The Culver Town Council members approved ordinance readings that will move the Culver Meadows project at 17664 State Road 17 and 19456 State Road 10 a step closer in the process.
The Culver Town Council members approved additional readings of a traffic ordinance amendment at their meeting Tuesday night.
The Culver Town Council agreed to offer a conditional offer of employment to a candidate looking to fill the park superintendent’s position.
The Culver Town Council reorganized for the year when they met Tuesday night. They were unable to do this action during their first meeting of the year as President Ginny Bess Munroe was unable to attend that meeting.
Munroe was elected to serve another year as the council president and the council members voted to retain Sally Ricciardi as the vice president.
The Culver Town Council members heard public comments concerning the proposed traffic ordinance.
Council Vice President Sally Ricciardi read a citizen’s letter into the record that discussed safety concerns for emergency vehicles and residents maneuvering around the streets that are narrow. One street mentioned was Ohio Street and portions of that street will have no parking as part of the ordinance. The resident also mentioned the noise level of semi truck idling in residential neighborhoods and parking of the tractor trailers on residential streets.
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
The Culver Town Council and the Stellar Communities Committee have made some focus changes to the plans for this year’s application.
Town Manager Jonathan Leist told the council members Tuesday night that the committee revisited the proposed lighter, quicker and cheaper project. The committee has decided to go with five or six-foot letters that spell C-U-L-V-E-R rather than the historic story walk as that particular project. Utility Superintendent Bob Porter is researching the cost for this project, but Leist believes it will fall within the $5,000 requirement for that part of the application.
The Culver Stellar Communities Committee recently chose a lighter, quicker and cheaper project for this year’s Stellar Community application and the project is gaining support of community entities.
As a lighter, quicker and cheaper project, the committee chose the installation of recycled plastic benches and a story walk featuring Culver history along a proposed new bike trail in the Culver Town Park. It is the hope of the committee to build partnerships as part of the application process.
The Culver Community School Board received an update on programs offered with the Culver Boys and Girls Club.
Club Director Jessye Gilley said the club started in 2007 with 35 kids a day while today there are 92 students who attend activities as an average daily membership. The total active enrollment is 219. The club welcomes Culver students and many other students in the area to attend the available after school programs.
The Culver-Union Township EMS Department is available for growth.
During her report to the Culver Town Council this week, EMS Director Kathy Hart said that she has interviewed four candidates for two open part-time positions, but she was hoping that she could build the personnel pool. She had not filled those positions at the time of the council meeting on Monday.
The Culver Town Council got a review of the community’s accomplishments over the past year. During last week’s meeting, Town Manager Jonathan Leist presented an annual report for 2016. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council met on Tuesday to reorganize for the year of 2017. Council President Ginny Bess Munroe and Vice President Sally Ricciardi were reappointed to their positions. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council is looking to the Chamber of Commerce to help organize snow removal on downtown sidewalks. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council has approved a 2017 salary ordinance for town employees. Earlier this month, Council President Ginny Bess Munroe said a small raise has been budgeted, but most of the actual pay rates are unaffected. Culver’s park superintendent’s pay was adjusted in response to a federal law setting a minimum pay rate for overtime exemption. Continue reading
The Town of Culver may soon be considering the future of the town’s alleys. During last week’s town council meeting, it was noted that it’s becoming hard to locate the right of way of several alleys. Continue reading
The Town of Culver is moving ahead with its efforts to be designated a Main Street Community, but an additional tax may be needed for the town’s revitalization efforts to reach their full potential. The Indiana Main Street program helps communities boost their downtowns, by focusing on historic preservation, economic revitalization, and other areas. The program encourages private investment, but also makes communities eligible for various grants. Continue reading
The Town of Culver is looking for members for various committees, and may consider offering money as an incentive. During last week’s town council meeting, Town Manager Jonathan Leist proposed a $20-per-meeting stipend for members of the plan commission and board of zoning appeals. Continue reading
The Town of Culver is ready to proceed with a certificate of substantial completion for upgrades to the town’s water treatment plant. The town council voted Tuesday to close out the project and pay the remaining claims to Midwestern Engineers and project manager Michiana Contracting. Continue reading
A restaurant planned for Downtown Culver hopes to improve its atmosphere while increasing diners’ safety. Lucrezia Restaurant, an Italian restaurant with locations in Chesterton and Crown Point, is planning a third location in Culver. It will be located at the former site of the Corndance Café at the corner of Main and Madison. Continue reading
The Town of Culver may soon be raising some utility fees. An updated water rate ordinance was introduced during Tuesday’s town council meeting. Continue reading