Funds Not Yet Available for Culver Stellar Projects

The Town of Culver is awaiting grant funds to begin two major projects outlined in the town’s Stellar Communities Designation Program plans.

Town Manager Jonathan Leist told the Culver Town Council members this week that the official award notices have not been approved by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs for the Culver Beach Lodge renovation project and the Cavalier Sports Park. Apparently, the officials are waiting for the funds to distribute. Leist noted that there doesn’t seem to be any problems with the town’s applications for the grant funds, OCRA is simply waiting for the federal government to disperse funds. A date on when that will happen has not been relayed.

In the meantime, the town received proposed fee schedules and contracts from The Troyer Group for two of the three INDOT projects planned for next year within the Stellar plans, including the State Road 10 sidewalk project and the West Jefferson Gateway project. The last one is a phase of the Lake Maxinkuckee Walking and Biking Trail.

The numbers will be high right now, but there is a budget of $2.4 million for those projects. Survey work next year will be able to determine a closer look at budget costs for the projects.