Rushville City Council Minutes October 24, 2016

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Chris Heiser 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 October 19, 2016 as required by law and delivered to the Council in person. Present: Snyder, Jansen, Willnerd. Absent: Lovell

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 September meeting and the September Treasurer’s Report.

2. Approved appointment of Butch Anderson to Library Board.

3. Approved Liquor License for the 20 Bar.

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

Employee Salaries 21,013.13; Great Plains Communications Inc 780.12; Northwest Community Action 273.50; Northwest Rural Public Power Dist 768.90; Hawkins 301.21; Nebraska Public Power District 9,742.64; Hinn Auto 54.13; Sones, Peg 40.00; NW Rural Water 100.00; Source Gas 342.76; Hinn Hardware 714.33; Police Sinking Fund 1,000.00; Service Really Matters 233.60; Hinn Gordon Auto 78.98; Ideal Market 190.79; Xerox Corp 163.76; Demco 89.00; Amazon. Com 494.91; Westco 580.29; Sewer Loan DEQ 6,500.00; Sewer Maintenance DEQ 1,000.00; Parkveiw Lodge Assisted Living 3,858.00; DHHS Public Health 274.00; Sheridan County 7,048.25; Atco 148.00; Old Hardware Store 55.00; Copy Shoppe 52.45; J.P. Cook 52.45; Cemetery Equipment Sinking Fund 200.00; Blue Cross/Blue Shield 1,595.86; Companion Life Insurance 147.27; Homestead Building 10.80; USDA Water Loan 4,400.00; Rowena Gibbons 20.00; Michael Frederick 44.00; Taste of Home 29.98; Smith & King 200.00; Verizon Wireless 164.65; Beguin Propane 451.45; Sandhills News 127.00; Cardmember Service 387.67; USDA Water Loan Reserve 580.00; ADT Security 51.30; Better Homes & Gardens 9.99; One Call Concepts 6.06; Action Communications 537.00; S&A Savings 1,000.00; Reminisce 19.98; Gardner, Loutzenhiser, Ryan 2,430.67; Gordon Police Department 250.00.

Ayes: Snyder, Willnerd, Jansen. 

Nays: None

Motion carried.

Under public comments, City Attorney Aaron Conn informed the Council that the lines for the Cross Walks on Highway 20 need to be painted. Kirk Beguin needs to contact Paul Howard in Chadron on the width of the cross walks. Cheryl Hemingway asked when the corner of the Ball Field will be cleaned up and was advised that it would be cleared as soon as the work schedule allowed. 

Daniel Bennett from PADD was present to discuss the Brownsfield project update. The basic need is to revitalize downtown area, Highway 20, housing and apartments. Private individuals are not eligible for grants themselves. If anyone has interest they are to contact Daniel Bennett at PADD.

The Student Liaison was discussed. Sierra Britt was present and advised she would like to be the student liaison for this school year. Action was tabled until next month when a resolution can be passed. 

New accounting software for the City Office was discussed. Mayor Heiser asked the City Clerk to check with surrounding towns to see what they use. Councilman Willnerd also asked the City Clerk to check on the cost of new hardware. The matter was tabled until next month.

Employee salaries were discussed. The City Clerk informed the Council that they can remain salaried, but must keep track of the number of hours worked in each week. If an employee works over 40 hours a week they must be paid time and a half. Holidays, sick and annual leave don’t count as days worked. If an employee earns over $47,476.00 per year, they are not eligible for overtime. No other action was taken at this time.

Chris Heiser

Mayor

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: November 16, 2016