Mayor Rodney Parham called the regular meeting of the Corydon City Council to order. Present were Council Members Jaeckel, Relph, Holmes and Carpenter. Nessen was absent. James Wiltamuth was also present.
Police Chief Allen Fry reported that Wiltamuth passed the police officer’s exam with flying colors, including the mile and a half run. Fry said Wiltamuth had applied before and was determined: “I think he’ll do a good job.” The council approved Wiltamuth’s application.
Fry will be taking a week off in September to visit family.
The council approved the closing of the alley south of the Fibbin’ Fisherman Lounge for Old Settlers. Fry reported deputies were coming in for the big parade and the George Saling Walk/Run. Once Old Settlers is over, LED lights will be installed near the post office and the high school. According to Fry, “LED lights have made a heck of difference” where they’ve already been mounted around the city.
The council approved a fund of $1,900.91 for the learn-to-swim program. They also approved accepting bids to fix cracks on the square.
Jason Miller of MSA Professional Services advised the council that a project evaluation of the waste treatment plant would be Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. Miller hinted at concerns with the process, saying, “Reading between the lines, [the evaluators] will probably be pretty strict.” The meeting was cancelled later in the week, and moved back.
With Nick Moorman’s help, the city removed a few problem trees. A couple more trees at the cemetery still need removed. Before winter, a couple of roofs on city property need fixed, as well as fire hydrants replaced.
The council approved the minutes, treasurer’s and clerks reports, and the unpaid and prepaid bills. They also approved a wine application for Casey’s General Store.
The overtime report was presented with 4.55 hours of overtime at a cost of $114.30.
The next regular meeting of the Corydon City Council will be Wed., Aug. 21 at 7 p.m.