufacturing Day Manufacturing Day in Oelwein to Sandy Magsamen and Dorothy Wehling.

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

A. Motion approving October 9, 2017 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $736,072.46

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution 5002-2017 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Work Force Housing No. 5002-2017 in support of a Work Force Housing Tax Credit Benefit
Auth IEDA Miller Application to be submitted to the Iowa Economic Development Authority
Const. 8-9th Avenue by Miller Construction for a Housing Project on 8th and 9th Avenue SW.

Ayes: Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5003-2017 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
Annual Appropriation No. 5003-2017 Obligating funds from the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue
TIF Rebate – Forsyth Fund for appropriation to the payment of annual appropriation tax increment financed obligations which shall come due in the next succeeding fiscal year – Forsyth Management Company, LLC/Quality Plus Mfg. Inc.

Ayes: Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5004-2017 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
Annual Appropriation No. 5004-2017 Obligating funds from the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue
TIF Rebate – Fund for appropriation to the payment of annual appropriation tax increment
Motorcycles Midwest financed obligations which shall come due in the next succeeding fiscal year – Motorcycles Midwest, Inc./Dean’s Honda.

Ayes: Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5005-2017 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution
102 13th Avenue SW No. 5005-2017 Accepting a Deed for 102 13th Avenue SW.

Ayes: Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

12/25/2017 Council A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks approving moving
Meeting Change December 25, 2017 Council meeting to December 18, 2017. All voted aye.
Motion Carried
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Oelwein Housing A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber authorizing staff to send
Study RFP out a Request for Proposals for Oelwein Housing Study. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen reported on the October Library Board meeting. The County Supervisors sent a new contract, which maintains the original distribution of funds formula, but they included a statement capping the funding at the current level for the next five years. The board questioned why the supervisors would cap funding since the valuation of the county is increasing thereby generating an increase in available funds.

Cemetery walk raised $300 in donations for upcoming programs. ISU Extension will be training the children’s librarian to conduct a 6-week “Family Story Teller” session. The Friends of the Library installed their second “Little Free Library” at the campground.

Park & Recreation Cantrell reported on the October Park and Recreation Commission meeting.
Commission Meeting Anthony Ricchio spoke to the board regarding the Oelwein Soccer Club. Plans are being discussed on location of soccer fields. Diamond 3 has new fencing financed by a grant from Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation with volunteers doing the install. Trails committee is looking for possible funding sources. Kyle Scheel and Ron Lenth, tree board members helped transplant seven trees from the city nursery to the sports complex. Nine sponsors are still needed for 9 holes on the disc golf course at $50.00. Two paddle boats were purchased for rental at City Park.

Fayette County Sherrets stated grant applications for Fayette County Community
Comm. Foundation Foundation are due November 30. Applications are found online at www.fayetteccf.org for nonprofits’s funding with or without a 501c3.

Jill Dillon reported on behalf of Pat Dillon City Attorney who is working on three properties for volunteer surrenders and two other property owners are working on getting their properties fixed up.

Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks 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 October 23, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 30, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Oelwein Healthcare Economic Development incentives followed the regular meeting.

October 9, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
October 9, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, October 9, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

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

A. Motion approving September 25, 2017 regular council minutes

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing on A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to open the Public
Sale of 1104 Hearing on the proposed sale of city property located at 1104 West
West Charles Charles.

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Jay Woodward, 12 11th Avenue SW stated he is not against selling the property but is against building a four-plex on the property. He stated it is too small, there will be no yard and where will all their cars park. He was speaking on behalf of several other adjacent property owners. They were concerned the new renters would not be good renters, as in the past because there is too much government funded housing in this community. Their neighborhood was now peaceful since the police no longer need to respond to those issues.

Stickel said a new building would look good in that area. B. Weber too agreed that the parking may be an issue.

Deb Howard, OCAD Director, spoke on behalf of the developer and he wants to build multiple developments in town. He is very conscientious of what he would want if he lived in that neighborhood.

It was council consensus to meet with the developer to gather more information before making a decision.

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

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Table Sale of 1104 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to table the sale
West Charles of 1104 West Charles until more information is presented.

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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Resolution #4998 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to adopt
Internal loan from Resolution No. 4998 Approving Internal Loan and Obligating funds
Water Payment to from the East Penn Subfund of the City’s Industrial Park Urban
Series 2016 Notes Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for appropriation to the payment of General Obligation Bonds and Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2016.

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4999 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt
GO 2016C Early Resolution No. 4999 Providing for early redemption of outstanding
Redemption principal balance of Annual Appropriation General Obligation Bond Anticipation Note, Series 2016C.

