Rushville City Council Minutes February 29, 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 February 24, 2016 as required by law and delivered to the Council in person. Present: Willnerd, Jansen, Lovell. 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 Proclamation for March Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

3. Approved new lease with John & Darlene Lynch for Corder Building.

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

Employee Salaries 21,703.13; Great Plains Communication Inc 575.56; Tom Stover-SBS 1,260.00; Northwest Community Action 229.00; Frontier 486.15; Northwest Rural Public Power Dist 71.56; Hawkins Water 348.78; Nebraska Public Power District 6,344.11; Hinn’s Rushville Auto 493.69; Barco Municipal 91.85; Peg Sones 40.00; Nebraska Dept Revenue 637.99; Rushville Service Center 291.00; NE Rural Water 75.00; Source Gas 1,265.09; Hinn Hardware 470.15; Police Sinking Fund 1,000.00; R&R Products 178.72; NE Liquor Commission 45.00; NE Panhandle Golf 100.00; NE Library Commission 500.00; Ideal Market 12.44; Xerox Corp 163.76; Audio Editions 242.22; Sheridan County Treasurer 964.27; Amazon. Com 477.91; Westco 581.81; Sewer Loan DEQ 6,500.00; Sewer Maintenance DEQ 1,000.00; Parkview Lodge Assisted Living 4,619.42; NE Public Health Environmental 33.00; Seridan County 7,048.25; DHHS 40.00; The Copy Shoppe 217.43; Power Plan 135.65; Cemetery Equipment Sinking Fund 200.00; Blue Cross/Blue Shield 2,917.18; Companion Life Insurance 147.27; Colonial Research 754.74; Dakota Pump 342.95; USDA Water Loan 4,400.00; Rowena Gibbons 20.00; Michael Frederick 12.00; Smith & King 405.00; Verizon 114.90; Beguin propane 494.31; Ne State Historical Society 19.90; Sandhills News 415.70; USDA Water Loan Reserve 580.00; ADT Security 48.63; Companion Corporation 899.00; Action Communications 832.60; Ogden Publications 32.00; Gardner, Loutzenhiser, & Ryan P.C. 6,148.58.

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

Motion carried.

Under Public Comments Diana Robbins inquired as to when the Swimming Pool Committee will meet. Mayor Heiser informed her that Dave Burbach will be here Wednesday and he will let her know.

The Corder Building lease with John & Darlene Lynch was discussed. Councilman Willnerd stated that he was perfectly happy with the current lease. Lynch’s pay for the electricity and the City pays for the heat. John Lynch stated they have spent over $10,000.00 on repairs for the building. They are going to replace all of the windows. They gave the City a copy of all the work they have done on the building so far. John Lynch informed the Council that they had a lot of comments an how great the building looked at their open house. Diana Robbins asked the Council if the building could be open to the public for special events. Councilman Willnerd asked Diana Robbins who wants to use this building. This building is not ADA approved and the City cannot afford to make this building ADA approved. Mayor Heiser stated if there was a need for this building to be open to the public they would have to clear it with the City and John & Darlene Lynch. John Lynch informed the Council that they live in this part of the building, have personal belongings there and would not want them damaged. The City will have the City Attorney draw up a new lease with no changes to be signed by John & Darlene Lynch and the City. 

The Student Liaison was discussed. Don Maberry wanted to know the requirements. Mayor Heiser informed him that the student would not be able to vote. Mayor Heiser wants the student to be from Rushville and have a GPA of at least 3.00. This was tabled until next month when the City Attorney will be present.

Cam Jones was not present to discuss permits for Parking and Historical Buildings. Tabled until next month.

Don Maberry was present to discuss the Ordinance for shoveling sidewalks. He would like the Council to do away with the Ordinance since a lot of residents and businesses don’t shovel their sidewalks and if anyone was injured it would be the responsibility of the land owner. Tabled until next month when the City Attorney is present. 

The City Boards will meet as follows: Ambulance Board March 08, 2016; Golf Board March 09, 2016; Park Board March 21, 2016; Cemetery Board March 22, 2016.

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 16, 2016