COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
December 16, 2013

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, December 16, 2013. Mayor Murphy called the meeting to order at 6:03 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Sherrets, Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Ericson
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Letzring, Rigdon, VanVeldhuizen, Manus, Cantrell

Two students of Oelwein High School Junior Class sang as a fundraiser for Junior/Senior Prom, donated as compliments of Mayor Murphy.

Adopt Agenda A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Petersen to adopt the agenda as is. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Employee of the Murphy presented the Employee of the Month award to Susie Ricchio,
Month Assistant Librarian.

20 Year Service Murphy presented a wall plaque to Police Chief Jeremy Logan for 20 years of service.

Citizens Darrel Meyer, 1608 West Main Street, Marshalltown, Iowa represented unidentified citizens of Oelwein, presented council with written and oral arguments of why Council should reject proposed Ordinance 3-71 of Oelwein Code.

Close Citizens A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Ericson to close citizen input. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

A. Approval of the minutes of the December 2, 2013 regular meeting.
B. Ownership update and Class ‘B’ Native Wine renewal for
Oelwein Design & Gallery of Art.
C. Class ‘E’ Liquor, Class ‘B’ Wine and Class ‘C’ Beer renewal for
Oelwein Bottle and Can.

Approve “A” with correction of Resolution No. 4462, should be 4762. Also motion to read Ordinance 3-71 in three readings was corrected. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Oelwein Celebrations Cindy Wilharm from Oelwein Celebrations, Inc. presented a request to Council for 2014 Fireworks funding in the amount of $3,500.00.

A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Petersen to refer a request from Oelwein Celebrations, Inc. for 2013 funding to Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

2nd Reading A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Ryan to adopt the second reading of an ordinance Amending Section 22-113 to Add Stop Sign Intersections.
Ayes: Sherrets, Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Ericson
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Wellness Center A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Weber to approve purchase and
Cameras installation of fifteen 24 hour security cameras at Williams Wellness Center in the amount of $29,889 from Security Equipment Inc., Des Moines. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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NSP Properties A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Petersen directing the City Attorney
Lease Agreement to draft Lease Purchase Agreement with NEICAC regarding city owned duplex at 215/217 1st Avenue NW for Council to review for approval at next meeting. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4763 A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution No. 4763 to Set Public Hearing to Consider 28E Agreement with Oelwein Community School District re: Maintenance of Tennis Courts on December 23, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.
Ayes: Sherrets, Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Ericson
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4764 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Sherrets to adopt Resolution No. 4764 Authorizing Execution of Fitness Facility Services Agreement with American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc. on Behalf of the Williams Wellness Center.
Ayes: Sherrets, Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Ericson
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4765 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Ryan to adopt Resolution No. 4765 Authorizing Execution of License Agreement to Operate Cross Fit Program at the Williams Wellness Center.
Ayes: Sherrets, Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Ericson
Nays: None
Motion Carried

1st Reading A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Sherrets to adopt the first reading of an Ordinance Amending 3-71 Regarding Appointment of City Administrator.
Ayes: Sherrets, Ryan, Stickel, Ericson
Nays: Weber, Petersen
Motion Carried

Work Session A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Ryan to set work session for January 6, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. on Park and Greenspace Evaluation. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Meeting Sherrets reported on December Library Board meeting. Reviewed landscaping plans and quotes for the outdoor reading area. The Library has incurred a huge expense in replacing failing ballasts. An evaluation of current light fixtures, cost and maintenance is being completed.

Regional Housing Ryan reported on UERPC Housing Authority Board meeting. Iowa Finance
Board Meeting Authority awarded $66,500 to Fayette County Local Housing Trust Fund to assist 10 low income households. There are several vacancies on the Housing Board.

Legislative Day January 10, 2014 is Legislative Day held at the Country Hills Golf Course in West Union at 9:00 A.M.

Plaza Board Meeting Ryan reported on December Plaza Board meeting. An electric oven and cabinet purchase is being considered and a window on the west wall of the mealsite was replaced.

Officer DeJong Murphy received very positive feedback regarding Police Officer DeJong running the Dare Program for students and the Operation Alice program for teachers.

Holiday Party Friday, December 20 at 12:00 noon is the City Holiday potluck party for employees, council and retirees.

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Prouty Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Jim Prouty will now be under the direct supervision of the Police Department.

Snow Removal Ericson issued a reminder to citizens to shovel sidewalks after snowfalls.

Executive Session A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Ryan to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code 20.17 to discuss union negotiations.
Ayes: Sherrets, Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Ericson
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Return to Regular A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Petersen to return to
Session regular session.
Ayes: Sherrets, Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Ericson
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Ericson, seconded by Ryan to adjourn at 7:232 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 December 16, 2013 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register December 19, 2013.

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JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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