September 11, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
September 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

Mayor Sherrets requested a roll call vote.

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

Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by B. Weber to adjourn at 6:46 P.M. all voted aye.
Motion Carried

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PEGGY SHERRETS, MAYOR
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held September 11, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 13, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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

September 11, 2017 Agenda

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Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee Meeting 5:30 P.M.

AGENDA

Oelwein City Council Monday, September 11, 2017
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.

1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Call to Order

3. Roll Call
Peggy Sherrets
Ben Weber Lou Ann Milks
Darin Christensen Matt Weber
Kevin Stickel Renee Cantrell

4. Additions or Deletions

5. Citizens

6. Consent Agenda

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

7. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance No. 971 to Amend Section 202 and 203 Accessory Structures in R1 and R2 Residential Zoning Districts – Third and Final Reading

8. Consideration of a motion directing Staff to enter into negotiations for a Single Hauler Residential Garbage program

9. Consideration of a motion to approve purchase of VFD in an amount not to exceed $30,000 from Automatic Systems for Wastewater Treatment Plant

10. Report from Renee Cantrell on Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee Meeting

11. Consideration of a motion to approve Hotel/Motel Funding for Williams Center for the Arts

12. Consideration of a motion to approve demolition funding for 605 4th Street SE

13. Consideration of a motion approving 2017 Junk House Removal Plan

14. Mayor’s Report

A. Consideration of the appointment of Ron Lenth to the Tree Board

15. City Attorney’s Report

16. City Administrator’s Report

17. Old Business

18. New business

19. Adjournment

Work Session with OCAD on Goals and Initiatives will follow the regular meeting

August 28, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
August 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

All voted Aye.
Motion Carried

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

All voted Aye.
Motion Carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to adjourn at 6:25P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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PEGGY SHERRETS, MAYOR
ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator in and for the City of Oelwein, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true accounting of the Council Proceedings held August 28, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 31, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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