Culver Clerk-Treasurer Issues Reminder about Spring Leaf and Branch Clean Up

As warmer weather starts to spread across the area over the next few weeks, many homeowners will likely begin clearing their yards of leaves and debris to spruce things up for springtime.

The Town of Culver is reminding residents that the street department is willing to remove leaves and braches that are piled at the curb as long as they follow a couple of rules.

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Warming Center Plans in Place in Pulaski County, Town of Culver

Residents of Pulaski County and the Town of Culver who may find themselves without heat may take advantage of area warming centers. In Pulaski County, the Emergency Management Agency office at 108 North Franklin in Winamac and the Francesville Fire Station are set to be used as warming centers if needed, according to EMA Director Sheri Gaillard. Pulaski County residents who need to use a warming center are asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 574-946-6655.

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Public Hearing Scheduled Over Culver’s Proposed Switch to Primary Election System

Culver residents will soon have the chance to weigh in on how candidates are nominated for elected town offices. The town council Tuesday continued discussing the possibility of letting voters choose candidates for council seats and the clerk-treasurer’s position during the May primary, according to Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim. Under the current system, parties choose their candidates during a town convention.

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Certain Roads in Culver Will Be Closed Saturday Morning for the Lake Max Triathlon

In accordance with the Lake Max Triathlon, Lake Shore Drive and Main Street in Culver will be closed between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Culver Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim sent out an alert stating that during that time, bike traffic will also be heavy on State Road 10 as well as roads around the lake, including Sycamore Road and 20B Road. Continue reading

Hydrant Flushing to be Conducted in Culver this Week

Starting on Monday, June 25th, utility crews will be flushing hydrants in the town of Culver.

Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim sent out a reminder notifying the public that during the process, you may notice that water from the faucet appears rusty in color but it is still safe to drink. However, to alleviate the issue, turn the faucet on and let it run until the water is clear. Continue reading

Culver Town Council Establishes Special Summer Schedule for Town Employees

Special summer hours have been established for Culver Town Hall and town officials will be trying out a new summer hour schedule as well.

During the summer season, Culver Town Hall will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. At last week’s Culver Town Council meeting, a new employee schedule was proposed.

President Ginny Bess Munroe said she collaborated with Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim and Town Manager Jonathan Leist about a “morale-boosting” schedule that will give employees a chance to enjoy their summer. Continue reading

Crews Will Be Conducting Hydrant Flushing in Culver this Week

Culver Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim sent out a notification to alert residents that crews will be conducting hydrant flushing this week.

She mentioned that during the process, water may appear to have a “rusty” color, however, it is still safe to drink. Heim stated that this is a necessary procedure conducted biannually that removes rust from the town’s water distribution system. Continue reading

Culver Town Council Held Public Hearing and First Reading over 2018 Budget

A public hearing was held over the proposed 2018 Budget at a Culver Town Council meeting on Wednesday. Council President Ginny Bess Munroe acknowledged that the council held a number of work sessions and departmental meetings over the budget. She handed things over to Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim who provided a basic synopsis of the budget to the public.

Heim said the proposed general fund is at $1,840,530 and the expected income is set at $1,815,437. She continued that with the proposed tax caps coming in at $29,135 that leaves a deficit of $54,228. She advised that she low-balled the income and the difference will not be as substantial. Continue reading