Cushing City Council Minutes — May 7, 2019

Cushing City Council Minutes
May 7, 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:  Alex Rabbass, Shawn Joy, Jim Porter.  Absent:  Ray Endrulat, Dustin Schlenger.
Also present:  Lt. Charles Hertz, Brooke Sievers, Deb Clark, Pat Rogers, Dave Carstens, and Bob Bendixen

Motion by Joy, seconded by Rabbass to approve consent agenda which includes:
1)  Meeting agenda
2)  April 2, 2019 Minutes
3) Financial Statement & Budget Report
4)  Claims as Presented
5)  Building Permits – none

Claims
Anfinson Farm Store  Grass Seed    129.45
AT&T  Firemen Cell    46.10
Barry Motor Company  Fire Truck Maint.    611.90
ClerkBooks  5 hr. Support  Package    400.00
Danko  Fire Truck Maintenance    994.16
Don’s Pest Control  Fire Station Treatment    44.00
Elaine Droegmiller  Library-Books/Storytime Supplies    98.08
EMC Insurance  Insurance Premium    18,343.00
Feld Fire  fire truck maintenance    59.80
Mike Frahm  Mowing Payment #1    787.50
Nicole Huisinga  Supplies    51.21
ISG  Eng./Operator Services    3,947.92
Sewer Facility Plans    997.50
Jacobs Electric  Lift Station Repair    458.41
Joy Auto  City/Fire     226.76
LP Gill  4th Qtr. Landfill    1,047.20
MCI  Telephone    28.36
Met  Water/Wastewater Test    96.00
Mid-American  Electricity    935.70
New Coop  Library/City/Fire    1,472.91
NW REC  Standpipe Light    38.03
One Source  City Printer Ink/Clips    88.58
PCC  Ambulance Billing    155.33
The Record  Publishing    151.63
Rehab Systems  Vac/Televise Sewer Lines    2,636.70
Sanitary Services  Qtrly Garbage Fee    4,061.25
SCE  Water Project    37,524.47
Water Line Repair    1,292.74
Schaller Telephone  Phone Service    53.99
Schmitt Construction  Water Project    5,801.75
Terry Clarkson Excavating  Burial/Water Line Repair    750.00
USPS  stamps    110.00
Woodbury Co. EMS  Ambulance Assist    1,000.00

Revenues by Fund
General    19,409.54
Library    1,863.00
Road Use    843.49
Water Fund    112,168.31
Sewer Fund    1,695.00
Solid Waste Fund    3,014.09
Fire Fund    0.00
Total Revenue:    138,993.43

Sheriff’s Report.  Lt. Hertz reported deputies conducted 30 hours of Directed Patrols and responded to 0 calls.

Library.  The annual bake sale had a great turnout with a $653 profit.  The director is working on the Summer Reading Program.

City Maintenance.  The city, SCE, and ISG are working on water pressures with the new standpipe/well.

Motion made by Rabbass to approve Reports as given.  Seconded by Porter.  Motion carried 3/0.

Old Business
• Library Roof Repair.  Mayor Joy has been talking with a guy that does tuck pointing.  We are waiting on some estimates from him.  Dave Carstens has some plans to look at the roof once it has dried out from rain.

General Business
• ISG.  Project nearing the end.  Substantial completion to date.  Final pay requests are coming in.  Brooke Sievers discussed how to modify standpipe to stop overflow while high amounts of water being run through.  3 options were given:  do nothing, well timer, or radio read measuring at standpipe.  Council will need to decide for June meeting.  Also, Sievers reported that $45,000 of the project loan is forgivable.
* Section 1:  Pay Request #7
Motion made by Joy to approve the payment.  Seconded by Rabbass.  Motion passed 3/0
* Section 2:  Pay Request #5 and #6
Motion made by Porter to approve the payment.  Seconded by Rabbass.  Motion passed 3/0

• EGR Insurance.  Deb Clark and Pat Rogers presented the insurance fees for the city.

• Old City Pickup.  Council discussed taking out parts that could be useful, and scrapping the remainder.

• Set Public Hearing for Budget Amendment.  Clerk discussed the options, and council chose June 4th for the hearing.

• Water & Sewer Rate Increase.  Clerk presented the increases that had taken place since 2006.  The most recent raises were 2016 for water, and 2012 for sewer.  Council instructed clerk on rates and to draft an ordinance for review next meeting.

Resolutions:
Resolution 2019:04:
A Resolution to set the date for a public hearing for the
budget amendment #1 FY2019 on June 4, 2019.  
Motion made by Joy, seconded by Porter.  Motion passed 3/0.

Next regular meeting has been set for Tuesday, June 4, 2019, time to be determined.

With no further business, motion by Joy, seconded by Rabbass to adjourn at 8:35 p.m.

Mayor Don Joy, Jr.

Attested by:
City Clerk Nicole Huisinga

Published in The Record
Thursday, May 23, 2019

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