The Hamlet Town Council has chosen a contractor for the Division Street paving project, but sidewalk installation may have to be scaled back. Plans call for Division Street to be resurfaced between Railroad and Terry streets, with a possible addition of a sidewalk on one side.Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet continues preparing for its next paving project. Town officials hope to resurface Division Street from Railroad to Terry streets, with funding from the next round of Community Crossings grants.Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Council is looking for its next road project to tackle.
Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts reminded members last week that the next call for projects for the state’s Community Crossings matching grant program is in January. Council President Dave Kesvormas voiced his support for upgrading Division Street from the Town Park north to Davis or Railroad.Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet may be looking to restrict on-street semi parking. Engineer Lee Nagai helped oversee the recent Railroad Street paving project. He asked the town council Wednesday whether there’s anything prohibiting trucks from parking there.Continue reading
Hamlet’s Railroad Street project is officially complete. Engineer Lee Nagai is pleased with how it turned out. “I think it’s where everyone is happy to know that it’ll be under-budget and ahead of schedule,” he says.Continue reading
Railroad Street in Hamlet should be ready to reopen to traffic this evening. Engineer Lee Nagai told the town council Wednesday that the asphalt placement is done. He said the contractor still needs to clean up the edges and asphalt still needs to cure a bit, but Nagai said he’d be comfortable allowing traffic on it by this evening.Continue reading
Hamlet’s Railroad Street project is proving to be a bit more of a challenge than originally hoped. Engineer Lee Nagai gave an update during Wednesday’s town council meeting.Continue reading
Upgrades to Railroad Street in Hamlet will have to wait until after the Starke County Fair. Engineer Lee Nagai told the town council Tuesday that all the contracts have been signed, and paving contractor Mark Milo tentatively plans to start the week after the fair.Continue reading
The Hamlet Zoning Board discussed the removal of a camper from a lot at 218 Railroad Street last week. Board Member Brian Earnest was concerned that the camper was being used as a residence. “An officer stopped by there yesterday, and they said, ‘Three more weeks.’ which is ridiculous,” Earnest said. “They’re obviously living there.”Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet is still waiting for the start of its Railroad Street project. Engineer Lee Nagai told the town council Wednesday that the contractor is behind on its projects, due to recent weather. “He told me the paver is talking about the middle of July, so as soon as I get a firm schedule on when they could be here with the asphalt, then we’ll back everything up,” Nagai explained.Continue reading
Preparations continue for Hamlet’s Railroad Street project. Engineer Lee Nagai gave an update to the town council Wednesday.Continue reading
Hamlet’s Railroad Street project is set to begin soon. Last month, the town council awarded a bid to Mark Milo Enterprises. The town received a Community Crossings grant from the state to cover 75 percent of the cost.Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet has chosen a paving contractor for its upcoming Railroad Street project. The town council approved a bid from Mark Milo Enterprises during a special session Wednesday, according to Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts. At just under $194,000, Pitts says it was the lowest of the three bids the town received.Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet has officially accepted almost $258,000 in Community Crossings grant funding. Town officials signed the grant paperwork during Wednesday’s town council meeting.Continue reading
Pulaski County and Hamlet are getting hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for road improvements. The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced the recipients of the winter round of Community Crossings matching grants.Continue reading
Plans for Hamlet’s Railroad Street project appear to be back on track. The town council Wednesday directed Engineer Lee Nagai to seek updated bids for the work, as part of a planned Community Crossings project. Council members decided to remove sidewalk improvements from the project scope, but keep in a possible storm drain extension as a potential option.Continue reading
Hamlet officials are starting to revise their plans for Railroad Street upgrades. The town council previously decided to wait until January to apply for a Community Crossings matching grant, amid concerns about how to fairly reduce the scope of the project once the initial bids were opened.
After two rounds of bidding, the Hamlet Town Council has decided not to pursue grant funding for Railroad Street improvements at this time. Council members voted Wednesday to reject all three paving bids and table a Community Crossings application until the January call for projects.
The Hamlet Town Council will make a second attempt tonight at choosing a contractor for Railroad Street improvements. Council members decided last week to give the three bidders a chance to revise their estimates, after the council decided to cut sidewalk work and tree removal out of the project. The town plans to apply for a Community Crossings grant to cover 75 percent of the cost, but the application has to be turned in by Friday.