9-23-2020 COUNCIL MEETING


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CITY OF CORYDON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
WEDNESDAY September 23, 2020

The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Dennis Moorman.  Present were council members Christian, Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers and Bennett.  Others present were City Clerk Eva Moore, Jen Reed from the Times Republican, Dan Sales with Cook Insurance and Deputy Wiltamuth from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department.

Dan Sales addressed the council with updates regarding the HyVee grease back up/sewer claim and his recommendation for next steps.  He also brought the council up to date on the workman’s comp policies and how it relates to not only city workers, but also those city workers that are also considered emergency services personnel.

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

Rodgers made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-34, a Resolution approving the 2019/2020 City Street Financial Report as presented and the submittal of said report to the State of Iowa via Steve Gerdes of Faller, Kincheloe & Co, PLC.  Rupe seconded.  Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Christian and Bennett.  Nays:  none.

Christian made the motion to approve the annual copier service contract with Office Machines for $284.63.  Bennett seconded.  Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Christian and Bennett.  Nays:  none.

Bennett made the motion to approve the August Treasurer’s report, now that credit card payments are all reflected.  Christian seconded.  Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Christian and Bennett.  Nays:  none.

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

Rodgers made the motion to set the date and time for Beggar’s Night for Saturday October 31, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m. Residents that want to participate can leave their lights on, and those that do not wish to participate can leave their lights off. Residents are asked to follow social distancing and Covid 19 guidelines. This is subject to change any time based on updates from the Governor regarding Covid 19.  Rupe seconded.  Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Christian and Bennett.  Nays:  none.

Rodgers made the motion to send nuisance abatement letters to property owners at 414 N. Dekalb and 411 E. North Street.  Christian seconded.  Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Christian and Bennett.  Nays:  none.

Christian made the motion to approve changing the usage of funds within the budget from the general fund/pool maintenance account 001-445-6310 to nuisance property/demo costs, in the amount of $10,000.  This will be included on an upcoming budget amendment.  Rodgers seconded.  Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Christian and Bennett.  Nays:  none.

Council discussed a resident request to waive sewer charges for lawn watering. Clerk provided information from other cities that experience similar requests and those cities require installing a second meter to measure water outside. Council stated they will not be making any changes to our current policy.

Council discussed the 1851 record copy that was provided by the county engineer showing the diagram of the court house and surrounding grounds. Clerk explained there will be future discussions needed with the county supervisors to create an updated agreement. No action taken at this time.

Council discussed safety meetings and schedule for city crew. Online training will be completed monthly via the free topics provided by the IMWCA online.

The Mayor asked for good cause business. Rodgers provided an update about the walking audit.  Bennett inquired if the clerk had seen an ad in the Times-Republican about a possible grant the City may qualify for.  The Mayor provided on update on the mysterious John Allen cemetery stone and multiple towns are still trying to figure out where it belongs.  The council discussed how pleased they were that Deputy Wiltamuth was able to attend a meeting and how the City looks forward to continue to build on a relationship with our Sheriff’s department.  Christian discussed the need to have a meeting soon with the Fire Chief.

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

City Clerk provided an update regarding recent online training via the League of Cities and information that was learned.  Clerk informed the council that ordinances need to be reviewed and updated soon.

The next regular meeting will be Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

 

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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