May 30, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Special Meeting
May 30, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in special session Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 5:30 P.M.

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

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

Public Hearing A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to open the Public Hearing on the proposed Vacating Disposal by Sale of the Eastern Portion of Occo Drive.

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

No comments were received.

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

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

Statutory Rule Waived A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel that the statutory rule be waived requiring an ordinance to be considered and voted on for passage at two Council meetings prior to the meeting it is to be finally passed be suspended.

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

Ordinance #1151 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Ordinance No. 1151 Providing for the Vacation of the Public Right-of-Way Located in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 91, North, Range 9 West of the Fifth P.M., Fayette County, Iowa on the first and final reading.

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

Public Hearing on A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by M. Weber to open the Public Hearing on Development Agreement with Boulders Inn Oelwein, LLC, including the sale of city-owned property.

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 hearing.

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

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Resolution #4979 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4979 Approving Development Agreement with Boulders Inn Oelwein, LLC, Authorizing Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments, Pledging Certain Tax Increment Revenues to the Payment of the Agreement and Authorizing the Sale of Property Owned by the City.

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

DOT Agreement Council discussed a proposed Preconstruction Agreement with Iowa Department of Transportation regarding traffic signals located at Highway 150 and 20th Street SE in Oelwein. Council is opposed to changes in the traffic signals at that location.

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to not authorize the Mayor to execute the proposed agreement. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adjourn at 5:50 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 May 30, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 1, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

May 22, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
May 22, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, May 22, 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 Christensen Stickel to adopt the Agenda as presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Proclamation Mayor Sherrets presented a proclamation to Miss Poppy Holly Rose Rubin and
Poppy Days Poppy Chair Mary Lou Kimball proclaiming May 25-27, 2017 as Poppy Days.

Jennifer Choate Jennifer Choate, 20 3rd Avenue NE requested a variance to an ordinance that would allow her wedding party (10 people) to ride in a pickup truck from Sacred Heart Church to Knights of Columbus on July 1, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. This request is listed on the Consent Agenda Item L.

Ryan DeHaven Ryan DeHaven, Hub City Power Sports requested bidding guidelines for city purchases from Park and Cemetery Departments so bids can be compared equally. His bid for a Pro Turn Mower cost is less than a competitors bid for a ZTrak, but his bid is not being approved. Council requests consent agenda item D not be approved tonight and relist the bids for next council meeting.

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

a. Minutes of the May 8, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Claims Resolution in the amount of $196,656.35
c. Motion approving purchase of Offset Flail Mower in the amount of $7,399 from Iowa Farm Equipment for Street Department
d. Motion approving the purchase of Treadmill in the amount of $5,520.00 from Push-Pedal-Pull for Williams Wellness Center
e. Motion authorizing Mayor to sign an agreement for electronic transactions between the City of Oelwein and USDA
f. Motion authorizing signatures on Certificate of Substantial Completion with CJ Moyna & Sons, Inc. for Oelwein Industrial Park 3rd Addition Public Improvements Plan
g. Motion authorizing signatures on Certificate of Substantial Completion for Charles Street Water Main Improvements
h. Motion authorizing Pay Application 1 for Charles Street Water Main Improvements: $115,494.54
i. Request to reschedule Oelwein Food & Fitness Fun Run for Saturday, June 17, 2017
j. Motion acknowledging changes for Farm Lease
k. Motion allowing for variance of Oelwein Municipal Code Section 22-13, Clinging to Vehicles

Consent Agenda Item D to purchase a Ztrak Mower for the Cemetery was tabled and will be relisted on the next agenda.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Cantrell questioned if Item J, Oelwein Food and Fitness Fun Run had gotten their liability insurance coverage.

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Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to open the Public Hearing on 2016-2017 Budget Amendment.

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 Christensen to close the hearing.

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

Resolution #4976 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution
Budget Amendment No. 4976 Approving 2016-2017 Budget Amendment.

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

Utility Rate A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the second
2nd Reading reading of an Ordinance re: Utility Rates.

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

Resolution #4977 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Fee Schedule No. 4977 Approving the Oelwein Fee Schedule.

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

Mulfinger stated the new fee schedule rates are effective May 23, 2017.

Resolution #4978 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Set Hearing – Hotel No. 4978 to fix a date of meeting at which it is proposed to hold a hearing on
Property a Development Agreement with Boulders Inn Oelwein, LLC, including the sale of city-owned real property.

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

Set Hearing – Portion A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to Set a Public
Occo Drive Hearing for the Vacating and Disposal of the Eastern Portion of Occo Drive for 5:30 P.M. May 30, 2017. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Airport Meeting Stickel reported on the May Airport Board meeting. The Board is working on Hangar Rules and Regulations.

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Park & Rec Mtg. Cantrell reported on the May Par & Recreation Commission meeting. The Tree Board discussed Emerald Ash Bore and are reviewing the list of approved trees for the city. United Way Day of Caring volunteers planted 40 trees, painted city park bathroom, and picked sticks and debris in parks, along trails and downtown. Fayette Appreciation Day volunteers painted playground equipment. Prairie planting at Redgate Park, flower planting at the Aquatics Center, Diamond 1 improvements city lake cleanup, and campground improvements are some of the many changes in Oelwein parks. Park events can be followed on City of Oelwein Facebook Page. You can volunteer by contacting Park Superintendent Josh Johnson at Oelwein City Hall.

