Friday, April 19, 2013

Russell Post Office New Hours

On Saturday, May 4, 2013, the Russell Post Office will begin new retail window hours.  They will be open from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.  On Saturday, hours will be from 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  After May 4th, the interior mailboxes will be available 24 hours a day.

Russell City News - April

Russell will have its annual clean-up day on April 27 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Fees will be as follows:  car or pickup load $10; TV's $15 each; computer monitors $15 each; tires $5 each; mattresses $5 each piece.  Refrigerators, washers/dryers; air conditioners, computer towers, anything metal will be no charge.  The City Clerk will be available and will collect fees that day.

Russell City Hall will now have a sophisticated accounting system.  New computer software has been installed to be used for the City of Russell's accounting, utility billing and payroll.  There will be no increase to residents monthly service to cover the charge for this software.  You will still receive your bill on a postcard.

The Russell Water Quality Report for 2012 is available at City Hall for viewing.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Russell City Council Meeting April 1, 2013

Council members present were Mayor Ed Scheel, Jeremy Blue, Wayne Riggs and Don Sellers. Absent were Duane Bedford and Jay Pierschbacher. Others in attendance were Police Chief Jeff Johnson, City Employees Larry Mitchell and City Clerk, Wendy Nickell. Visitors were Penny Stouwie and Dusty Butler.

Jeff Johnson is following up on junk debris, resident water and sewer issues.

Clean-up day will be April 27 from 8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Fees will be as follows: Car or pickup load $10, TV's $15 each, computer monitors $15 each, tires $5 each and mattresses $5 each, refrigerators, washers, dryers, air conditioners, computer towers, anything metal will be no charge. The City Clerk will be available and will collect fees that day.

Some work on the streets, including culvert work on south Prairie Street.  The Mayor has been in touch with the county regarding this repair.   Larry will get some cold patch and work on fixing streets as soon as possible.  Larry will purchase a new sweeper.  An ad will be put in the paper for hay ground rental.

An ad will be placed in the Chariton papers for a PT employee with hours not to exceed 30 per week. Applications may be picked up at City Hall and will need to be returned by April 19.

Penny Stowie was there to represent Larry Templeton regarding his go-kart track/races. On May 4th, Larry will have training personnel at the track to instruct individuals on how to operate and care for their go-karts and also to instruct on safety.  Mr. Templeton has a release of liability for drivers to sign. The City cannot keep Mr. Templeton from running the track.  We will address complaints should they arise.  We were told the track shuts down at dark.