The revitalization of the Town of Hamlet is well underway. The first phase of a three-part revitalization program of sidewalks and lighting is near completion. The Hamlet Town Board last night discussed a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new and improved look to the downtown area. Continue reading
Hamlet officials remain hopeful repairs will soon be made to the rough railroad crossing on Starke Street. They reached out to U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski for assistance. In a letter dated May 10, 2016, she advised an inspector from the Federal Railroad Administration’s Indianapolis Field Office has checked the tracks and found them to be in compliance with the agency’s regulations. Continue reading
Hamlet residents are reminded not to flush disposable wipes or undergarments down their toilets or dispose of grease in their sinks. Doing so clogs the town’s sewer lines and creates more work for the maintenance department. Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Board voted unanimously last night to establish a cumulative capital development fund for municipal use. It will levy a maximum tax of $.05 per $100 of assessed valuation on property within the town limits. Continue reading
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 JML Family Farm, LLC has withdrawn their permit application filed with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management on March 2nd seeking to establish two 4,400 head wean-to-finish hog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