COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
May 8, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, May 8, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Proclamation Mayor Sherrets presented a proclamation to Scott Sieleman proclaiming May as GBS/CIDP Awareness Month.

Ginger O’Connell Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE contacted seven neighboring communities and discovered something surprising and unique. None of them display the Presidents and Governors photo in their council room. Oelwein has always displayed both until the recent election when a photo of President Trump was never mailed to city hall. O’Connell presented a framed photo of President Trump to council to honor our unique practice.

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

a. Minutes of the April 24, 2017 regular Council Meeting
b. New Class ‘B’ Beer and Outdoor Service for Oelwein Chamber and Area Development
c. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor and Sunday Sales renewal for Leo’s Italian Restaurant
d. Motion to set Welch Vicious Animal Appeal Hearing for 5:30 P.M., May 22, 2017
e. Change Order No. 5 to CJ Moyna & Sons in the amount of $624.75 for Industrial Park 3rd Addition Public Improvements

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to open the Public Hearing
Industrial Park on 2017 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Industrial Park Urban
Urban Renewal Renewal Area.
Amendment
Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

No comments were received from the public.

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

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

Resolution #4970 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4970 to Approve 2017 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Industrial Park Urban Renewal Area.

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

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Ordinance #1150 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Ordinance No.
Division of Taxes – 1150 Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the 2017
Industrial Park Amendment to the Industrial Park Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section
Urban Renewal Plan 403.19 of the Code of Iowa.

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

Statutory Rule A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Christensen that the statutory rule
Waived requiring an ordinance to be considered and voted on for passage at two Council meetings prior to the meeting at which it is to be finally passed be suspended.

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

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by B. Weber to open the Public
Central Urban Hearing on 2017 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Central Urban
Renewal Plan Renewal Area.
Amendment
Ayes: M. Weber, Cantrell, B. Weber, Christensen, Stickel, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

No comments were received from the public.

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

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

Resolution #4971 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to adopt Resolution No. 4971 to Approve 2017 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Central Urban Renewal Area.

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

Resolution #4972 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Resolution No. 4972 on the proposed disposal by sale of city owned property commonly known as 301 5th Avenue SW.

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

City Administrator Mulfinger explained the city received and accepted a $200,000 offer and additional equipment for property at 301 5th Avenue SW known as Donaldson’s building.

Resolution #4973 A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution No. 4973 establishing collective bargaining and nonunion salaries for city employees as recommended by Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee.

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

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Utility Rates A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by Christensen to adopt the first
First Reading reading of an Ordinance re: Utility Rates.

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

Farmers Market Mary Davis, Hazleton, Farmers Market Member requested to move the Farmers Market location from the lot west of the Library to the Log Cabin Parking Lot. She stated it is cooler with shade trees and safer since the elderly don’t like pulling out on to Highway 150 four lane. B. Weber questioned why there was “No Semi’s” painted on the pavement. Mulfinger will inquire on this and also determine a new location for semi-parking. Farmers Market starts Friday, May 12 thru October 20. Hours are Monday 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. and Fridays 8:00 – 11:00 A.M.

A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Christen to approve the request to move to Log Cabin Parking lot. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell stated two demolition funding applications were received.
Enterprise & Econ.
Development Comm. Jacklyn Smith for 303 11th Avenue SW
Dan Nading for 420 5th Avenue NE

Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee recommended to not fund 303 11th Avenue SW because the policies in place were not met and it didn’t meet the criteria. The Committee recommended to fund 50% of the lowest bid ($3,000) for the demolition of 420 5th Avenue NE.

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to approve the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee’s recommendation. 5 voted aye, 1 (Stickel) abstained.
Motion Carried

Resolution #4974 A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No. 4974 authorizing temporary closure of public ways or grounds for Oelwein Celebration.

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

Resolution No. 4975 A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by M. Weber to adopt Resolution No. 4975 authorizing the Mayor to enter into an easement with ITC Midwest LLC for power lines in the Oelwein Industrial Park.

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

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by B. Weber to set
2016-17 FY Budget Public Hearing on 2016-2017 Budget Amendment for May 22, 2017
Amendment at 6:00 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ribbon cutting ceremony for new Regional Tech Complex building is at 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 12.

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Mayor Sherrets informed council Deb Howard and her attended the Iowa Smart Conference May 4 in Des Moines on Economic Development.

Mulfinger stated the Housing Tax Abatement process will take longer than originally planned but should be completed and passed in a couple months. We’ll need to hold a public hearing and notices mailed to property owners.

Storm Damage Stickel pointed out some contractors are not following Code for roofing
Homeowner Repairs repairs and should be stopped. This practice is not fair to the local contractors who by following Iowa Code are losing jobs to out of town contractors.

For example if you have a two foot overhang you need to have two rows of winterguard.

Mulfinger to address issue with Building Inspector and Police Chief.

Adjourn A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:30 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 8, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 10, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Single Hauler followed the regular meeting.

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