Frisbee Golf sponsors are still needed to sponsor a hole with their name or advertisement.

Fireworks Mayor Sherrets requested a work session be scheduled discussing rules and regulations regarding fireworks within the city limits.

Council Recordings Mulfinger shared his ideas for new recording equipment for council meetings costing approximately $4,000. Council consensus was to move forward.

City wide spring cleanup was a success. A discussion regarding setting up rules to follow for the next cleanup should be reviewed.

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

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

Return to Regular A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Christensen to return to
Session regular session.

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

Employment A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to provide a five percent
Agreement raise effective May 23, 2017 for the City Administrator based on performance review. Effective salary is $88,200.00. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Executive Session A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code 21.5 (1)(c) to discuss strategy with Counsel in matters that are presently in litigation where disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the City in that litigation.

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

Return to Regular A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Stickel to return to
Session regular session.

Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried
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Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, 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 May 22, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 24, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Single Hauler followed the regular meeting.

May 8, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
May 8, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, May 8, 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 Christensen to adopt the Agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Proclamation Mayor Sherrets presented a proclamation to Scott Sieleman proclaiming May as GBS/CIDP Awareness Month.

Ginger O’Connell Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE contacted seven neighboring communities and discovered something surprising and unique. None of them display the Presidents and Governors photo in their council room. Oelwein has always displayed both until the recent election when a photo of President Trump was never mailed to city hall. O’Connell presented a framed photo of President Trump to council to honor our unique practice.

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

a. Minutes of the April 24, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. New Class ‘B’ Beer and Outdoor Service for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development
c. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor and Sunday Sales renewal for Leo’s Italian Restaurant
d. Motion to set Welch Vicious Animal Appeal Hearing for 5:30 P.M., May 22, 2017
e. Change Order No. 5 to CJ Moyna & Sons in the amount of $624.75 for Industrial Park 3rd Addition Public Improvements

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to open the Public Hearing
Industrial Park on 2017 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Industrial Park Urban
Urban Renewal Renewal Area.
Amendment
Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

No comments were received from the public.

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

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

Resolution #4970 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4970 to Approve 2017 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Industrial Park Urban Renewal Area.

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

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Ordinance #1150 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Ordinance No.
Division of Taxes – 1150 Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the 2017
Industrial Park Amendment to the Industrial Park Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section
Urban Renewal Plan 403.19 of the Code of Iowa.

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

Statutory Rule A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Christensen that the statutory rule
Waived requiring an ordinance to be considered and voted on for passage at two Council meetings prior to the meeting at which it is to be finally passed be suspended.

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

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to open the Public
Central Urban Hearing on 2017 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Central Urban
Renewal Plan Renewal Area.
Amendment
Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

No comments were received from the public.

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

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

Resolution #4971 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution No. 4971 to Approve 2017 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Central Urban Renewal Area.

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

Resolution #4972 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution No. 4972 on the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property commonly known as 301 5th Avenue SW.

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

City Administrator Mulfinger explained the city received and accepted a $200,000 offer and additional equipment for property at 301 5th Avenue SW known as Donaldson’s building.

Resolution #4973 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4973 establishing collective bargaining and nonunion salaries for city employees as recommended by Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee.

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

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Utility Rates A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Christensen to adopt the first
First Reading reading of an Ordinance re: Utility Rates.

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

Farmers Market Mary Davis, Hazleton, Farmers Market Member requested to move the Farmers Market location from the lot west of the Library to the Log Cabin Parking Lot. She stated it is cooler with shade trees and safer since the elderly don’t like pulling out on to Highway 150 four lane. B. Weber questioned why there was “No Semi’s” painted on the pavement. Mulfinger will inquire on this and also determine a new location for semi-parking. Farmers Market starts Friday, May 12 thru October 20. Hours are Monday 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. and Fridays 8:00 – 11:00 A.M.

A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christen to approve the request to move to Log Cabin Parking lot. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell stated two demolition funding applications were received.
Enterprise & Econ.
Development Comm. Jacklyn Smith for 303 11th Avenue SW
Dan Nading for 420 5th Avenue NE

Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee recommended to not fund 303 11th Avenue SW because the policies in place were not met and it didn’t meet the criteria. The Committee recommended to fund 50% of the lowest bid ($3,000) for the demolition of 420 5th Avenue NE.

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to approve the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee’s recommendation. 5 voted aye, 1 (Stickel) abstained.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4974 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No. 4974 authorizing temporary closure of public ways or grounds for Oelwein Celebration.

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

Resolution No. 4975 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution No. 4975 authorizing the Mayor to enter into an easement with ITC Midwest LLC for power lines in the Oelwein Industrial Park.

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

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to set
2016-17 FY Budget Public Hearing on 2016-2017 Budget Amendment for May 22, 2017
Amendment at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ribbon cutting ceremony for new Regional Tech Complex building is at 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 12.

