The Culver Chamber of Commerce received approval from the Department of Natural Resources to hold a fireworks event on Lake Maxinkuckee for the Fourth of July.Continue reading
North Judson Building Inspector Jeff Abrams appeared before the town council requesting to establish a permit for gas line inspections when members met Monday.
“When there is a house vacated and the gas has been shut off, Nipsco wants an inspection done so I think that we should be able to charge for that because I have to go out and look at it.” He explained, “They have to do a pressure test it and it has to hold pressure for a day.” Continue reading
The Town of Culver is finally ready to put permit applications online.
Town Council members received an update Tuesday night after a meeting last week between Town Management and the Marshall County Planning and Building Office. Neighboring communities in Marshall County have been using an online permit system for almost one year to improve efficiency for contractors and local residents.
The Town of North Judson is beginning the process of updating plans for the town’s wastewater facilities. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council is taking steps to allow alcohol in the Town Park for special events.
Alcohol is currently disallowed in the park for casual consumption and, even with the change, will continue to be against Town ordinance. Members of the Culver Town Council, however, desired to modernize its current law to allow alcohol for special events.
The Culver Town Council has sent an ordinance designed to revise its permit fees back to committee.
Some additional considerations may need to be made by the Culver Town Council regarding proposed changes in their construction permit fees.
The Culver Town Council will be bringing a revised permit fee schedule to a public hearing tonight.
Months of work have led the Town of Culver prepared to adopt a new model for permit fees used in building construction.
The Town Council will not consider the changes until their first meeting in November. Town Manager Jonathan Leist, however, says it leaves plenty of residential remodels and additions alone.
The Town of Culver could soon develop a permit for special events requiring a police presence.
An ordinance outlining a possible fee schedule was introduced during a meeting Monday night. That ordinance, if adopted, would assess fees for events over a certain size or time limits. Permits would only be issued for events requiring the use of public property.
Indiana residents will soon be able to cut firewood in certain portions of Indiana State Forests.
The Department of Natural Resources says permit holders can begin cutting the firewood on July 1st. The tool is designed to allow Hoosiers to heat their homes and reduce their utility bills.
Negotiations are still taking place, but the Town of Culver may be changing the way they charge fees for building permits.
Culver currently charges a $50 fee for any permit that requires an inspection. Marshall County, however, appears to be unhappy with the way that fee is structured. The Town pays Marshall County about $2,500 per year in the fees they collect for inspections.