COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

                                                                                                          Special Meeting

                                                                                                            May 13, 2013                                                 

                                    The Oelwein City Council met in special session Monday, May 13, 2013.  Mayor Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:00 P.M.

 

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

                                    ABSENT:    None

                                    ALSO PRESENT:  Letzring, VanVeldhuizen

 

Wellness Center           Jim Langel, Executive Director of Black Hawk County YMCA was present to discuss management opportunities with council.  Mr. Langel discussed the extensive network to which the YMCA has access for professional development, as well as programming opportunities available for YMCA affiliate communities.  A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Sherrets directing City Attorney and City Administrator to obtain more information about this option as well as legal contractual obligations.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Curbside Recycling      Several council members indicated they had received feedback regarding curbside recycling, both those that were in favor of the option and also those who preferred the centralized location method.  A motion was made by Petersen to require that garbage haulers with City of Oelwein customers complete a Hauler’s License at City Hall, which would mandate that haulers offer curbside to customers, though customers would not be required to participate.  Haulers would also be required to report quarterly tonnage of recycling materials to Fayette County Landfill for State of Iowa reduction records.  Weber seconded the motion.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Executive Session        A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Ryan to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code 20.17 to discuss union negotiations.

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

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

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

Session                        to regular session.

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

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Union Contracts           A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Sherrets to approve the mediator’s proposed settlement with unions, contingent upon ratification (vote) from both union parties.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Adjourn                       A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Ericson to adjourn at 6:40 P.M.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

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                                                                                      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 May 13, 2013 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 16, 2013.

 

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                                    JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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