As the Pulaski County Commissioners continue mulling over plans for a confined animal feeding operation, the Community Development Commission wants to make sure they have enough information to make an informed decision. Four wean-to-finish pig production buildings would be built near county roads 300 South and 700 West, under the proposal.
The North Judson Town Council is taking steps to upgrade the town’s water infrastructure. Council members voted Monday to proceed with a plan to rehabilitate the two water towers, add a well, and upgrade the existing well pumps, among other improvements.
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will welcome some new members next week. Last Friday, Gerald Bacon was appointed as Jackson Township’s representative. The township board chose Bacon over Denise Cultice, after current school board member Michael Shireman did not seek reappointment.
The Winamac Park Board will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight. Other than Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo’s monthly report, no specific discussion or action items are listed on the advance agenda.
Conditions at the Pulaski County Courthouse have led to some challenges for Circuit Court Judge Michael Shurn. A complaint about the courthouse has recently been filed with the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Among other items, it calls for the county to repair a piece of falling ceiling in the courtroom.
North Judson’s chickens will be allowed to stay for at least a while longer, as the town continues to review its animal ordinance. Residents filled North Judson Town Hall Monday, as chicken owner Sarah Burkett spoke out against the town council’s decision to more strictly enforce the ordinance. It currently prohibits residents from keeping chickens and other farm animals.
Culver officials hope a Stellar Community designation will make the town more accessible to people with disabilities. Residents raised a few concerns with the town’s pedestrian facilities during last week’s town council meeting.
North Judson’s chicken debate is expected to continue during tonight’s town council meeting. The town’s existing animal ordinance prohibits chickens and other farm animals from being raised within the town limits, but there are still some chickens in town.
North Judson’s new town marshal officially took over this week. Kelly Fisher was sworn in by Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins, during a special town council meeting Tuesday morning. Fisher previously served 18 years as a deputy with the Starke County Sheriff’s Office.
Water and sewer infrastructure for Culver’s Sand Hill Farms workforce housing development will cost an estimated $400,000. That’s according to Mark Sullivan with Midwestern Engineers. He met with the town council Tuesday to give an update on the project.
The Railroad Township Board has once again voted to appoint Susan McCormack to the North Judson-San Pierre School Board, but this time, they did it legally. They originally made the decision last week, but didn’t take the vote in public, as required by law. So board members met again Thursday to rescind that action and do it again in public.
The City of Knox may be able to tear down an additional house as part of its blight elimination effort. Over the past year or so, the city’s torn down 10 uninhabitable homes, with funding from the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority.
Culver’s former movie theater may soon be purchased by the town, but more research needs to be done before any decisions are made.
U.S. 30 is likely to be upgraded to freeway standards in the next 10 years, so now’s the time for local residents to get together and offer their input. That’s what a consultant working with the statewide U.S. 30 Coalition told residents during an informational meeting Wednesday in Hamlet.
Three people were taken to hospitals after a rollover crash on State Road 17 Wednesday. Marshall County Police say it happened around 5:15 p.m. north of 20 A Road. A 2006 Monte Carlo driven by Justin Orangias, 30, of Culver was heading northbound, when Orangias apparently tried to pass another vehicle.