A public hearing to hear comments concerning a tax abatement request from Elkay Products was held last night during the Culver Town Council meeting.
Owner Brian Meek is planning a technology upgrade at the facility at a cost of approximately $3.9 million. More jobs will be created as a result of the upgrade in equipment. Meek said this project will help make the Culver Elkay plant the leading manufacturer of cabinets within the corporation. He said there is an Elkay facility in Minnesota where the company has made a similar investment.
A Plymouth business is asking the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety to help pay for the replacement of a culvert with proceeds from the sale of a portion of the property.
The request comes from Dave Miller from Vanco Development, a family-owned real estate development company on Pioneer Drive. Miller reminded the board members that the company agreed to split the net proceeds in land sales with the city. The agreement allows the city to support the infrastructure serving the tech farm along with adjacent development. The city would receive the net proceeds through a monetary gift fund. The funds would be used to benefit the future businesses on the land there.
Work continues on the new EMS and food pantry building in Bremen.
The building at 1237 Plymouth Street was purchased by the town last fall. Bremen Director of Operations Trend Weldy told MAX 98.3 FM News that the town council members had eyes on another building that would have been an investment of over $400,000, but acquired the current location after submitting the winning bid at an auction. Weldy said the purchase price was less than $200,000, which left room in the budget for necessary remodeling.
The Indiana Department of Transportation wants your input on some of the projects it’s planning for the coming years. Comments are being taken on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. Continue reading →
Senior citizens are reminded to be alert for scam phone calls this tax season. Scammers go to great lengths to sound like they’re from the Internal Revenue Service, but they’re not. For example, they may use fake names or badge numbers, and may also use a fake caller ID number. Continue reading →
Local children have the chance to learn about nature during Earthworks’ summer program. Earthworks is an environmental learning center run by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ as part of The Center at Donaldson. Continue reading →
The local observance of the National Day of Prayer is set for Thursday, May 4.
Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter welcomes Bishop Kevin Rhoades as the keynote speaker for the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast set for May 4 at 6:30 a.m. at the Christos Banquet Center at 830 Lincolnway East in Plymouth.
Rhoades has served as Bishop of the Diocese of Fort-Wayne South Bend since 2010.
Plymouth Fire Chief Rod Miller and council member Don Ecker, Jr. presented information to the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety and the Plymouth City Council members Monday night about the need for more full-time firefighters and paramedics.
Chief Miller said he’s having trouble maintaining staff members. Pay for full-time firefighters is not competitive with surrounding communities to entice personnel to stay. Information given to the board showed Plymouth as one of the lowest paying fire departments in the area.
Marshall County Highway Supervisor Jason Peters told the commissioners last week that he is researching sites to dispose of materials to be reused for road projects.
“The county is going to have to have a dump site which will have to be state approved,” explained Peters. “We’ll have to have an archeological study done and wetland lineation sites approved where we have that documentation for federal aid projects. They can dump millings or road gravel on those sites. That’s something that’s surfaced this year and we’ll have to have that done.”
The Culver Town Council will conduct a public hearing tonight to discuss a tax abatement request made by Elkay Wood Products.
This is the next step in the process of a project planned by the owner of the company to invest millions of dollars in expanding the technology at the plant. More jobs will be created as a result of the upgrades.
Hoosier Racing Tire is celebrating 60 years in business this year, and on Monday the company was honored by Governor Eric Holcomb. During a ceremony at the Statehouse, Holcomb recognized 34 Indiana businesses with the Governor’s Century or Half Century Business Award. According to information released by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Hoosier Racing Tire is recognized as the world’s largest race tire manufacturer. Continue reading →
Vendors are getting ready for the Culver Farmer’s Market which is set to begin in May.
Information on vendor set up is available now. Email Tracy Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to usual feature of fruits, vegetables and homemade items, members of non-profit organizations are welcome to set up a table/tent to highlight services available to local residents. Entertainers are also welcome to share talents at the Culver Farmer’s Market.
A Bremen man is dead following a single-vehicle crash in southeastern St. Joseph County early Saturday morning. Emergency responders were called to the intersection of Beech Road and Kern Road shortly after 2:00 a.m., according to WSBT-TV. Continue reading →
Three people were arrested on drug charges after police executed a search warrant at a Plymouth apartment Saturday. Officers with the Marshall County and Plymouth police departments and Marshall County Drug Task Force executed the warrant at 700 West Garro Street at around 9:21 a.m. Continue reading →
The Culver Community School Corporation will offer breakfast and lunch for students ages 18 and younger during spring break.
Breakfast will be served at the Culver Elementary School from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. while lunch is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. That schedule is good weekdays from Monday, March 27 to Friday, April 7.
The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety members will open bids for the signalization improvements at the Oakhill/Soice intersection when they meet tonight. Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt will present 2017 sidewalk projects for the ADA transition plan and discuss a sidewalk request at 801 S. Michigan Street. City Attorney Sean Surrisi will present a memo for the Schuh Ditch hydrologic and hydraulic study proposal for engineering services.
More Indiana high school graduates are prepared for college, but the Indiana Commission for Higher Education says there’s still more work to be done. State officials say in spite of recent improvements, nearly a fifth of recent high school graduates are still not ready to take college courses that count toward their degrees. That’s particularly true in the area of math. Continue reading →
April is National Volunteer Month, and the American Red Cross says it’s a good time to donate blood. Red Cross officials note that volunteer blood donors are the only source of blood for many patients who need transfusions. Continue reading →