Claycomb sworn into RPD at city council meeting

Robert Claycomb (center) is pictured being sworn into the Rushville Police Department as a police officer by Rushville Mayor Mike Pavey (left) and Rushville Chief of Police Craig Tucker (right).

The Rushville City Council held its first meeting of 2020 this past Tuesday.

Rushville Mayor Mike Pavey swore Robert Claycomb into the Rushville Police Department as a police officer at the beginning of the meeting.

This was the first city council meeting for newly elected council members Elton Marzon (R-District 1), Mike Daubenspeck (R-District 2) and Aaron Gurley (R-District 3).

City councilman Brad Berkemeier was elected by the council to serve as its president.

Council members also determined which city departments they would serve as liaisons.

Councilman Bob Bridges will serve as liaison to the fire department. Councilman Berkemeier will serve as liaison to the police department.

Councilman Marzon will serve as liaison to animal control. Councilman Gurley will serve as liaison to the street and sanitation department.

Councilman Daubenspeck will serve as liaison to the parks department.

In regards to the city’s Stellar Designation, Mayor Pavey said the Overlook Project at Riverside Park will be constructed this summer. The project will be completed by the end of this year.

Construction in the area will alter traffic flow for this year’s Riverside Park Concert Series. The city will utilize the venue’s Harrison Street entrance during the series.

Mayor Pavey announced the city has signed six main acts to perform in the concert series. The city is preparing to sign opening acts and will have a rollout meeting for the concert series in February.

The next city council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Rushville City Center.

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