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5000-2017 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt
DOT Agreement Resolution No. 5000-2017 to Authorize Signature on Iowa Department
Old Road Paving of Transportation Federal-Aid Agreement for Surface Transportation
Improvements Program Project – Old Road Paving Improvements.

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5001-2017 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt
Tree Policy Resolution No. 5001-2017 Oelwein Tree Policy.

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Fencing Purchase A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve purchase of fencing for ball diamond three in the amount of $7,176.00 from Ace Hardware using Northeast Iowa Charitable Grant Funds. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Purchase 2007 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to approve purchase of
Johnston Street 2007 Johnston Street Sweeper from Truck Equipment, Inc. in the amount of
Sweeper $15,000.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

This upgrade would replace the 1999 Elgin Pelican and also have the ability to vacuum leaves.

Purchase Heloc A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Stickel to approve purchase of
Roto-Tilt & Ditching Heloc Roto-Tilt and Ditching Bucket from Murphy Tractor & Equipment
Bucket Co. in the amount of $8,588.00. 5 voted aye, 1 (M. Weber) voted nay.
Motion Carried

This would be attached to the Street Department backhoe to allow the bucket to dig sideways in ditches and underneath water pipe lines. In the past, the city has had up to 40 broken water lines a year due to aging infrastructure that needed to be dug up and replaced.

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Police Department A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber approving the
Network Server purchase and replacement of a server in an amount not to exceed $25,000 for the Police Department. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

This is not a budgeted item but due to failure of current unit it became a necessity.

Public Safety Mtg. A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve Public Safety Committee recommendation and refer the following three topics to Council Work Session:

1. Traffic Planning
2. Chronic Nuisance Property
3. Vicious Dog

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to approve
Enterprise and Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development
Economic Develop Committee recommendation for demolition to demolish 205 7th Avenue SW for Becky Becker upon receipt of a second valid demolition quote in writing at 50% reimbursement to property owner not to exceed $3,750.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney is working on a couple landowners on voluntary surrenders of nuisance property.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adjourn at 6:50 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 9, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 11, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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

A work session on Oelwein Healthcare Economic Development incentives followed the regular meeting.

September 25, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
September 25, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 25, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

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

A. Motion approving September 11,, 2017 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $368,860.60
C. New Class ‘C’ Liquor and Class ‘B’ Native Wine Permit for Valone’s

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing on Mayor opened Public Hearing on the Designation of the Oelwein Residential
Oelwein Revitalization Revitalization Area and the Adoption of a Plan for Residential Property Tax
Area Abatement. No comments were received.

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

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4995 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution
Intent Oelwein No. 4995 Stating the intentions of the Oelwein City Council with regard
Residential to the designation of the Oelwein Residential Revitalization Area and
Revitalization Area the Proposed Plan.

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Industrial Park John Gade, Fox Engineering informed council the punch list was taken
3rd Addition care of and the project was completed satisfactorily. The release of
Improvements the 5% retainage pay request #7 $94,078.83 can be made 30 days after acceptance of the project.

Change Order #6 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to approve Change Order No. 6 in the amount of $-24,482.47 from CJ Moyna & Sons, Inc. for work completed on Oelwein Industrial Park 3rd Addition Public Improvements Plan. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Pay Request No. 6 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve Pay Application No. 6 in the amount of $143,791.12 to CJ Moyna & Sons, Inc. for work completed on Oelwein Industrial Park 3rd Addition Public Improvements Plan. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Pay Request No. 7 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Christensen to approve Pay Application No. 7 in the amount of $94,078.83 to CJ Moyna & Sons, Inc. for work completed on Oelwein Industrial Park 3rd Addition Public Improvements Plan. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Final Completion A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by B. Weber to authorize signatures on Engineer’s Statement of Final Completion for Oelwein Industrial Park 3rd Addition Improvements Plan. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Fox Eng. Task Order A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Cantrell to authorize signatures
1022-17A on Fox Engineering Task Order No. 1022-17A for Old Road Paving
Old Road Paving Improvements. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4996 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Temp Closure No. 4996 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Community Schools Homecoming Festivities.

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4997 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution
RUT Report No. 4997 Approved 20165-2017 City Street Financial Report.

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to set Public Hearing for 6:00
1104 West Charles P.M. on October 9, 2017 on Proposed Sale of City Property located at 1104 West Charles. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Oelwein Comm Utility Director, Vic Kane stated the Oelwein Healthcare Foundation would pay
Healthcare Foundation to run utilities to their building but the city would need to upsize the pipe line
Upsized utilities at an estimated $5.00 foot for a total not to exceed $353,000. We would use reserves from Water Department since this is not a budgeted item informed Mulfinger.

Christensen stated one property owner is unsure about going through his property.

