April 25, 2011
The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, April 25, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. Mayor Murphy was on the speaker phone.
Roll Call PRESENT: Stickel, Lein, Ericson, Brandt, Ryan
VACANCY: One (1)
ALSO PRESENT: Kendall, Rigdon, VanVeldhuizen
Adopt Agenda A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to adopt the Agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Citizen Penny Reaves, landlord 1211 East Charles reported to Council there is a
Penny Reaves hole in her front yard with no barricades. She inquired when it will be repaired. She has heard from other property owners that their water pipes have burst because of the increased water pressure. Kendall responded that the new pumps have not yet been installed so there has been no increase in water pressure. The contractor has not been in town this spring to restore yards. The City Administrator agreed the contractor should have taken care of it by now.
Scott Sieleman Scott Sieleman, Annies Recycling inquired when the curb side recycling
Annies Recycling task force will meet. Mayor Murphy believed the meeting with Black Hawk County should be around May 15th. Murphy will contact Sieleman then.
Consent Agenda A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Ryan to approve the following Consent Agenda items:
A. Minutes of the April 11, 2011 regular meeting.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $674,273.21
C. Pay Request No. 6 to Kehe Construction Co. in the amount of
$106,970.00 for work completed on Two Pressure Zones – Booster
D. Class ‘B’ Beer and Sunday Sales Renewal for Pizza Hut #4340.
All voted aye.
Vicious Dog A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Ryan to set a hearing
Set Hearing date for the David Arana Vicious Dog Appeal on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:30 P.M. All voted aye.
Library Roof Jim Prouty, Code Enforcement Officer met with Novak Design Group and Larson Construction to look at the water problem with the Library roof. They propose to remove two stone caps in the north and south valley and replace with metal flashing and shingles.
Stickel said they may need to also remove the cap on the west side.
Kendall suggested they do all three at once. Stickel agreed.
Murphy questioned if it was discussed who would pay for the proposed roof repairs and the internal water damage. Prouty said it was not discussed. Prouty and Stickel felt it was a design problem and the cost should be absorbed by the engineer.
Landon Burg from Novak Design Group is preparing drawings for review and removal of all three stone caps.
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Proclamation The Council presented a proclamation to the Oelwein Public Library
Library 100th Board proclaiming May 2011 as “Library Centennial Celebration
Proclamation Arbor Mayor Pro Tem Brandt presented a proclamation to Joy Hintz of
Day Oelwein Trees Forever declaring April 29, 2011 as “Arbor Day” encouraging the citizens of Oelwein to participate in tree planting and maintenance programs.
Proclamation Mayor Pro Tem Brandt presented a proclamation to Scott Sieleman
Guillan-Barre’ declaring May 2011 as “Guillan-Barre’ Awareness Month”.
Police Department Two bids were received for a police vehicle purchase:
State of Iowa Bid $29,868.00
Birdnow Motors (Oelwein) $30,368.00
Although Birdnow Motors price is $500 higher than the State bid price, Chief Logan recommended the Council purchase the vehicle locally.
A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Ryan to approve the police vehicle purchase from Birdnow Motors in the amount of $30,368.00. All voted aye.
Ordinance A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to adopt the
1st Reading first reading of an ordinance Amending Chapter 7 of the Code of
Amending Ch. 7 of Ordinances of the City of Oelwein.
the Code of Ayes: Stickel, Lein, Ericson, Brandt, Ryan
Ordinances Nays: None
Proposed Resolution A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to table the
Adopting Fees with proposed resolution Establishing and Adopting Fees with regard
Regard to Ch. 7 Regard to Chapter 7. All voted aye.
Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to set May 23,
Budget Amendment 2011 for a Public Hearing on annual budget amendment at 7:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Park & Rec Mtg. Ericson referenced the April Park and Recreation minutes. Mayor Murphy inquired if there was discussion regarding Harlan School. If the area is not turned into a park the school may want to remove the playground equipment. The Commission felt it was up to the school to make decisions regarding their property.
Maintenance of the Middle School tennis courts should also be discussed at a joint meeting with the School Board.
Airport Board Mtg. Ryan presented the April Airport Board minutes. Larry Lundry and FBO George Tegeler attended the State Airport convention in Des Moines. Lundry has sold the former airport courtesy car.
In a related matter Steve Eaton from Aecom will review the proposed airport terminal plans with Council prior to bid letting.
UERPC Housing Ryan attended the UERPC Housing Authority meeting. Half of the Section 8 households UERPC serves in the five county area are from Fayette County with 114 (60%) of those in Oelwein. 95-100 remain on the waiting list for assistance.
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Murphy Arrived Mayor Murphy arrived at 7:55 P.M.
Council Vacancy There are multiple people interested in filling the Council vacancy. Mayor Murphy believes the citizens should decide who they want to represent them. He spoke in favor of a special election.
Resolution #4646 A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Brandt to adopt Resolution
Special Election No. 4646 Filling the Vacancy in the Office of At-Large Council
At-Large Council Person by Special Election to be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Person pending approval of the Fayette County Auditor.
Citizen Mike Kerns felt the Council should appoint a person and save taxpayers the cost of a special election.
Ryan would like the position filled using “gender balance”. He felt the Council should be strong enough to appoint a female and if the other people want a special election, they could petition to do so.
Ayes: Stickel, Lein, Ericson, Brandt
Wings Park Flooding The Wings Park creek channel is in dire need of repair. Before that can begin Council needs to provide direction. The ball fields are in the flood plain. Fill was hauled in to raise Diamond 2 during the 1970’s thus further aggravating the flooding.
Diamond 1 is repeatedly damaged by flood water crossing it.
Murphy stated if we need to keep all the diamonds, Diamond 1 could be converted to a bike park and replaced at the Sports Complex.
Ericson would like an engineer to review the situation and make a recommendation to the Council.
Aecom Engineering is currently working on a storm water study on the south side of town.
A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Brandt to direct City Administrator to contact Aecom Engineering regarding expanding their current contract to include recommendations to address the Wings Park creek flooding. All voted aye.
Airport Land Lease City Attorney VanVeldhuizen will have Crop Care lease information for the next meeting.
New Zealand The Oelwein Rotary Club hosted New Zealand visitors touring Northeast
Visitors Iowa and more specifically Oelwein. Mayor Murphy and City Administrator Steve Kendall assisted in greeting them.
Spring Clean Up May 7th is the 42nd semi-annual Oelwein Clean Up Day.
Water Project Neither contractor for the water project has been on-site very much this spring. A meeting with them is being proposed for next week.
Library 100th Oelwein Public Library will celebrate their 100th Anniversary with an Open House on Sunday, May 1st from 2:00-4:00 P.M.
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Semi Parking Ryan reported receiving a request for semi-truck parking.
Adjourn A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Brandt to adjourn at 8:35 P.M. All voted aye.
LARRY MURPHY, MAYOR
STEVEN H. KENDALL, CITY ADMINISTRATOR
I, Steven H. Kendall, 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 25, 2011 and copy of said proceedings was furnished the Register April 28, 2011.
STEVEN H. KENDALL, CITY ADMINISTRATOR