September 23, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
September 23, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 23, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

Roll Call Present: Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Absent: Derifield
Also Present: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Brett Devore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, requested the housing program representative from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission attend a Housing Committee meeting to learn from citizens how the grant program is or isn’t working.

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

A. Motion approving September 9, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $325,301.98.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor License and Sunday Sales renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9.
D. Ownership update for Casey’s General Store #2682.
E. Class ‘E’ Liquor and Class ‘B’ Wine Permit renewal for Casey’s General Store #2682.
F. Class ‘E’ Liquor License Refund for Oelwein Bottle and Can.
G. Motion adjusting the part time police officer wage.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing CDBG Sherrets opened the Public Hearing on Community Development Block
Water/Sewer App. Grant Water/Sewer Application. Diana Johnson, from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission read the following 9 points to Council:

(a) how the need for the proposed activity or projects were identified;
The need for the CDBG water/sewer grant with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) came from various planning sessions within the city. The City of Oelwein has experienced a significant number of water main breaks and leaks on their older portions of the distribution system. Within the last year, a list of twelve problem areas were identified that needed major repair. Due to budget constraints, mains needing emergency repairs, and portions of the gooseneck water services containing lead, five regions were evaluated to require restoration first.

(b) how the proposed activity or projects will be funded and the sources of funds:
The request from the IEDA will be $600,000. If successfully funded, the remainder of the proposed activity will be funded through an Iowa Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) loan, for a total project cost of $1,286,544.

(c) the date the CDBG application will be submitted;
The CDBG water/sewer application will be submitted on or before October 1, 2019 to the IEDA.

(d) requested amount of federal funds;
The requested amount is $600,000.

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(e) estimated portion of federal funds that will benefit persons of low and moderate income;
Per year 2015 low and moderate income (LMI) data from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Oelwein’s LMI is 60.2%. Therefore, it can be expected that the same portion of the funds will benefit that group of residents or a total of 3,861 persons.

(f) where the proposed activity or project will be conducted;
The project will be conducted within the city limits of Oelwein in the following five locations; 1st Street SE (Hillside Drive East to 12th Avenue SE), 12th Avenue SE (East Charles Street to Water Tower), 1st Street NE (8th Avenue NE to 13th Avenue NE), 5th Street SE (5th Avenue SE to 9th Avenue SE), and 6th Avenue SE (5th Street SE to 7th Street SE).

(g) plans to minimize displacement of persons and businesses as a result of funded activities or projects;
No businesses or persons will be displaced as a result of the proposed facility upgrades.

(h) plans to assist persons actually displaced, and;
No plans to displace any persons.

(i) the nature of the proposed activity or project.
The nature of the proposed project within the City of Oelwein is to include the replacement of 4-inch and 6-inch sand case- and cast-iron water mains with 8-inch water mains. Portions that weren’t previously meeting size compliance with Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) requirements will now be met. Lead service goose necks will be removed as part of the project as well. Water flow and fire protection will be increased.

Fisk questioned why 6 and 8” pipes. Mulfinger explained in different areas the 4” are placed by 6” and 6” are replaced by 8”.

No other comments were received from the public. Sherrets closed the Public Hearing.

Housing Needs A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to approve City of Oelwein,
Assessment Iowa Community Development and Housing Needs Assessment. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution 5112-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No. 5112-2019 of the City Council of Oelwein, Iowa authorizing the submission of a CDBG Water/Sewer application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

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

UERPC Services Diana Johnson from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission informed council of the services they offer to their five-county area.

Public Hearing GO Sherrets opened the Public Hearing on General Obligation Loan Agreement
Loan not to exceed in an amount not to exceed $150,000. No comments were received from the
$150,000 public. Sherrets closed the Public Hearing.

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Resolution 5113-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
GO Loan Agreement 5113-2019 expressing intent to enter into a General Obligation Loan Agreement.

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

Resolution 5113-2019 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
Oppose Alliant No. 5113-2019 Opposing an Alliant Energy Rate Increase and Anti-
Energy Increase Netmetering Legislation.

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

Resolution 5115-2019 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution
IA DOT Street Report No. 5115-2019 adopting Iowa Department of Transportation City Street Financial Report.

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

Library Board Mtg. Christensen stated the September Library Board meeting did not have a quorum present.

Housing Committee Fisk stated the September Housing Committee meeting had lots of discussion. Decisions on next steps to take, tear down or improve properties. People need to get on board. There is a serious housing issue on rental properties.

