12.20.17 – Council Meeting Minutes


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December 20, 2017

The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Rodney Parham. Present were Council Members Jaeckel, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Council Member Moorman was absent. Others in attendance included Malisha Hagan, Harriett Gustafson, Glenn Williamson, Leroy Langloss and Bradley Penar (in regards to the Library), Janet Mortimore, Nancy Buss from Hall Engineering, Council Member elect Stan Rupe, Police Officer Tyler Jeffrey, Police Chief Allen Fry, the City clerk and newspapers representatives.

Nancy Buss updated the Council on the results of the meeting with the Iowa DNR on December 11th. The Iowa DNR has authorized the City of Corydon to submit a report on the BiO2 Solution electrocoagulation technology. VanderSluis made the motion to approve having Hall Engineering gather evidence of the operational reliability and effectiveness of the BiO2 Solutions and to prepare a report for submittal to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources at a cost not to exceed $9,200. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

Bradley Penar, Structural Engineer, was present to address any questions that the Council might have regarding his findings at the LeCompte Memorial Library building. Penar’s report states that shoring of the south wall needs to be done immediately. The building and solutions will be discussed at the next work session.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve the second reading of ORDINANCE 330, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 13.08.010 OF THE CORYDON MUNCIPAL CODE TO INCREASE THE WATER RATES AND CHARGES, and to waive the third reading. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

VanderSluis made the motion to approve the second reading of ORDINANCE 331, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 13.16.040 OF THE CORYDON MUNICIPAL CODE TO INCREASE THE CHARGES FOR USE OF THE MUNICIPAL SEWER SYSTEM, and to waive the third reading. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2017-51, a Resolution approving the early pay off of the USDA Loan (05) for the 2004 Freightliner Pumper. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2017-52, a Resolution setting a public hearing for January 4th, 2018, to advise the public of the early satisfaction of the two USDA loans for the daycare and the City’s intent to issue a deed to the Wayne County Hospital for the Daycare property. VanderSluis seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

Bennett made the motion to approve Resolution 2017-53, a resolution approving the early pay off of the Corydon State Bank Loan for the Spartan truck. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

The Council received a bid for 2018 of $950 per mowing from Scott Bunnell for the Corydon Cemetery. Holmes made the motion to accept the bid from Bunnell. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

VanderSluis made the motion to accept the bid from Robert Reed for stone repair in the Corydon Cemetery. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve the renewal of the liquor license for Gasland Express. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

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

Parham reported that the City crew received a compliment on the condition of N. DeKalb Street.

The Council agreed to give a resident until January 8th to pay a delinquent utility bill in full.

VanderSluis made the motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting and the clerk’s report as presented. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

The Council approved moving the “No Parking” sign at 311 N. Franklin three feet to the south.

The clerk provided the Council with copies of the letter from the Wayne County Conservation Board which declined the 28E agreement proposed by the City. The current lease agreement expiring in 2024 will remain in effect.

The clerk noted that the Wayne Community Foundation Grant applications are due by February 9th, and asked for Council’s direction/ideas as to what they would like a grant written for.

A work session regarding the 2018/2019 budget was set for January 17th at 6:00 p.m.

The Employee Safety topic of the month was “Oily Rag Disposal”.

Police Chief Fry reported that the 2015 police vehicle was backed into.

Jeffrey reported 111 fire calls for 2017.

The fire department held election of officers at the December meeting. Officers are: Fire Chief – Bryan Wallace, Assistant Chief – Josh Cobb, Second Assistant Chief – Andrew Casey, Captain – Garrett Jones, Lieutenant – Chris Gilson, Secretary/Treasurer – Wade Peck.

The Council gave their approval for the Fire Department to apply for a grant from FEMA for the amount of $100,000.

The clerk administered oaths of office the Mayor Rodney Parham and Council Members Bennett and Rupe. Council Member Moorman was unable to attend due to illness but will be issued the oath office before the January 1st deadline.

The next regular meeting will be Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor
Rodney Parham

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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