Government & School Board

Zanesville to collect income info to apply for OCRA storm water money

The Town of Zanesville intends to apply for grants from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) for the purpose of studying and completing storm water improvements.

As a requirement of the application process, the community must provide combined family income information for the households within the proposed service area, or those who will directly benefit from the use of grant funds.

The survey is scheduled to begin in September 2018.

Exec session for Warren TC today

The Warren Town Council and Warren Redevelopment Commission will meet in an executive session tonight, Monday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m. at Assembly Hall, 131 N. Wayne St., Warren.

The purpose of the meeting is for negotiations with industrial or commercial prospects or agents of industrial or commercial prospects by the governing body of a political subdivision of the State of Indiana.

The executive meeting may or may not be followed by a special session of Town Council but will not commence prior to 6 p.m.

Safety council to meet Sept. 12 at Our Sunday Visitor

The Huntington County Safety Council will meet Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 11:30 a.m. at Our Sunday Visitor, 200 Noll Plaza, Huntington.

The program will be on machine guarding, presented by Adam Edwards of Pro Resources.

A buffet meal will be served by Nick’s Country Café.

Register by contacting Jeff White, HCSC president, at 355-3656, by fax at 355-3236 or email to

Materials available for school board meeting tonight

The Huntington County Community Schools Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in a regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at Salamonie Elementary School, 1063E-900S, Warren.  

The agenda and attachments are now available in BoardDocs via the HCCSC web page at by clicking on “Current School Board Meeting Agenda,” clicking on the date of the meeting and then clicking on “View Agenda.”

Note that Ind.-5 South is closed between I-69 and C.R.-800S, and it is anticipated the closure will last about 35 days.

Commish meeting to be reset to Sept. 17

The meeting of the Huntington County Commissioners originally set for Monday, Sept. 17, will be canceled.

That meeting will be rescheduled to Monday, Sept. 24, at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Room, Huntington County Courthouse, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Roanoke Town Council reviews 2019 budget

The Roanoke Town Council reviewed the town’s proposed budget for 2019 during its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Clerk-Treasurer JoAnne Kirchner presented the budget, which totaled $2,016,679. That figure, she noted, was $56,158 higher than the 2018 budget.

Kirchner also presented a resolution that featured a series of promises not to spend. Those promises totaled $614,316.

Markle Town Council approves study to determine Internet needs

Survey-takers may soon be knocking on doors in the town of Markle, after the Markle Town Council approved a home feasibility study at its regular meeting Wednesday, Aug. 15.

The survey is aimed at determining the town’s Internet needs and whether installing fiber optic infrastructure is an option Internet service-providers want to pursue.

SWCD invites public to watershed meet

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District invites the public to attend an informative meeting about the development of a watershed management plan for the Upper Wabash River Watershed.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cottage Event Center, 9524 U.S.-24, Roanoke.

The meeting will provide an overview of the project and information on conservation practices, water quality and biology in the Upper Wabash River Watershed. Time for questions and input on the project will be given during the meeting.

Huntington to start hydrant flushing on Aug. 26

The Huntington Water Department will begin flushing hydrants Sunday, Aug. 26, around 11 p.m. and continue until the system is completed.

There may be a temporary drop in water pressure during this time. Water may appear rusty or cloudy. This water is not harmful and will generally clear up in a few hours.

Local SWCD to host watershed mgt. plan meet

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting a steering committee meeting for the Upper Wabash River Watershed Management Plan project on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Huntington County SWCD Office, 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

The meeting objectives include:

• Progress report and planning related to the development of the Watershed Management Plan.

• Outreach planning.

• Entertain questions and concerns from the committee and other stakeholders present.

New business manager makes serious points in first meeting

Right out of the gate, newly-hired Assistant Superintendent for Business and Classified Staff Scott Bumgardner presented the district’s state of its debt service to the Huntington County Community School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees at its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 13, and some of the news was not good.

Andrews TC discusses OCRA app obstacle

The Andrews Town Council discussed an obstacle that has delayed the town’s application for a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs during its meeting on Monday, Aug. 13.

The board recently learned that the town must establish options to purchase rights of way before it can apply for an OCRA community development block grant, which it would use to build a stormwater system on McKeever Street between Main Street and Leedy Lane.

HCCSC board to have exec session to discuss employee evaluaton

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. in executive session at Salamonie Elementary and in a regular meeting on Aug. 13, following at 7 p.m. 

The purpose of the executive session is to discuss a job performance evaluation of individual employees. This subdivision does not apply to a discussion of the salary, compensation or benefits of employees during a budget process. The session will also include training board members with an outside consultant about the performance of the role of the members as public officials.

HCCSC hires new bus. manager Monday

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Scott Bumgardner

Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees voted to hire Scott Bumgardner as business manager during a special session held Monday, Aug. 6.

Bumgardner holds a principal’s license and a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. He comes to Huntington with experience as a business manager/treasurer, principal, assistant principal, teacher and coach.

Local SWCD to hold monthly meet Aug. 21

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the district office located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

Prior to the monthly meeting, the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Natural Resource Conservation Service will hold its yearly local work group meeting at 7 p.m. at the district office to review resource concerns and complete the ranking form for the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) for Huntington County.