COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
April 11, 2016

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, April 11, 2016. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Service Award Mayor Sherrets presented a certificate to Nathan Westendorf for ten years of service to the Fire Department.

Art Medberry Art Medberry, 712 2nd Avenue SW inquired if the new lighting at City Park will have electrical outlets on the poles. Mayor will find out for him.
Consent Agenda A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to approve Consent Agenda items.

A. Minutes of the March 28, 2016 regular council meeting.
B. Minutes of the April 4, 2016 special council meeting.
C. Class ‘C’ Beer Permit renewal for Oelwein Auto Plus
D. Class ‘B’ Wine, ‘C’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Kmart #9233.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Handicap Parking An ordinance amending Section 22-127 to add handicap parking space was tabled until next meeting to insert correct street address.

Resolution #4884 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4884 to Set Public Hearing on Proposed Disposal by Sale of the City’s Interest in 216 5th Avenue NE, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa for April 25, 2016 at 6:00 P.M.
Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution #4885 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution No. 4885 to Set Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Oelwein Zoning Ordinance Section 208.1 to Allow Manufacturing, Warehousing, Assembly and Distribution of Batteries and Related Battery Parts and Accessories as a Permitted Principal Use and Structure for April 25, 2016 at 6:00 P.M.
Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, B. Weber presented the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic
Enterprise and Development meeting minutes.
Economic Devel.
A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to approve Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee’s recommendation to fund the following three Hotel/Motel Applications:

Oelwein Celebration, Fireworks $4,500.00
Oelwein Airport Board, Fly In Breakfast $1,000.00
OCAD Party in the Park and Fall Fling $2,500.00

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Three Demolition Grant requests were reviewed. VanVeldhuizen explained the background and purpose of each grant request.

206 S. Frederick A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to approve Committee’s recommendation to fund $10,000 towards Strang Tire Co. demolition request for 206 South Frederick. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

226 4th Street SW A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to approve Committee’s recommendation to fund 50% demolition cost for Jon and Beverly Latham property at 226 4th Street SW in the amount of $3,750.00. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

204 N. Frederick A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to approve Committee’s recommendation to fund 50% demo cost up to $5,000 for Alex and Christina Murray at 204 North Frederick Avenue. At this time no demo bid estimate was received. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Set Vicious Dog A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Christensen to set April 25, 2016
Hearing at 5:30 P.M. for a Vicious Animal Appeal hearing. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Airport Lighting Kendall explained Council had never gone on record that Council approved
Project Close Out this project back in August, 2015.

A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by B. Weber to accept the Airport Lighting Project (Close Out). All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney Council reviewed the City Attorney selection process. Sherrets stated
Selection there are routine questions to ask. Others requested pay frequency, on retainer and wanted to review existing City Attorney agreement with the city. An executive session will be scheduled to determine professional competency for April 26th starting at 6:00 P.M. giving each of the three firms 30 minute interviews.

Appointments A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to approve the Mayor’s recommendations for the following appointments and reappointments.

A. Appointment of Josh Johnson to the Tree Board.
B. Appointment of Dylan Mulfinger as Alternate on the Fayette Co. Waste Management Commission, the Upper Explorerland Board, the Northeast Iowa League and Secretary to the Civil Service Board.
C. Appointment of Duane Brandt to the Civil Service Commission effective April 7, 2016.
D. Reappointment of Greg Bryan to the Airport Board effective July 1, 2016.
E. Reappointment of Mike Meska to the Park and Recreation Commission effective June 1, 2016.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Wellness Center Kendall suggested Council meet in a work session with Bob Johnson from Wheaton Franciscan to review the Wellness Center Management Contract and 50% Recreation Program Coordinator agreement. Recently the City has hired and Park & Recreation Superintendent with responsibilities overseeing the Recreation Department. Bob Johnson will be contacted by the City to suggest available meeting dates.

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East Charles Trails Kendall reported he contacted Iowa Department of Transportation to discuss repainting East Charles to provide for correct width bicycle trails as previously discussed. They are in the process of hiring a new engineer who will contact the City regarding this matter.

Clean Up Day The 52nd City Wide Clean Up is scheduled for May 14th near the log cabin. Cantrell would like to offer a “paper shredder” option for citizens.

Audio M. Weber has met with Logan regarding cost for new Audio Visual System for Council meetings.

City Hall M. Weber requested a work session to discuss the next step with City Hall building. He would also like to set City Hall criteria that can be applied to properties as they become available. After new City Administrator gets settled this will be pursued.

Milks would like to review council goals to provide guidance to new City Administrator.

Milks questioned if Kendall would stay on as a coach for new City Administrator. Sherrets stated the new City Administrator didn’t think it was necessary.

Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adjourn at 6:50 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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PEGGY SHERRETS, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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STEVEN H. KENDALL, INTERIM CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Steven H. Kendall, Interim 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 11, 2016 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 12, 2016.

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STEVEN H. KENDALL, INTERIM CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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