COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
June 25, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, June 25, 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, Dillon

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

Service Awards Mayor Sherrets presented retirement service awards to Librarian Mary Jo Snitker and Bookkeeper Nancy Meyer.

Grass Clippings in Derifield spoke on behalf of motorcycle riders regarding property owners
Street blowing grass clippings into the street. This is very dangerous for the riders making the road slippery. The Armory mower and others who continue to do this will be paid a visit by the Police for code enforcement. Sherrets requested the police facility share this information on Facebook.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Motion approving June 11, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $2,063,963.61
C. Pay Request No. 1 to Summers’ Enterprise Inc. in the amount of $215,869.45 for work completed on 20th Street Lift Station Improvements project
D. 2018-2019 Cigarette Permit renewals
E. Motion approving Class ‘C’ Beer Permit Refund for Casey’s General Store #2682
F. Pay Request No. 4 to Flynn Company, Inc. in the amount of $43,281.96 for work completed on Old Road Paving Improvements
All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing Plans A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to open the Public
And Specs Paving Hearing on Proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, and
Connector Taxiway Estimate of Cost for the Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End
To Runway 13 at the Oelwein Municipal Airport. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

No comments were received.

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to close the Public Hearing. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Six bids were received for Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End as follows:

Heartland Asphalt, Mason City $308,071.25
Lodge Construction, Clarksville $308,622.50
Wicks Construction, Decorah $393,586.25
K Cunningham Const., Cedar Falls $405,130.00
Absolute Concrete Const., Slater $428,258.50
Croell, Inc., New Hampton $505,680.00

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A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to award the bid to Heartland Asphalt, Inc. in the amount of $308,071.25. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Second Reading A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to adopt the
Ch. 19 Animal & Fowl second reading of an Ordinance Amending Oelwein Code of Ordinances Chapter 19 Animal and Fowl.

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

Resolution 5042-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No. 5042-2018 on Interfund Transfers.

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

Resolution 5043-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Mission Statement, 5043-2018 Adopting a Mission Statement, Values, and Goals for the City
Values & Goals of Oelwein.

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

Traffic Lights A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to approve the purchase of replacement traffic signs and posts in the amount of $29,505.65 from Traffic Signs, Inc. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Wings Trail Park A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Milks to authorize signatures
Bridge Engineer on Engineering Proposal from Fehr Graham for Wings Park Trail Bridge. All
Proposal voted aye.
Motion Carried

Derifield expressed concern that the bridge floods and washes the trail out in that area. Is the engineer aware of this and are there measures to help prevent flood damage?

Wings Park Trail A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to authorize signatures on
Bridge Geotechnical Geotechnical Proposal in the amount of $2,300 from Chosen Valley Testing
Proposal (CVT) for Wings Park Trail Bridge. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Fayette Co. 911 Board City Administrator Mulfinger, Ron VanVeldhuizen and Police Chief Logan attended the Fayette County 911 Board meeting. The board is resistant to invest in Oelwein. Excess state funds giving each Public Safety Answering Point (PSAS) $61,000 but Oelwein will not be receiving their $61,000. The Fayette Co. 911 Board will receive $122,000 for the county and has chosen to keep Oelwein’s share of the PSAP funding. Fisk stated the letter is excellent and well written. Council requests a list of names on the Fayette Co. 911 Board, who appoints them, township information, who oversees the 911 Boards in Iowa and to contact State Representatives to make them aware of the situation.

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A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen directing the City Administrator respond to the Fayette County 911 Board. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to set Public Hearing for
Disposal 109 20 St SE July 9, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on the proposed disposal by sale of city property commonly known as 109 20th Street SE. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Fisk to approve the
Enterprise and Econ. Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development
Development Meeting Committee recommendation on Hotel/Motel Funding as follows:
Hotel Motel
Williams Center for the Arts $1,000.00
Italian Heritage $1,200.00
Oelwein Area United Way $1,060.00
Oelwein Soccer Club $2,000.00

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen presented the June Library Board meeting minutes. Participation in the summer reading program exceeded expectations. New officers were elected.

Rumor Has It Mayor Sherrets reported the second “Rumor Has It” at the Library June 21 was very beneficial and the city will keep having these.

Code Enforcement Attorney Dillon reported nuisance enforcement on buildings with plywood in windows not according to code will be the next step in corrective activity.

Landlords Meeting Landlords meeting regarding rental inspection will be at the Library Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

Lawn Mow Letters Weber questioned if habitual violator who repeatedly have to have their lawn mowed by the city are charged in an escalating scale for each repeat offence? The fees are not escalate but Attorney Dillon stated he could look at a step up program for the city. Weber requested a list of repeat offenders.

Safety Camera Fisk expressed concern regarding no safety camera revenue to fund the
Police Admin. Asst. police administrative assistant position. With code enforcement and housing rental inspections responsibility police will need help. They don’t have enough time to do all this without additional staff.

Sherrets stated council hears from the few that don’t want it and don’t hear from the ones that do. She reminds council to do what is good for the many not the few. You need to do what is good for the whole city and not just the people that have called you. She is in favor of safety cameras.

Milks stated safety cameras would not keep people from shopping in Oelwein. It ways we care enough about our community to have a safe community. She is in favor of safety cameras.

Fisk stated Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Cedar Falls have several safety cameras and it doesn’t stop people from shopping there.

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Weber, Derifield and Christensen think it is now a revenue problem. Fisk wants to know how to fund the police position.

Mulfinger stated “Every ticket we give generates revenue. Not only is the police protecting us they are also generating revenue for the city and to think speed cameras are any different than a traffic camera or any other stop we make, they aren’t. We need revenue to do good things. We need to spend money to do things for the city. If we don’t want to capture the revenue by using new technology that will in turn make our city safer, then we can’t come up with the money. We’ll have to cut something.”

A work session will be scheduled to discuss Police Department Administrative funding.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:55 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 June 25, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register June 27, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A work session on Oelwein City Hall Renovation Planning followed the regular meeting.

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