February 25, 2013                                                           

                                    The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, February 25, 2013.  Mayor Murphy called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.


Roll Call                      PRESENT:  Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen (on speaker phone), Ericson

                                    ABSENT:    None

                                    ALSO PRESENT:  Letzring, Rigdon, VanVeldhuizen


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

                                                                                                Motion Carried


Citizens                        Jim Mendez from Waste Management informed Council starting March

Jim Mendez                 1, 2013 Waste Management will offer curbside recycling.  Existing

Waste Management      Waste Management customers will pay an additional $5.00 per month and receive a “single sort” all in one recycling cart.  A 12 month guaranteed introductory rate is available for non Waste Management customers to also participate in this recycling program.  Contact Waste Management Customer Service at 888-960-0008 to join.


                                    Sherrets questioned Mendez if Oelwein had mandatory recycling for every household would it have to be the same trash hauler.  Mendez believes the rates would be lower if the City had mandatory recycling and you do not need to use the same hauler for trash and recycling.  It would be easier, but not required.


Duane Brandt              Duane Brandt spoke on behalf of Fayette County Landfill and requested Waste Management weigh the recycling so Fayette County Landfill can deduct it from their tonnage.


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


                                    A.  Minutes of the February 11, 2013 regular meeting.

                                    B.  Minutes of the February 18, 2013 special meeting.

                                    C.  Claims Resolution in the amount of $474,087.87.

                                    D.  Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for

                                          Clete & Connies.

                                    E.  Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for

                                          Columbus Club.

                                    F.  Approve City Administrator and Wellness Center Coordinator’s

                                          attendance to Spring Iowa Park and Recreation Assoc. Conference

                                          In Des Moines.


                                    All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried


Success Center             Wendy Mihm-Herold, from NICC gave her quarterly update on Oelwein Success Center.  Results of the Community Survey and Business Survey were shared.  Certificate Programs in Intro to Modern Manufacturing, Virtual Point, and Basic NC, with initial orientation on Tuesday February 26 and classes to follow in March and April.  Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training continues to be popular with our current class finishing clinical in March and another class starting in April.  Case Management provides outreach services to students.  Needs assessment program and tutoring is available to help students develop better study skills so they have a better chance at being successful.  Several local employers anxiously await to interview and hire these new graduates.








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

2013-14 Budget           proposed 2013-14 Budget on March 11, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried


Oelwein Odd Rods      Paul Ganske from Oelwein Odd Rods requested to use the north side of City Park June 29, 2013 and donation of funds for the car show.


                                    A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Petersen to approve a request from Oelwein Odd Rods to use north side of City Park June 29, 2013.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried


                                    A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Ryan to refer Oelwein Odd Rods request for donation of funds from Hotel Motel Tax Revenues to Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried


UERPC STP 2017        A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Sherrets to approve UERPC-

Federal Funding App.  STP Project Application for Federal Funding 2017 – 2nd Street SE.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried


Library Board Mtg.      Sherrets reported on February Library Board meeting.  A Nook Simple Touch was an unclaimed prize from the Summer Reading program.  The Library will purchase $100 of E-Books for the Nook and allow patrons to check out the pre-loaded Nook.


                                    The Library Pledge Loan Fund has a negative balance of $14,927.  Their pledge records indicate 17 individuals still owe $7,285.00.  The Library Board requests the City use the remaining construction fund balance to make up the deficit.


                                    Mike Kerns supports the Library’s request.


Library Construction    A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Sherrets to reconcile the

Fund Pledges               discrepancy difference of the Library’s Pledge records (uncollected $7,825) with the negative Loan Fund balance ($14,927) and then use Economic Development Funds (Local Option Sales Tax) to pay off the existing pledge loan shortage.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried


Library Accreditation   Library Director Macken reported to Council what the standards are to be an “Accredited Library”.


Airport Board Mtg.      Stickel presented the February Airport Board meeting minutes.


Bridge Inspections       Crawford Engineering completed their load rating inspections for Oelwein bridges.  2nd Street NE @ 3rd Avenue over Dry Run creek recommended weight embargo is 10 tons for all vehicles.  Signs will be posted with this restriction.


Fayette Co.                  Fayette Co. Joe Flores will be retiring in December.  The County is looking

Assessor                      for recommendations of individuals who can serve on the search committee for hiring the new candidate.












Adjourn                       A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to adjourn at 7:20 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 25, 2013 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register February 27, 2013.





                                    JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR          


                                    At 5:00 P.M. prior to the regular meeting the Council met in a Work Session to discuss Professional Services Agreement for Police Station Developer.


                                    At 5:45 P.M. Council met with Safety Coordinator Mike Thoma for the semi-            annual Worker’s Compensation Safety Incident Review.




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