Rushville Republican

News

October 10, 2012

Chief offers Council the “hot seat”

Fire prevention week is Oct. 7 to 13

RUSHVILLE — Rushville Fire Chief Chuck Jenkins invited members of the Rushville Common Council to attend “Fire Ops 101” Oct. 20 to experience hands-on fire fighting and rescue operations under controlled supervision of Rushville’s professional firefighters.

The local firefighters union is providing this workshop at the training facility on Smiley Avenue to give elected officials a better understanding of live fire training available at the new facility.

Chief Jenkins offered Council members the “hot seat” to experience a fire situation first-hand. Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7 to 13. The week in which Oct. 9 falls is traditionally observed as National Fire Prevention Week because that date marks the anniversary of the “Great Chicago Fire” in 1871.

Indiana fire departments responded to more than 5,500 home fires last year. This year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Two Ways Out.” Hoosiers should have two escape routes from every room in their house.  Residents who have planned and practiced a home escape plan are more likely to survive a fire, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

Both the Rushville Fire Department and the Rushville Police Department received a $1,000 donation from Trane. The RFD money will be used for fire prevention materials.

Mayor Pavey thanked Sandy Fussner for her efforts leading up to and during RushFest, which he called a huge success. Pavey also thanked the RFD for their work in putting together a nice car show; the Police Department for their success during the Rotary Club’s 5K; thanked Brian Conner for helping with the clean-up; and thanked Carole Yeend and Joyce Miller for their help at RushFest.

Pavey continued by thanking the Board of Works, Council, the Redevelopment Commission, and ECDC for attending the recent tour of INTAT.

Pavey reported he is meeting regarding the possibility of leasing a portion of the fiber with the goal of connecting all city buildings to fiber as an efficiency and cost-saving measure.

He announced plans to meet approximately every six months to discuss the budget “wish list” with the city, county, Chamber, ECDC, and the Heart of Rushville so that all are informed.

It was also reported that the ECDC is considering expanding their executive board.

Councilman Brian Sheehan said that there were approximately 1,500 votes on the painted lions contest with the winner announced during RushFest. The winner was Caviness Law Office with 417 votes. Second place went to Superb Smiles. The artist winner was Sammy Maple.

Sheehan said participation was great.

Council President Bob Bridges said he has been looking into redistricting. The last time the districts were revised was in 2002. Bridges passed out a list of the precincts and the number of voters in each precinct. He said District 2 is by far the largest with 7 percent more than either Districts 1 or 3.

Animal warden Cara Moran thanked everyone for their assistance at RushFest and said 13 animals were adopted from the Rushville Animal Shelter.

Moran also discussed an Animal Shelter policy against flipping animals with the Board of Public Works and Safety.

Moran said there was an animal adopted from the shelter and then advertised for sale on the internet for $150.

Moran and the city attorney have been reviewing ordinances from Carmel and are working to tweak the ordinance for local adoption. Pavey said we do not want our shelter to become a pass through. It was also noted that the Rushville Animal Shelter has the lowest adoption fees among any of the area shelters.

The council budget workshop is scheduled for Oct. 10 as work continues on the 2013 City budget.  

Mayor Pavey also reported that Councilman Berkemeier is working with Kate Singleton from Area Plan on a possible building code for the city. Berkemeier will bring his findings to the Council and discussed the difficulties in enforcement given current staffing.

Text Only
News
  • RCS and Chamber working together for kids The foundation for a new collaboration between Rush County Schools and the Rush County Chamber of Commerce was recently laid at a reception held by the Chamber board of directors for members of the Board of Education. “It didn’t really take long for

    July 25, 2014

  • Briefs ObituariesDavid W. Craven, 53Ouida Jaunice Howington, 84Kenneth L. King, 62Aaron Lee Meal, 40Thanks!The Rushville Republican thanks the following persons for their subscription to and support of this newspaper:Bowles Barber ShopFrances MozingoDo you

    July 25, 2014

  • rv 072514 cutout sundae July 25 National Hot Fudge Sundae Day Today is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day! A sundae is the perfect treat to enjoy on a summer night. The cold ice cream paired with a warm, chocolate topping is one of the most delicious combinations known to man. Add some nuts, whipped cream, and cherr

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith ROME (AP) - Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant born just weeks ago in prison.The Vatican characterized the

    July 25, 2014

  • nws-rv072514-bbbs logo Big Brother Big Sister holds fundraiser Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rush County will be selling mums throughout the month of August.Becker’s Greenhouse of Cambridge City provides the hardy mums annually. Last year, over 1,000 mums were sold.On the last Sunday of August last year, the 1st P

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 1 fd steam 072514 pic Steaming toward another successful event The 66th annual Indiana Pioneer Steam Engine Show and Reunion will be held beginning Thursday and continue through Aug. 3 at Caldwell Acres, 3707 South CR 200W.A number of local volunteers and others have been at the location in recent days and weeks

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-rv072514-EMA logo Plans are underway for Emergency/Disaster and Preparedness Fair Plans are under way for the 2014 Emergency/Disaster and Preparedness Fair to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6, 2014 at Riverside Park Amphitheater.“This is an opportunity to help the public to learn how to be better prepared for emergencies and

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • West Nile virus confirmed in Rushville The City of Rushville is positive for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. No human cases have been confirmed at this time. The disease is one of birds, transmitted by mosquitoes, but can also cause illness in humans and horses. All citizens are

    July 22, 2014

  • What a trip My wife is planning a very exciting vacation to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. This was a big surprise to me. Not the vacation part, but the 35 years. I thought it was 34. Right now she is on the back porch, the patio table stacked high with

    July 22, 2014

  • ent-rv072214-purple xperience pic The Purple Xperience hits Rushville stage RUSHVILLE - The next performance of the 2014 Rushville summer concert series is Minneapolis based The Purple Xperience (featuring two-time Grammy Award winner Matt “Doctor” Fink, former member of Prince and The Revolution) with special guests, The He

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.