Rushville Republican


February 7, 2014

Pavey delivers State of the City address

After two weather delays, Rushville Mayor Mike Pavey delivered his third State of the City address to Rotary members earlier this week. According to Pavey, he feels the city is headed toward the future in the proper way. During the address, Pavey said cooperation between his office and the various city and county departments have been paramount and resulted in many positive outcomes during the past 12 months.

When Pavey took office in January 2012, he said he went in blind to many of the inner workings of city government. He continued by saying that his first year was spent doing homework in many areas and that during the past 12 months, his administration began laying the foundation for the future of Rushville.

He stressed the importance of re-establishing relationships and working closely with not only the various city departments, but also the chamber of commerce and the ECDC as a means of moving Rushville forward, not only short term, but also for the future.

Since taking office, department heads and city leaders have realized a $350,000 increase in general funds during 2013 and anticipate and additional $439,000 during 2014.

Projects currently underway or are soon to start include:

- North Industrial Park, $2.8 M (funded, bid and awarded).

- 16th Street Extension Project, $2.4 M (not including utility and lighting).

- Highway 52 from the city limits to SR 3, $4 M (scope).

- $5.3 Rushville City Utility Upgrade (funded, bid and awarded).

Pavey continued by saying the aforementioned projects were accomplished without the use of stimulus monies and were funded locally.

The mayor said the utility project price increase (to end users) was the most difficult decision he and his administration have had to make and will probably remain the defining moment of his administration.

Pavey then turned his attention to the ECDC and the hiring of John McCane in March 2013 and the local effort of embracing Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) as two essential parts of the local landscape for years to come. Currently, unemployment in Rush County is listed at 5.4 percent. Pavey told those in attendance the city has made investments in a number of new and local business ventures through small business loans (SBL) and that changes and requirements in the process to those seeking SBL’s is having an impact on the future landscape as well.

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