A recent Stop Arm Violation Enforcement (SAVE) effort by the Culver Police Department and La Porte County Sheriff’s Department yielded several reports.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners opened a public hearing Monday morning to gather comments on a proposed grant application to help build a new fire station in Medaryville.Continue reading
The Starke County EMS Department will purchase a used ambulance to replace the current transfer unit stationed at Starke Hospital.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Board members took action Monday night to approve a resolution that deals with House Enrolled Act 1001. According to Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart, that legislation requires that each school corporation should determine the impact of the reduction of the teacher retirement fund.Continue reading
Starke County Recorder Mandy Thomason warns residents of a possible scam concerning a letter from “Local Records Office” that gives instructions about getting a copy of a deed with a charge of about $89.Continue reading
Representatives from financial firm Baker Tilly presented bond refinancing information to the Starke County Council and Commissioners Monday night as the county has an opportunity to possibly save money on the 2013 jail bond repayment.
The county currently pays $1,070,000 annually on the $14 million bonds that financed the Starke County Justice Center construction project.
There were several cost-saving scenarios given to the county. The interest rates are lower which would free up annual cash flow. If the county decided to refund the bonds and keep the payments where they are, about $1.5 million would be generated in cash.
The current interest rate is about 3 percent and the rate would drop to 1.6 percent if the decision is made to proceed.
The bonds go through the year 2034.
The council members and commissioners took the information under advisement to take a closer look at what was presented. Council President Dave Pearman asked the Baker Tilly representatives to come up with a shorter repayment term just for another choice for the county leaders to consider to ensure they make the right, informed choice.
Pulaski County Sheriff Jeff Richwine will be assisting county officials in getting more information in order to implement a security plan for the courthouse and Pulaski County Justice Center.Continue reading
The owners of a property on West Cass Street filed a letter with the Town of Culver wishing to disannex a parcel.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will meet this morning where a public hearing is scheduled to review information regarding an application for a grant for a new fire department in Medaryville.Continue reading
The Starke County Council and Commissioners will meet tonight where Todd Samuelson from Baker Tilly will talk about potential benefits of refinancing the jail bonds.Continue reading
The Culver Town Council members took action this week on an ordinance that amends the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance.Continue reading
The installation of a sewer line on School Street in Culver will cause the road to close between Academy Road and State Road 10 beginning Monday, Sept. 16.Continue reading
Officers from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle accident with injuries on U.S. 20 and Wiley Road on Wednesday afternoon.Continue reading
Two representatives from the East Shore Corporation delivered an update on an agreement with the Town of Culver to haul wastewater to be treated in the town’s wastewater plant due to a system failure at the corporation’s wetland site.Continue reading
A new workforce housing development in Culver will get underway today as officials break ground for The Paddocks off of West Jefferson Street.Continue reading
The Culver Town Council will receive an update on the East Shore Corporation and its efforts to address wastewater issues when members meet tonight. Corporation officials have been hauling wastewater from its wetland disbursement system to be treated in the town’s wastewater system since August.Continue reading
Starke County Prosecutor Leslie Baker presented a request to the commissioners last week for a new position and new job titles for two existing positions in her office.Continue reading
The Starke County Council members and Commissioners discussed the sheriff’s salary during their joint meeting last week.Continue reading
Nathan Hummel appealed his sentence in Starke Circuit Court claiming that the felony counts should not have been consecutive sentences.Continue reading
Members of the Starke County Council and Commissioners held a discussion on EMA reimbursement last week.Continue reading