Government & School Board

Local SWCD to hold meet on Aug. 18

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the district office, located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

The meeting is open to the public.



Andrews council sets closed meeting Friday

The Andrews Town Council will meet in executive session on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at 11:30 a.m.

The meeting, which is closed to the public, will be held at the Town Hall, 66 N. Main St., Andrews.

The purpose of the meeting, according to a notice issued by council President Mike Rohler, is "for discussion of strategy with respect to ... initiation of litigation or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing."


DCD seeks annual fee for services to Roanoke

Mark Mussman, executive director of the Huntington Countywide Department of Community Development (DCD), notified the Roanoke Town Council at its Tuesday, Aug. 5, meeting that the department wishes to develop a formal services agreement with the town and receive funding from it for those services.

INDOT to work on two sections of Ind.-5

The Indiana Department of Transportation work on Ind.-5, in Warren, scheduled to begin on July 28 has been postponed until today, Monday, Aug. 4, weather permitting.

The project includes relocating water main and replacement of the culvert box and should last at least three weeks.

The approved local detour is Wayne Street north to CR-900S, then west on CR-900S to Ind.- 5.

Ind.-5 just south of Majenica is also scheduled for closure at or about the same time and will require using Ind.-124 as the detour.

Warren announces Labor Day town, utility closings

The Town of Warren has announced that its office and town utilities will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Trash collection will be delayed to Friday, Sept. 5.


Warren getting ready to start paving all traveled alleys in town

Beginning the week of Aug. 4, employees of Commonwealth Engineering will begin measuring and checking for drainage or any other issues in preparation for paving of all traveled alleys in Warren.

Residents living in proximity to alleys which are stone covered will see more activity then those living near alleys already paved as more foundation work will be necessary prior to paving. Alleys already paved will also see work done.

Huntington Township has fire chief in place on way to starting own dept.

Paul VonBank.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington Township has a fire chief in place, the first step in establishing its own fire department.

Paul VonBank, who currently serves as chief of the Poe Fire Department in Allen County, worked his first day as Huntington Township chief on July 21. He was one of four finalists the township advisory board interviewed for the position, says Huntington Township Trustee Tim Guy.

"He was just, without a doubt, head and shoulders above the rest," Guy says, citing VonBank's experience in command and grant writing, among other areas.

City council okays purchase of ‘do-it-all’ vehicle

The city of Huntington will soon have a new truck that can, quite literally, do it all.

The Huntington Common Council, during its morning meeting on Tuesday, July 29, approved spending $306,381 for the truck at the request of Bob Caley, director of City Services.

Two growing companies receive boost from county

Much of the agenda of the Huntington County Council meeting on Monday, July 28, was devoted to economic development, as council members approved a tax abatement for one company and heard plans about expansion at another one.

The council voted 6-0 to award a 10-year tax abatement to Gladieux Trading & Marketing Co. after the company filed a request involving plans to install two new storage tanks with a combined capacity of 4.2 million gallons. Councilman Jaime Miller was absent from the meeting.

EMA photographers will document streams, ditches

A representative of the Huntington County Emergency Management Agency will be going throughout the county to take pictures of ditches, streams and other lower elevation areas in the county over the next several weeks.

The representative will be photographing from the roadway and other public access locations. These photographs will be used to enhance potential emergency operations that may arise and be used to assist public safety personnel and enhancing pre-existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data.

Andrews council comes to agreement with Miller

The Andrews Town Council came to an agreement with Chuck Miller over compensation for the town's demolition of his building at 21 N. Main St. during council's meeting on Monday, July 28.

Banks sets sights on husband’s senate seat

Amanda Banks.
Photo provided.

Amanda Banks, wife of State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City), has announced that she will run to fill her husband's vacancy in the Indiana State Senate while he is deployed to Afghanistan during the 2015 legislative session.

"I believe my background in public policy and communications, combined with my experience as a full-time mother of three busy girls and as a military wife, will bring a unique perspective to the State Senate," she says.

Trio of school board seats up for grabs

Three Huntington Cou-nty Community School Board of Trustee seats are up for grabs this fall.

They are:

• School board district 2, which represents parts of Huntington Township as well as Clear Creek and Warren townships. Kevin Patrick, school board president, currently holds this seat. He has announced he will not be running for reelection.

• School board district 3, representing Rock Creek, Salamonie, Jefferson, Wayne and Polk townships. Ben Landrum currently represents this district.

Roanoke council to meet on Tuesday

The Roanoke Town Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 22, at 6 p.m. in the Roanoke Town Hall.

Main items on the agenda include water utility projects for the next five years and the 2015 budget. Other items may also be discussed.

The town hall is located at 141 W. Third St., Roanoke.


New sewer rates established in Zanesville

The Zanesville Town Council learned what residents would be paying for sewer services over the next six years during its meeting on Thursday, July 17.