New Culver Town Council Members Seated

The Culver Town Council has some new faces but the same president in 2019. Council members met for the first time this year Tuesday. It was the first meeting for members Bill Githens and Bill Cleavenger since their election in November and the second meeting for member Rich West, after he filled Tammy Shaffer’s seat last month. The town council voted to retain Ginny Bess Munroe as council president and chose Githens to serve as vice-president for the year.

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Culver Town Council to Meet Tonight

The Culver Town Council will meet tonight where the council members will reorganize for 2019.  There are three new members on the council this year including Bill Githens and Bill Clevenger who were selected in the 2018 election while Rich West is filling the unexpired term of Tammy Shaffer who resigned from the council in December.

The council members are also expected to make board and commission appointments, approve the attorney’s contract and the Visitor Center contract, and approve conflict of interest statements.

Town Manager Jonathan Leist will provide an update on projects within Culver’s Stellar Communities Designation Program, and the council members will receive updates from department heads. 

The Culver Town Council members will meet at 6:30 p.m. ET tonight at the Culver Town Hall at 200 E. Washington Street. 

Public Hearing Scheduled Over Culver’s Proposed Switch to Primary Election System

Culver residents will soon have the chance to weigh in on how candidates are nominated for elected town offices. The town council Tuesday continued discussing the possibility of letting voters choose candidates for council seats and the clerk-treasurer’s position during the May primary, according to Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim. Under the current system, parties choose their candidates during a town convention.

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Culver Officials Discuss Improving Internet Capabilities in Town

Improving internet access for residents and businesses owners in Culver is a project that town officials are looking into.

The Culver Redevelopment Commission recently met with representatives from Marshall County Fiber LLC about the possibility of installing fiber optic cable to improve access to the internet in the area.

At the last town council meeting, CRC member Rich West shared that the Redevelopment Commission has been working on finding a good fit for Culver for several years and noted that it is an issue that needs to be addressed. Continue reading

Culver Town Council Reorganizes, Appoints Members to Commissions

The Culver Town Council reorganized for the year when they met Tuesday night. They were unable to do this action during their first meeting of the year as President Ginny Bess Munroe was unable to attend that meeting.

Munroe was elected to serve another year as the council president and the council members voted to retain Sally Ricciardi as the vice president.

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Culver Economic Development Commission Approves Resolution

Don Fox, Jonathan Leist, Kevin Overmyer, Attorney James Clevenger at the conclusion of the initial meeting

The Culver Economic Development Commission met for the first time Monday night with Jonathan Leist voted as the president, Don Fox as vice president and Kevin Overmyer as secretary.

With the organization of the commission complete, Marshall County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Jerry Chavez explained the purpose of residential tax abatement. If a developer is seeking residential tax abatement, a resolution must be approved by the Culver Economic Development Commission creating the site as an economic revitalization target area. It differs slightly from a commercial tax abatement.

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