A door has closed at Cuba’s Georgia-Pacific plant—literally—but local officials are trying to open a window. On Monday, officials with Georgia-Pacific announced the permanent closing of the gypsum fire door core plant and local officials are already making plans for a career fair to help the 47 impacted workers.
The city of Cuba’s new mass notification system, which is designed to alert citizens in times of an emergency, is now fully active. After informing the Cuba City Council during its February 7 meeting that “AlertCuba” was ready to go live, Director of Emergency Management Rodney Neff put the system into action on Monday.
During its meeting on January 7, the Cuba City Council approved bids for tree-trimming work, the city’s annual fireworks display, and the purchase of new rifles for the police department. Aldermen also received an annual summary report from the animal shelter.
At the January 7 meeting of the Cuba City Council, Mayor Ray Mortimeyer told Marilyn Stewart, the former chairperson of the Historic Preservation Commission, the city has no plans to completely abandon its existing historic preservation ordinance but will be working to repeal and replace it since it hasn’t been enforced for more than a decade.
Cuba Free Press employees Tammy Spurgeon (left) and Joy Brandenburger show off the hundreds of cans of food subscribers brought in for the Cuba Food Pantry during a special canned food subscription special in November and December. The food will help local individuals in need during the coming year.