COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
May 28, 2014

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, May 28, 2014 (rescheduled from May 26, 2014 due to the Memorial Day holiday). Mayor Manus called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Employee of the Mayor Manus presented the Employee of the Month award to Police
Month Department employee Captain Ron Voshell.

Citizen Dave Staake, 903 West Charles Street reported to Council his water is too
Dave Staake high and he believes there is a problem with the meter and requested assistance.
He also explained his concerns regarding a new furnace inspection request in
November, 2013 and a request to remove a second person from his utility bill.
These items will be reviewed and Mr. Staake will be contacted regarding the
outcome.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Stickel to approve the following Consent Agenda items:
A. Minutes of the May 12, 2014 regular meeting.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $432,580.78.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales Renewal for the Dancing Lion.
D. Request from OCAD to close selected streets and the use of barricades and picnic tables for “Summer Series, Party in the Park”.
E. New Class ‘B’ Beer Permit and Outdoor Service for OCAD.
F. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Serivce and Sunday Sales renewal for Leo’s Italian Restaurant.
G. Authorizing signatures on Mediacom Phone/Internet Contracts.
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing Manus opened the Public Hearing on 2013-2014 Budget Amendment. No
Budget Amendment comments were received.

A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Cantrell to close the hearing.

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

Resolution #4788 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Ryan to adopt Resolution No. 4788 Amending 2013-2014 City Budget.

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

Rail Revolving Loan A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Petersen authorizing signatures
And Grant Application on Agreement with UERPC for Rail Revolving Loan and Grant Application. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

There are concerns with the east side on the viaduct. The repairs would be paid for through the grant of $500,000 and local match of $250,000. Funds were appropriated at the State level for the grant program. The City believes the viaduct is rated for 268,000 lb. rail cars and the industry standard is 286,000 lbs. The improvements to the East side of the viaduct would support the industry standard. Repairs to the viaduct could attract other rail supported industry to the area.

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Street Dump Three bids were received for the purchase of a Street Department dump truck.
Truck Bids
Don’s Truck Sales, Inc. Freightliner $100,720.00
Fairbank, Iowa Option 1 – Stainless Steel Box 1,935.00
Option 2 – Stainless Steel Tailgate Sander 3,525.00
TOTAL $106,180.00

Thompson Truck & Trailer International $ 99,376.00
Decorah Option 1 – Stainless Steel Box 2,099.00
Option 2 – Stainless Steel Tailgate Sander 3,524.00
TOTAL $104,999.00

Truck Country Freightliner $100,782.00
Decorah, Iowa Option 1 – Stainless Steel Box 2,099.00
Option 2 – Stainless Steel Tailgate Sander 3,524.00
TOTAL $106,405.00

Changes to the stack exhaust to Don’s Truck Sales, Inc. lowered his bid to $105,710.00.

Council felt strongly to buy local.

A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Weber to award bid to Don’s Truck Sales in the amount of $105,710.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ordinance #1129 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Sherrets to adopt Ordinance No. 1129 Amending Section 22-115 and Section 22-113 to Delete Yield Signs and Add Stop Signs at the Intersection of 6th Street NE and 2nd Avenue NE on the third and final reading.
Ayes: Stickel, Petersen, Sherrets, Cantrell, Weber, Ryan
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4789 A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Set Hearing 4789 to Set Public Hearing on Proposed Vacation of the Alley Running North and South in Block 2 Between Lots 1-6 and 7-12; and Block 3 Between Lots 1-6 and 7-12, Kint and Boyack’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa on June 9, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.
Ayes: Stickel, Petersen, Sherrets, Cantrell, Weber, Ryan
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4790 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Petersen to adopt Resolution
Set Hearing No. 4790 to Set Public Hearing on Proposed Disposal by Sale of the City’s Interest in the Alley Running North and South in Block 2 Between Lots 1-6 and 7-12; and Block 3 Between Lots 1-6 and 7-12, Kint and Boyack’s Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa on June 9, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.
Ayes: Stickel, Petersen, Sherrets, Cantrell, Weber, Ryan
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Amend Wellness A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Weber to authorize the City
Center 28E w/School Attorney to prepare documents amending the 28E Shared Use Agreement between the Williams Wellness Center and Oelwein Community School District re: Custodial Services. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

216 5th Avenue NE A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Sherrets to approve bids from February 2013 to demo accessory buildings on 216 5th Avenue NE by low bidder Landing Brothers Demolition to be completed in July. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Airport Meeting Stickel presented the May Airport Board meeting minutes. An Airport Hangar rate survey was discussed. Oelwein rates are the second lowest in comparable cities.

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Library Meeting Sherrets reported on the May Library Board meeting. Friends of the Library will have a vendor booth at RAGBRAI. Water leaks over the main entrance continue to be a problem. The electronic sign needed a new controller for the fourth time, fortunately it is under warranty.

Park & Recreation Cantrell reported on the May Park and Recreation Commission meeting.
Comm. Meeting Electrical upgrades at City Park, clay fill for the Dirt Bike Park, and Doggie Cleanup Stations along the trail were discussed. The Recreation program added two new summer programs, Jr. Golf with Hickory Grove Golf Course and Adult Co-ed Sand Volleyball at City Park. Discs can be checked out at the Wellness Center for use at the Disc Golf Course.

Burkhart and Cantrell will be attending a Trail Summit in Cedar Falls on June 13th.

Housing Authority Ryan reported on Mays UERPC Housing Authority Board meeting, Mary
Board Huinker was appointed Board Secretary.

Pride Day Mayor Manus plant to schedule “Pride Day” prior to RAGBRAI visit and will solicit volunteers to spruce up Oelwein. Each Council person is to walk through their ward and bring a list of work to be done on City property and residential abatement issues to the next council meeting. The date is yet to be determined.

Alliant Energy Alliant Energy Hometown Rewards Committee Kick Off and Energy Fair is Thursday, May 29 5:30 – 8:30 P.M. at the Plaza. This is a free event where you can learn how to help the community reach its energy savings goals. Free food, live music, give aways and kids activities.

Woodlawn Cemetery Sherrets thanked City workers for making the Woodlawn Cemetery look very nice for Memorial Day.

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

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JASON MANUS, 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 May 28, 2014 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 3, 2014.

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JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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