Rushville City Council Minutes March 28, 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 March 23, 2016 as required by law and delivered to the Council in person. Present: Snyder, Jansen, Lovell. Absent Willnerd.

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 Sheridan County Public Transportation Agreement in the amount of $273.52 from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

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

Kone 117.51; Employee Salaries 20,511.12; Great Plains Communication Inc 575.56; Frontier 59.90; Northwest Community Action 229.00; Northwest Rural Public Power District 70.05; Nebraska Public Power District 5,782.55; Hinn’s Rushville Auto 104.73; Peg Sones 40.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue 576.61; Rushville Service Center 210.01; Source Gas 977.47; Security First Bank 35.00; Hinn Haradware 217.55; Police Sinking Fund 1,000.00; Wellnitz Ag 100.00; Michael Todd 360.54; Hinn Gordon Auto 10.86; Xerox Corp 163.76; Amazon. Com 416.23; Westco 622.98; Sewer Loan DEQ 6,500.00; Sewer Maintenance DEQ 1,000.00; Arbor Day Foundation 94.80; Parkview Lodge Assisted Living 3,383.32; City of Alliance 600.00; NE Public Health Environmental 375.00; Sheridan County 7,048.25; Carrot Top Industries 674.71; Cash Wa 86.05; Cemetery Equipment Sinking Fund 200.00 ; Blue Cross/Blue Shield 2,917.18; Companion Life 147.27; Colonial Research 204.90; Homestead Building 146.89; Rowena Gibbons 20.00; USDA Water Loan 4,400.00; Smith & King 165.00; Verizon 114.77; Beguin Enterprise 416.20; O’Grady Publishing 35.00; Sandhills News 61.48; Municipal Chemical 600.00; USDA Water Loan Reserve 580.00; ADT Security 48.63; One Call Concepts 1.14; Essence 25.00; S&A Savings 1,000.00; Personnel Concepts 37.90.

Under Public Comments Kris House asked about the final report for the swimming pool. Mayor Heiser informed her that the final report is not in, but would like the pool committee to get together on Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers. Kris House also inquired whether having 4 or more dogs required a breeders license. She was directed to come to the City Office and report who has the dogs so the City Clerk can send them a letter with a copy of the ordinance. She also inquired about public appearance for a business run out of a home. The City Attorney informed her it would depend on how it was zoned. The City Attorney asked her to come to his office to discuss the matter.

Don Maberry was present to discuss the Ordinance pertaining to shoveling sidewalks. He requested the Council do away with the Ordinance as most of the residents do not shovel their sidewalks anyway. It was noted that the propery owner is liable if anything was to happen. The City Attorney would like to study the Ordinance before the Council does away with it and requested it be tabled until next month. After some discussion the matter was tabled until next month.

The City Boards will meet as follows: Golf Board April 06, 2016; Ambulance Board April 12, 2016; Park Board April 18, 2016; Cemetery Board April 19, 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: April 6, 2016