8.21.19 Council Meeting Minutes
AUGUST 21, 2019
The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Dennis Moorman. Present were Council Members Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Others in attendance were Bill and Nancy Buss from Hall Engineering, Jared Chambers, City’s legal counsel Verle Norris, Guest Council Member John Rider, Fire Chief Bryan Wallace, clerk trainee Cheryl Mastin, Jen Reed from the Times Republican and the City clerk.
Nancy Buss advised the Council that plans and specs for both the Street Project 2019 and the Water Project 2019 are complete. The City will receive copies of both sets the first of next week.
Holmes made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-35, a Resolution Ordering Construction of the Water System Improvements-2019 Project in the City of Corydon, Iowa, Setting Public Hearing on Proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract and Estimated Cost and Directing Publication of Notice to Bidders. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.
Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-36, a Resolution Ordering Construction of the Corydon Street Improvements-2019 Project in the City of Corydon, Iowa, Setting Public Hearing on Proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract and Estimated Cost and Directing Publication of Notice to Bidders. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.
Buss advised the Council that the culvert on the east side of the road by the storm intakes at the cemetery will need to be extended and asked that the City check for an easement for that area.
Bids for both projects will be opened at City Hall on September 16th. The Water Improvement Project will be at 10:00 a.m. and the Street Improvement Project will be at 10:30 a.m. Public hearings will be held during the Council Meeting on September 18th.
The contract with Municipal Pipe Tool Co. for the Sewer Rehab Project was signed by the Mayor and City clerk.
Audience was given to Jared Chambers. Chambers asked if there had been any response to the Request for Proposals for the 2019 Condition Survey which was mailed to ten engineering firms. The clerk reported two phone calls from engineering firm, one of which plans to submit a proposal.
Jaeckel asked Chambers about progress connected to the McClure survey. Chambers advised the Council that the Housing Committee is putting together ideas to present to the cities in the county.
Rodgers asked Norris for an update on the property at 213 W. Jackson Street. Norris will have a resolution prepared for the Council’s consideration at the September 5th meeting which will declare the property a nuisance.
Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-34, a Resolution approving the 2018/2019 City Street Financial Report as presented and the submittal of said report to the State of Iowa. Rodgers seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.
Rodgers made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-37, a Resolution adopting Fraud Reporting Policy, Conflict of Interest Policy, and Procurement Policy as required by FEMA. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.
Holmes made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-38, a Resolution giving approval to advertise the appliances from the Le Compte Memorial Library building. Rodgers seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.
Bennett made the motion to approve the renewal of the liquor license for Hy-Vee. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.
The Mayor asked for good cause business.
Holmes asked Norris what the City could do about a freezer left in a garage at a vacant property. Holmes was concerned about the safety of the children in the area. Norris suggested that the clerk and Mayor file a Municipal Infraction with his office to resolve the problem.
Rodgers asked Norris how long it usually took to complete action from a 657a.10a. Norris replied around 90 days.
Moorman reported receiving a quote for a new oiler, the cost being $60,000. This was for information only.
Moorman advised the Council that he received a report on Saturday of a local business informing residents that City water needed to be boiled before use. Moorman called Rathbun water and was told that the water is safe to drink. Moorman also received a call from a resident stating that she was told that the water was not safe for pets. Moorman called a local vet and was told the water would not hurt pets.
The clerk reported that paperwork is available at City Hall for anyone wishing to run for office this November. Deadline for returning the forms to City Hall is September 19th at 5:00 p.m.
Rupe told the Council that he has received complaints about the dead tree at the cemetery. The clerk will get the removal scheduled with a tree service.
Rodgers has met with Kenny Banks, Wayne County Conservation representative, and asked about progress on the 28E agreement between WCC and the City. The clerk asked the park committee to meet and discuss changes to the prior agreement. The 28E will then be submitted to Wayne County Conservation for their consideration before Council action is taken.
Rupe reported that the teeter-totter at the Walden Park playground is broken in half.
The clerk suggested that the Council consider scaling back the Guest Council Member Program. Jaeckel stated that he had someone in mind for next month and would be talking to them about serving.
Rupe made the motion to approve the minutes from the July 24th meeting. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes, and Rupe. Nays-none. Bennett and Rodgers abstained as they were absent.
Rupe made the motion to approve the minutes from the August 5th meeting. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none. Jaeckel abstained as he was absent.
Bennett made the motion to approve the clerk’s report as presented. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.
The City Clerk told the Council that Bill Bryns has asked that she advise the Council that he is working with IDOT for some type of caution light to be installed at the corner of Hyw 2 and S. Washington for fire dept safety.
Fire Chief Wallace stated that he would like to see a light that they could activate from the station before the trucks leave. He is working with Bryns and the IDOT.
The Fire Department fund raiser for Garrett and Heidi Jones raised a substantial amount to help with their expenses. Funds will be presented to them August 23rd.
Wallace reported progress on the tanker truck.
Lighting and signage has been ordered for the 2015 pickup transferred to the fire department from the police department.
Pump testing is coming up. The ‘85 pumper needs a lot of repairs which will have to be made before it will be able to pass testing.
An order has been placed for new fire gear. The gear is being purchased with a Wayne Community Foundation Grant.
Rider commented that he has observed fire department vehicles going over the speed limit past his house when leaving town on a fire call. Wallace thanked Rider for letting him know, he will talk to his department members.
The clerk reported that Caleb Housh from Lockridge Networks will be at the next council meeting in regards to placing an antenna on top of water tower.
The next regular meeting will be Thursday, September 5th at 7:00 p.m.