Culver-Union Township EMS will have to wait until February for a decision on its proposed rate increase. Back in October, EMS Director Kathy Hart presented proposals to raise rates by 20 or 25 percent. But up until now, no public hearing has been scheduled to move ahead with the process.Continue reading
Discussions continue at Knox Community Schools over a potential building project. Back in September, the school board hired architectural firm Schmidt Associates to develop plans for future construction, after the firm had previously completed a facilities study for the corporation. Representatives will give an update to the school board, during a work session tonight at 6:00 at the Knox Schools Administrative Office.
The Culver Town Council members will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET where they will gather information about an Eagle Scout project in the Culver-Union Township Park. They will also consider a Fall Fest special event request and get an update on projects within the town’s Stellar Communities Designation Program.
The Winamac Park Board is looking to clarify who’s responsible for what, when it comes to the maintenance of the Town Park. Board member Jon Chapman raised the issue during Thursday’s meeting, noting that there are a lot of moving parts, when it comes to running the park, “Some of which are handled by Power from the Past, some of which are handled by [Park Manager] Dave [DeLorenzo], some of which are handled by Dave with help from the town, some of which are handled by other parties. Dave asked from the time we became a board for kind of a list of what the priority things are, and we really haven’t ever done that,” Chapman said.
The Eastern Pulaski School Board will consider contract extensions for the corporation’s principals and athletic director during today’s meeting. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Advisory Plan Commission will continue working on updates to the county’s wind turbine regulations tonight. The goal is to come up with a list of proposed changes to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance, to address concerns over a proposed wind farm. But after multiple meetings, the plan commission still hasn’t created anything solid enough to present for a public hearing.
Updating Pulaski County’s wind turbine regulations will take a little longer than county officials had hoped. The advisory plan commission hoped to narrow down some proposed regulations during a work session Monday, but after discussing the issue for over two hours, many questions remained.
The Pulaski County Advisory Plan Commission will begin working on updates to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance tonight. Concerns about a possible wind farm development have led county officials to consider reviewing the county’s zoning regulations. Pulaski County has recently hired an attorney who specializes in wind energy to help with the process.
Pulaski County employees can expect more consistency and documentation on the county’s salary policies. That was the consensus reached during a joint session of the county council and commissioners Wednesday on the county’s salary matrix. The system is designed to give county employees a set schedule when it comes to pay raises.
Pulaski County officials hope to put an end to the confusion surrounding the county’s salary matrix, during a joint work session next week. The idea was raised during Monday’s county council and commissioners meetings. Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff and Sheriff Jeff Richwine again asked for guidance on a couple ongoing salary issues, but the council’s matrix committee still hadn’t met yet to discuss them. Council member Scott Hinkle suggested that the discussion take place with the full council and board of commissioners, instead.
As the Oregon-Davis School Board considers the school corporation’s financial future, one challenge school officials will have to address is declining enrollment. Since the 2008-2009 school year, enrollment has dropped from 713.5 students down to 555. Based on kindergarten enrollment trends, that number’s expected to drop down to 511 over the next five years.
As the Oregon-Davis School Board considers the possibility of a property tax referendum, local residents have another chance to give input. The school board is holding a work session tonight, on the corporation’s fiscal strategic planning effort.
The Culver Town Council will continue discussions for reshaping its EMS Department this evening.
At their previous work session, the Town Council considered adequate salaries for possibly hiring a full-time director for the department. Currently, the EMS Department is reliant on volunteers, but discussions have centered on reshaping the department to possibly pay staff wages commensurate with their experience.
Discussions on a new vision for the Culver EMS Department will continue next week.
Over the last several years, the number of volunteers working with the EMS Department has been dwindling. That has created staffing issues for the department that the Town Council hopes can be remedied.
The West Central School Board has a work session planned for next week.
Superintendent Don Street said the board will not be focused on one single item. The board will be discussing the overall scope of school operations at the corporation and the strategic plan.
The Culver Town Council continues to discuss its EMS Department.
During a work session meeting on Wednesday, the Council held talks that involved a few of the problems facing the Emergency Medical Services Department. Previous reports have indicated that a lack of volunteers may be preventing adequate operations.