February 11, 2013                                                           

                                    The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, February 11, 2013.  Mayor Murphy called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.


Roll Call                      PRESENT:  Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Ericson

                                    ABSENT:    Petersen

                                    ALSO PRESENT:  Letzring, Rigdon, VanVeldhuizen


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

                                                                                                Motion Carried


Citizens                        Scott Sieleman from Annie’s Recycling Service wants to move forward

Scott Sieleman             with curb side recycling.


                                    A Council work session regarding curbside recycling was scheduled for April 15 at 6:30 P.M.


Duane Brandt              Duane Brandt informed Council of the Fayette Co. Tourism meeting in Hawkeye Tuesday, February 12 at 11:45 A.M.


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


                                    A.  Minutes of the January 28, 2013 regular meeting.

                                    B.  Request from Oelwein Wrestling Club for 3rd Annual 5K Run/1 Mile

                                          Walk on May 4, 2013.

                                    C.  New Cigarette Permit for Dollar General Store #2328.

                                    D.  Authorization of the addition of a generator to DNR Grant Application

                                          for 42 Well Rehab.

                                    E.  Authorize Signatures on Agreement for Landscaping Services.

                                    F.  Approve City Administrator’s attendance to IMMI Conference.


                                    All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried


Kane Award                Murphy presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Jean Kane for 14 years of voluntary service on the Park and Recreation Commission.


Planning, Finance,       Sherrets reported on February 4 Planning, Finance, Enterprise and

Enterprise &                Economic Development Committee meeting.  Two Hotel/Motel Tax

Economic Devel.         Fund Applications were received for consideration; however one applicant, the Grand Theatre has submitted a letter withdrawing their application as they met their fundraising goal this past weekend.


Italian Heritage Days   A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Stickel to approve Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development recommendation of $4,000 in Hotel/Motel funds to Italian Heritage Days.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried


Plaza Board Meeting    Ryan reported on the February Plaza Board meeting.  Applications for the “Angels Program” will also be available at City Hall for the public to make donations to the Plaza facility helping with repairs and maintenance.


Samuels Group            Murphy reported on his preliminary due diligence re: the Samuels Group.  Dolan Anderson from Department of Administrative Services in Des Moines and Andrew Wenthe Upper Iowa University Board Member both gave positive feed back regarding their building construction process involving Samuels Group.







Viaduct                        The viaduct on West Charles Street will undergo weight limit inspections.  Some repairs or renovations may be necessary to stay current with railway standards.


Strategic Planning        It is Council consensus to have Brimmeyer Fursman conduct strategic planning for the Council.  In preparation Council needs to meet with OCAD, NICC, Oelwein Community Schools, Nora Ladjahasan ISU Health Needs Study and 28E Agreement partners.


Emergency Mgt.           Emergency Management meeting with City Mayors Tuesday, February 12 to discuss the funding formula for Fayette County Emergency Management.


                                    City Attorney VanVeldhuizen requested Council review his letter regarding: public comments.


Police Facility              A financing presentation from the Samuels Group will be February 18 at 5:00 P.M.  A professional services agreement with Samuels Group is being reviewed by the City Attorney and Mr. Jostens of Dorsey & Whitney.


Code Enforcement       The City has purchased a tablet computer for the Code Enforcement Officer.


City Vehicles Color     It is Councils consensus to keep the city’s large trucks painted green yellow and the pick-up trucks to be white with green and yellow striping.


                                    February 14 Budget Work Session was cancelled.


Adjourn                       A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to adjourn at 7:30 P.M.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried






                                                                                      LARRY MURPHY, MAYOR







                                    JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR


                                    I, Jamie Letzring, 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 February 11, 2013 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register February 13, 2013.





                                    JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR          



                                    The Council met in a Budget Work Session prior to the regular meeting.

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