The Rushville Parks Dept. is continuing to see progress in several city areas. Recently with the help of the street department the park gazebos were removed. Mayor Pavey has met with Rushville youth to understand what could be done with the new space. Temporarily the area has been mulched, and boulders will be placed for temporary seating. Director Burklow stated preparations for the pool opening continue, and significant strides are being made at Overlook Park, with equipment training commencing soon. The Amphitheater/Park Board will meet on May 15.

Police Chief Tucker reported approval had been received to begin hiring an additional officer, bringing the department total to 13. Tucker said Isaac Chastain would intern at the police department and be sworn in as a reserve. 
Fire Chief Munson reported in regards to hiring, roughly 15 applications were picked up.

Utility Superintendent Day reported the north water tower had been repainted. Currently, the department is looking into how to address the vultures that are roosting on top of the tower and causing paint deterioration. Vultures are a protected species. The inside of the south tower is being pressure washed on the interior as well. Day also reported the south tower would be adding a generator, and the cost would be $4,800. Utility board member Michael Singleton recently resigned, leaving the council to find a replacement.

Street Commissioner Miller reported the house at 1st and Harrison had been torn down, and the stop sign at 1st and Perkins had been replaced. Berkemeier shared he was contacted by Crystal Woods asking if another light would be installed on South Baker Street. Mayor Pavey said Duke would be in charge of installing the additional light.

Ordinance 2021-6 Noise control and Ordinance 2021-7 Special events were both approved at the meeting.