October 22, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
October 22, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, October 22, 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 Milks, seconded by Derifield to adopt the agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Wellmark Grant Becky Bland from the Wellmark Foundation presented Joshua Johnson, Park and Recreation Supervisor a $87,353 check for trail improvements.

Ben Driscoll Ben Driscoll, 118 2nd Street NE, confirmed the work session with Hub City Landlords was November 13, 2018 following the regular council meeting.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:

A. Motion approving October 8, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $518,341.61.
C. Pay Request No. 6 to Portzen Construction in the amount of $70,841.50 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to open the Public
Disposal of City Hearing on the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property described
Property as Lot 16, Block 9, Oelwein Land Company’s First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Fisk questioned why the lot was being sold for $500.00 when it had a value of $7,000 on Beacon. Mulfinger stated if it’s included in a larger project or nonconforming it can be sold to neighboring property owners so the city doesn’t have the expense of mowing it. It is not a buildable lot and the neighboring property owner needs it to improve the foundation and drainage since the property slopes 2 feet back into the house. Ron Winter explained the details to council.

Mulfinger offered to review the lot sale policy if council deemed necessary.

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

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

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Resolution 5055-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Sale of City Property No. 5055-2018 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in Lot 16, Block 9, Oelwein Land Company’s First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Nays: Derifield, Fisk

Motion Carried

Ordinance 1166 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Ordinance No. 1166
Vacant Bldg Permit Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through Section 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection on the third and final reading.

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

Ordinance 1167 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Ordinance No. 1167
Rental Hsg. Inspection Adding Article VIII, Section 12-300 through Section 12-308 Rental Housing Inspection Program on the third and final reading.

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

Ordinance 1168 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Ordinance No. 1168
Urban Forest Amending Section 14-130 Public Tree Care, Establishment of Urban Forest
Enterprise Enterprise on the third and final reading.

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

Ordinance 1169 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt Ordinance No. 1169
Landfill Rate Amending Section 16-40 Landfill Rate Classification; Charges and County Recycling Program Fund on the third and final reading.

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

Resolution 5056-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution
Set Hrg-Vacate Alley No. 5056-2018 to set Public Hearing on Proposed Vacation of that Portion of the Alley Running North and South in Block 12, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa on November 13, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution 5057-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Set Hrg-Sell Alley No. 5057-2018 to set Public Hearing on Proposed Disposal by Sale of the City’s Interest in that portion of the Alley Running North and South in Block 12, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa on November 13, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

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

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Resolution 5058-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
Rental Housing Policy No. 5058-2018 formally adopting the Oelwein Rental Housing Inspection Administrative Policy.

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

Resolution 5059-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt
Rental & Vacant Resolution 5059-2018 Amending the Oelwein Fee Schedule to Include Rental
Bldg. Permit Fees Inspection Fees and Vacant Building Permit Fees.

Cantrell questioned if the city received any bids for the company to do the first round of inspections. None were received. She also inquired if there would be enough funds to pay for hiring of a Building Official and Administrative Assistant. Mulfinger stated a safe estimate based on 800 rentals should pay for program costs and salaries with a subsidy from Franchise Fees in the beginning.

Fisk questioned when fees would be paid. Mulfinger stated the landlord pays fees when they register January 2019. The fees will be added to the cities regular fee schedule with an annual review in December.

Ayes: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber
Nays: Cantrell
Motion Carried

Fox Engr. Task Order A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to authorize
Wings East Addition signatures on Fox Engineers Task Order No. 1022-18A in the amount of $28,500 for Wings East Addition. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Trails Crack Sealing A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks authorizing crack sealing to walking trails in the amount of $6,393.08 by Kluesner Construction.

Airport Board Meeting Derifield reported on the October Airport Board meeting. Budget items were reviewed. FBO Tegeler is interested in the old lift and he’d work to repair it.

Park & Recreation Cantrell reported on the October Park and Recreation Commission meeting.
Commission Mtg. Ashland Taylor is a newly appointed board member. New water fountains were installed in Wings and City Park with hopes of a new fountain for Platts Park if funds become available or are donated.

