March 23, 2015 Council Minutes

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Mar 262015

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
March 23, 2015

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, March 23, 2015. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Ryan, Stickel, Milks, Malget, Cantrell
ABSENT: Weber
ALSO PRESENT: Letzring, Rigdon, VanVeldhuizen

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

Leslie Matthias Leslie Matthias, 109 Hillside Drive West suggested the city use some of the
Community Gardens vacant lots for community gardens. She is a Master Gardener, assists with the school’s garden and has worked with the City of Waverly Community Gardens. A similar program is currently underway in Waverly. Master gardeners can mentor young families who want to learn gardening. Letzring will contact Waverly City Administrator regarding this program.

Mike Kerns Mike Kerns, 1213 2nd Street SW shared an article from the Sioux City Journal
Nuisance Property regarding a nuisance abatement property. Sioux City took legal action against property owner to pay liens from city demolition and land grading costs. Kerns encouraged council to enforce the city code and require property owners to repair or tear down dilapidated property.

Molly Schindelar Molly Schindelar, 208 10th Street SW from Iowa Food Hub, NE Iowa Food & Fitness, Winneshiek Energy District and Center for Sustainable Communities are sponsoring six community forums titled Resilient Rural Communities: Success Stores and Future Visions. Oelwein’s forum is at Oelwein Middle School Library on March 26, 2015 at 5:30 P.M.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Ryan to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:

1. Approval of the minutes of the March 9, 2015 regular meeting.
2. Claims Resolution in the amount of $556,135.62.
3. Class ‘C’ Beer and Sunday Sales Renewal for Kwik Trip, Inc.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4828 A motion was made by Malget, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4828
To Fix a Date for a Public Hearing on a Loan Agreement in Principal Amount Not to Exceed $400,000 at 6:00 P.M. April 13, 2015.

Ayes: Ryan, Stickel, Milks, Malget, Cantrell
Nays: None
MotionCarried

’59 Well Repairs A motion was made by Malget, seconded by Ryan to authorize repairs to Well #59 by Northway Well and Pump Co. in the amount of $11,328.62. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Airport Lighting Project A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Stickel to approve Pay Request
Pay Request #2 No. 2 to Voltmer Inc. in the amount of $54,781.00 for work completed on Oelwein Municipal Airport Rehabilitate Runway Lighting Project. All voted aye.
MotionCarried

Stickel inquired how long the runways would be shut down during this lighting project.

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Housing Needs A motion was made by Malget, seconded by Ryan authorizing Upper Explorerland
Assessment Regional Planning Commission to conduct Housing Needs Assessment in the amount of $9,110 plus optional add-on of $5,100 if deemed necessary and useful. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4829 A motion was made by Malget, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
406 3rd Avenue SE No. 4829 Authorizing the Mayor to Execute Offer to Purchase Real Estate in amount of $100,000 for 406 3rd Avenue SE, Oelwein, Iowa.

Mike Kerns, 1213 2nd Street SW stated this property is under an acre and at said purchase price is drastically over-valued.

Malget commented that this is price commercial real estate for sale and it marks a major move to clean up the city, and reminded all that the Mayor campaigned for this type of cleanup.

Ayes: Ryan, Stickel, Milks, Malget, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Park & Rec Meeting Cantrell reported on the March Park & Recreation Commission meeting. Tessa Willie from Helping Services for Northeast Iowa spoke regarding tobacco-free park signage for all city parks and trails. Park Superintendent is looking to hire two seasonal workers and a ball diamond worker. Burkhart is looking for someone to teach Intro to Kayaking this summer at Lake Oelwein. A group is interested in renting out the concession stand at Wings Park during Little League games.

Tobacco Free Mayor opened discussion on proposed resolution Establishing a Tobacco
Parks & Trails Free Parks and Trails Policy. Smoke free park signs would be posted in all city parks and along trails. Chief Logan said this is only a policy and not in city code, there would be no enforcement provision and no penalty. If citizens would report a smoker in the park and since it is not in the code, there is no way to enforce it. Ryan and Malget agreed with Chief Logan.

