Starting Wednesday, June 4th through August 20th from 7-8 p.m., the First Baptist Church will be holding a summer Wednesday evening kids program called Mission Adventures. Kids are invited to travel the world this summer as they study missionary adventures of the past and present! Kids will earn a stamp in their passport for each night they are present, games and snacks from all over the world will be enjoyed by everyone attending.
June 7, 8-noon, The Russell City-Wide Garage Sale. Please notify Roberta (535-4191) or Wanda (535-4361) to get on the map.
The Museum will be offering beefburgers, hot dogs, chips and a dessert for sale.
If you don't want to do your own sale, the Museum will accept donations for their sale. The Russell Wayside Garden Club will also be having their annual plant sale at the same time in front of the museum.
Regarding the property at 803 S Prairie, Ray Meyer explained the deed Wells Fargo is giving the property to the City of Russell. This is not a standard deed. It is somewhat like a quit claim deed. The city will put the property up for bids when all paperwork is completed and the city has complete ownership. On a motion by Duane with second by Dana, the city will accept the property at 803 S. Prairie from Wells Fargo Bank.
The second reading of Ordinance 141 regarding charges for meter-repairs was approved on a motion by Dana and second by Susan. Dana made the motion to waive the third reading. Willis Chambers-introduced himself and is running for Lucas Co Sheriff. He would appreciate any votes on June 3.
It was discussed that all businesses in town need to give the council a schedule of events. There was a trailer that was across the west end of Short St and was still blocking the street until 3:45 p.m. the next day. The council will compile a list of requirements for any business that has outdoor activities to follow.
Fire Chief Craig Alexander gave the Fire Department report. They have been awarded a SCICF grant to buy pumps and motors for the grass trucks. Craig received pricing to put openers on the three bay doors of the original building at a approximate cost of $2400. He asked if the city could pay half of the cost. No decision was made.
Street repairs are ongoing. A repair was done on a sinkhole on South Prairie, a water leak that wasn't tamped properly. It will be repaired after trucks have driven over the area for 2-3 weeks. The Mayor will approach Scott McGee about doing the cement repair to the street.
There was a lengthy discussion about blocked culverts on E Shaw, Chapman and Garfield that causes water to go over the road. Kevin Tanner will check with Chariton City manager to see if Russell can rent the jetter the City of Chariton has to use to open up blocked culverts.
Kevin Tanner asked about procedure to get water in his shop.
There is needed repair to the curb at the post office and also to repaint that area.
Craig Gooder asked about abandoned properties and if that issue will be addressed. Jeff Johnson explained how derelict/abandoned properties are addressed in Chariton. The Mayor asked the Jeff to compile a list of properties that need to be mowed.
Council members present were Crystal Moore, Susan Beecher, Dana Blue, and Duane Bedford. Jay Pierschbacher was absent. Others in attendance were Ray Meyer; City employee Larry Mitchell; Police chief Jeff Johnson and Fire chief Craig Alexander. Visitors were Sarah Peek; Larry Templeton; Penny Stouwie; Kevin Tanner; Willis Chambers; Dave Hager; Marilyn Evans; Corey Paige; Pat Conway; James Stewart and Craig Gooder.
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Monday June 2 at 7pm.
Faith Sibert, will be attending Indian
Hills Community College,
Kelly McCurdy, enrolled at AIB
will attend Grand View University in Des Moines.
From Chariton Community
Chasen Blue will enroll at Graceland
George Collins is
selecting between Indian Hills or DMACC
Madison Feehan will attend Iowa School
Dusty Simmons is enrolled at Indian Hills
Stephen McCurdy is
enrolled at William Penn University
Alex Reynolds plans include attending Indian
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Area Medical Personnel on Mission
Trip to Africa
May 5th , Mark McCurdy departed with a group of EMT’s, firefighters,
nurses and other medical professionals on a mission to Zambia, Africa. They
will be gone for ten days to help the community of Kalele, Zambia. He has a
objective of getting an updated fire engine
to the community and helping to train the firefighters in Kalele, Zambia on
how to use the fire engine. The group will work with the local EMT’s and help
develop efforts to treat patients in the field and in the local hospital.
Russell Museum/Library Thanks Community
The Russell Museum/Library wishes to thank the community for their
support in a successful breakfast fundraiser held on May 3.Over half
of the bill for the furnace repair was met. If you haven't ever been there,
come see what your local volunteers are doing to provide service to the community.
May 28th ,6:30 p.m. First Baptist
Church willbe holding a closing
program for Kids4Truth. Each class will be performing, kids will be
promoted,and they will also be kicking
offVBS . Refreshments will be served
after the program. Parents are encouraged to attend as well as others who may
be interested in joining next year.