September 24, 2018 Agenda

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5:30 Public Safety Committee on Knox Boxes
5:45 Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee on Hotel/Motel Funding

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, September 24, 2018
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.

1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Call to Order

3. Roll Call
Peggy Sherrets
Matt Derifield Lou Ann Milks
Warren Fisk Matt Weber
Darin Christensen Renee Cantrell

4. Additions or Deletions

5. Citizens

6. Consent Agenda

A. Motion approving September 10, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $393,406.72
C. Consideration of Pay Request No. 5 to Portzen Construction in the amount of $56,050.00 for work completed on 42 Well Improvements Project
D. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor, Blass ‘C’ Beer and Class ‘B’ Wine permit renewal for Fareway Stores, Inc. #412

7. Public Hearing on Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through Section 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection to the City of Oelwein Code of Ordinances

8. Consideration of an Ordinance Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through Section 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection – First Reading

9. Public Hearing on Adding Article VIII, Section 12-300 through Section 12-308 Rental Housing Inspection Program to the City of Oelwein Code of Ordinances

10. Consideration of an Ordinance Adding Article VIII, Section 12-300 through Section 12-308 Rental Housing Inspection Program – First Reading

11. Consideration of an Ordinance amending Chapter 25 Housing Maintenance and Occupancy Code – Second Reading

12. Consideration of a motion to waive the second and third reading and adopt an Ordinance on the first and final reading

13. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 14-130 Public Tree Care, Establishment of Urban Forest Enterprise

14. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Agreement with T & W Grinding and Compost Services, LLC for grinding and compost services

15. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 16-40 Landfill Rate Classification; Charges and County Recycling Program Fund

16. Consideration of a recommendation from Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee re: Hotel/Motel Funding to Pawsitively Oelwein, Inc.; Birdnow Soccer Complex; and Williams Center for the Arts

17. Consideration of a motion authorizing the purchase of a new grit pump for Wastewater Treatment Plant in the amount of $5,509.00 from Gorman-Rupp

18. Consideration of a motion to purchase radio equipment for the Police Department in the amount of $12,802.50 from Racom

19. Report from Weber on Public Safety Committee meeting

20. Report from Christensen on September Library Board meeting

21. Report from Cantrell on September Park & Recreation Commission meeting

22. Report from Derifield on September Airport Board meeting

23. Mayor’s Report

24. City Attorney’s Report

25. City Administrator’s Report

26. Old Business

27. New business

28. Adjournment

A Rental Inspection Work Session will be held following the regular meeting.

September 10, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
September 10, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 10, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

Roll Call Present: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Absent: None
Also Present: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Citizens Patsy Clouse, 117 8th Avenue SW stated an ordinance on portable carports was passed last year and questioned why are they still up. She also questioned why the drug house next to her wasn’t being investigated.

Jerry Wall, 12 Hillside Drive West shared the following:
Not in favor of vacant building permit and inspection code changes
Inspection fees will put a burden on him since his building is not paid for
Does like city wide cleanup day
Would like to continue city brush and leaf pickup

Deb Howard, 1320 Isaac Avenue, Hazleton and Travis Bushaw, 1004 10th Street SE spoke representing OCAD and OCAD Housing committee. Howard stated OCAD does support the effort city council is doing to improve housing stock in Oelwein and hopes that a program can be established and agreeable to all parties involved. OCAD believes it is necessary to have inspection and housing codes for all homes and not just rentals. OCAD created a “Spiffy Award” and a “flip program” in which people can buy houses, fix them up and flip them. Housing studies show Oelwein has a large number of homes valued at $50,000 or less and most of these homes need to be improved for a higher standard of living for our residents.

Lee Buhr, 821 West Charles said the proposed code has already dropped the price of real estate 10-15% which if this goes into effect will cost him over $100,000 just in lost revenue by de-valuing his properties. He has been a landlord for 33 years and has remodeled over 100 houses in Oelwein. He is working to fix up his rentals on his own time schedule, if not he’ll be forced to sell some of his worst ones to tenants who won’t be able to fix it because they won’t have the money.

Jim Dage, 13 North Frederick stated he is in agreement and the city does need to do something regarding rental and homeowner inspections. He feels the process is a little rushed and pointed out concerns in wording in the code, definitions, and application of “partially” vacant buildings section. He would like to see exemptions for contract sales where parent helps child buy house.

Becky Batterson, 1145 1st Avenue SW is a renter and is concerned how these fees will affect her rental cost.

Patsy Clouse, 117 8th Avenue SW spoke again stating she is on a fixed income using Section 8 housing and her rent increases she will be moving out.

