Rushville City Council Minutes March 31, 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 March 26, 2014 as required by law and delivered to the Council in person. Present: Snyder, Lovell, Jansen Absent: Willnerd entered meeting at 7:10 p.m.

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 February meeting and the February Treasurers Report.

2. Approved Northwest Community Action Partnership Transportation agreement for $229.00 per month.

3. Approved new police car from Sides & Milburn Ford for $26,447.00

4. Approved Gordon Hospital Lease for $600.00 per month plus 30% utilities for the next year with automatic annual renewal for four years until February 28, 2019.

5. Approved changing City Council meeting time to 6:00 p.m.

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

Kone 1,038.07; Employee Salaries 23,074.31; Great Plains Communication Inc 532.51; Frontier 827.65; Northwest Community Action 229.00; Colonial Life & Accident Insurance 37.00; Northwest Rural Public Power District 71.35 ; Nebraska Public Power District 6,414.81; Hinn’s Rushville Auto 43.20; Sides & Milburn 1,057.85; Peg Sones 40.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue 662.97; Rushville Service Center 16.50; Paul Anderson 252.25; Source Gas 1,569.14; Security First Bank 35.00; Police Sinking Fund 1,000.00; Ne Library Commission 20.00; Feld Fire 705.00; R&R Products 272.36; Colwell Electric 190.90; Ideal Market 45.25; Xerox Corp 163.76; Sheridan County Treasurer 982.59; Amazon. Com 211.04; Westco 3,604.27; Sewer Loan DEQ 6,500.00; Sewer Maintenance DEQ 1,000.00; Araphoe Pumping Systems 108.02; Health 20.00; City of Alliance 750.00; NE Public Health Environmental 33.00; Security First Insurance 5,484.00; Gordon True Value 6.99; Sheridan County 7,048.25; Atco 286.00; Fry-Tek 2,330.90; Copy Shoppe 1,351.24; Power Plan 40.80; Cemetery Equipment Sinking Fund 200.00; Blue Cross/Blue Shield 3,142.42; Companion Life 181.12; Rushville Fire Dept 1,437.63; Homestead Building 55.86; Rowena Gibbons 20.00; USDA Water Loan 4,400.00; Michael Frederick 20.00; Smith & King 640.00; Verizon 123.75; Bailey Nurseries 1,702.00; First Wireless 259.45; Sandhills News 387.24; Cardmember Service 112.13; USDA Water Loan Reserve 580.00; ADT Security 41.27; Essence 33.00; Croell Redi Mix 1,438.06; Companion 899.00.

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

Motion carried.

Christine Erquiaga from the Library Board was present to discuss the Library building. The basement east wall is leaking and pushing the east stairs of the building away from the building. Kirk Beguin will look at the building and see if the City can fix it or if it will need to be put up for bid. She also informed the Council that the Library Board would like to reduce the expenditures by 10%. No action taken at this time.

Councilman Willnerd entered the meeting at 7:10 p.m.

Discussion reguarding the RV Sewer Dump was tabled at this time.

Repairs for the tennis court and basketball hoops was discussed. Kirk Beguin will have the lines repainted and look at replacing the tennis net and basketball hoops. No other discussion at this time.

Discussion regurading the Miller property was tabled at this time.

The City Boards will meet as follows: Golf Board April 07, 2014; Ambulance Board April 08, 2014; Park Board April 21, 2014; Cemetery Board April 22, 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: April 16, 2014