11.07.19 – Council Meeting Minutes

Category: News.

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.

General Fund receipts 131,726.17
Road Use Tax Fund receipts 19,701.45
Employee Benefits Fund receipts 16,542.31
Emergency Fund receipts 3,030.19
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 Fund receipts 27,303.53
Sewer Sinking Fund receipts 23,953.00
Rural Fire Protection Fund receipts 5,855.00
Swimming Pool Project Fund receipts 2,000.00
AFLAC Optional Insurance 30.94
Agriland FS Inc Fuel 354.64
Alliant Energy Electric 732.18
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
Bunnell, Scott Mowing 2,850.00
City of Chariton Landfill Closing Fees 170.00
City of Corydon Water 343.00
Clayton Plumbing & Heating Supplies 139.12
Dollar General Supplies 43.75
gWORKS 2020 License Fee 1,700.00
Iowa Prison Industries Signs & Supplies 42.70
LeCompte Memorial Library ½ Allocation 7,500.00
Lockridge Lumber Supplies 244.36
MasterCard Operating Supplies 217.52
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
TOTAL FUND: 48,635.99
Productivity Plus Mower Parts 285.56
TOTAL FUND: 285.56
Seymour Herald Thank You 40.00
AFLAC Optional Insurance 76.96
Alliant Energy Electric 2,467.60
Avesis Insurance 10.64
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
Gambles Supplies 17.96
Grimes Repair Parts/Repair 90.00
Hotsy Cleaning Systems Equipment Repair 870.58
Iowa Prison Industries Signs & Supplies 317.24
Lockridge Lumber Supplies 126.60
MFA Incorporated Supplies 17.52
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
Ziegler Inc Repair 303.19
Net Payroll October 11 921.02
Federal Deposit October 11 159.74
Net Payroll October 25 963.45
Federal Deposit October 25 169.81
TOTAL FUND: 13,349.49
Auxiant Insurance 90.00
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 16.20
Wellmark Insurance 1,855.56
Wellmark Pershy & Fry Premiums 1,266.73
Federal Deposit October 11 355.12
Federal Deposit October 25 335.94
TOTAL FUND: 4,785.64
Wayne County Treasurer ½ L.O.S.T. 4,747.80
Ziegler Inc Skid Loader 33,300.00
TOTAL FUND: 38,047.80
AFLAC Option Insurance 153.04
Alliant Energy Electric 144.42
Auxiant Insurance 30.00
Avesis Optional Vision Insurance 10.64
B and D Automotive Supplies 34.12
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
gWORKS License Fee 1,600.00
Iowa One Call Locates 90.00
Keystone Laboratories Tests 38.00
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
Wellmark Insurance 618.52
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
TOTAL FUND: 27,048.83
Barrett, Jennifer Water Deposit Refund 6.23
AFLAC Optional Insurance 76.96
Alliant Energy Electric 2,333.72
Auxiant Insurance 30.00
B and D Automotive Supplies 15.21
Bunnell, Scott Mowing 140.00
DMACC Water/Wastewater Training 1,000.00
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
gWORKS 2020 License Fee 1,600.00
Keystone Laboratories Test 252.00
MFA Incorporated Supplies 80.30
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
Wellmark Insurance 618.52
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
TOTAL FUND: 10,960.35
B and D Automotive Supplies 198.30
Clayton Plumbing & Heating Supplies 2.34
DANKO Emergency Equipment Parts & Labor 4,886.37
Gambles Supplies 43.46
MFA Oil Company Fuel 180.30
MasterCard Operating Supplies 160.49
TOTAL FUND: 5,471.26
MasterCard Operating Supplies 272.93
TOTAL FUND: 272.93

Dennis Moorman


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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