May 29, 2018 Council Minutes

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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.

May 29, 2018 Agenda

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THE CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET IN A CODE REVIEW WORK SESSION AT 5:30 P.M.
AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.
1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Call to Order
3. Roll Call
Peggy Sherrets
Matt Weber Warren Fisk
Renee Cantrell Darin Christensen
Matt Derifield Lou Ann Milks
4. Additions or Deletions
5. Citizens
6. Consent Agenda
A. Motion approving 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
7. Public Hearing on 2017-2018 Budget Amendment
8. Consideration of a Resolution approving 2017-2018 Budget Amendment
9. Consideration 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 – second reading
10. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Code Section 22-90, Section 22-94, 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 – second reading
11. Consideration of a resolution with Thyrone Matthews RE: Concessions Agreement
12. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Area United Way Street Dance August 18, 2018
13. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Fire Department Waterball August 18, 2018
14. Consideration of motion scheduling 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
15. Consider of a motion adopting the Rental Inspection Timeline
16. Consideration of a motion waving the building permit for the Oelwein Community School District
17. Review of 2018-2019 water and sanitary sewer rates
18. Report from Christensen on May Library Board meeting
19. Report from Cantrell on May Park and Recreation Commission meeting
20. Mayor’s Report
A. Consideration of the reappointment of Dan Stasi to the Park & Rec Board
21. City Attorney’s Report
22. City Administrator’s Report
23. Old Business
24. New business
25. Adjournment
THE CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET IN A WORK SESSION ON THE CITY WIDE CLEAN UP FOLLOWING THE REGULAR MEETING

May 14, 2018 Council Minutes

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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.

May 14, 2018 Agenda

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5:30 P.M. Code Review

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, May 14, 2018
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.

1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Call to Order

3. Roll Call
Peggy Sherrets
Lou Ann Milks Matt Derifield
Matt Weber Warren Fisk
Renee Cantrell Darin Christensen

4. Additions or Deletions

5. Proclamation – Memorial Poppy

6. Citizens

7. Consent Agenda

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

8. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Code, Chapter 19, Animal and Fowl – first reading

9. Consideration 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 – first reading

10. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Code Section 22-90, Section 22-94, 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 – first reading

11. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Decades and Delish

12. Consideration of a motion approving bid from Bryan Construction in the amount of $12,750.00 for asbestos removal and demolition of 613 South Frederick

13. Consideration of a motion to set a Public Hearing on 2018-2019 Budget Amendment for 6:00 P.M. May 29, 2018

14. Consideration of a motion to rescheduled May 28, 2018 council meeting to May 29, 2018 due to the Memorial Day holiday

15. Report from Christensen on May Library Board meeting

16. Mayor’s Report

A. Consideration of the reappointment of Callie Berryman and Brett Ingersoll to the Library Board

17. City Attorney’s Report

18. City Administrator’s Report

19. Old Business

20. New business

21. Executive Session 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

22. Return to Regular Session

23. Discussion and possible action on employment agreement between City Administrator Dylan Mulfinger and the City of Oelwein

24. Adjournment
A Work Session on Rental Housing will follow the regular meeting

April 30, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Special Meeting
April 30, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in special session Monday, April 30, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 5:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Milks, Cantrell, Fisk, Christensen
ABSENT: Weber, Derifield
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Rigdon

Pirillo Beverage A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Cantrell to approve a Class ‘E’ Liquor and Sunday Sales renewal for Pirillo Beverage #1659. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Adjourn A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adjourn at 5:03 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 April 30, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register May 1, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

April 23, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
April 23, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, April 23, 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 Cantrell, seconded by Weber to adopt the Agenda as amended. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Arbor Day Mayor Sherrets presented Arbor Day Proclamation to Oelwein Park and
Proclamation Recreation Department Head Joshua Johnson and his two daughters Mattie and Morie proclaiming April 27, 2018 as Arbor Day to call upon the citizenry of Oelwein to support this important event.

Ginger O’Connell Ginger O’Connell, 303 3rd Street NE inquired what is acceptable for off street parking of campers, motor homes, boats, etc. City Administrator Mulfinger stated it is covered in the City Code and is enforced by the Police Officers and Code Enforcement. It is available on the city’s web site.

Ron Winter Ron Winter, 914 4th Avenue NE questioned council why the article in the Oelwein Register regarding city wide clean up does not allow landlords to bring items from their rental properties. Mulfinger stated landlords own a rental business and businesses should be responsible for their own business clean up. Holding junk items for several months as tenants move in and out of units, then using city tax dollars expecting the city to pay for their disposal is not what the city wide cleanup is for. Winter stated most of his clients are elderly and are not able to haul items and he is doing this on their behalf. Only private citizens can participate in city wide cleanup, not commercial businesses.

