Monterey has officially called off its town convention. With no contested races this year, the town council passed a resolution Monday, formally stating that no convention will be held, according to Council President Doug Denton.Continue reading
Races are almost set for town elections in North Judson and Medaryville. Thursday was the filing deadline for towns that didn’t have a May primary.Continue reading
Medaryville voters will have a few contested races to decide this year. As of Wednesday morning, three candidates are in the running to replace Democrat Judy Harwood as clerk-treasurer, according to Pulaski County Clerk JoLynn Behny.Continue reading
The Monterey Town Council will have a new member in January. Democratic Party voters chose between four candidates for three seats during a Saturday morning town convention. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners have agreed to apply more pressure to the owner of a building that collapsed earlier this year in Monterey. A special meeting on Thursday allowed the commissioners to discuss potential solutions for the site of the former Sportsman’s Bar and Grill. The building collapsed in April, leaving debris and asbestos behind. Continue reading
There is asbestos is the rubble of a building in downtown Monterey that collapsed last month. Pulaski County Building Inspector Dave Dare shared that information with the town council during a special-called meeting last night. A contractor he hired to check the site at the southeast corner of Main and Walnut Streets found two square feet of asbestos in the duct wrap in the basement. Dare says more could be buried in the debris and will need to be disposed of in accordance with state guidelines. Continue reading
The Monterey Town Council will decide tonight how to proceed with the cleanup of the former Sportsman’s Bar and Grill. The vacant building collapsed on Thursday, April 23rd. Nobody was injured. The area around the structure at the southeast corner of Walnut and Main Streets in downtown Monterey is blocked off. Pulaski County Building Inspector Dave Dare hired a Valparaiso-based contractor to inspect the rubble for asbestos. If any is found, special precautions will need to be followed to clean the site up. Dare will share that information with the Monterey Town Council during a special-called meeting tonight at 7 p.m. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Building Inspector will hire a contractor to inspect the rubble of the former Sportsman’s Bar and Grill for asbestos before cleanup of the structure in downtown Monterey can continue. The building at the southeast corner of Main and Walnut Streets fell last Thursday evening. No injuries were reported. Building inspector Dave Dare believes water damage weakened the structure. Continue reading
The Monterey Town Council has a lot of thinking to do as they head into the beginning stages of their sewer project. The town has received a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to conduct a sewer rate study to determine whether or not they should increase their rates – something they haven’t done since 2007 – in order to fund upgrades and repairs to the waste water treatment plant.
Members of the Monterey Town Council should get the findings of the community’s first sewer rate study in seven years at their meeting this evening. They received a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to conduct the study. Monterey’s residential sewer rates are $48.11 per month and were last increased in 2007 following a 2006 rate study. Local officials stress that a rate study does not necessarily mean an increase will follow. This study was prompted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management which cited the town in 2011 for ammonia level violations at the waste water treatment plant. Those levels have since been brought under control but IDEM asked for additional remediation plans, including a rate study to determine how those costs would be covered should more extensive upgrades be deemed necessary. Tonight’s Monterey Town Council meeting starts at 7 p.m. EDT at the town hall.