The Culver Town Council members are moving ahead to join
HGAC to get the best prices on equipment.
The council members voted in favor of a motion to allow
Council President Ginny Bess Munroe to sign the papers with the purchasing
consortium. The Culver-Union Township
Fire Department is interested in a bid through Rosenbauer, a Minnesota company, for an aerial fire
HGAC gathers bids from all over the country and then all
state and municipal governments can agree to be a part of the consortium to get
a state bid on equipment.
A bid for an aerial fire truck has not been approved at this
point. Fire Chief Terry Wakefield said
donations for the truck are still coming in which are appreciated. The Historical Society will be doing a
program on the fire department this summer and it could be an opportunity to
help gather funds for the new fire truck.
Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive
Director Larry Wickert responded to recent comments published about what the
organization is doing to attract business and industry to the county.
The construction plans for the Culver Beach Lodge are now
complete. The project is ready to go to
bid, according to Town Manager Jonathan Leist.
“They’re posted online for any interested bidders,” commented Leist. “The bid opening is scheduled for March 28. Anyone interested must submit a bid by 10:30 a.m. on the 28th. Steve Park is our architect on that and has some concern about trying to attract multiple bidders to it. It’s kind of a project that’s in the middle zone where it’s too small for the larger contractors, but kind of too bid for some of the smaller, local ones.”
The bids will be taken under advisement at the March 28 bid
opening meeting to be discussed further at the April 9 Culver Town Council
Leist said the Culver Beach Lodge project is part of the
Stellar Communities Designation program plans that were approved for the Town
of Culver with funding
from the state.
The Culver Beach Lodge will undergo a major renovation with
new plumbing, restroom fixtures, and electrical updates. The main floor will also under go a major
facelift with an addition on the street side to allow for a new staircase and
The project is anticipated to begin this spring with plans
to work around the summer schedule at the Culver Town
Park with completion in
The Culver Town Council members opened up a public hearing
Tuesday night to take comments on a proposed annexation ordinance that would
include 1.26 acres of land north of State Road 10 just north of where the
Family Dollar store is located.
The Culver Town Council members will open a public hearing
tonight to gather comments on the annexation of the Lambert Trust
property. The second reading of the
ordinance will be held as well as the consideration of a resolution that would accept
the fiscal plan for the property.
Starke County Court Services Director Shawn Mattraw
presented grant funding paperwork to the county commissioners Monday night for
the Community Corrections, jail treatment programs and Pre-Trial Probation.
Starke County EMS Director Travis Clary and a representative
from Osage Ambulance will be making the trek to Linn, Missouri
today to pick up the county’s new ambulance.
It should arrive home in a couple of days.