A motion was made by B. Weber the upsize provided the Oelwein Healthcare Foundation provide a timeline and financials that support the plan. The motion was seconded by Stickel. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Council discussion on possible consideration of Economic Development Incentives for the Oelwein Community Healthcare Foundation. Matt Stewart requested the city waive the estimated $10,000 building permit fee and reduce the cost of utility pricing for their organization.

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Stewart updated council on the project. Estimated sewer and water cost $134,000 for 1800 ft of line to their facility. Dirt work starts this week to level the sight by an Anamosa contractor. Concrete work went to a local contractor. The rest of the bid decision will be in two weeks. The Foundation hired an Executive Director. October 12 will be the ground breaking ceremony. The Foundation wants to keep Oelweins Healthcare graduates in the Oelwein area.

Stickel said this is a big decision and can’t decide now without additional information.

Cantrell wants the same to happen now as in the past. B. Weber and Milks agreed.

B. Weber requested to see their funding plan. No offer was made to share this information. He also stated private investors can invest how they want but city council represents tax payer money.

It was council consensus to table this item until more information can be presented.

Park & Rec Mtg. Cantrell reported on September Park & Recreation Commission meeting. A photography fee for Rec program was discussed. Street tree inventory is being created listing species, trunk diameter, bark & leaf condition and wire interference. This will help create more diversification in their supply and identify all the ash trees.

Trails Committee created a Master Trails Plan for the city with their envisioned trails extensions.

Tree Board is creating a tree policy that would help staff decide when they do or do not remove street trees.

Campground has record number of campers this year.

Flag Football and Soccer programs have started. Co-ed softball is ending their season with a tournament. Pickle ball is a new sport to aid senior citizens. Women’s volleyball starts in October.

Library Board Mtg. Christensen reported on September Library Board meeting. Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation grant of $3,292 was used to purchase security cameras. Cemetery Walk was held at Oakdale Cemetery September 22nd. Director received a grant to attend the Human Origins exhibit debriefing in Washington D.C. A picnic table was purchased to replace the old cement one. Roof and gutter repairs are backlogged until spring.

Mayor attended the Landlord meeting. It was a very positive meeting.

City Attorney Dillon is working on a Crime Nuisance Ordinance on houses. He is al reviewing curfew ordinances for Oelwein.

Mulfinger informed council Anthony Ricchio started a new youth soccer league in Oelwein. City Council and sponsor recognition will be on Saturday, September 30 at 12:00 noon at the Sports Complex.

Executive Session A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Christensen to go into Executive Session Per Iowa Code 20.17(3) for Collective Bargaining Negotiations and Strategy Meetings of Public Employers.

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

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber 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 September 25, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 27, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

Council continued with work session on Residential Teardown followed by Single Hauler update.

September 11, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
September 11, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 11, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Smith, Dillon

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

Single Hauler Bill Judd, 1212 1st Street NE spoke in opposition to the proposed single hauler
Comments stating it will adversely affect many people and asked the Council to consider the impact.

Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE appreciated the phone call from Councilman Matt Weber following her letter to the editor. She feels the citizens deserve their voices to be heard and commented that limiting the room capacity to 40 sent up red flags.

Rod Eckhoff, 108 8th Avenue SE, an employee of Blackhawk Waste and speaking as a citizen was concerned residents were not told the proposal included hauling city garage at no charge. He was also concerned with the bond requirements.

LaVerne McLennan, 119 12th Avenue SE felt a single hauler takes away the choice of residents and hopes council realizes what side citizens are on.

Ron Garceau, 203 1st Avenue NE stated the city previously had a single hauler and it did not work out. He questioned what benefits the citizens would get.

Jeff Milks, 210 10th Street SW stated a single hauler would eliminate multiple trucks, reduce the carbon footprint and would have a beneficial environmental impact.

Mike Kerns, 1213 2nd Street SW stated it would get the garbage out of town and encouraged council to continue to work towards a single hauler.

Larry Lauer, 405 4th Street NE urged council to not move forward as many people are struggling on fixed incomes and felt the fee would be higher.

Blackhawk Waste employee Blain Beckhem, reported the company came to town 12 years ago with competitive pricing. He noted the cost of bonding and containers.

Jim Mendez, 219 8th Avenue NW, an employee of Waste Management but speaking as a resident asked the council to do what is right for the citizens.

Angela McCann, 110 5th Avenue SE is opposed to the proposal and is concerned about the impact on businesses involved. It is important citizens have the right to choose.

Ollie Fratzke, 616 8th Avenue SE is opposed to the proposal stating one truck will go twice as far.

Deb Welsh, 504 1st Avenue NE spoke in opposition.

