COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

                                                                                                            April 8, 2013                                                  

                                    The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, April 8, 2013.  Mayor Pro Tem Ericson called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

 

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

                                                        Weber

                                    ABSENT:    None

                                    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

 

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

 

                                    A.  Minutes of the March 25, 2013 regular meeting.

                                    B.  Class ‘C’ Beer Permit and Sunday Sales Renewal for Oelwein Auto Plus.

                                    C.  Class ‘C’ Beer Permit and Sunday Sales Renewal for Kwik Trip #665.

 

                                    All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Farmers Market            Per Council consensus a request from Oelwein Farmers’ Market for improvements to the Market Site was deferred until Delphine Deaner can be present at the meeting.

 

Hotel Motel                  A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Sherrets to approve a Hotel/

Hanging Baskets          Motel Funding Tax request from OCAD re: Hanging Flower Baskets in the amount of $3,000.00.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Water Main                  Water Main improvements from 7th Street SE north and west across the

Improvement               property the Police Station location will be quoted.  The water main will have excess capacity for additional commercial development on the north half of the property.

 

                                    A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Petersen to direct the City Administrator and Utility Superintendent to move forward on the water main improvements between 5th Street and 7th Street SE.

 

                                    Ericson would like to explore possibility of other improvements in that area, if it can be done in a cost effective manner.  This option will be explored.

 

                                    All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Aquatics Center           Utility Superintendent Kane explained the proposed Reimbursement

Lifeguard Training       Policy for Aquatics Center Lifeguard training.

 

                                    A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Ericson to approve the Reimbursement Policy for Aquatics Center Lifeguard Training as follows:

 

                                    Reimbursement of WSI, LGI, CPO certifications and recertification will occur in the following manner.

 

                                    1)  The classes and certifications will be either mandated or preapproved by the City of Oelwein.

                                    2)  The initial cost of the certification or recertification classes will be paid by the employee.

                                    3)  Participant’s time or other expenses to secure the certifications do not qualify for reimbursement.

 

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                                    4)  Must present proof of payment from the class with the certification document.

                                    5)  Must leave in good standing with the City by satisfactorily completing the pool season.

                                    6)  Certifications must be current and valid.

 

                                    Upon meeting this criterion the City will reimburse half of the expense presented for that LGI, WSI certifications or recertification at the end of that pool season.  This shall apply to every season that the employee returns to the pool and meets the criteria.  (i.e. if the License is a two year license the employee can receive full reimbursement by completing two consecutive years of satisfactory employment.)

 

                                    The initial CPO certifications will be reimbursed in full the first year upon completion of the criteria above.  As will the required yearly recertification classes.      

 

                                    All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Personnel Policy          A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Stickel to not allow

Manual Meal                reimbursement of an alcoholic dinner drink to be included as part of

Reimbursement            the meal reimbursement in the Personnel Policy Manual.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Resolution #4733        A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Ericson to adopt Resolution

Public Hearing             No. 4733 Fixing a Date of Meeting for a Public Hearing on the Leasing of

Leasing Real                Certain Real Property for a Term of Approximately Fifty Years in

Property Police            Connection with the Financing for the Oelwein Police Station Project

Station Project              on April 22, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.

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

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

May Meeting Dates      A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Ericson to eliminate the regular May 13 and May 27 Council meeting dates and schedule one meeting on May 20, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

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

2012-13 Budget           2012-2013 Fiscal Year Budget Amendment on May 20, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. 

Amendment                 All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Library Board Mtg.      Macken presented the March Library Board meeting minutes.  After school and summer programs at Oelwein Schools received a grant to coordinate with the Library’s Summer Reading Program.  These students will visit the Library once a week throughout the summer.

 

                                    The Library received $1,350 Community Foundation of Fayette County Grant to replace some of the children’s computers.

 

                                    International Transmission Co. (ITC) donated $425 to the Library to sponsor the “Incredible Bats” program for the Summer Reading Program.

 

Exited Meeting             At 6:40 P.M. Petersen exited the meeting (phone disconnected).

 

Re-enter Meeting         at 6:43 P.M. Petersen re-entered the meeting (speaker phone).

 

Council Committee      Murphy handed out Committee and Liaison assignment sheets to

And Liaison                 council members.  Each council member will choose first, second and

Memberships               third choice preferences.  Committee assignments will be presented for approval at the next regular Council meeting.

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Administrator’s            Letzring presented her Administrator’s report.

Report

 

Don O’Hara                 Stickel stated Don O’Hara, 942 1st Avenue SE, contacted him regarding his wet basement from the proposed street water problem.  O’Hara has already contacted Street Superintendent Stewart.  City Administrator will inquire with Stewart.

 

                                    Ryan received two calls on yards without curbs that were slightly tore up this winter from snow plows.  City Administrator will instruct Stewart to investigate.

 

Park Damage               There was extensive terrain damage at City Park and Redgate Park.

 

Highway 150               Sherrets stated the cement street curb in front of the Post Office broke off and rebar is poking through on Highway 150.  Stewart will contact the Department of Transportation.

 

                                    Ericson reminded Council to give names to Murphy for the appointments on Park and Recreation Commission vacancies.

 

Executive Session        A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code 21.5(j) and 21.5(c) to discuss Real Estate and Union Negotiations.

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

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Exited Meeting             Petersen exited the meeting.

 

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

Session                        regular session.

                                    Ayes:  Ryan, Stickel, Ericson, Sherrets, Weber

                                    Nays:  None

                                    Absent:  Petersen

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Union Negotiations      A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to authorize City Administrator Letzring and Labor Employment Attorney Wm J. Sueppel to coordinate meeting dates with the Mediator and proceed with union negotiations.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Real Estate                   A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Stickel to authorize City Administrator and City Attorney to negotiate the Hedgman property demolition contract and report to the Council at the April 22nd meeting.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

                                    Lt. Governor Reynolds will be at the RAMS Center Friday April 12 at 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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                                   

 

                                    ATTEST:

 

 

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                                    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 April 8, 2013 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 15, 2013.

 

 

 

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                                    JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR          

 

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