Board and Commission Sherrets requested City Council and staff help identify individuals for
Openings the following openings:
Zoning Board of Adjustment – Two Vacancies
Planning and Zoning Commission – Two Vacancies
Airport Board – Two Vacancies
Planning and Zoning Commission – Two Terms Expiring 12/2019
Zoning Board of Adjustment – One Term Expiring 11/2019

Appointment A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to approve the appointment of Captain Voshell to the 911 Service Board and Lt. Niedert as alternate and the appointment of Chief Logan as PSAP Representative and Officer Schmelzer as alternate. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney Dillon stated that he continues to learn more about property ownership in Oelwein. There is a current stakeout to serve a property owner in California. Two were served on the East Coast and another fled the country. Examples of why property remains vacant so long in Oelwein and the measures that have to be taken to keep moving forward. Also some items are going to District Court.

City Administrator Mulfinger stated Department Heads are busy working on budgets and CIP items to meet with council.

Redemption Center Cantrell expressed concern that it is getting harder and harder to find places to take deposit returns. The place the can was purchased at is required to take the deposit return, but they may make the return requirements cumbersome to want to return there.

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Dogs at Large Cantrell stated there are loose dogs on the bike trails and in city parks and there is concern about safety. Chief Logan stated the leash law, animal owners must have their dogs under control whether on or off the leash. Anyone can carry mace for self protection.

Executive Session A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(g) to avoid disclosure of specific law enforcement matters, such as current or proposed investigations or inspection or auditing techniques or schedules, which if disclosed would enable law violators to avoid detection. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Return to Regular A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to return to regular session.
Session All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 6:55 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 23, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 24, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A vicious animal hearing preceded the regular council meeting and at 7:00 P.M. City Council met at the Plaza for a public meeting on Wings East Street Assessments.

September 23, 2019 Agenda

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5:30 P.M. Public Safety Committee Vicious Animal Hearing

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, September 23, 2019
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 9, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $326,220.96
C. Consideration of a Class ‘C’ Liquor License and Sunday Sales renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9
D. Consideration of an ownership update for Casey’s General Store #2682
E. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor and Class ‘B’ Wine Permit renewal for Casey’s General Store #2682
F. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor License Refund for Oelwein Bottle and Can
G. Consideration of a motion adjusting the part time police officer wage

7. Public Hearing on Community Development Block Grant Water/Sewer Application

8. Consideration of a motion approving City of Oelwein, Iowa Community Development and Housing Needs Assessment

9. Consideration of a Resolution of the City Council of Oelwein, Iowa authorizing the submission of a CDBG Water/Sewer application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority

10. Diana Johnson, Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission update on services provided

11. Public Hearing on General Obligation Loan Agreement in an amount not to exceed $150,000

12. Consideration of a Resolution expressing intent to enter into a General Obligation Loan Agreement

13. Consideration of a Resolution Opposing an Alliant Energy Rate Increase and Anti-Netmetering Legislation

14. Consideration of a Resolution adopting Iowa Department of Transportation City Street Financial Report

15. Report from Christensen on September Library Board meeting

16. Report from Fisk on September Housing Committee meeting

17. Mayor’s Report

A. Board and Commission Openings

B. Consideration of the appointment of Captain Voshell to the 911 Service Board and Lt. Niedert as
alternate and the appointment of Chief Logan as PSAP Representative and Officer Schmelzer as
alternate

18. City Attorney’s Report

19. City Administrator’s Report

20. Council Updates

21. Consideration of a motion to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(g) to avoid disclosure of specific law enforcement matters, such as current or proposed investigations or inspection or auditing techniques or schedules, which if disclosed would enable law violators to avoid detection

22. Consideration of a motion to return to Regular Session

23. Adjournment

At 7:00 P.M. the City Council will meet at the Oelwein Community Plaza at 25 West Charles for a public meeting on Wings East Street Assessments

September 9, 2019 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
September 9, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 9, 2019 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 Cantrell to adopt the agenda as presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Misty Williams Misty Williams, 319 2nd Avenue NW expressed concerns regarding her rental house not passing inspection twice. She would like to know her rights as a renter and is worried she could be evicted. City Attorney Dillon informed her to contact Legal Aid in Waterloo or Dubuque regarding landlord tenants.

Brett Devore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, didn’t want council to pass a resolution on the first reading, since it doesn’t give the public several opportunities to respond.

Jeff Milks Jeff Milks, 212 10th Street SW thanked council for the resolution opposing Alliant Energy’s rate increase. He requested additional wording regarding net metering. He would also like the newspaper and TV to help get the word out how this affects Alliant Energy rate increase to Oelwein residents. He has petitions for community members to sign showing support not in favor of the rate increase. The Utility Board is to vote on this topic early October.