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

A. Motion approving August 28, 2017 regular council minutes
B. Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales Renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9
C. Special Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales Renewal for First Garden
D. Class ‘C’ Beer Permit and Class ‘E’ Liquor License Renewal for Fareway

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ord. No. 1156 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Ordinance No.
Accessory Structures 1156 Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance No. 971 to Amend Section 202 and 203 Accessory Structures in R1 and R2 Residential Zoning Districts on the third and final reading.

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Single Hauler B. Weber commented on previous remarks made regarding the single hauler. He stated Oelwein is one of the few communities that doesn’t have a single hauler in this area. He further mentioned citizens pay for the city’s garbage either through taxes or as a condition of the proposed contract.

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen directing Staff to enter into negotiations for a Single Hauler Residential Garbage program with Black Hawk Waste Disposal.

Mayor Sherrets requested a roll call vote.

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: Stickel, Cantrell

Motion Carried

Wastewater VFD A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to approve the purchase of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) in an amount not to exceed $30,000 from Automatic Systems for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. B. Weber questioned the number of VFD’s purchased in the last few years feeling it was unusually high and asked that the electrical system be looked into. He felt they should last for a number of years. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell reported on the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic
Enterprise and Econ. Development Committee meeting held prior to the regular council meeting.
Development.

Hotel/Motel Funding A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to approve Hotel/Motel
Williams Center Tax Funding in the amount of $1,000 for Williams Center for the Arts as recommended by the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

605 4th Street SE A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to approve funding for demolition of 605 4th Street SE in an amount not to exceed 50% of the lowest cost provide a second estimate is obtained. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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2017 Junk House Mulfinger reported a $25,000 grant has been received from the Northeast Iowa
Removal Plan Charitable Foundation to assist in the demolition of residential properties. He also reviewed a list of properties for demolition and future use plans. It was noted one of the properties was occupied.

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Christensen to approve moving forward on 1104 West Charles, 127 1st Avenue NW and 613 South Frederick. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Police Award The Oelwein Police Department was congratulated on recently being selected to receive the 2017 International Association of Chief of Police/Cisco Community Policing Leadership Award amongst all communities in the nation with a population under 20,000. Chief Logan credited his staff for engaging in the community.

Tree Board A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve the appointment of Ron Lenth to the Tree Board. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney City Attorney Dillon reported he continues to work towards nuisance compliance.

Tree Assessment Mulfinger reported that half of the Street Tree Survey has been completed with the assistance of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Fall Clean Up Residents are reminded of the City Wide Fall Clean Up scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 8:00 A.M. to noon in the Log Cabin Parking Lot.

Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by B. Weber to adjourn at 6:46 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 11, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 13, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A Work Session with OCAD on Goals and Initiatives followed the regular meeting.

August 28, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
August 28, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, August 28, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Wedemeier, Dillon

Adopt Agenda A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M Weberto adopt the Agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Laverne McLennan Laverne McLennan, 119 12th Ave SE requested clarification on single hauler billing. Mayor Sherrets informed billing would be monthly on the utility bill and rates would be competitive.

McLennan questioned the ordinance regarding accessory structures and if hers would be ok. Christensen stated the structure at her property has a foundation therefore it would be acceptable.

Matt Deerfield Matt Deerfield, 320 2nd Ave NE questioned council if there is an ordinance for low hanging tree limbs in the boulevard. City Administrator Mulfinger advised the city will be working on a plan to clean up the trees in the boulevard to the required height.

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

A. Motion approving August 14, 2017 regular council minutes.
B. Claims resolution

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

42 Well Improvement A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber authorizing signatures on contract documents for Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project.

Mulfinger informed council contractor will begin removing the old building in 2 or 3 weeks. The well will be drilled and construct a new building by winter.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Accessory Structures A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to adopt the second
Ord. No. 971 Sec. 202 reading amending Oelwein Municipal Code, Ordinance No. 8971 to amend
& Sec. 203 Section 202 and 203 Accessory Structures in R1 and R2 residential zoning districts.

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4994 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber adopting Resolution #4994 approving an amended easement with Alliant Energy.

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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Oelwein School A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to waive the building
Building permit fee permit fee for the Oelwein Community School District

All voted Aye.
Motion Carried

Fall City Wide Cleanup A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by B. Weber to set the Fall Clean Up
Day for September 23, 2017.

All voted Aye.
Motion Carried

City Administrator Mulfinger informed council extra staff will be available and asking for names and addresses of those bringing in materials. There will be two lines to keep the flow moving along. Mulfinger stated the County Landfill will be open that day and any excessive materials will be directed to the landfill.

Wastewater Treatment A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell authorizing pump
Raw Pump #2 repairs in the amount of $14,528.13 for Wastewater Treatment Raw Pump #2 from Iowa Pump Works.

