COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
April 13, 2015

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, April 13, 2015. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Milks to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:
1. Approval of the minutes of the March 23, 2015 regular meeting.
2. Class ‘C’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Oelwein Auto Plus.
3. Class ‘C’ Beer, Class ‘B’ Wine and Sunday Sales renewal for Kmart #9233.
4. Class ‘B’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Pizza Hut #4340.
5. Oelwein Wrestling Club 5K run/1 mile walk route on June 27, 2015.
6. Request from Oelwein Celebrations Renewed, Inc. to close selected streets for parade, 5K run route approval and use of City Park for June 6, 2015 celebration.
7. “Paint the Town” 5K Powder run/walk route on July 4, 2015.
8. Request from Marsha Schulz to close a portion of 2nd Avenue SE for an auction on April 25, 2015 beginning at 7:30 A.M.
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Open Public Hearing A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to open the Public Hearing
Water Revenue Loan on Water Revenue Loan Agreement in a Principal Amount not to exceed $400,000. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Maggie Burger from Speer Financial explained this is a loan agreement authorization for the sandjacking well project. In the future the City could borrow up to $400,000 for this project if necessary or they can choose to pay from existing cash.

Burger also presented a proposed $3.5 million water project financial analysis. A rate increase will be necessary but much lower than expected. A 2% increase on consumption or usage and a $6 per month infrastructure fee are part of the proposed water rate increase. Further discussion on rate increases will follow.

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to close the Public Hearing. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4830 A motion was made by Malget, seconded by Ryan to adopt Resolution
Intent to Enter Water No. 4830 Expressing Intent to Enter into a Loan Agreement in a
Loan Agreement Principal Amount Not to Exceed $400,000.

Ayes: Ryan, Stickel, Milks, Malget, Cantrell, Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Downtown Two proposals were received for maintenance of the Downtown Streetscape
Streetscape as follows:

Scheel’s Professional Lawn Care $14,918.08
StewartScape Inc. $21,780.00

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Stickel to accept the low bid of $14,918.08. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Resolution #4831 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Ryan to adopt Resolution
Cemetery Fees No. 4831 Establishing Fees and Policies for Woodlawn Cemetery.
Ayes: Ryan, Stickel, Milks, Malget, Cantrell, Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Mausoleum Request Chuck Geilenfeld from Geilenfeld Funeral Home spoke on behalf of Roger Polark requesting the council allow Pollark to build a 2-4 person mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. The structure would take 10-12 grave spaces. Geilenfeld stated Polark would assume long term costs and maintenance. Council requested additional information. Letzring will contact other communities regarding their policies on mausoleums.

Laborshed Study A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Ryan to authorize Iowa Workforce conduct Laborshed Study in the amount of $4,200.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Hotel Motel Tax A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Ryan to approve recommendation from Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee re: OCAD Hotel/Motel Tax Funding in the amount of $4,000 for Party in the Park. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Airport Meeting Stickel presented the April Airport Board meeting minutes. Oelwein airport is discussing hosting a Fly-In.

Library Board mtg. Malget presented the Library Board meeting minutes. He did not attend and won’t be attending the Library Board meetings in the future because Susan Macken, Library Director and Mike Kerns, President are doing a fine job and his attendance is not needed.

Plaza Board mtg. Ryan presented the April Plaza Board meeting minutes. The Board thanked the City for the new brighter light bulbs in their parking lot and filling potholes in their parking lot.

Spring Clean-up Spring Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Alliant will pick up old working refrigerators and freezers from residences and offer a rebate. Pre-registration is required. Contact Chamber office for more information. Appliances may also be dropped off on Saturday at Spring Cleanup for free however rebates are not offered on Spring Clean Up day.

Oak Park Trailer 406 3rd Avenue SE Oak Park Trailer Court demolition bid opening is
Court Bids scheduled for Thursday, April 23rd at 12:00 noon at City Hall with a completion date of May 31, 2015.

DOT East Charles “Left Use Arrow-Left Only and Lane Use Arrow-Straight Ahead and Right”
Signage signage will be added on the traffic signal mast arm at East Charles/Highway 150 intersection by Iowa Department of Transportation.

Union Pacific Union Pacific will be digging reclamation pits at the old railroad shop
Railroad off 4th Street SW and 6th Street SW. There may be street closures at the 6th Street SW location.

Nuisance Properties Milks expressed her concerns regarding nuisance properties. A lengthy council discussion followed. VanVeldhuizen explained what has been accomplished so far but it takes time and funding. Malget suggested a work session to kick around ideas and to involve landlords in the process. Sherrets reminded citizens may report properties electronically at oelweinpolice.org. A new top 20 property list is being updated as a result of council persons recommendations.

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Adjourn A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 7:35 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 April 13, 2015 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 15, 2015.

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JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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