John Steil John Steil, 4135 W Avenue spoke in regards to Alliant’s pilot program for solar energy and how rates are applied. A rate increase while decreasing the amount of solar a customer can put on their facility is a win-win for Alliant Energy, not for the customer. He requested a copy of the Resolution be sent to Bruce Bearinger, Iowa House of Representatives and Craig Johnson, Iowa Senator regarding the importance of alternative energy.

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

A. Motion approving August 26, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on agreement with Blacktop Service Company for Oelwein 2019 – Seal Coat Improvements.
C. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Notice to Proceed with Blacktop Service Company for Oelwein 2019 – Seal Coat Improvements
D. Consideration of a motion to set Public Hearing for September 23, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. in City Hall Council Chambers on Community Development Block Grant Water/Sewer Application
E. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Change Order No. 1 with Heartland Asphalt in the amount of $26,904.00 for Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 1176 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Ordinance No.
Speed Zones, third 1176 Amending Section 22-70 to Change Speed Zones on Eastline Road and
and final reading 20th Street SE on the third and final reading.

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

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Suspend Rules A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to suspend the rules, waive the second and third reading and adopt an ordinance on its first reading. 5 voted aye, 1 (Christensen) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 1177 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Ordinance No.
Zoning Ind. Park 1177 Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real Estate legally described as Lot 1, Industrial Park Second Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa and Lot 2, Block 1, Industrial Park First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa from I-1 Industrial to C-2 Commercial on the first and final reading.

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

Resol #5110-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution No.
Set Public Hearing 5110-2019 setting date for hearing on General Obligation Loan Agreement in an amount not to exceed $150,000.

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

Resol #5111-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No.
IRP Loan 5111-2019 Accepting $500,000 for Oelwein’s Intermediary Relending Program.

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

Resolution Opposing A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Christensen to table
Alliant Energy a Resolution Opposing an Alliant Energy Rate increase to add “net metering”
Increase wording and list on September 23, 2019 Council Agenda. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Road Construction A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to authorize signatures
Agreement Q Ave/ on Road Construction Agreement with Fayette County for Q Avenue/6th Street
6th Street SW SW improvements. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Wings East Paving A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber authorizing signatures
Task Order on Task Order with Fox Engineering for Wings East Paving Improvements. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon stated he filed a large number of cases in the last two weeks. Now waiting on rulings from litigation. We’ve had cooperation from people who didn’t know they owned property. Cleaning up property titles.

Trails The Parks Department received a $1.175 million grant from Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation to extend the trails in Oelwein.

Hwy. 150 City Administrator Dylan Mulfinger said he’ll be presenting in Okoboji Tuesday, September 10th to the Iowa Department of Transportation Commission regarding Highway 150 “Super 2” highway.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:28 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 9, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 11, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A work session on Outer Road & 6th Street NE and 6th Street SW/Q Avenue discussing street assessments followed the regular meeting.

September 9, 2019 Agenda

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AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, September 9, 2019
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 26, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on agreement with Blacktop Service Company for Oelwein 2019 – Seal Coat Improvements
C. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Notice to Proceed with Blacktop Service Company for Oelwein 2019 – Seal Coat Improvements
D. Consideration of a motion to set Public Hearing for September 23, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. in City Hall Council Chambers on Community Development Block Grant Water/Sewer Application
E. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Change Order No. 1 with Heartland Asphalt in the amount of $26,904.00 for Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End

7. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 22-70 to Change Speed Zones on Eastline Road and 20th Street SE – Third and Final Reading

8. Consideration of a motion to suspend the rules, waive the second and third reading and adopt an ordinance on its first reading

9. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real Estate legally described as Lot 1, Industrial Park Second Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa and Lot 2, Block 1, Industrial Park First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa from I-1 Industrial to C-2 Commercial – first and final reading

10. Consideration of a Resolution setting date for hearing on General Obligation Loan Agreement in an amount not to exceed $150,000

11. Consideration of a Resolution Accepting $500,000 for Oelwein’s Intermediary Relending Program

12. Consideration of a Resolution Opposing an Alliant Energy Rate Increase

13. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Road Construction Agreement with Fayette County for Q Avenue/6th Street SW improvements

14. Consideration of a motion authorizing signatures on Task Order with Fox Engineering for Wings East Paving Improvements

15. Mayor’s Report

16. City Attorney’s Report

17. City Administrator’s Report

18. Council Updates

19. Adjournment

A work session on Outer Road & 6th Street NE and 6th Street SW/Q Avenue discussing street assessments will follow the regular meeting

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