B Weber questioned Utility Superintendent Kane if this pump is a backup. Kane stated there are 3 pumps and pump #1 was repaired last year.

Tree Trimming A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen authorizing tree trimming services from Maurer Tree Service in the amount of $20,000.
All voted Aye.
Motion Carried

Mayor Sherrets questioned Kane if $20,000 will cover the cost.

Utility Superintendent informed council Mauer Tree Service estimated $1,000/day and hoping will have funds available for extra services needed.

Gravel purchase A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber authorizing gravel purchase from Zupke Sand and Gravel in the amount of $26,835.60.
All voted Aye.
Motion Carried

Utility Superintendent Kane informed council the gravel will be used along South Frederick pavement edging.

Airport Report Stickel reported the Airport board would like to install credit card readers for the gas pumps. Board members are considering raising the price to cover the costs. Mayor Sherrets questioned how much the readers would cost. Stickel stated Greg Bryan is working on having the information at the next meeting.

Park & Rec Report Cantrell reported Parks Superintendent attended the regional soccer club meeting.
Due to recent break-ins at the Aquatic Center locks will be rekeyed.
Tree board is currently working on developing a tree policy for the city.

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon reported currently pursuing 18 Ordinance prosecutions this week.

City Administrator City Administrator Mulfinger informed council of working with the DNR on a tree inventory. Residents may call into City Hall this year to schedule their brush clean up. The Free Little Library has been installed at the Oelwein City Park Campground.

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Mayor Report Mayor Sherrets reported the Fayette County Community Foundation Grant will be available by the end of September. Anyone interested should contact her for information

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to adjourn at 6:25P.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 28, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 31, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

August 14, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
August 14, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, August 14, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Wedemeier, Dillon

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

Paul Ganske Paul Ganske, 116 Eastline Road on behalf of the Oelwein Odd Rods thanked the council for granting a rain date due to canceling events. Ganske would like extend the event for 2 more weeks. Council agreed to allow the event to be held the next two weeks. Mulfinger advised Ganske to include information in his request next year

Tasha Johnson Tasha Johnson, 113 4th Ave NE requested the council reinstate a curfew due to the recent vandalism in the neighborhood. Attorney Dillon stated he is reviewing options for reinstating an ordinance at this time.

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

A. Motion approving July 24, 2017 regular council minutes.
B. Class ‘B’ Native Wine and Sunday Sales Permit for Buds ‘n Blossoms.
C. Blass ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales Renewal for Las Flores
D. Liquor License transfer for Clete and Connies August 19, 2017 for United Way Dance

5 voted aye, (Stickel abstained).
Motion Carried

Waterball A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to close a portion of 1st Avenue SW on August 19, 2017 for a request from Oelwein Fire Dept for Waterball competition.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Fill the Boot A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Stickel to approve the request from Oelwein Fire Department to accept donations for “Fill the Boot” campaign at the intersection of First Avenue and East Charles Street August 25 and August 26.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance #1154 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Ordinance #1154 amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to reclassify real estate at Lots 1 to 11, Block 17, Armstrong’s Addition from R-1 Residential to R-2 Residential Zoning

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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Accessory Structures Cantrell submitted a letter received from Jean Davidson and David Boies
Ord. No. 971 Sec. 202 opposing amending the ordinance for Accessory Structures.
& Sec. 203 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt the first reading amending Oelwein Municipal Code, Ordinance No. 8971 to amend Section 202 and 203 Accessory Structures in R1 and R2 residential zoning districts.

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution # 4992 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution #4992
Temporary Closure authorizing temporary closure of public ways or grounds for Party in the Park.

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4993 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt
Property Tax Resolution #4993 setting a hearing on September 25th, 2017 on proposed Abatement revitalization plan for residential tax abatement.

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Suspend Rules A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to suspend the rules and adopt an ordinance on the first and final reading.

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Ordinance #1155 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Ordinance
Residential No.1155 designating the Oelwein Residential Revitalization Area

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Airport Taxiway Project A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Cantrell to approve and authorize signatures on the Disadvantaged Business Program for the Oelwein Municipal Airport Taxiway Project. All voted aye.
Motion carried

Library Report Christensen reported the security cameras have been installed at the Library although not before someone had vandalized the front window. Christensen informed council Fayette County Supervisors terminated the Fayette County Library Services Contract and the library could lose $18,000 if it is not reinstated.

Mayor Report Mayor Sherrets reported she has been working diligently with the Police Chief and City Administrator regarding the recent vandalism in the City.

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon stated 13 cases of abatement are currently being pursued.

