The next West Central school superintendent is expected to be named next Thursday. Outgoing Superintendent Don Street says the school board has identified a candidate, and a public hearing was held over a proposed contract this week.Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation has decided to go with a different manufacturer for this year’s round of bus purchases. The school board Monday approved the purchase of three 78-passenger Bluebird buses, for a total cost of about $276,000.Continue reading
The resignation of Winamac High School’s longtime principal will be up for approval during tonight’s Eastern Pulaski School Board meeting.Continue reading
Culver-Union Township EMS will have to wait until February for a decision on its proposed rate increase. Back in October, EMS Director Kathy Hart presented proposals to raise rates by 20 or 25 percent. But up until now, no public hearing has been scheduled to move ahead with the process.Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet is moving closer to creating a new comprehensive plan. Up to 90 percent of the cost is expected to be covered by grant funding distributed by the state. In order to qualify, the town council has begun the process of updating two of its ordinances.
Pulaski County residents will have the chance to weigh in on a couple of tax-related issues tonight. The county council will hold a public hearing on 2019 Local Income Tax distributions and the Property Tax Replacement Credit.
The Pulaski County Council is scheduled to adopt the county’s 2019 budget tonight, but a number of issues still have to be addressed. Assessor Holly VanDerAa has been calling for a tax increase to make up a shortfall in the county’s Reassessment budget. She says the change would reduce the need for various costs to be paid out of the county’s General Fund.
Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services is taking steps to formalize the finances of its training program. During a public hearing on the county’s 2019 budget last week, EMS Director Bryan Corn told the county council that his department is certified to offer emergency medical technician classes. But he said the training program’s finances haven’t been tracked properly.
A tax increase would still be needed to balance Pulaski County’s Reassessment budget, but it may not have to be as large as originally thought. Assessor Holly VanDerAa discussed several budget concerns during the county council’s public hearing on the 2019 budget Wednesday.
How to balance the Pulaski County Assessor’s budget is expected to be a topic of discussion when the county council holds its public budget hearing tonight. Assessor Holly VanDerAa has been asking council members to think about raising the reassessment tax, to help keep up with rising costs. But they had decided to wait for an analysis of the county’s finances that’s currently under consideration.
The Hamlet Town Council reviewed its 2019 budget proposal last week. It calls for a total budget of just over $467,000. About $323,000 of that would be the town’s General Fund. The Motor Vehicle Highway Fund would be budgeted at $58,200, while the Park budget would be $11,900. Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts noted that there are no major changes from the 2018 budget.
The Starke County Council members will hold several public hearings on budgets tonight. Those public hearings will include the budgets for Starke County, North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation, Starke County Airport, Solid Waste Department, and the Koontz Lake Conservancy District. A public hearing is also set for the Cumulative Capital Development Fund Additional Appropriation.
Winamac Town Council members held a brief public hearing over the proposed budget for 2019 when they met Monday night.
According to Indiana Gateway for Governmental Units, the Town of Winamac has a total budget estimate of $1,625,712 for next year. Within the budget, officials have placed $1,088,702 in the general fund and $25,000 in the rainy day fund. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board is asking for a slight increase in its Park budget. Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger reviewed the 2019 budget proposal during last week’s board meeting. She explained that it’s about $900 larger than this year’s budget. Berger said the park board has been doing a good job of staying within its budget, and if spending and revenue projections hold true, the park board can expect to increase its cash reserves by almost $15,000 by the end of 2019.
The West Central School Board is moving forward with preparations for the corporation’s 2019 budget. A major change from the current budget is the consolidation of four of the corporation’s funds into two, as part of Indiana’s overhaul of the school funding structure.
A public hearing over additional appropriations will by held the Winamac Town Council tonight. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Advisory Plan Commission has recommended banning wind turbines. The vote drew a standing ovation from a packed room of local residents and landowners at the Star City Community Building Monday. It came after a public hearing on proposed changes to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance that would have significantly restricted wind turbine development.
The Medaryville Town Council members opened a public hearing Wednesday night that dealt with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for the proposed water tower project.
The Knox City Council members will hold a public hearing over a project at the Wastewater Treatment Plant when they meet tonight.
Members are also expected to consider three resolutions. One resolution has to deal with wastewater system improvement bonds and another would authorize application submission and local match commitment in regards to a WDW application. Continue reading