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
Some of the bills making their way through the Indiana General Assembly are drawing concerns from Eastern Pulaski School Superintendent Dan Foster.
During his legislative update to the school board Monday, Foster said the state’s proposed budget would increase what the school corporation gets for each student, but not enough to keep up with costs.
The Winamac Park Board is almost ready to get construction bids for new restrooms in the Town Park, but town officials will have to work around some scheduling constraints. Last year, the park board was awarded a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to help with the cost, but as of last week, the paperwork still hadn’t been finalized, according to Park Board Secretary Kim Burke.
The Starke County Park Board has gotten $5,000 toward a planned Yellow River access point, but where exactly it will be built remains to be determined. Starke County Community Foundation Director of Development Jessica Martinovic presented the park board with a check during Tuesday’s meeting.
A proposed switch in Pulaski County’s
email system still needs more review before the county commissioners
will approve it. Since January, IT Director Matt Voltz has been
recommending using Golden Tech, to switch county employees over to
the Office 365 email system. Voltz says it will make it easier for
various departments to coordinate their schedules, which would be
especially helpful for the county’s judicial system.
The Pulaski County Council appears to have disbanded its salary matrix committee, which council members say never officially existed in the first place. Last month, council members referred a series of salary-related requests to the committee for further consideration.
The Eastern Pulaski Community School
Corporation has decided to go with a different manufacturer for this
year’s round of bus purchases. The school board Monday approved the
purchase of three 78-passenger Bluebird buses, for a total cost of
The Starke County Park Board welcomed
two new members Tuesday. Attorney Richard Ballard was appointed to
the board by Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall, following the
resignation of Roger Chaffins. Starke County Highway Superintendent
Rik Ritzler had been appointed by the county council back in January,
replacing Debbie Mix. Ballard and Ritzler both took their seats on
the park board for the first time Tuesday, during the board’s first
official meeting since last September.
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.
Pulaski County’s Court Appointed
Special Advocates are hoping to get grant funding to increase
awareness of the program. CASAs are trained volunteers who help guide
abused and neglected kids through the court system.