COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
February 22, 2016

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, February 22, 2016. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Jessie Scheckel Jessie Scheckel, 710 3rd Avenue SW reported having six different renters at a neighboring home 706 3rd Avenue SW with multiple police visits is not safe for him family. Letzring will contact Police Chief Logan to review investigations and contact Mr. Scheckel.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Cantrell to approve the following consent agenda items:
1. Approval of the minutes of the February 8, 2016 regular meeting.
2. Claims Resolution in the amount of $329,963.04.
3. Class ā€˜Cā€™ Liquor, Outdoor and Sunday Sales renewal for Clete and Connies.
4. Request from Oelwein Celebrations Renewed, Inc. to close portions of Frederick Avenue for annual celebration parade on June 4, 2016 and use of barricades and park.
5. Pay Request No. 1 to SW Bridge Engineers in the amount of $15,643.30 for work completed on Viaduct Project.
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Safety A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve Public Safety Committee recommendation with traffic entering the drive-thru from Frederick heading west, exiting into the alley. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

A stop sign will need to be added on the west side of the drive-thru lanes as well as a one-way sign for oncoming eastbound traffic.

Water Rates A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to approve the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Water Rates, Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Oelwein, Iowa

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

Sewer Rates A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to approve the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Sanitary Sewerage Rates, Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Oelwein, Iowa.

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

Fox Engrs A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell authorizing signatures
East Penn Task Order on Fox Engineering Task Order for East Penn Utility Improvements in the amount of $118,000. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

WWTP Pump A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber authorizing repairs
Repairs by Iowa Pump Works to Wastewater Treatment Lift Station in the amount of $13,050.83. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Resolution #4875 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution No. 4875 Approving Consultant Agreement for Interim City Administrator.

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

Set Public Hrg A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to set Public Hearing for 6:00 P.M. on March 14, 2016 on Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget.

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

Resolution #4876 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution No. 4876 to Set Public Hearing on Proposed Conveyance of Outlot A, Industrial Park Third Addition, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa to Oelwein Chamber and Area Development, Inc. in Exchange for Parcel M in the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 91 North, Range 9 West of the 5th P.M., City of Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa for 6:00 P.M. on March 14, 2016.

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

RFP City Attorney Five Requests for Proposals for City Attorney were received. Council chose three firms to interview. Sherrets suggested Dillon Law P.C. and Shannon Michael. B. Weber suggested Carter Stevens as well.

Letzring stated having an Attorney on retainer for questions that pop up is very important. Since the City has a new City Administrator, the attorney should be present at all council meetings.

Council is to submit interview questions to Letzring.

Park & Rec Mtg. Cantrell presented the February Park and Recreation Commission meeting minutes. A lengthy discussion on Park concessions took place.

Park & Rec recruitment for seasonal positions has started.

Burkhart is interested in installing the playground equipment that was removed from the Aquatic Center to the Sports Complex north of the shelter.

Appointments/ A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve the
Reappointments reappointment of Kevin Minton to the Electrical Board; Brian Irvine to the Mechanical Board; Dan Stasi to the Park and Recreation Commission; Randy Irvine to the Plumbing Board; Tom Fick to the Tree Board; Marilyn Dahl to the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the appointment of LouAnn Milks to the UERPC Housing Commission; and Roger Boleyn to the Planning and Zoning Commission. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Energy Savings Oelweins goal to decrease city government energy use of 8% in government buildings and operation from 2013 to 2015 has been met. Further savings will also be recognized.

Letzring presented a report on city government energy use comparisons from 2013, 2014 and 2015. The Street Department will be replacing 105 light bulbs downtown which will decrease their lighting cost by approximately 33%.

Fire Department will also be replacing the incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs for a 73% savings.

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Viaduct Project A prebid meeting for the viaduct is scheduled at 11:00 Tuesday, February 23 at City Hall.

Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 6:43 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 February 22, 2016 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register February 23, 2016.

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JAMIE LETZRING, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The Council met in a work session following the regular meeting re: City Hall Renovation.

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