The 2021-22 budget for the city of Cuba, which was approved by the city council at the end of June, contains an unusually large amount for auditing—$95,000. That is much higher than the cost for the standard annual audit that is required by law but had to be increased after the city was notified in May the city will soon be audited by the state.
While the Cuba City Council couldn’t find funds for a major renovation of city hall or a new police station for the 2021-22 fiscal year budget, aldermen included funding for more than $2 million in major infrastructure and equipment purchases. Those investments, however, don’t include other routine items, such as new asphalt for city streets that are in every annual budget.
A hearing has been scheduled for July 20 in Franklin County Circuit Court in Dennis Chandler’s age discrimination lawsuit against the city of Cuba. Chandler’s lawyer requested the hearing on June 30 in an effort to settle a discovery dispute in the case.
Missouri Rods, the Cuba Visitors Center, and the Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Route 66 Cruise-In along Route 66 in Cuba on Saturday. Buchanan, Smith, and N. Main streets were closed off for the event for vendors and activities and cars were on display from the Wagon Wheel Motel to the Post Office.
Tiffany Dickens, a member of the Crawford Co. R-II Board of Education, participated in Essential New Board Member Certification training sponsored by the Missouri School Boards' Association.