August 24, 2015

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, Monday, August 24, 2015. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Milks, Cantrell, Weber, Ryan, Stickel
ALSO PRESENT: Letzring, Rigdon, VanVeldhuizen

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

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

1. Approval of the minutes of the August 10, 2015 regular meeting.
2. Approval of the minutes of the August 17, 2015 special meeting.
3. Claims Resolution in the amount of $610,469.45.
4. Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Las Flores.
5. Motion approving Art and Wine Class at Oelwein Public Library on October 29, 2015.
6. Motion approving Cemetery Walk on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M.
7. Motion to release retainage in the amount of $2,500 to Lansing Brothers Construction for property demolition.
8. New Liquor License, Class ‘C’ Beer Wine and Sunday Sales permit for Oelwein Mart East.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4842 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Ryan to adopt Resolution
1st Ward Vacancy No. 4842 Filling the Vacancy in the Office of First Ward Council Person by Appointment with Matt Weber.
Ayes: Milks, Cantrell, B. Weber, Ryan, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Oath of Office Mayor Sherrets administered the Oath of Office to First Ward Council Person Matt Weber.

Purchase Truck A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to approve purchase of
Street Dept. 2016 Ford F250 Pickup Truck in the amount of $24,795.90 for Street Department. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Mausoleum at Chuck Geilenfeld spoke on behalf of Roger and Bobbi Polark’s request that City
Woodlawn Cemetery Council approve the placement of a personal family mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery. He presented documentation from Brannon Monument Company regarding size, appearance and maintenance. Three proposed locations were shared.

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell instructing City Attorney to review changes with Cemetery Supervisor and City Administrator and also research existing state laws for compliance to report back to City Council. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Amend Salary A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to amend Salary Resolution
Resolution Section 8 to include a single Williams Wellness Center Membership to Oelwein Police Reserve Officers following one year probationary period. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Airport Board Mtg. Stickel presented the August Airport Board meeting minutes. Installing security cameras was discussed. This would help with blind spots.


Appointments A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Ryan to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Dave Gearhart to the Planning and Zoning Commission; Gary Fox to the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Richard Wakeford to the International Code Council Board of Appeals. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Wellness Center Wifi installation will be completed this week at the Wellness Center. Extended weekend hours are Saturday 7 – 4 Sunday 11 – 7 effective September 12.

United Way Day of United Way Day of Caring is September 11, throughout town 9 – 12:00 noon.
Caring United Way organizes volunteers to work in the parks. A Trees Forever grant was awarded to the City to plant 29 trees on 9-11 by volunteers at Platts Park, City Park and Bike Trail.

RR Reclamation Sixth Street SW between 3rd – 4th Avenue will be closed approximately 1 month
Project during the RR Reclamation Project starting around August 31, 2015.

Agenda Item B. Weber requested authorizing City Manager to get real engineering plans and specs for the current City Hall building be listed on the next council agenda so that contractors are able to offer bids on similar items.

Library Roof Stickel reported the 10 year old Library roof has nails popping out of shingles, shingles falling apart, valley metal is loose and there is hail damage. Letzring stated she would call the insurance company.

Treasurer Report Ryan requested council receive copies of the June and July 2015 Treasurer’s Report.

School Slow Signs Ryan requested one of the schools “slow” signs in the crosswalk on 8th Avenue be repaired or replaced.

Ryan stated he has been getting questions regarding the viaduct project which will start in Spring 2016.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Ryan to adjourn at 6:30 P.M. 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 August 24, 2015 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register August 26, 2015.


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