8-12-2020 – Council Meeting Minutes

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The regular meeting of the Corydon City Council was called to order by Mayor Dennis Moorman. Present were council members Holmes, Christian, Rodgers and Rupe. Bennett arrived at 5:35 pm. Others in attendance were City Clerk Eva Moore, Jen Reed from the Times-Republican and Fire Chief Bryan Wallace. Nancy Buss did not call in.

Holmes made the motion to approve payment of $5,284.89 to Hall Engineering for engineering services to date for the Street Improvements Project 2019. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Bennett and Christian. Nays: none.

Rupe made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-30, a resolution approving an application from TSKJ LLC./Rody Bennett for TAX ABATEMENT UNDER THE CITY OF CORYDON’S URBAN REVITALIZATION PLAN for the property at 108 and 108 ½ N. Franklin. Christian seconded. Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Bennett and Christian. Rodgers abstained. Nays: none.

Bennett made the motion to approve Resolution 2020-31, a resolution adding Julie Merritt to all bank accounts-Corydon State Bank, Great Western, Farmers Bank, IPAIT, as well as the Mastercard account and Dollar General account. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Bennett, Christian. Nays: none.
Bennett made the motion to set a public hearing for Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. to advise the public of the City’s intent to sell the property at 215 N. West St. Property will be sold with the stipulation that the minimum bid start at $3500.00 and must be torn down within a 90 day period with the lot cleared, and that the City will hold the title to the property until demo has been completed. Rodgers seconded. Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Bennett, Christian. Nays: none.

Council was given the 2019/2020 Annual Investment Report for review. No action was taken.

Council was given information regarding the Covid 19 liquor license renewal delays allowed by the State. No action was taken.

Rodgers made the motion to approve the Coddington invoice for $55,432.12 for the HyVee sewer back up repairs. Christian seconded. Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Bennett, Christian. Nays: none.

Rodgers made the motion to approve the Covid 19 closures for City Hall and the Walden Buidling until September 9. Christian seconded. Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Bennett, Christian. Nays: none.

Bennett made the motion to approve the quote of $99.60 for the plexiglass guard for the front counter at City Hall. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Bennett, Christian. Nays: none.

Council discussed the need to start billing Alley Diesel for monthly sewer charges as their business is now utilizing the sewer. Clerk was instructed to begin billing them. No motion necessary.
Rodgers made the motion to approve a monthly cell phone stipend for city workers of $40 that would be taxable payroll wages. Holmes seconded. Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Bennett, Christian. Nays: none.
Mayor Moorman asked for good cause business.
1. Christian stated a resident had contacted her about a water leak at the golf course. Holmes stated it had been reviewed by the city crew and was in repair process. Christian inquired as to the ordinance regarding garbage receptacles being left out. Rodgers reviewed the ordinance book and stated it was 3 days or a $15 fine. Clerk will put a notice in the paper to remind residents of the ordinance. Christian brought up the Building Inspector issue again and would like to find a professional to provide this service.
2. Bennet inquired as to the status of a nuisance property. Clerk stated that the city attorney was still working on the issue.
3. Rupe mentioned that there were potential donors in the community willing to help with street repairs.
4. Mayor Moorman stated that there had been a recent budget meeting with library staff to clear up a few issues. Alley Cat bar had scheduled a band without seeking approval at a council meeting, and was still allowed to block off the alley as there was not enough notice to bring council together to formally approve. Mayor stated that the city crew have been mowing properties that the city does not own and wondered about how the owners would react if we quit mowing. Discussion was that the owners would not take the news well, but that this has always been done in the past. Mayor informed the council about the missing cemetery stone that he has been trying to find a rightful home again for in the local cemetery. The stone has traveled to Kellerton and back.
Christian made the motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting and to approve the treasurer’s report pending updates. City Clerk is still making updates after annual audit before final report will be ready. Rupe seconded. Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Bennett and Christian. Rodgers abstained due to being absent from previous meeting. Nays: none.
Christian made the motion to approve the unpaid and paid bills. Holmes seconded. Ayes: Holmes, Rupe, Rodgers, Bennett, Christian. Nays: none.
City Clerk provided updates on the prices versus budget for dust control, the upcoming Board of Adjustments meeting, a need for updates in the employee manual regarding hours and policies. The clerk also provided feedback from the annual audit.
Fire Chief Bryan Wallace was present to announce his resignation effective 8/20/20 but that he would help out in the months to come as needed. Josh Cobb was his recommended replacement and the Mayor approved Cobb as recommended.
The next regular meeting will be Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

