COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

                                                                                                            June 24, 2013                                                 

                                    The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, June 24, 2013.  Mayor Murphy called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. 

 

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

                                    ABSENT:    None

                                    ALSO PRESENT:  Letzring, Rigdon, VanVeldhuizen

 

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

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Citizens                        Rod Eckhoff from Black Hawk Waste questioned why

Rod Eckhoff                 recycling was not included in the request for proposals.  He would like to rebid.  Murphy recommended against rebidding. 

 

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

 

                                    A.  Minutes of the June 10, 2013 regular meeting.

                                    C.  Class ‘B’ Beer Permit and Sunday sales renewal for Country Cottage Cafe

                                    D.  Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday sales renewal for Dancing Lion

                                    E.  Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday sales renewal for Viper Lanes

                                    F.  Request from Dancing Lion to transfer liquor license to City Park for

                                         Oelwein Celebration June 29, 2013

                                    G. Request from Oelwein Celebration Committee for Firecracker 5k

                                         Run/Walk route on Saturday, June 29, 2013

                                    H. Annual Cigarette Permit Renewals

                                    I.  City Administrator Letzring’s membership to IACMA

                                    J.  City Administrotor Letzring’s attendance to IACMA Conference in July

                                    K. 3rd  Avenue SE Water Main Improvements project bid opening for July

                                         16, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.

                                    L.  Set public hearing on 3rd Avenue SE Water Main Improvements project

                                         for July 22, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.

 

                                    All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Claims                         Sherrets questioned why there were so many refunds in the Rec Program.  City Administrator Letzring explained the reduced fee schedule created $10 refunds but also increased the number of participants.

 

                                    A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Weber to approve claims resolution in the amount of $1,803,689.95

 

                                    All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Wings Park                  The question was raised by Sherrets regarding someone to operate stands at

Concessions                 Wings Park during little league.  At this time it has been advertised but no one has indicated interest but the option is still available for a group fundraiser or available for rent as a private entity.  Letzring stated she would contact school administration to determine level of interest for any school groups looking for fundraising opportunities.

Wings Park                  Josh Sandstrom explained his Eagle project would be restoring the Wings

Eagle Project                Park shelters which involves removing worn and peeling paint from tables and support poles and numerous graffiti.  The project will take approximately 4-6 weeks.

 

 

 

 

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                                    A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Weber to approve request from Josh Sandstrom regarding Wings Park Eagle Project.  All voted aye.

 

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Parking Fines               A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Weber to refer item #8 consideration of a resolution authorizing Iowa Code Chapter 28E cooperation agreement between the City of Oelwein and Fayette County for the collection of delinquent parking tickets and item #9 ordinance amending section 22-104 and 22-105 to modify parking fines and collection of parking fines to Public Safety Committee.  All voted aye.

 

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Success Center             Wendy Mihm Herold from North East Iowa Community College reported on Success Center.  Nine graduates from CNC and 36 CNA graduates are the first to graduate from Oelwein’s Success Center.  Local employers East Penn Manufacturing, Ashley Industrial Molding, Blessings, and local nursing homes are raw interviewing and hiring these graduates.  A second round of students are starting programs such as CNA, CNC, welding and paint simulator.  Wendy requested using the $7,500 balance from the original $30,000 provided to extend Toni Angles employment thru September.  Toni’s outreach work in these programs has greatly contributed to the students success and we need her work to continue. 

 

                                    A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Stickel authorizing Northeast Iowa Community College to spend the $7,500 extending Toni’s employment thru September 2013 at the Success Center. All voted aye. 

 

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Roger Schulz               Roger Schulz is requesting Council to allow the sale and issuance of Building

3rd St NE                      Permits for Land parcels along Outer Rd.  Concern for access to the area for emergency vehicles will need to be explored. 

 

                                    A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Ryan to refer Roger Schulz 3rd Street NE request to Planning and Zoning and request Police Chief and Fire Chief attendance at the meeting.  All voted aye. 

