2.6.20 – Council Meeting Minutes


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REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Mayor Pro-tem Nathan Bennett called to order the Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Property Tax Levy for FY-2021. Present were Council Members Christian, Holmes and Rodgers. Mayor Moorman and Council Member Rupe were absent. Others present were Fire Chief Wallace, Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Wiltamuth, Rhonda Bennett from the Times-Republican and Cheryl Mastin. Mastin reported that the notice of the Proposed Property Tax Levy for FY-2021 had been published and posted as required. As of the meeting time, City Hall had received neither oral nor written comments concerning said levy.

Holmes made a motion to close the public hearing. Rodgers seconded. Ayes – Christian, Holmes and Rodgers. Nays – none.

Mayor Pro-tem Nathan Bennett called the regular meeting of the Corydon City Council to order at 7:05p.m. The attendees listed above remained present.

Randy Sharp was not present to discuss his City utility bill.

Deputy Wiltamuth was present to inform the Council that the Sheriff’s Department was having a K-9 fund-raiser at the Walden Park Community Building on Sunday, February 23rd and to ask if the Council would consider forgoing the rental cost in support of the fund-raiser. Holmes made the motion to waive the rental fee with the understanding that if cleaning is needed after the event the City may charge a nominal cleaning fee. Rodgers seconded. Ayes – Christian, Holmes and Rodgers. Nays – none.

Rodgers made the motion and Holmes seconded to approve the offer of the Utility Billing Clerk’s position to candidate #2. Ayes – Christian, Holmes and Rodgers. Nays – none.

Holmes made a motion to approve the purchase of a new snow plow for truck #1 from Truck Equipment, Inc in the amount of $5,853.70. Rodgers seconded. Ayes – Christian, Holmes and Rodgers. Nays – none. It was noted that the plow will easily switch from one truck to another if needed.

Holmes made a motion to approve Resolution 2020-06, a resolution setting the maximum property tax levy for FY-20/21 at 18.20983%. This is a decrease of 1.73% from FY-19/20. Rodgers seconded. Ayes – Christian, Holmes and Rodgers. Nays – none.

Rodgers made a motion to approve the Annual Roll-Off Reports from Hill’s Sanitation and C & E Trucking. Christian seconded. Ayes – Christian, Holmes and Rodgers. Nays – none.

Rodgers made a motion to approve Resolution 2020-07, a resolution setting the public hearing to approve the preliminary 20/21 Budget. Public Hearing is set for 7:00p.m., Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Corydon City Hall. Seconded by Christian. Ayes – Christian, Holmes and Rodgers. Nays – none.

Motion made by Christian and seconded by Rodgers to approve the changing of approved signatures on all financial accounts from Ann Stevens to Cheryl Mastin. Ayes – Christian, Holmes and Rodgers. Nays – none.

Holmes mad a motion to approve December and January monthly financial reports from LeCompte Memorial Library. Seconded by Christian. Ayes – Christian, Holmes and Rodgers. Nays – none.

In other good cause business; (1) Rodgers reported that the 28E Agreement with Wayne County Conservation was nearing completion. She has been working with Conservation staff on matters concerning Corydon Lake Park. It was reported to her that a tree limb had fallen onto some of the playground equipment and she asked if the Clerk could check to see if there was any insurance coverage on it before proceeding with any repair or replacement. Rodgers also requested a progress report on the grant application being submitted for the Elk Pen area. (2) Bennett reported that he recently attended a Housing Committee meeting and although the progress is slow the committee is beginning to make some progress towards goals. He also wanted to stress to everyone the importance of completing the Census questionnaires with the utmost accuracy. He encouraged everyone to make a point of speaking with friends, family and others they come in contact with to be sure they completed the Census and filled it out correctly.

Mastin reported to the Council that there was an error on the Treasurer’s report that she was unable to get resolved before the start of the meeting. She was waiting on a call from the software company to get the item deleted. Rodgers made a motion to approve the minutes and to approve the Treasurer’s report contingent upon the correction of the error and proof of that at the next council meeting. Holmes seconded. Ayes – Christian, Holmes and Rodgers. Nays – none.

Holmes made a motion to allow the unpaid & prepaid bills. Rodgers seconded.
Ayes – Christian, Holmes and Rodgers. Nays – none.

Mastin provided copies of a letter received from Nichole Sungren with MSA Professional Services and stated that Nichole had sent copies of the Corydon 2019 Condition Survey Transportation CIP. Mastin had also met with the Client Service Manager and it was suggested that a future meeting be scheduled to discuss what preliminary groundwork could be started in preparation for some of the improvements. Mastin also reported that since there were no more change requests, the ordinances concerning ATV/Snowmobile/Mini Bike/Go-kart and Golf Carts would be on the agenda for the next Council meeting. She has continued to look into the proration of water/sewer billing when a customer has service for a partial month and will move forward with preparing an ordinance.

Fire Chief, Bryan Wallace, reported that the Fire Department had been receiving requests CRP burns which will generate donations. He also just got a topper installed on one of the pickups so they can transport equipment to fires and keep it protected from the elements.

