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Warren TC talks Invoice Cloud

During the regular Warren Town Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 9, Clerk-Treasurer Marilyn Morrison presented more information regarding using Invoice Cloud to pay utility bills online.

In previous meetings, the council had not reached a consensus on the town using Invoice Cloud. Morrison spoke with the Invoice Cloud representative again to negotiate lowering prices of payment methods and presented the new list to the council.

Video updates shared by Hgtn. Health Officer

At the end of July, Dr. Matt Pflieger, health officer for the Huntington County Board of Health, created and shared a short series of videos answering some frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics varied from how quickly the vaccines against COVID-19 were made to side affects of the vaccine to how the Delta variant of COVID-19 is currently spreading.

Warren TC receives several updates in July 26 meeting

Project Manager Ben Adams, of Commonwealth Engineers, Inc., attended the regular Warren Town Council meeting on Monday, July 26, to update the council on several projects.

Adams first reported that the underground piping is currently being installed for the new tower at Tower Park. The new tower is scheduled to be erected by the end of September. Rehabilitation of the 11th Street Tower is scheduled to start on Monday, Aug. 23.

Hartburg discusses Roanoke TC matters

At the Roanoke Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3, City Attorney Michael Hartburg presented a Main Extension Contract from Barnes & Thornburg LLP out of Indianapolis. The contract is required for Roanoke’s proposed subdivision Cardinal Creek.

Hartburg explained that the contract is to “negotiate and draft the utility extension agreement on behalf of the town” and that this agreement would be in compliance with House Enrollment Act 1131.

Health Department offers back-to-school vaccination clinic for children

The Huntington County Health Department will be hosting a back-to-school vaccination clinic on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This even will take place at the health department, 1330 S. Jefferson St., Huntington. Patients are to enter through door three.
To schedule an appointment, call the Health Department at 358-4831. While an appointment is not required, it is recommended.
The goal of the Saturday clinic is to remove barriers often experienced by parents and caretakers who cannot bring their school-aged children in during normal business hours.

Markle TC brings up trash issues in town

The matter of trash pickup was the main topic of discussion during the Wednesday, July 21, Markle Town Council meeting, sparking conversation on best practices for townspeople to consider when putting out their trash.

Mike Grant, Markle’s assistant town supervisor, reported that several townspeople had recently called in to the town hall to complain about being missed during trash pick up. Grant stated that “we have been diligently working to resolve this issue” and asked that folks “have some grace” with those who are taking phone calls for the town.

Andrews TC discusses court decision

Andrews Town Council members (from left) Laura Dillon, John Harshbarger and Roger Newsome addressed residents on Monday, July 26, regarding the town’s court case against Raytheon Technologies.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

After months of waiting, the Andrews Town Council has finally received word of the decision made by Adams Superior Court Judge Chad Kukelhan regarding the town’s lawsuit against Raytheon Technologies – and the results were not what the town had hoped for.

Council President John Harshbarger spoke to those present at the regular Monday, July 26, Town Council meeting, explaining a bit of the background of the case and the decision that Judge Kukelhan had reached.

HCCSC board adds an assistant principal position to corporation

The Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Josh Troyer (middle) as the assistant principal for Horace Mann and Lincoln elementary schools at the Monday, July 19, meeting. Featured are HCCSC Superintendent Chad Daugherty, Troyer and Lincoln Principal Jennifer Yarger.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) Board of Trustees approved the addition of an elementary assistant principal position at the Monday, July 19, meeting.

HCCSC Superintendent Chad Daugherty explained that this request comes after trying to “right size” each school building. After collecting information regarding each school’s programs and various other needs, Daugherty believes a new assistant principal role is necessary for Horace Mann Elementary School.

Warren talks utility disconnects

Warren Clerk-Treasurer Marilyn Morrison went over the utility disconnect procedures for the town of Warren during the Monday, July 12, Warren Town Council meeting.

Morrison began by stating that Warren’s ordinance on the subject says that disconnects should be carried out 15 days after the bill was due. Because of a previous town council’s decision, the town of Warren waits until it’s been 21 days instead.

Warren TC discusses a new housing addition and old biz

Warren Town Council met on Monday, June 28, to discuss the development of a housing addition and several matters of old business.

Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) Board of Trustees member Brian Warpup along with Kevan Biggs, of Ideal Builders, discussed the development of a housing addition in the area of Salamonie School with Biggs summarizing processes and the town and Board of Trustee’s part of those processes. More discussion will take place on a later date.