10-28-2020 Council Meeting Minutes


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CITY OF CORYDON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday October 28, 2020

 

The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Dennis Moorman.  Present were council members Christian, Holmes, Rodgers and Bennett. Present on the phone was Stan Rupe.  Others present were City Clerk Eva Moore, Jen Reed from the Times-Republican, Deputy Wiltamuth, City Attorney Verle Norris, and Brandon Trower City Crew.

Christian made the motion to approve the minutes from the previous regular meeting and special session meeting.  Rodgers seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

City Attorney Norris was present to discuss the process of municipal infractions with the council. The City Clerk will not be responsible for writing them and the process will remain the same with the City Attorney.

The council discussed the upcoming sewer rate increase and the ordinance update with the City Attorney.  Bennett made the motion to approve a $10 sewer rate increase effective Jan 1 instructing the City Attorney and the Clerk to draft a resolution for public hearing for the next council meeting. Holmes seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Rodgers made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-36, a resolution approving an application from Vance and Megan Purdun for TAX ABATEMENT UNDER THE CITY OF CORYDON’S URBAN REVITALIZATION PLAN for the property at 414 W. Jefferson in Corydon.  Christian seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Christian made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-37, a resolution updating previous Resolution 2018-37 to clarify fund transfers between the Fire Department and the Local Option Sales Tax Fund for the borrowed $54,289.63 in 3 annual payments.  Funds will be deducted from township payments and not the donation account.  Bennett seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Christian made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-38 with corrections to date and Finance committee, a resolution stating the Mayor’s appointments for the term January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021, updating employees due to turnover.  Rodgers seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Bennett made the motion to approve a quote for tire replacement for City vehicles, not to exceed $1911.02, and tabled the safety light quote for a future meeting.  Trower was instructed to obtain more quotes with municipality rates.  Holmes seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Rodgers made the motion to approve the Vetter Equipment quote for mower trade of $6500.00.  Christian seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Bennett made the motion to table the quote for $7300 to Municipal Supply for a water main repair part until Trower provided a hard copy quote for council review.  Christian seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Christian made the motion to approve $1848.00 for Leland McCormick, culvert piping supplies for the FEMA project.  Rodgers seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Christian made the motion to approve the Jetco invoice for $18,941.00 for the Water Main Building Project.  Bennett seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Rodgers made the motion to approve the Jackson Creek Enterprises invoice for $26,625.00 for water connections for the Water Main Building Project.  Christian seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Christian made the motion to approve the $2000.00 annual contribution to Chariton Valley Planning for assistance with future grants and grant writing services.  Holmes seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Rodgers made the motion to table the discussion regarding the Hospital wanting to rent Walden Building on Dec. 1, until the City Attorney was consulted.  Rupe seconded. Ayes: Bennett, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Christian abstained.  Nays:  none.

Christian made the motion to approve the next set of IMWCA online safety training modules for the City Crew.  Bennett seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Rodgers made the motion to table the City Crew’s list of items that can be sold from the shop until consulting with the City Attorney on what can be legally done with those items.  Christian seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Christian made the motion to approve the monthly financial report from LeCompte Memorial Library.  Rodgers seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Council discussed resident requests for additional street signs and children at play signs.  The Mayor suggested that the council purchase the MUTCD book to see what requirements and regulations were.  Trower would look for where to purchase the book.  The City ordinance regarding stop signs would need to be reviewed and/or updated.

Council discussed the cemetery bench request as well as the city cemetery ordinance. It was agreed that the council could approve benches at their discretion and would approve the recent request from the Moorman family.

Christian made the motion to approve the clerk’s report.  Rodgers seconded.  Ayes: Bennett, Christian, Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes.  Nays:  none.

Mayor Moorman asked for good cause business.  Rodgers inquired of Deputy Wiltamuth regarding a bike rodeo for a possible upcoming event.  Christian plans to consult Bill Byrns regarding the Disaster Plan to include the City of Corydon.  Rodgers inquired as to if the city crew had pumped the water out of the newly acquired nuisance property by the movie theater as potential buyers were wanting to view.  The Mayor announced his resignation effective October 30.

The City Clerk provided the council with the updated zoning commission member list as well as updates regarding roll off costs to clean up nuisance properties.  The clerk also announced that the utility billing clerk had also provided a resignation letter effective November 6 and asked for the council’s approval to place a help wanted ad in the newspaper.

The next regular meeting will be Monday November 9, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Dennis Moorman
Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

Eva Moore
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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