Rushville City Council Minutes February 24, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Chris Heiser at 7:00 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 February 19, 2014 as required by law and delivered to the Council in person. Present: Willnerd, Lovell, Jansen. Absent: Snyder.

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 January meeting and the January Treasurers Report.

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

Employee Salaries 21,518.81; Great Plains Communication Inc 583.62; Northwest Community Action 229.00; Frontier 691.70; Colonial Life & Accident Insurance 37.00; Northwest Rural Public Power Dist 72.86; Hawkins 375.39; Nebraska Public Power District 6,325.74; Hinn’s Rushville Auto 196.77; Sides & Milburn 9.95; Peg Sones 40.00; Nebraska Dept Revenue 590.99; Rushville Service Center 37.60; Team Lab 60.00; Source Gas 1,986.39; Hinn Hardware 385.67; Police Sinking Fund 1,000.00; R&R Products 596.65; NE Liquor Commission 45.00; NE Library Commission 20.00; Ideal Market 41.53 ; Xerox Corp 163.76; Amazon. Com 415.13; Westco 2,344.51; Sewer Loan DEQ 6,500.00; Sewer Maintenance DEQ 1,000.00; NE Public Health Environmental 66.00; Security First Insurance 1,176.00; Gordon True Value 68.48; Sheridan County 7,048.25; Fyr-tek 2,232.66; DHHS 40.00; The Copy Shoppe 105.85; Carrot Top 397.61; Power Plan 76.15; Cemetery Equipment Sinking Fund 200.00; Blue Cross/Blue Shield 3,036.59; Companion Life Insurance 180.64; Homestead Building 35.29; USDA Water Loan 4,400.00; Rowena Gibbons 20.00; Smith & King 539.00; Verizon 124.70; Sandhills News 236.26; Cardmember Service 42.85; USDA Water Loan Reserve 580.00; ADT Security 48.63; Wex Bank 41.55; Blue Tarp Financial 309.36; Coast to Coast Solutions 454.53; Creative Product Service 311.29; Edward Heiberger 23.98

Ayes: Willnerd, Lovell, Jansen

Nays: None

Motion carried.

Larry Waldron was present to see if the Council had decided what they would sell the lot for on North Main Street. The Council said they would sell the vacant lot for $1,000.00. Mr. Waldron felt that was too much to pay for the vacant lot. He asked the Council if he cleaned up the lot and left the fence up if he could use it for parking. The Council agreed to this. No other action was taken.

Jean Parker was not present at the Council meeting, but talked to the Mayor and felt that the dogs in the pound were not being taking care of as they should be. She requested that they be able to get inside when it is cold out and that there be blankets for them to lay on to insulate from the cold. The City will try to find some towels and blankets and inform the dog catcher of this.

Mayor Heiser talked with John Branca about the land the City wanted to purchase for the RV Dumping Station. Mr. Branca was not interested in selling the land to the City for the price they wanted to pay. 

Mayor Heiser discussed the Ball Park project. The City will need to take down the fence and dug outs and the grandstand building. The City will need to make a resolution stating that the name of the ball park will remain Modisett Ball Park.

The City Boards will meet as follows:

Golf Board March 03, 2014, Ambulance Board March 11, 2014, Library Board March 24, 2014.

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: March 5, 2014