11.20.18 – Council Meeting Minutes


Category: News.

NOVEMBER 20, 2018

The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Moorman. Present were Council Members Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Council Member Bennett was absent. Others in attendance were Norris Asphalt representatives, Mark Winslow, Rodney Parham, newspaper representatives and the City clerk.

Hall Engineering was on the agenda, but was not present.

Norris Asphalt representatives were present to answer questions the Council had in regards to the quote received earlier. Steve Leonard advised the Council that rock and oil prices would not be available until spring. Norris will also have a crew take core samples of S. West Street to determine what will need to be done there.

Mark Winslow asked Leonard if there was a rule of thumb as to what asphalt would cost per yard. Leonard stated that there are so many variables that a cost would be difficult to obtain, but that he would try to put something together.

Holmes made the motion to approve Resolution 2018-49, a Resolution Appointing Bankers Trust Company of Des Moines, Iowa, to Serve as Paying Agent, Bond Registrar, and Transfer Agent, Approving the Paying Agent and Bond Registrar and Transfer Agent Agreement and Authorizing the Execution of the Agreement. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2018-50, a Resolution Authorizing and Providing for the Issuance of $1,275,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018, and Levying a Tax to Pay Said Bonds; Approval of the Tax Exemption Certificate and Continuing Disclosure Certificate. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve Resolution 2018-51, a Resolution Fixing Date for a Meeting on the Authorization of a Loan and Disbursement Agreement and the Issuance of Not to Exceed $1,020,000 General Obligation Capital Loan Notes of the City of Corydon, Iowa, and Providing for Publication of Notice Thereof. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2018-52, a resolution proposing to fill, by appointment, the vacant council member position. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2018-53, a resolution authorizing the transfer of $500 from the Rural Fire Protection Fund to the General Fund for the annual Fire Chief wages. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve Resolution 2018-54, a resolution appointing Council Member Nathan Bennett as the City of Corydon’s representative to the Wayne County Housing Development Committee. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve Resolution 2018-55, a resolution approving a one time allocation to the Wayne County Housing Development Committee for the amount of $5,000. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve Resolution 2018-56, a resolution appointing Mayor Dennis Moorman to the Emergency Management Commission and Fire Chief Bryan Wallace to the 911 Board. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2018-57, a resolution establishing the Corydon Guest Council Member Program. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve the October financial report for LeCompte Memorial Library as presented. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve the 2018 Prairie Trails Aquatic Center Pool Report. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes, and Rupe. Nays-none.

Holmes presented two candidates for the Council to consider for the open positions on the City crew and made the motion that the City proceed to hire. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve the renewal for the City employees’ health insurance, which includes an 11% increase in premium. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

The Council considered the sealed bids for the 2003 Chevrolet 2500 Fire Dept pickup. Bids were received from Shane Campbell for $1,500 and Dustin Onstot for $2,500. Jaeckel made the motion to accept the bid of $2,500 from Dustin Onstot. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

The Council considered a request from Bill Pardock for an extension to abate a nuisance that exists at 212 W. Jackson Street. Mayor Moorman reported that he and Council member Rupe have met with Mr. Pardock and discussed some of the issues with the property. Moorman and Rupe suggested to the Council that Mr. Pardock be required to turn the electricity on before the City schedule the hook up of water and sewer. After discussion, Rupe made the motion to decline the requested extension, and to turn over further action to the City’s legal counsel. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes, and Rupe. Nays-none.

Holmes advised the Council that John Buttz of Southern Iowa Plumbing has purchased a septic pump truck and has asked for a letter of acceptance to dump into the City’s wastewater facility. Moorman stated that he has looked into complying with this request, and that he doesn’t feel that this would be in the best interests of the facility. Dumping would add solids to the City’s lagoon, and really should go to a mechanical system. Moorman plans to discuss this further with Mr. Buttz.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve the minutes of the previous meetings and the clerk’s report. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

The clerk reported that Moorman Tree Service has the tree at the cemetery on their list to remove.

Fire Chief Wallace advised that the progress on the tanker has slowed. The new truck is at Deery to have lights installed. Hopefully it will be here for the Council to see at the December 6th meeting.

The next regular meeting will be Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

Dennis Moorman
Mayor

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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