Cuba News

Cuba City Council Notes

The Cuba City Council held a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 19. The following items of city business were discussed that night:

• Dr. Don Fuchs, representing the Cuba Tourism Committee, updated the council on plans to obtain and display two aircraft at the Cuba Municipal Airport. Fuchs will travel to South Carolina to check on one of the planes, to see if it can be flown to Cuba to save on ground transport costs. He recommended talking with US Representative Jason Smith about obtaining the title to the aircraft, as the title will not be released for five years and parts cannot be sold from it without the city having title of ownership. Fuchs discussed private donations to the project that will help offset transport costs.

Council passes floodplain management ordinance

The Cuba City Council has adopted a floodplain management ordinance, which allows property owners living within the designated floodplain area to qualify for additional flood insurance protection if they choose to purchase it. The council passed the new ordinance on June 19 in a 5-1 decision. Alderman Jeff Bouse, of Ward 3, cast the only no vote against it.