It’s unusual for the Starke County Highway Department to have nearly all of the materials hauled in for spring and summer operations in January, but Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler informed the commissioners Monday night that they’re doing just that. With the lack of snow removal efforts this winter, crews have been busy with several other projects to prepare for the summer paving season and completing some minor bridge maintenance work during the down time.Continue reading
A snow removal company will clear sidewalks in a snow event for ease of residents in the Culver business district.
Now that winter weather’s here, the Oregon-Davis School Board has approved an agreement for snow removal in the schools’ parking lots. “Through taking bids and interest and talking to some of our school board members, Green Grass, which is based out of Mishawaka and also Walkerton, we do have an agreement with them to plow our snow,” Superintendent Dr. Don Harman told board members last week. Continue reading
The Town of Winamac is looking to step up its snow and ice removal efforts in and around the Town Park. Park Board President Courtney Poor raised the issue during last week’s meeting, after hearing concerns about snow on the walkways leading to the park’s south entrance. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will open bids for various projects this evening. One of those involves several miles of paving work on County Roads 200 South and 400 East. The commissioners had approved a contract with Central Paving of Logansport for nearly $1.2 million, but they later repealed that decision to allow the project to be bid out formally. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will open bridge rehabilitation bids when they meet this morning. The bridge on County Road 700 North over Bogus Run is scheduled to get an upgrade next year, with money from last year’s round of Community Crossings grants.
The Culver Town Council is looking to the Chamber of Commerce to help organize snow removal on downtown sidewalks. Continue reading
INDOT recommends residents along state and U.S. highways take advantage of the break in the weather to ready their mailboxes for winter’s next blast. Continue reading
Since winter weather can turn severe at a moment’s notice, the Indiana Department of Transportation is urging motorists to be prepared ahead of time. They say when it comes to bad weather, remember the phrase, “Ice and snow, take it slow!” Continue reading
The Knox City Council members approved a transfer to help cover the cost of snow removal.
Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston told the city council that the street department did what they could, but they have gone over budget in the snow removal line item. The contractor that removes snow in the downtown area also worked harder this season and charged a little more.
The North Judson Town Board received its 2011 budget order from the State. The Board had to cut $5,242 out of the Town’s Cumulative Capital Improvement Fund. The Town requested $9,000 and the State approved $3,758. The Fund is used for street repair and maintenance. The Town’s approved budget total is $767,964 for 2011.