11.07.19 – Council Meeting Minutes
NOVEMBER 7, 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 Kyle Hampton, Katelyn Corsentino, Shawn Hook, Mark Winslow, Brandon Trower, clerk in training Cheryl Mastin, the City clerk and newspaper representatives.
Katelyn Corsentino was present to ask the Council to consider changing the Ordinance that allows the City to issue a minimum bill to both the landlord and the tenant when a residence is rented in the middle of the billing cycle.
Jaeckel made the motion to approve Payment Request #1 from Municipal Pipe Tool Co., Inc for the amount of $24,407.68, for the Sanitary Sewer Rehab-2019 project. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.
The sealed bids were opened for the advertised equipment. Bids were received as follows:
|1991 International 4700 truck and snow plow||Paul Alexander $ 1,100.00||Stewart Everman $2,111.00|
|Lincoln Grease Gun-including 2 batteries and charger||Stewart Everman $10.00|
|2-Belly blades & brackets||Stewart Everman $20.00 each|
|3 Echo Weed eaters||Jacob Clark $5.00 for 1||Laredo Davis $10.00 for 2|
|230 AC/280 DC Welder w/leads||Stewart Everman $50.00||Laredo Davis $20.00|
Jaeckel made the motion to approve the high bid for each of the items. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.
The clerk presented the health insurance renewal for 2020 for the City employees. Bennett made the motion to approve the renewal of health insurance for the City employees with a premium increase of 7.31%. Rodgers seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.
The Council discussed Ordinances regarding Golf Carts and ATV/UTVs. Rates were discussed and opinions given. The clerk was instructed to call more cities the size of Corydon and gather information.
The Mayor advised the Council that he has received comments from residents in regards to having three full time employees currently at City Hall. Moorman reminded the Council that Stevens had told the Council she was looking to retire in August of 2020. It was the consensus of the Council at that time to hire trainee to start the first of August 2019. The Council agreed to continue as planned.
Moorman advised that the City of Humeston has not yet been able to look at the old oil tank.
Rupe thanked the City crew for helping with the mats around the merry-go-round at the Walden Park Playground. The mats were provided by donation funds from the Besco memorial.
The purchase of safety apparel for the City crew was discussed at length. An amount is set aside each budget year, to purchase apparel that meets the State high visibility safety codes. Trower asked that the Council consider allowing the purchase of other items such as coveralls. The Council agreed to the purchase however, City of Corydon must be visibly printed on each item.
Moorman advised the Council that he, Bennett, Stevens, and Mastin met with legal counsel regarding nuisance properties. Norris advised that when declaring a building a nuisance, an evaluation by a structural engineer (a professional assessment) is needed to prove the building’s condition for legal action. The evaluation is also used to specify the actions an owner would need to take to abate the nuisance.
After much discussion regarding who should pay for a structural engineer’s evaluation, the Council agreed that the City would not be responsible for payment for buildings not owned by the City; however the City would take legal action if a structural engineer’s evaluation was provided.
Holmes made the motion to enforce the nuisance code following an evaluation by a structural engineer. Rodgers seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.
Rodgers made the motion to approve the minutes and treasurer’s report as presented. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.
Bennett made the motion to allow the prepaid and unpaid bills. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers.
The clerk reported that MSA has set a work session for 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 14th to show the Council and the committee of the Donor Advised Fund of the Wayne Community Foundation the results of their study for the Condition Survey-2019 project. This meeting will be open to the public.
Copies of the 2018/2019 Annual Financial report were provided to each of the Council Members.
The Council discussed increasing the water deposit amount to $250.
Hall Engineering has advised the City of work that East Penn is planning to do at the northwest corner of their property, which borders the Corydon Lake Park. The improvements have been engineered and East Penn will be paying for all improvements. The clerk advised the Council that both Tom Rockhold and Kenny Banks with Wayne County Conservation have been notified of the work. The Council agreed that this is a win-win situation for everyone.
The clerk also advised the Council that the City is responsible for putting together a Correct Count Committee for the 2020 census. It is suggested that the committee include people from local organizations, churches, and Council.
Rupe made the motion to allow the purchase of a Vivax locator for the price of $4,350. Jaeckel seconded. Ayes-Jaeckel, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays-none.
Trower reported that both he and Clark have finished sewer classes and will be scheduling tests for Sewer 1 certification.
