The Rushville Common Council approved their annual contributions to local organizations during the past two meetings.
Rush County Community Foundation: $3,000
Senior Citizen Center: $ 8,000
Boys & Girls Club: $3,000
Rush County Victim’s Assistance: $300
Chamber of Commerce: $500
Heart of Rushville: $750
American Legion (flags): $500
2013 appointments approved by the Council Tuesday include:
Board of Works: Ron Jarman replaces Marvin Hedrick
Historic Board: Kevin Harr replaces Al Hodge
Redevelopment Commission: Bill Herdrich replaces Ashley Stiers
Alcoholic Beverage Commission: Dave Payne
Park Board: Will St. John
Solid Waste Board: Brian Conner
ECDC: Bob Bridges
Fiber Board: Bob Bridges
Mayor’s appointments: John McCane, Mark Hass, Bill Herdrich
Council’s appointments: John Pavey and Ron Lienemann
Mayor Mike Pavey presented a plaque to Marvin Hedrick in appreciation for his service to the city as a Board of Works member. Hedrick has been elected to the Rush County Council and will no longer be a Board of Works member.
He also presented Certificates of Appreciation to Al Hodge for serving on the Historic Board; Ashley Stiers for her service on the Redevelopment Commission; and Teresa Asbury for serving on the Amphitheater Committee and the Heart of Rushville.
The Council decided Tuesday to keep liaison positions with departments the same for 2013 including Bob Bridges, Animal Control; Brian Conner, Rushville Fire Department; Craig Smith, Rushville Street Department; Brad Berkemeier, Rushville Parks Department; and Brian Sheehan, Rushville Police Department.
Clerk-Treasurer Ann Copley informed Council that the general fund tax draw for 2012 year was $181,000.00 less than was received in 2011. Copley said the reduced amount was likely caused by the new state tax cap.