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Brett DeVore, 7 9th Avenue SE stated 80-90 landlords are on board with some type of code and a business should be able to afford the $150 annual fee. His issue is the annual fee is 6-9 times higher than other communities. He thanked council for responding to his e-mail. Budget numbers the city is proposing are ludicrous and the city should wait until the “request for proposals” RFP’s are in before determining budget costs involving an outside company. He also thanked council for being engaged at the August 29, 2018 landlord meeting. He called on the Mayor to resign.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Milks to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:

A. Motion approving August 27, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Special Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for First Garden
C. Change Order No. 3 to Flynn Company, Inc. in the amount of $15,498.88 for Old Road Paving Improvements Project
D. Pay Request No. 5 to Flynn Company, Inc. in the amount of $38,060.35 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements Project

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing 2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to open the Public
Amendment to Urban Hearing on proposed 2018 amendment to the urban renewal plan for the
Renewal Plan for Central Urban Renewal Area and Internal TIF Loan.
Central Urban Renewal
Area & Internal TIF Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Loan Nays: None
Motion Carried

No comments were made.

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to close the hearing.

Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #5052-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution No. 5052-2018 Approving 2018 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Central Urban Renewal Area and Internal TIF Loan.

Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

First Reading Ch. 25 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to approve the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 25 Housing Maintenance and Occupancy Code.

Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing, A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to set a Public Hearing for
Article IX, Section September 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through
12-400 thru 411 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection to the City of Oelwein Code of
Vacant Building Ordinances. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to set a Public Hearing for
Article VIII, Section September 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on Adding Article VII, Section 12-300 through
12-300 thru 308 12-308 Rental Housing Inspection Program to the City of Oelwein Code
Rental Housing of Ordinances. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution 5053-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No.
End City Wide Brush 5053-2018 Ending the Service of City-Wide Brush Cleanup and City-Wide
And Leaf Cleanup Leaf Cleanup.

Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5054-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
City Street Financial No. 5054-2018 re: 2017-2018 City Street Financial Report.
Report
Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Utility Radio A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Christensen to approve the
Communication Equip. purchase of radio communication equipment for the Utility Department from Automatic Systems in an amount not to exceed $30,000. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Fall Clean Up A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to set Fall Clean Up date for September 22, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. to Noon. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon stated the city acquired a property through tax sale and is also working on a judgement for another property.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 6:30 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 10, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 11, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A work session on Residential Tree Inventory and Potential Tree Utility followed the regular meeting.

Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development committee met prior to the regular council meeting and a work session on rental inspection was also held.

September 10, 2018 Agenda

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5:15 P.M. PLANNING, FINANCE, ENTERPRISE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
5:30 P.M. WORK SESSION ON RENTAL INSPECTION

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, September 10, 2018
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.

1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Call to Order

3. Roll Call
Peggy Sherrets
Matt Derifield Lou Ann Milks
Warren Fisk Matt Weber
Darin Christensen Renee Cantrell

4. Additions or Deletions

5. Citizens

6. Consent Agenda

A. Motion approving August 27, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Consideration of a Special Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for First Garden
C. Consideration of Change Order No. 3 to Flynn Company Inc. in the amount of $16,498.88 for Old Road Paving Improvements Project
D. Consideration of Pay Request No. 5 to Flynn Company Inc. in the amount of $38,060.35 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements Project

7. Public Hearing on proposed 2018 amendment to the urban renewal plan for the Central Urban Renewal Area and Internal TIF Loan

8. Consideration of a Resolution approving 2018 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Central Urban Renewal Area and Internal TIF Loan

9. Consideration of an Ordinance amending Chapter 25 Housing Maintenance and Occupancy Code – First Reading

10. Consideration of a motion to set a Public Hearing for September 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through Section 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection to the City of Oelwein Code of Ordinances

11. Consideration of a motion to set a Public Hearing for September 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on Adding Article VIII, Section 12-300 through Section 12-308 Rental Housing Inspection Program to the City of Oelwein Code of Ordinances

12. Consideration of a Resolution Ending the Service of City-Wide Brush Cleanup and City-Wide Leaf Cleanup

13. Consideration of a Resolution re: 2017-2018 City Street Financial Report

14. Consideration of a motion to approve the purchase of radio communication equipment for the Utility Department from Automatic Systems in an amount not to exceed $30,000

15. Consideration of a motion to set Fall Clean Up Date for September 22, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. to Noon

16. Mayor’s Report

17. City Attorney’s Report

18. City Administrator’s Report

19. Old Business

20. New business

21. Adjournment

Work Session on Residential Tree Inventory and Potential Tree Utility will follow the regular meeting

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