Rushville City Council Minutes August 31, 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 August 26, 2015 as required by law and delivered to the Council in person. Present: Snyder, Willnerd, Jansen. Absent: Councilman 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 July meeting and the July Treasurers Report.

2. Approved Board of Health meeting Wednesday September 9, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Miller property.

3. Set Public Hearing to discuss Swimming Pool issues on Monday September 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. 

4. Approved Resolution #15-02 Emergency Management Hazard Mitigation Plan update.

4. Approved appointment of Travis Sones to the Library Board.

5. Approved Special Liquor Licenses for Yoba’s Tavern and Twisted Turtle Pub for Rancher Roundup on October 17, 2015.

6. Approved $1,250.00 to host the 2016 Regional Baseball Tournament.

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

Employee Salaries $32,032.65; Great Plains Communications Inc 807.51; Armstrong Extinguishers 596.00; Northwest Community Action 229.00; Frontier 80.80; Northwest Rural Public Power Dist 721.56; Nebraska Public Power 11,264.80; Hinns Rushville Auto 137.15; Hills Material 1,190.82; Peg Sones 40.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue 50.00; Jeff Jaggers 545.77; Source Gas 273.12; Hinn Hardware 3,069.69; Police Sinking Fund 1,000.00; League of Ne Municipalities 703.00; Hinn Gordon Auto 97.88; Ideal Market 523.02; Xerox 163.76; Padd 689.83; Panhandle RC&D 150.00; Pepsi Cola Bottling Co of Alliance 698.14; Amazon. Com 297.85; Westco 1,452.32; Sewer Loan DEQ 6,500.00; Sewer Maintenance DEQ 1,000.00; R&L Irrigation n 81.80; Mid American Research 765.48; Parkview Lodge Assisted Living 3,194.60; NE Public Health Environmental 66.00; Gordon True Value 306.76; Sheridan County 7,048.25; Whiteclay Grocery 130.32; League of Nebraska Municipalities 440.00; Copy Shoppe 333.34; Cash Wa Dist 787.05; Arrowhead Foods 311.52; MPC Heating & Cooling 123.76; T&K Distributing 110.10; Midwest Living 19.97; Cemetery Equipment Sinking Fund 200.00; Blue Cross/Blue Shield 2,420.09; Companion Life 146.82; USDA Water Loan 4,400.00; Rowena Gibbons 20.00; Smith & King 220.00; Verizon 114.40; Republic Natl Dist 619.36; Sandhills News 52.80; USDA Water Loan Reserve 580.00; 21ST Century 70.19; ADT Security 48.63; One Call Concepts 10.30; John Deere Financial 399.59; S&A Savings 1,000.00; Cummins Central Power 618.59; Deines Irrigation 6,108.24; Productivity Plus 58.60; Stu Campbell 117.24; Grit 14.95.

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

Motion carried.



BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and the City Council of the City of Rushville, Nebraska:

WHEREAS,the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 was signed in to law on October 30, 2000, placing new emphasis on state and local mitigation planning for natural hazards and requiring communities to adopt a hazard mitigation action plan to be eligible for pre disaster and post-disaster federal funding for mitigation purposes; and

WHEREAS, a Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan was prepared by City of Rushville with assistance from JEO Consulting Group, Inc. of Lincoln, NE, which includes the jurisdiction of Rushville, Nebraska; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of the mitigation plan was to lessen the effects of disasters by increasing the disaster resistance of the Natural Resources District and participating jurisdictions located within the planning boundary by identifying the hazards that affect Rushville, Nebraska and prioritize mitigation strategies to reduce potential loss of life and property damage from those hazards, and

WHEREAS, FEMA regulations require documentation that the plan has been formally adopted by the governing body of Rushville, Nebraska in the form of a resolution and further requesting approval of the plan at the Federal Level; and 

NOW, THEREFORE, the governing body of Rushville, Nebraska does herewith adopt the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update in its entirety.

PASSED AND APPROVED This 31st day of August, 2015.

Councilman Snyder informed the Council that he was perusing places for an RV Sewer Dump station. He will talk to Kirk Beguin about a place out by the Storage Units on the west side of town.

The City Boards will meet as follows:

Ambulance Board September 08, 2015l Park Board September 21, 2015; Library Board September 22, 2015; Cemetery Board September 22, 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: September 9, 2015