Cushing City Council Minutes & Claims — August 7, 2018

Cushing City Council Minutes
August 7, 2018
Cushing City Hall – 200 Main St.

The regular meeting of the Cushing City Council was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Don Joy Jr.

Council members present:  Jim Porter, Ray Endrulat, Dustin Schlenger, Shawn Joy.  Absent: Ben Rabbass

Also present:  Lt. Charles Hertz, Brooke Sievers (ISG), and City Clerk Nicole Huisinga

Motion by Porter, seconded by Rabbass to approve consent agenda which includes:
1) Meeting agenda
2) July 3 & July 17, 2018 Minutes
3) Financial Statement & Budget Report
4) Claims as Presented
5) Building Permits – none

Claims
ACCO  Liquid Chlorine    171.40
AT&T  Firemen Cell    46.03
Barnes & Noble  Library – books    186.30
Boerner & Goldsmith  Land Purchase Paperwork    733.33
Corner Hardware  Keys Made/Roll of wire    19.29
CBC  Shed Supplies    16.02
Don’s Pest Control  Fire Station Treatment    43.00
DNR  Annual NPDES Fee    210.00
Elaine Droegmiller  Library/story time supplies    35.85
EMP Ambulance Supplies    364.98
Mike Frahm  Mowing Payment    735.00
Nicole Huisinga  Mileage/Supplies    26.18
ISG  Eng./Operator Services    13,404.16
JP Cooke  Dog tags/receipt books    70.25
MCI  Telephone    28.53
Gary Merkel  Mileage to landfill meeting    29.96
Met  Water test    54.00
Mid American  Electricity    972.57
Mills Pharmacy  Ambulance Supplies    60.00
New Coop  Fire fuel    102.50
NW IA League of Cities  2018-19 Dues    25.00
One Office Solution  copy paper/envelopes    92.99
PCC  Ambulance June/July Billing    78.78
Petersen Oil  City Fuel    425.44
Quality Pump and Control  Lift Station Pump Repair    1,454.50
The Record  July Publishing    180.94
Schaller Telephone  Phone Service    53.68
SIMPCO  Hwy. 20 Study/18-19 Dues    864.00
State Library of IA  Bridges/eBook Subscription    54.93
Stevenson Hardware  Marking Spray/Weed Eater Repair    62.64
David E. Urban Appraisal Services  W/WW Review Appraisals    1,400.00
USPS  Stamps/Library Books Postage    103.01

Revenues by Fund:
General    4,197.55
Library    5.81
Road Use    1,478.04
Water Fund    10,783.07
Sewer Fund    8,329.42
Solid Waste Fund    3,848.73
Fire Fund    0.00
Total Revenue:    28,642.62

Mayor Joy opened the Public Hearing on the proposal to sell real property, Lot 1, Block 1.  No verbal or written comments were received.  Mayor closed the Public Hearing. City will move forward with the sale of the property.

Sheriff’s Report.  Lt. Hertz reported deputies conducted 25 hours of Directed Patrols and responded to 7 calls.

City Maintenance.  Council discussed the need to replace the lift station.  Updates to the snowplow truck, not to exceed $2500, were approved.  Councilmen Joy and Schlenger are to get bids for new tires for the skid loader for next meeting.

Motion made by Porter to approve Reports as given.  Seconded by Schlenger.  Motion carried 4/0.

Old Business
• Old Gas Station.  Sold to a resident

General Business
• ISG.  Brooke Sievers gave the council an update on the Water Improvement Project.  Letter with project plans will go out to residents in their upcoming water bills.
• Construction Loan Application.  Terms were discussed, and motion by Joy to approve the 30 year extended, disadvantaged term.  Seconded by Schlenger.  Motion passed 4/0
• Set Date for Hearing on Entering into a Loan and Disbursement Agreement.  Motion made by Endrulat to set date for September 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  Seconded by Porter.  Motion passed 4/0

Resolutions
• Resolution 2018:15:  
Motion made by Porter to approve the Resolution approving contract and performance and/or payment bonds for the Water System Improvements Project:  Section 1.  Seconded by Joy.  Motion passed 4/0

• Resolution 2018:16:  
Motion made by Joy to approve the Resolution adopting and approving tax compliance procedures relating to tax exempt bonds. Seconded by Endrulat.  Motion passed 4/0

• Resolution 2018:17:  
Motion made by Schlenger to fix a date for a public hearing on proposal to enter into a water revenue loan and disbursement agreement and to borrow money there under in a principal amount not to exceed $890,000.  Seconded by Porter.  Motion passed 4/0

Next regular meeting has been set for Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

With no further business, motion by Schlenger, seconded by Endrulat to adjourn at 7:35p.m.

Mayor Don Joy, Jr.
Attested by: City Clerk Nicole Huisinga

Published in The Record
Thursday, August 23, 2018   

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