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Cushing City Council Minutes — November 3, 2020

City Council Minutes
November 3, 2020
Cushing City Hall – 200 Main St.

The regular meeting of the Cushing City Council was called to order at 6:31 p.m. by Mayor Don Joy Jr.

Council members present:  Jesse VanHouten, Jerry Wittrock, Shawn Joy, and Mary Tyler

Also present:   Sheriff Dave Drew, Chad Sheehan

Motion by VanHouten seconded by Joy to approve consent agenda which includes:
1) Meeting agenda
2) October 6, 2020 Minutes
3) Financial Statement & Budget Report
4) Claims as Presented
5) Building Permits – Dausel, O’Connell
Motion passed 4/0.

Anfinson Farm Store  Permapatch/Grass seed    500.91
AT&T  Firemen Cell    62.93
Barnes & Noble  Library Books    190.54
Boerner & Goldsmith  Lawyer Fees    150.00
Connie Carstens  Library Frame    26.00
Dave Carstens  Mileage    464.40
Correctionville Building Center  Street Supplies    36.69
Elaine Droegmiller  Library Supplies/Books    109.96
EMC Ambulance Supplies    128.79
Nicole Huisinga  Mileage/Cleaning Supplies    92.70
Iowa League of Cities  Budget Workshop     25.00
ISG  Operator Services    450.00
Imminent Threat Water
Distribution    182.25
MCI  Telephone    31.18
Menards  Library Sink/City Fire Alarms    182.27
MET  Water Testing    39.00
Mid-American  Electricity    707.27
Lora D Miller  2019 Tax Prep    542.50
MPLC  Library Movie License    141.00
NW REC  Standpipe Light    127.93
PCC  Ambulance Billing    253.51
Tammy Porter Library Table..    80.25
Robert Mohr  Park Spraying    303.00
SCE  Repairs    1551.62
Schaller Telephone  Phone Service    56.75
Stevenson Hardware  City Parts    76.98
Terry Clarkson  Burials    1200.00
USPS  Stamps    55.00

Revenues by Fund:
General    28,204.37
Library    0.00
Road Use    1340.32
Water Fund    3699.93
Sewer Fund    2123.90
Solid Waste Fund    1956.25
Fire Fund    11,233.00
Total Revenue:    48,557.77

Sheriff’s Report: Sheriff Drew went over the report, and thanked the city and said goodbye as his term is up at the end of the year.  Chad Sheehan introduced himself, and answered some questions from the council.

Library Report: No report given.

Clerk Report: Report given.

City Maintenance: Council discussed the work that is in progress.

E911/Landfill Board: No report given.

Old 20 CDC:  No report given.

Motion made by Wittrock to approve reports as given.  Seconded by Joy.  Motion carried 4/0.

Old Business

General Business
1. Motion made by Joy to set December 1 as the date for a public hearing to approve plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for Lift Station Replacement.  Seconded by VanHouten.  Passed 4/0.
2. Motion made by VanHouten to set December 17 as the date to receive bids for the Lift Station Replacement project.  Seconded by Wittrock.  Passed 4/0.

• Liquor License.  Motion made by Wittrock to approve the liquor license for the Cushing Fire Dept. Seconded by VanHouten.  Passed 4/0.

• AFR.  Motion made by Joy to approve clerk to publish and send the AFR to the state.  Seconded by Tyler.  Passed 4/0.

• Nuisances.  Clerk updated clerk on status of property that was sent a letter, and the deadline for abatement was not met.  Motion made by Tyler to move ahead with the municipal infraction case.  Seconded by VanHouten.  Passed 4/0.

Resolution 2020:15:
Motion made by Joy to approve and authorize clerk to send AFR to be published and to the state. Seconded by VanHouten.  Passed 4/0.


Next regular meeting has been set for Tuesday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m.

With no further business, motion by Tyler, seconded by Joy to adjourn at 7:34 p.m.

Mayor Don Joy, Jr.

Attested by:
City Clerk Nicole Huisinga

Published in The Record
Thursday, November 12, 2020

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