COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

 July 23, 2012

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, July 23, 2012.  Mayor Murphy called the meeting to order at 6:20 P.M.

Roll Call                      PRESENT:  Petersen, Ericson, Bearinger, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel

ABSENT:    None

ALSO PRESENT:  Rigdon, VanVeldhuizen, Wedemeier

Adopt Agenda             A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Bearinger to adopt the Agenda as amended.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Citizens                        Jeremy Stewart with the Boy Scouts presented to Council the Eagle Service project he would like to do at the Woodlawn Cemetery flag pole. Stewart stated Legion Commander Jake Blitsch reviewed the project offering several suggestions.  A motion was made by Bearinger, seconded by Petersen to authorize Mayor Murphy to sign a consent form for Stewart to proceed on the project. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Consent Agenda          A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Stickel to approve the following consent agenda items:

A.  Minutes of the July 9, 2012 regular meeting.

B.  Minutes of the July 16, 2012 special meeting.

C.  Claims Resolution in the amount of $836,074.18.

D.  Class ‘C’ Beer Permit and Sunday Sales renewal for Oelwein Mart East.

E.  Class ‘B’ Beer Permit and Sunday Sales renewal for Country Cottage Café.

F.   Motion to refer request from Jason Manus to vacate and sell a portion of the alley in the 200 block of 6th Avenue NE to the Public Safety and Streets Committee.

G.  Pay request No. 5 to Summers Enterprise in the amount of $94,344.46 for work completed on 1st Avenue SW Lift Station Project.

H.  Authorization for Mayor Murphy and City Attorney’s signature on Airport Grant Agreement.

All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Proclamation                Mayor Murphy read a proclamation honoring past Mayor Beth McFarlane.

Success Center             Report on success center agenda item was deferred to August 13, 2012 meeting.

Park Maintenance        Park Superintendant Durango Steggall updated the Council on Maintenance for the month of July. Steggall informed the Council it would take an additional 1,140 yards of mulch for all the parks at a cost of $17,670.   Steggall stated there is $2,500 of the $10,000 available in Parks supply line which is enough to do Wings Park.  Murphy suggested monies would be available in the fuel budget since mowing was at a minimum.

Ericson would like the entire project completed this year.  Sherrets suggested mulching Redgate Park first since Italian Heritage Days is the next event.

Murphy requested Deputy Clerk Rigdon check on the State bid for mulch and rates regarding volume pricing and City Administrator Kendall prepare a plan funding the balance of the mulch project to present at the next Council meeting.

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An inventory of Park equipment, date purchased, warranty information, life expectancy and its current condition is to be created to identify and prioritize Park needs.

A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Bearinger to authorize Park Superintendant Steggall to spend $4,123 ($2,500 from park supplies and $1,623 from park fuel line) for mulch at Red Gate Park and to have City Administrator Kendall come back to the Council on August 13, 2012 meeting with a financial plan funding the parks mulch and an identification of needs “inventory” plan.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Macken, Library Director explained how the “Friends of the Library” entity is critical to the success of the Library.  Murphy felt creating “Friends of the Parks” could do the same.

Petersen stated the light at Redgate Park is on 24 hours a day, could it be changed to a solar light to save on electrical costs.

Graffiti vandalism was found at the north side of City Park and at Platts Park.  Petersen felt the restrooms should be locked when the parks close at 10:00 P.M.  Chief Logan stated anyone in the parks after dark will be stopped and questioned.  Locking the restrooms would not stop the vandalism.

An issue involving a community service worker was referred to the City Administrator.  He is to report back to Council.

Resolution #4700        A motion was made by Bearinger, seconded by Ryan to approve Resolution Forsyth Management  #4700 Development Agreement with Forsyth Management Company, LLC,

authorizing annual appropriation tax increment payments and pledging certain tax increment revenues to the payment of the agreement, correcting and modifying Resolution No. 4656, adopted and approved on June 27, 2011.

Ayes:  Petersen, Ericson, Bearinger, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel

Nays:  None

Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg.      Peggy Sherrets reported on the July Library Board meeting. Election of officers was held.  Catherine Gilson remains as President, Mike Kerns serves as Vice-President, and Callie Berryman as Secretary.

OCAD Board Mtg.       Jim Petersen reported on the July OCAD Board meeting.  Petersen informed the Council the Tractor Cade has arrived.  Petersen also reported Deb Howard has been busy promoting tourism in Oelwein.

Airport                         Stickel reported on the July Airport meeting.  The open house has been postponed for the time being until furniture is acquired for the facility. He also reported FBO Tegler stated a lesser amount of diesel fuel is being bought this year and those funds could be used to purchase furniture.

Mayor Murphy recommended setting a work session for the Council to visit the Airport.

Mayors Report             A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Stickel to approve the reappointment of Callie Berryman and appointment of Brett Ingersoll to the Library Board.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

A motion was made by Bearinger, seconded by Stickel to approve the appointment of Travis Schueller and Jim Prouty to the Park and Rec Commission.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Bearinger to approve the appointment of Jim Tuehscherer and reappointment of Greg Bryan to the Airport Board.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

A motion was made by Bearinger, seconded by Ericson to approve the following appointments which represent a partial list of candidates provided by the Mayor for the Aquatics Center Task Force:  Co-chair Cheryl Sill & Sue Woods.  Jody or Curt Solsma, Pam Hosto, Chad or Debbie Benter, Charlie Rochford, Connie Jorgensen, & Barb Schmitz.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

17 East Hillside Dr       City Attorney VanVeldhuizen reported to the Council the Board of Adjustments ruling appears to be in compliance regarding the request for oversized accessory structure at 17 East Hillside Drive.

Chuck Serra                 Chuck Serra, 28 12th Avenue SE, addressed the Council ruling regarding the

17 East Hillside Dr       structure encroaching into the easement for Alliant Energy.  VanVeldhuizen explained the set back does not have to be from the easement but from the property line and not in the easement.  VanVeldhuizen stated this is a separate issue between the property owner and the owners of the easement.

East Penn                     City Attorney VanVeldhuizen explained the East Penn lease proposal to the council.  A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Bearinger for City Attorney VanVeldhuizen to submit the proposed lease to East Penn. All voted Aye.

Motion Carried

Ayars & Ayars             Chief Logan informed the Council Ayars & Ayars requested a Work Session with Council.  Mayor Murphy directed Chief Logan to schedule a Work Session at 5 pm for August 20, 2012.

Oelwein Healthcare     A motion was made by Bearinger, seconded by Stickel giving permission to  Oelwein Health Care Staff members to Adopt a Highway within the city limits going North of 6th  St NE.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

NEIRL                         The next NEIRL meeting will be July 31 in Manchester.  John Danos, from Dorsey & Whitney Law Firm will speak on TIF reform.

League Convention      League of Cities convention is September 26-28, 2012.  Sign up deadline if August 17th.

Executive Session        A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Ryan to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code 21.5(c) to discuss pending litigation.

Ayes:  Petersen, Ericson, Bearinger, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel

Nays:  None

Motion Carried

Return to Regular         A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Bearinger to return to

Session                        regular session.

Ayes:  Petersen, Ericson, Bearinger, Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel

Nays:  None

Motion Carried

Adjourn                       A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by  Bearinger to adjourn at  8:40 P.M.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

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                                                                                                                 __________________________________

LARRY MURPHY, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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BARBARA M. RIGDON, DEPUTY CITY CLERK

I, Barbara M. Rigdon, Deputy City Clerk 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 July 23, 2012 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 1, 2012.

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BARBARA M. RIGDON, DEPUTY CITY CLERK

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