Mayor Rodney Parham called the first regular Corydon City Council meeting of 2018 to order at 7 p.m. on Jan. 4. All council members were present with the exception of Stan Rupe.
This meeting opened as a public hearing “to advise the public of the satisfaction of the two USDA loans for the daycare and the City’s intent to issue a deed to the Wayne County Hospital for the daycare property as per the 2001 agreement.” City Clerk Ann Stevens stated that City Hall had not received verbal nor written comments. Eric Jaeckel moved to close the public hearing. Nathan Bennett seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
The meeting then proceeded as normally. No items were brought forth during the open forum.
Resolution 2018-01, a resolution stating the Mayor’s appointments for the 2018/19 term, was the first resolution up. Jaeckel moved it for approval. Bennett seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution 2018-02, a resolution approving the conveyance of a deed to the Wayne County Hospital for the daycare property, was next. Jaeckel moved to approve the resolution, Bennett seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution 2018-03, a resolution approving the Professional Services Agreement with Hall Engineering for engineering fees for the new water plant building, followed. The cost of this would be $19,635. It includes the engineering and designing necessary to get the system running. Kenny Holmes moved it for approval. Dennis Moorman seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
Resolution 2018-04, a resolution approving the Professional Services Agreement with Hall Engineering for preparation of a report on the BiO2 Solution system, was the final resolution. The cost of this is not to exceed $9,200. Jaeckel moved for it to be approved. Holmes seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
Moorman moved to renew the liquor license for Casey’s General Store. Holmes seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
It was reported by Mayor Parham that both large plow trucks broke down the first time they went out. Mayor Parham has looked at some trucks online, but he stated that they are all very expensive. Discussion followed on how to get by until replacement trucks could be found.
Jaeckel moved to approve the minutes of the last meeting and the treasurer’s report. Holmes seconded. Motion passed, with Moorman abstaining.
Jaeckel moved to allow the unpaid/prepaid bills. Bennett seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
City Clerk Stevens reminded the council of the work session taking place Jan 17 at 6 p.m. The library will be discussed and a rough first draft of the budget should be available.
There were 118 fire calls in 2017. That is up from 59 in 2016. Part of that is due to an increase in the number of controlled burns this year. The Firefighter One class is underway. It should be finished by late April, early May.
The next meeting was set for Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.