Government & School Board

Andrews seeks surveys from residents

The Town of Andrews is applying for a stormwater grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs in the amount of $600,000.

The town is seeking feedback from residents to assist them in the application.

Andrews residents can access the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/YDRYD9S or visit the Municipal Building for a paper copy to fill out.

For more information call the clerk-treasurer’s office at 66 N. Main St. or call 786-3848 ext. 202 or 388-3246.

Warren Town Council reschedules meeting

The Warren Town Council has rescheduled its regular meeting on July 8 to July 15. 

The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at Assembly Hall, 131 N. Wayne St.

Andrews council hears complaints about trailers in mobile home park

The Andrews Town Council listened to concerns about the condition of trailers in a local mobile home park during its meeting on Monday, June 10.

The board heard complaints from three individuals, two of whom reside on Terrell Street in homes across from the trailers, which are located in Antioch Mobile Home Park. The citizens described many of the trailers as being dilapidated and unoccupied. While the citizens stated that the park’s manager, Tammy Gibson, lived in the area, they noted that the park’s owner did not, residing in Illinois.

Governmental meetings calendar

The following are the scheduled governmental meetings for June 17 to June 24:

Tuesday, June 18
6:30 p.m. - Zanesville Town Council, Zanesville Town Hall.
7 p.m. - Roanoke Town Council, Roanoke Town Hall.

Wednesday, June 19
6:30 p.m. - Warren Board of Zoning Appeals, Warren Town Hall Annex.
7:30 p.m. - Markle Town Council, Markle Fire Station.

Mt. Etna Town Council meeting switches date

The Mt. Etna Town Council has changed its meeting, originally set on Thursday, July 4, to Monday, July 1.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the town hall, 5900W-582S, Huntington.

School board hears why New Tech numbers falling recently

Members of the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees learned that Viking New Tech has seen dwindling numbers of students enrolled in the past couple of years, and some of those who did enroll had to be cut from the program.

School corp. turning to taxpayers after explaining needs

Flint Springs Elementary School Principal Aimee Lunsford (standing at right) reads back questions she fielded from the public during a community forum on two proposed referendum questions brought by the Huntington County Community School Corporation on Wednesday, June 5, at Huntington North High School. The questions address project needs at the high school and teacher salaries.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Huntington County Community School Corporation has nowhere to turn to but the taxpayers of the county, after it presented two vital needs that could appear on the Nov. 5 municipal election ballot as referendum questions.

The task fell to newly-installed School Superintendent Chad Daugherty, as he led two community forum meetings on Wednesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 6, to lay out the needs addressing the high school’s aging building and a raise in teacher salaries.

School board to meet in regular meet tonight

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in a regular meeting tonight, Monday, June 10, at Salamonie School, in Warren, at 7 p.m.

The agenda and attachments are available in BoardDocs by visiting the school corporation’s website, www.hccsc.k12.in.us, clicking on “Current School Board Meeting Agenda,” then clicking on the date of the meeting and finally clicking on “View Agenda.”

Salamonie School is located at 1063E-900S, Warren.

Banks’ staff member to be in town Thursday

United States Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) has announced that a member of his staff will visit Huntington on Thursday, June 13, in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex meeting room from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The staff member will assist Huntington County residents experiencing problems with a federal agency.

The Huntington County Courthouse Annex is located at 1350 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

HCCSC has community referendum forum tonight

The Huntington County Community School Corporation will host a community forum tonight, Thurs-
day, June 6, which will include a presentation focused on the challenges and concerns at Huntington North High School and addressing the academic needs of students.

The forum will begin at 6 p.m. and end approximately 7:30 p.m. Entry is at Door No. 3.

HCCSC representatives will discuss potential solutions and the tax impact that a possible referendum would have on Huntington County residents.

The school district welcomes questions and concerns from the public.

Set governmental meetings for June 3-14

The following are the governmental meetings for the time period of Monday, June 3, to Friday, June 14:

June 4
7 p.m. - Roanoke Town Council, Roanoke Town Hall.

June 5
6:30 p.m. - Markle Board of Zoning Appeals, Markle Town Hall.

June 10
8:30 a.m. - Huntington County Board of Commissioners, Commissioners Room.
5 p.m. - Warren Town Council, Assembly Hall.
6 p.m. - Andrews Town Council, Andrews Municipal Building.
7 p.m. - Roanoke Board of Zoning Appeals, Roanoke Town Court Building.

Huntington Common Council to have special meeting June 18 at chambers

The Common Council of the City of Huntington will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Third Floor, City Building, 300 Cherry St., Huntington.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive information, consider and perhaps act on matters brought before the council.

This special meeting will be held in place of the council’s canceled meetings of June 11 and June 25.

New HCCSC superintendent is familiar face in community

Photo provided.
Chad Daugherty

The Huntington County Community School Corporation has a new superintendent who is also a familiar face in the district.

The board of school trustees met in a rare Tuesday session on May 28, and got right to work approving Charles (Chad) Daugherty as the new school superintendent with a unanimous vote.

Andrews council discusses future of water plant

The Andrews Town Council discussed the future of the town’s water plant at its meeting on Tuesday, May 28.

The board received information from Jeremy VanErman, an engineer with Commonwealth Engineers Inc., about loans from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Such a loan, said VanErman, could fund a planning study that gives council an idea of how much it would cost to construct a new water plant.

Sec. of State Election Division is conducting voter list maintenance

The Secretary of State’s Election Division is conducting voter list maintenance to update Indiana’s voter registration information. Required by Indiana law, the process will identify outdated and inaccurate voter registration information to help counties improve the accuracy and integrity of Indiana’s voter registration list.

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