Cushing City Council Minutes
January 2, 2019
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: Ray Endrulat, Shawn Joy, Dustin Schlenger, Jim Porter, Ben Rabbass
Also present: Lt. Charles Hertz, Jennifer Movall, and Brooke Ludvigson
Motion by Joy, seconded by Schlenger to approve consent agenda which includes:
1) Meeting agenda
2) December 4, 2018 Minutes
3) Financial Statement & Budget Report
4) Claims as Presented
5) Building Permits – none
John & Betty Anfinson Land Purchase 5110.00
AT&T Firemen Cell 46.89
Boerner & Goldsmith Legal Fees 95.60
Book Systems Atrium program, Library 795.00
Dorsey & Whitney Legal Fees, SRF Loan 6570.00
Elaine Droegmiller Library books/story time supplies 18.24
Hawkeye Truck Equip. Plow Blade 1213.35
IA Good Roads 2019 Dues 95.00
ISG Eng./Operator Services 8688.97
Jacob’s Electric Library Light Repair 238.28
Joy Auto City Pickup Repairs 234.25
Joy Auto Fire Truck Repair 21.98
Tom & Jackie Kohn Land Purchase 7300.00
LP Gill 3rd qtr. landfill fees 1047.20
MCI Telephone 29.58
Met Water Testing 182.00
Mid-American Electricity 1013.04
One Source Office Supplies 212.93
Petersen Oil Diesel Fuel 404.00
PCC Nov. Billing 10.37
The Record Publishing 280.92
Sanitary Services Garbage Pickup 4061.25
SCE Water Project 164,615.12
Schaller Telephone Phone Service 54.40
Schmitt Construction Water Project 17,451.25
Simmering Cory Water Project 6000.00
Stevenson Hardware city supplies 39.77
USPS stamps 50.00
Woodbury Co. EMS Ambulance Assist 200.00
Woodbury Co. Secondary Roads Culvert Install 891.12
Revenues by Fund:
Road Use 1759.21
Water Fund 212,708.86
Sewer Fund 1710.00
Solid Waste Fund 2143.33
Fire Fund .00
Total Revenue: 225,592.48
Mayor Joy opened the Public Hearing on the Water Improvements Project Update at 6:30 p.m. Mayor Joy read the announcements listed below:
CITY OF CUSHING
2016 WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
UPDATE PUBLIC HEARING ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. Funding of Proposed Activities and Sources of Funds.
This project is funded in part by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and DNR/SRF Funds. The City was awarded a 2016 CDBG for $220,000. To date, $97,557 of the CDBG allocation has been expended. There is a local obligation of $571,810 committed towards project costs. To date, $231,322 has been expended.
B. Explain how the need for the activities was identified.
The need for the project is the result of an 80-year-old water tower that is in poor condition, water meters that are made of brass containing lead, and only one system well that supplies water that meets primary drinking water standards.
C. Nature of and Status of the Proposed Activities.
The nature of the proposed project involves the construction of a new 20,000 gallon standpipe, drilling of a new deep well and rehabilitation of an existing well, and the replacement of existing water meters.
Schmitt Construction and Schoon Construction & Excavation are the contractors for the work on the project. Work on the project is approximately 30% complete.
There has been a no change to the project beneficiaries as proposed in the application submitted to state for funding.
D. Announce the estimated portion of funds that will benefit low-and-moderate income persons.
The project will result in City-wide benefit and based on a 2015 survey, 63.5% of the residents living in the community are of low-and-moderate income.
E. Announce where the proposed activities will be conducted.
Construction of the proposed activities takes place at a site selected north of the city limits for construction of a new standpipe, the new well near the location of existing well #3, and new meters installed at each property where an existing meter must be replaced.
F. Announce plans to minimize displacement of persons and businesses resulting of funded activities.
The proposed project will not result in the displacement or relocation of any persons or businesses.
G. Announce plans to assist persons actually displaced.
Since this project will not result in the displacement or relocation of any persons or businesses, there are no plans being made to assist displaced persons.
No verbal or written comments were received. Mayor closed the public hearing at 6:40 p.m.
Sheriff’s Report. Lt. Hertz reported deputies conducted 51 hours of Directed Patrols and responded to 1 call.
City Maintenance. Dave Carstens has been hired as part-time city guy. Belly blade for snow plow was ordered and delivered.
Mayor. Mayor Joy attended Emergency Management Meeting and gave an update to council.
Committees & Appointments. Motion made by Schlenger to not make any changes at this time. Endrulat seconded. Motion passed 5/0
Motion made by Endrulat to approve Reports as given. Seconded by Joy. Motion carried 4/0.
• Library Roof Repair. Council discussed what the repairs are that need to be done. Endrulat would like clerk to put together a bid sheet to make sure all contractors are bidding on the same project scope. Endrulat proposes a raised roof over top of current roof. Clerk will create bid sheet, and send out to contractors. Council will discuss at upcoming meetings.
• ISG. Project on target for April 2019 completion.
Section 1: Pay Request #3. Motion made by Rabbass to approve the $43,746.55 payment. Seconded by Porter. Motion passed 5/0
• City Electrician. Council discussed options, and tabled any decisions at this time.
• Light off Hwy 20. Clerk instructed to call again.
• Simmering-Cory. Jennifer Movall gave an update on Public Vision meeting. 10-12 people were there, and gave some good input. Clerk mailed out surveys to be completed by residents and returned. Council will continue working with Simmering Cory on a Comprehensive Plan at an upcoming meeting.
Next regular meeting has been set for Tuesday, February 5, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
With no further business, motion by Rabbass, seconded by Endrulat to adjourn at 8:25 p.m.
Mayor Don Joy, Jr.
City Clerk Nicole Huisinga
2018 Payroll Summary
Elaine Droegmiller 5143.63
Ray Endrulat 440.00
Tom Halloran 4800.00
Nicole Huisinga 17,425.00
Don Joy, Jr. 700.00
Shawn Joy 889.75
Bob O’Connell 2399.00
Jim Porter 440.00
Ben Rabbass 200.00
Dustin Schlenger 673.00
Jerry Wittrock 6009.39
Published in The Record
Thursday, January 17, 2019