4.4.19 – Council Meeting Minutes


Category: News.

APRIL 4, 2019

The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Dennis Moorman at 7:00 p.m. Present were Council Members Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Others in attendance were Guest Council Member Dawn Christian, Hall Engineering representative Nancy Buss, Wayne Community Foundation President Jared Chambers, Crisis Intervention Services representative Nicole Dana, Professional Operations Management representative Rhonda Guy, Larry Wilkinson, Barry Young, Mike Thomas, Rhonda Bennett, employees Davis and Trower and the City clerk.

Mayor Moorman introduced and welcomed Guest Council Member Dawn Christian.

Nicole Danna-Crisis Intervention Services-asked that the Mayor sign a proclamation acknowledging April as being Sexual Assault Awareness month.

Nancy Buss from Hall Engineering was present to provide additional information as needed regarding the following Resolutions:

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-11, a resolution approving Hall Engineering’s Agreement for Professional Engineering Services for Water main Replacement Project #1, S. DeKalb Street from W. Marion Street to W. Madison Street. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-12, a resolution approving Hall Engineering’s Agreement for Professional Engineering Services for Water main Replacement Project #2, S. DeKalb Street to S. West Street (north of elementary school). Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-13, a resolution approving Hall Engineering’s Agreement for Professional Engineering Services for Water main Replacement Project #3, W. Marion Street from S. DeKalb Street to S. West Street. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Rupe made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-14, a resolution approving Hall Engineering’s Agreement for Professional Engineering Services for the Sanitary Sewer System Rehabilitation project, W. Monroe Street relining & manhole rehab. Rodgers seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-15, a resolution approving Hall Engineering’s Agreement for Professional Engineering Services dated January 23rd, 2019 and Addendum for additional locations to Project Street Improvement 2019. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Rhonda Guy was present to introduce her company Professional Operations Management. POM provides training and operators for water and wastewater. Guy presented two proposals. For an operator for wastewater only, the cost would be $2,377.00 per month. For an operator to do both water and wastewater the cost would be $3,170.00. Extra time worked would be at $50.00 and $45.00 per hour respectively.

The clerk reported to the Council that both the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the City’s legal counsel have stressed the importance of getting a water and wastewater operator on board as soon as possible.

Holmes made the motion to extend the contract with Jack Pershy to provide services and certifications needed for water and sewer. The monthly fee being $1,266.73 plus, the City will pay the annual premium of $797 for Pershy’s liability insurance. The contract is for one year and may be terminated with a 30 day notice by either party. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jared Chambers, president of the Wayne Community Foundation advised the Council that an anonymous donor has made the offer of a donation to the City of Corydon specifically, for the preparation of a comprehensive plan for streets and infrastructure. The Council agreed to discuss this and asked the clerk to place the offer on the agenda for a vote at the next meeting.

Larry Wilkinson was present to thank the Council and the Mayor for pleading his case with ITC in regards to placing a high voltage line through a residential district and his front yard. ITC has agreed to run the high voltage line along the route currently in use.

Mike Thomas, president of the Corydon/Allerton Chamber of Commerce reminded the Council of a light pole on the southwest corner of the courtyard that needs replaced.

Rhonda Guy reported an IAWEA meeting on April 23rd concerning financing opportunities for small communities.

The Council considered the bids for the purchase of the building at 110 S. Franklin Street, and then considered Resolution 2019-16, a resolution setting a public hearing for 7:00 p.m. on April 17th to advise the public of the highest bid for the building at 110 S. Franklin Street. Michael Thomas bid $28,240.54. Protos Properties, LLC bid $20,000.