John Moser John Moser, 15 Wildwood Lane told council his tenants are residents, they vote. They are working poor and don’t have the means to haul these items. He said this is a social problem and he is not happy.

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

A. Motion approving April 9, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $429,332.16.
C. Class ‘B’ Beer and Sunday Sales permit renewal for Pizza Hut #4340.
D. New Class ‘B’ Beer and Outdoor Service Permit for Oelwein Celebrations.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Ord. Amend Code A lengthy discussion took place regarding amending Code Chapter 19,
Chapter 19, Animal & Animal and Fowl. Fisk inquired about the distance an animal could be
Fowl – 1st Reading from the property line and or the sidewalk. Christensen agreed it
Tabled should be so many feet off the property line. Fisk stated right now dogs can come right to the sidewalk, but a person should not have to get that close to a strange dog to go walking. Most will cross the street to avoid that situation. Sherrets requested to have wording include not to have animal out if heat index is a certain temperature. Cantrell supports this.

A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Cantrell to table the first reading of an Ordinance Amending Code, Chapter 19, Animal and Fowl. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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Resol. 5031-2018 A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Milks to adopt Resolution
Temporary Road No. 5031-2018 Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for
Closure Oelwein Celebrations Renewed, Inc.

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

Resol. 5032-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Cantrell to adopt Resolution
Disposal of Surplus No. 5032-2018 Approving the Disposal of Surplus City-Owned Equipment.
City Owned Equip.
Ayes: Milks, Weber, Cantrell, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Fayette County A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to formally respond
911 Board to Fayette County 911 board by sending the prepared letter stating the city does not believe due diligence has been performed as to the impact of eliminating funding to Oelwein from the 911 Board will have on the overall operations of emergency response in Fayette County. Proper research has not been performed to ascertain what procedures, processes, and equipment are necessary to conduct emergency 911 call taking from one center. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Park & Rec Meeting Cantrell reported on the April Park and Recreation meeting. Log cabin fencing needs to be replaced. Several options for disc golf baskets are being reviewed. Three new drinking fountains and diving board were purchased. There was vandalism at Wings Park and Diamond 1 restrooms.

City Attorney Dillon reported he was finishing up a few real estate transactions council recently voted on.

Demo Properties Derifield reported two properties were torn down without city involvement and questioned who monitors this so it follows city code.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to adjourn at 6:27 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 April 23, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 24, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The Meaney Vicious Animal Appeal Hearing preceded the regular meeting. A work session on Streets followed the regular meeting.

April 23, 2018 Agenda

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5:30 P.M. MEANEY VICIOUS ANIMAL APPEAL HEARING
AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, April 23, 2018
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.
1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Call to Order
3. Roll Call
Peggy Sherrets
Lou Ann Milks Matt Derifield
Matt Weber Warren Fisk
Renee Cantrell Darin Christensen
4. Additions or Deletions
5. Arbor Day Proclamation
6. Citizens
7. Consent Agenda
A. Motion approving April 9, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $429,332.16
C. Consideration of a Class ‘B’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Pizza Hut #4340
D. Consideration of a new Class ‘B’ Beer and Outdoor Service Permit for Oelwein Celebrations
8. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Code, Chapter 19, Animal and Fowl – first reading
9. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of Public Ways or Grounds for Oelwein Celebrations, Renewed, Inc.
10. Consideration of a Resolution Approving the Disposal of Surplus City-Owned Equipment
11. Consideration of a motion to formally respond to the Fayette County 911 Board
12. Report from Christensen on April Library Board meeting
13. Report from Derifield on April Airport Board meeting
14. Report from Cantrell on April Park and Recreation Commission Meeting
15. Mayor’s Report
16. City Attorney’s Report
17. City Administrator’s Report
18. Old Business
19. New business
20. Adjournment
A work session on Streets will follow the regular meeting

April 9, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
April 9, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, April 9, 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 presented. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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

A. Motion approving March 26, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Class ‘C’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Kmart #9233.
C. Motion to approve purchase of Diving Board from Lincoln Aquatics in the amount of $7,499.50.
D. Pay Request No. 4 to Portzen Construction in the amount of $29,298.85 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project.
E. Motion to approve the purchase of a 2018 Police Interceptor from Stivers Ford in the amount of $33,737.00.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

1991 Ford Light Four bids were received for the sale of a 1991 Ford Light Rescue Unit.

Russ Theis $ 2,850.00
Clint Recker, Pella, Iowa $10,051.00
Bill Kime, Westgate Fire Chief $ 5,075.00
Jay Melchert, United-Suckow Dairy Supply $ 5,000.00

A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to award bid to high bidder Clint Recker, Pella, Iowa in the amount of $10,051.00. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Planning, Finance, Cantrell reported on the April 9, 2018 Planning, Finance, Enterprise and
Enterprise and Econ. Economic Development Committee meeting. The Committee approved
Development Mtg. Hotel Motel funding to the Williams Performing Arts Center in the amount of $1,000 and to Oelwein Celebrations, Inc. in the amount of $5,000.

