COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

September 24, 2012

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 24, 2012.  Mayor Murphy called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

 

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

ABSENT:    None

ALSO PRESENT:  Kendall, Rigdon, VanVeldhuizen

 

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

Motion Carried

 

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

A.  Minutes of the September 10, 2012 regular meeting.

B.  Minutes of the September 17, 2012 special meeting.

C.  Claims Resolution

D.  Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9.

E.  Request from OCAD to close selected streets in the downtown area Friday, December 7, 2012 from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. for

Olde  Tyme Christmas.

F.  Pay Request No. 7 from Summers’ Enterprise in the amount of $152,734.79 for work completed on 1st Avenue

Lift Station project.

G.  Set Public Hearing for October 8, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. on CDBG Application to the Iowa Department of Economic

Development   and The Expenditure of Funds to be Applied to Local Match for a Housing Fund General Application

for Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation.

 

All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Proclamation                Mayor Murphy signed a proclamation recognizing Fire prevention week.  Fire Chief Wallace Rundle, Captain Mike Thoma and Fireman Nathan Westendorf were present accepting the proclamation.

CDBG Community      A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Ericson to approve the

Development and        Community Development and Housing Needs Assessment presented by

Housing Needs            Chelsea Welch of UERPC.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

CDBG Housing            A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Bearinger to hire UERPC

Rehab Grant                to write the CDBG Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Grant.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

42-80 Well                   Lance Aldrich of Fox Engineering explained the Wells 42 and 80

Improvements              improvements with a project cost estimate of $750,000.  He also explained

West Tower                 the west water tower improvements with a total project cost of $740,000.

Repainting                   Possible funding sources are a CDBG Grant for the 42-80 well project and a USDA loan for the West Tower next summer.  Both grant applications are due this fall.

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Set Public Hearing       A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Bearinger to set Public

USDA Loan                 Hearing for October 8, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. on the intent to apply for a USDA Loan and a CDBG grant for the 42-80 well improvements and west tower repainting project with applications being prepared by Fox Engineering and UERPC.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

8th Avenue SE Water   A motion was made by Bearinger, seconded by Ryan authorizing the

Main Project                Mayor’s signature on contract documents with Eastern Iowa Excavating and Concrete for 8th Avenue SE Water Main Improvement Project.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

8th Avenue SE Water   A motion was made by Bearinger, seconded by Petersen authorizing the

Main Project Notice     Mayor’s signature on notice to proceed to Eastern Iowa Excavating and

To Proceed                  Concrete for 8th Avenue SE Water Main Improvement project subject to the City receiving the permit from DNR.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Two Pressure Zones     A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to approve Addendum

Water Main &              No. 2 from UERPC regarding additional Administrative Services for Two

Booster Station            Pressure Zones Water Main and Booster Station project.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

1st Avenue Lift            Lance Aldrich, Fox Engineering reported on the 1st Avenue Lift Station

Station Project              project.  The control panel is now here.  The manhole that the sewer line on 7th Street SW and 6th Avenue SW passes through is brick on the bottom.  The cost is approximately $20,000 to replace the manhole and convert the 12” connector to 15”.  It will take two weeks to order the items and the work can be completed in one long day.  It was Councils consensus to replace the manhole and a change order will be presented to Council in two weeks.

Alliant Energy              A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Bearinger to accept donation

Water & Sewer Main   of Alliant Energy 10th Street SE Water and Sanitary Sewer Main.  All voted

Accept Project             aye.

Motion Carried

Oelwein Celebration    A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Bearinger to approve sponsoring Oelwein Celebrations’ application to Fayette County Community Foundation.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution #4705        A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Ericson to adopt Resolution

NICC Success Center   No. 4705 Authorizing Execution of Agreement with NICC donating $30,000 towards a “Success Center”.

Ayes:  Ericson, Bearinger, Ryan, Stickel

Nays:  Sherrets, Petersen

Motion Carried

NSP Amendment #4    City Attorney VanVeldhuizen updated the Council on the NSP program.  The proposed fourth amendment addresses the following four issues:

*          Grant funds must be spent by March 15, 2013.

*          Federal language needs to be added to the contract with MSA.

*          Amend map to include 100 block of South Frederick.

*          Reallocate line item amounts in the budget since program

income needs to be spent prior to spending grant funds.

The City has a new list of properties for acquisition and demolition to offset the program income.

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Resolution #4706        A motion was made by Bearinger, seconded by Ryan to adopt Resolution

NSP Amendment #4    No. 4706 Authorizing the Execution of Fourth Amendment to the NSP Contract with Iowa Department of Economic Development.

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

Nays:  None

Motion Carried

Landfill Meeting          Sherrets reported on the September Fayette County Landfill Commission meeting.  A restructuring of landfill activities and employee responsibilities is being reviewed.  There was nothing new regarding curbside recycling.

Airport Meeting           Stickel reported on the September Airport Board meeting.  Questions regarding the status of the courtesy car were brought up.  City Attorney VanVeldhuizen will review the courtesy car and report back to Council.  Furniture for the new facility has been ordered.  Ryan stated the minutes showed him as being present at the meeting, he was not but Stickel was there as the Council Liaison.

The Airport Open House is Thursday October 25, 2012 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Signage                        Petersen requested the City post “For Sale” signs on City owned commercial property.  He also explained semi’s are parking in the former Halls Elevator City owned lot.  He is concerned with the appearance of the lot.

Kendall stated a City ordinance is needed if the Council wishes to enforce “No Parking” at these locations.

“No Parking” on          A motion was made by Bearinger, seconded by Ericson to direct the

City Property               City Attorney to prepare paperwork restricting parking on City owned property.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Local Option                Renewal of Local Option Sales Tax is on the November ballot.  This

Sales Tax                     is an extension and not a new tax.  Murphy would like to put an article in the newspaper explaining why the Local Option Sales Tax funds are important to Oelwein.

Fall Clean Up               October 6th has been scheduled as Fall Clean Up Saturday in conjunction with the Household Hazardous disposal sponsored by Fayette Co. Solid Waste Commission.

PERB                           Kendall, Kane and Logan attended the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) conference September 20-21.

League Conference      Murphy will speak at the Iowa League of Cities annual conference in Sioux City.  Kendall and Rigdon plan to attend the conference.

ISU Health Needs        Sherrets reminded the Council volunteers are needed for ISU Health Study survey.  Bearinger suggested contacting local service organizations to help out.  Anyone willing to volunteer should contact City Hall.

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Adjourn                       A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Petersen to adjourn at 7:55 P.M.  All voted aye.

Motion Carried

                                                                                                                 __________________________________

LARRY MURPHY, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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STEVEN H. KENDALL, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Steven H. Kendall, 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 24, 2012 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 2, 2012.

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STEVEN H. KENDALL, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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