1.23.19 – Council Meeting Minutes


Category: News.

JANUARY 23, 2019

The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Dennis Moorman. Present were Council Members Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Others in attendance were Guest Council Members Moran and Comer, Randy Sharp, Deputy Jim Wiltamuth, Jason Selby and the City clerk.

Randy Sharp attended the meeting to advise the Council of a problem with a loose dog. He claims the dog came into his yard and grabbed a cat out of his grandson’s arms and killed it. Sharp asked what he could do if the dog showed up again. At this time, the City does not have an animal control person, and the Sheriff’s office was not contracted to take care of animals. Sharp was assured that a Code Enforcement officer will be discussed at the next work session.

The Council considered Resolution 2019-2, a resolution approving the application from Protos Properties LLC for Tax Abatement Under the City of Corydon’s Urban Revitalization Plan for the renovations of the Rea Hotel building. The clerk advised that the application met all requirements. Jaeckel made the motion to approve the Resolution. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Rodger administered the second reading of ORDINANCE 337, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 13.16.040 OF THE CORYDON MUNICIPAL CODE. The amendment increases the minimum sewer fee from $30.00 to $40.00. The City clerk advised the Council that there have been no oral or written comments to City Hall since the first reading and the publication. Bennett made the motion to adopt Ordinance 337 and to waive the third reading. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The Council considered ORDINANCE 338, AN ORDINANCE REGARDING ROLL OFFS AND PERMITTING THEREOF. There was discussion about clarification and an additional section to address the City’s ability to revoke a permit. Jaeckel made the motion to have legal counsel address the items discussed. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve the liquor license for LaBota Mexican Restaurant. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Rodgers made the motion to approve the monthly financial report for the LeCompte Memorial Library. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Rupe reported lots of good comments around the community about the snow removal efforts. Trower and Clark have logged a lot of overtime and it shows.

Rodgers will have a Guest Council Member on board for February.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve the minutes of previous meetings and the clerk’s report as presented. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Bennett abstained from vote on the January 16th minutes as he was not present. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve the Amendment to the Facility Plan for wastewater treatment and authorize Hall Engineering Company to submit the document to the IDNR. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Hall Engineering’s Agreement for Professional Engineering Services for the 2019 Street Improvement Project. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel stated that he would like to see a sidewalk project between the high school and the elementary. The Council agreed to have more discussion about this.

Jaeckel made the motion to move the work session scheduled for Wednesday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Rodgers seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor
Dennis Moorman

ATTEST:

Ann Stevens
City Clerk







About Corydon

Corydon is located in South Central Iowa in Wayne County. We are a small city of 1585 persons, the largest of 9 cities in the county. Corydon hosts the Wayne County Courthouse on a very charming square in the center of the city. There are two major parks, one with a nine-hole golf course and aquatic center, the other with a 58 acre lake with campgrounds, disc golf course, fishing and a nearby walking trail.

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