City of Rushville City Council Meeting Minutes September 30, 2019

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 September 25, 2019 as required by law and delivered to the Council in person. Present:  Snyder, Willnerd, Jansen, Lovell arrived 6:10p.m.  

The following motions were duly made, seconded and passed.

1.   To approve, accept and ratify the following items listed under the consent      agenda: August 2019 minutes & Treasurer’s Report.

2.  Approved bid from Security First Insurance for $71,000.00 for the year 2019-2020 for City Insurance from EMC replacing bid from Continental Western and will be paid quarterly.

3.  Approved Stop Sign on 6th & Sprague Street going East & West.

4.  Approved Ordinance #19-793 an Ordinance of the City of Rushville, Nebraska, relating to publication or posting of ordinances; to harmonize provisions of said ordinance where statutes with recent statutory addition; and to provide an effective date. 

Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Rushville, Nebraska;

Section 1-607 of the Municipal Code of Rushville, Nebraska, is amended to read as follows:

ORDINANCES, PUBLICATION OR POSTING.  All Ordinances of a general nature shall, before they take effect, be published, within fifteen (15) days after they are passed, (1) in a legal newspaper in or of general circulation in such city or village or (2) by publishing the same in book or pamphlet form.

(Statutory Reference:  Neb. Rev. Stat. Sec. 17-613)

Section 2:  Any other ordinance section passed and approved prior to passage, approval and publication or posting of this ordinance and in conflict with its provisions are repealed.

Section 3:  This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage, approval, and publication or posting as required by law.

Passed, Approved and ordered published this 30th day of September , 2019.

Councilman Willnerd moved to suspend the statutory rule requiring the ordinance be read by title on three separate days.  Seconded by Councilman Snyder.

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

Motion carried.

Councilman Willnerd moved for adoption of Ordinance #19-793.  Seconded by Councilwoman Lovell.

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

Motion carried.

5.  Approved raises for all full time and part-time permanent City Employees.

6.  Approved all of the bills against the City of Rushville and that warrants be drawn for same.

Employee Salaries


ADT Security  59.93

Amazon 136.00

Arbor Day    64.85

Arnold Pool      368.50

Barco 374.54

Black Hills Energy    286.38

Blue Cross/Blue Shield                             5,478.63

Brennan Electric   1,081.22

Mary Ann Britt      194.13

Cardmember Service   834.52

Carrot Top Industries  240.88

Companion Life       249.42

Copy Shoppe           166.07

Dela Desersa   65.55

Gordon Rushville School                            2,270.00

Gordon True Value        113.43

Great Plains              899.01

Hinn Auto                333.04

Hinn Hardware         511.86

Kone             134.28

NE League Municipalities                           1,532.00

NPPD                    10,579.31

NW Community Action 252.48

NW Rural                   599.58

NE Public Health                  66.00

One Call                     19.62

Parkview Lodge             3,583.13

Pepsi 352.39

RLW Solutions                             60.00

Rushville Service                  130.40

Sandhills News                          150.84

Sheridan County             7,048.25

Sides & Milburn        518.05

Simons                                              1,284.81

Smith, King, Simmons                                   329.50

Peg Sones                                                 40.00

Van Diest                                             720.00

Van Pelt                                               3,967.58

Viaero                  164.81                                

Westco     1,882.56

Xerox         229.72

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

Motion carried.

There were no comments on non-agenda items.

Cheryl Ginkens was present to discuss the Talbot sub-division replat.  After some discussion this was tabled until next month..

Resolution #19-08 vacating two alleys in replats of lot 2 and 3 of Block 3, Wefso-Dale addition was tabled at this time.

The Jennifer Dane/Destiny Fortin liquor license for the 20 Bar was discussed.  No action was taken at this time.

Published: October 16, 2019