November 27, 2012 Council Minutes

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                                                                                                COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

                                                                                                           Special Meeting

                                                                                                        November 27, 2012                                                        

                                    The Oelwein City Council met in special session Tuesday, November 27, 2012.  Mayor Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:38 P.M.

Roll Call                      PRESENT:  Ericson, Bearinger, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    ABSENT:    None

                                    ALSO PRESENT:  Kendall, Rigdon, VanVeldhuizen

 

Police Facility              A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to have the Samuels Group work with Chief Logan on plans for a new Police facility.

 

                                    Ryan inquired as to the appropriateness of the motion versus his motion from the last meeting.  Murphy explained last weeks motion was voted on last week.

                                    Ayes:  Bearinger, Stickel, Ericson

                                    Nays:  Sherrets, Ryan, Petersen

                                    Murphy voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

                                    Much discussion followed.  Several comments were received from the audience concerning location, firms involved, financing, a possible referendum and timing.

 

                                    A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Ryan to direct Chief Logan to get updated ground up estimates from FEH and Ayers and Ayers to be received by December 13, 2012.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Executive Session        A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Bearinger to go into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation per Iowa Code 21.5(c).

                                    Ayes:  Ericson, Bearinger, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Return to Regular         A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Ryan to return to

Session                        regular session.

                                    Ayes:  Ericson, Bearinger, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

Bearinger exited at 7:25 P.M.

 

Adjourn                       A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Ryan to adjourn at 7:35 P.M.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

                                                                                                                 __________________________________

                                                                                      LARRY MURPHY, MAYOR

                                    ATTEST:

 

 

                                    ___________________________________________

                                    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 November 27, 2012 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register November 28, 2012.

 

 

                                    ___________________________________________

                                    STEVEN H. KENDALL, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

November 20, 2012 Council Minutes

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                                                                                                COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

                                                                                                           November 20, 2012                                                     

                                    The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Tuesday, November 20, 2012.  Mayor Murphy called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

 

Roll Call                      PRESENT:  Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    ABSENT:    Ericson, Bearinger

                                    ALSO PRESENT:  Kendall, Rigdon, VanVeldhuizen

 

Adopt Agenda             A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Petersen to adopt the agenda as amended.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Ericson Entered           Ericson entered the meeting at 6:05 P.M.

 

Citizen                         Dean Benter, 115 12th Avenue SE stated in 2011 he was Committee Chair

Dean Benter                 regarding the Police Department facility.  He requested a status update.  Murphy explained the new Council members since then needed to be brought up to date. Council has looked at a downtown other locations.  In September they focused on the Tech Spec building.  Two firms prepared drawings.  Now, financing options are under review.  Benter urged the Council to keep moving forward.

 

Wayne Saur                 Wayne Saur, 201 9th Street NE echoed Benter.  He supported moving forward with the Tech Spec building as the new site for the Police Department as it also allows space to grow.

 

Tim Weber                   Tim Weber, 124 Eastline Road North thanked Council for surfacing Outer Road, North.  He too encouraged Council to keep moving forward on the the Police Department.

 

Consent Agenda          A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Petersen to approve the following Consent Agenda items:

 

                                    A.  Minutes of the October 22, 2012 regular meeting.

                                    B.  Minutes of the November 8, 2012 special meeting.

                                    C.  Claims Resolution in the amount of $704,760.35.

                                    D.  Pay Request No. 9 from Bryan construction in the amount of $6,622.88

                                          for work completed on Snow Removal Equipment (SRE) Building

                                          project.

                                    E.  Class ‘E’ Liquor, Class ‘B’ Wine and Class ‘C’ Beer Permit renewal for

                                          Oelwein Bottle and Can, Inc.

                                    F.  Change Order No. 1 to Eastern Iowa Excavating for 8th Avenue SE

                                          Water Main project.

                                    G.  Pay Request No. 1 in the amount of $118,552.80 from Eastern Iowa

                                          Excavating for work completed on 8th Avenue SE Water Main project.

                                    H.  Pay Request No. 9 to Summers Construction in the amount of

                                          $81,839.55 for work completed on 1st Avenue Lift Station project.

