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.

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