COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
March 11, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.
Roll Call Present: Milks, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
Absent: Weber
Also Present: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

Additions or A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to adopt the agenda as
Deletions presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ron Winter Ron Winter, 914 4th Avenue NE spoke regarding the rental inspection code. He was in favor of inspection but not in favor of the dead bolt requirement on exterior doors since he had recently replaced several exterior doors. He also inquired by carbon monoxide detectors were not required as part of the inspection. Sherrets thanked him for bringing this to council’s attention. He also questioned if rental properties in a trust would be subject to inspection? Mulfinger stated if they pay rent or any type of monetary value to live there it is subject to inspection.

Bob Lumbus Bob Lumbus, 520 4th Avenue SE also inquired regarding the carbon monoxide detector. If an inspection came up during the time a rental was being repaired from a former tenant trashing it, what happens? Mulfinger stated you would take the property out of service and if a current building permit was pulled, you would not be inspected.

Brett DeVore Brett DeVore, 7 9th Avenue SE stated Shekleton has been a very good resource for the Landlord Association. He stated he heard the city has four properties identified for teardown. How does that city pay for that. Mulfinger said the city does not have a teardown list for properties. There is $25,000 budgeted annual from Local Option Sales Tax and another $20,000 available with homeowner matching funds and the city receives grant funding.

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

A. Motion approving February 25, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Mowing approving ownership update and a Class ‘C’ Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Oelwein Columbus Club, Inc.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to open the Public
CDBG Water/Sewer Hearing on the Community Development Block Grant Water/Sewer application.
Application
Ayes: Milks, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Diana Johnson, Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission covered the 9 points listed below at the Public Hearing.

(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, six regions were evaluated to require restoration first.
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(b) How the proposed activity or projects will be funded and the sources of funds;

The request from the IDEA 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 $1,910,211.

(c) The date the CDBG application will be submitted;

The CDBG water/sewer application will be submitted on or before April 1, 2019 to the IEDA.

(d) Requested amount of federal funds;

The requested amount is $600,000.

(e) Estimated portion of federal funds that will benefit persons of low and moderate income;

Per year 2014 low and moderate income (LMI) data from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Oelwein’s LMI is 54.94%. Therefore, it can be expected that the same proportion of the funds will benefit that group of residents or a total of 3,524 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 six 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), 6th Avenue SE (5th Street SE to 7th Street SE), and North Frederick (2nd Street to 7th Street).

(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.

No comments were received from the public.

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

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

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Resolution 5078-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution No. 5078-2019 of the City Council of Oelwein, Iowa authorizing the submission of a CDBG Water/Sewer application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

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

Comm. Development A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to approve the
Housing Needs Community Development and Housing Needs Assessment. All
Assessment voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing FY A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to open the
2019-2020 Budget public hearing on Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget.

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

Brett DeVore questioned where he could find a copy of the budget and suggested it be put on the city’s website. No other comments were received from the public.

A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Christensen to close the public hearing.

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

Resolution 5079-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution
FY 2019-20 Budget No. 5079-2019 adopting Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Budget.

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

Security Camera Jessica Burkhart, Wellness Center Manager stated this purchase would
Equipment update the outdated software if we want to have support, new server and
Wellness Center three cameras to cover bare spots in the building. We need a working camera system for 24/7 access. Even though it is not a budgeted item Local Option Sales Tax will pay for the purchase. While here they will also move the powerbox and do some needed maintenance for an extra $554.

A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Milks to approve updating security camera equipment at the Williams Wellness Center in the amount of $11,861.00 from Security Equipment, Inc. Four voted aye, 1 (Fisk) voted nay.
Motion Carried

Bergen KDV A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell approving purchase of
PC’s purchase Computers and Tablets from Bergan KDV in the amount of $8,371.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Bridge Inspection A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to authorize signatures
IIW Engineers on a proposal from IIW Engineers in the amount of $10,000.00 for Bridge Inspection and Load Rating Services. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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Fisk stated he would prefer to see more than one quote for services.

Resolution 5080-2019 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 5080-2019 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in the Vacated Alley Running North and South in Block 12 Between Lots 1-6 and 7-12 Armstrong’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Resolution 5081-2019 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No. 5081-2019 authorizing temporary closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development.

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

Resolution 5082-2019 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No. 5082-2019 Ending the Practice of Installing and Maintaining Cautionary Signs on City Streets.

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

Public Safety Mulfinger stated Public Safety Committee report will be in two weeks.

City Attorney City Attorney Pat Dillon stated he is working with the county on a joint resolution for speed limit changes. Also a parking tick enforcement agreement with the county and nuisance abatement.

Adjourn A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:32 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 March 11, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 12, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A 5:30 P.M. Safety Committee meeting preceded the regular council meeting and a work session on Debt Service followed the meeting.

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