Government & School Board

School board votes to put referendum questions on Nov. 6 ballot

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees met in two separate special sessions on Wednesday, June 19, and Thursday, June 20, to hold a first and second preliminary determination hearing on the proposed $68 million construction project for Huntington North High School.

Markle council changes landscape waste rules

Markle town officials are working to get out the word that residents and business owners alike may need to change how they dispose of their landscaping waste, after the town council unanimously approved Ordinance 2019-1, which amends Chapter 92 of the Town Code regarding grass clippings and other refuse.

The council voted in the ordinance at its regular meeting Wednesday, June 19, and the ordinance goes into effect immediately, with no “grace period.”

List upcoming governmental meetings

The following are the governmental meetings for the dates of June 24 to July 5:

Monday, June 24
8:30 a.m. - Huntington County Board of Commissioners, Commissioners Room.
6 p.m. - Andrews Town Council, Andrews Municipal Building.
7 p.m. - Huntington County Council, GAR Room, Courthouse.

Tuesday, June 25
6:45 a.m. - Huntington Common Council, City Building, Second Floor.
6:30 p.m. - Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals, GAR Room, Courthouse.

City council approves airport fuel farm loan

The Huntington Common Council approved a loan to the Board of Aviation Commissioners to assist it in funding the construction of a new fuel farm at the Huntington Municipal Airport during its meeting on Tuesday, June 18.

The loan totals $460,000 and will come out of the city’s riverboat fund. That fund contains the casino tax revenue the city receives from the state. The state contributes approximately $100,000 to the fund every August, noted Clerk-Treasurer Christi McElhaney.

School board to meet in special session today for project talk

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in a special board meeting and project hearing and second preliminary determination hearing Thursday, June 20, at 7:30 a.m. at Salamonie School, 1063E-900S, Warren. 

The purpose of the meeting will be to answer questions and listen to taxpayers’ comments and any evidence they may present about the proposed 2020 Safety, Security, Replacement and Restoration Project, which includes the renovation of and improvements to Huntington North High School and other related campus improvements.

Andrews seeks surveys from residents

The Town of Andrews is applying for a stormwater grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs in the amount of $600,000.

The town is seeking feedback from residents to assist them in the application.

Andrews residents can access the survey at or visit the Municipal Building for a paper copy to fill out.

For more information call the clerk-treasurer’s office at 66 N. Main St. or call 786-3848 ext. 202 or 388-3246.

Warren Town Council reschedules meeting

The Warren Town Council has rescheduled its regular meeting on July 8 to July 15. 

The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at Assembly Hall, 131 N. Wayne St.

Andrews council hears complaints about trailers in mobile home park

The Andrews Town Council listened to concerns about the condition of trailers in a local mobile home park during its meeting on Monday, June 10.

The board heard complaints from three individuals, two of whom reside on Terrell Street in homes across from the trailers, which are located in Antioch Mobile Home Park. The citizens described many of the trailers as being dilapidated and unoccupied. While the citizens stated that the park’s manager, Tammy Gibson, lived in the area, they noted that the park’s owner did not, residing in Illinois.

Governmental meetings calendar

The following are the scheduled governmental meetings for June 17 to June 24:

Tuesday, June 18
6:30 p.m. - Zanesville Town Council, Zanesville Town Hall.
7 p.m. - Roanoke Town Council, Roanoke Town Hall.

Wednesday, June 19
6:30 p.m. - Warren Board of Zoning Appeals, Warren Town Hall Annex.
7:30 p.m. - Markle Town Council, Markle Fire Station.

Mt. Etna Town Council meeting switches date

The Mt. Etna Town Council has changed its meeting, originally set on Thursday, July 4, to Monday, July 1.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the town hall, 5900W-582S, Huntington.

School board hears why New Tech numbers falling recently

Members of the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees learned that Viking New Tech has seen dwindling numbers of students enrolled in the past couple of years, and some of those who did enroll had to be cut from the program.

School corp. turning to taxpayers after explaining needs

Flint Springs Elementary School Principal Aimee Lunsford (standing at right) reads back questions she fielded from the public during a community forum on two proposed referendum questions brought by the Huntington County Community School Corporation on Wednesday, June 5, at Huntington North High School. The questions address project needs at the high school and teacher salaries.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Huntington County Community School Corporation has nowhere to turn to but the taxpayers of the county, after it presented two vital needs that could appear on the Nov. 5 municipal election ballot as referendum questions.

The task fell to newly-installed School Superintendent Chad Daugherty, as he led two community forum meetings on Wednesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 6, to lay out the needs addressing the high school’s aging building and a raise in teacher salaries.

School board to meet in regular meet tonight

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in a regular meeting tonight, Monday, June 10, at Salamonie School, in Warren, at 7 p.m.

The agenda and attachments are available in BoardDocs by visiting the school corporation’s website,, clicking on “Current School Board Meeting Agenda,” then clicking on the date of the meeting and finally clicking on “View Agenda.”

Salamonie School is located at 1063E-900S, Warren.

Banks’ staff member to be in town Thursday

United States Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) has announced that a member of his staff will visit Huntington on Thursday, June 13, in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex meeting room from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The staff member will assist Huntington County residents experiencing problems with a federal agency.

The Huntington County Courthouse Annex is located at 1350 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

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.