Following the open house held for outgoing council member Stan Rupe, the Dec. 22 regular City of Corydon council meeting was kicked off in a big way. Anne Winslow-Cook presented a $100,000 check to the City of Corydon Parks and Recreation Department on behalf of the Winslow Family Foundation. Winslow-Cook read a short letter to the council prior to the presentation stating the restricted donation was to be used exclusively by the Parks and Recreation Department to further their mission.

Following the check presentation, the floor was turned over to Bill Cortesio with Ultra 7 Development where he discussed their plans for potential housing development on the northeast portion of Corydon.

“The one request we have of the City of Corydon is an extension of 140th Street to the north where our extension of Anthony Street would be,” said Cortesio. “We want to help Corydon grow but we want to do a very good job and do it right because we are putting several million dollars worth of structures in.”

Cortesio stated they hoped to extend Anthony Street in the next six months to be completed by July 1, with funding secured.

“We’re the same group that built the housing at Indian Hills [Centerville] that students just moved into and we are done with that now and we are addressing what we feel is the next need in our communities in Appanoose and Wayne County,” Coresio continued. “It is for housing as we have a lot of jobs that are available in both counties and in order to grow and prosper and build our tax base we need to build homes.”

No decisions were made on this, however the council agreed to have more discussion.

In other business, Josh Cobb was approved once again as the Corydon Fire Department Chief for 2022.

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