Winamac Town Marshal Mark Hoffman has been quite busy since he took over for Mike Buchanan, whose retirement officially went into effect on July 1st.
Hoffman has been shadowing Buchanan over the last few months since his retirement was announced in February. Marshal Hoffman told town council members on Monday that there were a few projects that he wanted to get taken care of that have been completed. Continue reading →
The Knox City Council members will hold a public hearing over a project at the Wastewater Treatment Plant when they meet tonight.
Members are also expected to consider three resolutions. One resolution has to deal with wastewater system improvement bonds and another would authorize application submission and local match commitment in regards to a WDW application. Continue reading →
A quote for the remainder of the work needed at the tennis and pickleball courts was considered by Winamac Park Board members Thursday night.
Park Board President Courtney Poor informed the other board members about the quote submitted by Leslie Coatings, Inc. “It’s $7,000 it says to pretty extensively clean then restripe here.” Continue reading →
Knox Board of Works members considered bids for a sewer extension at JW Hicks when they met at the end of June.
Mayor Dennis Estok said that the firm Territorial Engineering handled writing up the specifications and other aspects of the bidding process. There were two bids received for the project. Continue reading →
The North Judson FFA recently completed a project with results that span the entire town.
Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe told town council members last week that he provided Agricultural Educator and FFA Advisor Emily Duvall with a map of the town to help with a fire hydrant painting project. Continue reading →
Knox Board of Works members received some health insurance information from Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons when they met last Wednesday.
Superintendent Clemons said she wanted the board members to be aware that health insurance is offered through National Rural Water, just in case they’re considering a switch down the line. Continue reading →
North Judson Town Superintendent Marshall Horstmann told council members on Monday that a semi-driver who mowed down a sign in town was found.
Horstmann explained that with the help of Justin Davis, he was told who was responsible for bending the sign at the corner of Lane and Sycamore Streets. The man was located and he provided Horstmann with a check to have the sign replaced. Continue reading →
A progress report on a Pearl Street property was provided when Knox Board of Works members met last Wednesday.
Neighborhood Development Project Manager Rosie Levya provided the update and handed out the schematics of what is planned for the disheveled structure that stands at 6 N. Pearl Street. Continue reading →
An ordinance updating the Town of North Judson’s schedule of fees was brought before the council members for consideration Monday night.
The fee schedule was originally adjusted to include a gas-line inspection fee of $50, at the request of Building Inspector Jeff Abrams. Some additional changes were made to the document after Town Superintendent Marshall Horstman noted that the fees for the utility crew haven’t seen an update for many years. Continue reading →
The finishing touches have been made to the Winamac Park Board’s amended application for the Land Water Conservation Fund grant.
Park Board Secretary Kim Burke told members Thursday night that she was finished writing up all the provisions for the application. She noted that with their permission, it would be ready to send in. Continue reading →
The Knox City Police Department will soon gain another officer. Police Chief Harold Smith provided a report to Board of Works members last Wednesday, filling them in on the hiring process thus far. Continue reading →
North Judson Town Attorney Justin Schramm asked for some language to be added to a lease agreement between the Town and Fourway Computer Products during Monday night’s town council meeting.
At a previous meeting, the President of the company, Roland Houin, asked the council to consider upgrading the existing equipment installed on the town’s water tower next to Norwayne Field and removing any redundant or unutilized electronics to make better use of the space. Continue reading →
Knox Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons informed Board of Works members last Wednesday that an integral lift station that services much of the Industrial Park needs some upgrades.
The superintendent explained, “Our Pacific lift station, we want to rebuild the valve box in that. While we’re doing this we want to add a bypass so if the pumps go down, the power goes down or something happens we can get that water moved down the line.” Continue reading →
Paving on Pearl Street that was originally listed as one of the Community Crossings Grant projects for the City of Knox will have to wait.
Mayor Dennis Estok told city council members last Tuesday that the brick road on Pearl Street that was originally supposed to be paved cannot be included in this year’s grant application due to some older pipes that are underneath the road. Continue reading →