Mayor Steve Russell

Bushnell Mayor Won't Seek Re-election

Aug 7, 2012

Bushnell voters won't see a familiar name on their ballots next April.

Mayor Steve Russell will not  seek another term. He spent a lot of time considering his decision.

He says, “I figured it's time for a new person to see what they can do for Bushnell.”

New Dentist Could Re-open Old Office

Mar 19, 2012

Dr. David Jameson's retirement left Bushnell without a dentist. The city has moved to fill the cavity in the community.

Mayor Steve Russell said, “We had a team of people here made up of several interested people that might like to work with us and get the word out there that we were interested in having a dentist in Bushnell.”

Representatives from the Bushnell Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Corporation pitched in. He said Kim Pierce of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce also helped with the search.

Bushnell Responds to Employees Complaints

Feb 23, 2012

Bushnell city employees are saying the city did not tell them how much this year's health insurance coverage would cost them.

This year's plan provides a $500 deductible. The city pays 80% of the next $7,000 is costs. Employees can pay up to $1,900 in health care. That's about $400 more than under the current plan.
Mayor Steve Russell said the city is asking employees to submit their questions-and complaints-to city hall in writing. The deadline is February 29th.