COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

                                                                                                          February 28, 2011                                                        

                                    The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, February 28, 2011 at 7:00 P.M.  Mayor Murphy presided

Roll Call                      PRESENT:  Ryan, Stickel, Lein, Ericson, Jensen, Brandt

                                    ABSENT:    None

                                    ALSO PRESENT:  Kendall, Rigdon, VanVeldhuizen

Adopt Agenda             A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Ericson to adopt the Agenda as amended.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

Consent Agenda          A motion was made by Brandt, seconded by Jensen to approve the following Consent Agenda items:

                                    A.  Minutes of the February 14, 2011 regular meeting.

                                    B.  Claims Resolution in the amount of $507,131.62.

                                    C.  Class ‘C’ Liquor License, Outdoor and Sunday Sales renewal for Clete   

                                          and Connies.

                                    D.  New Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales License for Rickys.

                                    E.  Setting Public Hearing on 2011-2012 Budget for March 14, 2011 at 7:00

                                          P.M.

                                    All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

Public Hearing             Mayor Murphy opened the Public Hearing on the Status of Funded

Two Pressure               Activities for the City of Oelwein Two Pressure Water System and Booster

Water Project               Station project.  Representatives Chelsea Welsh and Rachelle Howe from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission gave an update on the project.

                                    The water main portion of the project is substantially complete and operational.  The booster station foundation is constructed.  The piping to/from the water mains and booster pumps has also been installed.  Shop drawings for all the equipment and building have been submitted and reviewed.  A substantial amount of the materials required has been received by the contractor.

                                    The total project cost came to $3,120,000.  CDBG money awarded was $600,000, with a $2,520,000 local match coming from a SRF loan.  Total money expended to date is $958,476.67.

                                    The remaining water main work is site restoration and street repairs.  The entire booster station building above the foundation has yet to be constructed and the equipment installed.  Site work is also yet to be completed.

                                    During the project no substantial changes have been made to the budget.  The Iowa Department of Natural Resources required a larger containment for the generator fuel tank.  Substantial completion of the water main portion of the project was two months behind schedule.  It should be on schedule for final completion. 

                                    The building will be erected this spring and the equipment installed immediately following.  It will be a tight construction schedule to complete the remaining work by the project completion date.

                                    A budget amendment and project extension is being reviewed by Iowa Department of Economic Development at this time.

                                    There were no comments received from the public.  Mayor Murphy inquired as to whether the requirement for the more substantial containment for the generator fuel tank was made by the Department of Natural Resources after the fact or was this an error by the engineer.  Welsh and Howe are new to this project and will check for an answer.

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                                    A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Lein to close the Public Hearing.

                                    Ayes:  Ryan, Stickel, Lein, Ericson, Jensen, Brandt

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

Police Department       A motion was made by Jensen, seconded by Stickel to approve a three

Union Contract            year labor contract with Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Local Union No. 238 – Police.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

Public Works               A motion was made by Brandt, seconded by Jensen to approve a three

Union Contract            year labor contract with Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Local Union No. 238 – Public Works.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

Fire Department           A motion was made by Brandt, seconded by Jensen to approve second year

Union Contract            1.75% wage increase on a three year labor contract with Fire Fighters Local 1663.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

Wellness Center           Attorney Ron VanVeldhuizen explained the proposed changes in the 28E

28E Agreement            Agreement for the Williams Wellness Center between the City, Oelwein Community School District and Greater Oelwein Area Charitable Foundation, Inc. are structural and long overdue.  The original agreement was created before the center was completed.  It is now being divided into two separate documents; Wellness Center and the Williams Center.  An Advisory Committee has been appointed by the Steering Committee.

Storm Water                 City Administrator presented a sample storm water ordinance for the

Management Ord.        Council to review.  A work session will be necessary.

Airport Meeting           Ryan reported on the February Airport Board meeting.  The Board voted to recommend the City pay to replace a gas hose the FBO Contractor cut in two while plowing snow.  Damages caused by a contractor are the responsibility of the contractor.  The Mayor explained the chain of command is clear and this is not a decision for the Council.  Tom Stewart is in charge of the Airport.  He and the City Administrator will resolve it.

Renewable Energy       Attorney Ron VanVeldhuizen explained the proposed $120,000 Renewable

Study                           Energy Study Agreement with H. R. Green Inc. is reviewable on a quarterly basis.  The only available source for funding would be from Franchise fees.  The budgets for this fiscal year and next will need to be amended.  It was suggested Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development meet prior to the end of each quarter to evaluate the engineers performance and review the need to continue the agreement. 

                                    A motion was made by Lein, seconded by Stickel to authorize the Mayor to sign an agreement with H. R. Green, Inc. on Renewable Energy Study.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

Library Board              Mayor Murphy reported the Library Board had suggested Callie Berryman as the replacement for Dennis Pixler on the Library Board.  This item will be listed for action on the next agenda.

NSP                             609 North Frederick was torn down this week.  211 Occo Drive is next to be followed by the remains of 302 7th Avenue SW.

Business After 5          Business after Five will be March 16 at OXF (next to Pamida).

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Library Board              Ryan referred to the February Library Board minutes.

                                    Library Director, Susan Macken pointed out that the Library Board has two requests for the Council to review.  These will be on the March 14th Agenda.

NEIRL                         NEIRL meeting will be March 29 in Independence.  The discussion topic is purchasing. 

Deer Petition                Prior to the Deer Hunting work session earlier this evening a petition was given to Kendall with 114 signatures in favor of controlling deer within City limits.

                                    A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Ericson to accept the petition.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

Executive Session        A motion was made by Jensen, seconded by Stickel to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code 21.5(j) and 21.5(c) to discuss real estate and litigation.

                                    Ayes:  Ryan, Stickel, Lein, Ericson, Jensen, Brandt

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

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

Session                        session.

                                    Ayes:  Ryan, Stickel, Lein, Ericson, Jensen, Brandt

                                    Nays:  None

                                                                                                Motion Carried

Adjourn                       A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Jensen to adjourn at 8:25 P.M.  All voted aye.

                                                                                                Motion Carried

                                                                                __________________________________

                                                                                LARRY MURPHY, MAYOR

                                    ATTEST:

                                    ___________________________________________

                                    STEVEN H. KENDALL, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

                                    I, Steven H. Kendall, 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 28, 2011 and copy of said proceedings was furnished the Register March 3, 2011.

                                    ___________________________________________

                                    STEVEN H. KENDALL, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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