March 10, 2014

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, March 10, 2014. Mayor Manus called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Ryan, Stickel, Petersen (on speaker phone), Sherrets,
Cantrell, Weber
ALSO PRESENT: Letzring, Rigdon, VanVeldhuizen

Adopt Agenda A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Weber to adopt the agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

A. Minutes of the February 24, 2014 regular meeting.
B. Request from Pony Express Riders to collect funds at the intersection
of Frederick and Charles April 18, 2014 from 8:30 to 11:30 A.M.
for Camp Sunnyside.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor and Sunday Sales renewal for Columbus
D. Class ‘E’ Liquor, Class ‘B’ Wine, Class ‘C’ Beer and Sunday Sales
Renewal for L & M Beverage.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing Mayor Manus opened the Public Hearing on the 2014-15 Budget. No
2014-15 Budget comments were heard from the public.

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

Ayes: Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Sherrets, Cantrell, Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

City Administrator Letzring stated the tax rate would increase from $17.98 to $18.30 per thousand assessed value. 30% of Local Option Sales Tax will be applied to general fund for property tax relief and 20% of Gas-Electric Franchise Fees will be applied to debt service for property tax relief.

Other Council priorities for 2014-15 include housing rehabilitation, new home owner incentive grant, USDA Revolving Loan grant application, West Water tower and the 1942 Well improvements, aquatic center renovation and Wellness Center upgrades.

Resolution #4776 A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Petersen to adopt Resolution
Budget Adopted No. 4776 Adoption of Budget and Certification of Taxes for Fiscal
2014-15 Year 2014-2015.
Ayes: Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Sherrets, Cantrell, Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Utility Dept. Frozen Utility Superintendent Kane gave an update to Council regarding the
Water frozen water lines. There were 53 total freeze up and we are still working on 16 of them. Bryan Construction was contracted to help. From February 6 to present, utility workers have repaired all but two of the 20 leaks. 400 homes are still running water which uses full capacity at one medium-size well to meet the demands. Due to crews being overly busy with main breaks and frozen lines meters have not been read. Meters were averaged over 3 months, December – February. At this time frost levels are still around five foot and when this level recedes Council will determine the next course of action with water bills.


Plaza Meeting Ryan reported on the February Plaza meeting. Defibrillator lessons are in April with a small fee taught by the Fire Department personnel.

Reappointments A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Stickel to approve the Mayors recommendation to reappoint Mike Meska to the Park and Recreation Commission and Miron Walker to the International Code Council Board of Appeals. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Admin. Report Letzring presented her City Administrator’s report.

Boards and Ryan requested the Boards and Commissions City Contacts brochure to be
Commissions printed and handed out to Council.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Sherrets to adjourn. All voted aye.
Motion Carried




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 March 10, 2014 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 12, 2014.


The City Council met in a work session with Speer Financial on Financial Advisory prior to the regular meeting.

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