Knox residents like the historic architecture, small-town feeling, and unique shops of the city’s downtown, but the number of vacant buildings and their overall disrepair remain concerns. That’s according to a recent survey by Ball State’s Department of Urban Planning.Continue reading
Pulaski County residents have a chance to weigh in on their communities. The Wabash Heartland Innovation Network is currently conducting the second round of a placemaking survey of its 10-county region.Continue reading
Hamlet’s comprehensive planning process is getting underway. On Wednesday, town officials met with representatives from HWC Engineering to discuss the process, according to Town Council Member Brian Earnest.Continue reading
As Starke County officials decide whether to apply for a Stellar Community designation this year, local residents are being asked to fill out a survey. It’s a way to demonstrate support from local communities to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, according to Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation.Continue reading
Hamlet officials are asking for the public’s help to qualify for a $40,000 planning grant. The town is working with HWC Engineering to put together a comprehensive plan. Up to 90 percent of the $44,000 cost could be covered by grant funding.Continue reading
When it comes to the public perception of Eastern Pulaski Schools, the corporation scores high for safety, security, and school-community connections, but there are some issues with shared decision-making, communication, and trust. That was the overall finding of a recent climate audit conducted by Sycamore Educational Consulting.
Culver Redevelopment Commission President Rich West approached the Culver Town Council this week with a statement of support with moving forward to distribute an online survey to attract a fiber optic project.
Providing support to local businesses is a priority in Culver. Town Manager Jonathan Leist made a statement earlier this month, explaining that Culver is dedicated to planning projects that will help the community grow and improve the quality of life in the area. He went on to say that officials are now turning their focus to another important part of the community, small businesses.
In order to show their dedication to helping local business owners, the Town of Culver is teaming up with the Culver Main Street Corporation as well as the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation to launch the Culver Business Expansion and Retention (CBEAR) program. Continue reading
Knox officials are working to update and renew the city’s 5-year Park Master Plan.
At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Dennis Estok announced that a public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, December 7 at 6 p.m. in Knox City Hall. Community members will have a chance to provide their input about what they’d like to see implemented at the parks over the next few years. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is conducting a survey to figure out how prepared citizens are for emergencies and disasters. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council will be reviewing the results of a survey recently sent to landowners just outside of Town.
The Culver Town Council is working its way through new guidelines for the annexation of property.
Culver is currently considering annexing land to its Northwest to increase the Town’s assessed valuation and potentially offer the land up for development. Surveys have been sent to the landowners affected by any future decisions. 22 have been returned.
The last of the necessary surveys has been received to qualify for grant funds.
The Town of Winamac has expressed interest in exploring for additional water resources. Currently, there are two wellheads in the same water source that Winamac pulls from to bring water to local homes. Concerns over safety and contamination, however, have prompted the town to solicit funds to explore for a new source of water.
Residents of Pulaski County are being asked to share their thoughts on the area’s positive aspects, and perhaps a few challenges that lie ahead.
A survey was conducted by the Starke County Chamber of Commerce about the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill was signed into law earlier this year by Governor Mike Pence.
Indiana’s Senate Democrats are touting the results of a survey recently conducted by the caucus.
Questions were asked in each of the Senate Democrats individual districts. The survey was conducted this year prior to the start of the long session of the Indiana General Assembly.
Income surveys continue to be gathered in Winamac.
The Town has decided to apply for grant funds to help fund for the exploration of a water well in the area. Part of the OCRA grant is meeting income requirements. Surveys with two questions were sent out to several Winamac residents to complete the task.
The survey, sent out earlier this week, asked member businesses their thoughts on Indiana’s current minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour. While there are multiple proposals filed in Indianapolis, the latest proposes to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.