November 27, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
November 27, 2017

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

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

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

Service Awards Mayor Sherrets presented 5 Year Service Awards to Library Employee Katie Harris and Utility Employee Matt Rogers.

Citizens – Mausoleum The following three citizens spoke in favor of supporting the Polark mausoleum request.

Margaret Damge, 2319 130th Street
Sue Mausser, 331 7th Avenue SE
Jeannette Hoth, 504 8th Avenue SE

Ralph Woodward Ralph Woodward, 317 6th Avenue SW informed council his neighbors great dane dog barks continuously all day and night. Council requested Chief Logan investigate the issue.

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

A. Motion approving November 13, 2017 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $569,796.29
C. New Class ‘B’ Beer Permit and Outdoor Service for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Chronic Nuisance A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adopt the second
Property – 2nd Reading reading of an Ordinance Amending Code re: Adding Article VII, Section 23-91 thru Section 22-99 Chronic Nuisance Property.

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

Water Rates A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adopt the
1st Reading first reading of an Ordinance Amending Code re: Water Rates.

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

Resolution 5011-2017 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to adopt
Certify TIF Debt Resolution No. 5011-2017 Certifying Tax Increment Finance Indebtedness in Various Districts in the City of Oelwein, Iowa 2nd of Two Requests.

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

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Urban Renewal A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to approve
Report FY 2016-17 Urban Renewal Report re: F.Y. 2016-2017 TIF Debt Outstanding.

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

Lori Brockway from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission presented the following three requests to council regarding the 2017 CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Grant which provides funding to rehab six homes.

Resolution 5012-2017 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt
Policies, 2017 CDBG Resolution No. 5012-2017 of the City of Oelwein, Iowa Adopting Policies
Grant Compliant to the 2017 CDBG Grant for the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation.

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

Resolution 5013-2017 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by B. Weber to adopt
Assistance of Staff Resolution No. 5013-2017 of the City of Oelwein, Iowa Requesting the
CDBG Grant Assistance of the Staff of the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission.

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

Resolution 5014-2017 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to adopt
Technical Assistance Resolution No. 5014-2017 of the City of Oelwein, Iowa Requesting the
2017 CDBG Grant Technical Assistance of the Staff of the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission.

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

Dr. Daniel Pelc A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to refer a request
Plan & Zone Request from Dr. Daniel Pelc to rezone 305, 313 and 317 1st Avenue SE from I2 Light Industrial to Commercial to Planning and Zoning Commission. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Lynn Landis Plan & A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to refer a request
Zone Request from Lynn and Renee Landis to rezone 323 7th Avenue SW from R1 Residential to $2 Residential to Planning and Zoning Commission. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

WWTP Variable Utility Superintendent Vic Kane explained the requested purchase to
Frequency Drive council with an upgrade of the old unit.

A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to approve purchase of Variable Frequency Drive from Automatic Systems in the amount of $18,490.00 for Wastewater Treatment Plant. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Airport Board Stickel reported on November Airport Board meeting. The board discussed budgeting and Tegeler paying for purchase of security cameras which the city would then own. Dirt work on extending the runway began this fall with pouring to take place next spring.

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Library Board Christensen reported on the November Library Board meeting. The persons vandalizing the Library property were identified and is being addressed. Policy changes regarding fines were reviewed. A base salary plan with step increases is being developed. Deb Vogel is new Friends of the Library Board member.

Park & Rec Cantrell reported on November Park and Recreation Commission meeting.
Commission Discussion on Stasi memorial bench, fee schedule, goals, diamond 3 fencing, Wings Park trails extension, and tree grants took place.

City Attorney Report City Attorney Pat Dillon stated six properties are going to district court for teardown. He also sent a letter to the brick manufacturer regarding quality issues of the bricks at Veterans Park on behalf of the Legion.

City Admin Report A work session on mausoleums will be held December 11 following the regular council meeting.

Olde Tyme Christmas Olde Tyme Christmas needs help with teardown. If you are able to assist please show up at 8:30 P.M. on the corner of Frederick and Charles.

Econ. Development Deb Howard, Chamber Director informed council of new prospects to develop more properties for housing and new retail business inquiries.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:33 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 November 27, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register November 29, 2017.

___________________________________________________
DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on General Fund Budget followed the regular meeting.

