COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
November 23, 2015

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, November 23, 2015. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Laverne McLennan Laverne McLennan, 119 12th Avenue SE requests the city look into allowing passengers on golf carts for licensed users..

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to approve the following consent agenda items:
1. Approval of the minutes of the November 9, 2015 regular meeting.
2. Approval of the minutes of the November 17, 2015 special meeting.
3. Claims Resolution in the amount of $307,323.63.
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Open Public Hearing A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to open Public Hearing on Proposed Disposal by Sale of the City’s Interest in 105 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa. Attorney VanVeldhuizen stated one bid from Greg Bryan offered $12,000 to purchase and rehab. Letzring read a list of building improvements Bryan plans to make to maintain the structure.

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to close the hearing.
Ayes: B. Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4859 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Ryan to adopt Resolution No. 4859 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in 105 South Frederick, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.
Ayes: B. Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Cutting Edge Letzring shared the school has an interest in purchasing the Tech Spec
Career Education building for a hands on Industrial Tech Lab and classroom called Cutting
Center Edge Career Education Center. Existing annual budgeted “soft costs” for this building would be used as financial support to the programs for approximately 5-6 years up to $300,000.

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to approve up to $300,000 in financial support over the next 6 years for the Cutting Edge Career Education Center. Additional formal agreements will follow. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Letzring explained 80/20 match on a RISE grant. The City applied for a RISE grant to fund the extension of 14th Street SE through to Outer Road. Iowa Department of Transportation will reimburse 80% of associated expenses.

Resolution #4860 A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution No. 4860 to Authorize Execution of RISE Funding Agreement with Iowa Department of Transportation for 14th Street SE Exterior Project.
Ayes: B. Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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Fox Engineering Lance Aldrich, Fox Engineering informed council Rise grant reimbursable engineering fees of $298,500 for the Task A Industrial Park 14th Street SE roadway and storm sewer project includes design, permitting and bidding services on seven items. The total RISE project cost estimate is $2,130,000 which does not include sanitary, water main and pump station improvements.

Task B, a preliminary design phase regarding these three improvements will look at options available to make modifications for now and future expansion in the Industrial Park area.

A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Ryan authorizing signatures on Task Order No. 1022-15A to Fox Engineering re: Industrial Park RISE Improvements in the amount of $298,500. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber authorizing signatures on Task Order No. 8686-15B to Fox Engineering re: Industrial Park Utility Improvements in the amount of $19,400.00. All voted aye.

Letzring explained that an interfund loan of a total $100,000 would be given to OCAD for a downpayment and the cost of an option for the Industrial Park expansion. When bonds are sold the loan will be reimbursed. East Penn Manufacturing property taxes will fully cover the bond payments.

Advance Earnest A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to authorize advance
Money East Penn of $75,000 earnest money for purchase real property pursuant to Development
Manufacturing Agreement with East Penn Manufacturing, LLC dated November 17, 2015.
Dev. Agreement All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution No. 4861 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
No. 4861 To Authorize an Interfund Loan Between City of Oelwein and Oelwein Chamber and Area Development for the Purpose of the Purchase of Real Property Pursuant to Development Agreement with East Penn Manufacturing, LLC.
Ayes: B. Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Pump Inspection Utility Superintendent Vic Kane explained 19 pumps were inspected by Iowa
42-80 Well Pump Works. Three pumps need repairs estimated at $9,508.54 to start with additional cost for parts needed as they go through them.

Pump Repairs A motion was made by Ryan, seconded by M. Weber to approve estimate from Iowa Pump works in the amount of $9,508.54 for pump repair. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4862 A motion was made by B. Weber. Seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
TIF Report and Annual No. 4862 Obligating Funds from Subfunds of the City’s Urban Renewal Tax
Appropriation Revenue Funds for Appropriation to the Payment of Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Rebate Payments due to be Paid in the Next Succeeding Fiscal Year as well as Certifying the Tax Increment Financing Receipts to Fayette County, Iowa.
Ayes: B. Weber, Ryan, Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell
Nays: None
Motion Carried

December Mtg. Dates It is council consensus to keep December 2015 meeting dates as regularly scheduled December 14 and 28.

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Airport Board Mtg. Stickel presented the Airport Board minutes. They are looking for an organization to prepare and serve breakfast in June 2016 for the Fly In. Construction of the wind turbines east of the ethanol are just outside the 250 ft. zoning boundary at the Airport. Budget discussion took place.

Park & Rec Mtg. Cantrell reported on the November Park and Rec meeting. She provided council with a 10 year camping registration comparison on number of campers, number of nights rental and revenue. Bait vending, adding Frisbee golf maps w/yardage, clearing east bank City Park, lake underbrush cleanup and possible lake dredging as potential future projects.

Oelwein’s Future Sherrets stated favorable thoughts for the future of Oelwein and was thankful for all the happenings in Oelwein.

Verla Jurgensen Letzring shared a letter she received from Verla Jurgensen, 230 Adams
Letter Street, Maynard wishing Oelwein the very best in their new adventure bringing the factory, jobs and new opportunities to this area.

Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adjourn at 6:40 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 November 23, 2015 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register November 24, 2015.

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JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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