The Hamlet Town Council reorganized for 2017 Wednesday. Dave Kesvormas was reappointed council president. Town Marshal Clint Norem, Street Superintendent Fred Rowe, Water and Wastewater Operator Henry Ruiz, and Town Attorney Martin Bedrock are all keeping their positions for another year. Continue reading
North Judson has a new town attorney. The town council approved a contract with attorney Justin Schramm. Continue reading
North Judson may try again for grant funding for a planned community center. The project narrowly missed out on a Public Facilities Program grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Continue reading
Funding for a planned North Judson-Wayne Township community center has been denied by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Organizers were hoping to get a $500,000 Public Facilities Program grant to help cover the projected $840,000 cost. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board plans to meet with two planning firms interested in putting together a five-year plan for the county’s park facilities. The park board has been working with the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Edwin Buswell to find potential contractors. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board is expected to get an update on the creation of a five-year plan for the county’s park facilities. Having a plan in place would make the county eligible for grant funding from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Continue reading
Ongoing improvements at the Bass Lake Beach and Campground will be discussed during this evening’s Starke County Park Board meeting. Lessee Richard Callahan and his attorney Dave Wallsmith are expected to give board members an update on the site’s progress. Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board is moving ahead with efforts to complete a five-year plan for the county’s park facilities. Before the county is able to get most types of grant funding for park projects, it’s required to have a comprehensive plan in place. Continue reading
Some additional grant funding may be available to help build a community center in North Judson. Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins told the town council Monday that the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has increased the maximum amount of grant funding to $500,000 from $400,000 for the fall application round. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board has begun the process of putting together a five-year comprehensive plan for the town’s park and recreation facilities. The plan is required before the town is able to take advantage of some of the additional grant funding opportunities that come with having a park board. 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
The Town of North Judson has chosen an engineering firm for its water tower rehabilitation project. A committee of town officials, along with a representative from the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission, interviewed three potential contractors and chose Commonwealth Engineers. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson is moving ahead with efforts to choose an engineering firm for its water tower rehabilitation project. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council reorganized and made some additional appointments when it met Monday for the first time in 2016. Wendy Hoppe has once again been selected to serve as council president. She will also remain the council’s representative on the Starke County Economic Development Foundation Board of Directors. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council took steps Monday to decide which of its members will represent the town on various boards. Continue reading
The Town of North Judson is moving ahead with efforts to rehabilitate its two water towers. The Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission had determined the town was eligible to receive grant funding for the work. Continue reading
The North Judson Town Council is a step closer to applying for a grant to rehabilitate the town’s two water towers. They’ve finally completed the required number of resident income surveys to determine whether income qualifications are met. Continue reading
The town of North Judson cannot finalize a grant application for water system improvements until they get enough completed income surveys from local residents. Town officials are applying for funds to rehabilitate the two water towers. First the town has to meet the income threshold outlined in the grant criteria. Continue reading
The town of Medaryville held a public hearing for the proposed wastewater system upgrade Monday night.
No person from the public spoke about the project so the Medaryville Town Council will move forward with the project. The council will be working with the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission to submit a Community Development Block Grant worth $450,000. The town is also expected to expend an estimated $400,000 in non-CDBG funds on the project. These funds will come from the town of Medaryville and a bond issue.
The council also went ahead and hired McMann for design work and University Research Consortium to conduct an income survey.
The Knox City Council this week approved a motion to join the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission in applying for a Brownfield grant. KIRPC requested the city join them in applying at no cost to the city, and with no effect on the city’s grant pool.