By Kate Thurston Rushville Republican
---- — Tuesday evening city council had a short and sweet meeting in the council chambers.
Mayor Mike Pavey discussed the second meeting of the Comprehensive Plan, which met Monday evening. Pavey stated that many surveys had been filled out and he, along with the council, hope for more. Over 600 surveys have been completed, 71% of participants were property owners.
Also discussed was the meeting to be held on April 7 concerning the APC/BZA. The Mayor will go before the county council to discuss the issue and also will talk about the DNR Trail. Pavey added that they would apply for the recreational Trail Grant for the top of the levee.
Department head reports were given by Chuck Jenkins, Craig Tucker and Street Department head Jemmy Miller. Fire Chief Jenkins stated that Rescue 2 is in service and they also received two grants. One grant was from Rush Shelby Energy to buy dry suits and gloves for swift water rescue and the other was given by the Rush County Community Foundation to pay for three firefighters to go through swift water rescue training in South Bend.
Chief of Police Craig Tucker noted that the new car will be in and ready in about two weeks and a new patrolman will start April 7. Also, a communications officer was hired full time.
Street Department Jemmy Miller explained that large trash day would begin April 21-26. Pick up for the items will be April 28-May 2.
In unfinished business, Mayor Pavey asked permission from the council to purchase the new trash containers as soon as the prices were available. The council agreed to purchase.
Contact: Kate Thurston at 765-932-2222 ext. 105.