The Starke County Park Board is moving ahead with the process of finding a consultant to create a five-year plan for the county’s park facilities. A comprehensive plan is required before the county may receive grant funding from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Continue reading
A five-year plan for Starke County’s parks will be discussed during tonight’s County Park Board meeting. Edwin Buswell with the Kankakee-Iroquios Regional Planning Commission is expected to provide some information on the process. Continue reading
Efforts continue to move forward to obtain grant funding for a new North Judson-Wayne Township community center. An update on the project was given during Monday’s North Judson Town Council meeting. Continue reading
More details have been revealed about the new community center planned for North Judson. A public hearing was held Monday to give residents the chance to offer input, as well as learn more about the project. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson continues to move ahead with its water tower rehabilitation project. The Town Council Monday approved a resolution to submit a planning grant application and commit $3,300 for the town’s share of the project cost. Commonwealth Engineers, the firm selected for the project, is proposing a $30,000 budget. Continue reading
Money will soon be available to study blighted sites in Starke County. Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Edwin Buswell says the multi-county governmental service agency recently got a $500,000 Brownfield Assessment Program grant. Continue reading
The Knox City Council held a public hearing Monday night to gather opinions on a proposed grant application for a water line project this summer.
K-IPRC Executive Director Edwin Buswell said the City of Knox will be applying for an Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) grant in the amount of $350,000 for the project. The local match will be 20 percent or $70,000.
Mayor Rick Chambers explained that Water Superintendent Todd Gardner and the engineers are looking to improve water flow in areas of the city.
Ruth Matsey, President of the Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, and Edwin Buswell of the Kankakee Regional Planning Commission appeared before the Knox City Council Tuesday night to ask the City officials to approve sponsorship of an addition at the Phoenix House. Since 1995, the Phoenix House has served as a short-term emergency shelter for women fleeing abusive relationships.