City Administrators City Administrator Mulfinger stated the Alliant Energy Operation Releaf program has begun. Applications are being accepted at City Hall.

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Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks 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 14, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 16, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

July 10, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
July 10, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, July 10, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Alliant Energy Craig Clefisch from Alliant Energy presented council the 2016 Community
Annual Assessment Partnership Assessment report. They provided $2,850 in community support through OCAD Membership, donations to events and Trees Forever. Fayette County Economic Development received $1,500. Energy efficiency through 360 rebates, 1,309,164 KWH saved and $44,010 total therm impact. These are direct results from the Hometown Rewards Program implemented a couple years ago. Electrical and gas infrastructure totaled $478,251 attributed to the expansion for the East Penn facility.

Laverne McLennan Laverne McLennan, 119 12th Avenue SE expressed her concerns regarding the noise from fireworks within the city limits or nearby. She has a grandson with PTSD. She understands the police officers were very busy trying to address all the incoming calls.

Mayor Sherrets addressed her concerns and stated the city ordinance only allows sparklers, caps and snakes in Oelwein. The new ordinance will allow the sale of fireworks in the city limits during specific dates and only specific events may apply for a permit through the Police Department to shoot off fireworks.

John VanBrocklin John VanBrocklin, 705 2nd Street SE inquired what were the rules regarding driving a golf cart within the city limits.

Larry Brown Larry Brown, 538 5th Avenue SE is also interested in driving a golf cart within city limits.

Chief Logan will address the guidelines with these two individuals and what the Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement requires to get a license for their cart.

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

A. Motion approving correction to the June 12, 2017 Council Minutes adding the following:

1st Reading A motion was made by B Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve the
Fireworks first reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 23, Section 23-44
Fireworks – Possession, Sale and Discharge Prohibited.

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

B. Approval of the minutes of the June 26, 2017 regular Council Meeting
C. Class ‘B’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Country Cottage Cafe
D. Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for The Dancing Lion
E. Motion authorizing signatures on Environmental Covenant for FMR Petro N Provisions, 956 S. Frederick, Oelwein, Iowa

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to open the Public
TIF Development Hearing on Development Agreement with Performance Rehab.
Agreement
Performance Rehab Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

No comments were received.

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

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4986 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution
Development No. 4986 Approving Development Agreement with Performance Rehab,
Agreement Authorizing Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments and Pledging
Performance Rehab Certain Tax Increment Revenues to the Payment of the Agreement with
TIX Performance Rehab.

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Armstrong Add. A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to open
Reclassify Real Estate the Public Hearing on proposed Reclassification of Real Estate at
Lots 1 to 11, Blk 17 Lots 1 to 11, Block 17, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa from R-1 Residential to R-1 Residential.

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

No comments were received.

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

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

1st Reading A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real Estate at Lots 1 to 11, Block 17, Armstrong’s Addition from R-1 Residential to R-2 Residential.

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Public Safety Mtg. B. Weber reported on the 5:00 P.M. Public Safety meeting. Letters were mailed to semi owners informing them there is no semi parking in the south lot and the city intends to enforce this.

Aquatic Center parking lot will stay as is with no changes to the parking spots or traffic flow.

Oelwein Elementary School street parking where children have to cross the street to be picked up by parents was discussed by the committee but was tabled for further review.
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1st Reading Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 22-117 Parking Prohibitive – Areas Designated regarding 8th Avenue NE failed for lack of a motion.

2nd Reading A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to approve
Amend Ch. 23 the second reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 23, Fireworks –
Fireworks second reading.

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Bids – City Park Bids received for Campground and Cemetery roof repairs are:
Campground Shelter
And Woodlawn City Park Campground Shelter
Cemetery Bldgs Miller Shingles $3,231.56
Miller Ag Steel $3,091.96
Steve Cockerham Ag Steel $2,546.00
Woodlawn Cemetery
Miller Shingles Office $5,072.91
Lawnmower storage $2,687.83
Maintenance Build. $2,889.15
$10,649.89

Miller Ag Steel Office $4,913.77 Lawnmower storage $2,513.75 Maintenance Build. $2,748.92
$10,176.44

Steve Cockerham Decra Office
Lawnmower storage Maintenance Build. $13,307.00

A motion was made by B. Weber seconded by Stickel to approve staff recommendation to award bid to Steven Cockerham in the amount of $2,546 to replace City Park Campground Shelter roof and award bid to Andrew Miller in the amount of $10,649.89 to replace three roofs at Woodlawn Cemetery. Four voted aye, 2 (M. Weber, Christensen) voted nay.
Motion Carried

These roofs received hail and wind damage and repairs are covered by insurance. These are unbudgeted expenses.