 

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

ACA                            Dave Verwoert, True North spoke to council regarding Affordable Care Act.

True North                   He stated a working agreement with True North would ensure the City was in compliance and employees would be informed on changes in their health coverage mandated by the ACA.  He would offer guidance to the City, present all options, help choose the best approach. 

 

                                    A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Sherrets authorizing signatures entering into agreement with True North Companies L.C. re: ACA for a 24 month period not to exceed $15,000 annually.  City Administrator Letzring and City Attorney VanVeldhuizen to approve final contract wording.  All voted aye. 

 

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Resolution #4741        A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Ryan to adopt Resolution

DOT Sign                     #4741 Iowa DOT All Town sign replacement program. 

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

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

 

 

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Curbside Recycling      Ryan requested Jeff Bunn from Bunn Services attend the Council meeting.  Bunn said he will be offering curbside recycling to Oelwein residents but needs time to put the program together.  Ryan expressed his concern to Bunn regarding the lack of communication between his business and the City. 

 

Amending Code           A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Ryan to refer consideration of an ordinance to amend Chapter 16 to add provisions to implement curbside recycling and registration requirements for commercial recyclable, garbage and refuse haulers back to ordinance review committee to discuss further before presenting to council on July 8th

                                    All voted aye.                         

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

City Garbage                Because the proposals received for garbage collection services for the City did not include recycling, but also additional fees, environmental charges, dumpster delivery, and special pick up fees need to be disclosed by each hauler.  Also additional clarification for summer/winter rates. 

 

                                    A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Ericson to reject all proposals received for City garbage collection services.  5 voted aye, 1 voted nay (Weber).

 

                                    A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Petersen directing the City

Administrator to draft a request for proposals for City garbage collection services and include recycling, dumpster sizes, seasonal fees by month, any and all additional fees associated with using the service.  All voted aye.

 

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Suspend Rules             A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Petersen to suspend the rules and adopt an ordinance on the 1st and final reading. 

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

                                    Nays: None

 

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Ordinance #1122         A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Petersen to adopt Ordinance

Amend Code               #1122 Amending Code Section 16-51 Re: Grass/Weed mowing – First

Grass/Weed Mowing    Reading.

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

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

Resolution #4742        A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution Interfund Transfers                                    #4742 Re: Interfund Transfers

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

                                    Nays:  None

 

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PFEED Meeting           A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Weber to approve the following

Hotel/Motel                  Planning, Finance, Enterprise, & Economic Development Committee

Tax Funding                recommendations:

 

                                                Hotel Motel Tax Funding

                                                Oelwein Area Historical Society Museum Heritage Days $1451.00

                                                Oelwein Celebration, Inc.  $3,500

                                    All Voted aye.

 

                                                                                                Motion carried

 

Hotel Motel                  City Administrator Letzring stated she will review with the City Auditor on

Disperse funds             the procedure to disperse Hotel/Motel funds.  City Attorney VanVeldhuizen

                                    felt it was part of the city’s operations and control responsibility to confirm

funds are used as grant status. 

 

Airport Board              Stickel presented the June Airport meeting minutes.

 

Committee meeting      Council consensus to schedule committee meetings on the 1st and 3rd

Dates                           Mondays evenings of the month opposite the regular council meetings, whenever possible.   

 

NSP                             A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Sherrets directing City

NEICAC New Homes  Administrator Letzring to seed determine options and make a recommendation on how to promote the sales of the NSP/NEICAC newly built homes & duplex. 

 

                                    All voted aye.

 

                                                                                                Motion Carried

 

City Administrator       An AmeriCorp team will be in Oelwein July 15- August 2, 2013 to work on a variety of projects such as re-shingling park shelters, painting, plantings, clearing Otter Creek, and maintenance of park equipment.  A City Council potluck “meet and greet” is scheduled for July 22, 2013 at 5:00 P.M.

 

 

Adjourn                       A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Ryan to adjourn at 7:45 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 June 24, 2013 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register July 1 , 2013.

 

 

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                                    JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR          

 

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