7.24.19 Council Meeting Minutes
JULY 24, 2019
The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Dennis Moorman. Present were Council members Jaeckel, Holmes, and Rupe. Bennett and Rodgers were absent. Others in attendance were Jared Chambers, David Rhodes, Don Seams, Verle Norris, John Rider, Jen Reed from the Times Republican and the City clerk.
Chambers advised the Council that the committee has approved the Council’s proposed changes to the document “Request for Proposals 2019 Streets Condition Survey, City of Corydon, Iowa”, and would like to move forward with mailing the RFP’s to engineering firms.
Holmes made the motion to approve submitting the RFP’s as amended with the deadline date for proposals to be September 3rd at 4:00 p.m. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.
David Rhodes was present to talk with the Council about a countywide nuisance ordinance and code enforcement officer. Rhodes would like to see the Council adopt the ordinance and hire him to take care of nuisance properties within the City.
Jaeckel made the motion to approve the alcohol permit for the Old Settlers hospitality tent and for waiving the parking restrictions during the Old Settlers Celebration. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.
Holmes made the motion to approve the June financial report from LeCompte Memorial Library as presented. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.
Jaeckel made the motion to table the consideration of membership to Chariton Valley Planning & Development Council. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none. This item will be moved to the August 5th meeting.
Holmes made the motion to authorize action under Iowa Code Sec. 657A.10A for the property at 212 W. Jackson Street, Corydon, Iowa, and to take possession. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.
The clerk reported that Wayne County Conservation has asked the City to consider the 28E Agreement first presented in 2016. The 28E agreement has been sent to the City’s legal counsel for an opinion.
Moorman told the Council that the last state truck purchased has a knuckle boom. He would like to look at getting a man basket and get rid of the bucket truck. He also suggested keeping the best of the old plow trucks and selling the other one.
Moorman passed out information on oil distributors. He feels the City will need this to help maintain the new asphalt streets after the improvement project is complete.
Jaeckel asked about the bulge on the north side of square. Moorman said the City crew could heat the bulge and scrape it level or the skid loader miller could be used to level.
The guest Council Member for August will be John Rider.
Rupe made the motion to approve the minutes and clerk’s report. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes, and Rupe. Nays-none.
The City clerk advised the Council that Cheryl Mastin has accepted the offer of $15.00 an hour to begin training for the City clerk position. She will be starting August 1st.
The Council gave approval for the City crew to attend sewer classes in October. Holmes and Pershy will be available as needed.
The clerk reported that the permit to start construction on the water building has been received from the IDNR.
The Council asked that a request from a City resident to ban fireworks within the City limits be added to a future agenda.
The Council will meet with Hall Engineering on Wednesday, July 31st at 7:00 p.m. to address the street project.
The next regular meeting will be Monday, August 5th at 7:00 p.m.