Rushville

More Services Will Be Offered
11:08 am
Sun August 19, 2012

Rushville Beefs Up City Website

An image from Rushville's home page
  • Interview with Rushville Mayor Scott Thompson

Mayor Scott Thompson said the city has officially rolled out its new website.

Thompson said it's taken a year to get to this point because the city is doing the project in-house. He added it's still a work in progress.

“Is it sparkling and does it have all the cool features right now? No. But it looks nice, it's going to be functional, it's going to serve the purposes for which it's intended, and we'll grow it as we can,” said Thompson.

Gazebo Renovations & More
3:43 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Rushville Plans Central Park Upgrades

The Central Park gazebo in Rushville
City of Rushville
  • Interview with Scott Thompson

Now that repairs are finished to the brick streets around Rushville's square, the city is turning its attention to Central Park.

One of the biggest projects will be renovation of the gazebo. Mayor Scott Thompson said the city won't have to foot the entire bill.

“This is the really cool thing: we have commitments from anonymous donors for at least $65,000 if not more,” said Thompson.

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Cass Communications Hired
5:34 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Rushville Will Make Central Park a Hot Spot

Central Park in Rushville (photo from city-data.com)

The old will meet the new in downtown Rushville when wireless Internet service is installed for Central Park.

“I'm not saying Rushville will be overrun by people needing that service, but it is a convenience and it's another element to attract people downtown,” said Mayor Scott Thompson.

Thompson said the service will be installed by Cass Communications, probably next month. The city has a one-year contract with the company, which will be paid just $150 per month.

“For all intents and purposes, we're their beta site,” Thompson said. “This is a first for them.”

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign
2:11 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Rushville to Replace Traffic Signs

Rushville will be required to spend little of its own money to replace more than 500 traffic control signs.

Mayor Scott Thompson said the county engineer has worked with the city on a grant application for nearly two years and the effort has finally paid off. The grant will cover 90% of the cost of replacing the signs and sign posts.

“It would have been virtually impossible for us to come up with the funds to do this on our own,” Thompson said. “Now we have the opportunity to do this, be compliant, and really for the cost of labor we're getting free signage.”

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