The Town of Hamlet continues preparing for its next paving project. Town officials hope to resurface Division Street from Railroad to Terry streets, with funding from the next round of Community Crossings grants.Continue reading
Even though Constellation of Starke wasn’t designated a Stellar Community in 2019, the Hamlet Park Board is confident that it will still be able to complete one of its projects next year.Continue reading
Hamlet officials now have a plan in place to guide the town’s development for the next decade. A comprehensive plan was officially adopted by the town council Wednesday.Continue reading
Potential upgrades to the Hamlet Town Park depend on tomorrow’s Stellar Community announcement. The winner of this year’s Stellar designation is scheduled to be announced tomorrow morning.Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Council is looking for its next road project to tackle.
Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts reminded members last week that the next call for projects for the state’s Community Crossings matching grant program is in January. Council President Dave Kesvormas voiced his support for upgrading Division Street from the Town Park north to Davis or Railroad.Continue reading
The Hamlet Park Board has decided to hold off on any potential upgrades, pending the outcome of Constellation of Starke’s Stellar Community efforts. For months, board members have been discussing the possibility of completing at least one project in the Town Park this year, if money is available.Continue reading
Efforts to add a memorial walking path to the Hamlet Town Park got a major boost, thanks to a recent fundraiser. On September 21, the Hamlet American Legion held a motorcycle ride in memory of Robert J. Tauteris Jr., who died while serving in Afghanistan in 2012. Proceeds will go toward the effort of building a trail in his honor.Continue reading
Hamlet taxpayers may save some money next year due to the property tax cap, but the town’s budget will take a bit of a hit. During Wednesday’s public hearing on the 2020 budget, Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts said that while the assessed valuation stayed the same, the amount of money that will actually make it to the town will go down.Continue reading
A walking path honoring a fallen soldier may soon be coming to the Hamlet Town Park. The town’s American Legion post has officially begun raising funds for a Robert J. Tauteris Jr. Memorial Walking Path.Continue reading
The Hamlet Park Board may soon get cost estimates for the addition of a walking trail in the Town Park. A few ideas for how to pay for the proposed trail were brought to the board Wednesday.Continue reading
The Hamlet Park Board’s wish list of projects could become a reality, if the Constellation of Starke region is designated a Stellar Community. During an update to the town council Tuesday, Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation said that communities around the county are working with planning consultant DLZ to come up with projects that might be eligible for Stellar funding.Continue reading
Skate park upgrades, a walking trail, and maybe even a small splash pad are a few items on the Hamlet Park Board’s wish list for the Town Park. During last week’s meeting, Board Member Brian Earnest pointed out that the board typically tries to complete at least one big-ticket item each year, if money’s available.Continue reading
A lack of quality housing options and major employment opportunities are a couple of challenges residents think are facing the Town of Hamlet. More than 20 residents discussed what they like about the town and what they think is missing, during an input session Tuesday, as part of Hamlet’s comprehensive planning process.Continue reading
Starke County’s new computer aided dispatch system has brought to light some issues with the Hamlet Police Department’s computers. Town Marshal Clint Norem gave an update to the town council last week.Continue reading
The Hamlet American Legion is looking to launch a Junior Shooting Sports program. One of the program’s organizers asked the town council Wednesday if there would be any issues with holding it on the Legion’s property along the train tracks.Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Park may soon get some new playground equipment. The town council Wednesday conditionally approved the purchase of a “zip line” style ride. It lets kids hang onto a suspended handle, which then glides along a curved track.
The Hamlet Park Board tossed around some ideas for future park activities during last week’s meeting. A proposal to add some sort of summer camp was brought up. The Starke County Fairgrounds would be available during the month of June. Camp activities could also be held in the Town Park.
The Yellowstone Trail Fest will be able to add a beer garden to next year’s festival. Back in October, organizers approached the Hamlet Town Council to ask about placing a beer garden in the town park.
The Hamlet Town Park is getting some new playground equipment, thanks to organizers of the Haunted Fairgrounds event. They donated a digger to the park, according to Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts. The device lets children work on their excavating skills by scooping up dirt and moving it around.