The following information may be of particular interest to Russell residents.
The Council approved the agreement with Country Trash as trash hauler for the City of Russell. Pickup will still be Thursday morning. They request all trash be at the street by 7 a.m. If you need a trash container, please call the Russell City Hall at 641-536-2494 or Country Trash at 641-947-6000. If a resident is going to have trash over the allowed 60 gallons or appliances to dispose of, you will need to call Country Trash directly to arrange for pickup and payment. The city plans to have the annual cleanup day this spring. Be watching for further information regarding date and fees.
The Council approved a request from Scott and Vicki Jordan to move forward with starting a business in Russell and obtaining a liquor license.
It was approved to enter into a contract with Data Technologies from Omaha, Nebraska to purchase five computer software modules that have to do with State and other Federal government laws. The other company they were doing business with went out of business.
The Council is researching the possibility of purchasing a dump truck.
Council members present were Duane Bedford, Jay Pierschbacher and Jeremy Blue. Mayor Ed Scheel and council member Wayne Riggs were absent. Mayor Pro-Tem Don Sellers called the meeting to order. Also present was city employee Larry Mitchell. Visitors in attendance were LuAnn and Jerry Alexander from Country Trash, Vicki Jordan and Craig Gooder. Wendy Nickell served as the City Clerk.
The next budget discussion and approval will be at the next meeting on Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m.