COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Regular Meeting
October 8, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, October 8, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.

Roll Call Present: Derifield, Fisk, Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell
Absent: None
Also Present: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Dillon

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

Proclamation Mayor Sherrets read a Proclamation on Home Rule.

Citizens Larry Lauer, 405 4th Street NE asked council when the city is going to take care of 4th Street sewer line. It has backed up in his basement several times when it rains.

Ruth Brown, 409 4th Avenue NE stated she has lived there one year and her sewer has backed up into the basement four times.

Mulfinger stated there is only a 6” pipe and when it rains it can’t take it away fast enough for all the homes that have been connected to it. The city will review water and sewer line replacement areas with budget planning this fall as funding becomes available.

Lee Buhr, 821 West Charles presented a petition with approximately 300 signatures from “Citizens against Rental and Vacant Building Code”. He stated government that governs the least governs the best otherwise too much government codes is communism. The largest investors which are landlords are being driven away. He purchased a property for $2,000 and is going to put in another name, not his so it won’t be on the rental list. He sold his worst property on contract to a gal that has no business owning a home but she wants a home.

Paul Ganske, 116 Eastline Road North stated 8th Avenue SE from East Charles to the hospital has parking on the east side of the road and it is hard to get school buses through the narrow area. He suggested three options to council. It will be much worse in the winter when there are snow piles.

Ron Winter, 914 4th Avenue NE and owns property at 1002 West Charles. There are two large trees that are rotten inside growing in the right-of-way that city needs to cut down.

He would also like the rental inspection code simplified. He was concerned that an old stone basement is in violation but it is not in violation just because it is old – no one lives in the basement.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:

A. Motion approving September 24, 2018 regular council minutes.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Ord – Vacant Bldg A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to approve the second
Permit & Inspection reading of an Ordinance Adding Article IX, Section 12-400 through Section 12-411 Vacant Building Permit and Inspection.

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

Ord – Rental Housing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to approve the second
Inspection Program reading of an Ordinance Adding Article VIII, section 12-300 through Section 12-
First Reading 308 Rental Housing Inspection Program.

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

Ord #1164, Chapter 25 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to approve the
Housing Maint. and third and final reading of an Ordinance amending Chapter 25 Housing
Occupancy Code Maintenance and Occupancy Code.

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

Ord – Public Tree A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to approve the second
Care, Establishment reading of an Ordinance Amending Section 14-130 Public Tree Care,
Of Urban Forest Ent. Establishment of Urban Forest Enterprise.

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

Ordinance Amending A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to approve the second
Landfill Rate reading of an Ordinance Amending Section 16-40 Landfill Rate Classification; Charges and County Recycling Program Fund.

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

Refer Parkview A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to refer Parkview
Addition to P & Z Addition Preliminary and Final Plat to Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendation. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Fisk stated housing should be on vacant lots within the city and not a new subdivision.

Cantrell received feedback on concerns regarding the wet retention pond area. Also how can the city afford to pay for a trail when they can’t afford to pay for street repairs.

Mulfinger stated this is a school project and referring it to committee tonight does not commit the city to any funding.

Change 11-12-18 mtg. A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to move the
To 11-13-18 November 12, 2018 Council meeting to Tuesday, November 13, 2018 due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Set Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to set a Public Hearing
Disposal Lot 16, on October 22, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. on the proposed disposal by sale of city
Block 9 owned property described as Lot 16, Block 9, Oelwein Land Company’s First Addition to Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Park & Rec Appt. A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to approve the appointment of Ashland Taylor to the Park and Recreation Commission. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

City Attorney Dillon is working on three new nuisance properties and determining the city’s course of action.

Cantrell has had several complaints that Black Hawk Waste is not returning phone calls. They are also not putting the emptied can in the correct area and are gouging out peoples lawns.

Derifield stated Black Hawk leaves cans in the street when citizens can’t do that.

Adjourn A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to adjourn at 6:35 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 October 8, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register October 9, 2018.

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Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A work session with the Hub City Landlord Association followed the regular meeting.

Public Safety Committee met prior to the regular meeting re: Fousek Vicious Animal Appeal.

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