The Hamlet area will not be home to an 8,000 head hog farm. JML Family Farm, LLC has withdrawn their permit application filed with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management on March 2nd seeking to establish two 4,400 head wean-to-finish hog barns near the intersection of County roads 400 North and 600 East. Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Board, Wednesday evening, focused on the Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern Railroad crossing on the north side of town. Vehicles have found the Starke Street crossing to be extremely rough for the past two years. The railroad is reported to have ignored requests to make repairs for those same two years. Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Board, last week, approved a three-percent salary increase for 2016, “across the board,” except for a position which is being held open for a police officer currently “on leave.” The motion included elected officials as well as employees. Continue reading
A proclamation marking the 199th anniversary of Indiana’s Statehood and the beginning of the state’s year long bicentennial celebration was read and signed by Board President David Kesvormas at last night’s meeting of the Hamlet Town Board. Continue reading
Discussion followed a resident’s inquiry about providing Hamlet residents access to a Bank ATM near the Town Hall. An alternative plan also under discussion was for the town itself to purchase am automatic teller machine to provide the service. Continue reading
Approval of four candidates for consideration for part-time employment with the Hamlet Police Department was the first order of business during Wednesday evening’s Town Board meeting. Officer Kyle Hinds has submitted a leave of absence. Continue reading
The Town Attorney, Martin Bedrock, discussed with the board action that can be taken to remove abandoned, fire damaged and unsafe structures. Notices have been mailed to the owners of several such properties, who have 10 days to request a hearing on the matter. Continue reading
Employee family health care was discussed at Wednesday’s meeting of the Hamlet Town Board. No decision was made. The consulting contract with Ameriprize, represented by Mitch Siemens, for employee retirement plans, was extended for another two years.
The Hamlet Town Board is expected to consider the re-establishment of a Cumulative Capital Development Fund when it meets tonight. The tax will be levied on all taxable real and personal property in the taxing district and will not exceed $0.05 per $100 of assessed valuation payable in 2016 through 2018. Continue reading
Davis Township Trustee Robin Latimer met with the Hamlet Town Board last night
to discuss details of the new firehouse, currently under construction east of the County Fairgrounds. A completion date of the end of May is expected, with focus on electrical and gas connections next week. Continue reading
The Town of Hamlet is still accepting applications for its summer 50/50 sidewalk replacement program. Residents should contact Town Hall representatives for details and an application.
The board gave attention to an annual spring-time problem, potholes. Focus was on repair of the intersection of Indiana and Jefferson streets.
The Hamlet Town Board members renewed the annual 50/50 sidewalk improvement program when they met for a regular session meeting this week. Residents may register for the program or get additional information at the Town Hall. The application deadline is April 8.
A town-wide yard sale has been approved in Hamlet for the first week in May.
The melting snow is aggravating sewers and drains. The board continues to discuss and examine those issues.
The Hamlet Park Board met prior to the Town Board meeting with no news to report.
The Town of Hamlet employees will receive an “across the board” three-percent pay increase effective with the February pay date. The board approved the increase after a lengthy discussion on the town’s 2015 budget Wednesday night. No increase was approved for the members of the Board. Continue reading
The board accepted a bid of $12,000 for two vacant lots on West Davis Street, east of Rannells Funeral Home from Kris Rannells of the mortuary. In the offer, Rannells said he plans to develop the properties into a gravel parking lot with ADA compliant sidewalks. Continue reading
Santa Claus will be at the Hamlet Town Hall on Dec. 17 to meet and greet the little ones and find out what they would like for Christmas. The “Hamlet Christmas Social,” for Hamlet area families. is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the town hall. Light refreshments will be served and there will be gifts for the kids. Continue reading
Clean-up of the town’s streets, many filled with trees and limbs, from last week’s wind storm took up much of the discussion at the Hamlet Town Board meeting last night. The street department reported to the citizens in attendance that all streets are now open, and limb pickup will continue this week. Continue reading
Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts and the town board members invite all Hamlet residents to take part in the celebration which includes opening a time capsule. The time capsule had been buried at the site of the Hamlet Town Hall for decades. It will be interesting to see what has changed in the town and what officials thought should be remembered during that time period.
Another time capsule will be filled and buried.
The celebration begins at 5 p.m. CT at the Hamlet Town Hall.