Culver Town Council to Meet Tonight

The Culver Town Council will meet tonight. Town Manager Jonathan Leist will present his report which will include an update on the Stellar Communities Designation Program grant.

Council President Ginny Bess Munroe appeared before the Marshall County Commissioners last week where the county governing body agreed to support the town’s quest in becoming a stellar community. Munroe said the Town of Culver was looking to show a united front with the county to include in their finalist packet due by Aug. 25.

The commissioners agreed to an in-kind contribution of the installation of one mile of the proposed pedestrian walking/bike trail around Lake Maxinkuckee which is one of the top projects in the Stellar plan. The commissioners also approved a letter of support for the town.

The town council has also been in meetings with Tom, the owner of the Culver Movie Theater. He hopes to sell the theater back to the town at a cost of $130,000 – the amount of money that he’s got invested in the property. The council members met in special session to hear his proposal last week, but no decisions were made. That could be a topic of conversation in tonight’s meeting.

The Town of Culver was selected as a finalist for the Stellar Communities Designation Program grant for a second consecutive year. Culver is competing in Division 2 which includes communities that have a population of 5,999 or less. Culver will compete against the Town of Churubusco in Whitley County and the City of Union City in Randolph County.

The Culver Town Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. ET in the Culver Town Hall.