COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
February 13, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, February 13, 2017. Mayor Pro Tem Ben Weber called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets participated by Skype.

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

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

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

a. Minutes of the January 23, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Minutes of the February 6, 2017 special Council Meeting
c. Motion to purchase meters and related supplies from Municipal Supply in the amount of $42,240
d. Request from OCAD to close various streets and alleys for 2017 sponsored events: Party in the Park, Fall Fling and Olde Tyme Christmas
e. Request from Pony Express Riders of Iowa to collect funds at the intersection of Frederick and Charles Friday, April 14, 2017 from 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
f. Appointment of Tony Cannon to the Community Plaza Board of Governors
g. Motion approving Change Order No. 1 from Summers’ Enterprise, Inc. in the amount of$-7,350.00 for 20th Street Lift Station Improvements Project
h. Motion approving Ownership Update for Kwik Trip #665 Class ‘C’ Beer Permit

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to open the Public
Sale of Property Hearing on sale of a portion of city owned property legally described as Lots 10 to 14 Wings 3rd Add & all that part of the NE NW lying NE of CGW RY & W of 3rd Ave SE except Wings 3rd Add (RONCO) SW SW W of 3rd St SE E of CRI&P RY, S50’ St & N of Sec 21.

No comments were received.

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

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

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to open the Public
ITC Midwest Hearing on a proposed easement with ITC Midwest, LLC for power lines in the
Easement Oelwein Industrial Park.

Stickel inquired if there were any changes to the easement from before. Mulfinger stated there were no changes since the last meeting.

A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to close the hearing.

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

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Resolution #4947 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution
Easement – ITC No. 4948 approving easement with ITC Midwest, LLC for power lines in
Midwest the Oelwein Industrial Park.

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

Fayette Co. Local Lori Brockway, Program Manager from Upper Explorerland Regional
Housing Trust Planning Commission informed council since 2010, the Fayette County Local Housing Trust has infused $415,374.79 into rehabilitation of homes in Oelwein. They are requesting $15,000 (25% required) city match for the 2019 program which would be available January 1, 2018.

Brockway also stated there will be a proposal to merge FCLHTF with the Northeast Iowa Regional Trust Fund. The Northeast Iowa Regional Trust Fund is Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, Winneshiek and Fayette if approved. Fayette has a waiting list and Northeast Iowa has unused funds annually that could be utilized in Fayette County. Right now Fayette Co. completes 9 projects annually and this could be increased to 12-15 annually. Administrative costs could be shared if merger was approved. At least four representatives from Fayette Co. would go to Northeast Iowa Board of 19 members. Once merger is approved they would also like to change by-laws to downsize the number of Board members. 50% of the board is made up of private members. The board is made up of two representatives per county. Oelwein would like to see this based on population size which would better represent each counties number of votes. City Administrator Mulfinger will follow up on the FCLHTF proposed merger.

Resolution #4949 Six bids were received for the City of Oelwein Airport farm land as follows:
Airport Ag Land Lease
Jordyn Burco, Independence $31,875
Robert Liebe, Central City $38,000
Michael Hunt, Greeley $28,250
Aaron Smith, Sumner $38,125
Joseph Rechkemmer, Oran $30,961
Kent Reinking $23,098

A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution No. 4949 authorizing execution of Airport Ag Land Lease to high bid Aaron Smith, Sumner in the amount of $38,125.

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

Resolution #4950 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
West Charles Street No. 4950 authorizing execution of Urban Renewal Joint Agreement with
Viaduct Urban Fayette County Board of Supervisors re: West Charles Street Viaduct.
Renewal Agreement.
Ayes: Stickel, Milks, M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Rezoning City Property A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to direct staff to draft an ordinance for rezoning of city owned property as follows:

A. 22 1st Avenue NW from R-2 Residential to C-1 Commercial with a Special Exception for apartments.
B. 406 3rd Avenue SE from R-3 Residential to C-2 Commercial
C. 211 Occo Drive from R-1 Residential to C-2 Commercial
D. 100 Occo Drive from I-1 Industrial to C-2 Commercial

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E. Triangular section of land on southeast portion of 100 Occo Drive from I-2 Industrial to R-1 Residential.

Mulfinger stated there are interested buyers for the old Library as commercial property, locations B, C, D would allow for commercial expansion, and E would be a lot for new housing.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Milks to set Public
Close Reidy Park Hearing for February 27, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. on the closing of Reidy Park. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Stickel received a call against closing the park. Cantrell received a call concerned new owners would cut trees down that shade the tennis courts. Milks received a call that city should use property to let school or hospital expand.

Discussion took place on dividing Reidy Park into 3-5 parcels for housing.

Resolution #4951 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution No. 4951 relating to financing acquisition of fire rescue truck by the City of Oelwein, Iowa; establishing compliance with reimbursement bond regulations under the Internal Revenue Code.

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

City Attorney Report Dillon stated he is still working on nuisance ordinance violations and also 127 1st Avenue NW property is set to default hearing to take title. He is also reviewing model ordinances for housing and roads.

Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adjourn at 6:30 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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BEN WEBER, MAYOR PRO TEM
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 February 13 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register February 15, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget and Oelwein City Property followed the regular meeting.

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