10.23.19 Council Meeting Minutes


Category: News.

October 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 Kyle Hampton, Delvin Dresser, Mike Jordison, newspaper representatives, the City Clerk and clerk trainee Cheryl Mastin.

Mayor Moorman called to order the public hearing regarding the Water System Improvements-2019 Project in the City of Corydon, Iowa for Proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract and Estimated Cost. The Clerk reported that they had not received any verbal or written comments at City Hall. Mayor Moorman asked if anyone present had any comments. There was none. Rupe made a motion to close the public hearing. Rodgers seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made a motion to Approve Resolution 2019-48, a resolution Ordering Award of Contract and Authorizing Execution. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Mike Jordison, GRM Networks, spoke to the council about the services they offer and how their fiber optics provided a level of service exceeding any other telephone or internet service in our area around us. He asked for questions and there was discussion. The council thanked him for coming.

The Council considered the Application for Tax Abatement Under the City of Corydon’s Urban Revitalization Plan from Brandon Carpenter and Jared Chambers for the property at 205 E Moore Street. The Clerk advised the Council that the property and application met all the requirements for abatement. Rupe made a motion to approve Resolution 2019-49, a resolution approving the application as presented. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The Council considered the Application for Tax Abatement Under the City of Corydon’s Urban Revitalization Plan from Jack and Jane Pershy for the property at 417 E. Jackson St. The Clerk advised the Council that the property and application met all the requirements for abatement. Rupe made a motion to approve Resolution 2019-50, a resolution approving the application as presented. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The Council discussed a request from a resident to have the property owner remove a evergreen tree close to the corner of S. DeKalb and W. Marion. The Clerk advised the Council that the property owner is a team player and will comply however the Council directs. Jaeckel made a motion to allow the property owner to decide whether to move or remove the tree before early spring.. Seconded by Rodgers. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made a motion to approve the monthly financial report from LeCompte Memorial Library. Seconded by Rupe. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The council reviewed quarterly reports submitted by Hill’s Sanitation and C & E Trucking. No action was necessary.

Mayor Moorman told the council that he had located 51 or 52 signs around town that needed replaced. The Iowa DOT has a $5,000.00 grant available to replace city signs that we will be submitting.
Mayor Moorman presented a narrative of conversations that have taken place with the owner of the nuisance property at 212 W. Jackson St.

Councilman Rupe requested that we publish our snow ordinance in both newspapers ahead of the first snow to remind residents and business owners what their responsibilities were concerning the removal of snow from sidewalks and when not to park along snow routes.

Councilman Rupe also expressed concerns over 2 storm drain locations that could potentially cause harm to someone if they were to step into a hole where a repair is needed. It was agreed that someone would get something to cover those holes immediately.

Mayor Moorman reported that that he’d received a quote of $50 per ton scrap for the tank at the Elk Pen. The City of Humeston has expressed interest in possibly buying the tank and will take a look at it next week.

The Clerk updated the council on the 28E agreement with Wayne County Conservation. She was asked to submit this last edited copy to the County’s legal counsel for consideration.

The Clerk was asked to set up a meeting for the housing committee and legal counsel for discussion about nuisance properties.

Jaeckel made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting and the clerk’s report. Seconded by Rupe. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The next regular meeting is Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.







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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