November 27, 2017 Agenda

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AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, November 27, 2017
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.
1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Call to Order
3. Roll Call
Peggy Sherrets
Darin Christensen Matt Weber
Kevin Stickel Renee Cantrell
Lou Ann Milks Ben Weber
4. Additions or Deletions
5. Presentation of 5 Year Service Award to Library Employee Katie Harris and Utility Employee Matt Rogers
6. Citizens
7. Consent Agenda
A. Motion approving November 13, 2017 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $569,796.29
C. Consideration of a new Class ‘B’ Beer Permit and Outdoor Service for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development
8. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Code re: Adding Article VII, Section 23-91 thru Section 22-99 Chronic Nuisance Property – Second Reading
9. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Code re: Water Rates
10. Consideration of a Resolution Certifying Tax Increment Finance Indebtedness in Various Districts in the City of Oelwein, Iowa 2nd of Two Requests
11. Consideration of a Motion Approving Urban Renewal Report re: F.Y. 2016-2017 TIF Debt Outstanding
12. Consideration of a Resolution of the City of Oelwein, Iowa Adopting Policies Compliant to the 2017 CDBG Grant for the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation
13. Consideration of a Resolution of the City of Oelwein, Iowa Requesting the Assistance of the Staff of the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission
14. Consideration of a Resolution of the City of Oelwein, Iowa Requesting the Technical Assistance of the Staff of the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission
15. Consideration of a motion to refer a request from Dr. Daniel Pelc to rezone 305, 313 and 317 1st Avenue SE from I2 Light Industrial to Commercial to Planning and Zoning Commission
16. Consideration of a motion to refer a request from Lynn and Renee Landis to rezone 323 7th Avenue SW from R1 Residential to R2 Residential to Planning and Zoning Commission
17. Consideration of a motion to approve purchase of Variable Frequency Drive from Automatic Systems in the amount of $18,490 for Wastewater Treatment Plant
18. Report from Kevin Stickel on November Airport Board meeting
19. Report from Darin Christensen on November Library Board meeting
20. Report from Renee Cantrell on November Park & Recreation Commission Meeting
21. Mayor’s Report
22. City Attorney’s Report
23. City Administrator’s Report
24. Old Business
25. New business
26. Adjournment
A work session on General Fund Budget will follow the regular meeting

November 13, 2017 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
November 13, 2017

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

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

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

Bob Lumbus Bob Lumbus, 520 4th Avenue SE expressed his gratitude to council for city workers cleaning streets and alleys.

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

A. Motion approving October 23, 2017 regular council minutes
B. Pay Request No. 1 to Portzen Construction, Inc. in the amount of $126,350.00 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

2016-17 Annual Audit Aaron Olson of TP Anderson & Co., presented the 2016-17 Annual Audit to Council. Olson reviewed the following findings related to the Financial Statements.

Segregation of Duties
Financial Reporting
Wellness Center Collections
Compliance on Revenue Bond
Separately maintained records Fire Department
Approval of Time Records
Utility Billing Delinquent Accounts
Credit Cards

There were no instances of non-compliance. Other findings related to required statutory reporting were noted. In the overall scheme of things, these findings are very small and the city does a great job.

TIF and Debt Report Maggie Burger of Speer Financial presented the city’s TIF and Debt report to council. She reviewed the city’s GO Debt obligations, revenue debt, TIF rebate obligations, TIF revenue abatement, and the GO Debt Capacity with council. The city’s TIF debt for the Downtown Urban Renewal Area and Industrial Park Urban Renewal Area was also shared with East Penn Manufacturing being the largest. Her reports included debt payment schedules and estimated TIF revenues for rebates.

Chronic Nuisance A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt the first
Property – 1st Reading reading of an Ordinance Amending Code re: Adding Article VII, Section 23-91 thru Section 23-99 Chronic Nuisance Property.

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

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Resolution 5006-2017 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt
Single Hauler Resolution No. 5006-2017 authorizing the Mayor to sign a five-year contract with Black Hawk Waste Disposal Inc. for single hauler services for City of Oelwein.

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

Sherrets stated she received three calls from residents regarding customer service for disabled households.

Mulfinger stated elderly pickup is included in the contract.

Blane Benham from Black Hawk Waste stated they will be using an automated arm truck in Oelwein so residents will need to be educated exactly where to place their refuse container. He prefers not to drive on private property which creates additional liability.

Cantrell requested if the containers could be on display in the entry at City Hall.

Resolution 5007-2017 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
Boulders Inn Easement No. 5007-2017 approving an easement with Boulders Inn Oelwein, LLC for Signage and Electrical wiring.

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

Resolution 5008-2017 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to adopt
Residential Resolution No. 5008-2017 Finally Adopting the Proposed Plan for the Oelwein
Revitalization Area Residential Revitalization Area.
Plan
Ayes: Christensen, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5009-2017 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Interfund Transfers No. 5009-2017 on Interfund Transfers.

