Regular Meeting
March 25, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, March 25, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

Additions or A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt the agenda as
Deletions amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Proclamation Mayor Sherrets presented a National Service Recognition Day Proclamation to Terry Magsama, Jake Blitsch, Carol Tousley, Linda Ridihalgh and Sue Johnson.

Paul Ganske Paul Ganske, 116 Eastline Road is against removing cautionary signs. They remind motorists to be aware and drive even though recent studies contradict this idea.

Brett DeVore Brett DeVore, 7 9th Avenue SE questioned the fiduciary responsibility of the council from two weeks ago approving purchases with only one quote. He also questioned items included in the proposed 2019 bond sale. He is against city hall renovation.

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

A. Motion approving March 11, 2019 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $450,224.95
C. Class ‘C’ Beer Permit and Sunday Sales renewal for Kwik Star #665
D. Class ‘E’ Liquor License and Sunday Sales renewal for Pirillo Beverage
E. Pay Request No. 10 to Portzen Construction in the amount of $29,230.40 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project
F. Request from Pony Express Riders of Iowa to collect funds for Camp Sunnyside at the intersection of Frederick and Charles, Friday, April 19, 2019 from 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Dog Park Fence The following two quotes were received for the Dog Park fencing:

D & N Fence $19,190.00
Miller Fence & Flag $17,996.29

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to award bid to Miller Fence and Flag Co. in the amount of $17,996.29. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution 5083-2019 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Salary FY 2019-2020 5082-2019 establishing Salaries for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

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

Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to approve
Enterprise and Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee
Economic Develop recommendation funding the following applications:


a. Hotel/Motel Funding Application from the Williams Center for the Arts in the amount of $1,500.00
b. Hotel/Motel Funding Application from Fayette Co. Ag Society in the amount of $5,000.00
c. Demolition Assistance Application from Tim Reed (NMK Rentals) for 313 1st Avenue SE in the amount of $4,893.00
d. Demolition Assistance Application from James Ralls for 1128 South Frederick in the amount of $2,625.00
e. Demolition Assistance Application from Chris Luckeroth for 17 4th Avenue NE in the amount of $3,250.00

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Safety Committee Weber stated it is the Safety Committee’s recommendation to keep the stop sign at 1st Street NE and Outer Road. No action will be taken unless new evidence is presented.

Library Board Meeting Christensen reported on the March Library Board meeting. Spring book sale is April 11-13. Oelwein School Industrial Tech class will build three more Little Free Libraries. Landscaping, computer and painting bids were awarded.

Park & Rec Comm Cantrell reported on the March Park and Recreation Commission meeting. Dog Park fencing quotes were received. Additional shade structures for the pool was discussed.

Airport Board mtg. March Airport Board meeting minutes were presented to council to review.

Clean Up Day Sherrets requested a discussion on Spring and Fall Clean Up Day be listed on the next council agenda.

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

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:18 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Peggy Sherrets, Mayor

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 25, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 26, 2019.

Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A 5:00 P.M. Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee meeting and a 5:30 P.M. Public Safety Committee meeting preceded the regular council meeting and a work session on the Snow Policy followed the meeting.

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