COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
June 23, 2014

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, June 23, 2014. Mayor Manus called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Stickel, Petersen, Sherrets, Cantrell, Ryan
ABSENT: Weber
ALSO PRESENT: Letzring, Rigdon, VanVeldhuizen

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

Employee of Month Mayor Manus presented the Employee of the Month to City Hall Front Staff Tamra Smith, Bobbie Jo Wedemeier and Nancy Meyer for all their hard work over the last several months dealing with the frozen water issue and the public. A group photo will be taken tomorrow morning.

Citizen LouAnn Milks, 212 10th Street SW requested Council research the idea of
LouAnn Milks an indoor pool for Oelwein.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Stickel to approve the following Consent Agenda items:
A. Minutes of the June 9, 2014 regular meeting.
B. Minutes of the June 11, 2014 special meeting.
C. Claims Resolution in the amount of $1,821,975.56.
D. Annual Cigarette Permit Renewals.
E. Request to place streetscape bench at 114 South Frederick (Oelwein Café).
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing Manus opened the Public Hearing on Proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of
Airport Runway Contract, and Estimate of Cost for Rehabilitate Runway Lighting at the Oelwein
Lighting Municipal Airport.

Letzring stated David Hughes, AECOM is the engineer. Bid date is July 9 with 120 calendar days to complete work. No other comments were made.

A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Sherrets to close the hearing.

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

Plans & Specs A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Ryan to Approve Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, and Estimate of Cost for Rehabilitate Runway Lighting at the Oelwein Municipal Airport. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Federal Aviation A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Petersen authorizing signatures
Grant Application on Grant Application for Rehabilitate Runway Lighting at the Oelwein Municipal Airport with Federal Aviation. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing Manus opened the Public Hearing on Proposed Disposal by Sale of the
Disposal by Sale City’s interest in 613 East Charles Street; 440 1st Avenue SE, and 517 8th Street SW; all in Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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VanVeldhuizen stated these are properties with the NSP program with the following offers:

613 East Charles $3,000
440 1st Avenue SE $1,000 (50/50 split)
517 8th Street SW

No other offers were received.

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

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

Resolution #4795 A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Petersen to adopt Resolution
613 East Charles, No. 4795 Disposal by Sale of the City’s Interest in 613 East Charles Street;
440 1st Avenue SE, 440 1st Avenue SE, and 517 8th Street SW; all in Oelwein, Fayette County,
517 8th Street SW Iowa.
Ayes: Stickel, Petersen, Sherrets, Cantrell, Ryan
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Fire Dept. A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Sherrets approving
Constitution and Amendments to Section 5 and 5.1 of the Oelwein Fire Department
By-Laws Constitution and By-Laws. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Variable Frequency A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Cantrell to authorize
Drive Purchase purchase of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) for the Wastewater Treatment Facility in the amount of $16,835.00 from Automatic Systems Co. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

136 4th Avenue SW VanVeldhuizen stated Wells Fargo is donating the property to the City along with $9,500 to cover demolition costs.

A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Stickel authorizing City Attorney to proceed with acceptance of donation of property located at 136 4th Avenue SW in addition to cash contribution. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4796 A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Ryan to adopt Resolution
Interfund Transfers No. 4796 on Interfund Transfers.
Ayes: Stickel, Petersen, Sherrets, Cantrell, Ryan
Nays: None
Absent: Weber
Motion Carried

Ordinance – 2nd A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Stickel to adopt the second
Reading reading of an Ordinance Amending Code Re: RAGBRAI.
Ayes: Stickel, Petersen, Sherrets, Cantrell, Ryan
Nays: None
Absent: Weber
Motion Carried

Airport Meeting Stickel reported on the June Airport Board meeting. The Board is in agreement with the City Council to increase hangar rates. Work continues on the sign project. Reyerson’s terms expires at month end and he will not accept reappointment.

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Appt. Civil Service Appointment of Elmer Pearson to the Civil Service Commission was discussed. Manus wants to appoint a person who is not active in the City at this time, a neutral individual.

VanVeldhuizen explained this Commission meets as needed. It is not like the other committees. The meeting must be held within a limited time and it holds hearings as a judicial board. Members would have to be present and could not call in on speaker phone. This is a three member board.

Ryan expressed concern that Pearson goes south for the winter months. Pearson agreed he could return within 48 hours of notice, if not then resignation is expected.

A motion was made by Sherrets, seconded by Petersen to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Elmer Pearson to the Civil Service Commission, with understanding that a 48 hour in person requirement will be met or resignation expected. Four (4) voted aye, one (Ryan) voted nay.
Motion Carried

Reappointment to A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Renee to approve the
Park & Rec reappointment of Connie Jorgensen to the Park and Recreation Commission. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Sidewalk Entrances Manus stated the sidewalk entrances downtown were three foot wide in some
Downtown areas and wondered if business owners could widen the walkway. Council to look at sidewalk/curb area.

Letzring had a request to fill in the planters and get rid of the mulch which washes away during heavy rains. Planter boxes could be filled with cement that is stamped or stain to match the brick downtown.

North Parking Lot Discussion on “slow” signs and/or speed bumps in the North Municipal Parking Lot was referred to Public Safety.

Pride Day Tentative date for Pride Day is Saturday, July 19. Manus thought community service workers and volunteers from the community could tackle a list of several small projects to help beautify the city.

Sports Complex Petersen inquired if the 6.5 acres of land at the ball complex was rented and the contract has been renewed.

City Logo The following three color patterns were chosen for the new City logo:

1. Green and Yellow (current)
2. Blue and Gray
3. Maroon and Gold

Transco Iowa Department of Economic Development approved a High Quality Jobs Program funding application for Transco with $80,000 in a forgivable loan and $40,000 in loan at 0% for five years. Transco will also receive Enterprise Zone investment tax credit of $225,000 and refunds of sales, service and use tax estimated at $193,500.

Viaduct Grant Rail Revolving Loan and Grant Application will be finalized this week and sent
Application to Iowa Department of Transportation. Matching funds of $50,000 from Viafield, $75,000 from Fayette County and $100,000 from City of Oelwein have been committed to the project.

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Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Petersen to adjourn at 7:13 P.M. 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 June 23, 2014 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 24, 2014.

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JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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