Government & School Board

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.

Council meet is canceled

The Huntington Common Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, has been canceled due to lack of an agenda.

The next council meeting is set for Tuesday, June 11, in the Common Council chambers at 7 p.m.

The chambers are located on the third floor of the Huntington City Building, 300 Cherry St.

County treasurer says unpaid property taxes assessed penalty

A penalty has been added to Huntington County property taxes not paid by the May 10 due date.

A penalty of 5 percent will be charged if the spring installment is paid on or before 30 days after the due date and if the taxpayer is not behind on previous property tax payments for the same parcel. If taxes are due for more than this year’s spring installment, the penalty will be 10 percent of the unpaid tax.

Markle puts newest council member to work immediately

Holding a Bible, new Markle Town Councilman Matthew Doss is sworn into office by the town’s clerk-treasurer, Carolyn Lane-Hamilton. The ceremony was held at the start of the regular town council meeting on Wednesday, May 15.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Markle Town Council welcomed its newest member, Matthew Doss, at its regular meeting held Monday, May 15.

After a swearing-in ceremony, Doss, who replaced outgoing councilman Jeff Humbarger, got right to work conducting business, joining Mark Hamilton in his new role as council president and another freshman member, Aaron McClary.

Huntington County Community School board to have exec sesssion

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in an executive session on Tuesday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Huntington North High School, 450 MacGahan St., Huntington.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss initiation of litigation or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing.

Executive sessions are closed to the public.

County working with Andrews on flood issues

The Andrews Town Council reported that Huntington County was working with the town to alleviate flooding issues at Loon Creek at its meeting on Monday, May 13.

Pathfinder thanks school board for property

John Niederman, the president of Pathfinder Services, Inc., thanked the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees before they took their vote Monday, May 13, on whether to transfer ownership on two parcels of land to the organization.

SWCD hosting watershed steering comm. meets

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting steering committee meetings for the Lower Salamonie River Watershed and Upper Wabash River Watershed projects on Thursday, May 23.

The Lower Salamonie River 319 steering committee meeting will begin at 9 a.m. The Upper Wabash River Watershed Management Plan meeting will follow the Lower Salamonie 319 meeting at 10 a.m. Both meetings will be held at the Huntington County SWCD Office, 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

The meeting objectives are:

Jim Banks announces changes in staff’s regular mobile office hours

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) has announced changes to his staff’s regular mobile office hours throughout the 3rd Congressional District. 

In Huntington, a staff member will be available on Thursday during the second week of every month, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Courthouse Annex meeting room, 1350 S. Jefferson St.

In Columbia City, a staff member will be available on Thursday during the first week of every month, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Peabody Public Library, public meeting room, 1160 E. Ind.-205.

List governmental meetings coming up

The following are the scheduled governmental meetings for the time period of Monday, May 13, to Friday, May 24:

Monday, May 13
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.

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