The Marshall County Health Department is the recipient of a $2,500 mini grant from the Indiana State Association of County and City Health Officials.
According to Marshall County Health Department Administrator Christine Stinson, the grant funds would be used as a voucher program to test known IV drug users for Hepatitis C as she feels that is a population that needs more health study.
Plymouth Utility Superintendent Donnie Davidson requested permission from the Board of Public Works and Safety members this week to apply for grant money for a few items.
He explained that he is seeking grant funds to purchase a tripod with a 150-foot retrieval cable for the water department. He said workers often enter confined spaces and this would be a good tool in case something happens and someone needs to be retrieved from an underground space.
The Culver Town Council members reviewed an interlocal agreement between the town, Marshall County and Marshall County Building Commissioner Chuck DeWitt.
It was the same document presented to the county commissioners last week for approval. Town Manager Jonathan Leist explained then that the agreement allows DeWitt to assist Culver with needs during county business hours on an annual basis. The fee was increased to $3,000 to bring it in line with the same services to the Town of Argos.
Every year on Feb. 26, the Bremen community celebrates the life and accomplishments of Dr. Otis R. Bowen who served as Indiana’s Governor and as Secretary of Health and Human Serves under President Ronald Reagan, among many other lifetime achievements.
Dr. Bowen passed away in 2013. On Feb. 26, 2018, the Town of Bremen will recognize what would have been his 100th birthday.
A lot of snow has fallen on holidays and the weekends this winter and officials are starting to watch funds in overtime budgets.
Marshall County Highway Supervisor Jason Peters told the Marshall County Council members this week that he may ask for an additional appropriation later this year to cover the fund through paving season.
Officials behind a proposed detour through Plymouth during the planned reconstruction of the Baker Ditch Crossing this summer have changed plans. The ditch crossing is east of the State Road 17 intersection and west of the interchange on U.S. 31.
City Engineer Rick Gaul told Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety members this week that the plans have changed.
Three projects that will be funded with grant money from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs recently were reviewed by Culver Stellar Community members and Shannon McLeod from Priority Project Resources last week. Culver Town Manager Jonathan Leist told the town council members this week that the overview of the applications for those projects are due today that include plans for the Culver Beach Lodge, Cavalier Park and Lake Max programming. The applications will undergo state and environmental review and historical preservation aspects.
An informational meeting for property owners in Marshall County’s historic districts is set for next week.
The meeting is expected to deliver information on economic development benefits of historic districts, locations of these districts in the county, the value of Main Street as a model for downtown development and Bremen’s experience with the program. In addition, information on grant and tax incentive opportunities will be given.
The Community Crossings funding for the Beech Road project in Marshall County is now available. Highway Supervisor Jason Peters told the county council Monday morning that the state’s portion will be $216,060 with the county’s match of $87,712.05. The invoice hasn’t been submitted yet but the project is ready for payment.
The Plymouth Police Department will be getting two new police vehicles.
The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety members approved a quote from Oliver Ford in Plymouth for two vehicles for the police department. The quote was for $28,150 per unit with two trade-ins. A 2011 Ford Crown Victoria will be traded in at a cost of $1,500 and a 2013 Dodge Charger will be traded in at a cost of $2,500.
The Plymouth Police Department is asking the public for information on the location of 26-year-old Aaron Sneed.
Sneed is wanted on several warrants and a charge of battery on a law enforcement officer. He is a Caucasian male, 5’10” and 145 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen driving a gray or silver Dodge full-size pickup truck with Indiana license plate number Tk114MYY. The pickup has a red tailgate.
If anyone knows the whereabouts of Aaron Sneed, call the Plymouth Police Department at 574-936-2126 or call 911.
The Plymouth City Council members held the first reading of an ordinance Monday night that sets the pathway for funding the Aquatics Center, Early Childhood Learning Center and offices for the Marshall County Community Foundation and United Way organizations. They will be constructed on Miller Drive near the Lifeplex facility west of Plymouth.
A lot of snow has fallen in the Marshall County area this winter and the Town of Bremen is not immune to the effects.
Bremen Director of Operations Trend Weldy said the street department crews have worked hard to clear the streets and sidewalks of snow and ice. Piles of snow are being hauled away for better visibility and ease of traffic.
The Marshall County Commissioners are looking for a candidate who is a licensed engineer who could help add expertise to the qualified staff already at the county highway. Commissioner Kurt Garner explained to the county council on Monday morning that they received three applications with two of the applicants possessing an engineer’s license. They offered a candidate with a license, 12 years of highway experience and the ability to assist the county with matrix technology to help the county’s focus on prioritizing maintenance on roads, but that candidate turned down an offer from the county. According to Commissioners Garner and Mike Delp, who even offered part of their salaries to add to the proposed pay rate, the candidate wasn’t sure he wanted to take the risk of having an divided council and commission vote on the position and the loss in pay.