3.5.20 – Council Meeting Minutes


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REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, March 5, 2020

The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Pro-Tem Nathan Bennett. Present were council members Christian, Holmes, Rodgers and Rupe. Others in attendance were Deputy Clerk in Training Eva Moore, Jen Reed from the Times-Republican, City Crew Lead Brandon Trower, Dan Sales with Cook Insurance, Brian Draper with the Corydon Golf Club, Alyssa Harders with Summer on the Square/Corydon Farmer’s Market and Cassie Shields from the Flower Pot.

Dan Sales presented the council with the renewal for property/casualty/liability insurance for 20/21, and stated that a premium increase has occurred and also explained changes to the policy this year. The city received a dividend check for $5516.49.

Brian Draper addressed the council regarding the Corydon Golf Club. There will be a 100th year celebration coming up with more details to follow. Further discussion included repairs to equipment as well as a general update on the golf club. The golf club is up to approximately 80 members which is better than some surrounding areas.

Alyssa Harders addressed the council regarding Summer on the Square and the Corydon Farmers’ Market. Tierra Shields will be helping this year. Their series this year will run for 8 weeks and the Farmers’ Market will also run on Saturday mornings during August, September and October.

Cassie Shields from the Flower Pot addressed the council about opening a fireworks stand. She has already received approval from the owner of Bowling Green Lanes to put a tent in their parking lot. Council advised that the ordinance needs to be reviewed and a discussed before a decision could be made on her request.
Rodgers made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-08, a resolution to set a public hearing on April 22 at 7 pm, to review an application for a SRF loan regarding the SAGR system. Christian seconded. Ayes-Christian, Bennett, Rodgers, Holmes, Rupe. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-09, a resolution to remove Ann Stevens from the Corydon State Bank account. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Christian, Bennett, Rodgers, Holmes, Rupe. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-10, a resolution to add Eva Moore as authorized user on MasterCard account. Christian seconded. Ayes-Christian, Bennett, Rodgers, Holmes, Rupe. Nays-none.

Rodgers made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-11, a resolution scheduling a public hearing on April 22 at 7 pm regarding nuisance abatement at 211 W North St. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Christian, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers. Nays-none.
Rodgers made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-12, a resolution to reschedule the public hearing for the preliminary 20/21 budget for March 25th at 7 pm. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Christian, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers. Nays-none.

The owners of 108 N Franklin requested to place a roll off in front of their building while they overhaul apartments. The council decided to allow a roll off to be placed on the north side of the building so as not to take up parking. They also stipulated that it must be covered at night and discuss a time line.

Council considered Wayne County Foundation Grant support for Susan Moore for baseball dugouts and Lisa Skinner for the Dog Park. Rodgers made the motion for city to be fiscally responsible. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Christian, Bennett, Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to send Eva Moore-Deputing Clerk in Training to local grant writing workshop on March 24. Christian seconded. Ayes-Christian, Bennett, Rodgers, Rupe and Holmes. Nays-none.

Rodgers made the motion to accept Gary Moorman’s bid of $10 on the oil tank at the Elk Pen, pending the stipulation that the tank must be removed within 30 days and the area as well as the tar in the tank cleaned up properly. Rupe-seconded. Ayes-Christian, Bennett, Rodgers, Rupe and Holmes. Nays-none

Mayor Pro-Tem Bennett asked for good cause business:

1.) Moore reported that since speaking to GRM, it has been over a week and they have not yet provided information on phone line and voicemail issues, or quotes on upgrades. Moore will reach out again to GRM.

2.) Moore inquired about building inspection paperwork for residents. Council advised that residents must follow ordinance and then pay the $200 fee.

3.) Bennett reported that he had received a quote from IT on the Square for 2 computers.
Holmes made the motion to upgrade the two office computers pending budget discussion. Rupe seconded. Ayes-Christian, Bennett, Rodgers, Rupe and Holmes. Nays-none.

4.) Council inquired if the grant application for the Elk pen had been submitted. Moore advised that Laticia Stewart had completed it on time.

Rodgers made the motion to approve the minutes from previous meeting and the treasurer’ report-pending further research into the charges on ECIC dues. Christian-seconded. Ayes-Christian, Bennett, Rupe, Holmes, Rodgers. Nays-none.

Moore reported that the residents at 801 N Johnson have built a structure, and have not obtained a building permit. Trower confirmed the building has been completed. Moore asked the council how we were to proceed. Verle Norris will be asked regarding this issue.

Moore reported that the first day of brush pickup will be March 19th.

Moore reported that Midwest and City Hall have agreed upon April 23 as Spring Clean-up day. Council agreed that these notices can be published in the paper showing the exceptions of items allowed on Spring Clean-up day. Jen Reed suggested that these items could also be put on the Times-Republican’s facebook page.

Moore reported that some residents are putting furniture on the curb without always notifying Midwest Sanitation. Council suggested a note for the public be placed in the newspaper for this reminder as well.

Moore reported that some residents are requesting late fee forgiveness for those on fixed income, not receiving bills in mail etc., the council will look into this.

Christian noted that the council had received a letter from Laticia Stewart stating she would be willing to stay on with the city longer than originally anticipated, to assist with the new employee transitions. Council will discuss this matter.

The Council discussed another delinquent property at 310 N Dekalb that needed to be addressed as well as a trailer house that was having debris scattered to neighbors’ yards.

Trower reported that the local monument companies need to dig footers to a certain specification before the company pours the concrete. The ordinance states the footer holes need to be inspected by the city before the cement is poured. Moore suggested being proactive by sending a letter to the local monument companies with this information. Council agreed.

