Rushville City Council Minutes August 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 July 20, 2016 as required by law and delivered to the Council in person. Present: Snyder, Jansen, Willnerd. Absent: 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 Treasurer’s Report.

2. Approved $250.00 per month to City of Gordon for support of the police dog on a year to year basis beginning October 1, 2016.

3. Approved appointment of Nancy Strong to the Cemetery Board.

4. Approved all of the following bills for the City of Rushville with the exception of the bill to Westco for $559.93 to be paid by Parkview Lodge Assisted Living and that warrants be drawn for same: Employee Salaries $38,513.94; Great Plains Communications Inc 827.50; Armstrong Extinguishers 335.00; Northwest Community Action 273.50; Frontier 489.49; Northwest Rural Public Power Dist 874.13; Hawkins 34.54; Nebraska Public Power 13,171.48; Jirdon 374.71; Hinns Rushville Auto 307.05; Sides & Milburn 879.46; Barco 285.48; Rushville Rural Fire 4,348.88; Peg Sones 40.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue 937.59; Rushville Service Center 282.50; Source Gas 300.03; Hinn Hardware 555.75; Police Sinking Fund 1,000.00; League of Ne Municipalities 754.00; Ne Library Commission 500.00; Arnold Pool 106.94; Ne Municipal Power Pool 299.29; Ideal Market 491.42; Xerox 163.76; Pepsi Cola Bottling Co of Alliance 437.40; Amazon. Com 327.70; Westco 1,856.62; Sewer Loan DEQ 6,500.00; Sewer Maintenance DEQ 1,000.00; Ne Department of Ag 175.00; Parkview Lodge Assisted Living 4,722.40; NE Public Health Environmental 48.00; Gordon True Value 44.75; Sheridan County 7,048.25; Whiteclay Grocery 189.19; League of Nebraska Municipalities 454.00; Copy Shoppe 154.00; T&K Distributing 270.15; Cemetery Equipment Sinking Fund 200.00; Blue Cross/Blue Shield 1,595.86; Companion Life 147.27; Cooking Light 24.00; Homestead Building 95.47; USDA Water Loan 4,400.00; Rowena Gibbons 20.00; Smith & King 450.00; Verizon 115.03; Sandhills News 54.04; USDA Water Loan Reserve 580.00; 21ST Century 5.66; ADT Security 51.30 ; One Call Concepts 4.92; Action Communications 688.99; S&A Savings 1,000.00; Cummins Central Power 642.51; Productivity Plus 140.62; Stu Campbell 81.36; Rose Equipment 138.52.

In none agenda items Diana Robbins requested noting motions when the Council goes into executive session be put in published council minutes. Diana Robbins also asked if there was a public workshop for City department budget development. She was informed that there are no public workshops for budgets. The mayor advised that three bids that have been submitted for the roof of the Assisted Living building that will be discussed at a later date.

The Council discussed Tobacco Free Resolution #2016-03. Because of the broad area this is to cover, the Council tabled it at this time in order to give it further consideration.

The Student Liaison was discussed. There was no action taken at this time.

The Park Board was present to discuss cleaning up the corner of ball field and tree trimming in the City Park. There was no action taken at this time.

The Feasibility Study for the new swimming pool was discussed. There are eight steps in the Study. Council approval is needed to start step 2 with the cost of $1950.00. Council tabled the matter at this time until the Sink or Swim committee presents their concensus.

The City Boards will meet as follows: Ambulance Board September 13, 2016; Park Board September 19, 2016; Cemetery Board September 20, 2016; Library Board September 20, 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: September 14, 2016