The Culver Town Council members took action this week to get a step closer in order for The Paddocks to be eligible for tax abatement.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council has begun the process of making two sites eligible for tax abatements. Council members approved preliminary resolutions Monday designating the JSI Steel property and a piece of land near the intersection of U.S. 421 and State Road 14 as economic revitalization areas.
More details about proposed renovations to Pulaski County’s government offices are expected to be revealed during tonight’s joint county council and commissioners meeting. Back in October, Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston unveiled a plan to improve the accessibility, security, efficiency, and usability of the county’s buildings, all within a three-year period. He said the plan would include a security checkpoint at the courthouse, full ADA compliance, and a 50-to-75-percent reduction in utility costs.
The business moving into the old Anvil & Saw property on Pulaski County Road 200 South still isn’t ready to officially request a tax abatement. The county council began the process back in August by adopting a preliminary resolution designating the site an economic revitalization area.
The Pulaski County Council is scheduled to adopt the county’s 2019 budget tonight, but a number of issues still have to be addressed. Assessor Holly VanDerAa has been calling for a tax increase to make up a shortfall in the county’s Reassessment budget. She says the change would reduce the need for various costs to be paid out of the county’s General Fund.
Plans are moving ahead for a light manufacturing business to move into the old Anvil & Saw property on Pulaski County Road 200 South. But Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer told the county council Monday that the business isn’t ready to formally request a tax abatement just yet.
A light manufacturing business may soon be moving into the old Anvil & Saw property on Pulaski County Road 200 South, and the county council Monday took the first step towards granting it a tax abatement.
A public hearing over the designation of an Economic Revitalization Area (ERA) was held by Winamac Town Council members when they met earlier this month. Continue reading
Knox City Council members considered a resolution Tuesday night that sets the deduction percentages for the real estate and personal property tax abatements that were approved for JW Hicks. Continue reading
A public hearing in order to consider the establishment of a public revitalization area will be held by the Winamac Town Council tonight at 6:00 p.m.
At the regular session immediately following the hearing, Tony Calabrese is scheduled to discuss the golf cart ordinance during public input. Continue reading
Knox City Council members held a public hearing and considered a resolution related to the designation of an Economic Revitalization Area in the Industrial Park when they met last Tuesday.
The request came from JW Hicks, Inc, as an expansion project unfolds at their Knox location. Founder James W. Hicks discussed the anticipated cost for the project. Continue reading
The caucus to find a replacement for the open District 4 Knox City Council seat will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Starke County Democrat Chairman Kenny Wallace shared that the three individuals submitted a letter of interest before the deadline. Those candidates will be considered and whoever is selected will be sworn in immediately following the caucus. They will be able to attend their first meeting as a member tonight.
The regularly scheduled city council meeting will commence at 7 p.m. Continue reading
The City of Knox plans to tackle a major project at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and officials are looking to receive some financial assistance through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
As a part of the process to apply for a $600,000 OCRA grant, a public hearing was held in City Hall on Tuesday night. Community Development Planner Emily Albaugh spoke on behalf of the Kankakee Iroquois Regional Planning Commission (KIRPC) to provide some details about the grant and the application process. Continue reading
An area in Culver known commonly as “Sand Hill Farms” located at 540 W Jefferson Street received economic revitalization area and economic target area status as a result of a resolution passed by the Culver City Council Wednesday night.
Town Manager Jonathan Leist explained that the recently created Culver Economic Development Commission is permitted to grant tax abatement for residential property under state law. Earlier this week, the Culver EDC met for the first time and passed a resolution recommending that the city council classify this entire parcel on Jefferson Street as both an economic revitalization area and an economic target area to allow for future residential tax abatement.
The Culver Town Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and the first reading for their proposed 2018 budget. Council members will also receive an update on the Stellar Communities Designation Program plan when they meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. EDT in Culver Town Hall.
Council members will address an ordinance that will amend and restate a past ordinance which establishes fees or costs for the Town of Culver Park and Recreation Department. Continue reading
A long vacant Starke County industrial building could soon have a new occupant. Chicagoland-area-based gourmet snack food producer Gary Poppins plans to move into the Stelrema building on U.S. 35 this summer and be fully operational in that space by the end of the year. Continue reading