COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
September 11, 2017

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, September 11, 2017. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Single Hauler Bill Judd, 1212 1st Street NE spoke in opposition to the proposed single hauler
Comments stating it will adversely affect many people and asked the Council to consider the impact.

Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE appreciated the phone call from Councilman Matt Weber following her letter to the editor. She feels the citizens deserve their voices to be heard and commented that limiting the room capacity to 40 sent up red flags.

Rod Eckhoff, 108 8th Avenue SE, an employee of Blackhawk Waste and speaking as a citizen was concerned residents were not told the proposal included hauling city garage at no charge. He was also concerned with the bond requirements.

LaVerne McLennan, 119 12th Avenue SE felt a single hauler takes away the choice of residents and hopes council realizes what side citizens are on.

Ron Garceau, 203 1st Avenue NE stated the city previously had a single hauler and it did not work out. He questioned what benefits the citizens would get.

Jeff Milks, 210 10th Street SW stated a single hauler would eliminate multiple trucks, reduce the carbon footprint and would have a beneficial environmental impact.

Mike Kerns, 1213 2nd Street SW stated it would get the garbage out of town and encouraged council to continue to work towards a single hauler.

Larry Lauer, 405 4th Street NE urged council to not move forward as many people are struggling on fixed incomes and felt the fee would be higher.

Blackhawk Waste employee Blain Beckhem, reported the company came to town 12 years ago with competitive pricing. He noted the cost of bonding and containers.

Jim Mendez, 219 8th Avenue NW, an employee of Waste Management but speaking as a resident asked the council to do what is right for the citizens.

Angela McCann, 110 5th Avenue SE is opposed to the proposal and is concerned about the impact on businesses involved. It is important citizens have the right to choose.

Ollie Fratzke, 616 8th Avenue SE is opposed to the proposal stating one truck will go twice as far.

Deb Welsh, 504 1st Avenue NE spoke in opposition.

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

A. Motion approving August 28, 2017 regular council minutes
B. Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales Renewal for American Legion Ross Reid Post #9
C. Special Class ‘C’ Liquor and Sunday Sales Renewal for First Garden
D. Class ‘C’ Beer Permit and Class ‘E’ Liquor License Renewal for Fareway

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ord. No. 1156 A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to adopt Ordinance No.
Accessory Structures 1156 Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance No. 971 to Amend Section 202 and 203 Accessory Structures in R1 and R2 Residential Zoning Districts on the third and final reading.

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

Single Hauler B. Weber commented on previous remarks made regarding the single hauler. He stated Oelwein is one of the few communities that doesn’t have a single hauler in this area. He further mentioned citizens pay for the city’s garbage either through taxes or as a condition of the proposed contract.

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen directing Staff to enter into negotiations for a Single Hauler Residential Garbage program with Black Hawk Waste Disposal.

Mayor Sherrets requested a roll call vote.

Ayes: B. Weber, Christensen, Milks, M. Weber
Nays: Stickel, Cantrell

Motion Carried

Wastewater VFD A motion was made by M. Weber, seconded by Stickel to approve the purchase of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) in an amount not to exceed $30,000 from Automatic Systems for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. B. Weber questioned the number of VFD’s purchased in the last few years feeling it was unusually high and asked that the electrical system be looked into. He felt they should last for a number of years. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell reported on the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic
Enterprise and Econ. Development Committee meeting held prior to the regular council meeting.
Development.

Hotel/Motel Funding A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Milks to approve Hotel/Motel
Williams Center Tax Funding in the amount of $1,000 for Williams Center for the Arts as recommended by the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

605 4th Street SE A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Stickel to approve funding for demolition of 605 4th Street SE in an amount not to exceed 50% of the lowest cost provide a second estimate is obtained. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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2017 Junk House Mulfinger reported a $25,000 grant has been received from the Northeast Iowa
Removal Plan Charitable Foundation to assist in the demolition of residential properties. He also reviewed a list of properties for demolition and future use plans. It was noted one of the properties was occupied.

A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Christensen to approve moving forward on 1104 West Charles, 127 1st Avenue NW and 613 South Frederick. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Police Award The Oelwein Police Department was congratulated on recently being selected to receive the 2017 International Association of Chief of Police/Cisco Community Policing Leadership Award amongst all communities in the nation with a population under 20,000. Chief Logan credited his staff for engaging in the community.

Tree Board A motion was made by B. Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve the appointment of Ron Lenth to the Tree Board. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney City Attorney Dillon reported he continues to work towards nuisance compliance.

Tree Assessment Mulfinger reported that half of the Street Tree Survey has been completed with the assistance of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Fall Clean Up Residents are reminded of the City Wide Fall Clean Up scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 8:00 A.M. to noon in the Log Cabin Parking Lot.

Adjourn A motion was made by Stickel, seconded by B. Weber to adjourn at 6:46 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 September 11, 2017 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register September 13, 2017.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A Work Session with OCAD on Goals and Initiatives followed the regular meeting.

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