6.4.20 – Council Meeting Minutes


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CITY OF CORYDON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday June 4, 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, Jen Reed from the Times-Republican, Nichole Moore from Chariton Valley Planning, and Brandon Trower from city crew. Others on phone attendance were Nancy and Bill Buss from Hall Engineering.

Nichole Moore addressed the council with information about services they provide for local cities within their Council of Governments. The city has not utilized them since 2010 and there is much they can assist with.

Council discussed selling and bidding procedures for 215 N. West St. Information is still being gathered on how to handle.

Bennett made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-22, a resolution removing Laticia Stewart from all bank accounts, Mastercard account and Dollar General charge account. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Bennett made the motion to approve payment #2 of $118,103.77 to Norris Asphalt Paving for the Street Improvements Project 2019. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve Change Order No. 1 for $8,841.50 for the Street Improvements Project 2019. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Bennett made the motion to approve Change Order No. 2 for Norris Asphalt Paving to extend substantial completion date to July 10, 2020 and final completion date to August 10, 2020. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Rupe made the motion to approve payment #3 of $5,852.95 to Municipal Pipe Tool Company for the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Christian made the motion to approve the final payment of $232.12 to Hall Engineering for the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project. Bennett seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-23, a resolution accepting final completion of the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Council discussed the loose dog policy and operational procedure again. Due to the 2018 28E agreement, the Sheriff’s office will not catch loose dogs, the City is supposed to. It was decided that the message to the public will be that we will do what we can when the calls come in, and if we know whose dog it is we can have the sheriff’s office go out and issue a citation.

Bennett made the motion to keep the Walden Park Building closed until June 17 due to the Covid 19 pandemic, unless the CDC or Governor guidelines change before then. Council will review at each upcoming meeting. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Council discussed the Langloss easement and tiling agreement. Holmes will start working on as soon as he can, weather permitting.

Council discussed the old water meter building. Alliant needs information about the transition from the old to the new building. A committee will review this later.

Rupe made the motion to approve internet installation at the City Shop and monthly costs of $53.90 before tax. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Rodgers made the motion to consider an employment offer of Utility Billing Clerk to applicant #3. Holmes seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Council discussed cemetery contracts, procedures and complaints. No action taken at this time.

Christian made the motion to approve Clerk’s annual training with Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute, online due to Covid 19, in amount of $352.00. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Mayor Moorman asked for good cause business. Rodgers advised that the City was approved for the Wayne Community Foundation Grant for the Elk pen, in the amount of $4,000. Rodgers also inquired about the vandalism/damage done recently at the Elk area. Moore suggested having a live stream cam for the public to instill interest and possibly raise more funds. Rodgers inquired about finding a grant to help with gazebo expenses. Mayor advised he had started safety meetings with the city crew. Bennett suggested sending out Thank You letters. Bennett advised Clerk to put map of street project on Facebook page to share with public. Christian asked about upcoming work sessions and creating a strategic plan. Discussion was made regarding council meetings dates and times after July 1.

Rodgers made the motion to extend the 100% pay for sick leave until the end of the calendar year. Christian seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to approve the minutes from the last meeting. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Bennett made the motion to approve the unpaid and paid bills. Christian seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

City Clerk had provided copies of a resident letter to council regarding dust control, to be discussed at a future meeting. Delinquent water bills were down and residents were complying well with payment plans.

Trower provided updates regarding sewer and water repairs. Due to all the ongoing projects, he has not had time to take time off. Holmes made the motion to extend Trower’s ability to use his vacation time until the end of the current Norris street project completion. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

The council conducted a closed session pursuant to the Iowa Open Meeting Law, Section 21.5 (1) paragraph c to discuss strategy with council regarding manners that are presently in litigation.

Holmes made the motion to proceed to closed session. Bennett seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Rodgers made the motion to come out of closed session. Holmes seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Christian made the motion to approve the plan as discussed regarding litigation regarding a property. Holmes seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

The council considered a request from an employee for a closed session pursuant to the Iowa Open Meetings Law, Section 21.5 (1) (i) of the Iowa Code. To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

Christian made the motion to proceed to closed session. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Holmes made the motion to come out of closed session. Christian seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

Christian made the motion to accept the proposal as written per city staff request. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rodgers, Rupe, Holmes, Christian and Bennett. Nays-none.

The next regular meeting will be Wednesday, June 17, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.

