Cushing City Council Minutes — January 7, 2020

Cushing City Council Minutes
January 7, 2020
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, Bob O’Connell.  Absent: Jesse VanHouten.  Also present:  Lt. Hertz

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

Claims
AT&T  Firemen Cell    62.88
Book Systems Inc.  Library Atrium Annual Subs    795.00
Dave Carstens  Mileage from city errands    172.80
CBC  Roof Repair Supplies    73.63
Don’s Pest Control  Fire Dept. Treatment    44.00
Elaine Droegmiller      Library supplies reimbursement    26.68
Feld Fire  Fire Extinguisher Recharge    50.60
Nicole Huisinga  Mileage/City Supplies    109.26
Iowa Good Roads  Dues FY20    95.00
Iowa Library Assoc.  Dues FY20    35.00
ISG  Operator Services/Eng. Fees    6239.50
Jacob’s Electric  Fire/City Repairs    1853.14
Joy Auto Parts  City Truck Supplies    150.45
LP Gill Inc.  3rd Qtr. Landfill Fees    1068.10
MCI  Telephone    31.12
Menards  City/Shed Supplies    140.15
MET  Water Testing    97.00
Mid-American  Electricity    968.07
New Cooperative  Fire/City Fuel    243.12
NW REC  Standpipe Light    129.78
One Source  Office Supplies    196.24
Rick’s Computers  Office Student & Home Pkg.    149.00
Sanitary Services  Qtrly Payment Garbage Service    4061.25
Schaller Telephone  Phone Service    54.08
Sioux City Journal  Publishing    12.78
Terry Clarkson Excavating  Burial    400.00
USA Bluebook  City Water Supplies    214.81
USPS  Stamps/Postage    220.00
Woodbury Co. EMS  November Paramedic Assists    600.00

Revenues by Fund:
General    11,105.62
Library    1003.95
Road Use    1228.25
Water Fund    3408.70
Sewer Fund    2088.00
Solid Waste Fund    1991.75
Fire Fund    0.00
Total Revenue:    20,826.27

Sheriff’s Report:  Lt. Hertz reported that Deputies responded to 1 call in Cushing last month.

Library Report:  Report given.

Clerk Report:  Report given.

City Maintenance:  The generator needs a tune up, so it’s ready when needed.  Council will get it to Shevers Repair to get it worked on.

E911/Landfill Board:  No report given.

Old 20 CDC:  No report given.

Committees & Appointments:  Resignation from Councilman Ray Endrulat was accepted.

Mayor Pro-Tem:  Motion made by O’Connell to appoint Shawn Joy as mayor pro-tem.  Seconded by Rabbass.  Motion passed 3/0.

Clerk: Motion made by O’Connell to appoint Nicole Huisinga as city clerk.  Seconded by Joy.

Newspaper:  Motion made by Joy to appoint The Record as the official newspaper.  Seconded by Rabbass.

Remaining committee appointments tabled until next month, or when the entire council is present.

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

General Business
• Humane Society Stray Animal Contract.  Motion made by Joy to approve contract, seconded by O’Connell.  Motion passed 3/0

• Mosquito Spraying.  Motion made by Joy to approve contract with Triple C Pest Control at the pre-pay price, seconded by O’Connell.  Motion passed 3/0

• Set Date for Public Hearing.  Motion made by Joy to hold public hearing to set the tax levy for FY20-21 on February 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.  Seconded by Rabbass.  Motion passed 3/0

• Set Wages for FY20-21.  Council discussed and decided to go with a 3% wage increase.  Clerk will prepare figures and have at next meeting for council to approve.

• Street Parking.  Council brought up a few residents that continue to park on the streets.  Clerk will look into an ordinance, or see if it will be in our code update we’re working on.

Resolutions
Resolution 2020:01:  
Motion made by Rabbass to
Set Public Hearing to Set the Tax Levy Maximum
for FY20-21 on February 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.  

Seconded by Joy.  Motion passed 3/0.

Ordinances

Next regular meeting has been set for Tuesday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m.

With no further business, there was a motion by Rabbass, seconded by Joy to adjourn at 8:04 p.m.

Mayor Don Joy, Jr.

Attested by:
City Clerk Nicole Huisinga

Published in The Record
Thursday, January 23, 2020

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