COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
December 12, 2016

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, December 12, 2016. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Service Award Mayor Sherrets presented a 10 Year Service Award to Deputy Clerk Barb Rigdon.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by M. Weber to approve the following Consent Agenda Items:

a. Minutes of the November 14, 2016 regular Council Meeting
b. Minutes of the November 28, 2016 regular Council Meeting
c. Claims Resolution in the amount of $1,513,438.36
d. Motion authorizing signatures on 20th Street Lift Station Improvements Contract with Summers’ Enterprise, Inc. in the amount of $251,090.00
e. Motion authorizing signatures on Charles Street Water Main Improvements Contract with Summers’ Enterprise, Inc. in the amount of $122,770.00
f. Class ‘B’ Wine Permit Renewal for Oelwein Family Pharmacy
g. Class ‘E’ Liquor, Class ‘C’ Beer, Class ‘B’ Wine and Sunday Sales Renewal for Oelwein Bottle and Can, Inc.
h. Payment to Ron VanVeldhuizen Law in the amount of $1,189.08 for work completed on Transco Annexation
i. Change Order A in the amount of $6,230.00 for Fire Department Walk Around Rescue Unit

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Mausoleums Chuck Geilenfeld, from Geilenfeld Funeral Home and Mike Adams from Brannon Monument Co. in Dubuque representing Roger and Bobbi Polark requested city council approve their request to place a personal family mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. The structure would be less than 5’ tall and made of granite. They would purchase 40 grave lots to place the mausoleum and allow extra lots for family with traditional burial around the structure. Three locations are being considered one of which is on land not even plotted for. A permit is required, current city code would need to be reviewed and a city policy would need to be created. City Administrator and City Attorney are to investigate requirements.

Public Hearing A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to open the Public Hearing on Garbage Haulers License.

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

Mulfinger stated Mid State Sanitation did not follow the rule and Fayette Co. Landfill banned them from dumping. Their company was sold to Environmental Services and they were also banned from Fayette Co. Landfill. The owner of the company passed away from an accident and the last we have heard from anyone is that Waste Management has taken over their accounts. Attempts to contact Waste Management before the meeting was unsuccessful. Waste Management is in compliance with the county and the city. No action needs to be taken at this time since the owner and person that holds the license is no longer around and the license is not transferrable. City Attorney Lein stated the situation should be monitored and our Police Department should enforce the city ban.

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Close Hearing A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to close the hearing.

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

Environmental A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to pull Environmental
Services Hauling Services Hauling License for the City of Oelwein and discontinue
License garbage hauling within the city. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4944 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution No. 4944 Authorizing Mayor to Execute a Utility Easement.
Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 1146 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Ordinance No. 1146 Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Chapter 19, Article II Dogs and Cats Sections 19-26 Definitions on the third and final reading.
Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Ordinance No. 1147 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt Ordinance No. 1147 Amending Chapter 16, Section 24 License Revocation – Garbage Haulers on the third and final reading.
Ayes: Christensen, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell reported on the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic
Enterprise & Economic Development Committee meeting. Two Hotel-Motel Tax Funding
Development applications were received:

Williams Performing Arts Center $10,000 2016-17 Artist Series
OCAD $2,000 Olde Tyme Christmas

OCAD withdrew their request.

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by M. Weber to approve Planning, Finance, Enterprise & Economic Development Committee’s recommendation to fund Williams Performing Arts Center 2016-17Artist Series for quarter 1 Fiscal Year 2016-2017 at $1,000. Proof of expense is required for reimbursement and they must reapply each quarter for funding. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney Nathan Lein, joint City Attorney with Pat Dillon works with abatement on nuisance properties. Each week 1-2 properties go to trial or are achieving resolutions. Respondents are paying all costs, and we are not continuing things. We are accepting judications and we can delay sentencings, but the time of discontinuing hearings or dismissing things at city costs once you comply is over.

Mulfinger thanked High School students for coming out and he encourages their involvement in the public process.

Cantrell and Sherrets thanked Chamber Director Deb Howard for all her hard work on Olde Tyme Christmas. Mayor Sherrets stated the event was phenomenal.

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Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to adjourn at 6:28 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 December 12, 2016 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register December 15, 2016.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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