5.20.20 – Council Meeting Minutes


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CITY OF CORYDON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Dennis Moorman. Present were council members Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Others in attendance were City Clerk Eva Moore and Jen Reed from the Times-Republican.

The public hearing regarding the proposed Vacation and Conveyance of Alleys by the City of Corydon, Iowa, Pursuant to Iowa Code 354.23 regarding vacation of alleys in Beal’s Addition was called to order by Mayor Moorman. Publication was in the Times Republican. Moore had not received any oral or written comments. Bennett made the motion to close the public hearing. Holmes seconded. Ayes-Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays-none.

Rupe made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-21 for Vacation and Conveyance of Alleys by the City of Corydon, Iowa, to Corydon Oil Co. Inc. pursuant to Iowa Code 354.23. Bennett seconded. Ayes-Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays-none.

Nancy Buss addressed council over the phone with updates on projects. Norris Asphalt has not started the street project yet and it was to be completed June 1. Buss explained that in order for the city to obtain $500 daily damages, they must prove that Norris’s delay is causing a hardship. Council discussed and it was decided that Norris would be allowed an extension of completion date to July 10 with the subcontractor a completion date of August 10. Rodgers made the motion to allow the extension to July 10 with a final completion date of August 10. Holmes seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve payment of $8,049.45 to Hall Engineering for the engineering design for the Water System Improvement 2019 project. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays-none.

Rupe made the motion to approve payment of $696.36 to Hall Engineering for services to date on the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays-none.

Bennett made the motion to approve payment #1 of $21,384.45 to Norris Asphalt Paving for the Street Improvements 2019 project. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays-none.

Rupe made the motion to approve payment #2 of $66,975.00 to Morris Enterprises for Water System Improvements 2019 project. Bennett seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve substantial completion of Water System Improvement Project. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays-none.

Christian made the motion to approve Change Order No. 1 for the Water System Improvements 2019 project in the amount of $8,900.00. Bennett seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays-none.

Council discussed Covid closures for City Hall and Pool.

Bennett made the motion to close the pool for the season. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays-none.

Rodgers made the motion to close City Hall for another 30 days until June 30. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays-none.

Council discussed the policy for cancellations at Walden Park during this pandemic. Rodgers made the motion to reimburse cancellations with 100% refund. Christian seconded.

Council discussed selling procedures for 215 N. West St. Discussion was tabled for next meeting June 4 to gather more information.

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

Mayor Moorman asked for good cause business. Christian addressed the council with concerns over various office practices, shop procedures, ordinances and reports that would need review as well as further discussion on how to improve upon and fix things. Mayor Moorman stated that the fire chief is in the process of applying for a grant for fire equipment.

Christian made the motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting and the clerk’s report. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays-none.

City Clerk requested approval for the purchase of two software modules to help streamline processes at work, in the amount of $5,188.74. Rodgers made the motion to approve the purchase. Holmes seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays-none.

The next regular council meeting will be Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.







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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