Rushville Republican


November 17, 2012

Council meets Hoosier Youth Challenge

RUSHVILLE — The Rushville Common Council met earlier this month.

Mayor Pavey called the meeting to order with Bob Bridges, Brian Conner, Craig Smith, Brad Berkemeier and Brian Sheehan attending.

Mayor Pavey introduced the Cadet Government Council of the Hoosier Youth Challenge and deputy director Steve Spaulding.

Spaulding spoke about the Hoosier Youth Challenge, which is a nationally ranked program for behavioral intervention.

There are 34 programs throughout 28 states and they have been in operation since 1993. Approximately 200,000 cadets have passed through the programs.

There is a need for this type of program, according to Spaulding, since approximately 22,000 Indiana teenagers have been unsuccessful at high school in the last four years.

Spaulding met with council members to introduce their Cadet leaders and to talk about their program and need to work with local businesses in procuring basic products and services utilized at the academy.

The Hoosier Youth Challenge is funded by federal dollars with a 25 percent state match. It focuses on providing structure, routine, discipline and respect among the youth who enter the program.

The Cadet Governance Council includes president Robertson Mann, vice president Dylan Bowman, treasurer Yale Gomez and secretary Victoria Adams.

Mayor Pavey’s recent reports included:

l Thanking the Street & Park Departments for the Haunted Trail.

l Thanking Carla Sharpe and the Parks Department for the Halloween Costume Parade.

l Thanking Sandy Fussner, Jim Finan and Herdrick Petroleum for their help with the OCRA seminar.

l The mayor, Bob Bridges, Joe and Kim Rathz, Sandy Fussner, Steve Land and John Tressler attended the Blue Star Program in Lawrence recently to recognize service members on active duty from a community. Rushville is considering developing this program locally.

l The Heart of Rushville and the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Christmas on Main Street Nov. 16.

l On Dec. 4, Ivy Tech will be doing a Rush County tour visiting manufacturing, business, health care, schools and government officials.

l Windows will be rebuilt, storm windows added and frames painted at the Booker T. Washington Community Center.

l The Board of Works approved the quote from Owens Excavating to demolish the structure at 312 and 314 W. West Fifth Street.

l The Board of Works voted to move forward with easements for the walking trails.

l Mayor Pavey attended the IACT conference and said he picked up some very good information.

l The city attorney will be preparing resolutions/ordinances related to ADA and city employees have been trained in and performed survey work for ADA requirements.

l Bob Bridges has completed his certification to teach DARE.

Animal Warden Cara Moran reported intake of 653 animals this year with approximately 50 percent now coming from the county and 50 percent from the city.

Fire Chief Chuck Jenkins said that the Street Department has taken down three of unsafe structures. Those structures were located at 215 S. Pearl, 815 W. Ninth, and 424 Cottage Avenue. He said the Street Department did a great job taking down the three structures in just three days. The structure at 312-314 West Fifth was scheduled for demolition this week as was 424 N. Harrison. The owners will be taking down the property at 343 E. 10th Street.

Jenkins has been informed that the RFD will be receiving a grant from Walmart for $1,500 for smoke detectors. He will work with the Senior Citizen Center and ICAP to get those smoke detectors placed.

“RFD certainly appreciates our local Walmart and their manager, Mr. Jay Schofield, for their generous donation,” he added.

Jenkins shared a report from Reedy Financial regarding the Emergency Medical Services proposal.

Mayor Pavey said there are some items that will need to be in place if the city decides to proceed with providing EMS services. One of those would be to acquire a sponsor hospital.

He asked Council permission to begin putting some of those items in place. Smith made a motion for the Mayor to move forward with the items for the EMS service. Berkemeier seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 270 W. 15th Street.

Contact: Melissa Conrad @ 765.932.2222 x107


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