COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
February 27, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, February 27, 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 M. Weber requested that agenda item #9 be tabled for a future meeting. A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt the agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Citizen James Mundt, 112 9th Avenue SE inquired when will the other portion of the viaduct be repaired. City Administrator Mulfinger will research and forward information back to him and council.

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

a. Minutes of the February 13, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Claims Resolution
c. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Clete and Connies
d. Ownership update for Columbus Club Class ‘C’ Liquor License
e. Pay Request to AECOM in the amount of $7,980.00 for work completed on Airport Grading Connector Taxiway Design.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to open the Public
Reidy Park Closing Hearing on the closing of Reidy Park.

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

City Hall was at maximum seating capacity. Some citizens were unable to stay in City Hall Council Room. Prior to the start of the council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Ben Weber spoke with six citizens in the hallway. All were against the sale of the park. One questioned if the city could legally sell the park, the remaining wanted to voice their objection to the proposed sale.

Mayor Pro Tem Ben Weber gave instructions for citizens to follow during the public hearing comments.

Sixteen people spoke at the Public Hearing on closing Reidy Park.

Laverne McLennan, 119 12th Avenue SE
Dan Stasi, 3 9th Avenue SE
Gary VanWert, 100 Hillside Drive W
Perry Comeau, 113 Hillside Drive W presented a petition on not closing the parks.
Janet Wissler, 901 2nd Street SE
Eugene Purdy, 221 3rd Avenue NE
Bill Ziegler, 111 10th Avenue SW
Dawn Burco Givant, 112 9th Avenue SE
Richard Nelson, Cedar Falls
Kay Langel, 900 2nd Street SE
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Linda Jensen, 105 Hillside Drive E
Joy Purdy, 221 3rd Avenue NE
Kent Nelson, OCAD
Deb Howard, OCAD
Mike Puff, 123 9th Avenue SE
James Novak, 104 Hillside Drive

Fourteen people were not in favor of closing Reidy Park. Two OCAD Representatives shared statistical information from comparable neighboring communities stating number of park acres to mow, parks per capita and number of new houses built in the last 10 years. They appreciate council taking time to explore needed options for housing in Oelwein and encouraged council to continue searching new housing. Bill Ziegler shared page 51 of the Oelwein Housing Needs Assessment document stating the top 15 reasons nonresidents move to a community. The #2 reason was for public open space like parks.

Close Hearing 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 M. Weber, seconded by Milks to open the
Disposal Public Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of property legally described as a
301 5th Avenue SW parcel of land described as Com at SW Cor Lot 7, Blk 2, Miles Add th N 595’ Ely to E Ln of 4th Ave SW th N 795’ Ely 38’ Th Swly & Sely parallel with Center of Sewer Ln to S Ln of 1/4 1/4 Sec. th S to SE Cor Lot 12, Blk 1, Miles Add th W to POB in NW SW & SW SW commonly known as 301 5th Avenue SW.

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

City Administrator stated a second offer has been made. No citizens comments were made.

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

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

Fayette Co. Hazard Lisa Roberts, EMA Coordinator informed council all 13 communities must
Mitigation update their Hazard Mitigation Plan. A Resolution appointing Ms. Roberts to act on the cities behalf must be approved. She is requesting the Resolution be listed on the next council meeting agenda.

Gearhart Grove A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to approve Gearhart Grove Preliminary Plat. Mulfinger stated Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Hotel Project Dan Heuertz from High Rise Hospitality has an agreement with Boulder Hotel and Suites to build units throughout the state of Iowa. They currently have 13 hotels within the State.

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Resolution #4952 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Sale of No. 4952 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in a Parcel of Land within Parcel
421 Rock Island Road Z in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 91 North, Range 9 West of the 5th P.M., City of Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Dog Park The city was approached by a community group interested in building a dog park on the south portion of City Park. Council approval is necessary in order to apply for the grant.

Resolution #4953 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
City Park Dog Park No. 4953 to designate the south side of City Park to be used as a Dog Park.

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

Resolution #4954 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution
Bridge Inspection No. 4954 authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with IIW P.C. for bridge inspection services.

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

First Reading A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to adopt the first
Amend Zoning Ord. Reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real Estate at 22 1st Avenue NW from R-2 Residential to C-1 Commercial with a special exception for Apartments; 409 Rock Island Road from R-3 Residential to C-2 Commercial; 211 Occo Drive from R-1 Residential to C-2 Commercial; 415 Rock Island Road from I-2 Industrial to C-2 Commercial; 421 Rock Island road from I-2 Industrial to C-2 Commercial and 530 3rd Avenue SE from I-2 Industrial to R-1 Residential.

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

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Stickel to set Public Hearing on
FY 2017-2018 Budget Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget for March 13, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to set Public Hearing
Disposal of Property on the proposed disposal of the following city owned property: 223 4th Avenue SE; 302 7th Avenue SW; 520 4th Street SW; 409 Rock Island Road; and 119 5th Avenue NE for March 13, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Meeting Christensen reported on the February Library Board meeting. Chocolate Fest raised $1,357 and Friends donated $1,000 to the Library towards programs and supplies. The fee for postage on an interlibrary loan was increased to $3.00. Credit card usage at the Library is now through the Apollo system that uses Pay Pal.

Airport Board Mtg. Stickel reported on the February Airport Board meeting. Hangar Rules and Regulations were discussed. Oelwein’s rules are comparable with FAA requirements.

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Park & Rec Cantrell reported on the February Park and Recreation Commission meeting.
Commission Mtg. The Commission was in favor of keeping Reidy Park and also was in favor of having a dog park at City Park. Oelwein received a Trees Forever grant for two tree plantings, 20 in Platt’s Park and a community apple orchard in northeast corner of Wings Park. Several park locations for memorial benches were approved. A trail committee is being formed and the Board is also considering starting a “Friends of the Park” 501c3. Anyone interested, please contact Park Superintendent Josh Johnson at City Hall.

City Attorney Report Attorney Dillon stated 127 1st Avenue NW demolition property was successfully acquired by the City through court order.

City Administrator Mulfinger thanked everyone for coming out to voice their opinions.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 7:23 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 27 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 3, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Structural Nuisance Abatement followed the regular meeting

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