Regular Meeting
January 14, 2019

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, January 14, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. Mayor Sherrets presided.
Roll Call Present: Christensen, Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk
Absent: None
Also Present: Mulfinger, Rigdon, Lein

Additions or A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to adopt the agenda as
Deletions presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Albert Casey Albert Casey, 1137 1st Avenue SW informed council the $50.00 door tag was deceptive and he was protesting the city’s fee schedule. His solution was to create a charitable trust for those who cannot pay their utility bill.

Consent Agenda A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Milks to adopt the Consent Agenda as follows:

A. Motion approving December 17, 2018 regular council minutes with a correction on “Towing of Vehicles” Chris Winter from Midwest Collision not Matt
B. Pay Estimate No. 1 to Heartland Asphalt, Inc. in the amount of $5,415.00 for work completed on Paving Connector Taxiway to Runway 13 End
C. Pay Estimate No. 8 to Portzen Construction, Inc. in the amount of $40,606.84 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project
D. Motion approving a Class ‘C’ Beer Permit ownership update for Dollar General Store #2328
E. Motion approving a Class ‘B’ Wine, Class ‘C’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Dollar General Store #2328

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

CDBG Grant A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to approve signatures
Application/ on CDBG Water/Sewer Grant Application and Environmental Assessment
Environmental Services Contract with Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission
Assessment in an amount of $3,000.00. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Resolution 5071-2019 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
Fee Schedule No. 5071-2019 Establishing Fees.

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

Resolution 5072-2019 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
No. 5072-2019 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Odd Rods.

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

Refer to P & Z A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Cantrell to refer to Planning and Zoning Commission for recommendation a request from Darlene Mitchell to vacate and sell a portion of an alley running north and south adjacent to her property in the 800 block between 1st Avenue SW and South Frederick. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Library Board Meeting Christensen presented January Library Board minutes. Paint class is scheduled for January 24th at 6:00 P.M. Fayette Co. Library Association will meet with County Supervisors about County funding January 28th. Chocolate Fest will be February 8th.

Safety Committee Weber presented the December 17, 2018 Safety Committee meeting minutes. Nine items were discussed and recommended for approval to council as follows:

Speciality Signs
Vic presented on the option of removing all child at play signs as they do not provide any traffic calming. The committee was receptive and wanted to see a policy for the entire council to vote on.

No parking on the north end on north Frederick near Veteran’s Memorial to allow for two lanes.
Mulfinger stated that painting the turning lanes will restrict parking so that designating no parking will not be needed. The committee agreed on the painting of a stop bar and a divider.

Alternative storm water grates for the downtown so that handicap patrons do not fall.
Mulfinger stated that the drains are in place because they allow for adequate water flow for storm water. No changes will be made, and those having issues can use alternative parking spots.

Painting of the handicap spaces in the downtown.
The committee wanted to see blue lines painted for the handicap spots.

Traffic flow in the alley be ACE and Veridian to West Charles.
No changes will be made at this time, but the committee wanted to hear a follow up in a year.

8th Avenue SE request to end the road parking on the east side from 2nd Street to East Charles.
The committee had no changes at the recommendation of the City Administrator, Police Chief, and Utilities Superintendent. The city had reached out to the school’s transportation director, and he reported no issues with the bus routes.

7th Street & 2nd Avenue SE request to change the yield to a stop on 2nd.
The committee agreed to no changes with a follow up from staff in a year. The Police Chief and Utilities Superintendent reported no issues.

South Frederick cross walk light removals.
The committee saw no issues with removing the lights. The speed changes signs will also be changed in code as the school does not have active students near South Frederick.

Parkside and surrounding area.
The Committee wanted the stop sign to stay as a traffic calming device.

A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to approve the Safety Committee recommendations. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Appointment and A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to approve the Mayor’s
Reappointment appointment of Dean Benter and Steve Cockerham to the International Code Council Board of Appeals and Ginger O’Connell to the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the reappointment of Kevin Minton to the Electrical Board, Brian Irvine to the Mechanical Board and Randy Irvine to the Plumbing Board. All voted aye.
Motion Carried


City Attorney Dillon stated he’s been working on an annexation issue with Transco, speed limit issue, and a 1986 employee pension issue.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:23 P.M. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Peggy Sherrets, Mayor

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 14, 2019 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register January 15, 2019.

Dylan Mulfinger, City Administrator

A 5:30 P.M. work session on debt service preceded the regular council meeting and a budget work session followed.

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