Library Board Meeting Christensen reported on the October Library Board meeting. Discussion on installing an electric car charging point took place. Friends donated $1,000 towards special events and $1,000 to purchase DVD’s. New officers were elected with Dee Gerstenberger and Pat Taylor as new board members.

City Attorney City Attorney is working on two nuisance properties to get cleaned up.

New Business Cantrell informed council the Buchanan County Animal Shelter has
Buchanan Co. Animal opened and encouraged them to tour the facility.
Shelter

Code Enforcement Fisk expressed his concerns regarding what gets enforced and lightly gets enforced. City code is over 500 pages of ordinances to enforce how can the city accomplish all that plus the new rental code. Sherrets inquired if there was something in particular Fisk wanted to discuss. He stated a camper has been parked in an area it should not be with people living in it on and off. Code stated 14 continuous days living in a camper needs to be registered at City Hall. High priority code enforcement items get addressed but officers still took time to stop by the property owners regarding the camper.

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Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:43 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 October 22, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 24, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A joint work session with Oelwein Chamber and Area Development followed the meeting.

October 22, 2018 Agenda

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AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, October 22, 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. Wellmark Grant presentation

6. Citizens

7. Consent Agenda

A. Motion approving October 8, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $518,341.61
C. Consideration of Pay Request No. 6 to Portzen Construction in the amount of $70,841.50 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project

8. Public Hearing on the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property described as Lot 16, Block 9, Oelwein Land Company’s First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa

9. Consideration of a Resolution Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in Lot 16, Block 9, Oelwein Land Company’s First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa

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

11. Consideration of an Ordinance Adding Article VIII, Section 12-300 through Section 12-308 Rental Housing Inspection Program – Third and Final Reading

12. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 14-130 Public Tree Care, Establishment of Urban Forest Enterprise – Third and Final Reading

13. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 16-40 Landfill Rate Classification; Charges and County Recycling Program Fund – Third and Final Reading

14. Consideration of a Resolution to set Public Hearing on Proposed Vacation of that Portion of the Alley Running North and South in Block 12, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa

15. Consideration of a Resolution to set Public Hearing on Proposed Disposal by Sale of the City’s Interest in that Portion of the Alley Running North and South in Block 12, Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa

16. Consideration of a Resolution formally adopting the Oelwein Rental Housing Inspection Administrative Policy

17. Consideration of a Resolution Amending the Oelwein Fee Schedule to Include Rental Inspection Fees and Vacant Building Permit Fees

18. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Fox Engineers Task Order No. 1022-18A in the amount of $28,500 for Wings East Addition

19. Consideration of a motion authorizing crack sealing to walking trails in the amount of $6,393.08 by Kluesner Construction

20. Report from Derifield on October Airport Board meeting

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

22. Report from Christensen on October Library 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 joint work session with Oelwein Chamber and Area Development will follow the meeting

October 8, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
October 8, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, October 8, 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 Derifield, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Proclamation Mayor Sherrets read a Proclamation on Home Rule.

Citizens Larry Lauer, 405 4th Street NE asked council when the city is going to take care of 4th Street sewer line. It has backed up in his basement several times when it rains.

Ruth Brown, 409 4th Avenue NE stated she has lived there one year and her sewer has backed up into the basement four times.

Mulfinger stated there is only a 6” pipe and when it rains it can’t take it away fast enough for all the homes that have been connected to it. The city will review water and sewer line replacement areas with budget planning this fall as funding becomes available.

Lee Buhr, 821 West Charles presented a petition with approximately 300 signatures from “Citizens against Rental and Vacant Building Code”. He stated government that governs the least governs the best otherwise too much government codes is communism. The largest investors which are landlords are being driven away. He purchased a property for $2,000 and is going to put in another name, not his so it won’t be on the rental list. He sold his worst property on contract to a gal that has no business owning a home but she wants a home.