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Mayor Sherrets informed council Deb Howard and her attended the Iowa Smart Conference May 4 in Des Moines on Economic Development.

Mulfinger stated the Housing Tax Abatement process will take longer than originally planned but should be completed and passed in a couple months. We’ll need to hold a public hearing and notices mailed to property owners.

Storm Damage Stickel pointed out some contractors are not following Code for roofing
Homeowner Repairs repairs and should be stopped. This practice is not fair to the local contractors who by following Iowa Code are losing jobs to out of town contractors.

For example if you have a two foot overhang you need to have two rows of winterguard.

Mulfinger to address issue with Building Inspector and Police Chief.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks 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 May 8, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 10, 2017.

___________________________________________________
DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Single Hauler followed the regular meeting.

April 24, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
April 24, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, April 24, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
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

Lauren Allbriton Lauren Allbriton, Food Corps Service Member at Oelwein Schools introduced herself regarding the Oelwein Food & Fitness Club request to use City Park for a Fun Run.

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

a. Minutes of the April 10, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Claims Resolution in the amount of $669,648.83
c. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor and Sunday Sales renewal for Mona’s Firepit
d. Class ‘B’ and Sunday Sales renewal for Pizza Hut #4340
e. Request from Oelwein Wrestling Club for use of Sports Complex Soccer fields Saturday, June 24, 2017 for a Knockerball Tournament
f. Request from Oelwein Food & Fitness Club for use of City Park Saturday, May 27, 2017 for a Fun Run
g. Wastetreatment Plant Pump repairs in the amount of $7,240 from Cahoy

Items E & F are pending proof of insurance coverage

All voted aye. (B. Weber and Cantrell abstained from item A.)
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to open the
Public Hearing on the proposed disposal by sale of the city owned property located at 956 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Travis Bushaw, Oelwein Wrestling Club, Inc. informed Council the existing building at the old P & P would be torn down and a new 6,000 square foot facility built to hold wrestling practice, gymnastic classes, indoor batting cages and bow target practice.

No comments were received from the public.

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

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

Resolution #4968 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4968 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in 956 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa to Oelwein Wrestling Club, Inc.

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

Resolution #4969 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution
Accept Gearhart Grove No. 4969 Accepting and Approving the Plan and Plat Known as Gearhart Grove Addition to the City of Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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Mulfinger stated all the requirements have been met for Council to move forward.

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

Library Meeting Christensen presented the April Library Board minutes. Carroll Endicott was hired as the Children’s Librarian. Staff salaries will increase 3%. The attic insulation bid from B & B Construction for $6,385.68 was approved. Book and Bake Sale is scheduled for April 27-29.

Park & Rec Meeting Cantrell presented the April Park & Rec meeting minutes. Perry Comeau spoke about Friends of the Park development. There is still availability in the sponsorship program for disc golf signs and shelters. Tree Board met to discuss Emerald Ash Borer. Three infected trees were removed. City Park Campground was open for Easter weekend. K-6 soccer program started. Umpires are still needed for Little League. Discussion on hosting a 24 hour softball tournament at Wings Park took place. Aquatics Center is in need of an AED and a new backboard.

Airport Meeting Stickel presented the April Airport Board meeting minutes.

Rumor Has It Sherrets stated the “Rumor Has It” event at the Library was a full house. A second event is being scheduled for later this year.

Spring Cleanup Saturday, May 13 is Oelwein’s “Spring Clean Up” from 8:00 – 12:00 at the South Parking Lot.

Solid Waste Sherrets attended the April Solid Waste Management meeting. Fayette Co.
Management Mtg. Landfill will soon stop recycling plastic bags, possibly this summer.

NICC Class NICC is offering a Candidate class April 27 at 5:30 – 7:00 at the Wilder Center. Anyone interested in running for an elected office is invited to attend. RSVP to Kristina at 563-382-3990.

Civil Service A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to approve the Mayor’s
Commission appointment of Tim Gilson to the Civil Service Commission. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:18 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 April 10, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 12, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Donaldson’s followed the regular meeting.

April 10, 2017 Council Proceedings

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
April 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

a. Minutes of the March 27, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Motion to approve IT services from Bergan KDV in the amount of $5,500
c. Class ‘C’ Beer, Class ‘B’ Wine and Sunday Sales renewal for Kmart #9233
d. New Class ‘B’ Beer and Outdoor Service for Oelwein Celebrations

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to open the
Public Hearing the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property located at 116 3rd Avenue NE and 608 South Frederick

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

One offer was received for 116 3rd Avenue NE from adjoining property Michael Decher in the amount of $500. Plans are to expand his yard.

Three offers were received for 608 South Frederick:

Brian Batterson, not to exceed $1,500.00, adjoining property owner
Sacred Heart Parish, accept as gift for use as storage/green space
Randy Kaune, Jr, $6,000, use as storage.

City Administrator Mulfinger stated 116 3rd Avenue NE has one offer while 608 South Frederick has three offers. This is an NSP property so even if the offer contrains any monetary value, it’s not something we want to gain off it because we don’t want to re-open the program and send the money to the state.