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to set Public Hearing
Sale of Lots 8 & 9, on proposed sale of the South 50 Feet of Lots 8 and 9, Block 6, Martin’s Third
Blk 6, Martin’s 3rd Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa, commonly known as 312 1st Avenue NW for July 24, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.

Garbage Single Hauler community meeting will be held Tuesday, July 11 at 6:00 P.M. at Oelwein Public Library and Tuesday, July 25 at 6:00 P.M. City Hall.

CDBG Grant The City received $245,250 in Community Development Block Grant to help renovate six homes in Oelwein.

Cantrell wanted to clarify Park and Recreation meeting minutes and information in the newspaper regarding discussion on what to do with the golf course. She is referring to the mini-golf course at the pool and it is not Edgewater Golf Course which is now lots for sale.

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Vicious Dog B. Weber requested city staff review the current vicious dog process to find other alternatives to the appeal process.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded Stickel to adjourn at 6:30 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 10, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register July 12, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

Kearns vicious animal appeal preceded the meeting.

Public Safety Committee met preceding the meeting.

June 26, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
June 26, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, June 26, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Larry Lauer Larry Lauer, 405 4th Street NE, questioned if any decisions were made regarding the pool parking lot and speed bump. Mulfinger stated he spoke with Park and Recreation and Utility Departments and it too has been referred to Public Safety with a meeting in July.

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

A. Approval of the minutes of the June 12, 2017 regular Council Meeting.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $484,091.61
C. New Class E Liquor and Sunday Sales permit for Sallo Corp d.b.a. Oelwein Mart
D. New Class E Liquor and Sunday Sales permit for Kris Corp d.b.a. Super Mart
E. Motion to set vicious animal appeal hearing for 5:30 P.M. July 10, 2017
F. Cigarette Permit renewals

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to open the Public Hearing on
Airport Taxiway to the proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract and Estimate of Cost for
Runway 13 Grading Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End at the Oelwein Municipal Airport.

Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

No comments were received.

A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by B. Weber to close the Public Hearing.

Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Airport Taxiway to Four bids were received for Grading Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End at
Runway 13 the Oelwein Municipal Airport:

JB Holland Construction, Decorah $110,158.00
Vieth Construction Corp., Cedar Falls $134,484.00
Lodge Construction, Inc. Clarksville $120,626.00
Baker Concrete & Excavating, Waverly $197,528.00

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to approve engineer and staff recommendation and award to lowest bidder JB Holland, Decorah in the amount of $110,158.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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FFA Grant Application A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Stickel to allow City Administrator to submit grant application to FAA based on bids received and execute contract with said bidder upon receipt of grant and concurrence in award from FAA. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

FBO Lease A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to authorize Mayor’s signature on Oelwein Municipal Airport FBO Lease. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Airport Hangar A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve Oelwein
Rental Rules & Regs Municipal Airport Hangar Rental Rules & Regulations and T-Hangar Lease Agreement as recommended by Oelwein Airport Board. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4982 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Interfund Transfers 4982 on Interfund Transfers.

Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4983 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution No.
Salary Resolution 4983 Establishing Collective Bargaining and Nonunion Salaries for City Employees.

Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4984 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution
Easement Interstate No. 4984 approving an Easement with Interstate Power and Light Company.
Power & Light
Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4985 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
Set Public Hearing, No. 4985 to fix a date of meeting at which it is proposed to hold hearing
Development and approve Development Agreement with Performance Rehab for July
Agreement, 10, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.
Performance Rehab
Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to set
Rezone Lots 1-11, Public Hearing on proposed rezoning of Lots 1 to 11, Block 17,
Blk 17, Armstrong Add Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa for July 10, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Disinfection & 42 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to set Bid Opening for
Well Improvements Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements project for July 17, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Set Public Hearing on A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to set Public
Plans & Specs Hearing on Plans, Specification, Form of Contract and Estimated Total Cost for Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements project for July 24, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen reported on the June Library Board meeting. The facility received hail damage but has not determined the cost for repair since no bids were received as of this time. Arlington Place residents have a new summer reading program where they can earn tickets to enter into drawings for prizes. The Library board approved 6% wage increase for hourly library staff.

Park & Rec Debra Kellogg-Rummel provided a Memorial Bench at City Park. Discussion on future development of the golf course area and front area took place. Diamond 1 dugout covers are finished thanks to Todd Kastli. Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation donated $6,880 for new fencing at Wings Park Diamond 3. Johnson encourages people to follow the city’s Facebook page as progress on department projects will be shared.

Stickel stated he attended an event at Platts Park where several comments were made how nice the park looked.

There are several openings left for a Frisbee Disc Golf sponsorship. Contact Renee or Josh at (319) 283-5440.