 

                                    All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

NICC Success Center   Wendy Mihm-Herold and Toni Angle updated the Council regarding the NICC Success Center.  Three handouts were shared with the Council.  Their Fayette County Community survey reached 5,000 households.  30% of the respondents were unemployed or underemployed.  There is public interest in attending workshops and certified training programs to improve employment skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                    The Business survey reached 160 businesses in Oelwein and Fayette County.  40% of job applicants are lacking soft skills, 89% said they would hire an employee with a high school diploma with a specialized training certificate in their industry which includes welding, computerized machining, spray paint technician and CNA.    NICC is setting up these new certificate programs and scheduling interviewing skills and job seeking/resume writing workshops.

 

Resolution #4710        A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution

                                    No. 4710 to Set Public Hearing on Proposed Disposal by Sale of the City’s Interest in 609 North Frederick; 613 North Frederick; 24 11th Avenue SW and 527 West Charles; all in Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 6:00 P.M.

                                    Ayes:  Ericson, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Purchase Water            A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Petersen to authorize the purchase

Meters                          of water meters and radio read accessories totaling $75,780 as in the 2012-13 budget.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Resolution #4711        A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Ericson to adopt Resolution

                                    No. 4711 Obligating funds from the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for Appropriation to the Payment of Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Financed Obligations Which Shall Come Due in the Next Succeeding Fiscal Year.

                                    Ayes:  Ericson, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Resolution #4712        A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Ericson to adopt Resolution

                                    No. 4712 Certifying Tax Increment Finance Indebtedness in Various Districts in the City of Oelwein, Iowa.

                                    Ayes:  Ericson, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Resolution #4713        A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Sherrets to adopt Resolution

                                    No. 4713 Amending Salary Resolution.

                                    Ayes:  Ericson, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Resolution #4714        A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Petersen to adopt Resolution

                                    No. 4714 Amending Personnel Policy Manual.

                                    Ayes:  Ericson, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Plaza Board Meeting    Ryan reported on the November Plaza Board meeting.  The new Plaza Board President is Steve Bradley as Marilyn Dahl’s term expires December 31, 2012.  An eight foot Santa will be on display at Olde Tyme Christmas for photographs with Santa.

 

Airport Meeting           Stickel presented the November Airport Board meeting minutes to Council.  Over 80 people attended the new Airport Terminal Open House.

 

Library Board Mtg.      Sherrets presented the November Library Board minutes to the Council.  Friends of the Library raised $1,342.00 from their Book Sale and Bale Sale.  Chocolate Festival will be Friday, February 1, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.  The Cemetery Walk received positive responses from the 65 who attended and participated in raising $339.26 for the Library.  Dave and Cindy Schmitt donated $100 towards new rugs around the circulation desk.

 

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UERPC                        Ryan reported on the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission

Housing Meeting          Housing meeting.  Oelwein has 108 Section 8 households compared to the next highest community at 40 households.  Most of these are seniors and handicap.

 

Police Station               Ryan stated the Council had made a decision to use the Tech Spec building for the new Police Building and wanted to know why the City hasn’t moved forward on this.  He further questioned why the Mayor is looking at another firm to build from ground up.

 

                                    A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Sherrets to continue to move forward with the Council decision to use the Tech Spec Building, Ayars & Ayars, and Bob Josten.

 

                                    Murphy reported another firm stated they could build the exact same new building and save the City $800,000 – $900,000.  He agreed the City needs a new Police facility, but wants to be financially responsible to the citizens of Oelwein.

 

                                    Sherrets disagreed that they can build a new building cheaper based upon all the FEH building options that were reviewed by Council at prior work sessions.

 

                                    Petersen agreed with Sherrets.

 

                                    Stickel reviewed the square footage costs and stated it costs more to retro-fit a building to make it secure than it is to start from scratch.

 

                                    Ericson would like to wait to see what is presented at the work session Monday, November 26, 2012 to see if we truly can save money.

 

                                    Chief Logan stated he has not spoken to anyone regarding another firm. Murphy said the new company was given copies of the current plans for the Police Department.

 

                                    Brandon DeJong, 23 7th Avenue SE, and Dr. Anthony Leo, 116 8th Avenue NE and others addressed the Council on similar issues regarding the slow process on the Police facility.

