The Rushville City Council met on Tuesday and discussed a number of topics.
The council held a public hearing regarding the Riverside Park Gateway Plaza, which will be installed near Gettinger Family Custom Meats in the future. The area will feature a splash pad, public restrooms and showers.
The plaza will be developed as part of the City of Rushville’s Strategic Investment Plan, which helped it receive a Stellar Communities Designation in 2016. The designation allowed Rushville to receive funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which will be utilized in part to build the plaza.
Rushville Mayor Mike Pavey announced the Live by the Levee concert series kicks off this weekend at Riverside Park Amphitheater.
Clare Dunn will perform with Abigale Rose Clark starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. There will be a fundraiser benefiting Rush County Community Assistance.
Zoso, The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, will perform next Saturday, June 15 at Riverside Park.
The mayor said representatives from Cormo USA plan to set up a booth during the Rush County Fair to answer questions from the community. Cormo USA will open its first facility in the USA in the Commerce Park @ Rushville.
Director of the Rushville Street Department Jemmy Miller informed the council his department paved the west lane of the roadway leading to the Riverside Park Amphitheater.
Director of the Rushville Parks Department Dan Burklow said Waggener Community Pool is now open. So far, 750 people have visited the pool since opening weekend.
The parks department will soon plant trees at Carol Jenkins-Davis Memorial Park. The trees should arrive sometime this week.
Rushville Chief of Police Craig Tucker said the police department took possession of its 2015 Dodge Charger, which will primarily be used as a School Resource Officer vehicle. The car is being fitted with emergency gear and should be ready before the Rush County Fair.
The next council meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18.