By Frank Denzler Rushville Republican
---- — The Rushville Board of Works and Safety met recently and was faced with a brief agenda requiring their attention.
Clerk-treasure Ann Copley told board members that her office recently made updates to the computer system and office personnel are currently training on the new software. Copley continued by saying board members may see changes on future reports they receive.
In other matters, animal control warden Cara Moran was next to come before the city leaders. Moran said that the facility she heads has had an intake of 644 animals and that currently the euthanasia rate at the animal shelter is roughly 14 percent. Moran continued by saying that currently her department is not in a position to hire an additional employee.
In a final matter, Mayor Mike Pavey told board members of the recent injury to chief of police Craig Tucker and continued by saying that he and Copley recently discussed funding options for the RPD to purchase additional equipment for officers. Following a brief discussion, a motion was made by Darrin McGowan to “move forward” with the purchase contingent on further discussion with Tucker. Pavey then announced that in conversations with Tucker, who did not attend the meeting due to his recent injury, that the RPD anticipates a Feb. 4, 2014 date to announce a new hire for the law enforcement department.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.