July 8, 2013                                                    

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


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

                                    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


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


                                    A.  Minutes of the June 24, 2013 regular meeting.

                                    B.  Request from Oelwein Area United Way Re: Street Dance Fundraiser

                                    C.  City Administrator Letzring’s Attendance to IaCMA Conference July



                                    All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried


10 Year Service           Mayor Murphy presented a plaque to Police Officer Brandon DeJong in

Award Brandon           appreciation of his 10 years of service.



Capital Improvement   A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Sherrets to approve Capital

Program Comm.           Improvement Program Committee recommendation regarding the 2013

Meeting                        Street Department Seal Coat list and to add several City Park streets to the list.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried


Mosquito Spraying       A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Ryan to authorize the Parks Department to do mosquito spraying throughout town in July, 2013.  All voted aye.  A press release will be placed in the newspaper prior and appropriate individuals notified.

                                                                                                Motion Carried


Set Hearing Gabriel      A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Weber to set Gabriel Reed

Reed Vicious Dog        Vicious Dog hearing for August 12, 2013 at 5:30 P.M.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried


Downtown Hedgman   Demolition of the Hedgman properties is underway.  Discussion has

Properties                     been to use recycled asphalt to use the space as a temporary parking .


ACA                            Federal Government postponement of the Affordable Care Act will result in adjusting contracts with True North.  We will continue to utilize their services.  The contract had not yet been finalized.


Police Facility              Weber stated Council should be monitoring progress on the new Police facility so they stay on track for completion date.


Americorp                   The Americorp Team will be in town beginning July 15 with a City Council “meet and greet” potluck at 5:00 P.M. July 22 at City Hall.


                                    A hitching post for horses was installed near Farmers’ Market parking lot area.  As a reminder, anyone using this area with horses please clean up after.











                                    Recycling dumpsters in the northeast corner of town are located near Farmers’ Market parking lot.


Unemployment            Ryan shared a letter from UERPC stating unemployment rates for the five county area.


Adjourn                       A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Ericson to adjourn at 6:17 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 July 8, 2013 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register July 9, 2013.




                                    JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR          


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