The Council considered the sealed bids for the outside improvements to the Community Building at Walden Park. The bids received were as follows:
1. Shawn’s-Lawns bid $11,104.66
2. N & H Construction bid $16,000.00
3. Baker Construction Mgmt bid $18,445.30
4. Young Remodeling & Const bid $13,000.00

Jaeckel made the motion to accept the bid of $11,104.66 from Shawn’s-Lawns. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Rodgers made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-17, a resolution approving the contract with Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc for 2019 services for the Prairie Trails Aquatic Center. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Bennett made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-18, a resolution setting the rate for a City employee to catch and deliver dogs to the Corydon Vet Clinic. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Rupe made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-19, a resolution approving the APPLICATION FOR TAX ABATEMENT UNDER THE CITY OF CORYDON’S URBAN REVITILIZATION PLAN from Legacy 8 Investments LLC for the Commerical Building at 411 N. Dotur Drive. The clerk reported that the application met all requirements. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Rodgers reported an Iowa League of Cities meeting on May 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will address nuisance abatement, and the cost of the meeting is $75.00.

Mayor Moorman prepared a letter to the editor and asked for comments from the Council before publication.

Rodgers made the motion to approve the minutes of the March 20th and March 27th meetings and the treasurer’s report as presented. Rupe seconded. Ayes- Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none. Jaeckel and Bennett abstained from voting on the March 20th minutes.

Jaeckel made the motion to allow the unpaid and prepaid bills. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The City clerk advised the Council that City Hall will be closed Wednesday, April 10th for training in Des Moines.

A letter from the IDNR was given to each Council person. The letter states in black and white that ALL waste from the City of Corydon that is going to a landfill, is required to go to Mahaska County. The IDNR will be sending a letter to WRD Landfill requiring that they refuse waste from Corydon.

Trower asked for and received permission to put posts up at the elk pen to help prevent more damage from vandalism.

A work session was scheduled for Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00 p.m. to go over the proposed 2018/2019 budget amendment.

The next regular meeting will be held Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

