9.19.18 – Council Meeting Minutes


Category: News.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Rodney Parham. Present were Council Members Moorman, Holmes and Rupe. Council members Jaeckel and Bennett were absent. Others in attendance were Nancy Buss from Hall Engineering, Devon and Amber Rodgers, Melody Matlock, Fire Chief Bryan Wallace, Police Chief Allen Fry, Police officer Tyler Jeffrey, Deputy Clerk Laticia Stewart, newspaper representatives and the City clerk.

Nancy Buss from Hall Engineering presented the Council with updated pricing for the SAGR waste water system improvements.

Moorman made the motion to approve Resolution 2018-38, a resolution designating the SAGR system for the waste water system improvements. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Moorman, Holmes, and Rupe. Nays-none.

Melody Matlock presented the Council with a bill for auto repairs. Matlock hit a pot hole in front of her house on E. Jackson during the last downpour.

Jaeckel arrived.

After discussion, Moorman made the motion to decline payment of the bill. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

Amber and Devon Rodgers appeared before the Council to express their concerns regarding issues around the City and to present information they felt would be beneficial to the Council. The Rodgers’ were encouraged to attend more meetings.

Jaeckel made the motion to set Beggars’ Nite for Wednesday, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

The Council considered the information received from Speer Financial in regards to GO Bonding for sewer and street improvements. Jaeckel made the motion for the City to direct Speer Financial to proceed with a ten (10) year bond for street improvements. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none. Moorman abstained.

Moorman asked if the quotes for street improvements have come in yet. City Hall has received the quote from Manatt’s, but not from Norris Asphalt as yet.

Mayor Parham advised the Council that East Penn has requested that the City fill their 300,000 gallon fire suppression tank without charges. Holmes made the motion to fill the tank at no charge. Moorman seconded. Ayes-Moorman, Holmes and
Rupe. Nays-none. Jaeckel abstained.

Jaeckel stated that he was asked to address the Council about removing the “No Parking 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.” signs throughout town. The other Council members agreed that this would not be a good idea.

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

The clerk presented the Council with Tyler Jeffrey’s resignation, which stated that his last shift with the City will be September 20th.

Mayor Parham read Chief Allen Fry’s notice of retirement. Fry’s last day on duty will be October 1st. There will be an open house celebrating his retirement at Walden Park, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., that day.

Fire Chief Wallace reported that the Corydon Fire Department took 3rd place at fire convention and also, the new equipment has a delivery date of October 8th.

Council Member Jaeckel made the motion to go into closed session per Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (i) at an employee’s request. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Moorman, Holmes and Rupe. Nays-none.

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

A work session was scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

The next regular meeting will be Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor
Rodney Parham

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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