5.22.19 Council Meeting Minutes


Category: News.

MAY 22, 2019

Present were Council Members Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Mayor Moorman, and guest Council Member Nick Emerson. Others in attendance were Heidi Bellon, Harriett Gustafson, Glenn Williamson, Leona Darrah, Bill and Nancy Buss from Hall Engineering, newspaper representatives and the City clerk.

At 7:01 p.m., Mayor Moorman called to order the Public hearing regarding action to institute proceedings to enter into a general fund municipal library lease agreement with lease payments thereunder in an amount not to exceed $100,000. The clerk reported no oral or written comments received by City Hall. There being no further objections or comments, Jaeckel made the motion close the public hearing. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-24, a Resolution approving and authorizing a General Fund Municipal Library Building Lease Agreement with lease payments thereunder in a principal amount not to exceed $100,000. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

At 7:03 p.m., Mayor Moorman called to order the Public Hearing regarding the proposed sale to Mike Thomas of the property located at 110 S. Franklin described as: Lot 4, in Block 21 of the Original Town of Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa, for the sum of $28,240.54. The clerk reported no oral or written comments received by City Hall. There being no further objections or comments, Holmes made the motion to close the public hearing. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-25, a Resolution approving and authorizing the sale to Mike Thomas of the property located at 110 S. Franklin described as: Lot 4, in Block 21 of the Original Town of Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa, for the sum of $28,240.54. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve the Offer to Buy Real Estate and Acceptance from Mike Thomas for the library building for the amount of $28,240.54. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve the Lease Agreement with Mike Thomas for library building. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

At 7:06 p.m., Mayor Moorman called to order the Public Hearing regarding the 2018/2019 Budget Amendment. The clerk explained the reasons for the budget amendment and reported no oral or written comments received by City Hall. There being no further objections or comments, Jaeckel made the motion to close the public hearing. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-26, a Resolution approving the 2018/2019 Budget Amendment as published. Rodgers seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Hall Engineering presented a slide show of the twelve proposed project areas for street improvements. The Council discussed additional improvements to make, and cancelled four project areas. Hall will attend the June 10th meeting with revisions and cost changes.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve the agreement with Faller, Kincheloe & Co., PLC to perform the audit for 2018/2019 fiscal year. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Rupe made the motion to approve the new five year contract with Municipal Pipe Tool Co. LLC for sewer maintenance. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve the request from The Alley Cat to close the alley the evening of June 1st for a concert and for August 8th, 9th and 10th for Old Settlers. Rodgers seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

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

Mayor Moorman reported a meeting with ITC. Work on the new sub station should be starting soon.

Rodgers reported attending an Iowa League of Cities Nuisance Meeting. She will have more details and information later.

The clerk advised the Council that the local “Yard of the Month” programs are sponsored by local garden clubs.

Mayor Moorman advised the Council of problems regarding a house owned by Moorman Family Properties. Moorman withdrew himself and turned the situation over to Trower and the Council to be addressed.

The Council discussed candidates for Guest Council Member for the month of June.

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

The clerk reported that the City has been informed that the Rea Hotel will be considered by the State National Register Nominations Review Committee for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Council decided to continue estimating the water consumption at Schroeder Field rather than spend $780 for a pit and pit meter which would be in use during ball season only.

The clerk reported that timed locks for the outside restrooms at Walden Park would run around $500 each. The Council suggested installing cameras in the area to reduce the vandalism.

The IDNR has contacted Fire Chief Wallace about placing a deer dump station at the Fire Station on S. Washington. The dump station would be in place during three weeks in December (1st and 2nd deer season). After discussion, the Council asked the clerk to suggest that the dumpster be placed on the concrete slab at the Corydon Lake Park.

The clerk has received notice from Ahlers and Cooney that Senate File 283 will go into effect on July 2nd, 2019. File 283 increases the amount of “benefit” that city employees and officers may receive under a contract for the purchase of goods and services from $2,500 to $6,000 per fiscal year.

The council approved the request to have four trees removed from the courtyard. The low bid of $2,500 was from Tom’s Tree Service. Corydon Community Betterment Inc has agreed to pay $1,000 towards the cost of removal. The Council decided to pay the tree service to clean up rather than tie up the City crew for a couple of days.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, June 10th 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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