Hotel Motel Funding A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Derifield to approve the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committees recommendation to approve Hotel/Motel Funding in the amount of $1,000 to the Williams Performing Arts Center. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Hotel Motel Funding A motion was made by Cantrell, seconded by Weber to approve the Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committees recommendation to approve Hotel/Motel Funding in the amount of $5,000 to Oelwein Celebrations, Inc. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Appointment to A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to approve the Mayor’s
Planning & Zoning appointment of Travis Granberg to the Planning and Zoning Commission. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

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City Attorney Report City Attorney Dillon stated he is reviewing Area Agency Mutual Aid Response Program Iowa Chapter Code 29.C and 28.E.

Milks stated downtown employees park all day on the main streets in front of businesses making it very hard to customers to access those businesses. If we want strong retail business downtown Oelwein, these spots should be reserved for retain business customers. Sherrets will contact Deb Howard to work through the Chamber and local newspaper.

Adjourn A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Derifield to adjourn at 6:10 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 April 9, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register April 10, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee meeting preceded the regular meeting followed by a City Council Code Review work session. A work session on Public Safety followed the regular Council meeting.

April 9, 2018 Agenda

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5:15 P.M. PLANNING, FINANCE, ENTERPRISE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
5:30 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CODE REVIEW WORK SESSION

AGENDA
Oelwein City Council Monday, April 9, 2018
Oelwein, Iowa 6:00 P.M.

1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Call to Order

3. Roll Call
Peggy Sherrets
Lou Ann Milks Matt Derifield
Matt Weber Warren Fisk
Renee Cantrell Darin Christensen

4. Additions or Deletions

5. Citizens

6. Consent Agenda

A. Motion approving March 26, 2018 regular council minutes
B. Consideration of a Class ‘C’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Kmart #9233
C. Consideration of a motion to approve purchase of Diving Board from Lincoln Aquatics in the amount of $7,499.50
D. Consideration of Pay Request No. 4 to Portzen Construction in the amount of $29,298.95 for work completed on Disinfection and 42 Well Improvements Project
E. Consideration of a motion to approve the purchase of a 2018 Police Interceptor from Stivers Ford in the amount of $33,737.00

7. Consideration of bids received for the sale of a 1991 Ford Light Rescue Unit

8. Report from Cantrell on Planning, Finance, Enterprise and Economic Development Committee Meeting

9. Consideration of a motion to approve Hotel/Motel Funding in the amount of $1,000 to Williams Center for the Arts

10. Consideration of a motion to approve Hotel/Motel Funding in the amount of $5,000 to Oelwein Celebrations, Inc.

11. Mayor’s Report

A. Consideration of the appointment of Travis Granberg to the Planning and Zoning Commission

12. City Attorney’s Report

13. City Administrator’s Report

14. Old Business

15. New business

A. LouAnn Milks – Public Parking

16. Adjournment

A work session on Public Safety will follow the regular meeting

March 26, 2018 Council Minutes

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
March 26, 2018

The Oelwein City Council met in regular session Monday, March 26, 2018. Mayor Sherrets called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Roll Call PRESENT: Milks, Weber, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
ABSENT: Cantrell
ALSO PRESENT: Mulfinger, Smith, Dillon

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

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

A. Motion approving March 12, 2018 regular council minutes.
B. Claims Resolution in the amount of $343,647.92.
C. Class ‘C’ Liquor, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales renewal for Columbus Club.
D. New Class ‘B’ Native Wine Permit for Delish at Decades.
E. Class ‘C’ Beer and Sunday Sales renewal for Kwik Star #665.

All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Public Hearing A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Christensen to open the Public
Sewer Revenue Loan Hearing on proposal to enter into a Sewer Revenue Loan and Disbursement Agreement.

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

No comments were received.

Close Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Milks to close the hearing.

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

Resolution 5026-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution
Approve Loan, Sewer No. 5026-2018 authorizing and approving a Loan and Disbursement
Revenue Bonds Agreement and providing for the issuance and securing the payment of $338,000 Taxable Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 2018.

