An opportunity to lower the Starke County’s jail bond repayment continues to be researched by county government officials.Continue reading
Pulaski County is seeking funding for the upcoming replacement of the bridge on County Road 400 East over Mill Creek. The county commissioners last week approved a commitment letter for its share of the project cost.Continue reading
Knox Residents still have a chance to get involved with the City’s Façade Improvement and Downtown Revitalization planning process but time is running out!
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok updated City Council members on the online survey that was created by Ball State’s Department of Urban Planning.Continue reading
Multiple individuals interested in providing more creative opportunities in the Constellation of Starke region recently met for an idea sharing workshop.Continue reading
The Culver Town Council members will wait until their next meeting to act on a proposed contract between the town and the East Shore Corporation for a sewer contract in anticipation of an initiation of a Conservancy District.
A special meeting was scheduled for Thursday, but Town Attorney Jim Clevenger said he hadn’t seen a contract as of last night’s meeting so it may be best to meet with the subcommittee prior to the Feb. 11 meeting to finalize the details before it is presented to the town council for adoption. It also gives the council members a chance to read through the entire contract prior to taking action.
Corporation officials are looking to hook a Conservancy District to the town’s Wastewater Treatment Facility system to treat the waste from the estimated 100 homes in the area. A wetland disbursement system utilized by those residents failed last year.
A current contract allows waste to be hauled to the town for treatment. To date, about $146,000 has been paid to the Town of Culver for a pump-and-haul contract. It is the hope of the members to get the sewer system up and running in May, which begins the tourism season in Culver, so there aren’t additional expenses for pump-and-haul services through the summer.
The Knox City Police Department is currently accepting applications for a new full-time officer.Continue reading
North Judson Town Council members were introduced to another point of contact from Commonwealth Engineers when members met last Monday.Continue reading
Eastern Pulaski school officials are expected to give an update on the school corporation’s finances tonight. Fiscal indicators like enrollment and fund balances will be discussed with the board of finance.Continue reading
A rise in vehicle break-ins is prompting Pulaski County Police to remind residents to lock their cars. Officers say they’ve had multiple reports of items being stolen from vehicles in the area between U.S. 35 and County Road 1100 West, north of State Road 14. The cars were reportedly unlocked and parked in front of the victims’ homes.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners are adding their support to a proposed work release center. Sheriff Jeff Richwine told the commissioners last week that Rowland Design has come up with a plan that would house 30 people. The estimated cost is $450,000, but Richwine thought it could be done for less than that.Continue reading
Starke County EMS Director Travis Clary asked the county council last week for permission to hire additional staff.Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board was presented with a lease associated with the Schools Engaging in Early Development (SEED) program when members met last week.Continue reading
North Judson Town Council members approved a transfer resolution when they met last Monday.
Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe informed the council that the resolution would allow him to move money around to balance out the 2019 budget.Continue reading
Local school corporations are updating their policies, when it comes to employees’ use of social media. Policy revisions were introduced during last week’s Knox and Culver school board meetings.Continue reading
Knox Street Superintendent Jeff Borg recently informed Board of Works members about an annual report he’s required to put together.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Advisory Plan Commission has a new member. Tyler Gutwein was appointed last week by the county commissioners. He replaces Rick Stone, who did not seek reappointment.Continue reading
The Knox City Council will discuss a Public Employee Retirement Fund (PERF) adjustment request when members meet tonight.Continue reading
The Culver Town Council members will meet tonight where they will review an ordiance that would outline charges for fire services.Continue reading