General Fund 51,979.30
Road Use Tax Fund 26,648.37
Employee Benefits Fund 929.07
Emergency Fund 170.18
Golf Shed Rent 825.00
Local Option Sales Tax Fund 9,643.72
Debt Service Fund 4,339.50
Capital Project Fund-Streets 0.00
Water Operating Fund 40,039.72
Water Debt Service Fund 6,307.00
Water Deposit Fund 250.00
Sewer Fund 41,197.20
Sewer Sinking Fund 23,953.00
Rural Fire Protection Fund 4,320.44
Rural Fire Protection Donation Fund 100.00
Swimming Pool Project Fund 2000.00
TOTAL RECEIPTS $212,702.50

Alliant Energy Electric 508.90
Agriland FS Fuel 827.28
Auxient Insurance 37.50
Branygon Kirsch Walden Bldg. Refund 100.00
Bunnell, Scott Mowing Cemetery 4,850.00
Cierra Hackney Walden Bldg. Refund 50.00
City of Chariton Landfill Closing 170.00
City Of Corydon Water Bills 303.80
Denise Holt Walden Cancel Refund 100.00
Dollar General Batteries for Office 4.50
Doris Pollock Walden Bldg. Refund 100.00
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.40
Goben Automotive Tire and Repair 81.25
Gradient 9 Studios Web Hosting/Help 410.54
Iowa League of Cities Annual Member Dues 1,117.00
IPERS IPERS 1,297.20
IT on the Square Monitors/Printer Repair 390.48
Mastercard Stamps/State Training 526.31
Midwest Sanitation Garbage 11,741.91
Municipal Supply Pool Parts/Supplies 1,940.37
Norris, Verle W Legal Fees 5,534.00
Prairie Trails Wellness 20/21 Sponsorship 750.00
Sarah Rupalo Walden Bldg. Refund 100.00
South Central Comm. Phone 312.72
The Machinery Barn Weed Eater Head 68.10
Thomas, Mike 20/21 Levy Library 9,259.00
Treasurer, State of Iowa State Taxes 248.00
United States Treasury PCORI Fees/Form 720 15.24
Wayne County Newspapers Publications 885.17
Wayne County Sheriff 28E Agreement 7,916.66
Wellmark Wellmark Health 663.73
Wellmark Fry Premium 663.73
WRD Solid Waste Comm. Contract Qtrly Alloc. 3,962.50
Net Payroll July 3 1663.24
Federal Deposit July 3 288.23
Net Payroll July 17 2250.11
Federal Deposit July 17 274.51
Net Payroll July 31 1839.44
Federal Deposit July 31 316.20
TOTAL FUND $61,573.02
B & D/Carquest Parts & Supplies 10.54
D & K Products Golf Course Supplies 789.75
TOTAL FUND $800.29
AFLAC Optional Insurance 60.95
Agriland FS Fuel 619.27
Alliant Energy Electric 2,085.97
Avesis Optional Vision .47
Auxient Insurance 40.41
B & D/Carquest Parts & supplies 279.95
Bailey Construction Repair Shop Door 1,485.40
Bruening Rock Products Rock 2,057.69
City of Corydon Water Bills 70.00
Clark, Jacob Gas Reimburse #6 Truck 58.17
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 5.82
Ideal Ready Mix Newton Rd Patch 391.00
IDOT 1984 Chausse Distributor 700.00
IPERS Retirement 651.86
Productivity Plus Acct. Shop Mower Blade 77.55
RJ’s Automotive Trailer Tire 139.00
Southern Iowa Oil 100# Cylinder Hot Box 66.00
Treasurer State of Iowa State W/H 139.21
Wellmark Insurance 715.23
Ziegler Parts Skid Backhoe 694.82
Net Payroll July 3 833.43
Federal Deposit July 3 191.46
Net Payroll July 17 1005.83
Federal Deposit July 17 234.68
Net Payroll July 31 952.10
Federal Deposit July 31 166.16
TOTAL FUND: $13,722.43
IMWCA Work Comp Prem. 20/21 10,435.00
Wellmark Pershy/Fry Prem. 663.73
Federal Dep July 3 251.21
Federal Dep July 17 263.31
Federal Dep July 31 276.72
TOTAL FUND $11,889.97
Wayne County Treasurer June Correction 78.96
TOTAL FUND: $78.96

