Marshall County Sheriff Matt Hassel approached the county council members Monday morning with a grant request to apply for Naloxone rescue kits.
“There’s no match or salaries attached to the grant,” explained Hassel. “Simply we agree to submit a report to the Indiana Department of Health when we use the test kits. This would enable the staff at the jail and my patrol deputies to be able to administer Narcan if we have an opiate overdose.”
The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety members discussed the intergovernmental agreement between the city and the county for planning services when they met Monday night.
According to Clerk-Treasurer Jeanine Xaver, the board members learned that the Marshall County Commissioners amended the agreement to pay Planning Director Ralph Booker for the first three months in 2018 and then conduct an evaluation of work in order to continue on with the contract for the next quarter. The board members agreed to the amendment.
Former Triton Elementary School Principal Jeremy Riffle attended his first school board meeting as superintendent on Monday. Riffle said one of the first matters he had to deal with as superintendent was an incident that flooded the Jr./Sr. High School Gym floor.
He explained, “A door was accidentally pushed open and the snow stopped the door, essentially kiddos leaving to go to a game and so a pipe burst which then flooded the gym floor.” Continue reading →
Bourbon Town Council members received a notification about a potential infrastructure opportunity when they met earlier this week.
Clerk-Treasurer Kimberly Berger explained that the town owns some property on Center Street. She said Architect Brent Martin came before members to discuss the possibility of utilizing the area for some “low to moderate income” housing. Continue reading →
The winter weather has put a dent in the Town of Culver’s road salt supply.
Town Manager Jonathan Leist told the Culver Town Council members Tuesday night that half of the town’s salt supply has been used to help clear roads in town so far this season. He assured the council members that the town’s contract with the salt supplier allows the town to purchase more at the current rate if the supply reaches a critical level.
The John Glenn School Board members reorganized the makeup of the board during their meeting Tuesday night. Janice Ryan was elected as school board president while Dennis Holland will serve as vice president. Christian Mattix was voted as board secretary.
Declining enrollment at the Plymouth Community School Corporation has led to a slightly lower cash balance in the corporation’s General Fund. During Tuesday’s board of finance meeting, Business Manager Kandi Tinkey said the school corporation ended 2017 with roughly $3.4 million in its General Fund reserves.
The Marshall County Council members discussed a salary range for the Marshall County Engineer/Director position this week.
While the position has yet to be filled, a salary ordinance amendment was put before the council for consideration Monday morning. The range of pay is $62,837-$76,800. The highway administrative manager position will be defunded so the balance of that salary can be transferred to whatever the salary will be for the highway engineer/director position. An additional appropriation will be sought to fulfill the required salary when a person is hired.
Design work continues for a new Lincoln Junior High School. “The site layout, again, looks pretty solid,” Plymouth School Superintendent Andy Hartley told the school board Tuesday. “The major intent with that was to get traffic off the streets with drop-off and pickup. So that will flow through off of the front of the old Lincoln, if you will, and kind of run through a lane and drop off there on the west side, and bus parking will be in the back.”
The Culver Town Council members heard public comments concerning the proposed traffic ordinance.
Council Vice President Sally Ricciardi read a citizen’s letter into the record that discussed safety concerns for emergency vehicles and residents maneuvering around the streets that are narrow. One street mentioned was Ohio Street and portions of that street will have no parking as part of the ordinance. The resident also mentioned the noise level of semi truck idling in residential neighborhoods and parking of the tractor trailers on residential streets.
Plymouth Police officers arrested two people in separate incidents who were wanted for dealing drugs.
On Monday, Jan. 8, officers stopped 29-year-old Wayne Austin Hardesty, of Grovertown, who was reportedly speeding and found that he had an active warrant for two counts of dealing in a schedule III drug. He was booked in the Marshall County Jail on those charges with a cash bond of $10,005.
The Marshall County Council approved action on Monday morning to pledge funds toward the Marshall County 4-H Fair Board Association’s OCRA grant proposal for a multi-purpose building at the fairgrounds in Argos.
Angel Balsley explained that the project was not awarded the OCRA grant request in the fall for the $500,000 grant request but the application will be submitted again in an additional grant round in February. She approached the council members Monday morning with a funding request to help the fair board obtain the grant.
The Plymouth School Board will consider a few start-of-the-year items when it meets tonight. Board members are scheduled to reorganize, set their pay for the year, and approve their 2018 meeting schedule. Various appointments will be considered, as well as the renewal of the school board’s contract with attorney Jeff Houin.
The Culver Town Council will hold a public hearing tonight to consider comments on the town’s proposed traffic ordinance.
The traffic ordinance designates a congested motor vehicle traffic and pedestrian area on Lakeshore Drive and signage will be placed between 508 Lakeshore east to 824 Lakeshore Drive. The ordinance also creates a no parking zone for 50 feet from the intersection on both sides of the street on Batabano and South Plymouth Street.