Cushing City Council
City Council Minutes
May 4, 2021
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, Jerry Wittrock, Shawn Joy, and Mary Tyler, Jesse VanHouten
Also present: Gary Merkel, Corey and Tish Evans
Motion by Rabbass, seconded by Tyler to approve consent agenda which includes:
1) Meeting agenda
2) April 6, 2021 Minutes
3) Financial Statement & Budget Report
4) Claims as Presented
5) Building Permits
Motion passed 5/0.
Anfinsons Farm Store Grass Seed 102.60
AT&T Firemen Cell 62.28
Book Systems Library 795.00
Builders Sharpening Blades.. 88.20
CBC Fire Station Bathroom 33.87
Don’s Pest Control Fire Station Treatment 46.00
Elaine Droegmiller Library Books 19.62
Feld Fire Fire Dept. Supplies 2171.65
Foundation Analytical Lab Water testing 60.25
Goettsch Dispatch Trucking 790.33
ISG Operator Services 547.22
New Lift Station 2525.75
Keith Ludvigson Park Repairs 50.00
MCI Telephone 32.19
Menards Fire Station Bathroom 103.11
Mid-American Electricity 794.97
New Coop Fire fuel 103.00
NW REC Standpipe Electricity 130.66
One Office City/Shed Supplies 120.05
PCC Ambulance Billing 390.91
Colton Porter Mowing Payment 1100.00
Ricks Computers Library Laptops 1729.00
Schaller Telephone Phone Service 58.84
Terry Clarkson Burial 700.00
USPS Stamps 110.00
Revenues by Fund:
Road Use 4164.99
Water Fund 3594.85
Sewer Fund 4124.38
Solid Waste Fund 1942.00
Fire Fund 0.00
Total Revenue: 38,101.90
Sheriff’s Report: Report stated that Cushing had 4 calls last month.
Library Report: Report given.
Clerk Report: Report given.
City Maintenance: Council discussed clean up at ball field, and properties around town.
E911/Landfill Board: Merkel gave a report on last meeting. There wasn’t a quorum, so no decisions were made.
Old 20 CDC: No report given.
Committee & Appointments — Motion made by Wittrock to approve Reports as given. Seconded by Joy. Motion carried 5/0.
• Nuisance Properties. Council discussed some of the issues. Clerk confirmed letters were sent to the properties specified by council. Council directed clerk to send letters to more residents, and to find out process to red tag a property. Council would also have clerk send letters to residents with dogs that are running around town without leashes.
• Public Hearing. Motion made by Tyler to set June 1st as the date for a public hearing for budget amendment #1. Seconded by VanHouten. Motion carried 5/0.
• Street Signs/Banners. Tyler presented the need to replace the street signs around town. Council asked the clerk to get quotes for signs and banners for main street.
Resolution 2021:12: Motion by Joy to set the public hearing for the budget amendment #1 FY2021, seconded by Rabbass. Motion carried 5/0.
Next regular meeting has been set for Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.
With no further business, motion by Wittrock, seconded by VanHouten to adjourn at 7:35 p.m.
Mayor Don Joy, Jr.
City Clerk Nicole Huisinga
Published in The Record
Thursday, May 20, 2021