COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
October 26, 2015

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, October 26, 2015. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Cantrell, B. Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Letzring, Smith, VanVeldhuizen

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

Lavern McLennan Laverne McLennan, 119 12th Avenue SE is concerned with leaves in the gutters
Leaves near storm sewers. She questioned if it was permissible to blow leaves into the street. Mayor Sherrets stated it is not allowed to put leaves in the street until leaf pickup is scheduled.

Pickup for this fall will begin in the northeast and northwest quadrants November 2nd thru the 5th followed by pickup in the southeast and southwest quadrants.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Stickel to approve the following consent agenda items:
1. Approval of the minutes of the October 5, 2015 regular meeting.
2. Claims Resolution in the amount of $722,712.01.
3. Class ‘E’ Liquor, ‘B’ Wine and ‘C’ Beer Permit renewal for Fareway Stores, Inc.
4. Request from OCAD to close portions of Frederick and Charles Avenues from 2:00 – 9:00 P.M. for Olde Tyme Christmas events December 4, 2015.
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Matt Vogel The city’s Insurance Agent, Matt Vogel reviewed the history and benefits of workers compensation insurance. Claims have decreased since the creation of the Safety Committee and premiums will decrease if we continue to be vigilant.

Letzring stated department heads are implementing safety measures on a daily basis.

Suspend Rules A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Ryan to waive statutory rule than an ordinance be considered for passage at two council meetings prior to the meeting at which it is to be finally passed..
Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Ordinance #1139 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Ordinance
2015 Amendment to No. 1139 Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable
Ind. Park Urban Property in the 2015 Amendment to the Industrial Park Urban Renewal
Renewal Area Area, Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa.
Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4850 A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution
CDBG Application No. 4850 Authorizing the Submission of a CDBG Application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Expenditure of Funds to be Applied to Local Match for a Housing Fund General Application for Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation.

Letzring explained this reduces the number of units applied for from 10 to 6 following a CDBG Workshop attended by UERPC’s Lori Brockway.

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber.
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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Resolution #4851 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Set Hrg – 105 S Fred No. 4851 to Set Public Hearing on Proposed Disposal by Sale of the City’s Interest in 105 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa for 5:00 P.M. on November 9, 2015 at the City Hall Council Chambers.

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4852 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Set Hrg-136 4 Ave SW No. 4852 to Set Public Hearing on Proposed Disposal by Sale of the City’s Interest in 136 4th Avenue SW, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa for 5:00 P.M. on November 9, 2015 at the City Hall Council Chambers.

Attorney VanVeldhuizen said this is property acquired in a settlement with Wells Fargo and a prior owner is interested in purchasing and assisting in the demolition of the dwelling.

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4853 A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution
956 S Frederick No. 4853 Authorizing the Mayor to Execute Agreement with Fayette County and Iowa Comprehensive Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Fund Program to Perform Corrective Action on Property Known Locally as 956 South Frederick, Oelwein, Iowa.

VanVeldhuizen explained the State’s Storage Tank Fund Program and stated this is remedial action for the tanks only. Demolition of the building will be the city’s responsibility.

Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Dave Roth, 945 1st Avenue SW thanked the Council for their diligence in resolving this abandoned property.

WWTP VFD A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by Stickel to approve the purchase of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) for the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the amount of $15,545.00 from Automatic Systems. Utility Superintendent Kane reported air conditioning has been installed in the control room in an attempt to lengthen the life of the VFD’s. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

’80 Well Pump A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to approve a quote from Northway Well & Pump in the amount of $9,053.44 re: relocation of the pump from the ’42 Well to the ’80 Well. Kane stated we now have the capacity to pump an additional 250 gpm of water following the completion of the sandjacking project. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Hall Letzring reviewed a Services Proposal prepared by Martin Gardner Architecture
Scope of Work for City Hall design services. No firm time frame was proposed. Letzring assured B. Weber the CAD rights would belong to the City.

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to approve the following services:

Predesign Services $3,700.00
Schematic Design Services $4,500.00
Design Development Services $5,800.00

All voted aye.
Motion Carried
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Council Meeting A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to move the November 9, 2015 Council Meeting to 5:00 P.M. followed by a 6:00 P.M. joint Work Session with Oelwein Community School District at the RAMS Center. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Airport Board Stickel reported on the October Airport Board meeting. Painting of the shop building has been rescheduled for spring. The Board may apply for Hotel/Motel Tax Funding to assist with their Fly-In Breakfast.

Stickel reminded council there is still one vacancy on the Board. Sherrets stated interested persons do not have to be a pilot or own a plane to serve.

UERPC Board Mtg. Ryan reported on the October Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission Board meeting where it was reported open meeting violation litigation has been resolved.

UERPC Housing Ryan reported on the UERPC Housing Authority Board meeting he recently attended.

122 1st Street SW VanVeldhuizen reported the owners of 122 1st Street SW are working with the insurance company on the cleanup of the property pending asbestos testing results.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 6:54 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 October 26, 2015 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 29, 2015.

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JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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