Culver Scrutinizes Timetable for Water Treatment Facility Upgrades

A couple of meetings have been scheduled in the Town of Culver to help keep a project in line with potential funding options.

A water treatment facility has been designed, but bids for the construction and renovation of the site were delayed from earlier this month until May 21st. Due to the change, the Town of Culver has been worked to ensure its ducks are in a row.
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Town Council Considers Pricing for Section of Winamac Parkway

Winamac Town Hall

Winamac Town Hall

The Town of Winamac furthered discussions on a project that looks to create walking trails in the community.

During Monday night’s Town Council meeting, pricing for a section of the Winamac Parkway was reviewed. That walking trail is being developed along with other similar projects.
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Winamac To Hold Future Discussions for Greenspace Operations

Winamac Town Hall

Winamac Town Hall

The Winamac Town Council is trying to work through the preliminary stages of organizing grant opportunities and ensuring transparency.

Winamac Greenspace, otherwise known as the Town’s Tree Committee, is expected to work with the non-profit group Arrowhead Country Resource Conservation and Development on obtaining grant funds.
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Winamac Considers Future Efforts For Greenspace Group

Winamac Town Hall

Winamac Town Hall

The Winamac Town Council will be working to get to organizations to cooperate.

A meeting was called for Tuesday morning to discuss future projects for Winamac Greenspace. The group is formerly known as the Tree Commission. The group is supposed to work with Arrowhead Country Resource Conservation and Development.

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Winamac Water Surveys Complete, Data Being Compiled

Winamac Town Hall

Winamac Town Hall

The last of the necessary surveys has been received to qualify for grant funds.

The Town of Winamac has expressed interest in exploring for additional water resources. Currently, there are two wellheads in the same water source that Winamac pulls from to bring water to local homes. Concerns over safety and contamination, however, have prompted the town to solicit funds to explore for a new source of water.
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Sen. Donnelly Shows Support for Bulletproof Vest Grant

Joe Donnelly

Senator Joe Donnelly

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly says he supports an extension of a grant program that helps law enforcement.

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act was proposed for extension through 2020. It’s managed through the Department of Justice. The grant helps state and local police forces purchase the vests to improve safety.

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Blight Elimination Program Lines Up Several Homes For Possible Demolition

City_of_Knox_LogoThe City of Knox held a public hearing today on a grant program that could improve a few neighborhoods.

The Blight Elimination Program allocates funds for the demolition of homes and other multi-family residential structures. The City of Knox applied for more than $180-thousand.
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Local Authorities Not Participating In Operation Pullover

A federally funded program that allows law enforcement officers to work additional hours will not be in use in Starke County this year.

Operation Pull Over is designed to target areas that are considered problematic by enforcing traffic laws and seatbelt violations more aggressively. The Knox City Police Department oversaw the program’s operation last year in conjunction with the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.
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Knox Holds Second Hearing For Block Grant Program

City of Knox logoThe second of two public hearings was held yesterday afternoon by the Town of Knox for a Housing and Urban Development Block Grant.

The grant is designed to assist those who meet certain income and living requirements to help repair portions of their homes. Yesterday’s hearing updated those receiving assistance on the progress of the grant program.
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KIRPC to Manage Star City Sewer Project Grant

Pulaski County Commissioners Tracey Shorter, Kenneth Boswell, Michael Tiede

A grant in the amount of $587,253 is to be received by Pulaski County to assist in funding the construction of the Star City sewer project, a new sanitary sewer system for the unincorporated community. This project, which is funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), is to come from CDBG funds that were made available for economic recovery after many areas were damaged by natural disasters in 2008.

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North Judson Town Board Approves Grant Match for Railroad Grant Application

North Judson Town Board

North Judson Town Board: (L to R) Dan Anderson, Jane Ellen Felchuk, Wendy Hoppe, Connie Miller (Clerk-Treasurer)

The Hoosier Valley Railroad Secretary, Mark Knebel, attended the recent North Judson Town Board meeting where he  informed the Board that the 2011 grant applications have opened and they will be applying for a $235,000 grant. The
grant match is 41% which is $96,350. Co-Alliance and the Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad have agreed to pay half of the match if the town could pick up the other half which is $48,175. The Board agreed to pay that amount. The railroad staff hopes to complete  more upgrades if awarded this grant.

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