COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
January 22, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, January 22, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Susan Mausser Susan Mausser, 221 7th Avenue SE inquired what the new single hauler 12 hour before pickup and after removal meant. She gave several examples where this would not work. She also requested more specific details be available to the public right away and not wait until April.

Barb Wegner Barb Wegner, 206 4th Avenue SE questioned why the January 13th newspaper article was printed before she received the petition. She felt she was being harassed by the city. City Attorney Dillon stated the petitions are filed electronically and are served as time allows after processing. These are public records after filing and the newspaper got ahold of it and wrote the article. Dillon informed her he would gladly meet with her or her representative outside of tonight’s meeting.

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

A. Motion approving January 8, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $1,379,692.96.
C. Motion approving serving wine at the Public Library for Chocolate Fundraiser, February 9, 2018.
D. Pay Request No. 3 to Portzen Construction in the amount of $76,237.80 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements project.
E. Class ‘B’ Beer and Sunday Sales Renewal for Casey’s General Store #2682.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

2nd Reading Rezone A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to approve the second
305, 313, 317 1st reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Zoning Ordinance to Reclassify Real
Avenue SE Estate commonly known as 305, 313 and 317 1st Avenue SE, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa from I-2 Light Industrial to C-1 Commercial.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Amend Code Weber pointed out three areas in the proposed ordinance on Chapter 8
Chapter 8 Cemeteries amendment that he would like to be more specific. A motion
Cemeteries was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to table the first reading of an ordinance Amending Oelwein Code of Ordinances Chapter 8 Cemeteries, apply the three changes and bring back to council for approval. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

1st Reading Garbage A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to approve the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Code of Ordinances Chapter 16 Garbage and Trash, Article II, Collections, Section 16-20 through 16-32.

Ayes: Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk
Nays: None
Motion Carried
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Library Board Meeting Christensen presented January Library Board minutes. A multi function printer was purchased from Rite Price. Evening Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 P.M. Josh Shunk is a new board member. Chocolate Fest will be February 9 from 4:30 – 7:00 P.M. The Board voted to discontinue charging fines. DVD checkout period changed from three days to seven.

Park & Rec Cantrell presented January Park and Recreation Commission minutes. The
Commission Mtg. Board agreed to meet bimonthly instead of monthly. Johnson has applied for several grants. He also presented his trail extension for Wings Park to UERPC Committee. Liz Eser was hired as personal trainer at Wellness Center. Reagan stated he would bring 90 7th graders to the park for a day of giving this spring.

Planning, Finance, Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee reviewed
Enterprise and Econ. Williams Center Hotel/Motel funding application prior to tonights council
Development Mtg. meeting.

A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded Christensen to approve Williams Center Hotel/Motel funding quarter one Grant Funding request in the amount of $1,000. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Safety Weber reported on the Public Safety Committee meeting re: Red Light and
Committee Meeting Speed Cameras. The committee would like to move forward on this and hold public forums to allow for public input.

Appointments A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Matt Weber as Mayor Pro Tem. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to approve the appointment of Councilmembers to various committees as follows:

Planning, Finance, Enterprise & Economic Development
Chair Cantrell, Fisk, Milks
Public Safety
Chair Weber, Derifield, Milks
Capital Improvement Program Committee
Chair Weber, Cantrell, Fisk
Ordinance Review Committee
Council as a whole
County Conference Board
Mayor, Alternate Mayor Pro Tem Weber
Fayette Co. Emergency Management
Councilperson Derifield
Fayette Co. Solid Waste Commission
Mayor Sherrets, Alternate Mulfinger
Airport Liaison
Councilperson Derifield
Library Liaison
Councilperson Christensen
Ocad Liaison
Sherrets, Alternate Mulfinger
Park and Recreation Liaison
Councilperson Cantrell
Northeast Iowa Regional League
Sherrets, Mulfinger Alternate
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Board
Sherrets, Mulfinger Alternate
Upper Explorerland Regional Housing Authority
Fisk

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And the appointment of Sandy Magsamen to the Plaza Board of Governors. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

City Attorney Report City Attorney Pat Dillon stated he is working on five district court actions on nuisance abatement properties. He is also working on speed zone changes in town.

City Administrator’s City Hall remodel will be discussed in the CIP work session. A local Housing Resources list was created to hand out for assistance on property improvements. This will be updated annually.

Oelwein Healthcare Cantrell requested a work session be scheduled to discuss the Oelwein
Foundation New Healthcare Foundation request for assistance to run the utility line
Business easement. Weber questioned what have we done in the past for non profits.

Fisk questioned what will they bring to town that we don’t already have in town?

Sherrets requested Matt Stewart talk to Fisk and share the Oelwein Healthcare Foundation vision.

A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to schedule a work session for Oelwein Healthcare Foundation on February 12 after the regular council meeting. Two voted aye (Cantrell, Fisk), four (Milks, Weber, Derifield, Christensen) voted nay.

Pat Dillon informed council the city could provide information again.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 6:38 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 January 22, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register January 24, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development and Public Safety Committee’s met prior to the regular meeting. A work session on the Capital Improvement Program followed the regular meeting.

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