Under the City of Corydon’s Urban Revitalization Plan, members of the council approved tax abatement requests for the property at 205 E. Monroe Street from Brandon Carpenter and Jared Chambers and the property at 417 E. Jackson Street received from Jack and Jane Pershy. City Clerk Ann Stevens advised the council both properties and applications met all requirements necessary for the abatements.
Mike Jordison of Grand River Mutual Networks was in attendance to speak to the council regarding services offered from their company. No action was taken following the discussion.
A request was received regarding tree removal by a property owner near the intersections of S. DeKalb and W. Marion streets. The property owner was notified and it was stated they would abide by the council’s wishes on the removal.
The council approved the motion to allow the property owner to decide on whether to remove or move the tree by early spring.
Mayor Dennis Moorman informed the council there was an estimated 52 signs in city limits that would need to be replaced. The council will be submitting for a $5,000 grant that is available from the Iowa DOT to replace city signs.
Moorman also advised the council of a quote he received for the tank at the Elk Pen for $50 per scrap ton. He informed the council the City of Humeston would take a look at the tank to possibly purchase.
With winter on the way, councilman Stan Rupe requested the snow ordinances be published prior to the first snow. By publishing ahead of the snow, the council hoped to remind residents and business owners of their snow removal responsibilities regarding sidewalks and no parking in snow removal routes.
Rupe also advised the council of storm drain locations in need of immediate attention to prevent injury if someone were to step into a hole. The council agreed to have the locations covered as soon as possible.
The next regular City of Corydon council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.