The Rushville City Council discussed a number of city issues at its first meeting of November this past Monday.

Rushville Mayor Mike Pavey said the city was gifted property at 1900 N. Main Street.

The Rushville Board of Public Works approved the gifting of the property at a past meeting. A closing was held on the property on Tuesday.

Renovations are ongoing at the Taff Building, which will house Fish Moon Brewing Co. Construction workers took out a skylight and removed an old elevator as they prepare to install a new roof on the building.

City Councilman Gary Cameron said bookings are underway for Rushville’s 2020 Live by the Levee concert series.

Executive Director of the Rush County Economic and Community Development Corporation (ECDC) John McCane said a company recently made its second site visit to Rushville. Rushville is one of 10 sites the company is evaluating.

Rushville Fire Chief Chuck Jenkins said the Rushville Fire Department will host its Annual Chili Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. today. The supper will consist of chili, a peanut butter sandwich, drink and dessert.

Chief Jenkins also said each individual the fire department hired for its EMS program have become certified EMT’s. He anticipates three or four of the EMT’s will take an advanced EMT class in January.

Rushville Chief of Police Craig Tucker said the Rushville Board of Public Works allowed the police department to extend a conditional offer of employment to Robert Claycomb to fill its vacant police officer position.

Claycomb is currently a jailer at the Rush County Jail. Chief Tucker hopes to have Claycomb up for review by the end of the month.

Mayor Pavey said gas and water mains will be replaced on 8th Street this fall.

Vectren will start on the project in a couple of weeks. The water department will install a new water main soon after.

Storm water drainage, subgrade, pavement and curbs will be installed next spring.

The city council approved Ordinance 2019-24, which allowed for the rezoning of the Rushville Villas site for multifamily living.

The council also approved the city’s claims and monthly bank reconciliation.

The next city council meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the City Center.

Contact: kraig.younts@rushvillerepublican.com

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