7-8-2020 – Council Meeting Minutes


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City of Corydon
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Dennis Moorman. Present were council members Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Bennett and Christian. Others in attendance were City Clerk Eva Moore, Jen Reed from the Times Republican, Brandon Trower and Scott Bunnell. Present on phone were Nancy Buss with Hall Engineering, and Lisa Holt.

Scott Bunnell was present to discuss cemetery complaints that the Mayor and City Hall had recently received regarding mowing and vase damages at the Corydon cemetery. It was agreed that Bunnell’s crew would try to blow grass off of stones for the three major holidays; otherwise was very hard to do. Damaged vases were an item of concern as well as some stones.

Rodgers made the motion to approve the cemetery stone repair bid from Bob Reed. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.

Council discussed complaints that City Hall had received from residents regarding the algae odor at the reservoir. Lisa Holt was present on the phone to express her concern. Rodgers stated she would call Kenny Holmes with the Conservation and Rupe was going to check with Honey Creek to verify who was responsible for treating or cleaning.

Bennett made the motion to approve the quote from C&C Cycle for a purchase of a side by side vehicle for the City Crew in the amount of $13,700.00. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.
Christian made the motion to approve the liquor license for Wayco Fast Stop. Bennett seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.

Christian made the motion to approve the computer monitor quote from IT on the Square for $252.98. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.
Bennett made the motion to table the topic regarding the corporate sponsorship of $750 to Prairie Trails Wellness Center for further review. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.
Bennett made the motion to approve gworks training of $125 per hour to train office employees on new modules for Payroll and Receipt Management. Total of 3 hours/$375. Christian seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.
Bennett made the motion to approve payment of $715.51 to Hall Engineering for part of the engineering design for the Water System Improvements Project 2019. Holmes seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.
Rodgers made the motion to approve payment #3 of $8,455.00 for the Water Systems Improvements Project to Morris Enterprises. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.
Christian made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-27, a resolution accepting final completion of the Water System Improvements 2019 project. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.
Holmes made the motion to approve payment #4 of $1,766.17 to Municipal Pipe Tool for the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project. Nancy Hall stated this was for the retainage release. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.
Rupe made the motion to approve payment of $9,403.33 to Hall Engineering for services to date on the Street Improvements Project 2019. Christian seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.
Holmes made the motion to approve Change Order No. 3 for Hall Engineering in the amount of $5,541.13. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.
Holmes made the motion to approve Payment No. 3 to Norris Asphalt Paving in the amount of $692,081.69. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.
Bennett made the motion to continue to keep Walden Park Building and City Hall closed until July 22 due to Covid 19. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.
Council discussed list of pool repairs provided by Desire Grismore. Further discussion would be needed.
Council discussed dust control requests from residents. Trower would be reaching out to Ewing Enterprises for quotes and times available. Council tabled decision until information could be gathered for next council meeting July 22.
Mayor Moorman asked for good cause business. Bennett reported that our digital phone system could be changed to analog for $100. Mayor asked how much we are paying Sheriff’s department and if we were paying the “$300” any longer. Christian addressed why the City was still paying the Lions Club $500 if fireworks were not being done. General discussion was had regarding how the public is not aware of the City’s fireworks ordinance and some complaints that City Hall and the Mayor had received. Rodgers advised that the grant for the Elk had been received. Rupe stated that he felt we no longer needed monthly work reports from the City Crew.
Rupe made the motion to approve the minutes from previous meeting as well as the treasurer’s report. Christian seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Rodgers abstained as was not present at previous meeting. Nays: none.
Bennett made the motion to approve the unpaid and prepaid bills. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.
City Clerk updated council on report features from software that will save time and allow office to be more efficient. Road Use Tax funds will be lower this coming year due to Covid 19 as per notice provided by the Iowa DOT.
Trower was present to request the approval of a new concrete saw. Rupe made the motion to approve the purchase. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Rupe, Rodgers, Holmes, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.
The next regular meeting will be Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

RECEIPTS:
General Fund 29,976.48
Road Use Tax Fund 9,485.81
Employee Benefits Fund 971.81
Emergency Fund 178.01
Golf Shed Rent 75.00
Local Option Sales Tax Fund 9,643.72
Debt Service Fund 4,539.22
Capital Project Fund-Streets 0.00
Water Operating Fund 32,820.42
Water Debt Service Fund 6,307.00
Water Deposit Fund 500.00
Sewer Fund 36,750.72
Sewer Sinking Fund 23,953.00
Rural Fire Protection Fund 3,935.00
Rural Fire Protection Donation Fund 3,935.00
Swimming Pool Project Fund 4,000.00
TOTAL RECEIPTS $ 167,071.19

