The Culver Town Council will conduct a public hearing tonight to discuss a tax abatement request made by Elkay Wood Products.
This is the next step in the process of a project planned by the owner of the company to invest millions of dollars in expanding the technology at the plant. More jobs will be created as a result of the upgrades.
The Culver Town Council and Culver Redevelopment Commission met in a special joint session on Monday night to discuss the status of the Stellar Communities Program application.
Town Manager Jonathan Leist said the two groups have been meeting regularly since last year’s attempt at the recognition to make improvements to this year’s application. He said a vote was taken Monday night to take the next step in this year’s application process.
The Culver Town Council and the Culver Redevelopment Commission will work together in a special meeting today to work out responsibilities for the upcoming Stellar Communities application.
Town Council President Ginny Bess Munroe explained to the council members last week that there are a number of new projects and enhancements to this year’s application and the town could be more productive if all of those responsibilities were divided to ensure success. She said there are too many items for Town Manager Jonathan Leist to concentrate on that will reduce his focus on town responsibilities.
The Culver City Council acted upon a request to declare an area as an economic revitalization area.
The owner of LK Wood Products and Marshall County Economic Development Corporation Director Jerry Chavez gave the council members an idea about an expansion project at the facility on Mill Street. The company is seeking a tax abatement to invest millions of dollars in expanding the technology at the plant. More jobs will be created as a result of the upgrade in equipment.
The Culver Town Council members will decide how to split up responsibilities concerning the duties surrounding work for the Stellar Communities application when they meet with the Culver Redevelopment Commission next week.
Assignments will also need to be divided among the panel if the town is awarded the distinction of being a Stellar Community.
The Culver Town Council members will review the town’s Stellar Communities application when they meet tonight.
The council appealed to residents last month to complete a survey. The survey asked participants to see which projects would be important in making significant changes to the community, what can be done to entice people to come to Culver, and tools to help boost the local economy. The survey results were due March 1.
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The Culver Town Council will continue a discussion on a boat slip renewal during tonight’s meeting. A group of residents is appealing the town’s decision not to let them continue renting the slip. The town council put off making a decision earlier this month, to give council members more time to review the situation and to allow the entire council to be present. Continue reading →
The Culver Town Council got a review of the community’s accomplishments over the past year. During last week’s meeting, Town Manager Jonathan Leist presented an annual report for 2016. Continue reading →
The Culver Town Council will consider updating the zoning designation for a local business during tonight’s meeting. Elizabeth’s Garden at 104 North Plymouth Street sits on land that’s zoned for residential development. An ordinance changing that designation to commercial will be considered on second and third readings tonight. Continue reading →
The Culver Town Council met on Tuesday to reorganize for the year of 2017. Council President Ginny Bess Munroe and Vice President Sally Ricciardi were reappointed to their positions. Continue reading →
Upgrades to Culver’s water treatment plant are costing the town a bit more than originally thought. The town council voted last week to pay the December claims requested by Michiana Contracting and Midwestern Engineers. Continue reading →
The Culver-Union Township Fire Department is hoping to improve its emergency response with a few equipment upgrades. The Culver Town Council voted Tuesday to encumber the department’s remaining 2016 funds to purchase several items. Continue reading →