Paul Ganske, 116 Eastline Road North stated 8th Avenue SE from East Charles to the hospital has parking on the east side of the road and it is hard to get school buses through the narrow area. He suggested three options to council. It will be much worse in the winter when there are snow piles.

Ron Winter, 914 4th Avenue NE and owns property at 1002 West Charles. There are two large trees that are rotten inside growing in the right-of-way that city needs to cut down.

He would also like the rental inspection code simplified. He was concerned that an old stone basement is in violation but it is not in violation just because it is old – no one lives in the basement.

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

A. Motion approving September 24, 2018 regular council minutes.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Ord – Vacant Bldg A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to approve the second
Permit & Inspection reading of an Ordinance Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through Section 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection.

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

Ord – Rental Housing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to approve the second
Inspection Program reading of an Ordinance Adding Article VIII, section 12-300 through Section 12-
First Reading 308 Rental Housing Inspection Program.

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

Ord #1164, Chapter 25 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to approve the
Housing Maint. and third and final reading of an Ordinance amending Chapter 25 Housing
Occupancy Code Maintenance and Occupancy Code.

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

Ord – Public Tree A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to approve the second
Care, Establishment reading of an Ordinance Amending Section 14-130 Public Tree Care,
Of Urban Forest Ent. Establishment of Urban Forest Enterprise.

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

Ordinance Amending A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to approve the second
Landfill Rate reading of an Ordinance Amending Section 16-40 Landfill Rate Classification; Charges and County Recycling Program Fund.

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

Refer Parkview A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to refer Parkview
Addition to P & Z Addition Preliminary and Final Plat to Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendation. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Fisk stated housing should be on vacant lots within the city and not a new subdivision.

Cantrell received feedback on concerns regarding the wet retention pond area. Also how can the city afford to pay for a trail when they can’t afford to pay for street repairs.

Mulfinger stated this is a school project and referring it to committee tonight does not commit the city to any funding.

Change 11-12-18 mtg. A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to move the
To 11-13-18 November 12, 2018 Council meeting to Tuesday, November 13, 2018 due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to set a Public Hearing
Disposal Lot 16, on October 22, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on the proposed disposal by sale of city
Block 9 owned property described as Lot 16, Block 9, Oelwein Land Company’s First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Park & Rec Appt. A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to approve the appointment of Ashland Taylor to the Park and Recreation Commission. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Attorney Dillon is working on three new nuisance properties and determining the city’s course of action.

Cantrell has had several complaints that Black Hawk Waste is not returning phone calls. They are also not putting the emptied can in the correct area and are gouging out peoples lawns.

Derifield stated Black Hawk leaves cans in the street when citizens can’t do that.

Adjourn A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 6:35 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 October 8, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 9, 2018.

___________________________________________________
Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A work session with the Hub City Landlord Association followed the regular meeting.

Public Safety Committee met prior to the regular meeting re: Fousek Vicious Animal Appeal.

October 8, 2018 Agenda

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5:30 P.M. Public Safety Committee – Fousek Vicious Animal Appeal

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, October 8, 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. Wellmark Grant presentation

6. Proclamation – Home Rule

7. Citizens

8. Consent Agenda

A. Motion approving September 24, 2018 regular council minutes

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

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

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

12. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 14-130 Public Tree Care, Establishment of Urban Forest Enterprise – Second Reading

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

14. Consideration of a motion referring Parkview Addition Preliminary and Final Plat to Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendation

15. Consideration of a motion to move the November 12, 2018 Council meeting to Tuesday, November 13, 2018 due to Veteran’s Day Holiday

16. Consideration of a motion to set a Public Hearing on October 22, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property described as Lot 16, Block 9, Oelwein Land Company Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa

17. Mayor’s Report
A. Consideration of the appointment of Ashland Taylor to the Park and Recreation Commission

18. City Attorney’s Report

19. City Administrator’s Report

20. Old Business

21. New business

22. Adjournment

A Work Session with the Hub City Landlord Association will be held following the regular meeting.

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