RECEIPTS:
General Fund 93,659.30
Road Use Tax Fund 14,961.64
Employee Benefits Fund 5,075.11
Emergency Fund 929.64
Golf Shed Rent 375.00
Local Option Sales Tax Fund 9,643.72
Debt Service Fund 23,705.14
Capital Project Fund-Streets 9.82
Water Operating Fund 37,455.23
Water Debt Service Fund 6,307.00
Water Deposit Fund 250.00
Sewer Fund 43,602.32
Sewer Sinking Fund 23,953.00
Rural Fire Protection Fund 4,055.00
Rural Fire Protection Donation Fund 3,810.00
Swimming Pool Project Fund 0.00
TOTAL RECEIPTS $ 267,791.92

EXPENDITURES:
GENERAL FUND:
Alliant Energy Electric 873.15
Agriland FS Fuel 245.93
City of Chariton Landfill Closing 170.00
City Of Corydon Water Bills 368.90
Clayton Plumbing & Heating Water Heater 429.67
Clayton Plumbing & Heating Furnace Filters 43.28
Dollar General Charge Sales Supplies 20.65
Everman, Stewart Walden Cancel Refund 100.00
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
Gworks ½ Modules/Software 2,797.50
IPERS IPERS 218.18
IT on the Square 2 new computers 2,309.80
Johnson, Bob Walden door repair 625.00
Jones, Terry Walden Cancel Refund 100.00
Lockridge Lumber Parts and Supplies 407.36
Midwest Sanitation Garbage 11,722.62
Moore, Eva Mileage/Leon 52.90
Municipal Code Updated Ordinances 716.40
Roe, Mary Lou Walden Cancel Refund 100.00
South Central Comm. Phone 298.38
Stewart, Laticia Office Supplies 34.02
Treasurer, State of Iowa State Taxes 77.00
Wayne County Newspapers Publications 1,300.55
Wayne County Sheriff 28E Agreement 7,916.66
Wellmark Wellmark Health 663.73
Wellmark Fry Premium 663.73
Net Payroll May 8 1,473.57
Net Payroll May 22 1,253.66
TOTAL FUND $34,988.04

ROAD USE TAX FUND:
AFLAC Optional Insurance 57.86
Agriland FS Fuel 1,108.58
Alliant Energy Electric 2,463.03
Avesis Optional Vision 10.64
City of Corydon Water Bills 70.00
Clark, Jacob Gas Reimburse #6 Truck 32.38
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
Iowa Prison Industries Posts for Street Signs 578.25
Iowa Prison Industries Street Signs 3,757.50
IPERS Retirement 153.91
LW Electric Street Light Repair 450.63
Norris Asphalt Cold Patch 2,895.95
Treasurer State of Iowa State W/H 79.00
Wellmark Insurance 663.73
Net Payroll May 8 915.14
Net Payroll May 22 827.13
TOTAL FUND $ 14,069.13

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FUND:
Auxiant Insurance 75.00
IPERS IPERS 558.43
Wellmark Pershy 663.73
Federal Dep May 8 239.72
Federal Dep May 22 209.39
TOTAL FUND $1,746.27

WATER OPERATING FUND:
AFLAC Optional Insurance 76.96
Agriland FS Fuel 375.84
Alliant Energy Electric 184.64
Auxiant Insurance 37.50
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
Hall Engineering Payment on Sewer Contract 696.36
Hall Engineering Engineering Design/Water 8,049.45
Iowa One Call Locates 54.00
IPERS Retirement 460.42
Keystone Laboratories, Inc Water/Wastewater Tests 114.00
Lockridge Lumber Parts & Supplies 146.10
Morris Enterprises Water Project 160,668.75
Morris Enterprises Pymt 2 Water Project 66,975.00
Rathbun Regional Water Water 12,720.00
RJ’s Auto Tire repair 7.50
South Central Communications Phone 61.28
USA Bluebook Supplies 193.64
Wellmark Insurance 663.73
Net Payroll May 8 1053.67
Federal Deposit May 8 274.20
Net Payroll May 22 1144.80
Federal Deposit May 22 305.80
TOTAL FUND $254,269.04

WATER DEPOSIT FUND:
Harlow, Dillon Refund 87.70
Wilson, Mackenzie Refund 15.61
TOTAL FUND $103.31

SEWER OPERATION FUND:
AFLAC Optional Insurance 172.14
Agriland FS Fuel 375.84
Allerton Lumber Supplies 302.25
Alliant Energy Electric 2,093.58
Auxiant Insurance 37.50
Avesis Optional Vision Insurance 10.64
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
Ideal Ready Mix Mix/Haul 211.50
IPERS Retirement 783.47
Keystone Laboratories Inc Water/Wastewater Tests 308.00
Lockridge Lumber Supplies 52.34
Municipal Pipe & Tool Jetting HyVee 8,487.50
RJ’s Auto Tire repair 7.50
South Central Communications Phone 81.08
Treasurer State of Iowa State Tax 165.00
Treasurer State of Iowa May Sales Tax 616.00
Wellmark Insurance 663.73
Net Payroll May 8 1,825.91
Federal Deposit May 8 560.72
Net Payroll May 22 1765.84
Federal Deposit May 22 537.97
TOTAL FUND $19,063.91

RURAL FIRE PROTECTION FUND:
Flower Pot Johnson Funeral 64.20
Peterson, Jed Bagpipes/Funeral 300.00 TOTAL FUND $364.20

STREET CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND:
Norris Asphalt Paving Pymt 1 on Project 21,384.45
TOTAL FUND $21,384.45

RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DONATION FUND:
TOTAL FUND $0.00

TOTAL DISBURSED $345,988.35

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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