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
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:
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.
• 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.
• 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
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.
City Clerk Nicole Huisinga
Published in The Record
Thursday, February 21, 2019