City of Rushville City Council Meeting Rushville, Ne 69360 October 28, 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 October 23, 2019 as required by law and delivered to the Council in person. Present:  Snyder, Willnerd, Jansen 

The following motions were duly made, seconded and passed.

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

2. Councilman Willnerd Introduced Resolution #19-08 a Resolution of the City of Rushville, vacating one alley located between Tracts C and D, in Block three of the replat of  lots two and three, and Lot two of Block three, Wefso-Dale addition to the City of Rushville, Sheridan County, Nebraska.  

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

WHEREAS, the City of Rushville, Nebraska has determined that the alley described herein is no longer needed for municipal purposes, and should be vacated, and upon its vacation, revert to the owners of adjacent real estate one-half on each side, and 

WHEREAS, the City of Rushville for maintenance and repair of the utilities that are located on or under the alley to be vacated, reserves, in perpetuity, a utility easement, over, across and under the vacated alley, twenty feet in width, ten feet on either side of the center line as the vacated alley,

WHEREAS, by this Resolution, the City Council of the City of Rushville vacates that portion of the alley described herein, but reserves unto itself a utilities easement as described herein, 

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED that the alley located between Tract C and D, in Block Three of the Replat of Lots Two and Three, and Lot Two Block Three, Wefso-Dale addition to  the City of Rushville, Sheridan County, Nebraska be and hereby is vacated.

PASSED by the City Council this 28th day of October, 2019. 

 Councilman Willnerd moved to approve.  Seconded by Councilman Snyder.

3. Councilman Snyder Introduced Resolution #19-09 a Resolution signing of

Year-End certification of City Street Superintendent form 2019

WHEREAS:  State of  Nebraska statutes, sections 39-2302, and 39-2511 through 39-2515 details the requirements that must be met for a municipality to qualify for an annual Incentive Payment;

WHEREAS:  The State of Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) requires that each incorporated municipality must annually certify (by December 31st of each year) the appointment of the City Street Superintendent to the NDOT using the Year-End Certification of City Street Superintendent form;

WHEREAS:  The NDOT requires that such certification shall also include a copy of the meeting minutes showing the appointment of the City Street Superintendent by their name as it appears on their License (if applicable), their License Number and Class of License ( if applicable), and type of appointment, i.e. employed, contract (consultant, or interlocal agreement with another incorporated municipality and/or county), and the beginning date of the appointment; and 

WHEREAS:  The NDOT also requires that such Year-End Certification of City Street Superintendent form shall be signed by the Mayor or Village Board Chairperson and shall include a copy of a resolution of the governing body authorizing the signing of the Year-End Certification of City Street Superintendent form by the Mayor or Village Board Chairperson.

Be it resolved that the Mayor of Rushville is hereby authorized to sign the attached Year-End Certification of City Street Superintendent form.

Adopted this 28th day of October , 2019 at Rushville, Nebraska.

Councilman Snyder moved to approve.  Seconded by Councilman Jansen.

4.  Councilman Snyder introduced Resolution #19-10 Resolution authorizing and directing the Chief Elected official and the Secretary/Clerk to sign all documents as may be required in processing or completing the USDA, Rural Development Community Facilities Loan/Grant.

WHEREAS:  The City of Rushville is in the process of applying for a USDA Rural Development Loan/Grant to fund a portion of the costs for the fire truck purchase.

WHEREAS:  There are certain and various documents which require signatures of the Chief Elected Official and/or the Secretary/Clerk.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors/Trustees of the City of Rushville that the Chief Elected Official and Secretary/Clerk are hereby authorized to sign all documents as may be required in the processing or completing of the USDA, Rural Development Loan/Grant.

If the Chief Elected Official and/or Secretary/Clerk should change because of an election or other reasons during the processing of the USDA Rural Development application, the Board of Directors/Trustees will not need to amend this resolution so the Chief Elected Official and Secretary/Clerk can sign any form(s) and security instrument(s) to finalize the USDA Rural Development financial assistance.

This motion was introduced and adopted this 28th day of October, 2019, by the Board of Directors/Trustees of the City of Rushville.

Councilman Syder moved to approve.  Seconded by Councilman Jansen.

5. Roffers & Colton Leases were discussed.  The leases or for a seven year term.  Councilman Willnerd moved to have an auction at the November 25, 2019 meeting .Will start the bidding for the Colton lease at $15.00 per acre and the Roffers lease at $30.00 per acre.  Seconded by Councilman Snyder.

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

Employee Salaries  $36,301.06, Action Communication 552.50, ADT Security  59.93, Amazon 154.45, Bauerkempers 8.50, Black Hills Energy 560.19, Blue Cross/Blue Shield 5,478.63, Companion Life  249.42, Copy Shoppe                                                   82.87, Cornhusker Press 58.85, Michael Fredrick 24.00, Frontier 9.95, Gardner, Loutzenhiser, Ryan 2,704.40, Great Plains                                                   604.46, Hawkins 546.08, Hinn Auto 134.87, Hinn Hardware 493.40, Homestead Building 17.18, Ideal Market                                                   710.95, Midwest Living  12.00, Mr. Electric 826.20, NPPD 9,706.96, NW Community Action    252.48, NW Rural 539.22, NE Library Commission 500.00, One Call 1.40, Parkview Lodge                                           4,518.31, Power Plan 16,472.12, RLW Solutions                                                 60.00, Rushville Service                                                7.50, Sandhills News                                               146.47, Security First Insurance                             15,518.50, Sheridan County                                        14,096.50, Smith, King, Simmons 260.00, Peg Sones                                                            40.00, Storey Kenworthy                                             707.16, Team Lab 861.00, 21st Century 15.16, Viaero 164.96, Westco 2,030.22, Xerox 289.71.

Ayes: Snyder, Jansen, Willnerd Nays:  None

Motion carried.

There were no comments on non-agenda items.

After reviewing the Treasurer’s Report Councilman Willnerd voiced his concerns regarding the loss of revenue at Sandridge Golf Course for 2018-2019.  He informed the Mayor and Council that something needed to be done as the City of Rushville can’t afford this kind of loss.

After some discussion , the Talbot Sub-Division replat was tabled at this time. 

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