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

Public Hearing A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Christensen to open the Public
Water Revenue Loan Hearing on proposal to enter into a Water Revenue Loan and Disbursement Agreement.

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

No comments were received.

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Close Hearing A motion was made by Christensen, seconded by Weber to close the hearing.

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

Resolution 5027-2018 A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Fisk to adopt Resolution No.
Approve Loan, Water 5027-2018 authorizing and approving a Loan and Disbursement
Revenue Bonds Agreement and providing for the issuance and securing the payment of $1,462,000 Taxable Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2018.

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

Public Hearing – Old A motion was made by Milks, seconded by Weber to open the Public
Road Paving Project Hearing on Old Road Paving Improvements Project on proposed Bidding Requirements, Contract Documents and Estimate of Cost.

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

Utility Superintendent Vic Kane reviewed the proposed project which consists of grading and paving an existing gravel roadway. 11 bids were received ranging from $292,417.48 to $401,793.05, 26.5% below the Engineer’s estimate. The low bidder, Flynn Company, Inc. of Dubuque, Iowa is an approved Iowa Department of Transportation bidder. Fox Engineering recommends the Council award the project to Flynn Company, Inc.

The project has been awarded a Surface Transportation Program (STP) Grant in the amount of $251,000. 80% of eligible costs are reimbursable.

Close Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to close the hearing.

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

Resolution 5028-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Approve Bidding 5028-2018 Approving Bidding Requirements, Contract Documents, and
Requirements, Estimate of Cost for Old Road Paving Improvements Project.
Contract Docs, Old
Road Paving Ayes: Milks, Weber, Derifield, Fisk, Christensen
Nays: None
Motion Carried

Resolution 5029-2018 A motion was made by Fisk, seconded by Weber to adopt Resolution No.
Award Contract, 5029-2018 Awarding Contract for Old Road Paving Improvements Project,
Old Road Paving Authorizing Execution of Contract, and Authorizing Execution of Notice to Proceed to Flynn Company, Inc. of Dubuque in the amount of $292,417.48.

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

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Public Hearing, Sale A motion was made by Derifield, seconded by Weber to open the Public
Of 1104 W Charles, Hearing on proposed disposal by sale of City owned property located at
102 13th Avenue SW 1104 West Charles and 102 13th Avenue SW, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa.

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

Fisk questioned what the cost was to purchase these lots. Attorney Dillon stated the property will be sold at cost (publication, legal fees, etc.). Also, a Development Agreement must be signed prior to the purchaser receiving a deed.

Close Hearing A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to close the hearing.

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

Resolution 5030-2018 A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to adopt
Sale of 1104 W Charles, Resolution No. 5030-2018 Directing the Sale of the City’s Interest
103 13th Avenue SW in 1104 West Charles and 102 13th Avenue SW, all in Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa to Parmely Construction.

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

Aerial Lift Truck Utility Superintendent Vic Kane reviewed the proposed purchase of
Purchase an aerial lift truck stating it could be used between departments, for the installation of Christmas decorations, banners and in some cases tree trimming.

A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Fisk to approve the purchase of a 2006 Ford F550 Aerial Lift Truck in the amount of $17,000 from J & L Electric, Ossian, Iowa. All voted aye.

Motion Carried

Utility Van Donation A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Derifield to approve the
To Oelwein School donation of a 1989 Grumman utility van to the Oelwein Community School for the Big Dogs Coffee Program. All voted aye.
Motion Carried

Library Board Mtg. Christensen reviewed the March Library Board meeting minutes. Young’s Plumbing will be contacted for a HVAC maintenance check and tune-up following a high utility bill in February.

Airport Board Mtg. Derifield reported on the March Airport Board meeting where discussion took place on the gas pumps and courtesy car.

City Attorney Attorney Dillon reported he is coordinating with Fayette County on speed zone changes.

City Administrator Mulfinger stated he will be presenting at the City Civil Academy on the budget March 27th at the Library.

Rental Inspection A rental inspection work session is scheduled for April 2, 2018.

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Utility Connections Fisk expressed his concern on the Code of Ordinances enforcement, particularly water connections and trash pickup. Dylan stated this will be addressed during the Code review.

Adjourn A motion was made by Weber, seconded by Christensen to adjourn at 6:43 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 March 26, 2018 and copy of said proceedings was furnished to the Register March 27, 2018.

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DYLAN MULFINGER, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The regular meeting was preceded by a City Hall Architect Work Session and followed by a joint work session with OCAD.

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