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Cushing City Council Minutes — February 5, 2019

Cushing City Council Minutes
February 5, 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.  Absent:  Ben Rabbass
Also present:  Lt. Charles Hertz

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

ACCO  Injection valve    45.15
AT&T  Firemen Cell    46.89
CBC  Library Roof Repair    126.80
Don’s Pest Control  Fire Dept. Treatment    44.00
Elaine Droegmiller  Library books/printer ink    62.86
Nicoe Huisinga  Colored Paper    9.61
ISG  Eng./Operator Services    5,555.56
IMFOA  Dues    50.00
MCI  Telephone    29.62
Menards  Library Roof Repair    35.80
Gary Merkel  Mileage to meeting    29.96
Mid-American  Electricity    993.37
New Coop
Library Propane    67.15
Fire Dept Diesel    175.01
Office Auditor of State  Periodic Exam Fee    1,200.00
One Source  Office supplies    112.96
Our Iowa  Library Magazine Subscription    19.98
PCC  Ambulance Billing    90.53
The Record  Publishing    232.85
River Valley After Prom  Donation    50.00
Schaller Telephone  Phone Service    54.40
Schmitt Construction  Water Project    17,451.25
USPS  stamps/certified letters    111.90
Wiese Construction  Remove/Inspect Library Ceiling    500.00
Woodbury Co. EMS  Ambulance Assist    400.00

Revenues by Fund:
General    9,057.77
Library    1,000.00
Road Use    1,690.97
Water Fund    116,281.09
Sewer Fund    8,578.00
Solid Waste Fund    1,942.00
Fire Fund    0.00
Total Revenue:    138,549.83

Sheriff’s Report.  Lt. Hertz reported deputies conducted 33 hours of Directed Patrols and responded to 3 calls.

Council read and discussed the resignation letter from Councilman Ben Rabbass.  Motion made by Joy to accept resignation, seconded by Endrulat.  Motion carried 4/0.  Clerk instructed to post some signs around town asking for interested residents to contact city hall.

City Maintenance.  Council discussed the need to repair the sand truck.  Joy will instruct Carstens to purchase an air dryer.  There was discussion on opening up the alley behind 3rd Street on the northeast end of town, as well as the intersecting alley next to old gas station.

Council discussed the various residents that have been sent letters to clean up their properties.  Clerk is instructed to contact lawyer to find out appropriate steps to follow.
Motion made by Endrulat to approve Reports as given.  Seconded by Porter.  Motion carried 4/0.

Old Business
• Library Roof Repair.  Discussion was held on the repair made by Carstens.  Council thinks the roof could possibly be fixed with sloped tin.  Clerk instructed to wait on mailing out bid sheets.
General Business

• ISG.  Project on target for April 2019 completion.
Section 1:  Pay Request #4 for $165,576.21
Section 2:  Pay Request #3 for $10,781.21
Motion made by Endrulat to approve the two payments.  Seconded by Joy.  Motion passed 4/0

• 2019-20 Budget Estimates.  Wages and mileage set for the upcoming budget year.

• Triple C Pest Control Contract.  Mayor Joy presented the contract for $1600, 16 applications.  Prepay $1520.  Motion made by Joy, seconded by Endrulat.  Motion passed 4/0

• Ambulance Savings Fund.  Motion made by Schlenger to move $2500 from ambulance revenue in the city account to the ambulance savings.  Seconded by Endrulat.  Joy abstained.  Motion carried 3/0

Resolution 2019:01:  
Set public hearing to approve budget.  
Motion to hold public hearing March 5th at 6:30 p.m. made by Porter.  Seconded by Joy.  Motion carried 4/0

Next regular meeting has been set for Tuesday, March 5, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

With no further business, motion by Joy, seconded by Endrulat to adjourn at 8:10 p.m.

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

Published in The Record
Thursday, February 21, 2019

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