COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
May 29, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, May 29, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

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

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

OCAD – Deb Howard, Deb Howard, OCAD Director and Kent Nelson Economic Development
Kent Nelson Chair informed council local businesses are concerned that traffic cameras may influence visitors to take a different route. The perception of cameras may deter people from coming to Oelwein after working so hard to improve Oelwein’s image to make it a destination place. She also stated they don’t want to discount the benefits cameras will bring to the city.

Fisk asked if OCAD had documentation that there is decreased business as a result of cameras and there was none available. Fisk searched for research on the internet and couldn’t find anything.

Andy Bilden Andy Bilden, 2996 Neon Road from Fayette Co. Fair Board. He stated the County Fair will have free carnival rides for children and are asking Fayette County cities to contribute funds. So far the following communities have committed:

West Union $5,000
Fayette $1,300
Hawkeye $1,000
Clermont $ 500
Elgin $ 500

The Fayette County Fair is the second to last week of July. Council will list this one a future agenda to discuss.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Derifield to approve the following Consent Agenda items:

A. May 14, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $395,045.62.
C. Pay Request No. 2 in the amount of $31,260.67 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to open the Public
2017-2018 Budget Hearing on 2017-2018 Budget Amendment.
Amendment
Ayes: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

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

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

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Resolution 5035-2018 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution No. 5035-2018 approving 2017-2018 Budget Amendment.

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

2nd Reading Amend Weber talked to people in his ward in favor of red light cameras but not
Code Chapter 22 speed cameras. Fisk received a call also but stated all citations are
Traffic Enforcement reviewed by the local city police facility before being mailed out.

Christensen was contacted by two business owners. Derifield stated people he talked to are in favor of red light but not speed cameras.

Logan stated using the current radar gun it’s not efficient to use one officer to stop one vehicle which takes 20 minutes when photos could be taken of all speeders in traffic prone areas. What validates one type of camera over the other to write a citation for red light but not for someone who is speeding. Fisk stated if you are not an offender you have nothing to worry about. You have to be going 10 miles over.

Cantrell stated if the speed cameras don’t slow traffic down and make the intersection safer, they’ll pull out. The camera monitors traffic for safety statistics. It’s not permanent if we say yes to having both cameras.

Derifield stated the people he talked to said having red light cameras will actually make people pay attention.

Logan responded if they know the red light camera will make them stop then they should know a speed camera will make them slow down. The people that may not want to go thru your town because of a speed camera are the same people who will not want a camera to take a picture of them running a red light.

Mulfinger stated it’s unfortunate the city’s crime and its enforcement results in the police department earning money. It is something we struggle with cause there is really no other way we can really get people to understand that they should stop breaking the law. Even though they call this a revenue generator, every other ticket we write also creates revenue.

Sherrets agrees with Cantrell to go ahead and commit. She believes that it will not affect business at all.

Weber is concerned if we are using fixed or mobile cameras. Mulfinger stated they city can post the location of every camera. We could design a system that would announce a specific street they are doing an enforcement on. The program is up to council to decide on.

A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to adopt the second reading of 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: Cantrell, Fisk, Milks
Nays: Weber, Derifield, Christensen

The Ordinance died for lack of approval of the second reading.

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Second Reading A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adopt the second
Amend Code reading of an Ordinance Amending Code Section 22-90, Section 22-94,
Section 22 Parking Section 22-104, 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: Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5036-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt
Park Concessions Resolution No. 5036-2018 with Thyron Matthews re: Concessions Agreement pending proof of liability and workers compensation insurance.

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

Resolution 5037-2018 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Weber to adopt
Temp Road Closure Resolution No. 5037-2018 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Area United Way Street Dance August 18, 2018.

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

Resolution 5038-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to adopt
Temp Road Closure Resolution No. 5038-2018 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Fire Department Waterball August 18, 2018.

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

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to schedule
Plans & Specs a public hearing on the proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, and Estimate of Cost for the construction of the paving connector taxiway to runway 13 end improvement project at 6:00 P.M. on June 25, 2018. 5 voted aye, 1 (Fisk) voted nay.

Motion Carried

Rental Inspection A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks adopting the Rental Inspection Timeline. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Building Permit Council was asked by Superintendent Josh Ehn to waive the building
Oelwein Comm. permit for the OCSD Middle School Project. Weber was against waiving the
School District building permit. We did not waive permits for other nonprofits, like Oelwein Healthcare Foundation, so we shouldn’t waive it for the school.

Cantrell wants to know the amount of the permit fee. Deb Howard stated the school received $500,000 grant from Williams Foundation 6 months ago.

Waiving the building permit for the Oelwein Community School District died for lack of motion.

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2018-2019 Water- Article II Water Section 7-10 Water Rates are to be reviewed by council
Sewer Rates Review annually in May. The 2% adjustment over the current fiscal year rates was calculated and presented to City Council to be effective July 1.

Fisk inquired why there was a special rate for the third tier and Mulfinger stated they have a pretreatment agreement.

Park Rec Board Mtg. Cantrell presented the May Park and Recreation Board meeting minutes. Americorps volunteers cleared areas along the waterway at City Park. Bill Oakes from Hancor donated 500’ of field tile for outfield in Diamond 3. United Way Day of Caring was a huge success. Sarah Scheel lined up the following companies and volunteers.

East Penn – Fencing and Playground Equipment
Alliant – Aquatic Center
Arlington Place – Sticks & debris at City Park and Platt’s Park
Parent Share & Support – Oakdale Cemetery fence and garbage downtown
Wings Park & Parkside – Trash and sticks on the playgounds and Levin Park

Johnson is working on a Parks Maintenance Plan which includes maintenance and larger projects to put more amenities in the park system. Trails committee received $87,353 grant from Well Mark Foundation. He also applies to Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation for additional trail work funding. Pool was open for Memorial Day weekend. The Dog Park has now received a 501c-3 non-profit status and can start fundraising in 180 days.

Reappt. to Park & Rec A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to approve the Mayor’s recommendation of the reappointment of Dan Stasi to the Park and Rec Board. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:48 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 29, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 5, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A Code Review work session preceded the council meeting followed by a City Wide Cleanup work session.

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