The City of Knox will soon be paying more to the Starke County Economic Development Foundation.Continue reading
The Town of Winamac is outlining some of the capital projects it has planned for the next couple years. The town council last week passed an ordinance detailing how Winamac will use its share of the revenues of Pulaski County’s economic development income tax in 2020 and 2021.Continue reading
A proposal to redirect some of the Pulaski County Community Development Commission’s funding to the county’s towns drew several concerns during a special CDC meeting Tuesday.Continue reading
As the Pulaski County Community Development Commission faces a staffing cut, one county council member is suggesting a different way to spur economic growth. During Monday’s county commissioners meeting, Council Member Mike Tiede suggested giving each of the county’s towns $25 per resident.Continue reading
Last Wednesday, Knox Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston informed city council members that the final payment for the general obligation bond of 2010 was made earlier that day.
Houston added that the bond was taken out to purchase a fire truck which is now officially owned by the city. Mayor Dennis Estok reminded members that paying off the bond contributed to the deficit of more than $30,000 in Knox’s CEDIT account for this year. Continue reading
The Starke County Council members considered the the purchase of a radar counter for the Starke County Highway Department during their Monday night meeting.
Economic Development Foundation Director Charlie Weaver said the radar counter will be used to collect traffic data at a quicker speed for the proposed U.S. 30 freeway project.
Winamac Town Council members reviewed an ordinance detailing the EDIT Plan for 2018 and 2019 when they met this week.
Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger explained that the EDIT Plan outlines proposed projects that will utilize county economic development income tax funds for the next two years.
Town Attorney Justin Schramm added that State Code requires towns to spend 75% of what they receive. He said the figures provided for 2019 were estimated since they do not currently know how much Winamac will receive that year. Schramm said for the 2019 amount, he reduced next year’s amount by 20 percent to present conservative figures just in case they receive less. Continue reading