Viva Cuba amending plans for tree replacement grant

Viva Cuba members Peggy Holland and Jill Barnett attended the June 4 meeting of the Cuba City Council regarding the city’s participation in the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant application. Holland and Barnett explained to the council that the organization’s original plan was to remove all trees and shrubs along Highway 19, starting at Ozark Street and going south to the railroad overpass, replacing the existing trees with approximately 80 native Missouri trees, as recommended by a forestry expert.

Cuba City Council Notes: June 4, 2019

The Cuba City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, June 4, to discuss the following items of city-related business:

• The meeting was called to order, with the full council in attendance.

• The regular meeting minutes of May 21, closed session minutes of May 21, special meeting minutes of May 30, and closed session minutes of May 30 were approved as presented.

Cuba leads area in sales tax growth

   Business growth in Cuba continues to charge up the local economy and that’s paying big dividends for the city, which has seen its sales tax revenue nearly double over the past 15 years.

Council finds one dog dangerous, the other not in separate hearings

    Public hearings on dangerous animals are not commonplace at Cuba City Council meetings, but there were two of them held at City Hall within a two-week span last month. The council heard two unrelated dog cases at regular meetings held on May 7 and May 21, with the council declaring one of the animals to be dangerous and the other one not.

Memorial rededicated at Oak Hill Cemetery

The Oak Hill Cemetery Board of Directors and members met at the church building on Hwy. C on May 26, 2019 for their annual cemetery meeting. After the meeting Commander Mike Stillman and Color Guard Darin Fuchs, John Taylor and Don Merritt of the VFW Bledsoe-Bulas Post 6133 rededicated the brick memorial (bottom photo) with fallen soldiers names listed. Karol Blanton (standing, above) talks with Warren Rutz, age 96, from Texas and his sister Fern Kramme, age 98, of Owensville. Rutz and Kramme are seated on a bench donated by the Warren Rutz family.