City Attorney expressed concern regarding accessory use. He advised the city to not get in the business of having single lots with garages on them throughout the city in absence to adjoining to a neighboring parcel. He stated most cities don’t want to see a bunch of random garages owned by random people as a planning consideration.

Stickel inquired that the lot does not meet city code to be buildable.

Mulfinger informed council that a decision did not have to be made tonight.

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Resolution #4963 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution 4963 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in 116 3rd Avenue NE and table the sale of 608 South Frederick, all in Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Resolution #4964 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution
Gearhart Grove No. 4964 to Exempt Street Surfacing Requirements in Gearhart Grove
Street Surfacing Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

Tim Gearhart, 505 7th Street SE presented council with signed copy of Covenants of subdivision.

Stickel inquired if Gearhart would hard surface the roads in the future and Gearhart responded yes.

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

Approve Plat A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Milks to table a Resolution
Tabled Accepting and Approving the Plan and Plat Known as Gearhart Grove Addition to the City of Oelwein. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney advised council to table the above Resolution since the Covenants of Subdivision document was just received by council from Gearhart needs to be reviewed by him. The city has received verbal approval from County Sanitarian pending receipt of hard copy.

FY 2015-2016 Audit Paul Yokas, RFSW & Co. presented the 2015-2016 Audit to council.

1023 2nd Street SW David and Roxanne Lenz are requesting a 15 year variance preventing
Sanitary Sewer Hookup forced hookup to city sanitary sewer. The Lenz family wants to ensure that their septic system is protected and are not required to hook up shortly after installation. State code requires that any house within 200 feet of sanitary sewer must connect. The Lenz property is just outside this 200 ft sewer hookup requirement.

No action was taken due to lack of a motion.

Resolution #4965 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
Ind Park 3rd Add No. 4965 authorizing Second Amendment to Owner’s Statement,
Alliant Substation Covenants and Restrictions for Industrial Park Third Addition, City of Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Resolution #4966 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution
Temp Closure No. 4966 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for 6th Annual Memorial Ride and Drive for the Girls.

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

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Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to set Public Hearing on the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property located at 956 South Frederick for 6:00 P.M. April 24, 2017. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4967 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Set Hrg – Urban No. 4967 Setting Date for Public Hearings on 2017 Amendment to Urban
Renewal Renewal Plan for Industrial Park Urban Renewal Area and 2017 Amendment to Urban Renewal Plan for Central Urban Renewal Area.
Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Sherrets assisted the Chamber to fill and deliver 530 Easter Baskets.

Spring Cleanup is Saturday May 13, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 at the South Parking Lot. Contact City Hall for additional information. There will be no TV’s allowed.

City Park Campground will open April 15th.

The “Rumor Has It” event is scheduled for 6:00 P.M., April 12 at the Oelwein Public Library. This is an information Q & A for the public to collaborate with the Mayor, City Administrator and council.

Sherrets asked the city to have Street Superintendent follow up on her request for “Deaf Children” signed in an area of town.

Chief Logan updated council on the Landlord meeting March 15. 38 Landlords attended and shared landlord concerns regarding background checks on tenants and creating a general landlord/tenant rental agreement for all to use. Since building permits are now on line, Landlords will also register on-line all their rental property in Oelwein. The Oelwein Police Department wants to work with landlords to resolve code enforcement tenant issues.

Residential Tax Mulfinger spoke on behalf of the Oelwein Housing Committee tax abatement program. He presented four options for council to review the incentives. A work session will be scheduled on this topic.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:58 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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PEGGY SHERRETS, MAYOR
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held April 10, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 12, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

March 27, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
March 27, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, March 27, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
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

Laverne McLennan Laverne McLennan, 119 12th Avenue SE expressed her concern regarding past president, current president and Governor of Iowa photos on the wall in the council room. Mulfinger said updated photos are mailed to the cities from the State and we have not received them yet.

Ginger O’Connell Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE supported McLennan’s comments.

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

a. Minutes of the March 13, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Claims Resolution
c. Motion authorizing concrete improvements at the Water Department building in the amount of $8,395 from Miller’s Construction Inc.
d. Class ‘C’ Beer Permit and Sunday Sales Renewal for Kwik Trip #665
e. Request for the use of the northern portion of Wings Park April 8, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. for a USA Volleyball fundraiser
f. Motion authorizing concrete street repairs in the amount of $8,057.50
g. Motion authorizing signatures on Task Order No. 2003-17A with Fox Engineering re: East Penn Anti-degradation Alternative Analysis in the amount of $5,000

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to open the
Public Hearing the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property located at 22 1st Avenue NW

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

Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE inquired what is the sale amount of the old Library property. Mulfinger stated that has not been determined yet.

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

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

Justin Horkheimer Justin Horkheimer, South Frederick, presented his proposal to create 5-8 lofts with shared live/work areas and a lounge for occupants and guests. It would involve historical preservation, LED lighting, shared roof terrace, garden area and solar power. This mixed use property would be a destination for start up free lancers to share their craft. Mr. Horkheimer has over 12 years’ experience in real estate, construction, artist designer, development projects, master carpenter with a degree in business and communications. He has moved back to Oelwein after 17 years away and sees tremendous growth potential in Oelwein.