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

Resolution 5010-2017 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to adopt
Certify TIF Debt Resolution No. 5010-2017 Certifying Tax Increment Finance Indebtedness in Various Districts in the City of Oelwein, Iowa.

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

Mausoleum Permit Chuck Geilenfeld and Michael Brannon from Brannon Monument, Co. requested the city approve a Mausoleum Permit for Roger and Bobbi Polark.

Mulfinger informed council he could not support the construction of a mausoleum from a maintenance liability standpoint and it requires additional state requirements which places a burden on the cemetery and office staff.

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Sherrets stated she is in favor of the mausoleum and there are other tombstones of granite in the cemetery, just not as large as this one. The Polarks have been good to the City of Oelwein and have contributed to various projects. She felt they would contribute to the upkeep of this mausoleum.

Cantrell too was concerned about long term maintenance of the structure and the liability it places on the city.

Geilenfeld stated it is inspected every five years for 20 years. Polarks would be contributing the required 10% to the perpetual care fund approximately $5,000 on a structure valued at over $50,000.

B. Weber questioned if a tree fell on it and breaks it, what kind of expense would that be to the city. The city is liable indefinitely.

Cantrell was concerned if we approve the permit first or change the ordinance first.

A motion was made by Stickel approving a Mausoleum Permit for Roger and Bobbi Polark. The motion died for lack of a second motion.

Old Road Soil A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to approve a contract
Testing in the amount of $5,500 to Terracon for Old Road Soil Testing. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Donaldsons Building Two bids were received for roof repairs on 301 5th Avenue SW.
301 5th Avenue SW
Moss Roofing, West Union $44,230.00
Advance Builders, Cedar Rapids $83,000.00

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Christensen to approve the low bid in the amount of $44,230.00 from Moss Roofing, West Union. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Oelwein Residential One bid was received from Lansing Brothers for demolition for the Oelwein
Tear Down Program Residential Tear Down Program.

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to decline the bid until a future date to rebid. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Airport Board Meeting Stickel presented the October Airport Board minutes to council.

Attorney Report Pat Dillon stated he continues to work with property owners cleaning up.

Administrator Report Municipal Leadership Academy (MLA) Session 1 for new and returning council members is December 7 in Waverly.

Olde Tyme Christmas Deb Howard, Chamber Director requested council review her request for approval of Fireworks within the city limits at Olde Tyme Christmas following the parade. Council is not able to take action on a non-agenda item.

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Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 7:15 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 November 13, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register November 16, 2017.

___________________________________________________
DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Traffic Safety and General Fund Budget discussion followed the regular meeting.

November 13, 2017 Agenda

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AGENDA

Oelwein City Council Monday, November 13, 2017
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.

1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Call to Order

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

4. Additions or Deletions

5. Citizens

6. Consent Agenda

A. Motion approving October 23, 2017 regular council minutes
B. Consideration of Pay Request No. 1 to Portzen Construction, Inc. in the amount of $126,350.00 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project

7. Presentation of 2016-2017 Audit by Aaron Olson of T. P. Anderson & Co.

8. Presentation of Tax Increment Financing by Larry Burger Speer Financial

9. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Code re: Adding Article VII, Section 23-91 thru Section 22-99 Chronic Nuisance Property – First Reading

10. Consideration of a resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign a five-year contract with Black Hawk Waste Disposal Inc. for single hauler services for the City of Oelwein.

11. Consideration of a Resolution approving an easement with Boulders Inn Oelwein, LLC for Signage and Electrical Wiring

12. Consideration of a Resolution Finally Adopting the Proposed Plan for the Oelwein Residential Revitalization Area

13. Consideration of a Resolution on Interfund Transfers

14. Consideration of a Resolution Certifying Tax Increment Finance Indebtedness in Various Districts in the City of Oelwein, Iowa

15. Consideration of a motion approving a Mausoleum Permit for Roger and Bobbi Polark

16. Consideration of a motion approving a contract in the amount of $5,500 to Terracon for Old Road Soil Testing

17. Consideration of a motion approving roof repairs on 301 5th Ave SW in an amount not to exceed $90,000

18. Consideration of a motion approving demolition bids for the Oelwein Residential Tear Down Program

19. Report from Kevin Stickel on October Airport Board meeting

20. Mayor’s Report

21. City Attorney’s Report

22. City Administrator’s Report

23. Old Business

24. New business

25. Adjournment

A work session on Traffic Safety and General Fund Budget discussion will follow the regular meeting.

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