AFLAC Optional Insurance 65.23
Agriland FS Fuel 189.27
Alliant Energy Electric 131.47
Auxiant Insurance 26.18
B & D/Carquest Parts & Supplies 15.13
Clayton Plumbing Supply/Brass Insert 8.90
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 3.77
Hall Engineering Engineering Design/Water 894.39
Holmes Tiling Repairs 2,313.45
Iowa One Call Locates 31.50
IPERS Retirement 645.25
Keystone Laboratories, Inc Water/Wastewater Tests 76.00
Morris Enterprises LLC Pymt 3 Water Sys. Imp. Proj. 8,455.00
Post Office Water Bills Postage 198.00
Rathbun Regional Water Water 14,640.00
South Central Communications Phone 62.12
Treasurer State of Iowa Quarterly WET Tax 5,278.00
Treasurer State of Iowa State Taxes 153.22
Wellmark Insurance 463.35
Net Payroll July 3 1146.82
Federal Deposit July 3 306.88
Net Payroll July 17 1202.32
Federal Deposit July 17 325.99
Net Payroll July 31 1667.76
Federal Deposit July 31 457.48
TOTAL FUND $38,757.48

Godlove, Grace Refund 115.70
TOTAL FUND $115.70
AFLAC Optional Insurance 85.60
Agriland FS Fuel 189.18
Alliant Energy Electric 1,719.95
Auxiant Insurance 45.91
Avesis Optional Vision Insurance 10.17
B & D/Carquest Parts & Supplies 3.75
Bunnell, Scott Mowing 175.00
Electric Pump Service Agreement/Lift Station 1,400.00
GIS Benefits Life Insurance 6.61
IPERS Retirement 588.30
Keystone Laboratories Inc Water/Wastewater Tests 504.00
Lockridge Lumber Supplies 47.98
Municipal Pipe & Tool Sewer Rehab Proj. Pymt 4 1,766.17
South Central Communications Phone 82.40
Treasurer State of Iowa State Tax 126.57
Treasurer State of Iowa May/June Sales Tax 1,218.48
Wellmark Insurance 812.61
Net Payroll July 3 926.48
Federal Deposit July 3 252.64
Net Payroll July 17 812.41
Federal Deposit July 17 332.62
Net Payroll July 31 1082.35
Federal Deposit July 31 284.06
TOTAL FUND $12,473.24

B & D/Carquest Parts & Supplies 18.48
Fire Service Training Bureau Logan Smith Cert. Fees 100.00
MFA Oil Co. Fuel 189.42
TOTAL FUND $307.90
Hall Engineering Street Imp. Proj. 2019 fees 9,403.33
Norris Asphalt Paving Street Imp. Proj. 2019 Pymt 3 692,081.69
TOTAL FUND $701,485.02



Dennis Moorman

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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