The next regular meeting will be Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

RECEIPTS:
General Fund receipts 30,576.74
Road Use Tax Fund receipts 21,549.86
Employee Benefits Fund receipts 844.64
Emergency Fund receipts 154.72
Local Option Sales Tax Fund receipts 9,713.33
Debt Service Fund receipts 3,945.21

Capital Project Fund-Streets receipts 785.35
Water Operating Fund receipts 33,514.17
Water Debt Service Fund receipts 6,307.00
Water Deposit Fund receipts 500.00
Sewer Fund receipts 20,926.42
Sewer Sinking Fund receipts 23,953.00
Rural Fire Protection Fund receipts 8,982.47
Rural Fire Protection Donation Fund receipts 1,000.00
Swimming Pool Project Fund receipts 2,000.00
TOTAL RECEIPTS 164,752.91
EXPENDITURES:
GENERAL FUND:
AFLAC Optional Insurance 30.94
Alliant Energy Electric 1,353.21
Avesis Optional Vision Ins 10.64
City of Chariton Landfill Closing Fees 170.00
City of Corydon Water/Sewer 217.70
Clayton Plbg & Htg Furnace Maintenance 68.02
Dollar General Office Supplies 14.85
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
IPERS Retirement 1,675.73
Midwest Sanitation & Recycling Garbage & Recycling 11,801.78
Moorman, Nick Put up holiday lights 250.00
MSA Professional Services 3rd Pymt-Condition Survey 8,555.00
Office Machines Company Office Supplies 118.79
Post Office Postage-General Office 220.00
South Central Communications Phone 272.00
Treasurer State of Iowa State W/H 375.00
Wayne County Newspapers Legals/Class/Display 456.29
Wayne County Sheriff Law Enforcement 7,916.66
WRD Solid Waste Commission Qtly Allocation 3,962.50
Wellmark Health Ins 663.73
Wellmark Pershy/Fry Premiums 733.73
Net Payroll January 3rd 3,201.05
Federal Dep January 3rd 673.15
Net Payroll January 17th 2,697.39
Federal Dep January 17th 576.18
Net Payroll January 31st 3,423.19
Federal Dep January 31st 703.30
TOTAL FUND 50,146.23
ROAD USE TAX FUND:
AFLAC Optional Insurance 57.86
Agriland FS, Inc Diesel & Unleaded 1,804.41
Alliant Energy Electric 2,864.56
Avesis Optional Vision Ins 10.64
B and D Automotive Supplies/Truck Maint 864.92
City of Corydon Water/Sewer 70.00
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
Gambles Supplies 49.95
Goben Automotive LLC Trailer Tire 103.32
IPERS Retirement 656.02
Lockridge Lumber Pump Station-Boots/Davis 117.64
RJ’s Automotive LLC Large Tire Repair 25.00
SNE Towing and Repair LLC 22.5 Tire Chains 90.00
Treasurer State of Iowa State W/H 144.00
Wayne County Secondary Roads Salt 1,517.70
Wellmark Insurance 663.73
Net Payroll January 3rd 943.32
Federal Dep January 3rd 221.02
Net Payroll January 17th 999.46
Federal Dep January 17th 233.06
Net Payroll January 31st 1,049.07
Federal Dep January 31st 249.75
TOTAL FUND 12,740.83
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FUND:
Auxiant Insurance 90.00
Wellmark Pershy/Fry Premiums 1,359.31
Federal Dep January 3rd 421.86
Federal Dep January 17th 381.32
Federal Dep January 31st 454.86
TOTAL FUND 2,707.35

LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FUND:
Wayne County Treasurer ½ L.O.S.T. 4,856.67
TOTAL FUND 4,856.67
WATER OPERATING FUND:
AFLAC Optional Insurance 76.96
Alliant Energy Electric 379.26
Auxiant Insurance 30.00
B and D Corydon Shop Supplies/Truck Maint 7.61
Gambles Misc Supplies/Ice Melt 12.98
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
Holmes Tiling, Inc Repair water leak 519.75
Iowa DNR-Operator Certification Cert Exam App-L Davis 30.00
Iowa One Call Locates 61.20
IPERS Retirement 686.39
Keystone Laboratories, Inc Water/Wastewater Tests 38.00
Lockridge Lumber Pump Station-Boots/Davis 33.87
Mastercard Water Distr Class/Davis 500.00
Post Office Water Bills 207.55
Rathbun Regional Water Water 12,411.00
South Central Communications Phone 61.48
Treasurer State of Iowa State W/H 160.00
Treasurer State of Iowa Quarterly Sales Tax 87.00
Treasurer State of Iowa December Water Excise Tax 5,890.00
Wellmark Insurance 663.73
Net Payroll January 3rd 1,026.70
Federal Deposit January 3rd 265.39
Net Payroll January 17th 1,111.73
Federal Deposit January 17th 293.18
Net Payroll January 31st 1,168.65
Federal Deposit January 31st 314.96
TOTAL FUND 26,042.79
SEWER OPERATION FUND:
AFLAC Optional Insurance 172.14
Alliant Energy Electric 1,987.51
Auxiant Insurance 30.00
Avesis Optional Vision Insurance 10.64
B and D Corydon Shop Supplies/Truck Maint 7.60
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
IPERS Retirement 1,095.28
Keystone Laboratories Inc Water/Wastewater Tests 308.00
South Central Communications Phone 81.38
Treasurer State of Iowa State W/H 226.00
Treasurer State of Iowa Quarterly Sales Tax 797.00
Welmark Insurance 663.73
Net Payroll January 3rd 1,794.74
Federal Deposit January 3rd 546.51
Net Payroll January 17th 1,717.67
Federal Deposit January 17th 508.59
Net Payroll January 31st 1,594.70
Federal Deposit January 31st 476.56
TOTAL FUND 12,023.45
RURAL FIRE PROTECTION FUND:
Allerton Lumber Supplies 28.58
Band D Corydon Truck Maintenance 96.39
Gambles Truck Maintenance 21.83
Goben Automotive LLC Engine Oil 51.73
MFA Oil Company Fuel 407.93
TOTAL FUND 606.46
RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DONATION FUND:
B and D Corydon Misc Supplies 6.17
Gambles Misc Supplies & Ice Melt 61.76
TOTAL FUND 67.93

Nathan Bennett
Mayor Pro-Tem

ATTEST:

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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