12.18.19 Council Meeting Minutes


Category: News.

DECEMBER 18, 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 Laura and Jennie Castor, Dawn and Mark Christian, Verle Norris, Fire Chief Bryan Wallace, Jen Reed from the Times-Republican, Cheryl Mastin and the City clerk.

Rodgers administered the third and final reading of ORDINANCE 342, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTERS 13.04 AND 13.08 OF THE CORYDON MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING WATER SERVICE IN THE CITY OF CORYDON, IOWA, which increases the water deposit required of tenants from $200 to $250. Holmes made the motion to approve the final reading. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Payment Request #2 from MSA for the Condition Survey 2019 for the amount of $9,030.00. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe, and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The Council considered Resolution 2019-53, a resolution approving the APPLICATION FOR TAX ABATEMENT UNDER THE CITY OF CORYDON URBAN REVITILIZATION PLAN from John Rider for a garage built on his property at 605 N. Washington. The clerk verified that the application met all requirements. Rodgers made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-53. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-54, a resolution to increase the City’s annual allocation to LeCompte Memorial Library from $15,000 to $18,500 for FY20/21 and to $22,000 for FY 21/22. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to table Resolution 2019-55 until Christian is on board. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Rupe made the motion to approve the quote from Scott Bunnell to mow the Corydon Cemetery in 2020. Rodgers seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Bennett made the motion to approve the November report from LeCompte Memorial Library as presented. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Bennett made the motion to approve the City clerk’s request for payment of retirement benefits, and to extend her retirement to the end of January 2020 with part/time status. Rodgers seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The Council considered the quote of $10,142 from Clayton Plumbing & Heating for a new boiler and parts for the Fire Station. Jaeckel made the motion approve the purchase. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The sale of the large oil tank has fallen through.

Mayor Moorman reported an accident at the City shop. Damage was made to an overhead door and wall when backing the skid loader out. Holmes made the motion to file an insurance claim. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Mastin presented an update on the FEMA projects.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve the minutes and clerk’s report as presented. Rodgers seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The clerk presented a letter from deputy clerk Laticia Stewart announcing her resignation effective around the first of April.

Fire Chief Bryan Wallace asked the Council to consider the approval of a 125’ x 16’ lean-to for the east side of the fire station, for the FY20/21 budget. Wallace presented material cost estimates equaling $29,000 and will be gathering additional estimates before the next budget meeting.

The clerk issued the oath of office to Moorman, Christian and Holmes.

Mayor Moorman presented Jaeckel with a certificate in appreciation for ten years of service.

The Council considered a request from an employee for a closed session pursuant to the Iowa Open Meetings Law, Section 21.5 (1) (i) of the Iowa Code. i. To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual request a closed session.

Holmes made the motion to proceed to closed session. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Rodgers made the motion to come out of closed session. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, January 6th, 2020 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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