Government & School Board

Mickley declares for county council seat

Kendall Mickley.
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Kendall Mickley has announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination to the second district seat on Huntington County Council.

Mickley says he believes his financial experience gives him the resources to deal with property tax caps and other revenue shortfalls county government is currently facing.

New trash pick-up schedule starts this month

Huntington's every-other-week trash collection begins this month.

The Huntington Street Department will collect trash the first full week of the month and the third week of each month. A week that begins on a Sunday or a Monday is considered a full week.

The specific day on which a resident's trash is picked up will not change.

School board narrowly approves pay increase for superintendent

The Huntington County Community School Board of Trustees approved a 2.25 percent raise for Superintendent of Schools Tracey Shafer on Monday, Feb. 22.

Shafer's compensation was approved by a close 4-3 vote. The raise is retroactive to July 2009. Those voting with the majority were Rick Brubaker, vice president, and members Dr. Jennifer Goff, Troy Smart and Tom King. Those voting against the compensation were Kevin Patrick, president; Rex Baxter, secretary; and member Scott Hoffman.

Carney announces as Republican for sheriff

Tom Carney.
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Tom Carney, a 21-year veteran of the Huntington County Sheriff's Department, has announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination as sheriff.

Carney has served as major, the department's second in command, under Sheriff Kent Farthing for both of Farthing's terms in office. Farthing is limited by state law to two four-year terms.

Carney also served as a reserve officer with the Sheriff's Department before being hired on as a full-time officer in 1988.

Huntington County Community School board sets meeting

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in executive session on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the Administrative Services Center, 1360 Warren Rd.

The agenda for the meeting includes discussion of strategy with respect to collective bargaining.

Executive sessions are closed to the public.

 

Trio complete training to become certified counselors for state SHIP

Case managers Abbey Cole, Diana Guzman and Sylvia Wade, who work with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Aging and In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, have completed the training to become certified State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselors.

As SHIP counselors, they are able to answer questions and counsel Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare prescription drug plans, long-term care insurance and other health insurance concerns.

Huntington County Treasurer’s office closed March 3

The Huntington County Treasurer's office will be closed Wednesday, March 3, so that the staff can attend a district conference in Kokomo.

The office will reopen Thursday, March 4.

 

County department heads try to cut budgets

Huntington County department heads have been asked by the Huntington County Council to reduce their 2010 budgets by seven percent.

The request was made during the County Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 22.

After receiving certified tax rates in early February, Huntington County Auditor Kathy Juillerat told Council members she expects a $945,000 shortfall in the county's general fund. The deficit comes as a result of tax cap losses, collection rates and appeals, Juillerat says.

Redevelopment panel to reorganize on March 5

The Huntington Redevelopment Commission will hold a special meeting on Friday, March 5, 2010, at 10 a.m.

The meeting will be held in the mayor's conference room on the third floor of the City Building, 300 Cherry St. in Huntington.

The agenda includes organization, establishment of meeting dates, reports, proposals and any other matter brought before the commission.

 

Huntington zoning board cancels tonight’s meeting

A meeting of the Huntington Board of Zoning Appeals scheduled for tonight, March 1, has been canceled.

The meeting was canceled because there are no items on the agenda.

 

School board approves pay raise for superintendent

The Huntington County Community School Board of Trustees approved a 2.25 percent raise for Superintendent of Schools Tracey Shafer on Monday, Feb. 22.

Shafer’s compensation was approved by a close 4-3 vote. The raise is retroactive to July 2009. Those voting with the majority were Rick Brubaker, vice president, and members Dr. Jennifer Goff, Troy Smart and Tom King. Those voting against the compensation were Kevin Patrick, president; Rex Baxter, secretary; and member Scott Hoffman.

No filings for District 3 school board

When the election filing period ended on Friday, Feb. 19, the Huntington County Community School Board of Trustees found itself with an empty seat - or, at least, one that will soon be empty.

Rick Brubaker, who represents District 3 on the school board, announced last month that he would not seek re-election to the board.

When the time ran out for a Huntington County resident to declare his or her intent to replace Brubaker, no one had stepped forward.

Many choices for Republicans in upcoming primaries, less for Democrat side

Huntington County Republicans will have some decisions to make on May 4.

Democrats, not so much.

Of the 12 county-level offices on the ballot this year, the Republicans have fielded multiple candidates for 10 of them - with seven incumbents facing challengers during the May 4 primary.

"It's more than I think we've had in decades," says Kris Underwood, chairman of the Huntington County Republican Party. "I think it's going to make for a very interesting two months here."

List those filing for Republican primary

The Republican primary ticket:
Huntington County Prosecuting Attorney - Amy Richison (incumbent).
Huntington County Auditor - Kathy Juillerat (incumbent), Cindy Yeiter.
Huntington County Clerk - Fran Felts (incumbent), Gary L. Snyder, Stacey Elzey Bischoff, Kittie Keiffer.
Huntington County Recorder - Cheryl A. Schenkel, Debra Hersey, Ray Williams.
Huntington County Sheriff - Tom Carney, Terry Stoffel.
Huntington County Surveyor - Jay Poe (incumbent), Marlin "Monty" Doctor.

List those filing for Democratic primary

The Democrat primary ticket:
Huntington County Prosecuting Attorney - No candidate.
Huntington County Auditor - No candidate.
Huntington County Clerk - No candidate.
Huntington County Recorder - Andrew Krieg.
Huntington County Sheriff - No candidate.
Huntington County Surveyor - No candidate.
Huntington County Assessor - No candidate.
Huntington County Commissioner, first district - No candidate.

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