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Resolution #4959 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution No. 4959 Directing the Sale of the City’s interest in 22 1st Avenue NW, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

301 5th Avenue SW A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to table a Resolution on the proposed disposal by sale of property commonly known as 301 5th Avenue SW until May 8, 2017 council meeting. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

This will allow ample time for the interested parties to present written proposals to city council.

Resolution #4960 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Sports Complex No. 4960 authorizing the Mayor to Execute Lease for rent of 6 acre parcel in the
6 Acres North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 91 North, Range 9 West of the Fifth P.M., Fayette County, Iowa to Troy Rourke in the amount of $1,400.00.

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

Urban Renewal A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber authorizing
Support Agreement signatures on Urban Renewal Support Agreement with Fayette County.
For Fayette Co. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4961 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
Gearhart Grove No. 4961 with correction of Exempt (from except) Sidewalk Requirements in
Addition Gearhart Grove Addition to Oelwein.

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

Accept Plat Tabled A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to table a Resolution Accepting and Approving the Plan and Plat known as Gearhart Grove until April 10, 2017. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Items from Article III Section 301.+ were missing from the application process.

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to set Public Hearing on
116 3rd Avenue NE, the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property located at 116 3rd Ave NE
608 S Frederick and 608 South Frederick for April 10, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4962 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Lease 421 Rock No. 4962 Authorizing Signatures on a Lease with Boulders, Inc. for
Island Road property located at 421 Rock Island Road.

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

B. Weber questioned what if the sale doesn’t go through? Attorney Dillon stated there are provisions in the lease covering this.

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Library Meeting Christensen reported on the March Library Board meeting. The opening reception for the WWII is April 3rd at 6:30 P.M. The Children’s Librarian submitted her resignation. The Library has been approved as a passport acceptance facility.

Park & Rec Mtg. Cantrell reported on the March Park and Rec meeting. A sponsorship program for Rec Programs, Disc golf, and park shelters was created. Contact City Hall if you are interested in being a sponsor for a small fee and receive advertising in return. Adjustments to the fee schedule were approved by the committee. A campground host, pool manager and assistant manager are in place with several lifeguard applications being reviewed. Discussion on what to put in the old mini golf area at the aquatic center took place.

Airport Board Mtg. Stickel reported on the March Airport Board meeting. Hangar Rules and Regulations were discussed with several proposed changes. The Board is continuing to work towards the purchase of a security system. Fly-In Breakfast is planned for 2018.

City Attorney stated he is working on a couple development agreements.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks 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 March 27, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 29, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Single Hauler followed the regular meeting.

March 13, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
March 13, 2017

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

Roll Call PRESENT: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
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

Big Brothers, Big Katie Orlando from Big Brothers and Big Sisters presented Mayor Sherrets
Sisters with a plaque to honor her as one of six community supporters with their mentor program.

Dave & Roxanne Lenz Dave & Roxanne Lenz, 10487 30th Street, Stanley, Iowa purchased land on 11th Street south of Arlington Place asked the city for a 15 year agreement not to require him to hook up to city sewer as he develops the lots with a septic system.

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

a. Minutes of the February 27, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales Renewal for Columbus Club
c. Motion approving serving of wine at Oelwein Public Library March 16, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:30 P.M. for Art & Wine Class
d. Class ‘E’ Liquor and Sunday Sales Renewal for L & M Beverage

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to open the
F.Y. 2017-18 Budget Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget.

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

No comments were received. Mulfinger reviewed the budget for City Council.

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

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

Resolution #4955 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
FY 2017-18 Budget No. 4955 adopting Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget.

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

Public Hearing A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to open the Public
Disposal of City Hearing on the proposed disposal of the following city owned property:
Property 223 4th Avenue SE; 302 7th Avenue SW; 520 4th Street SW; 409 Rock Island Road; and 119 5th Avenue NE.

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

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City Administrator Mulfinger explained 520 4th Street SW was big enough for a house and the neighbor is interested in both lots. Stickel would like stipulation so they can’t sell property and need to build with a specific timeframe.

223 4th Avenue SE, neighbor is interested in property; 302 7th Avenue SW, neighbor is interested in property; 119 5th Avenue NE, neighboring landlord is interested in property for garage expansion.

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

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

Resolution #4956 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4956 on the disposal of city owned property located at 223 4th Avenue SE, 302 7th Avenue SW, 520 4th Street SW; and 119 5th Avenue NE.

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

Resolution #4957 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution
Hazard Mitigation No. 4957 authorizing Fayette County/Fayette County Emergency Management
Plan to act on behalf of Oelwein City Council in the Analysis and Development of a Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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

Suspend Rules A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to waive requirements and adopt an ordinance on the second and final reading. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance #1149 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to adopt
Amend Zoning Ordinance No. 1149 Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real Estate at 22 1st Avenue NW from R-2 Residential to C-1 Commercial with a special exception for Apartments; 409 Rock Island Road from R-3 Residential to C-2 Commercial; 211 Occo Drive from R-1 Residential to C-2 Commercial; 415 Rock Island Road from I-2 Industrial to C-2 Commercial; 421 Rock Island road from I-2 Industrial to C-2 Commercial and 530 3rd Avenue SE from I-2 Industrial to R-1 Residential.

