The commissioners are attempting to find a way to repair roads that have a lot of horse and buggy traffic. Horse hooves and the buggy wheels create damage to the roads that aren’t made to sustain that type of traffic and Marshall County absorbs a lot of the cost of repairs.
Jean Klinedinst appeared before the Marshall County Commissioners in October where she presented an issue with her taxes on her property at Kreighbaum Lake. She stated that she and her husband were paying taxes on part of a parcel of land that is in the lake. Klinedinst said a survey was completed and found that 18 acres of the 41 acres of property on which she owns is in the lake. She has been paying taxes on water and that’s not normally how the system works.
A ten-year prison sentence was handed down to a Plymouth man Thursday afternoon in Marshall County Superior Court 1.
Judge Robert O. Bowen accepted a sentencing agreement between Andrew White’s defense attorney and Chief Deputy Prosecutor Nelson Chipman where White pleaded guilty to charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Possession of Stolen Property. White was sentenced to 10 years on the Manufacturing Methamphetamine charge and 18 months for the Possession of Stolen Property charge. Four years of the sentence was suspended.
A Plymouth man will be going to prison after violating the terms of his probation.
Gregory Mullins, 35, was sentenced on Jan. 10, 2010 to ten years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with four years of that sentence suspended. After his release from prison on Feb. 7, 2012, he was placed on two years of reporting probation. In August of 2012, Assistant Chief Probation Officer Abby Caswell found that Mullins violated probation. Urinalysis examinations returned in September of 2012 that detected the presence of amphetamine and methamphetamine. This led to the filing of the revocation of probation.
A representative from the Marshall County clerk’s office presented a request to the commissioners to purchase office equipment.
Teri Stone, appearing on behalf of Clerk Julie Fox, asked the commissioners for a new computer and scanner for use by employees in the office. This would be in addition to the 22 computers in the office.
It was reported by our reporting partners yesterday that Kosciuscko County will not be able to receive assistance as the damage reported was not enough to declare a disaster on the federal level.
Gray explained that there were a few format changes to the plan and updates were made. The plan includes site plans for evacuations and how to report hazardous material. All departments are to respond accordingly to the plan.
The commissioners told Gray that the plan looked good and that he and EMA Director Clyde Avery and other members have worked hard to make this report available and to create protocol for emergency situations. The commissioners unanimously approved the plan and signed the document to enact the changes.
Dewitt explained that this would only help homeowners in construction or remodeling projects. Recently, a code violation occurred in a project that would have made the dwelling unsafe and the contractor was only bonded for $5,000. The work that needed to be redone exceeded $15,000. That was additional money to come out of the homeowner’s pocket. Dewitt said this ordinance would better aid the homeowner in case a similar incident occurs.
The Marshall County Commissioners will send a recommendation to the county council for funding to support the Metronet project.
St. Joseph Valley Metronet will be laying down a fiber-optic network infrastructure from St. Joseph County to Plymouth with the cost being split between the county and the City of Plymouth. St. Joseph County, South Bend, the City of Plymouth and Marshall County are paying for the conduit for the project while other entities are paying for the telecommunications cable.
The cause of a fire in Plymouth that wreaked havoc on a nightclub is still under investigation. Investigators say the fire occurred just before 11 p.m. Sunday night in the 400 block of West LaPorte Street at Brother’s nightclub.
Firefighters have stated that they believe the fire started in the basement but no definite cause has been determined.
No customers were reportedly inside the club when the fire occurred and no injuries have been reported.
Two out of county residents were arrested by Marshall County officers after a traffic stop in the early morning hours on Thursday.
Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle owned by 54-year-old Leisa Brooks of Indianapolis near the U.S. 31 and U.S. 30 interchange. Officers conducted an investigation and allegedly found approximately 200 grams of marijuana.