Government & School Board

County treasurer reminds citizens that fall property taxes are due Nov. 10

The fall installment of property taxes is due on Nov. 10, Huntington County Treasurer Brenda Hamilton reminds taxpayers.

The treasurer's office, located on the first floor of the Huntington County Courthouse, is open to accept payments Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday hours will be held on Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon. The courthouse will be closed on Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Early voting for fall general election to end Monday, Nov. 3

Early voting for the fall general election will end on Monday, Nov. 3, at noon.

Any registered voter is eligible to vote early. Voters must present a valid photo ID whether voting early or casting their ballot on Election Day, Nov. 4.

Early voting takes place outside the Huntington County clerk's office on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse. The polling place is open today and Friday, Oct. 30 and 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Monday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon.

City BZA has three requests for its Nov. 3 meeting

The Huntington Board of Zoning Appeals has three requests on its agenda during its meeting on Monday, Nov. 3.
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. on the third floor of the City Building, 300 Cherry St., Huntington. It is open to the public.

Tim Fulton has requested a special exception to allow an electrical contracting business as a home occupation at 190 Columbia St., Huntington. The property is zoned residential.

Rose M. Wall is requesting a variance of use to allow a single-family dwelling at 819 W. Park Drive, Huntington. The property is zoned for industrial use.

Election workers won't get raise this year

The Huntington County Council declined to consider increasing pay for poll workers this year during its meeting on Monday, Oct. 27.

Ken Zuk, a member of the Huntington County Election Board, made the request to council, which Council President Kendall Mickley says was simply not possible to grant.

"We already finalized that money at the beginning of 2014," he explains. "The discussion was made with all of the department heads that, hey, any reviews of positions and increases would be effective 2015 budget year.

City council tables bonuses, building and alley

There was a lot of talk, but not much action, at the Oct. 28 meeting of the Huntington Common Council.

The council tabled action on year-end bonuses for all city employees, funding to get the ball rolling on the construction of a $1.4 million city services building and the vacation of an alley just south of Convenience Corner.

Council members did, however, approve a recommendation by the Huntington Plan Commission to rezone three parcels of land south of Convenience Corner from residential to business.

Andrews goes online to find leaf vacuum

Andrews Town Council members believe they have found a solution to the town's leaf issues.

"This is something that we have been talking about for the last four to five months," An-drews Town Council President Mike Rohler said during the council's meeting on Mon-day, Oct. 27.

After an extensive search for a vacuum suitable for removing leaves from residents' yards, the council found what it needed on Craigslist.

Schools' $52.4 million budget gets board's OK

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees got a lot done in a short amount of time at its meeting Monday, Oct. 27, adopting the 2015 budget as well as the general obligation bond and school bus replacement plan, among other items of business.

The $52.4 million 2015 budget, which includes $36.3 million in the general fund, received quick approval with a 6-1 vote, with board member Scott Hoffman voting no.

Board President Kevin Patrick says the school system is doing a good job of doing more with less.

Jackson Township trustee has challenger in upcoming election

Sheila Hines, a nine-year veteran of the Jackson Township trustee's office, has a challenger in fall balloting.

Hines, a Republican, and Democrat challenger Kevin G. Murray will face off on the Nov. 4 election.

Hines, 60, a Jackson Township resident for most of her life, served three years on the Jackson Township Advisory Board before becoming Jackson Township trustee, an office she has held for the past nine years.

BMV to extend hours Nov. 3-4 for voter IDs, licenses

All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branches will extend hours of operation on Monday, Nov. 3, and on Tuesday, Nov. 4, to issue identification cards and driver's licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place.

2 items on BZA agenda for Tuesday

The Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals has two items on the agenda for its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

The Awakening Community Church, located at 235 Safari Trail, Huntington, is asking for a modification of a requirement that it maintain 218 parking spaces.

Jeremy A. Floyd is requesting a modification of conditions imposed as part of a previously-approved variance allowing the sale and repair of pre-owned motorcycles at 11364 N. U.S.-24E, Roanoke.

County Council District 1 seat voters have choice between two

Todd Landrum (left) and Roxanna Murray.
Photos provided.

The race for the first district seat on the Huntington County Council sees incumbent Todd Landrum, a Republican, facing a challenge from Democrat Roxanna Lucas Murray.

Residents of Union and Jackson townships, as well as Huntington Township precincts 1, 1A, 10, 11A, 12A and 13, will cast a vote in this race.

Landrum, 43, 5132 N. Old Fort Wayne Rd., Huntington, is the vice president of agriculture banking at Crossroads Bank. He attended Purdue University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in management.

BOW considers employee disciplinary action

The Huntington Board of Public Works and Safety will meet in executive session on Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. in the mayor's conference room on the third floor of the City Building, 300 Cherry St., Huntington.

The purpose of the meeting, according to a news release, is to receive information about an individual's alleged misconduct and discuss the individual's status as an employee.

 

Jail renos on agenda for council

The Huntington County Council will meet on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in the GAR Room of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Among the items on the council's agenda are a discussion of renovations to the Huntington County Jail, a proposal for a pay increase for election workers, a request for a $13,000 appropriation to pay for clinic supplies in the Huntington County Department of Health and a possible pay increase or incentive for county employees, among other items.

The council will also discuss a possible decrease in the Public Service Local Option Income Tax (LOIT).

Jail renos on agenda for council

The Huntington County Council will meet on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in the GAR Room of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Among the items on the council's agenda are a discussion of renovations to the Huntington County Jail, a proposal for a pay increase for election workers, a request for a $13,000 appropriation to pay for clinic supplies in the Huntington County Department of Health and a possible pay increase or incentive for county employees, among other items.

The council will also discuss a possible decrease in the Public Service Local Option Income Tax (LOIT).

Roanoke adopts rules for dealing with unsafe buildings

The Roanoke Town Council has adopted measures to regulate unsafe buildings in the community.

During their Oct. 21 meeting, council members approved Ordinance 2014-10, which adopts the Indiana Unsafe Building law and creates an Unsafe Building Fund in the town's budget.

"Indiana law attempts to strike a balance between property owners' rights to do what they wish with their property and the effect that has on the neighboring property owners' rights," says Attorney Michael Hartburg.

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