The Cuba School District’s budget is in good shape for the remainder of the 2019-20 fiscal year, despite the fact the school had to make a $350,000 health insurance assessment payment last November, Superintendent Jon Earnhart told the board at its regular meeting on February 19. Work is also beginning on next year’s budget.
A request by local motel operator Connie Echols to have fees waived for an open records request involving the city’s Tourism Commission was rejected by the Cuba City Council at its February 18 meeting in a vote that was ultimately decided by Mayor Ray Mortimeyer. The issue of payment likely became moot shortly after the vote, however, when an alderman requested the records be given to the entire council.
Local law enforcement and an area task force found drugs and cash during the execution of the search warrant in the Cuba area on February 21.
During its February 19 meeting, the Cuba School Board officially accepted the resignation of High School Principal Tim Webster. He is leaving the district to accept the position of assistant superintendent in St. James, his hometown.
At its February 18 meeting, the Cuba City Council approved two bids for materials and supplies needed to address an ongoing sewer problem at two residential homes on Trainer Avenue. Approval was also given to hire an additional police officer, but a proposed gutter replacement plan at Hood Park was put on hold.