COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
May 14, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, May 14, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

Memorial Poppy Sherrets presented a Memorial Day Proclamation to Abigail Dahl, 4th generation Poppy girl and American Legion Auxiliary Post 9 claiming May 25-26, 2018 Memorial Poppy Days in Oelwein and call upon all of our citizens pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom by wearing the Memorial Poppy.

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

A. April 23, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. April 30, 2018 special council minutes.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Leo’s Italian Restaurant.
D. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Mona’s Firepit Pub and Grill.
E. New Class ‘E’ Liquor, Class ‘C’ Beer, Native Wine and Sunday Sales permit for Casey’s General Store #2682.
F. Change Order No. 1 to Flynn Company for Old Road Paving Project omitting contracted items.
G. Change Order No. 2 to Flynn Company for Old Road Paving Project in the amount of $3,013.00.
H. Pay Request No. 1 in the amount of $12,617.28 for work completed on Old Road Paving Project.
I. Motion approving the purchase of road rock in the amount of $9,810.00 from Zupke Sand and Gravel.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

1st Reading Amend A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to adopt the first reading of
Code Chapter 22 an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Municipal Code Chapter 22 Vehicles and Traffic, Adding Article VII Automatic Traffic Enforcement Sections 22-180 through Section 22-189.

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

Both hand held and fixed safety cameras are in the ordinance inquired Cantrell. Fisk was given confirmation no citations for yellow light only, citations when photo is red and it does not go on your driving record or affect auto insurance. Weber received feedback from his ward, and they felt the cameras were only being installed to generate revenue. Derifield received feedback in favor of red light camera but not safety speed cameras. Code states 10 MPH over speed limit for citation.

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Sherrets questioned if no MPH over was stated in code it would be better in case it needed to be changed. Chief Logan stated whether citations are written or not, the cameras are actively collecting date like average speed to determine safety of the intersection area.

15 MPH is the lowest speed limit in city limits inquired by Fisk. Emergency response vehicle allowances are in the code. A contract with GATSO will be on the agenda at the third reading of this ordinance for safety cameras.

1st Reading Amend A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adopt the first reading
Amend Code of an Ordinance Amending Code Section 22-90, Section 22-94, Section 22-104,
Section 22 Section 22-105 and adding Section 22-106 to Modify Parking Positions, Parking Areas Generally, Fines and Failure to Pay and Adding Impoundment of Vehicles for Unpaid Fines or Repeated Violations.

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

A citation can be written for vehicle parking along a yellow curb inquired Weber. Safety Committee determines which curbs are painted yellow. Parking on the grass or gravel in the right of way is illegal inquired Christensen. Citizens must park in driveway not right of way.

Resolution 5033-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adopt Resolution No.
Temp Road Closure 5033-2018 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Decades and Delish for Cars and Coffee on selected Saturdays in 2018.

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

613 S Frederick A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Milks to approve a bid from
Demo Bid Bryan Construction in the amount of $12,750.00 for asbestos removal and demolition of 613 South Frederick. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Milks to set Public Hearing
2017-18 Budget on 2017-2018 Budget Amendment for 6:00 P.M. May 29, 2018. All voted aye.
Amendment
Motion Carried

Change May A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to reschedule May 28, 2018
Council Mtg. Dates council meeting to May 29, 2018 due to the Memorial Day holiday. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen presented May Library Board minutes. Mary Jo Snitker will be retiring June 30th after serving 22 years as librarian. Students visiting the Library in May are learning about the upcoming “Libraries Rock” summer reading program. Art Show is in progress with Artist reception May 17 at 6:30 P.M.

Reappointment A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to approve the reappointment of
Library Board Callie Berryman and Brett Ingersoll to the Library Board. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Attorney Report Dillon stated he is working with Fayette County Engineer regarding speed zone changes at the edge of town on city/county shared roads. He also updated council on four nuisance properties.

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Utility Shutoff Fisk expressed his concerns when water is shut off and people continue to live with no water. Now trash is tied to the water utility bill. He requested information on how trash is billed if water is shut off. Does Black Hawk Waste stop or continue to pick up trash and how collections of these unpaid accounts are being handled.

Executive Session A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to go into Executive Session at 6:40 P.M. per Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) to evaluate professional competency of individuals whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to the individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session and reconvene in open session to consider approval of contract. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Return to Regular A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to return to regular
Session session at 7:10 P.M. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Administrator A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to increase the City
Employment Administrator’s salary $1,166 per month effective July 2018 Salary
Agreement Resolution.

Weber offered a lower salary with cost of living increases and negotiated employee benefits. Fisk stated it is only $5,000 difference which is not much. Show him we want to keep him and approve the increase. Milks agreed.

Four voted aye, two (Weber, Christensen) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 7:20 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 14, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 16, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Code Review Chapter 22 preceded the regular meeting and a work session on Rental Housing followed.

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