Author Susan Lewis Scheduled to Re-Visit her Place of Inspiration

b00kBest-selling British novelist Susan Lewis is set to return to Culver. It has been about a year since her initial visit to the area to gather information and inspiration for her novel “No Place to Hide”. She plans to celebrate the release of the book with the community which inspired its backdrop. Continue reading

Culver Town Council Authorizes CRC Bond Issuance for Storm Water Work

The Town of Culver has authorized work to its storm water system, but it’s going to take a bit of financing to complete.

During Tuesday night’s Culver Town Council meeting, two resolutions were considered to help move the work along. Financing monies would be used to improve the storm water utility system.
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Culver Gathers Budget Information Prior To Decision Time

The Culver Town Council is preparing next year’s budget, but a bit of extra information is needed prior to making cuts.

Budget work sessions were scheduled in preparation for fiscal year 2016. During the work sessions, department heads meet with members of the Culver Town Council to explain their budget line items.
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Culver Expecting New Medical Office in Main Street Building

culverCulver could soon welcome a new medical office to the community.

During Tuesday night’s Culver Plan Commission meeting, a site plan was submitted for review by St. Joseph Health Systems. The location of the medical office will be on the first floor of the Main Street Building just south of Culver’s Downtown.
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Culver Considers Changes to Permit and Fee Process Following County Recommendations

Culver could soon change the way it charges for building inspections.

A special work session meeting was held to navigate a problem the Marshall County Commissioners have with the inspection process. Currently, a flat fee of $50 is being charged, but is not repaid if multiple inspections are required.
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Culver Town Council Recommends Flouride in Water Supply

Weeks of deliberating has led the Culver Town Council to decide on a major public health issue.

During last night’s meeting, a public hearing was held where Town Council members could hear from members of the public on whether to use fluoride in the Town’s water treatment process. Flouride is often used in the prevention of tooth decay.
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Culver Looks to Revamp Fees, Gain Additional Information on Flouride

An item tabled for several weeks will come back for additional comments during tonight’s Culver Town Council meeting.

Prior to the regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 EDT, the Town Council will hold a work session to discuss changes to its permitting process. The fees being charged were requested to be changed due to Culver reliance on Marshall County for certain inspections.

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Beach Tourism Affected by Area Weather Conditions

Lake Maxinkuckee beach in Culver

Lake Maxinkuckee beach in Culver

Cooler temperatures and heavy precipitation have affected tourism at Culver Beach.

The Park Department charges a fee to enter the beach area, and using dollars and a few visual observations, Park Superintendent Marc Hayden says traffic at the beach is down for the year.
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Culver Considers Reforming Permit Inspection Fees

Negotiations are still taking place, but the Town of Culver may be changing the way they charge fees for building permits.

Culver currently charges a $50 fee for any permit that requires an inspection. Marshall County, however, appears to be unhappy with the way that fee is structured. The Town pays Marshall County about $2,500 per year in the fees they collect for inspections.
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Culver Seeks More Information Prior to Church Sign Decision

The Culver Town Council is hoping to gather more information from a property owner before granting a sign in the right-of-way next to their property.

St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church has requested placing a sign at the corner of College and Lakeshore Drive. The site is already home to a sign for St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church.
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Culver Officials Bring Back Roof Replacement Following Incorrect Bid

The Culver Town Council will return to an item that left a couple of questions at their meeting tonight.

The Town found itself unable to move forward with the replacement of the roof at the Town Hall and the Sewer building. The work was originally bid in March, but the company awarded the work did not include the price of labor in their work.
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Culver Environmental Council Seeks Input on Protecting Lake Water

Those interested in maintaining the water quality of Lake Maxinkuckee will have a chance to speak their mind later this month.

The Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council will be hosting their Community Stakeholders meeting on June 26th. The meeting is aimed at updating the group’s Lake and Watershed Management Plan.
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Culver Adopts Amended Water Rate Ordinance

The Culver Town Council has taken another step toward implementing an upgrade to its water treatment facility.

An amendment to an existing water rate ordinance was considered during a special meeting Monday night to help pay for the construction. This is the third increase in water rates Culver has implemented since December.

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Culver Removes Sign to Accommodate Major Business Renovation

The Lakehouse Grille in Culver is undergoing a major addition and renovation.

For several weeks, the restaurant has made investments in banquet rooms and outdoor dining space. During the Culver Town Council meeting on Tuesday night, members considered a proposal to remove a U-Turn sign that is apparently blocking sight of the restaurant.
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