Cuba News

Cuba City Council Notes

The Cuba City Council held meetings at City Hall on February 26, March 5 and March 11 to discuss the following items of business:

February 26 Regular Meeting
• The regular meeting minutes of February 5 were accepted as presented. Aldermen Kevin Copling and Cody Leathers abstained, as they were absent from that meeting.

• Mike Lowes and Bruce Nebel of the Disabled American Veterans organization asked the council for the office space in the old firehouse that had been used in the past by the American Red Cross. City Attorney Lance Thurman stated someone from the Red Cross would need to contact City Hall before the DAV could take it over, due to an existing contract between the city and Red Cross. The city clerk was to contact the Red Cross to confirm the current status on the space. Alderman Cody Leathers suggested offering the DAV the same $1 lease that the Red Cross had with the city. Lowes said the DAV planned to make improvements to the office space to make it better.

Alderman wants to move forward with plans for new police station and city hall

Alderman Kevin Copling is all about moving Cuba forward, and he thinks building a new police station and city hall will be a huge step in the right direction.

Cuba Arts Council sends local sixth graders to the Symphony

By Jim Welch
    For decades, the Cuba Arts Council has been sending the Crawford County R-2 sixth graders to the St. Louis Symphony's Education Concerts. This year was no exception. They attended the concert entitled "Music without Boundaries" on Thursday, February 21, 2019.  The sixth graders start beginning band, so CAC feels it is great for them to see professionals playing "their" instruments.

Improvements are approved for Routes 19 and ZZ in Cuba

    Pedestrian facility improvements along Missouri Route 19 and Crawford County Route ZZ in Cuba have been approved by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. At its meeting today, the commission awarded a contract to make improvements in the area, to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Raineri Construction submitted the low bid of $1,555,292.