Rushville City Council Minutes April 28, 2014

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 April 23, 2014 as required by law and delivered to the Council in person. Present: Snyder, Lovell, Jansen Absent: Willnerd entered meeting at 6:10 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 March meeting and the March Treasurers Report.

2. Approved moving next Council Meeting to May 19, 2014 with bills and payroll approved for May 29, 2014.

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

Employee Salaries 23,316.87; Great Plains Communications Inc 681.70; Northwest Community Action 229.00; Frontier 70.95; Colonial Life & Accident Insurance 37.00; Northwest Rural Public Power District 1,234.46; Nebraska Public Power District 5,714.05; Jirdon 1,203.05; Hinn Auto 62.84; Peg Sones 40.00; Nebraska Dept of Revenue 623.62; Rushville Service 84.39; Source Gas 1,191.19; Security First Bank 35.00; Police Sinking Fund 500.00; Michael Todd 192.87; Ne Panhandle Golf 100.00; Nebraska Library Commission 20.00; J&G Enterprise 1,575.00; Ne Municipal Power Pool 689.75 ; Ideal Market 100.68; Xerox Corp 163.76; Amazon 131.87; Westco 2,547.23; Sewer Loan DEQ 6,500.00; Sewer Maintenance DEQ 1,000.00; Jean Parker 25.00; National Arbor Day 34.90; NE Public Health Environmental 33.00; Gordon True Value 4.28; Sheridan County 7,048.25; Atco 286.00; The Copy Shoppe 306.57; Carrot Top 302.67; Cash Wa 1,090.88; Power Plan 49.27; CNA Surety 137.00; Metal Products 123.00; Johnson Brothers 25.00; Cemetery Equipment Sinking Fund 200.00; Blue Cross/Blue Shield 3,142.42; Companion Life Insurance 180.80; USDA Water Loan 4,400.00; Rowena Gibbons 20.00; Smith & King 362.00; Verizon 121.66; Bailey Nurseries 1,977.00; First Wireless 225.80; Cardmember Service 2,277.07; USDA Water Loan 580.00; Rich Prince 375.00; Hanson Walker Mowers 817.46; 21st Century 17.28; ADT Security 48.86; Better Homes & Gardens 11.98; One Call Concepts 2.95; Nichole Sherburne 40.00.

Ayes: Snyder, Willnerd, Lovell, Jansen. Nays: None. Motion carried.

The Miller Property was discussed. City Attorney Aaron Conn informed the Council that the Fire Marshall doesn’t need to inspect the property. The Board of Health needs to deem the property unsafe and a public nuisance. The Mayor will call Sharon Sulzbach and ask her what she intends on doing with this property. No action taken at this time.

Councilman Willnerd entered the meeting at 6:10 p.m.

The Council discussed dogs and dogs running at large. There was a report that a resident has a pit bull. The City Clerk will send a copy of the ordinance banning pit bull dogs within the City of Rushville to this resident, and will turn this over to the County Sheriff. The City Clerk will also send a copy of the Ordinance pertaining to dog licensing to another resident within the City of Rushville. The Council wants the dog catcher to be aware of two dogs running at large on Loofborrow Street. No other action taken at this time. 

The City Boards will meet as follows: Golf Board May 5, 2014; Park Board May 12, 2014; Ambulance Board May 13, 2014; Cemetery Board May 13, 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: May 14, 2014