The Rushville City Council met this past Tuesday evening and discussed city related issues.

Rushville Mayor Mike Pavey informed the council the Rush County Community Foundation and Ball State University hosted a Community Development course last week for city and county officials and local citizens. He said the program was beneficial and well attended.

The mayor said Rush County council member Steve McCorkle invited city and county council members and county commissioners to a fishing competition and cookout at his property on Sept. 28. The goal of the gathering, which is a result of Ball State’s Community Development course, is for city and county leaders to get to know each other on a casual basis.

Mayor Pavey reminded the council the grand opening of Campaign Quarters apartments (formerly the Durbin Hotel) will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20.

The mayor provided an update on Stellar projects in Rushville. The design for the Overlook Project near Riverside Park is 60 percent complete and the design for the Morgan Street Trail project is 90 percent complete.

Mayor Pavey concluded his report by informing the council of the 5 in 50 bike ride, which will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, as a part of Willkie Days.

Director of the Rush County Economic and Community Development Corporation (ECDC) John McCane asked the council to consider approving a $22,000 match on behalf of the city for the ECDC’s microloan program (ECDC would match $22,000). The council didn’t decide on the issue at the meeting.

Rushville Chief of Police Craig Tucker said the Rushville Board of Works voted to allow the police department to begin the process of hiring a new patrol officer as one of its officers has applied to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Chief Tucker reminded the council of the police department’s K9 Golf Outing, which will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Antler Pointe Golf Club. Golfers can sign up for the outing up to the day of the event at the club.

Rushville Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Munson reported the fire department’s new power load cot system arrived and should be installed within the next couple of weeks.

The city council approved Ordinance 2019-14, which relates to parking in downtown Rushville. It is to hinder the ability to abandon or leave cars in downtown parking areas for extended periods of time.

The council also approved Resolution 2019-25, which pertains to and starts the process of acquiring property for the Cherry Street Extension.

The next city council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the Council Chambers at the City Center.

Contact: kraig.younts@rushvillerepublican.com

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