Hamlet Town Board Tables Community Crossings Grant Discussion

The Hamlet Town Board members tabled a discussion on a potential road project to submit for a Community Crossings grant.

The board members are interested in clearing up a drainage issue on Starke Street between old U.S. 30 and the new U.S. 30. Engineer Lee Nagai presented plans for milling the street and the installation of catch basins, storm water infrastructure and curbs and gutters. High and low points would also be incorporated into the road design to ensure better water drainage in that area.

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Walorski Responds to Hamlet Railroad Inquiry


Hamlet officials remain hopeful repairs will soon be made to the rough railroad crossing on Starke Street. They reached out to U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski for assistance. In a letter dated May 10, 2016, she advised an inspector from the Federal Railroad Administration’s Indianapolis Field Office has checked the tracks and found them to be in compliance with the agency’s regulations. Continue reading

Hamlet Fall 5The bid of Covenant Concrete to repair and build several sidewalks in the Town of Hamlet was approved by the Town Board last Wednesday night. The approved projects total about $50,000, half of which must be paid by owners of the property, under the terms and conditions of the town’s 50/50 replacement program.

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Hamlet Officials Move Forward With Demolition Plans

Hamlet Town HallThe Hamlet Town Board last night took action to accept a proposal from JD Excavating to raze two abandoned houses in the town. The work will begin pending the building inspector’s final approval.

Discussion followed a resident’s inquiry about providing Hamlet residents access to a Bank ATM near the Town Hall. An alternative plan also under discussion was for the town itself to purchase am automatic teller machine to provide the service. Continue reading

Hamlet Town Board Outlines Budget Schedule

Hamlet Town HallA public hearing is scheduled September 23rd. on the 2016 budget for the Town of Hamlet. Action to adopt the budget is expected to be taken October 21st.

The Town Attorney, Martin Bedrock, discussed with the board action that can be taken to remove abandoned, fire damaged and unsafe structures. Notices have been mailed to the owners of several such properties, who have 10 days to request a hearing on the matter.  Continue reading

Hamlet-Davis Township Fire Station Nearing Completion

The new fire station will be built between the Starke County Fairgrounds and the Wayne Apartments in Hamlet.
The new fire station will be built between the Starke County Fairgrounds and the Wayne Apartments in Hamlet.

Davis Township Trustee Robin Latimer met with the Hamlet Town Board last night
to discuss details of the new firehouse, currently under construction east of the County Fairgrounds. A completion date of the end of May is expected, with focus on electrical and gas connections next week.  Continue reading

Hamlet Residents Encouraged to Apply for Sidewalk Program


The Hamlet Town Board members renewed the annual 50/50 sidewalk improvement program when they met for a regular session meeting this week. Residents may register for the program or get additional information at the Town Hall. The application deadline is April 8.

A town-wide yard sale has been approved in Hamlet for the first week in May.

The melting snow is aggravating sewers and drains. The board continues to discuss and examine those issues.

The Hamlet Park Board met prior to the Town Board meeting with no news to report.