Appt. Fire Chief A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Mike Hillman to Fire Chief effective July 1st. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

This appointment was also approved by the Fire Department volunteers and he successfully met the requirements to pass the Civil Service exam.

Fire Chief Wallace Rundle will be retiring June 30, 2017 after 44 years of being Oelwein’s Fire Chief.

Semi Parking Sherrets requested the city start enforcing no semi parking in the south lot and would like the parking lot striped to show “no semi parking”.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to adjourn at 6:18 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 26, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 28, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

Witte vicious animal appeal preceded the meeting.

A work session to review garbage single hauler bids followed the meeting.

June 12, 2017 Council Minutes

City Council Minutes Comments Off on June 12, 2017 Council Minutes
Jun 142017

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
June 12, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, June 12, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Larry Lauer Larry Lauer, 405 4th Street NE, next to Aquatics Center parking lot. Lauer stated cars drive too fast through the Aquatic Center parking lot and someone is going to get hurt. Can the city do something to slow down the cars? He has a hard time getting his large truck out of his garage with the parking spots so close and would like this reviewed. Mulfinger and Johnson to review and report back.

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

A. Approval of the minutes of the May 22, 2017 regular Council Meeting.
B. Approval of the minutes of the May 30, 2017 special Council Meeting.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor License renewal for Dave’s Place
D. Motion to set vicious animal appeal hearing for 5:30 P.M. June 26, 2017.
E. Approving repair to Wastetreatment Non-pot pump in the amount of $7,249.00.
F. Approve Change Order No. 2 to Summers’ Enterprise in the amount of
$-7,350.00 for 20th Street Lift Station

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Cemetery Mower Two bids were received

Bodensteiner Implement John Deere Z920M $8,800.00
Hub City PowerSports Gravely Pro-Turn 149 $7,080.75

Council compared and discussed the two quotes. Mulfinger stated staff recommends the John Deere Z920M. A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to purchase the John Deere Z920M from Bodensteiner Implement in the amount of $8,800.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 1152 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Stickel to adopt Ordinance No. 1152 re: Utility Rates on the third and final reading.

Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

1st Reading An Ordinance Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance No. 971 to Amend Section
Accessory Structures 202 and 203 Accessory Structures in R1 and R2 Residential died for lack of a motion. B. Weber had several questions and wants more time. A joint council work session with Planning and Zoning will be scheduled to discuss this.

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Resolution #4980 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Housing Trust Fund No. 4980 Resolution of Support for Fayette County to Affiliate with the Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund Program as a Participating County.

Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

A lengthy discussion took place regarding the division of funds when the two Housing Trusts are combined if the city would receive more or less dollars.

Resolution #4981 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution No. 4981 authorizing temporary closure of public ways or grounds for Decades, Delish and the Faster Horse Mustang Group.

Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

A discussion took place whether closing the street increased foot traffic downtown or decreased foot traffic for the Saturday morning downtown businesses.

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to set Public Hearing
Airport Taxiway to for Grading Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End at the Oelwein
Runway Municipal Airport for June 26, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Audit Services Three bids were received for the annual audit services:

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3

Anderson and Company, Humbolt $13,000 13,650 14,350
Kronlage and Olson, Charles City $22,000 22,900 23,700
Hacker Nelson, New Hampton $17,000 17,500 18,000

A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to approve low bid from Anderson and Company in the amount of $13,000, $13,650, $14,350 for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, 2018, 2019. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Armstrongs Add. A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to forward a request from Arlington Place to rezone Lots 1 to 11, Block 17, Armstrongs Addition from R-1 Residential to R-2 Residential to Planning and Zoning Commission for recommendation. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell shared Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development
Enterprise and meeting recommendations as follows:
Economic Devel.
A. Approve Oelwein Celebrations Hotel/Motel Funding in the amount of $3,500
B. Approve Williams Center for the Arts Hotel/Motel Funding in the amount of
$1,000
C. Not approve Strang Tire Demolition Funding for 206 and 208 South Frederick,
need more information, missing two bids
D Approve Paul Ganske Demolition Funding request for 114 5th Avenue NE,
dependent upon providing an additional bid.

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A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Christensen to approve A and B and not approve C. D was approved for half the amount of the low bid when a second bid is received. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Council Meeting Rules Sherrets stated when in session the gallery cannot ask questions as council discusses agenda items. They are to speak during citizen comments, or public hearings.

Demo Grant Requests Stickel received an inquiry requesting a previously denied Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development demolition request could be re-presented to Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development for approval. To receive grant proceeds the request must include two bids at a minimum and be requested prior to tearing down the building. The applicant did not follow the city’s permit process. There is no appeal process for the grants.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to adjourn at 6:30 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 12, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 14, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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