COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
December 22, 2014

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, December 22, 2014. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

Additions or Petersen and Malget each requested under new and old business.
Deletions

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve the following
Consent Agenda items:

A. Minutes of the December 8, 2014 regular council meeting.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $742,709.17.
C. Request from Oelwein Odd Rods to close portions of North and South Frederick for 2015 Friday Nite events and use of North Side of Oelwein City Park July 4, 2015 for Car Show.

With a correction to the December 8, 2014 Council Minutes inserting the following:

Resolution #4819 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
Set Public Hearing No. 4819 to Set Public Hearing on Proposed Lease of 125 Acres of Cropland on the Oelwein Municipal Airport on December 22, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.
Ayes: Cantrell, Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Malget
Nays: None
Motion Carried

All voted aye on the Consent Agenda.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing Airport Sherrets opened the Public Hearing on Proposed Lease of 125 Acres of Crop
Crop Land Lease Land on the Oelwein Municipal Airport. High bid went to Mark Liebe from Center Point in the amount of $360 an acre. No comments were received.

A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Stickel to close the hearing. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4820 A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
Airport Land Lease No. 4820 Authorizing the Mayor to Execute Lease for Rent of Airport Crop Land.
Ayes: Cantrell, Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Malget
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Petersen requested a copy of the Airport Land Bid listing.

2013-2014 Audit Don Snitker of Ridihalgh, Fuelling, Snitker, Weber & Co., P.C. presented the Fiscal Year 2014-2014 Audit. He stated the Management Discussion and Analysis is important to ratings agencies and bond counsel.

Snitker explained the Schedule of Findings from the Audit and the City has followed the Auditor’s recommendations. There were no significant findings.

Malget requested a more detailed Audit presentation. Snitker offered his time to any Council member for a detailed audit explanation.

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Suspend Rules A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Stickel to suspend the rules and adopt an ordinance on the second and final reading.
Ayes: Cantrell, Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Malget
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Ordinance #1133 A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Stickel to adopt Ordinance
Handicap Parking No. 1133 Amending Section 22-127 to Add Two Handicap Parking Spaces to the Parking Lot at 115-119 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa on the second and final reading.
Ayes: Cantrell, Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Malget
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4821 A motion was made by Malget, seconded by Ryan to adopt Resolution No. 4821
NSP Amendment Authorizing Execution of Eleventh Amendment to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Contract with the Iowa Department of Economic Development.
Ayes: Cantrell, Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Malget
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4822 A motion was made by Petersen, seconded by Malget to adopt Resolution
Amend Flex No. 4822 to Amend City of Oelwein Flexible Benefit Plan.
Benefit Plan Ayes: Cantrell, Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Petersen, Malget
Nays: None
Motion Carried

UERPC Housing Ryan presented the minutes of the December Upper Explorerland Regional
Authority Planning Commission Housing Authority minutes to the council.

Fayette Co. Weber reported on the December Fayette Co. Emergency Management
Emergency Mgt. Meeting. The Emergency Manager position will no longer be half time with the Fayette Co. Sherriff position. A full-time Emergency Coordinator will be hired.

Council requested City Attorney VanVeldhuizen review the 28E Agreement regarding Emergency Management.

Appointments A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Weber to approve the Mayor’s
To Plaza Board appointment of Al Jamison, Dorothy Gray and Steve Sanders to the Community Plaza Board of Governors. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Sherrets handed out Committee assignments. Each council member should list their top five committee requests.

Retirement Bruce Barker retirement party is December 29th.

Wellness Center The new Williams Wellness Center equipment will be delivered January 12th.

City Hall Boiler Young’s Plumbing & Heating did repairs on City Hall thermostats and recommend duct cleaning. They will present electronic and pneumatic options for boiler repair and maintenance.

Business After Five Sherrets would like the City to host “Business after Five” a Chamber event in March. She stated it would be a great opportunity for the public to get to know city personnel.

City Employee Sherrets also stated the City Employee Holiday Potluck was a very nice event.
Potluck Mike Thoma and Nathan Westendorf did a great job taking care of the preparations and cooking.

iPad Malget stated his iPad doesn’t work and wondered if other council users were having problems. He requested a traditional laptop instead of the iPad.

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Old Police Facility Sherrets requested the old Police facility to be cleaned and emptied.

Sidewalks A building on 341 was demolished by Alliant and the south and east
341 1st Avenue SE sidewalks have been removed. The Code stated the adjacent property owners must maintain a safe sidewalk and or a suitable walking space until the project is completed. Letzring will contact Alliant and the Code Enforcement Officer.

Department Head Malget would like monthly supervisor reports from Utility Superintendent
Monthly Reports Kane, Police Chief Logan, Street Superintendent Stewart and Park Superintendent Steggall. He also requested a Nuisance Abatement monthly report.

Adjourn A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Stickel to adjourn at 7:08 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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PEGGY SHERRETS, 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 22, 2014 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register December 30, 2014.

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JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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