 

Amend Motion            Ryan amended his motion and Sherrets seconded to set a special meeting for Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 5:30 P.M.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Work Session               A work session is scheduled on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. to review the option of building a new Police Department saving $800,000 or continue with the purchase of the Tech Spec building.

 

Administrator’s            1st Avenue SW Lift Station and 8th Avenue SE Water Main project updates

Report                          were given.  The near downtown sidewalk repairs are finished. 

                                    The new dump truck has arrived.  Health Surveys are being accepted through November 26th.  Kendall reminded Council all Library carpet remnants are in City storage should a repair be needed in the future.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Executive Session        A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code 21.5(j) and 21.5 (c) to discuss real estate and pending litigation.

                                    Ayes:  Ericson, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Return to Regular         A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Ryan to return to

Session                        regular session.

                                    Ayes:  Ericson, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Resolution #4715        A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Ryan to adopt

                                    Resolution No. 4715Authorizing the Mayor to Execute Release and Settlement Agreement Re: 117-119 South Frederick, Oelwein, Iowa.

                                    Ayes:  Ericson, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Adjourn                       A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Ryan to adjourn at 8:18 p.m.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

 

                                                                                               

                                                                                                                 __________________________________

                                                                                      LARRY MURPHY, MAYOR

 

                                    ATTEST:

 

 

 

 

                                    ___________________________________________

                                    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 November 20, 2012 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register November 26, 2012.

 

 

 

 

                                    ___________________________________________

                                    STEVEN H. KENDALL, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

November 8, 2012 Council Minutes

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                                                                                                COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

                                                                                                            Special Meeting

                                                                                                           November 8, 2012                                                       

                                    The Oelwein City Council met in special session Thursday, November 8, 2012.  Mayor Murphy called the meeting to order at 12:15 P.M.

 

Roll Call                      PRESENT:  Ericson, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    ABSENT:    Bearinger

                                    ALSO PRESENT:  Kendall, Rigdon

                                    ALSO PRESENT:  Chelsea Welsh, UERPC; Dave Gibbs, Gibbs Engineering; and Police Chief Logan

 

Request for Engr.         Chelsea Welsh, UERPC explained the need for engineering Request for

Qualifications              Qualifications for the 42 Well/West Water Tower project.  Council reviewed

42 Well/West               and scored the proposals received from Fox Engineering and Gibbs

Water Tower                Engineering.

 

                                    A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to accept the proposal from Fox Engineers.

 

                                    Ayes:  Ericson, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    Nays:   None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Oelwein Celebration    A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Stickel to sponsor Oelwein Celebration’s application to the Fayette County Community Foundation.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Police Facility              Petersen reminded Council they need to get moving forward on the police facility.

 

                                    Discussion followed as Murphy explained referendums and financing issues.

 

Adjourn                       A motion as made by Sherrets, seconded by Stickel to adjourn at 12:56 P.M.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

                                                                                               

                                                                                                                 __________________________________

                                                                                      LARRY MURPHY, MAYOR

 

                                    ATTEST:

 

 

 

 

                                    ___________________________________________

                                    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 November 8, 2012 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register November 13, 2012.

 

 

 

 

                                    ___________________________________________

                                    STEVEN H. KENDALL, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

October 22, 2012 Council Minutes

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                                                                                                        October 22, 2012                                                

                                    The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, October 22, 2012.  Mayor Pro Tem Ericson called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

 

Roll Call                      PRESENT:  Ericson, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    ABSENT:    Murphy, Bearinger

                                    ALSO PRESENT:  Kendall, Smith, VanVeldhuizen

 

Adopt Agenda             A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Sherrets to adopt the agenda as amended.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

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

 

                                    A.  Minutes of the October 8, 2012 regular meeting.

                                    B.  Claims Resolution in the amount of $706,880.87.

                                    C.  Change Order No. 4 from Bryan Construction in the amount of

                                          $2,882.00 for Snow Removal Equipment (SRE) Building project.

                                    D.  Pay Request No. 3 from Skyline Construction in the amount of

                                          $6,750.43 for work completed on 10th Street SE Paving project.

