The next phase of the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program in the City of Knox will get started soon.
When City Council members met on Tuesday, Clerk-Treasurer
Jeff Houston reminded them that a $195,000 Community Development Block Grant
was received from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.
The demolition of a Medaryville home as part of a blight elimination project continues to create headaches for Pulaski County Building Inspector Doug Hoover, a year after the house was torn down. “Everything was done, completed,” he told the county council Monday. “[Building Department Assistant] Karla [Kreamer] and I did everything we were supposed to do. About a week before the last date, the state comes in and says they wanted it cleaned up. It wasn’t to their specs. Six months I waited. They could have told me six months ago. Now I had to jump through hoops.”
A resolution authorizing a grant to be submitted to the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority was approved by Knox City Council members Tuesday night.
Mayor Dennis Estok explained that officials will be applying for an owner-occupied housing rehabilitation grant that is geared toward helping low and moderate income individuals as well as those with disabilities.
Mayor Estok indicated that the funding would help offset the cost of various rehabilitation projects including those that have to do with electricity, plumbing or roof work. Continue reading →
Starting today, qualifying residents can get help with their heating and electric bills. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has begun for the winter. The federally-funded program runs from now until the middle of May, and residents can apply at any time.
Developer Kevin Berger and the Town of Culver submitted an application to the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority for tax credit funding to support the construction of a Stellar Communities housing project. Continue reading →
The Damore Amphitheater that overlooks Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver will be the focus of the community tonight as the grand opening celebration kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET in the Culver-Union Township Park.
Indiana is looking to the military to help boost its workforce. Earlier this year, the state launched its Next Level Veterans initiative to try to entice those leaving the military to move to Indiana. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch discussed the program during her visit to Culver last week.
Pulaski County is putting the finishing touches on last year’s blight elimination project. The county got a grant from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority to tear down a dilapidated Medaryville home. As a final step, the county commissioners voted Monday to pay off property taxes and late fees. Continue reading →
The large-scale Culver sign at the Culver Town Park will be replaced by the time WinterFest begins on Friday, Feb. 9.
Park Superintendent Anna Campbell told the Culver Town Council members this week that the sign spelling out C-U-L-V-E-R will go in the same place where the plywood sign is now. A mock-up placard that describes the history of the name of the Lake Maxinkuckee town will be included next to the sign until a more concrete structure can be constructed.
The Medaryville blight elimination project finally appears to be complete, after several months of work. But Building Inspector Doug Hoover told the county commissioners Tuesday it wasn’t without some last-minute challenges. Continue reading →
The Pulaski County Building Department is wrapping up its Medaryville blight elimination project. Building Inspector Doug Hoover told the county commissioners Monday that the blighted home has been torn down. Continue reading →
A Medaryville blight elimination project continues to cause headaches for Pulaski County Building Inspector Doug Hoover. “Well, the saga of the blight . . . It just got worse,” he told the county commissioners Monday.
Demolition of a blighted Medaryville home has finally begun. Building Inspector Doug Hoover gave an update to the Pulaski County Commissioners Monday. “I’m happy to say that we did get started today,” he said. “maybe not as much as I’d like to have seen done.”