The Culver Redevelopment Commission (CRC) met in special session Friday morning to discuss the Sand Hill Farms workforce housing resolution.
The proposed workforce housing development would feature 24 apartment units in a complex that will include one, two, or three bedroom floor plans to be built on Jefferson Street.
The Bremen Town Council will soon be taking bids for a new ambulance service.
Bremen Director of Operations Trend Weldy said a meeting was recently held to go over what is expected with an EMS service in Bremen.
The Plymouth City Council entertained a request from David Fortin from The Very Nice People business downtown for a revitalization project.
“We want to reroof the building that is at 101 N. Michigan Street,” said Fortin. “It’s on the northwest corner of the intersection of Michigan and La Porte Street immediately across from the Rees Theater. We have two quotes and the lower one was $63,480.”
The members of the Culver Building Trades class invite the residents of Culver to an open house on Sunday, May 28 to see their finished assigned project.
The Marshall County Museum will feature another exhibit to keep motors running during the P-town Cruz’n event in downtown Plymouth.
The Indiana Historical Society Auto Indiana “History on Wheels” exhibit is a state of the art traveling interactive exhibit. The 53-foot trailer houses Indiana’s automotive heritage through touch screen displays. The history of auto racing, the industry itself and modern manufacturing are just a few of the lessons provided in this unique educational presentation.
Indiana State Police are investigating after a 90-minute standoff involving Marshall County and Plymouth police reportedly ended with a man shooting himself. State police say it happened Friday morning along a tree line on King Road north of 9A Road. Continue reading
The Culver Redevelopment Commission (CRC) will meet today to discuss the Sand Hill Farms workforce housing.
The Culver Town Council members made their decision on two resolutions this week and the CRC is expected to discuss the same resolutions during their meeting today. The town council members voted 4-1 to approve a resolution to authorize funding of the project. A separate resolution was approved 4-1 to enter into an agreement between the Town of Culver and Sand Hill Farms, Inc. for the development of the project.
The Bremen Town Council agreed to move ahead on the project to upgrade the town’s lift stations in the spring 2018.
The plan and design phase is the next step. The council members took action to get that paperwork started this week with the hopes of bidding out the project in November or December. A bid could be awarded in January.
According to Bremen Director of Operations Trend Weldy, the Bremen Redevelopment Commission previously guaranteed the funds for the lift station project. The anticipated cost is around $1 million to $1.5 million.
The Plymouth City Council was presented a resolution this week that updates a policy from 2004 when the EMS and fire services combined and those employees join the 1977 pension fund.
City Attorney Sean Surrisi said the resolution focuses on civilian paramedics and their specific retirement fund.
The Town of Culver’s website will be getting a facelift.
The Culver Town Council approved a quote from Satellite Software to update the town’s website.
The quote of $1,859 will allow the company to reformat the website to a WordPress template. Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim, Town Manager Jonathan Leist and Park Superintendent Anna Campbell will be trained on how to use the program to easily update the site.
Kyle Coffman was recently announced as this year’s District 2 Assistant Principal of the Year. He holds that title at the Plymouth Community High School. He was nominated by his peers in the district which includes La Porte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, Starke, Marshall, Kosciusko, Pulaski and Fulton Counties.
The distinction is awarded by the Indiana Association of School Principals.
Any transactions that require a visit to a Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch need to be done before the Memorial Day weekend.
All BMV branches will be closed from Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.
Branches will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, May 30.
Memorial Day travel will be at its highest level this weekend since 2005, according to projections from AAA. That’s in spite of higher gas prices, airfares, hotel prices, and car rental rates. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation will be suspending road work over the weekend to make things a bit easier for Memorial Day travelers. INDOT has asked its contractors to pull back barriers and barricades as much as possible to handle increased traffic. However, some restrictions will remain in place in certain construction areas. Continue reading
A crash on U.S. 6 west of Walkerton claimed the life of a South Bend man Thursday. LaPorte County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with fire and EMS crews, responded to the intersection of U.S. 6 and 875 East around 12:15 p.m. Continue reading
A Plymouth man with an active arrest warrant now faces drug charges, as well. Continue reading
The finalists for the 2017 Stellar Communities Designation Program were announced early Thursday morning.
The Town of Culver was selected a finalist for the second consecutive year. Finalist communities are divided into two different categories based on population for the designation award. Culver will be placed into Division 2 which is for communities that have a population of 5,999 or less. Culver will compete against the Town of Churubusco in Whitley County and the City of Union City in Randolph County.
The State Road 17 repaving project on Michigan Street is ahead of schedule.
The crew from Walsh and Kelly, Inc. is working on the milling and paving project that is anticipated to be complete two weeks from Monday’s start date. Rain dates are built into the paving schedule so it should wrap up on time.
A Republican caucus is set to elect a new sheriff of Kosciusko County.
Former Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine was forced to step down from his duties as a law enforcement officer after pleading guilty in a plea agreement with the state to a felony charge of intimidating a police officer. He was sentenced on Tuesday to a year of reporting probation and 250 hours of community service. As part of the terms in his plea agreement, he cannot own a firearm. Rovenstine must also participate in an Offender Victim Reconciliation Program as an attempt to mend fences with the victim, Warsaw Police Detective Paul Heaton.
Plymouth City Engineer Rick Gaul presented the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety members with a proposed Memorandum of Understanding from the Plymouth Community School Corporation concerning the financial guarantee that deals with drainage at the football field.
The school is applying an astroturf surface on the high school football field beginning in June. Gaul explained that the plans call for a proper draining into the city’s system with the alternate type of surface.