COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
April 10, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, April 10, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

Adopt Agenda A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt the Agenda as presented. 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 March 27, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. Motion to approve IT services from Bergan KDV in the amount of $5,500
c. Class ‘C’ Beer, Class ‘B’ Wine and Sunday Sales renewal for Kmart #9233
d. New Class ‘B’ Beer and Outdoor Service for Oelwein Celebrations

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by M. Weber to open the
Public Hearing the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property located at 116 3rd Avenue NE and 608 South Frederick

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

One offer was received for 116 3rd Avenue NE from adjoining property Michael Decher in the amount of $500. Plans are to expand his yard.

Three offers were received for 608 South Frederick:

Brian Batterson, not to exceed $1,500.00, adjoining property owner
Sacred Heart Parish, accept as gift for use as storage/green space
Randy Kaune, Jr, $6,000, use as storage.

City Administrator Mulfinger stated 116 3rd Avenue NE has one offer while 608 South Frederick has three offers. This is an NSP property so even if the offer contrains any monetary value, it’s not something we want to gain off it because we don’t want to re-open the program and send the money to the state.

City Attorney expressed concern regarding accessory use. He advised the city to not get in the business of having single lots with garages on them throughout the city in absence to adjoining to a neighboring parcel. He stated most cities don’t want to see a bunch of random garages owned by random people as a planning consideration.

Stickel inquired that the lot does not meet city code to be buildable.

Mulfinger informed council that a decision did not have to be made tonight.

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Resolution #4963 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution 4963 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest in 116 3rd Avenue NE and table the sale of 608 South Frederick, all in Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Resolution #4964 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Christensen to adopt Resolution
Gearhart Grove No. 4964 to Exempt Street Surfacing Requirements in Gearhart Grove
Street Surfacing Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

Tim Gearhart, 505 7th Street SE presented council with signed copy of Covenants of subdivision.

Stickel inquired if Gearhart would hard surface the roads in the future and Gearhart responded yes.

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

Approve Plat A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Milks to table a Resolution
Tabled Accepting and Approving the Plan and Plat Known as Gearhart Grove Addition to the City of Oelwein. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney advised council to table the above Resolution since the Covenants of Subdivision document was just received by council from Gearhart needs to be reviewed by him. The city has received verbal approval from County Sanitarian pending receipt of hard copy.

FY 2015-2016 Audit Paul Yokas, RFSW & Co. presented the 2015-2016 Audit to council.

1023 2nd Street SW David and Roxanne Lenz are requesting a 15 year variance preventing
Sanitary Sewer Hookup forced hookup to city sanitary sewer. The Lenz family wants to ensure that their septic system is protected and are not required to hook up shortly after installation. State code requires that any house within 200 feet of sanitary sewer must connect. The Lenz property is just outside this 200 ft sewer hookup requirement.

No action was taken due to lack of a motion.

Resolution #4965 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution
Ind Park 3rd Add No. 4965 authorizing Second Amendment to Owner’s Statement,
Alliant Substation Covenants and Restrictions for Industrial Park Third Addition, City of Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Resolution #4966 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution
Temp Closure No. 4966 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for 6th Annual Memorial Ride and Drive for the Girls.

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

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Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to set Public Hearing on the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property located at 956 South Frederick for 6:00 P.M. April 24, 2017. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4967 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Set Hrg – Urban No. 4967 Setting Date for Public Hearings on 2017 Amendment to Urban
Renewal Renewal Plan for Industrial Park Urban Renewal Area and 2017 Amendment to Urban Renewal Plan for Central Urban Renewal Area.
Ayes: Milks, M. Weber, Christensen, Stickel
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Sherrets assisted the Chamber to fill and deliver 530 Easter Baskets.

Spring Cleanup is Saturday May 13, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 at the South Parking Lot. Contact City Hall for additional information. There will be no TV’s allowed.

City Park Campground will open April 15th.

The “Rumor Has It” event is scheduled for 6:00 P.M., April 12 at the Oelwein Public Library. This is an information Q & A for the public to collaborate with the Mayor, City Administrator and council.

Sherrets asked the city to have Street Superintendent follow up on her request for “Deaf Children” signed in an area of town.

Chief Logan updated council on the Landlord meeting March 15. 38 Landlords attended and shared landlord concerns regarding background checks on tenants and creating a general landlord/tenant rental agreement for all to use. Since building permits are now on line, Landlords will also register on-line all their rental property in Oelwein. The Oelwein Police Department wants to work with landlords to resolve code enforcement tenant issues.

Residential Tax Mulfinger spoke on behalf of the Oelwein Housing Committee tax abatement program. He presented four options for council to review the incentives. A work session will be scheduled on this topic.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:58 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 April 10, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 12, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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