The Marshall County Commissioners recently approved a resolution that would transfer the ownership of an area of West Jefferson Street, formerly known as 17C Road in the county’s road system, to the Culver Town Council, but Culver Town Attorney Jim Clevenger found there’s more to the process than expected.Continue reading
The Marshall County Commissioners considered a resolution last week that would transfer the ownership of parcels so the Culver Town Council members can complete the annexation of parcels west of the town limits north of West Jefferson Street.Continue reading
The Marshall County Commissioners reviewed a resolution Monday morning that allows for the sale of equipment to the Starke County Highway Department.
Two pieces of equipment from the Marshall County Highway Department will be added to the fleet at the Starke County Highway Department.
The Culver Town Council members are looking for a Republican candidate to fill an unexpired term on the Culver Planning Commission.
The Starke County Commissioners made their appointments to the newly-formed Koontz Lake Conservancy District.
The Culver Town Council members reviewed an interlocal agreement between the town, Marshall County and Marshall County Building Commissioner Chuck DeWitt.
It was the same document presented to the county commissioners last week for approval. Town Manager Jonathan Leist explained then that the agreement allows DeWitt to assist Culver with needs during county business hours on an annual basis. The fee was increased to $3,000 to bring it in line with the same services to the Town of Argos.
The Culver Town Council members held the first reading of an ordinance that would annex 71 acres of property into the town.
The five contiguous parcels include 17664 State Road 17 and 19456 State Road 10 owned by Thomas Beste. The annexation is for the purpose of a planned unit development (PUD).
The Culver Town Council will hold public hearings on several zoning changes recently approved by the Culver Planning Commission.
Town Manager Jonathan Leist said the changes will be patterned after ordinances approved by Marshall County officials on the same issues. Continue reading
Starke County EMS officials approached the Starke County Council members Monday night to request a transfer of funds to cover ambulance repair costs.
Starke County EMS Director Travis Clary informed the board that an inactive rotation roster for primary and backup ambulances as led to a large amount of breakdowns recently. The costs for repairs have gotten to the point that funds have gone into the red with constant work being done.
There are five ambulances on the fleet: three primary and two backup.
The Culver Town Council will meet tonight. Town Manager Jonathan Leist will present his report which will include an update on the Stellar Communities Designation Program grant.
Council President Ginny Bess Munroe appeared before the Marshall County Commissioners last week where the county governing body agreed to support the town’s quest in becoming a stellar community. Munroe said the Town of Culver was looking to show a united front with the county to include in their finalist packet due by Aug. 25.
The Marshall County Commissioners approved an in-kind contribution to assist the Town of Culver in a quest to become a stellar community.
Culver Town Council President Ginny Bess Munroe explained to the commissioners that other Stellar Communities Designation Program Grant candidates have included supporting documentation from partnerships with county and town entities in their applications. Munroe asked the commissioners for support of the bike/pedestrian trail around Lake Maxinkuckee that lies within their plans for the Stellar Communities grant.
The Town of Culver is partnering with Marshall County for building and planning services. County Building Commissioner Chuck DeWitt has been selected to serve as the town’s new building commissioner. He replaces Russ Mason, who stepped down in October. Continue reading
The Marshall County Highway Department has a plan they hope can better maintain roads.
During Monday’s Marshall County Commissioners meeting, Highway Department staff provided updates on this year’s road projects, including about $180-thousand spent this year that is not included in the project list.
A fire training facility received conditional approval from the Marshall County Commissioners on Monday morning.
The site has been in the works for some time, but plans are to move forward with construction for firefighter, police, and EMS training opportunities. The training tower recently received a recommendation from the Marshall County Jail Holding Corporation to host the site on the jail property adjacent to the employee parking lot.
The Marshall County Commissioners will meet this morning and economic development could be considered.
Jerry Chavez with Marshall County Economic Development will be speaking on the Regional Cities Initiative. Many communities have signed onto the initiative as part of a broader effort to grow the state’s population.
Marshall County Sheriff’s Captain Dan Butts presented plaques to Dr. Jim Bottorff and Orion “Bud” Treat who served on the Marshall County Merit Board for 44 years apiece. The recognition ceremony was held during the Marshall County Commissioners meeting on Monday.
Pam Davis from the Assessor’s office explained that the staff has been operating on outdated software. Customer support is also lacking which delays operations in the office.
Tippecanoe Township officials in Marshall County will move forward with a planning grant to make improvements to the structure that houses the fire department and upgrade equipment.
The Marshall County Commissioners Monday morning approved a letter of intent as part of the process in obtaining a $40,000 planning grant through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). A planning grant would help the officials work with a planner and architect to put together a comprehensive study.
Marshall County Plan Director Ralph Booker presented the information to the county commissioners this week on behalf of Grace Outreach Fellowship Church. The church congregation has outgrown the current facility and officials there are interested in the rezoning of purchased property to accommodate the change. Church officials are seeking the rezoning of 2900 Center Street in Tippecanoe to better serve their patrons. The two parcels on the affected property are zoned heavy industrial. The property needs to be rezoned to town residential for the church to occupy the building.