Health insurance rates are on the rise, at least for the city of Corydon.
City Clerk Ann Stevens told the city council to be prepared for an increase of 32.5 percent in health insurance rates the first of September. With the present insurance plan, this would cost the city approximately $13,500. City workers will be asked for input, as there are several options to look at, including increasing deductibles and moving to a different plan. The council will take this up at the July meeting.
No visitors were present at the public hearing to comment on vacating the portion of street and alley at the Pamida building location. The property was physically vacated by the city at the time the building was constructed, but the legal process was never completed. Now all the hoops have been jumped through, as the public hearing was published and held, and the council approved Resolution 2013-21 to vacate the property.
Council member Cheri Nessen told of the first pool audit by Ellis & Associates, the safety and risk management firm employed by the city to help with pool safety. She said the pool met Ellis standards in three of the four areas audited and exceeded standards in a fourth area.
The council also--
• approved resolutions authorizing the transfer of funds from water operating fund to water major repair fund, a transfer from garbage fund to garbage major repair, and one from emergency fund to general fund.
• renewed cigarette and tobacco licenses for Casey's General Store, Dollar General, Hy-Vee and Southern Iowa Oil.
• will advertise for a police officer position.
• heard there is still six months left on the warranty for work by Haggarty Construction in their portion of the sewer renovations, so the company will be contacted concerning sunken spots on East State Street.
• suggested the Old Settler Committee promote cleaning up the sidewalks in town as part of the Old Settler preparation process.
• heard the city crew is cutting dead trees at the cemetery and in the courtyard.
• accepted a bid from Bob Reed for stone repair at the cemetery. Reed bid $22 per stone, Corson Cemetery Restoration bid $54.
• set the next regular meeting for 5:30 p.m. July 8.