Expenditures:
General Fund:
Alliant Energy Electric 873.15
Auxiant Insurance 37.50
Bunnell, Scott Mowing Cemetery 4,900.00
City of Chariton Landfill Closing Fees 170.00
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
IPERS IPERS 621.05
Hayden, Larry Gutter Repair 304.00
Mastercard Caution Tape/Post. 3.00
Midwest Sanitation Garbage/Recycling 11,886.49
Municipal Code Admin Support Fee 225.00
Municipal Supply Pool Parts 1,940.37
Office Machines Copy Paper/Supply 121.44
Post Office Post Office Box 76.00
South Centerl Comm. Phone 298.38
Treasurer/State of Iowa State Tax 83.00
Wayne County Newspapers Publications 407.63
Wayne County Sheriff 28 E Agreement 7,916.66
Wellmark Health Insurance 663.73
Wellmark Fry/Pershy Prem. 663.73
Net Payroll June 5 1,475.63
Net Payroll June 19 1,672.48
TOTAL FUND: $34,344.64

ROAD USE TAX FUND:
AFLAC Optional Insurance 57.86
Alliant Energy Electric 2,463.03
Auxiant Insurance 37.50
Avesis Vision 21.28
City of Corydon Water Bills 70.00
Gambles Padlocks/Supply 148.32
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
Iowa Prison Industries Street Sign/Roosevelt 109.80
IPERS IPERS 406.70
Mastercard Caution Tape 37.40
Treasurer/State of Iowa State Taxes 86.00
Wellmark Health Insurance 663.73
Net Payroll June 5 930.85
Net Payroll June 19 908.01
TOTAL FUND: $5,945.80

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUND:
Wellmark Fry/Pershy Premium 663.73
Federal Deposit June 5 241.73
Federal Deposit June 19 234.85
TOTAL FUND: $1,140.31
WATER OPERATING FUND:
AFLAC Optional Insurance 76.96
Alliant Energy Electric 184.64
Auxiant Insurance 37.50
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
Iowa Finance Authority Water Rev. Cap. Loan 71,882.50
IPERS IPERS 467.65
Post Office Water Bills/Postage 204.98
Treasurer/State of Iowa State Taxes 109.00
Wellmark Health Insurance 663.73
Net Payroll June 5 1,176.22
Net Payroll June 19 1,053.68
TOTAL FUND: $75,862.26
WATER DEPOSIT FUND:
Rockhold, Dan Refund $75.40
TOTAL FUND: $75.40
SEWER OPERATION FUND:
AFLAC Optional Insurance 124.55
Alliant Energy Electric 2,093.58
Auxiant Insurance 37.50
Avesis Vision 21.28
Bunnell, Scott Mowing Cemetery 175.00
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
Hall Engineering Sewer Rehab Proj. 232.12
Iowa Finance Authority Sewer Rev. Cap. Loan 39,677.50
Iowa Finance Authority Sewer Rev. Cap. Loan 117,782.50
IPERS IPERS 788.75
MFA Golf Course supply 166.33
Municipal Pipe Tool Pymt 3 Sewer Rehab 5,852.95
South Central Comm. Phone 81.08
Southern Iowa Plumbing Jet City Main 302.50
Treasurer/State of Iowa State Tax 161.00
Wellmark Health Insurance 663.73
Net Payroll June 5 1,704.65
Federal Deposit June 5 518.05
Net Payroll June 19 1,970.90
Federal Deposit June 19 584.52
TOTAL FUND: $172,943.89
STREET CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND:
Norris Asphalt Paving Pymt 2 Street Imp. Proj. 118,103.77
TOTAL FUND: $118,103.77
GOLF SHED RENT FUND:
D&K Products Amine Supplies 212.50
Gambles Supplies 12.98
Productivity Plus Acct. Mower Parts 427.35
TOTAL FUND: $652.83
LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FUND:
Wayne County Treasurer ½ L.O.S.T Payment $9,564.77
TOTAL FUND: $9,564.77
DEBT SERVICE FUND:
UMB Bank Admin Fees 300.00
TOTAL FUND: $300.00
RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DONATION FUND:
TOTAL FUND: $0.00
TOTAL DISBURSED: $418,933.67

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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