April 21, 2021 City Council Meeting Minutes

Category: News.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:30 P.M.

1. Call to Order/Roll Call
Meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm. Present was Mayor Bennett, Councilpersons Christian, Holmes, Rodgers, and Rupe.
Guests: Jen Reed, Mark Lee, Clint Housh, and Bill Cortesio.

2. Open Forum
No comments

3. Approve Minutes of April 14, 2021 Special Meeting
Motion to approve minutes of the April 14, 2021 Special Meeting made by Christian. Seconded by Rupe. Ayes: Christian, Holmes, Rodgers, and Rupe. Nays: none. Motion carried.

4. Approval of Unpaid and Prepaid Bills
Motion to approve unpaid and prepaid bills made by Rodgers. Seconded by Christian.
Ayes: Christian, Holmes, Rodgers, and Rupe. Nays: none. Motion carried.

5. Discussion of City Hall Procedures and Progress
a) Gibbs reminding Council members of the April 27 Special Election.
b) City Hall will be open to the public starting May 03, 2021.
c) The FY22 Budget has been certified by the Wayne County Auditor.
d) The Board of Adjustment will meet on the 26th to review three zoning use requests.
e) A roll off is to be delivered to the 215 N West street for clean up by this Friday, April 23. The USDA grant application is ready for submission. The request is for grant funds for the Corydon Fire.
City Shop/Crew
f) Provided help in cleaning up the little league field at the fairgrounds.
g) Created list of prioritized streets for seal coating
h) Continue to repair potholes and patching on streets

6. Consideration/Approval of Survey Agreement for City Property North of the South Lagoons
Mark Lee of Lee Chamberlin was present to answer any questions regarding the proposed agreement for surveying services. If approved, his firm will begin April 22 on the research needed to move forward with the survey work. First step will be to review the abstract of the property in order to locate the property lines of the existing property. Then they will work together with the City and Kading to determine new property lines. The City will need an easement for the City lagoons. Once property lines are determined, the plat would be prepared by May 12 for City Council approval. The plat would be ready for City Attorney review a week prior.
Motion to approve the survey agreement presented by Lee Chamberlain for the city property north of the south lagoons made by Holmes. Seconded by Rupe. Ayes: Christian, Holmes, Rodgers, and Rupe. Nays: none. Motion carried.

7. Give Audience to Clint Housh
a. Requesting 10-year tax abatement for the new 4-plex recently completed in Corydon. Council explained that this is not yet available. Housh will pay the taxes until such abatement is available for application.
b. Each apartment is getting charged a minimum of $106.80 for water, sewer, garbage and recycling. Housh asked if each apartment must have a separate account. Council responded that each unit must have a separate account since each unit is on a separate water meter.
c. Housh informed Council of Ultra 7, a new, local real estate development firm, that is currently working with IHCC for a dorm in Centerville. This group is also working with Seymour and other communities to construct multi-family units. Ultra 7 consists of 7 members from the Seymour/Centerville area with a variety of experience in the housing industry. They are looking for lots in Corydon for building sites. The preference will be for owner occupied multi-family units, but single-family homes are an option as well.
d. Housh asked Council for their support for the IHCC bond referendum in November. The passing of this referendum would be very positive for the Corydon area.

8. Consideration/Approval of Fireworks Permit for Corydon Lions Club for 2021 July 4th Celebration.
Carol Palmer was present to request the permit and ask the City to send payment for fireworks. The Lions Club reimburses the City for the cost of the fireworks. They plan to have the celebration on July 3rd at Corydon Lake Park. The fire department will be present for control. This year’s fireworks will be done electronically which will provide a safer environment.
Motion to approve the Fireworks Permit for Corydon Lions Club for the 2021 July 4th Celebration and to purchase the fireworks and then be reimbursement by the Lions Club was made by Rodgers. Seconded by Christian. Ayes: Christian, Holmes, Rodgers, and Rupe. Nays: none. Motion carried.

9. Sub-Committee Reports
The Street Committee of Rupe and Holmes met and prepared a list of draft locations for 7 additional stop signs. Council asked Officer Wiltamuth to review the locations. Gibbs will send the list to Officer Wiltamuth for his input.

10. Update on Nuisance Properties
The Iowa DNR denied our requests for grant funds for the demolition of the building at 212 W Jackson street and the house at 215 N West street. Council will need to look at putting these locations up for bid fairly quickly. The house at 211 W North Street should be coming under City ownership soon.

11. Discussion Good Cause Business

a.) The office has had more complaints about stray cats. Christian is working on a city-wide program and will provide more updates at a future Council meeting.
b.) Council meetings will go back to the normal schedule for 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.
c.) Rodgers asked that Council review the development agreement submitted by Kading Properties. Tentatively plan to meet with City Attorney Norris two weeks from April 21 for final review.

12. Next regular meeting April 28, 2021 @ 5:30 p.m.

Adjourned at 6:39 pm.




TOTAL $ 6,409.49

Nathan Bennett, Mayor

ATTEST: Stacy Gibbs
Administrative 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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