RECEIPTS:
General Fund receipts 29,137.04
Golf Shed Rent Fund receipts 300.00
Road Use Tax Fund receipts 13,958.80
Employee Benefits Fund receipts 1,914.36
Emergency Fund receipts 214.22
Local Option Sales Tax Fund receipts 11,204.43
Debt Service Fund receipts 3,192.94
Capital Project Fund-Streets receipts 1,497.44
Water Operating Fund receipts 29,833.51
Water Debt Service Fund receipts 5,677.00
Water Deposit Fund receipts 200.00
Sewer Fund receipts 25,558.24
Sewer Sinking Fund receipts 14,968.00
Rural Fire Protection Donation Fund receipts 2,305.00
Swimming Pool Project Fund receipts 2,000.00
TOTAL RECEIPTS $141,960.98
EXPENDITURES:
GENERAL FUND:
Alliant Energy Electric 1,863.47
City of Chariton Landfill Closing Fees 170.00
City of Corydon Water Bills 229.50
Cook Insurance Prop/Liability Insurance 19/20 22,560.43
Dollar General Supplies 14.70
Gambles Parts & Supplies 23.95
IPERS IPERS 121.27
Iowa Dept. of Public Health Pool License 70.00
LeCompte Memorial Library 2nd Half Annual Allocation 7,500.00
MasterCard Supplies 32.05
Midwest Sanitation & Recycling Garbage & Recycling- 2 mo. 23,650.04
Office Machines Company Supplies 114.99
Prairie Trails Museum Contribution for Grant 500.00
South Central Communications Telephone 280.08
Treasurer State of Iowa State W H 7.00
Wayco Arts Council Summer Concerts 2,500.00
Wayne County Newspapers Publications-2 mo. 826.92
Wayne County Sheriff Monthly Allocation 7,916.66
WRD Solid Waste Comm Quarterly Allocation 3,962.50
Net Payroll March 1 449.67
Federal Deposit March 1 40.24
Net Payroll March 15 378.39
Federal Deposit March 15 33.81
Net Payroll March 29 832.15
Federal Deposit March 29 65.47
TOTAL FUND 74,143.29
ROAD USE TAX FUND:
Agriland FS Fuel-2 mo. 1,558.51
Alliant Energy Electric 2,512.60
Avesis Optional Vision Insurance 10.64
B and D Corydon Parts & Supplies 30.10
Bruening Rock Products Road Rock 4,395.36
City of Corydon Water Bill 146.50
Cook Insurance Prop/Liability Insurance 19/20 5,701.00
Gambles Parts & Supplies 40.44
Holmes Tiling Inc Reimbursement 48.72
IPERS IPERS 159.08
Ideal Ready Mix Co Inc Cement Blocks 133.50
L W Electric Repaired Street Light 75.00
MasterCard Supplies 73.36
Norris Asphalt Paving Cold Patch 3,816.50
South Central Iowa Medical Ctr Physical 267.00
Treasurer State of Iowa State W H 77.00
Truck Equipment Inc Snow Plow Cutting Edge 226.96
Uline Safety Apparel 336.01
Wayne County Hospital Physical-Labs 295.00
Ziegler Inc Parts 140.21
Net Payroll March 1 258.97
Federal Deposit March 1 40.53
Net Payroll March 15 755.78
Federal Deposit March 15 167.90
Net Payroll March 29 862.53
Federal Deposit March 29 196.66
TOTAL FUND 22,325.86
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FUND:
Auxiant Insurance 37.50
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
IPERS IPERS 420.74
Wellmark Insurance 618.52
Wellmark Pershy & Fry Premiums 1,885.25
Federal Deposit March 1 65.04
Federal Deposit March 15 111.91
Federal Deposit March 30 145.23
TOTAL FUND FUND 3,289.59
LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FUND:
Wayne County Treasurer ½ L.O.S.T. 5,602.22
TOTAL FUND 5,602.22
WATER OPERATING FUND:
Agriland FS Fuel-2 mo 139.62
Alliant Energy Electric 507.15
Auxiant Insurance 37.50
B and D Corydon Parts & Supplies 32.39
Clayton’s Plumbing & Heating Parts 70.84
Cook Insurance Prop/Liability Insurance 19/20 8,444.15
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
IPERS IPERS 1,126.61
KLC Water leak repairs 3,575.00
Lockridge Lumber Parts & Supplies 57.76
Municipal Supply Inc Parts 2,314.88
Post Office Postage-Water Bills 210.89
Rathbun Regional Water Consumer Confidence Reports 100.00
Rathbun Regional Water Water 12,993.00
South Central Communications Telephone 61.18
Southern Iowa Plumbing Water Leak 495.00
Treasurer State of Iowa State W H 256.00
USA Bluebook Parts & Supplies 100.73
Wellmark Insurance 618.52
Net Payroll March 1 1,909.08
Federal Deposit March 1 555.87
Net Payroll March 15 1,650.73
Federal Deposit March 15 460.53
Net Payroll March 29 1,881.57
Federal Deposit March 29 593.57
TOTAL FUND 38,197.97
SEWER FUND:
Agriland FS Fuel-2 mo. 139.61
Alliant Energy Electric 2,566.90
Auxiant Insurance 75.00
Avesis Optional Vision Insurance 29.26
B and D Corydon Parts & Supplies 32.39
Cook Insurance Prop/Liability Insurance 19/20 6,548.42
Electric Pump Repair W. Life Station/Parts 6,493.29
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 10.80
IPERS IPERS 1,298.35
Lockridge Lumber Parts & Supplies 16.74
South Central Communications Telephone 80.94
South Central Iowa Medical Center Physical 149.00
Treasurer State of Iowa State W H 309.00
Treasurer State of Iowa Sales Tax 846.00
USA Bluebook Parts & Supplies 23.85
Wellmark Insurance 1,237.04
Net Payroll March 1 2,078.17
Federal Deposit March 1 647.28
Net Payroll March 15 2,007.69
Federal Deposit March 15 620.97
Net Payroll March 29 2,039.23
Federal Deposit March 29 584.58
TOTAL FUND 27,834.51
RURAL FIRE PROTECTION FUND:
Agriland FS Fuel-2 mo. 229.53
Alex Air Apparatus Inc Supplies 722.00
B and D Corydon Parts & Supplies 60.10
Bi-State Electronics Battery 230.00
Gambles Parts & Supplies 5.48
MFA Oil Company Fuel 94.36
TOTAL FUND 1,341.47
RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DONATION FUND:
Corydon/Allerton Chamber Scholarship Fund 500.00
Hy-Vee Supplies 64.20
TOTAL FUND 564.20
TOTAL DISBURSED $173,299.11

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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