3.22.17 – Council Meeting Minutes


Category: News.

MARCH 22, 2017

Mayor Rodney Parham called to order the Public Hearings for March 22nd, 2017. Present were Council Members Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Others in attendance were Roy Benda, Nicole Danna, Police Officer Tyler Jeffrey and the City clerk.

The first Public Hearing was to advise the public of the City of Corydon’s intent to apply for financial assistance with the USDA Rural Development to finance a police vehicle. The clerk advised that City Hall received no oral or written comments.

The second Public Hearing was to advise the public of the City of Corydon’s intent to close the North-South alley adjacent to Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14 in Block Eleven of Van Werdens Addition in Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa and to deed said property to adjoining property owners. The clerk advised that City Hall received no oral or written comments. Roy Benda stated that Olmstead had started moving dirt in the area of the alley, and that he would like to see the City measure and determine where the center of the alley actually is.

Holmes made the motion to adjourn the public hearings. Moorman seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order at 7:08 p.m. by Mayor Rodney Parham. Present were the same as listed above.

VanderSluis made the motion to adopt Resolution 2017-16, a Resolution to approve applying for financial assistance with the USDA Rural Development to finance a police vehicle. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

Moorman made the motion to table Resolution 2017-17 and to consider it at the April 6th meeting after the center of the alley is determined by the City. Resolution 2017-17 is a Resolution for vacation and conveyance of the North-South alley adjacent to Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14 in Block Eleven of Van Werdens Addition in Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa and to deed said property to adjoining property owners by the City of Corydon, Iowa, Pursuant to Iowa Code §354.23. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

Nicole Danna from Crisis Intervention Services asked for permission to tie teal ribbons on the poles around the square during the month of April. Danna also asked that Mayor Parham sign a declaration declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness month. The Mayor signed the declaration and permission was given.

Nancy Buss from Hall Engineering was unable to attend, but will be at the April 6th meeting.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2017-18, a Resolution to remove the City’s street light on West State Street that is east of the hotel porch and to install a fixture on Alliant’s pole. Moorman seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to adopt Resolution 2017-19, a Resolution restricting parking at the corner of S. West Street and W. Jefferson Street. There will be no parking within eighty-eight (88) feet of W. Jefferson (Highway 2). Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2017-20, a Resolution to approve and adopt the Wayne County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan as presented. VanderSluis seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

VanderSluis made the motion to approve the changes to the 28E Fire Protection Amendment for Jackson, Washington and Wright Townships. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

The Council considered the fence proposal from Jerry Alley. After discussion, the Council decided to get more information from the Township trustees.

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

VanderSluis made the motion to approve the 2016 Airport report as submitted by Benny Davis. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

Pictures of snow removal at the Post Office were presented for the Council’s consideration. After discussion, the clerk was instructed to take copies of the pictures to the City’s legal counsel, and have him send a letter to the postmaster regarding the repair of the pole at the northwest corner of the property.

There have been several residents using the cemetery to “walk” their dogs once again.

Moorman asked about the progress on the new pet/animal ordinance. The clerk will check on this.

The Council discussed the option of placing a sign at the entrance of the cemetery with rules and regulations.

Mayor Parham advised the Council of a meeting with the IDNR on April 6th at 10:00 a.m. at the Wallace Building. The meeting will be to discuss a facultative lagoon vs. SAGR system.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve the minutes and clerk’s report. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

The clerk advised the Council of a donation offer of used pool equipment and was advised to have donor contact Desiré Grismore, pool manager.

The Employee Safety topic of the month was “First Aid/The Use of Company Nurse”.

The used truck being donated by Hy-Vee to the Corydon Fire Department will be at the fire station on Saturday, March 25th at 10:30. Hy-Vee has asked that the Times Republican get a picture for the paper.

The annual Firemen’s Supper will be Saturday, March 25th at the event center located at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.

The next regular Council meeting will be Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Rodney Parham
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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