The June 4 City of Corydon council meeting was called to order. No one was present for the open 10-minute forum, so the council moved on to consider Resolution 2018-22, an application for tax abatement under the City of Corydon urban revitalization plan for Burton and Linda Prunty for the property at 203 W. Depot Street. The resolution was approved and the motion carried.
Next, the council considered Resolution 2018-23, to approve corporate sponsorship of five employees at the Prairie Trails Wellness Center at the cost of $750. The council decided to ensure the employees are using the fitness center by checking after one year. The resolution was then approved and the motion carried.
The council then considered renewal of tobacco licenses for Caseys General Store, Hy-Vee, Dollar General and Gasland Express. The motion was carried.
The next item was put on the agenda by the city’s legal council, regarding a building at 609 N. East Street that has received several complaints from neighbors. The complaints included water from the building going into a neighbor’s yard and another neighbor reporting loud noises coming from the house. The building also has a fence and lean-to that did not follow the rules with city ordinances.
The city council decided to wait on considering legal action until they can speak to their legal council of what it would entail. City council members expressed they do not want residents to feel that their private property must be a certain way, but city ordinances must be followed with building certain structures.
Mayor Rod Parham brought up compliments on street repair by the city crew after an accident regarding a hit hydrant caused damage.
The minutes and treasurer’s report was approved. The city council allowed the unpaid and prepaid bills. The audience was then given to City Clerk, Ann Stevens.
Stevens reported that the insurance for the city will only cover the hydrant that was hit and not the vehicle involved in the accident. Police Chief Allen Fry said the vehicle was unregistered.
Stevens then had a copy of a quote from Redden’s Masonry regarding repairs to the LeCompte Memorial Library’s south wall. The council decided to call Redden’s for more details about materials and supplies needed and the overall cost.
The next City of Corydon council meeting was scheduled for July 9 at 7 p.m.