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
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:
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 Gas Station. Sold to a resident
• 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
• 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