The Pulaski County Commissioners will hear a request from the Good Samaritan Store tonight for a reduction of transfer fees. The commissioners will also consider a data exchange agreement with WTH.Continue reading
The Culver School Board has approved a plan to separate the athletic director position from the middle/high school assistant principal position. The approval came during a special session Monday, following a discussion during a work session.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council is hoping to cut budgets, adjust the salary matrix, and start reconfiguring the county’s tax structure, all within the next month or so. Council members will continue discussing potential budget cuts with department heads tonight and next Monday at 7:00 p.m. EDT in the Pulaski County Highway Garage. During last week’s special session, Council Member Kathi Thompson said there are still several departments they need to see.Continue reading
With the start of the school year approaching, the Culver School Board will be considering some personnel items tonight. Board members are expected to discuss personnel during a work session scheduled for 6:00 p.m. EDT. Then, they’ll convene a special meeting at 7:00, where personnel items may be approved.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council will continue looking for ways to cut expenses tonight. For the past month, the council has been meeting with department heads for preliminary discussions on their 2020 budgets. The goal is to avoid a $2.7 million deficit that’s projected to develop over the coming years. Meeting with the council tonight will be the two courts and Probation Office, according to the Auditor’s Office.Continue reading
Eastern Pulaski School Superintendent Dan Foster is planning to resign. In a notice to the school board Wednesday, Foster said, “It is anticipated that I will be resigning my position as superintendent of Eastern Pulaski effective June 28, 2019 to lead another district.”Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council passed an ordinance Monday that could allow property taxes to increase by “thawing” the county’s levy freeze. But one council member pointed out that another measure to balance the county’s tax structure had already been agreed upon but never been implemented.Continue reading
An ordinance paving the way for a potential property tax increase was adopted by the Pulaski County Council Monday, but not without some opposition. The county council voted four-to-two to “thaw” the county’s property tax levy freeze. That means the tax levy may increase within the limits set by the state’s growth quotient.Continue reading
An ordinance to “thaw” Pulaski County’s property tax levy freeze will be up for final approval during a special county council meeting tonight. The measure would allow the tax levy to increase within the limits set by the state’s growth quotient.Continue reading
Pulaski County landowners may be paying more in property taxes next year. An ordinance that would “thaw” the county’s property tax levy freeze was presented during Monday’s county council meeting. That means the county’s tax levy would be able to increase, within the limits set by the state’s growth quotient.Continue reading
Making sure homeless students have access to education is the goal of a policy revision being considered by the West Central School Board. Superintendent Don Street says it’s a standard policy that was recommended by the Indiana School Boards Association. It deals with homeless students’ enrollment rights and services.Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation has a new assistant treasurer. The school board officially accepted Diana Hanselman’s retirement during a special session Tuesday, according to Superintendent Dan Foster.
Oregon-Davis Junior/Senior High School has a new principal. The school board formally accepted the resignation of Tim Pletcher Monday and appointed Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Chris Matthys to take his place, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman. “So Mr. Matthys will now become our new junior/senior high school principal,” Harman explains. “We are in the process of interviewing for a new junior/senior high school assistant principal and athletic director.”
The Hamlet Town Council spent almost an hour Thursday trying to bring its proposed Railroad Street project in line with the town’s budget. The town plans to apply for a Community Crossings Grant to cover 75 percent of the cost, while the rest would likely come out of Hamlet’s Economic Development Income Tax Fund.
The Hamlet Town Council is expected to choose a contractor for its Railroad Street project tonight. The project would upgrade the road west of Starke Street with wider pavement, possibly new sidewalks, and other improvements. Last week, the town council opened bids from three companies. They ranged from just over $318,000 to nearly $344,000 for the entire project, but the town has the option to scale it back.
The Town of Hamlet’s plan to upgrade Railroad Street is starting to draw interest from paving contractors. Engineer Lee Nagai told the town council last week that four companies have expressed interest.
“Three of them have come and looked at it,” he said. “I sent plans and sent the specs and bid documents to a fourth. They have not called me yet to come visit the site, but I have a feeling they might be working with somebody else. So I think we’ll get at least three bids. I’m guardedly optimistic that this is going to draw some attention.” Bids will be opened during a special town council meeting on Friday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m.
Among other things, the project would restore Railroad Street back to an appropriate width. Some pieces of sidewalk may also be replaced, but Nagai says some trees would have to be removed in order for that to happen. Town officials plan to get input from homeowners before deciding how to proceed.
The Town of Hamlet plans to apply for a Community Crossings grant to help fund the proposed Railroad Street improvements.
Hamlet officials continue working toward potential upgrades to Railroad Street. The town council has decided to pursue funding for the work in this year’s round of Community Crossings grants. But first, they have to know how much it will cost.
The Winamac Park Board will discuss a maintenance schedule when it meets tonight. Other than the regular report from Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo, no other specific items are listed on the advance agenda.
The Eastern Pulaski School Board approved one-year contract extensions for the corporation’s principals and athletic director Monday. High School Principal Rick DeFries, Middle School Principal Ryan Dickinson, Elementary School Principal Jill Collins, and Athletic Director Bill Ball are now under contract through June of 2020.
The Winamac Park Board will meet in special session tonight to start working on its 2019 budget. It’s a chance for board members to prioritize some projects for next year and learn how much money may be available.