                                    E.  Pay Request from Fox Engineering in the amount of $29,113.75 for

                                          work completed on 1st Avenue Lift Station project.

 

                                    All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Murphy entered at 6:03 P.M.

 

Public Hearing             Murphy opened the Public Hearing on CDBG Application to Iowa

CDBG Application      Economic Development Authority and the expenditure of funds to be

Water/Sewer                authorized for a Water and Sewer application.  Chelsea Welsh explained the Grant application is in the amount of $600,000 with a City match of $913,000 for water and sewer infrastructure.   

 

                                    Ms. Welsh reviewed the proposed application covering the 9 points as follows:

 

                                    (A)       How the need for the proposed activity or projects were identified:

 

                                    The need for the water infrastructure improvements CDBG Water and Sewer grant with the Iowa Economic Development Authority was identified in the 2008 facility plan done for the City by FOX Engineering.  Since then these improvements have been discussed at several City Council and public meetings within the past four years.

 

                                    (B)       How the proposed activity or projects will be funded and the sources of funds:

 

                                    The request from the Iowa Economic Development Authority Water and Sewer grant fund will be $600,000.  If successfully funded, the remainder of $913,000 will be funded by the City of Oelwein.

 

 

                                    (C)       The date the Water and Sewer application will be submitted:

 

                                    The CDBG Water and Sewer application will be submitted on or before November 14, 2012 to the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

 

 

 

 

 

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                                    (D)       Requested amount of federal funds (Water and Sewer Fund):

 

                                    The requested amount is $600,000 from the Water and Sewer Grant Fund.

 

                                    (E)       Estimated portion of federal funds that will benefit persons of low and moderate income:

 

                                    The City of Oelwein, Iowa has proposed to make water infrastructure improvements within the City of Oelwein, which has a current LMI rate of 53.4%.  These improvements will benefit all of these persons or a total of 3,425 persons.

 

                                    (F)        Where the proposed activity or project will be conducted:

 

                                    The projects will be conducted within the city limits of Oelwein, Iowa.

 

                                    (G)       Plans to minimize displacement of persons and businesses as a result of funded activities or projects:

 

                                    No businesses or persons will be displaced during this process.

                                    (H)       Plans to assist persons actually displaced:

 

                                    No plans to displace any persons.

 

                                    (I)        The nature of the proposed activity or project:

 

                                    The nature of the proposed project within Oelwein is to make improvements to the ’42 and ’80 well infrastructure as well as improvements to the west water tower, which includes repairs and removal of lead based paint.

 

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

                                    Ayes:  Ericson, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Resolution #4708        A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Sherrets to adopt Resolution No. 4708 Authorizing the Submission of a CDBG Water and Sewer Application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Expenditure of Funds.

                                    Ayes:  Ericson, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Resolution #4709        A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Ericson to adopt Resolution

Mortgage Release         No. 4709 Authorizing the Mayor to Execute Mortgage Release.

                                    Ayes:  Ericson, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Nuisance Property       City Attorney VanVeldhuizen reviewed a proposed Resolution concerning

117-119 S Frederick    execution of release and settlement agreement re: 117-119 South Frederick. 

 

                                    VanVeldhuizen asked Council for guidance on whether to act on the resolution or to file an application with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for financial assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

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                                    Kendall recommended filing for State assistance in the amount of $10,000 for Phase I Brownfield and asbestos abatement.

 

                                    A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Stickel to table the resolution in order to seek State assistance.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Old Tyme Christmas    A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Stickel to approve Hotel/Motel Tax funding to OCAD in the amount of $2,625.00 for Old Tyme Christmas as recommended by the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

215-217 1st Ave NW   VanVeldhuizen reviewed income requirements for eligible purchasers of the property located at 215-217 1st Avenue NW and requested Council consent to a sale price of the property.   A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Sherrets to approve a sliding scale purchase price of $60,000 maximum for single qualified buyers.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Sidewalk/Curb             Three bids were received for repair/replacement of sidewalks and curbs

Repair 215-217            at 215-217 1st Avenue NW as follows:

1st Avenue NW           

                                                            Suckow Construction               $5,900.00

                                                            Miller’s Construction               $5,540.00

                                                            Bryan Construction                  $6,150.00

 

                                    A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to accept the low bid from Miller’s Construction in the amount of $5,540.00.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Pay Request #8            A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Petersen to approve Pay

1st Ave Lift Station      Request No. 8 from Summers’ Enterprise in the amount of $177,874.30 for work completed on the 1st Avenue Lift Station Improvements Project (pumps, generator and control panel).