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

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Stickel to set Public Hearing on the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property located at 22 2nd Avenue NW for March 27, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4958 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No. 4958 authorizing the Mayor to purchase a replacement Police Car.

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

PFEED Meeting Cantrell informed council the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee met at 5:15 prior to the regular council meeting and voted to award the following:

Hotel Motel Funding for Williams Center $1,000 for one quarter and to reapply for future funding.

Demolition grant for $4,200 to Hub City Powersports for the demolition of 2 16th Street.
COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, MARCH 13, 2017, PAGE 3

A preliminary review and discussion on 2017-2018 Salary Resolution took place. These are the committee recommendations.

Hotel/Motel A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve Planning,
Williams Center Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee recommendation to award $1,000 for one quarter to the Williams Center for the Arts. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Demo Funding A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Christen to approve Planning,
Hub City Powersports Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee recommendation to award $4,200 to Hub City Powersports for the demolition of 2 16th Street. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Tree Board Appt. A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by M. Weber to approve the Mayor appointment of Jeffrey Hughes, Jeff Milks and Kyle Scheel to the Tree Board. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney City Attorney Dillon reported he is working on a commercial nuisance property on South Frederick. He has had conversations with several community members whose focus is to tear down dilapidated houses and make donations to help out.

City Administrator City Administrator Mulfinger thanked the community members for coming out last night attending the Council meeting. Mulfinger has information on the viaduct for the concerned citizen who was at the February 27th meeting.

John Hinze John Hinze, 120 2nd Avenue NW, shared three items with council. 1) It is too dark in town and would like more street lights to be installed. 2) Oelwein Police Department should stop harassing him. An officer stopped at his house at 7:15 A.M. informing him to take the cardboard boxes on his porch to recycling. A citation was not written. 3) City employees need a $100 holiday bonus and a gift box of fruit and nuts, the ladies in the front office and even the Police Department employees.

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

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PEGGY SHERRETS, MAYOR
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held March 13, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 15, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Single Hauler and Fee Schedule followed the regular meeting.

February 27, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
February 27, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, February 27, 2017. Mayor Pro Tem Ben Weber called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets participated by Skype.

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

Adopt Agenda M. Weber requested that agenda item #9 be tabled for a future meeting. A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt the agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Citizen James Mundt, 112 9th Avenue SE inquired when will the other portion of the viaduct be repaired. City Administrator Mulfinger will research and forward information back to him and council.

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

a. Minutes of the February 13, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Claims Resolution
c. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Clete and Connies
d. Ownership update for Columbus Club Class ‘C’ Liquor License
e. Pay Request to AECOM in the amount of $7,980.00 for work completed on Airport Grading Connector Taxiway Design.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to open the Public
Reidy Park Closing Hearing on the closing of Reidy Park.

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

City Hall was at maximum seating capacity. Some citizens were unable to stay in City Hall Council Room. Prior to the start of the council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Ben Weber spoke with six citizens in the hallway. All were against the sale of the park. One questioned if the city could legally sell the park, the remaining wanted to voice their objection to the proposed sale.

Mayor Pro Tem Ben Weber gave instructions for citizens to follow during the public hearing comments.

Sixteen people spoke at the Public Hearing on closing Reidy Park.

Laverne McLennan, 119 12th Avenue SE
Dan Stasi, 3 9th Avenue SE
Gary VanWert, 100 Hillside Drive W
Perry Comeau, 113 Hillside Drive W presented a petition on not closing the parks.
Janet Wissler, 901 2nd Street SE
Eugene Purdy, 221 3rd Avenue NE
Bill Ziegler, 111 10th Avenue SW
Dawn Burco Givant, 112 9th Avenue SE
Richard Nelson, Cedar Falls
Kay Langel, 900 2nd Street SE
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Linda Jensen, 105 Hillside Drive E
Joy Purdy, 221 3rd Avenue NE
Kent Nelson, OCAD
Deb Howard, OCAD
Mike Puff, 123 9th Avenue SE
James Novak, 104 Hillside Drive

Fourteen people were not in favor of closing Reidy Park. Two OCAD Representatives shared statistical information from comparable neighboring communities stating number of park acres to mow, parks per capita and number of new houses built in the last 10 years. They appreciate council taking time to explore needed options for housing in Oelwein and encouraged council to continue searching new housing. Bill Ziegler shared page 51 of the Oelwein Housing Needs Assessment document stating the top 15 reasons nonresidents move to a community. The #2 reason was for public open space like parks.

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

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

Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to open the
Disposal Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of property legally described as a
301 5th Avenue SW parcel of land described as Com at SW Cor Lot 7, Blk 2, Miles Add th N 595’ Ely to E Ln of 4th Ave SW th N 795’ Ely 38’ Th Swly & Sely parallel with Center of Sewer Ln to S Ln of 1/4 1/4 Sec. th S to SE Cor Lot 12, Blk 1, Miles Add th W to POB in NW SW & SW SW commonly known as 301 5th Avenue SW.

