Rushville City Council Minutes July 27, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Councilman Snyder at 6:00 p.m. as per the Municipal Code of the City of Rushville, Sheridan County, NE. Notice of the meeting was given by publication in the Sheridan County Journal Star on July 22, 2015 as required by law and delivered to the Council in person. Present: Snyder, Willnerd, Lovell. Absent: Councilman Jansen.

The following motions were duly made, seconded and passed.

1. To approve, accept and ratify the following items listed under the consent agenda: Council minutes of the June meeting and the June Treasurers Report.

2. Approved Will Stinson as the new dog catcher.

3. Approved Ordinance #15-773 to change the regular time Council meeting are held: to provide for an effective date of 7-27-2015.

4. Approved appointment of Carla Perry to the Assisted Living Board.

5. Approved Special Liquor License for American Legion Club Post #161 for Fun Days, Friday, September 4, 2015 and Saturday, September 5, 2015.

6. Approved all of the following bills for the City of Rushville and that warrants be drawn for same: 

Employee Salaries 32,782.85; Great Plains Communications Inc 892.87; Dale Lee Walker Mower 798.57; Norhwest Community Action 229.00; Frontier 207.67; Northwest Rural Public Power District 384.26; Hawkins 3,745.70; Nebraska Public Power District 9,816.84; Hinn’s Rushville Auto 279.12; Peg Sones 40.00; Nebraska Dept of Revenue 784.73; Gordon Rushville Schools 2,000.00; Rushville Service Center 427.11; Farmers Coop 195.88; Source Gas 276.82; Sargent Drilling 12,116.71; Hinn Hardware 1,373.49; Police Sinking Fund 1,000.00; R&R Products 236.04; Arnold Pool 47.94; Alliance Times Herald 102.00; US Postal Service 5.00; Ideal Market 332.21; Van Diest 11,377.40; Xerox 163.76; Sheridan County Treasurer 952.03; Pepsi 281.60; Amazon. Comm 297.91; Westco 2,202.89; Sewer Loan DEQ 6,500.00; Sewer Maintenance DEQ 1,000.00; Nebraska Dept Agriculture 150.00; Mid America Research 971.04; NE Public Health 49.00; Security First Insurance 3,067.00; Sheridan County 7,048.25; Whiteclay Grocery 480.96; The Copy Shoppe 148.55; Cash Wa 1,314.14; Arrowhead Foods 129.98; Cemetery Equipment Sinking Fund 200.00; Blue Cross/Blue Shield 2,212.15; Companion Life Insurance 146.82; Homestead Building 19.41; Midwest Farm Service 24.25; Flagship Publishing 800.00; USDA Water Loan 4,400.00; Rowena Gibbons 20.00; Smith & King 240.00; Verizon 115.16; Susan Hill 600.00; USDA Water Loan Reserve 580.00; USDA Hosptial Loan 384.00; ADT Security 48.63; One Call Concepts 2.20; Personal Concepts 145.28; S&A Savings 1,000.00.

Ayes: Snyder, Willnerd, Lovell. Nays: None.

Motion carried. 

In Public Comments, it was questioned whether the public restrooms were open for the All School Reunion. Diana Robbins requested that the restrooms be open the Saturday of Fun Days.

Mayor Heiser informed the Council that Burbach Aquatics has looked at the swimming pool. A new open face pool would cost around three million dollars. To redo the exiting pool would cost about one half the price of a new pool, and would only have a life span of about 25 years. First thing they would have to do is evaluate the building, and this would cost around $3,000.00. They estimated that an indoor pool would cost around $250,000.00 to run year round. Councilwoman Lovell moved and Councilman Snyder seconded to move into executive session for discussion of personnel issues at 6:28 p.m. Councilman Willnerd moved and Councilwoman Lovell seconded to move out of executive session at 6:45 p.m. No action was taken.

The City Boards will meet as follows: Ambulance Board August 11, 2015; Golf Board August 11, 2015; Park Board August 24, 2015; Library Board August 25, 2015; Cemetery Board August 25, 2015.

Chris Heiser


Connie Roffers

City Clerk

A complete copy of the minutes is available at the City Office, 208 Conrad, PO Box 99, Rushville, NE 69360 during regular business hours.

Published: August 5, 2015