The response to COVID-19 will mean some adjustments for the City of Knox. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council last week that preliminary reports suggest a decrease in funding for cities, towns, and counties. “The revenue stream is going to be shorted with this, and if you look at it, our [County Economic Development Income Tax] funds, people get laid off, unemployment, that’s where it comes from,” he explained.Continue reading
Indiana’s lieutenant governor is working to reassure farmers, as the state continues to respond to COVID-19. During state officials’ press conference Wednesday, Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch said it’s an extremely critical time for agriculture.Continue reading
A grant application for a new Medaryville fire station has prompted Pulaski County to update its fair housing policies. The Medaryville-White Post Township Fire Department wants to get a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to build a new fire station north of the town hall. Since the fire department can’t actually apply for the grant, the application is going through the Pulaski County.Continue reading
The City of Knox was recently awarded a Community Development Block Grant to help rehabilitate properties in the area.
Mayor Dennis Estok reminded council members that the total grant amount was $195,500 during their meeting Tuesday evening.Continue reading
The Medaryville Fire Department’s efforts to build a new fire station have gotten a boost from the Pulaski County Commissioners. The commissioners agreed Monday to let the department apply for a Community Development Block Grant, with the county serving as the pass-through agency.Continue reading
North Judson Town Council members will hold a public hearing tonight over a comprehensive planning grant that the Town is applying for through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs.Continue reading
North Judson officials took an important step last Monday to secure financial assistance for the creation of a comprehensive plan. An up-to-date comprehensive plan is one of the requirements for the county-wide Regional Stellar Initiative.
The total cost of the comprehensive plan project is $44,000 which is $6,000 less than what was originally anticipated. To help pay for the plan, the Town is applying for $39,600 Community Development Block Grant that is offered through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Continue reading
A public hearing over a Community Development Block Grant for the Knox wastewater and drinking water project will be held during tonight’s City Council meeting.
Public attendance during hearings is valuable to the grant process so residents are encouraged to attend tonight’s meeting to ask questions and provide input. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council members will hold a public hearing tonight on the proposed ordinance that would move the Culver Town Council candidate selection to the May Primary Election.
The Medaryville Town Council members opened up their Wednesday night meeting to a pair of public hearings for the proposed application for a Community Development Block Grant and the town’s 2019 budget.
The Medaryville Town Council members opened a public hearing Wednesday night that dealt with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for the proposed water tower project.
The North Judson Town Council members will hold the second reading over an ordinance to vacate a 16-foot alley between Dahlke and Lyle Streets when they meet tonight at 6:30 p.m.
The ordinance deals with a request that was initially submitted and considered by the Town Council and Plan Commission back in the 1980s. Continue reading
The Medaryville Town Council members opened a public hearing on Wednesday night to gather comments on a grant application for a new water tower.
Knox City Council members appointed Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston to the position of ADA Coordinator when they met Tuesday night. Members also approved an ordinance pertaining to ADA procedures.
Houston informed the council of the seven suggested steps that public entities must take, related to the American’s with Disabilities Act.
The first step is implementation. Houston explained they initially took this step a few years ago when they renovated city sidewalks to be ADA compliant. Continue reading
The Medaryville Town Council continues planning for a new water tower. Last week, representatives from Commonwealth Engineers reviewed the different types of water towers with council members, and made some recommendations for replacing the town’s current one, according to Clerk-Treasurer Judy Harwood.
Mayor Dennis Estok told Knox City Council members last week that the city is the recipient of a grant worth $20,000.
The city received the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and according to the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the planning grant is funded with money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. OCRA says the goal of the program is to encourage communities to plan for long-term community development.
Mayor Estok said that CDBG funds will be spent to cover the cost of services being provided by the Troyer Group, the architecture and planning firm assisting city officials with the construction of the Knox Parks 5-Year Master Plan. Continue reading
Culver Town Manager Jonathan Leist delivered some “stellar” news Tuesday night to the town council members pertaining to funding for projects within the town’s designation as a Stellar Community.
“We had our first meeting with the grant administrative staff from the state and found out for our Community Development Block Grant funding through OCRA that they basically set aside $2 million for us,” said Leist. “A lot of that we’ll use at the Culver Beach Lodge and Cavalier Sports Park. That is a significant chunk of change that won’t require a local match at all. It’s very good news!”
The Town of Medaryville is moving ahead with the purchase of land for a new water tower. The town council voted Wednesday to buy the property across the street from the town hall for a cost of $7,500, according to Clerk-Treasurer Judy Harwood.
Plans to construct a new water tower in Medaryville are on hold. A lack of available funds has led the town council to wait until the spring grant cycle to apply for a Community Development Block Grant, according to Medaryville Deputy Clerk Jackie Hines.
The Town of Medaryville is working on plans for a new water tower. According to officials in the clerk-treasurer’s office, the plan is to build the water tower across the street from the town hall, on land currently owned by the Diocese of Lafayette. During a special session Friday, the town council voted to make an official offer to buy the two parcels for $6,000.