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

City Administrator stated a second offer has been made. No citizens comments were made.

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

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

Fayette Co. Hazard Lisa Roberts, EMA Coordinator informed council all 13 communities must
Mitigation update their Hazard Mitigation Plan. A Resolution appointing Ms. Roberts to act on the cities behalf must be approved. She is requesting the Resolution be listed on the next council meeting agenda.

Gearhart Grove A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to approve Gearhart Grove Preliminary Plat. Mulfinger stated Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Hotel Project Dan Heuertz from High Rise Hospitality has an agreement with Boulder Hotel and Suites to build units throughout the state of Iowa. They currently have 13 hotels within the State.

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Resolution #4952 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Sale of No. 4952 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in a Parcel of Land within Parcel
421 Rock Island Road Z in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 91 North, Range 9 West of the 5th P.M., City of Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Dog Park The city was approached by a community group interested in building a dog park on the south portion of City Park. Council approval is necessary in order to apply for the grant.

Resolution #4953 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
City Park Dog Park No. 4953 to designate the south side of City Park to be used as a Dog Park.

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

Resolution #4954 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution
Bridge Inspection No. 4954 authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with IIW P.C. for bridge inspection services.

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

First Reading A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt the first
Amend Zoning Ord. Reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real Estate at 22 1st Avenue NW from R-2 Residential to C-1 Commercial with a special exception for Apartments; 409 Rock Island Road from R-3 Residential to C-2 Commercial; 211 Occo Drive from R-1 Residential to C-2 Commercial; 415 Rock Island Road from I-2 Industrial to C-2 Commercial; 421 Rock Island road from I-2 Industrial to C-2 Commercial and 530 3rd Avenue SE from I-2 Industrial to R-1 Residential.

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

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Stickel to set Public Hearing on
FY 2017-2018 Budget Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget for March 13, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to set Public Hearing
Disposal of Property on the proposed disposal of the following city owned property: 223 4th Avenue SE; 302 7th Avenue SW; 520 4th Street SW; 409 Rock Island Road; and 119 5th Avenue NE for March 13, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Meeting Christensen reported on the February Library Board meeting. Chocolate Fest raised $1,357 and Friends donated $1,000 to the Library towards programs and supplies. The fee for postage on an interlibrary loan was increased to $3.00. Credit card usage at the Library is now through the Apollo system that uses Pay Pal.

Airport Board Mtg. Stickel reported on the February Airport Board meeting. Hangar Rules and Regulations were discussed. Oelwein’s rules are comparable with FAA requirements.

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Park & Rec Cantrell reported on the February Park and Recreation Commission meeting.
Commission Mtg. The Commission was in favor of keeping Reidy Park and also was in favor of having a dog park at City Park. Oelwein received a Trees Forever grant for two tree plantings, 20 in Platt’s Park and a community apple orchard in northeast corner of Wings Park. Several park locations for memorial benches were approved. A trail committee is being formed and the Board is also considering starting a “Friends of the Park” 501c3. Anyone interested, please contact Park Superintendent Josh Johnson at City Hall.

City Attorney Report Attorney Dillon stated 127 1st Avenue NW demolition property was successfully acquired by the City through court order.

City Administrator Mulfinger thanked everyone for coming out to voice their opinions.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 7:23 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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BEN WEBER, MAYOR PRO TEM
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held February 27 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 3, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Structural Nuisance Abatement followed the regular meeting

February 13, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
February 13, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, February 13, 2017. Mayor Pro Tem Ben Weber called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets participated by Skype.

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

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

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

a. Minutes of the January 23, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Minutes of the February 6, 2017 special Council Meeting
c. Motion to purchase meters and related supplies from Municipal Supply in the amount of $42,240
d. Request from OCAD to close various streets and alleys for 2017 sponsored events: Party in the Park, Fall Fling and Olde Tyme Christmas
e. Request from Pony Express Riders of Iowa to collect funds at the intersection of Frederick and Charles Friday, April 14, 2017 from 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
f. Appointment of Tony Cannon to the Community Plaza Board of Governors
g. Motion approving Change Order No. 1 from Summers’ Enterprise, Inc. in the amount of$-7,350.00 for 20th Street Lift Station Improvements Project
h. Motion approving Ownership Update for Kwik Trip #665 Class ‘C’ Beer Permit

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to open the Public
Sale of Property Hearing on sale of a portion of city owned property legally described as Lots 10 to 14 Wings 3rd Add & all that part of the NE NW lying NE of CGW RY & W of 3rd Ave SE except Wings 3rd Add (RONCO) SW SW W of 3rd St SE E of CRI&P RY, S50’ St & N of Sec 21.

No comments were received.

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

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

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to open the Public
ITC Midwest Hearing on a proposed easement with ITC Midwest, LLC for power lines in the
Easement Oelwein Industrial Park.

Stickel inquired if there were any changes to the easement from before. Mulfinger stated there were no changes since the last meeting.

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

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

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Resolution #4947 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution
Easement – ITC No. 4948 approving easement with ITC Midwest, LLC for power lines in
Midwest the Oelwein Industrial Park.

