Government & School Board

Banks again tries to fund ed for military families

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) has reintroduced a bill, the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act, which would provide military families with access to more educational opportunities and the ability to customize their child’s education.

The legislation would also provide portability to military families that they currently do not have.

HCCSC board to have three meetings all on Monday night

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will hold the following three meetings Monday evening, March 11, at Salamonie Elementary School, 1063E-900S, Warren:

• 6 p.m., executive session.

• 7 p.m., regular meeting.

• 7:45 p.m., executive session.

The agendas and attachments are now available in BoardDocs via the HCCSC website at www.hccsc.k12.in.us by clicking on “Current School Board Meeting Agenda,” then clicking on the date of the meeting and then clicking on “View Agenda.”

Huntington’s Comprehensive Plan coming up for review, reapproval

Student Mason Miller perfects his skills in the precision machining class offered at the Huntington County Community Learning Center. The Learning Center was established after the City of Huntington’s 2012 Comprehensive Plan set as one of its goals the development of a program where adults and students could develop skills needed to get a good job, and several organizations collaborated to fulfill that goal. The Comprehensive Plan is now being updated, with new goals being set.
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The City of Huntington’s Comprehensive Plan is full of facts and figures.

Those statistics show where the city’s been, and where it is now.

Those numbers also form the basis for the city’s aspirations and goals, a roadmap for where it wants to be in the future.

“At its core, it’s a land-use plan,” says Bryn Keplinger of the state-mandated document. “But our plan is so much more.”

SWCD to hold next mtg. on March 19

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at its district office.

The meeting is open to the public.

The district office is  located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

For more information call 356-6816 ext. 3.

Huntington County Commissioners move April 15 meeting 3 days later

The Huntington County Board of Commissioners has canceled its meeting on Monday, April 15.

The meeting will be rescheduled to Thursday, April 18, at 8:30 a.m. at the Huntington County Courthouse, 201 N. Jefferson St., Room 103A, Huntington.

Huntington earns permitting honor from NE Indiana Regional Partnership

Celebrating the recent recognition by Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership of the City of Huntington’s streamlined permitting process are (from left) Bryn Keplinger, director of Community Development and Redevelopment (CDR), City of Huntington; Miranda Snelling, office coordinator, CDR; Brooks Fetters, mayor, City of Huntington; and John Sampson, president/CEO, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. Not pictured is Shad Paul, building commissioner, CDR.
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The City of Huntington was honored at a permitting recognition reception Wednesday, Feb. 20, hosted by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and HPG Network.

Announce governmental meetings coming up

Following is a list of governmental meetings scheduled for March 11 through March 23.

March 11
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.

March 12
5:30 p.m. - Andrews Board of Zoning Appeals, Andrews Town Hall.
7 p.m. - Huntington Common Council, City Building, Second Floor.

March 13
6:30 p.m. - Huntington County Plan Commission, GAR Room, Courthouse.

Roanoke council votes to fund sidewalk construction in Roanoke Village

The Roanoke Town Council voted to fund the construction of a sidewalk in the Roanoke Village subdivision during its meeting on Tuesday, March 5.

The sidewalk will be constructed on the south side of Hillside Avenue and run from Lowry Way to South Main Street.

Council granted Superintendent of Operations Phil Hibbert permission to spend up to $30,000 on the project, with $15,000 coming from the town’s street fund and $15,000 coming from CEDIT.

Exec session for commish

The Huntington County Commissioners will be in an executive session today, Monday, March 4, at 11 a.m. at the Huntington County Courthouse, 201 N. Jefferson St., Room 103A.

The commissioners will meet with respect to discussing job performance evaluation of individual employees.

Zay bill to cut nursing shortage passes senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would help address the nursing shortage in Indiana passed the Senate by a vote of 48 to 1.

Senate Bill 436 would make it easier for out of state nurses to come to Indiana by allowing Indiana to participate in a multistate nurse licensure compact.

Under the bill, Indiana would be able to accept nurses from other compact states if they meet the following requirements:

• Graduated or is eligible to graduate from a nurse education program that is approved by a state licensing board;

Banks to host academy day

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) has announced he will host a U.S. Service Academy Day for students and parents or guardians interested in attending one of America’s service academies.

The event takes place Saturday, April 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Air National Guard Base, 3005 Ferguson Rd., Fort Wayne.

Interested students can meet representatives from each of the five U.S. service academies as well as cadets, midshipmen and Banks to learn about the academies and admissions process.

Perk grown into financial headache for school corp. to be discontinued

A perk offered to teachers that has grown into a financial headache for the Huntington County Community School Corporation will no longer be available after the end of this year.

Members of the board of school trustees heard about the dilemma, known as “classroom credit,” at its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 25.

Set government meetings for next two weeks

Government meetings for the weeks of March 4 through 15 are:

Wednesday, March 6
6:30 p.m. - Markle Board of Zoning Appeals, Markle Town Hall.

Monday, March 11
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.

Tueday, March 12
5:30 p.m. - Andrews Board of Zoning Appeals, Andrews Town Hall.
7 p.m. - Huntington Common Council, City Building, Second Floor.

Andrews council withholds some payment for unfinished wastewater treatment plant

The Andrews Town Council voted to pay a retainage fee to the construction firm that erected the town’s new wastewater treatment plant at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 25.

Town of Markle gets three parcels of land from county commissioners

The Town of Markle is now the owner of three properties, after members of the Markle Town Council voted to adopt Resolution 2019-2 to accept assignment of the county’s tax liens against the properties during the council’s regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

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