1.22.20 Council Meeting Minutes


Category: News.

January 22, 2020

The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Dennis Moorman. Present were Council Members Dawn Christian, Nathan Bennett, Kenny Holmes, Stan Rupe, and Amber Rodgers. Also in attendance were Jen Reed-Times-Republican, Brandon Trower-City Crew Lead, and Cheryl Mastin – Clerk in training.

Holmes made a motion to approve Invoice #3 from MSA Professional Services Inc for the amount of $8,555.00 for work done on the 2019 Condition Survey from December 18, 2019 through January 8, 2020. Rodgers seconded. Ayes- Christian, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays- none.

Rupe made a motion to approve the liquor license renewal for Gasland Express. Seconded by Bennett. Ayes- Christian, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays- none.

Rodgers made a motion to approve Resolution 2020-04, a resolution approving the Application for Tax Abatement Under the City of Corydon’s Urban Revitalization Plan from Chariton Valley Regional Housing Trust Fund Inc for improvements made at 603 S West Street. Rupe seconded. Ayes- Christian, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays- none.

Rodgers made a motion to approve Resolution 2020-05, a resolution approving the Application for Tax Abatement Under the City of Corydon’s Urban Revitalization Plan from Scott Schick for a new detached garage at 770 Lakeview Drive. Bennett seconded. Ayes- Christian, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays- none.

Christian gave the second reading with corrections of ORDINANCE 340, AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING CHAPTER 10.46 OF THE CORYDON MUNICIPAL CODE TO REGULATE THE USE OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES, SNOWMOBILES, MINI BIKES AND GO-KARTS IN THE CITY OF CORYDON, IOWA. After some discussion it was decided to request a more precise schedule of penalties not such a wide range.

Bennett gave the first reading of ORDINANCE 341, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 10.42 OF THE CORYDON MUNICIPAL CODE TO REGULATE THE USE OF GOLF CARTS IN THE CITY OF CORYDON, IOWA. The Council requested a more precise schedule of penalties.

Holmes made a motion to approve the 2019 Airport Report. Seconded by Rodgers. Ayes- Christian, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays- none.

Holmes made a motion to approve a request from Wayne County Hospital to erect a light pole on the south side of Highway 2 in front of the new pharmacy that will direct light both on their parking lot and Highway 2. Jeff Royer with Alliant Energy said it would mean removing 2 street lights on the north side of Highway 2 because they are linked with the light in question. Rupe seconded. Ayes- Christian, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays- none.

Rupe made a motion to approve a request from Car Quest to display an inflatable oil filter in the south part of the courtyard from February 17–21, 2020. Bennett seconded. Ayes- Christian, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays- none.

In other good cause business; 1) Mayor Moorman stated that he’d received several complements on the City Crews efforts to remove snow around town. Bennett concurred but stated more sand could be put down where the ice was heavy. 2) Moorman also presented a complaint he received on the Bartolomei building again. Birds, cats and other varmints have full run of the building as the doors and windows are open and/or broken out. 3) Moorman reported that an ad for the oil tank at the elk pen has been posted with Iowa League of Cities. 4) Rodgers asked that we move forward with changing the City Code section on how customers are billed for water/sewer/garbage when the residence has been owned/occupied by 2 different parties for a billing period. Mastin reported that
she had been looking into options based on what other cities do, as well as determining what our current software is able to do. She will continue working on it and present information to the Council at the next regular meeting. 5) Rupe reported that someone has been riding an ATV on the hill by the Elk Pen. 6) Bennett reported that the City Hall computers are in need of updating. The towers are old and the operating systems just became obsolete. He will work with Mastin and put together some options and pricing. 7) Moorman gave an update on pending actions on nuisance properties. 8) Christian asked if the City had a policy of conducting internal audits when an employee leaves and, if not, she would like for it to be considered.

Rodgers made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and clerk’s report. Seconded by Rupe. Ayes- Christian, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe and Rodgers. Nays- none.

Trower reported that he and Davis had just attended a CEU Water Class. The City is currently out of sand and are looking for places where they can buy some. The next bay that they put in will hold a season’s supply of sand.

A Budget Work Session was scheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:00p.m.
Next regular meeting Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Dennis Moorman
Mayor

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Cheryl L Mastin







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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