Cuba News

Alderman questions validity of ongoing employee salary study

A member of the Cuba City Council questions the value of an $18,400 employee salary study that the council has commissioned. The salary study is intended to review current compensation and pay ranges for city workers based on their job descriptions and compare those pay ranges with workers having similar jobs in other towns.

School board seeks candidates following Myers’ resignation

Crawford County R-2 Board of Education member Carrie Myers has resigned her seat on the school board, and the district is now advertising for applicants who would like to fulfill the remainder of her term, which lasts until the municipal election in April.

Lack of quorum results in council meeting being canceled, then uncanceled

The meeting was on before it was off and then on again.

The Cuba City Council held a regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 22, but a shortage of aldermen temporarily forced its cancellation. As plans were being made to reschedule the meeting for another date, Alderman Warren Graddy was contacted by phone to provide a quorum and allow the meeting to continue as planned, albeit with an abbreviated agenda.

Alderman pushes for second war monument at Recklein

One councilman’s goal of building a second war memorial to honor Cuba’s veterans failed to garner much support from his fellow council members.
At the January 8 meeting of the Cuba City Council, Ward 3 Alderman Jeff Bouse presented his plan to construct a second war monument. Bouse said he wanted to earmark $5,000 for construction of a second monument at the Recklein Commons area. It would serve as a smaller satellite monument to the granite one that is already there.