Tobacco Free Parks A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Malget to not adopt the proposed resolution establishing a tobacco free Parks and Trails Policy.
Ayes: Ryan, Stickel, Malget
Nays: Milks, Cantrell
Motion Carried

Wellness Center Purchased all-new cardio/weight equipment with Oelwein School District, added yoga classes, personal training, health assessments, Med Fit sessions, Corporate Partnership with several large employers in town, added 168 new members in January 2015 over last January.

Airport Board Stickel presented minutes on the March Airport Board meeting. Meeting dates will now be the second Thursday of the month. The Airort Board would like to install security cameras. Installation of a gate on the west drive was discussed. The Runway Lighting Project will last approximately six weeks.

OCAD Ryan would like to see minutes from OCAD meetings. Malget would like to meet the Economic Development Director and see his goals.

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Road Use Tax Malget inquired what the City was going to spend the additional Road Use Tax on which is approximately an 18% increase. Letzring stated the increase represents approximately $100,000 and would be used for repairs but not significant enough to fund a new complete street project.

Malget requested a work session be scheduled to follow up on nuisance abatement properties as discussed earlier in the year.

Executive Session A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Milks to go into Executive Session to discuss purchase of particular real estate where premature disclosure is reasonably expected to increase the purchase price pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(J).
Ayes: Ryan, Stickel, Milks, Malget, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Return to Regular A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Malget to return to Regular Session.
Session Ayes: Ryan, Stickel, Milks, Malget, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Malget to adjourn at 8:15 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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PEGGY SHERRETS, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Jamie Letzring, 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 23, 2015 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 26, 2015.

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JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

March 23, 2015 Agenda

City Council Agenda Comments Off on March 23, 2015 Agenda
Mar 202015

AGENDA

OELWEIN CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015
OELWEIN, IOWA 6:00 P.M.

1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

2. CALL TO ORDER

3. ROLL CALL
PEGGY SHERRETS

PAUL RYAN TED MALGET
KEVIN STICKEL RENEE CANTRELL
LOU ANN MILKS BEN WEBER

4. ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS

5. CITIZENS

A. LESLIE MATTHIAS ON COMMUNITY GARDENS

6. CONSENT AGENDA

A. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MARCH 9, 2015 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
B. CLAIMS RESOLUTION
C. CONSIDERATION OF A CLASS ‘C’ BEER AND SUNDAY SALES RENEWAL FOR KWIK TRIP, INC.

7. CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION TO FIX A DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON A LOAN AGREEMENT IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $400,000

8. CONSIDERATION OF A MOTION AUTHORIZING REPAIRS TO WELL #59 BY NORTHWAY WELL AND PUMP CO. IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,328.62

9. CONSIDERATION OF A MOTION TO APPROVE PAY REQUEST NO. 2 TO VOLTMER INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $54,781.00 FOR WORK COMPLETED ON OELWEIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT REHABILITATE RUNWAY LIGHTING PROJECT

10. CONSIDERATION OF A MOTION AUTHORIZING UERPC TO CONDUCT HOUSING NEEDS ASSESSMENT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $10,000

11. CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE OFFER TO PURCHASE REAL ESTATE

12. REPORT FROM RENEE CANTRELL ON MARCH PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING

13. CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A TOBACCO-FREE PARKS AND TRAILS POLICY

14. UPDATE ON WELLNESS CENTER MEMBERSHIPS AND PARK & RECREATION PARTICIPATION

15. REPORT FROM KEVIN STICKEL ON MARCH AIRPORT BOARD MEETING

16. MAYOR’S REPORT

17. CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

18. CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

19. OLD BUSINESS

20. NEW BUSINESS

21. EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS PURCHASE OF PARTICULAR REAL ESTATE WHERE PREMATURE DISCLOSURE IS REASONABLY EXPECTED TO INCREASE THE PURCHASE PRICE PURSUANT TO IOWA CODE 21.5(1)(J)

22. ADJOURNMENT

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