City snow drift

During the regular meeting held by the Corydon City Council on Jan. 23, Council member Stan Rupe reported he has heard lots of good comments around the community about the snow removal efforts around town. Rupe stated city employees Brandon Trower and Jacob Clark have logged many hours of overtime with the many inches of snow Corydon has received the past few weeks and it shows.

The council adopted Ordinance 337, which increases the minimum sewer fee from $30 to $40 and waived the third reading. The council, advised by City Clerk Ann Stevens, was informed no oral or written comments had been received at city hall since the first reading and publication of the notice.

Following the previous council meeting where much discussion took place regarding roll offs within city limits, the council considered Ordinance 338 regarding the roll offs and permits. A motion was made and approved to have legal counsel address clarification and an additional section to address the city’s ability to revoke a permit.

After receiving a request from Protos Properties LLC for tax abatement under the City of Corydon’s Urban Revitalization Plan for the renovations of the Rea Hotel building, the council approved the resolution. Stevens advised the council all requirements were met on the application.

The council approved a liquor license renewal for LaBota Mexican Restaurant. The monthly financial report for the LeCompte Memorial Library was also approved.

A motion was approved for Hall Engineering’s agreement for Professional Engineering Services for the 2019 Street Improvement Project. It was also approved to amend to the facility plan for wastewater treatment and to authorize Hall Engineering Company to submit the document to the IDNR.

Council member Eric Jaeckel mentioned to the council he would like to see a sidewalk project between the high school and elementary. It was decided to have more discussion regarding this topic at a later date.

City resident Randy Sharp was present to advise of an issue regarding a loose dog within city limits. Sharp stated a dog came into his yard and grabbed a cat from his grandson’s arms and killed it. Sharp was questioning what action he could take if the dog showed up again.

The council advised Sharp at this time the city does not have an animal control person and the sheriff’s office is not contracted to handle animals. The council assured Sharp a Code Enforcement officer would be discussed at the next work session.

The next work session is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. and the next regular meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

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