Apply for a Habitat for Humanity Home at the Culver Sand Hill Farm Development

Sand Hill Farm Developer Kevin Berger recently reached out to community members to remind them about an exciting opportunity through the Habitat for Humanity of Marshall County.

The Sand Hill Farm development will be providing a site for a Habitat for Humanity home and the organization is still looking for a local family to fill it.

Officials are anticipating that the site will be made available later this year and construction will most likely begin in 2019. Interested parties are encouraged to apply now as they need to assess whether or not they fulfill certain eligibility requirements. Continue reading

Culver Town-Wide Yard Sales Planned This Month

The Town of Culver will host the town-wide yard sale event on Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28.

If any Culver resident would like to include a sale location and information on the map, call the Culver Town Hall at 574-842-3140 by Tuesday, April 24. Maps will be available on Thursday, April 26 on the town’s website at townofculver.org, at Town Hall, or at First National Bank of Monterey, Osborn’s Mini Mart, and Good-2-Go BP.

Town of Culver Accepting Applications for Sidewalk Program

Applications will be accepted soon for the curb and sidewalk reimbursement program for the Town of Culver.

Culver residents who would like to replace and improve sidewalks may apply beginning Monday, April 2, at the Culver Town Hall. Project applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and reviewed by Utility Superintendent Bob Porter. Dimensions which include the width and length of the sidewalk and/or curb are required at the time of the application submission.

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Culver Winterfest Event Continues Today

Culver WinterFest

The Town of Culver’s Winterfest in Culver continues today in the Culver Town Park.

Enjoy sledding, igloos and fun in the snow all day today with a survivor car giveaway, additional outdoor activities for the kids, the Cupid’s Crawl shopping event at 3 p.m., the ice sculpture fights from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and a light up the park event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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New Fees to Take Effect Feb. 1 in Culver

The Town of Culver will require building permits for reproofing projects and installation of solar energy systems in town limits or in the town’s two-mile planning and zoning jurisdiction. The fee schedule goes into effect on Thursday, Feb. 1.

Fees for roof replacements with no structural change will be $50. Permits for micro solar energy systems are $50 while a medium system permit is $100 and $150 for large systems.  Continue reading

Large Culver Sign to be Replaced

The large-scale Culver sign at the Culver Town Park will be replaced by the time WinterFest begins on Friday, Feb. 9.

Park Superintendent Anna Campbell told the Culver Town Council members this week that the sign spelling out C-U-L-V-E-R will go in the same place where the plywood sign is now. A mock-up placard that describes the history of the name of the Lake Maxinkuckee town will be included next to the sign until a more concrete structure can be constructed.

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Culver Stellar Projects to Expand

Some projects within the Town of Culver’s Stellar Communities Designation program will expand thanks to additional Community Development Block Grant funding.

Culver Town Council President Ginny Bess Munroe read a report into the record from Town Manager Jonathan Leist during last week’s meeting. Leist indicated that the Stellar Committee agreed to expand the Cavalier Sports Park project along with the Culver Beach Lodge renovation efforts and Lake Max programming and accessibility. It was the decision of the committee on Dec. 19 to expand on the current projects rather than begin planning for an entirely new venture.

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Applications Needed for Habitat for Humanity Project in Culver

 

Officials with the Town of Culver and Marshall County Habitat for Humanity are looking for a qualified individual to help build his or her own home in Culver.

Application information can be found on the Town of Culver’s website at www.townofculver.org for a building project at an available site at the Sand Hill Farms workforce housing development project off of West Jefferson Street in Culver. The project is anticipated to begin in late 2018 or early 2019.

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Culver Officials Break Ground on Housing Project

Culver town officials, county representatives, Housing Developer Kevin Berger, and other dignitaries helped break ground on the Sand Hill Farm workforce housing development in Culver Wednesday afternoon.

The housing development includes 24 apartments that will feature affordable one, two and three bedroom units at 540 W. Jefferson Street with hopes of the project complete in 2018. Elkay, one of Culver’s largest employers, will provide the cabinetry for the units in an extensive project partnership. Continue reading

Culver Stellarbration and Sand Hill Farm Groundbreaking Today

The Town of Culver’s Stellarbration event is set for today at the Culver Beach Lodge. The town was named a Stellar Community in the state’s Stellar Communities Designation Program on Oct. 18 after two years of hard work to achieve the status.

Prior to this event, officials will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony on the Sand Hill Farms workforce housing development which is a project detailed in the Stellar Communities application. Construction of this structure will provide housing for those seeking one, two or three bedroom apartments who want to make Culver their home. The project helps complete goals of increasing housing and population, plus an increase in enrollment and economy in Culver. Continue reading

Culver Stellarbration Time Moved Back

The time for Culver’s local Stellarbration event has been amended to accommodate a change in Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch’s schedule.

Culver was named the Division II Stellar Community by Lt. Governor Crouch on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The state Stellarbration was held the following week while the Town of Culver scheduled the local event for Nov. 8. The start time for the event has been moved to 4:30 p.m. ET. Continue reading