9.18.19 Council Meeting Minutes


Category: News.

SEPTEMBER 18, 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 Nancy Buss from Hall Engineering, Delvin Dresser, Earle Pescatore, Beatrize Dantzler, Bill Pardock, Karen Mattley, Cathy Couchman, Jared Chambers, employees Clark, Davis, Trower and Mastin, Jen Reed from the Time Republican and the City clerk.

Nancy Buss advised the Council that although a permit has been issued for the Water Systems Improvements-2019 Project, an IDNR review of the plans has shown the need for additional engineering/site work in areas where a water main and storm sewer cross. This is a new requirement that has come about in the last 30 days. Because of this, the bids for this project were not opened on September 16th as scheduled. A variance request has been sent to the IDNR for their consideration. . Buss suggested that the Council reschedule the Public Hearing for October 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

Holmes made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-42, a Resolution rescheduling the Public Hearing regarding of the Water System Improvements -2019 Project in the City of Corydon, Iowa, for Proposed Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract and Estimated Cost and directing Publication of Notice to Bidders, with a date change from October 7th to October 23rd. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to open the public hearing regarding the Street Improvement Project 2019. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. The City clerk advised that there were neither oral nor written comments received at City Hall.

Buss informed the Council that one bid was received for the project. Norris Asphalt Paving Co., LC submitted a bid for $998,046.50. Construction will not be started until spring. The project will have a June 15th substantial completion date with an exception for surface restoration.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-41, a resolution Ordering Award of Contract and Authorizing Execution accepting the bid from Norris Asphalt Paving Co., LC for the amount of $998,046.50. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to close the public hearing for the Street Improvement Project 2019. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to open the public hearing regarding the property at 212 W. Jackson Street. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none. The City clerk advised that City Hall received no oral or written comments.

The Mayor asked if there were any comments from the audience. Bill Pardock, owner of the property, asked to address the Council. Pardock stated that he does not feel that the property is a nuisance and asked for additional time to make repairs to the building. Karen Mattley advised the Council that the building is a nuisance, and stated that a least one window of the building has been open for the last 13 years.

Jaeckel made the motion to close the public hearing regarding the property at 212 W. Jackson Street. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-43, a resolution declaring the property at 212 W. Jackson to be a nuisance. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe. Nays-none. Rodgers abstained because of a potential conflict of interest.

Earle Pescatore was present to reinforce the Council’s action in regards to the property at 215 N. West Street. The backyard is full of debris and has not been mowed. Pescatore has observed animals coming and going from the house.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-44, a resolution setting a public hearing for October 7th regarding nuisance abatement at 215 N. West Street. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Rodgers made the motion to open the public hearing regarding the RFP for the 2019 Condition Survey. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jared Chambers advised the Council that the a Donor Advised Fund of the Wayne Community Foundation has asked that the Council accept the proposal from MSA Professional Services Inc. to conduct the Condition Survey. Further, the Wayne Community Foundation has offered to reimburse the City for the cost of $29,200. In exchange for this reimbursement, the Foundation would like affirmation that the City is committed to implementing the plan and pursuing available funding sources for street improvements once the plan is completed. Chambers stressed that it is not the Wayne Community Foundation that is paying for the survey, but an anonymous donor. Also, that the donor has offered to pay for the survey only.

After discussion, Jaeckel made the motion to close the public hearing. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Rodgers made the motion to approve Resolution 2019-45, a resolution accepting the proposal from MSA Professional Services Inc with the affirmation that the City is committed to implementing the plan. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The Council considered the sealed bids for the antique appliances. Two bids were received, Jacob Clark $256.50, Eric Jaeckel 205.00. Holmes made the motion to accept the bid from Clark for $256.50. Jaeckel 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 on November 9th & 10th from 9:00 a.m. Saturday to 10:00 a.m. Sunday for the Veterans walk. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve the renewal of the liquor license for Bowling Green Lanes. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to approve the wine licenses for two Casey’s General Stores. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

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

Holmes made the motion to accept the trade-in offer from Ziegler of $30,500 for the skid-loader and to proceed with the purchase of a new skid-loader for an additional $33,300. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to set Beggars Night on October 31st from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rodgers seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The Mayor asked for good cause business.

Rupe stated that it was good to see the dead tree down at the cemetery entrance.

Rodgers advised the clerk that she and Rupe have worked on the 28E between the City and Wayne County Conservation. A time will be set to work over the details with the City clerk for submittal to the Council for their approval at the October 7th council meeting.

Moorman reported finding two oil distributors that he feels are worth looking at. He plans to go look them over tomorrow.

At his request, Kyle Hampton was selected as October Guest Council Member.

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

The clerk advised the Council to look over the report from Liquid Engineering for water tower repairs.

The Council considered a request from an employee for a closed session pursuant to the Iowa Open Meeting Law, Section 21.5 (1) (i) of the Iowa Code.
i. To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual request a closed session.
Holmes made the motion to allow the closed session. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

Jaeckel made the motion to come out of closed session. Rodgers seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, October 7th, 2019 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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