The next regular meeting will be held Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
|Road Use Tax Fund||receipts||19,701.45|
|Employee Benefits Fund||receipts||16,542.31|
|Local Option Sales Tax Fund||receipts||9,495.59|
|Debt Service Fund||receipts||77,267.00|
|Capital Project Fund-Streets||receipts||1,046.02|
|Water Operating Fund||receipts||39,292.00|
|Water Debt Service Fund||receipts||6,307.00|
|Water Deposit Fund||receipts||1,000.00|
|Sewer Sinking Fund||receipts||23,953.00|
|Rural Fire Protection Fund||receipts||5,855.00|
|Swimming Pool Project Fund||receipts||2,000.00|
|Agriland FS Inc||Fuel||354.64|
|Atomic Termite & Pest Control||Community Bldg||125.00|
|Avesis||Optional Vision Insurance||29.26|
|Belson Outdoors, LLC||Picnic Table Frames||1,366.74|
|Boland Recreation||Dyna Play Mats||1,556.00|
|City of Chariton||Landfill Closing Fees||170.00|
|City of Corydon||Water||343.00|
|Clayton Plumbing & Heating||Supplies||139.12|
|gWORKS||2020 License Fee||1,700.00|
|Iowa Prison Industries||Signs & Supplies||42.70|
|LeCompte Memorial Library||½ Allocation||7,500.00|
|Midwest Sanitation & Recycling||Garbage Fees||11,887.63|
|Norris, Verle||Legal Fees||1,325.80|
|Office Machines Company||Copy Paper||84.00|
|Peck, Wade||Pool Mowing||760.00|
|South Central Communications||Phone||279.69|
|Treasurer State of Iowa||State W H||202.00|
|Treasurer State of Iowa||Sales Tax||969.00|
|Wayne County Newspapers||Legals & Publications||754.30|
|Wayne County Newspapers||Subscription||34.00|
|Wayne County Sheriff||Law Enforcement Contract||7,916.66|
|Wellmark||Pershy & Fry Premiums||618.52|
|Net Payroll||October 11||2,600.76|
|Federal Deposit||October 11||512.71|
|Net Payroll||October 25||2,353.87|
|Federal Deposit||October 25||475.36|
|GOLF SHED RENT FUND:|
|Productivity Plus||Mower Parts||285.56|
|LEARN TO SWIM FUND:|
|Seymour Herald||Thank You||40.00|
|ROAD USE TAX FUND:|
|B and D Automotive||Supplies||571.57|
|Bruening Rock Products||Class A Road Rock||4,279.01|
|Coddington Inc||Erosion Stone||539.76|
|City of Corydon||Water||70.00|
|Clayton Plumbing & Heating||Supplies||12.65|
|gWORKS||2020 License Fee||500.00|
|Hotsy Cleaning Systems||Equipment Repair||870.58|
|Iowa Prison Industries||Signs & Supplies||317.24|
|RJ’s Automotive LLC||Truck Repair||324.99|
|SNE Towing and Repair LLC||Parts||84.50|
|Southern Iowa Oil||Cylinder and fill||131.00|
|The Machinery Barn||Supplies||72.10|
|Treasurer State of Iowa||State W H||91.00|
|Net Payroll||October 11||921.02|
|Federal Deposit||October 11||159.74|
|Net Payroll||October 25||963.45|
|Federal Deposit||October 25||169.81|
|EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FUND:|
|GIS Benefits||Life Insurance||16.20|
|Wellmark||Pershy & Fry Premiums||1,266.73|
|Federal Deposit||October 11||355.12|
|Federal Deposit||October 25||335.94|
|LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FUND:|
|Wayne County Treasurer||½ L.O.S.T.||4,747.80|
|Ziegler Inc||Skid Loader||33,300.00|
|WATER OPERATING FUND:|
|Avesis||Optional Vision Insurance||10.64|
|B and D Automotive||Supplies||34.12|
|GIS Benefits||Life Insurance||5.40|
|Iowa One Call||Locates||90.00|
|Post Office||Postage-Water Bills||210.42|
|Rathbun Regional Water||Water||12,492.00|
|South Central Communications||Phone||61.94|
|Storey Kenworthy||Utility Bills||321.18|
|Treasurer State of Iowa||State W H||150.00|
|Treasurer State of Iowa||Water Excise Tax||6,046.00|
|Net Payroll||October 11||1,584.58|
|Federal Deposit||October 11||532.86|
|Net Payroll||October 25||1,648.21|
|Federal Deposit||October 25||556.85|
|WATER DEPOSIT FUND:|
|Barrett, Jennifer||Water Deposit Refund||6.23|
|SEWER OPERATING FUND:|
|B and D Automotive||Supplies||15.21|
|GIS Benefits||Life Insurance||5.40|
|gWORKS||2020 License Fee||1,600.00|
|South Central Communications||Phone||82.12|
|Storey Kenworthy||Utility Bills||321.17|
|Treasurer State of Iowa||State W H||111.00|
|Treasurer State of Iowa||Sales Tax||809.00|
|Trower, Brandon||Reimburse/Meals & Lodging||249.82|
|Net Payroll||October 11||1,051.70|
|Federal Deposit||October 11||275.24|
|Net Payroll||October 25||1,140.61|
|Federal Deposit||October 25||306.99|
|RURAL FIRE PROTECTION FUND:|
|B and D Automotive||Supplies||198.30|
|Clayton Plumbing & Heating||Supplies||2.34|
|DANKO Emergency Equipment||Parts & Labor||4,886.37|
|MFA Oil Company||Fuel||180.30|
|RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DONATION FUND:|