4.19.17 – Council Meeting Minutes


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APRIL 19, 2017

The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Rodney Parham. Present were Council Members Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes and VanderSluis. Others in attendance were Nancy Buss from Hall Engineering, Tony Funk, Police Chief Allen Fry and the City clerk.

Nancy Buss, from Hall Engineering, presented the Council with a preliminary engineering report for street improvements on Lakeview Drive.

Council Member Bennett arrived.

Tony Funk was present to update the Council regarding a bull elk that jumped the fence last week and had to be put down. Funk advised that the fence was going to need replaced or the elk were going to have to leave. The Council suggested that a donation drive take place to help raise the funds for the fence. The City will discuss options to contribute funds also. It was the consensus that an agreement be drawn up between Funk and the City of Corydon for the long term benefit of the elk.

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

Jaeckel made the motion to sell the Fire Department’s old tanker by ad. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes, Bennett and VanderSluis. Nays-none.

Council Member Holmes advised that ACCO will be here Thursday, to de-winterize the pool.

VanderSluis reported citizen concerns about the dead trees around the Walden Park Playground. Parham advised that the City crew is in the process of removing the trees.

Holmes asked about the progress on the property at 205 E. Moore St. The property owners have until April 26th to remove the house and clean up the property. The City will take action on April 27th if this is not complete.

Dennis Moorman addressed the Council with concerns about the costs presented for resurfacing Lincoln Street. Engineering fees, application and permit fees, and the 10% default fund were concerns. Moorman stated that there are a few places needing patched, but the biggest area is the railroad right of way and approach. Moorman also supplied a list of highway-railroad crossing assistance programs that could help with financing the improvements.

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

Topic of the monthly safety meeting was “Mower Safety.”

Josh Cobb reported on twelve fires last month. The fire department took part in a walk through of East Penn Manufacturing last week.

The next regular meeting will be Thursday, May 4th, 2017 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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