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

Fayette Co. Local Lori Brockway, Program Manager from Upper Explorerland Regional
Housing Trust Planning Commission informed council since 2010, the Fayette County Local Housing Trust has infused $415,374.79 into rehabilitation of homes in Oelwein. They are requesting $15,000 (25% required) city match for the 2019 program which would be available January 1, 2018.

Brockway also stated there will be a proposal to merge FCLHTF with the Northeast Iowa Regional Trust Fund. The Northeast Iowa Regional Trust Fund is Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, Winneshiek and Fayette if approved. Fayette has a waiting list and Northeast Iowa has unused funds annually that could be utilized in Fayette County. Right now Fayette Co. completes 9 projects annually and this could be increased to 12-15 annually. Administrative costs could be shared if merger was approved. At least four representatives from Fayette Co. would go to Northeast Iowa Board of 19 members. Once merger is approved they would also like to change by-laws to downsize the number of Board members. 50% of the board is made up of private members. The board is made up of two representatives per county. Oelwein would like to see this based on population size which would better represent each counties number of votes. City Administrator Mulfinger will follow up on the FCLHTF proposed merger.

Resolution #4949 Six bids were received for the City of Oelwein Airport farm land as follows:
Airport Ag Land Lease
Jordyn Burco, Independence $31,875
Robert Liebe, Central City $38,000
Michael Hunt, Greeley $28,250
Aaron Smith, Sumner $38,125
Joseph Rechkemmer, Oran $30,961
Kent Reinking $23,098

A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution No. 4949 authorizing execution of Airport Ag Land Lease to high bid Aaron Smith, Sumner in the amount of $38,125.

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

Resolution #4950 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
West Charles Street No. 4950 authorizing execution of Urban Renewal Joint Agreement with
Viaduct Urban Fayette County Board of Supervisors re: West Charles Street Viaduct.
Renewal Agreement.
Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Rezoning City Property A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to direct staff to draft an ordinance for rezoning of city owned property as follows:

A. 22 1st Avenue NW from R-2 Residential to C-1 Commercial with a Special Exception for apartments.
B. 406 3rd Avenue SE from R-3 Residential to C-2 Commercial
C. 211 Occo Drive from R-1 Residential to C-2 Commercial
D. 100 Occo Drive from I-1 Industrial to C-2 Commercial

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E. Triangular section of land on southeast portion of 100 Occo Drive from I-2 Industrial to R-1 Residential.

Mulfinger stated there are interested buyers for the old Library as commercial property, locations B, C, D would allow for commercial expansion, and E would be a lot for new housing.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Milks to set Public
Close Reidy Park Hearing for February 27, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. on the closing of Reidy Park. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Stickel received a call against closing the park. Cantrell received a call concerned new owners would cut trees down that shade the tennis courts. Milks received a call that city should use property to let school or hospital expand.

Discussion took place on dividing Reidy Park into 3-5 parcels for housing.

Resolution #4951 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution No. 4951 relating to financing acquisition of fire rescue truck by the City of Oelwein, Iowa; establishing compliance with reimbursement bond regulations under the Internal Revenue Code.

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

City Attorney Report Dillon stated he is still working on nuisance ordinance violations and also 127 1st Avenue NW property is set to default hearing to take title. He is also reviewing model ordinances for housing and roads.

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

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BEN WEBER, MAYOR PRO TEM
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held February 13 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register February 15, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget and Oelwein City Property followed the regular meeting.

February 6, 2017 Council Minutes

City Council Minutes Comments Off on February 6, 2017 Council Minutes
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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
February 6, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in special session Monday, February 6, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber (phone), Christensen
ABSENT: Sherrets
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Dillon

Adopt Agenda There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.

Public Hearing Set A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to set a Public Hearing on
ITC Power Lines a proposed easement with ITC Midwest, LLC for power lines in the Oelwein Industrial Park for 6:00 P.M. on February 13, 2017. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing Set A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to set a Public Hearing on
ITC Guys & Anchors a proposed easement with ITC Midwest, LLC for the guys and anchors in the Oelwein Industrial Park for February 13, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Rezoning A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to forward to Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendation the rezoning of:

A. 22 1st Avenue NW from R-2 Residential to C-1 Commercial with a Special Exception for apartments
B. 406 3rd Avenue SE from R-3 Residential to C-2 Commercial
C. 211 Occo Drive from R-1 Residential to C-2 Commercial
D. 100 Occo Drive from I-2 Industrial to C-2 Commercial
E. Triangular section of land on southeast portion of 100 Occo Drive from I-2 Industrial to R-1 Residential.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Appointments/ A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to approve the
Reappointments following appointments/reappointments:

A. Reappointment of Wayne Block to the Zoning Board of Adjustment
B. Appointment of Brian Irvine and Josh Irvine to the Planning and Zoning Commission
C. Reappointment of Warren Kane to the International Code Council – Board of Appeals
D. Appointment of Kevin Minton and Larry Steffen to the International Code Council – Board of Appeals

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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BEN WEBER, MAYOR PRO TEM
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held February 6, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register February 7, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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