 

                                    Lance Aldrich, Fox Engineers updated the Council on the project .  It should be completed by Thanksgiving with the exception of seeding and patching of 8th Street SW which will occur next spring.

 

                                    All voted aye on the above motion.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Library Board Mtg.      Sherrets reported on the October Library Board meeting. 

 

                                    Architect Jim Novak had previously toured the facility and will contact Larson Construction regarding repairs from the water damage and peeling paint.  Novak confirmed the Library will not be responsible for the repairs. 

 

Park & Recreation       Ericson reported on the October Park and Recreation Commission meeting.  Volunteers have stepped forward with plans for construction of another Bocce Ball court at Redgate Park.  They also discussed possible electrical improvements.

 

                                    A Zumbathon fundraiser is scheduled for October 29th.  Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen organization.

 

                                    Petersen reported receiving a complaint on the bicycle ramps at City Park.  Kendall stated the project is still a work in progress.

 

 

 

 

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UERPC Meeting           Ryan reported on the October Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission meeting. 

 

Fiscal Year 2011-12    Don Snitker of Ridihalgh, Fuelling, Snitker, Weber & Co. presented the

Audit                           2011-2012 Fiscal Year Audit Report.

 

                                    A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Petersen to accept the Audit.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Airport Board              Stickel reported on the October Airport Board meeting.  An open house of the new terminal is scheduled for October 25th from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

 

Park & Recreation       A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Petersen to approve the interim

Interim Appt.               appointment of Chad Kohagen to the Park and Recreation Commission until such time there are no scheduling conflicts with Commission Member Travis Schueller.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Local Option                Murphy reminded Council of the Local Option Sales Tax vote on the

Sales Tax                     November ballot.  Volunteers are being sought to put up posters that have been donated.

 

Health Study Survey    Training for Health Study Survey volunteers will be Wednesday, October 25th.  Additional volunteers are being sought.

 

Boy Scouts                  Mayor Murphy recognized Jonas Sandstrom and James Sandstrom from Boy Scout Troop 37 who are working on their Citizenship in the Community merit badge. 

 

East Penn                     VanVeldhuizen reported the lease renewal with East Penn for the former Donaldson’s facility is being negotiated.  The current lease expires in December.

 

NSP Funds                   VanVeldhuizen reported NSP funds need to be expended by March.  He requested the Council consider authorizing construction of a third single family residence.  Sherrets questioned necessity of another dwelling as there is still one home available.  VanVeldhuizen expressed confidence NEICAC would secure qualified buyers.

 

Business After 5          Council was reminded OCAD is hosting Business after 5 October 25th.

 

NEIRL                         NEIRL is scheduled to meet October 30th in Independence.

 

Traffic Count               Kendall stated the Iowa Department of Transportation will be conducting a traffic count in Oelwein next year.  Council was asked and suggested possible locations for the counts.

 

Leaf Pickup/                City crews are scheduled to begin leaf pickup Monday, October 29th

Hydrant Flushing         following this week’s bi-annual hydrant flushing.

 

Council Meeting          A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Sherrets to schedule one Council meeting in November for Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 6:00 P.M.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

City Property               Petersen questioned the status of “for sale” signs on city property.  Kendall stated Street Superintendent Stewart is working on them.

 

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, OCTOBER 22, 2012, PAGE 5

 

Adjourn                       A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Stickel to adjourn at 7:47 P.M  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

 

 

                                                                                               

                                                                                                                 __________________________________

                                                                                      LARRY MURPHY, MAYOR

 

                                    ATTEST:

 

 

 

 

                                    ___________________________________________

                                    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 October 22, 2012 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 24, 2012.

 

 

 

 

                                    ___________________________________________

                                    STEVEN H. KENDALL, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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