COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
May 23, 2016

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, May 23, 2016. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Cantrell, B Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
ABSENT: M. Weber
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Smith

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

Poppy Days Mayor Sherrets proclaimed May 27-28, 2016 as Memorial Poppy Days and presented a proclamation to Miss Poppy Dakota Frazer and Barb Voshell of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #9.

NICC Mayor Sherrets proclaimed May 23, 2016 as Northeast Iowa Community
50 Years College day by presenting a proclamation to Dr.Wendy Mihm-Herrold, Sandy Magsamen, Gene Fuelling and Dorothy Wehling of NICC.

Citizens Lou Ann Milks, Council Person and Citizen reported May is National Bike Month and this week is “Bike to Work Week”.

Milks presented a check in the amount of $7,500 representing donations from residents to retiring City Attorney Ron VanVeldhuizen and the Greater Oelwein Charitable Foundation for future bike trail expansion.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Cantrell to approve Consent Agenda items.

A. Minutes of the May 9, 2016 regular council meeting.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $425,328.28.
C. Motion to set vicious animal appeal for June 13, 2016 at 5:30 P.M.
D. Request from Clete and Connies to transfer liquor license to City Park for Oelwein Celebration June 4, 2016.
E. Motion authorizing purchase of Radio Read Equipment from Municipal Supply in the amount of $8,500.00 for Utility Department.
F. Motion authorizing a five year lease agreement with Mailfinance Inc. in the amount of $7,619.00 for a mail postage machine.
G. Motion authorizing purchase of mower from Hub City Power Sports in the amount of $9,159.20 for Woodlawn Cemetery.
H. Pay Request from Fox Engineering in the amount of $1,998.00 for work completed on Oelwein Industrial Park 3rd Addition – Utility Improvements.
I. Pay Request from Fox Engineering in the amount of $21,523.50 for work completed on Oelwein Industrial Park 3rd Addition – RISE Improvements.
J. Request from Oelwein Celebrations to close portions of South Frederick and 1st Street SW and SW Friday June 3 beginning at 1:30 for Hospital Bed Races.
K. Motion accepting quote from Miller’s Construction for concrete street repairs in the amount of $8,320.00.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to opened the Public
Neighborhood Hearing on progress of Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
Stabilization Program
Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

City Administrator Mulfinger reviewed the program stating four homes units have been constructed and 31 houses have been demolished using NSP funds.

No other comments were received.

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to close the hearing.

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

Resolution #4897 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution
Purchase Real Estate No. 4907 Authorizing the Mayor to Execute Documents to Purchase Real Estate.

1. 149 2nd Avenue NW, Oelwein, Iowa
2. 223 4th Avenue SE, Oelwein, Iowa
3. 520 4th Street SW, Oelwein, Iowa
4. 618 2nd Avenue SW, Oelwein, Iowa.

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

Resolution #4898 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Set Annexation Hrg. No. 4898 to Set Public Hearing to Consider Application for Voluntary Annexation by Transco Railway Products, Inc. of Territory Adjoining the City of Oelwein Known Locally as 601 13th Avenue NW, Oelwein, Iowa for June 13, 2016 at 6:00 P.M.

VanVeldhuizen reviewed the background on this annexation that will expand to the north of the city limits.

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

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to open the Public
2015-16 Budget Hearing on the 2015-2016 Budget Amendment.

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

No comments were received.

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to close the hearing.

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

Resolution #4899 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
2015-16 Budget No. 4899 Approving 2015-2016 Budget Amendment.
Amendment
Ayes: Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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Resolution #4900 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
Set Hrg – USDA Loan No. 4900 setting date for hearing on authorizing the City of Oelwein to apply for financial assistance with the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development to finance 14th Street SE Water Main Improvements in an amount not to exceed $375,000.00 on June 13, 2016 at 6:00 P.M..

Mulfinger stated this loan is at a lower interest rate saving the City money on financing fees.

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

Industrial Park 3rd A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Stickel to set bid date for the Oelwein
Add. Bid Date Industrial Park 3rd Addition Public Improvements Plan for June 21, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Mulfinger encouraged council to review the plans. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing Set A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to set Public Hearing on
Plans, Specs, Ind. The Engineering Plans and Specifications and Opinion of Probable
Park 3rd Addition Construction Costs for the Oelwein Industrial Park 3rd Addition Public Improvements Plan for 6:00 P.M. on June 27, 2016. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Amend Minutes A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to amend minutes
Aug 17, 2015 of the August 17, 2015 meeting adding: “Motion was made by Ryan,
Council Meeting seconded by Stickel to approve Pay Estimate No. 6 (Final) to Voltmer Inc. in the amount of $10,180.08 for work completed on Rehabilitate Runway Lighting at Oelwein Municipal Airport. All voted aye – Motion Carried”. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen reported on the May Library Board meeting. Seven new computers will be purchased for the library.

Airport Board Mtg. Stickel reported on the May Airport Board meeting. Plans were reviewed for the June 5, 2016 Fly-In Breakfast.

Park Hours Mayor Sherrets would like discussion listed on the next agenda re: park opening and closing times.

City Attorney Attorney Pat Dillon reported he is transitioning with retiring Attorney VanVeldhuizen.

Fire Department B. Weber would like the Council to consider adding a fee structure for Fire Department services.

Mausoleum Milks stated Chuck Geilenfeld spoke with her regarding the status of mausoleum’s at Woodlawn Cemetery. Geilenfeld would also like to see Babyland renamed.

Park and Rec Mtg. Cantrell reported on the May Park and Recreation Commission meeting. Discussion was held on additional kayaks and disc golf at City Park.

City Park Lighting Frosted lenses on the new LED lights at City Park will be installed by Ken’s Electric.

Garbage Haulers Milks requested future discussion on garbage haulers.

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City Owned Property Cantrell expressed concern on the time and resources it takes to maintain city owned property.

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

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PEGGY SHERRETS, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

I, Dylan Mulfinger, 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 May 23, 2016 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 25, 2016.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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