Best-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
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.
The Culver Town Council has taken an additional step to establish the Town’s own EMS Department.
Council members have worked for months to improve emergency medical services by moving the Culver-Union Township EMS Department, which is volunteer-based, to a Town service.
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.
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.
Residents of the Town of Culver are now expected to keep their grass trimmed to eight inches or fewer.
Following an exchange of words with a resident cited by the Town for failing to mow the lawn at a property he owned, Culver decided to make more specific language in the nuisance ordinance.
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.
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.
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.
The Culver Town Council could soon be considering revisions to its ordinance dealing with lawn care.
At their previous meeting, the Town Council had an exchange of words with a property owner over an alleged ordinance violation. The homeowner’s grass was considered too long to be in compliance.
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.
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.
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.
The Culver Town Council found itself with a few questions to answer following their last meeting.
Town Council members met last night where roof repairs to both the Town Hall and the Sewer building were re-addressed. Repairs were bid in March of this year.
Culver Military Academies Organist John Gouwens will be presenting the second carillon recital in the summer series. The instrument will be on the tower of Memorial Chapel on the Culver Academies campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.