COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
October 14, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, October 14, 2019 at
6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

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

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

Manufacturing Day Mayor Sherrets presented a Proclamation to Sandy Magsamen and
Proclamation Dorothy Wehling proclaiming October 17, 2019 as Manufacturing Day in Oelwein.

Ron Winter Ron Winter, 914 4th Avenue NE asked why the town has not allowed utility vehicles (side-by-sides, 4-wheelers, etc.) on city streets. Mayor Sherrets replied no one has ever requested it. Winter also questioned when the fee on the Rental Housing second failed inspection was implemented. Mulfinger stated it was implemented during the last fee update.

Brett Devore Brett Devore, 7 9th Ave SE, asked what the long term plan is for the city’s infrastructure saying the roads are horrific and he has experienced a water main break on his street every year. Mulfinger stated the city has applied for a CDBG Grant to assist in infrastructure needs.

Paul Ganske Paul Ganske, 116 Eastline Road stated he drives a school bus and requested a designated walk lane on 7th Street SE and 8th Avenue SE where there are no sidewalks. Mulfinger stated the city is working on a Transportation Connectivity Plan to link sidewalks within the city.

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

A. Motion approving September 23, 2019 regular council minutes.
B. Consideration of a motion authorizing the purchase of Operator Interface Upgrades from Automatic Systems in the amount of $10,695.00 for 1st Avenue and 20th Street Lift Stations.
C. Consideration of Change Order No. 2 from Portzen Construction, Inc. in the amount of $5,072.00 for Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project.
D. Consideration of a motion to reschedule November 11, 2019 Council meeting to Tuesday, November 12, 2019 due t Veteran’s Day.
E. Consideration of a Class ‘E’ Liquor, Class ‘B’ Wine and Class ‘C’ Beer Permit renewal for Fareway Stores, Inc. #412.
F. Consideration of an Ownership Update for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development Class ‘B’ Beer Permit.
G. Consideration of a motion authorizing payment to Racom Corporation in the amount of $269,288.02 for Police Department Radio Communication Equipment Upgrades.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution 5116-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No.
IRP 5116-2019 re: Intermediary Relending Program Loan of the Board of Directors and authorizing signatures on related documents.

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

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Resolution 5117-2019 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
GO Bonds 5117-2019 authorizing the use of a preliminary official statement in connection with the issuance of General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2019 and setting October 28, 2019 as the date for the sale of the Bonds.

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

Hotel/Motel Funding A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve Hotel/Motel funding in the amount of $3,105.00 to the Junior Husky Basketball Club as recommended by the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to approve Hotel/Motel funding in the amount of $1,500.00 to the Williams Center for the Arts as recommended by the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Demolition Assistance A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to approve demolition funding assistance in the amount of $4,300.00 for demolition of 16 3rd Street NE. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Appt. to Zoning Board A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to approve the appointment of Gary Crawford to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. All voted aye.
Motion Carried.

City Attorney City Attorney Pat Dillon informed council implementation of the Vacant Property Ordinance is coming along.

Executive Session A motion as made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(c) to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the City of Oelwein in that litigation. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Cantrell excused herself from the meeting at 7:19 P.M.

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

Executive Session A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to table an Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(j) to discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the City of Oelwein would have to pay for the property or reduce the price the City of Oelwein would receive for that property. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 7:40 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 14, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 15, 2019.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A vicious animal hearing and a meeting of the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee preceded the regular council meeting.

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