The next regular council meeting will be Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

RECEIPTS:
General Fund receipts 16,800.80
Golf Shed Rent Fund receipts 75.00
Road Use Tax Fund receipts 19,554.33
Employee Benefits Fund receipts 137.30
Emergency Fund receipts 25.15
Local Option Sales Tax Fund receipts 8209.59
Debt Service Fund receipts 641.32
Capital Project Fund-Streets receipts 709.74
Water Operating Fund receipts 24,216.35
Water Debt Service Fund receipts 6,307.00
Water Deposit Fund receipts 500.00
Sewer Fund receipts 10,886.61
Sewer Sinking Fund receipts 23,953.00
Rural Fire Protection Fund receipts 8,210.05
Swimming Pool Project Fund receipts 2,000.00
TOTAL FUND $122,226.24
EXPENDITURES:
GENERAL FUND:
Alliant Energy Electric 1,860.92
AFLAC Optional Insurance 30.94
Auditor of State Annual Exam Filing Fee 175.00
Avesis Optional Vision Insurance 10.64
City of Chariton Landfill Closing Fees 170.00
City of Corydon Water Bills 220.50
CAN Surety Surety Bond 464.10
Corydon State Bank MasterCard Payment 7.21
Dollar General Office Supplies 22.36
Ellis & Associates Registration Renewal Class 325.00
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 10.80
IMFOA Membership Dues 50.00
IPERS IPERS 275.48
Iowa League of Cities ECIC Dues 60.00
Martinez, Sammy Refund CC Payment 100.00
Midwest Sanitation & Rec. Garbage & Recycling 11,730.60
Norris, Verle Legal Fees 4,847.50
Office Machines Co. Supplies 114.99
Post Office Stamps 220.00
South Central Communications Phone Bills 275.60
Treasurer State of Iowa State W H 95.00
Wayne Co. Newspapers Publications 333.06
Wayne Co. Sheriff Law Enforcement 7,916.66
Wellmark Insurance 1,327.46
Wellmark Pershy & Fry Premiums 663.73
Net Payroll February 14 1,485.89
Federal Deposit February 14 274.85
Net Payroll February 28 1,895.13
Federal Deposit February 28 311.75
TOTAL FUND 35,275.17
ROAD USE TAX FUND:
AFLAC Optional Insurance 57.86
Allerton Lumber Co. Supplies 5.36
Alliant Energy Electric 3,001.38
Avesis Optional Vision Insurance 10.64
City of Corydon Water Bills 70.00
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
Goben Automotive Repairs 210.15
Hotsy Cleaning Systems Supplies 145.13
IPERS IPERS 159.48
Iowa Prison Industries Road Signs 245.13
Lockridge Lumber Supplies 29.76
Productivity Plus (Vetters) Parts for Plow 33.68
Treasurer State of Iowa State W H 83.00
Truck Equipment Snow Plow 6,174.70
Wellmark Insurance 663.73
Net Payroll February 14 875.44
Federal Deposit February 14 202.87
Net Payroll February 28 928.97
Federal Deposit February 28 217.15
TOTAL FUND 13,119.83
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FUND:
Auxiant Insurance 90.00
IPERS IPERS 652.78
Wellmark Pershy Premium 1,359.31
Federal Deposit February 14 240.13
Federal Deposit February 28 282.27
TOTAL FUND 2,624.49
WATER OPERATING FUND:
AFLAC Optional Insurance 76.96
Alliant Energy Electric 478.59
Auxiant Insurance 30.00
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
IPERS IPERS 423.86
Iowa Assoc. of Municipal Utility Member Dues 698.00
Keystone Laboratories Testing 368.00
Lockridge Lumber Supplies 32.70
Municipal Supply Inc Supplies 473.45
Norris, Verle Legal Fees 80.00
Post Office Postage-Water Bills 206.64
Rathbun Regional Water Water 11,710.53
South Central Communications Phone Bill 61.48
Treasurer State of Iowa State W H 94.00
Trower, Brandon Reimburse Supplies 8.29
Wellmark Insurance 663.73
Net Payroll February 14 1,053.68
Federal Deposit February 14 274.20
Net Payroll February 28 978.89
Federal Deposit February 28 248.20
TOTAL FUND 17,966.60
WATER DEPOSIT FUND:
Birkland, Doug Water Deposit Refund 100.20
Miller, Ryan Water Deposit Refund 18.96
TOTAL FUND 119.16
SEWER FUND:
AFLAC Optional Insurance 172.14
Alliant Energy Electric 2,303.39
Auxiant Insurance 30.00
Avesis Optional Vision Insurance 10.64
Clark Sewer Roto Rooter 200.00
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
IPERS IPERS 713.89
Iowa One Call Locates 29.70
Keystone Laboratories Testing 252.00
Lockridge Lumber Supplies 32.69
South Central Communications Phone Bills 81.38
Southern Iowa Plumbing Sewer Jetting 190.00
Treasurer State of Iowa State W H 144.00
Treasurer State of Iowa Sales Tax 803.00
Trower, Brandon Reimburse for gas 10.00
Wellmark Insurance 663.73
Net Payroll February 14 1,636.58
Federal Deposit February 14 488.91
Net Payroll February 28 1,645.60
Federal Deposit February 28 492.07
TOTAL FUND 9,905.12
RURAL FIRE PROTECTION FUND:
Danko Emergency Equipment Class & Supplies 505.00
MFA Oil Company Fuel 281.60
Sprayer Specialties Inc Parts 657.83
Wayne Co. Newspapers Publications 50.00
TOTAL FUND 1,494.43
RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DONATION FUND:
Microtel Inn Ames Fire Dept. Stay 151.20
TOTAL FUND 151.20
TOTAL FUND $80,656.00

Nathan Bennett
Mayor Pro-Tem

ATTEST:

Eva Moore,
Utility Billing 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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