Government & School Board

Markle dedication

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Markle Volunteer Fire Department dedicated its new rescue vehicle, Rescue 901, at a ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the fire station. Pictured are department members (front row from left) Lesa Asher, Rick Asher, Asst. Chief Eric Pike, Charles Douglass, Michael Grant and Jason Cocklin; and (back row from left) Scott Howell, David Brown, Rick Weikel, Gatlin Sunday, President and Chaplain Robert Gonser, Jeromy Bowman, Nate Schmalzried, Bob Rzasa and Chief Jon Gray.

Huntington County BZA reschedules Jan. 28 meeting due to lack of quorum

The Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals has postponed its meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The postponement is due to lack of a quorum.

The meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the GAR Room at the Huntington County Courthouse at 6:30 p.m. The courthouse is located at 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Safety at HNHS tops discussion list at HCCSC work session

Rob Young (left), vice president of business development for The Hagerman Group, speaks about how his construction firm would address the heating, ventilation and air conditioning needs at Huntington North High School during a special public work session of the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees on Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Huntington North Library. The meeting was convened to discuss the facility issues at Huntington North, which range from a leaking roof to decaying wastewater infrastructure.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The safety of Huntington County Community School Corporation’s high school students was the forefront topic at a public work session held Saturday, Jan. 18, at Huntington North High School.

Superintendent Chad Daugherty reiterated that the building is 50 years old, and the meeting, attended by school board members, was the first on what to do to address the needs following the failed referendum during the past municipal election. He solicited solutions and suggestions from the public in attendance.

Roanoke council approves fire protection contracts with two townships

The Roanoke Town Council approved fire protection contracts with Jackson and Union townships at its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The board signed off on a pact with Jackson Township for $21,550 and one with Union Township for $4,042.
In other business:

• If residents need a garbage cart, or need to replace a garbage cart that is worn out, they are advised to contact the clerk-treasurer’s office at 672-8116, which can make the proper arrangements with Republic Services, the town’s garbage collector.

Markle council, citizens discuss Ind.-116 truck traffic

To start off the new year, members of the Markle Town Council picked up some old business raised through the concerns of residents dealing with large truck traffic on Ind.-116.

The council – comprised of newly elected President Aaron McClary, Vice President Matthew Doss and new council member Nicolas Lund – heard from four people at the Wednesday, Jan. 15, meeting. All of them said the semi truck and large farm vehicle traffic is a huge nuisance, shaking their homes, making loud noise, causing drywall to crack and rattling windows.

Hgtn. to get money back from airport

A 2019 project at the Huntington Municipal Airport came in under budget, learned the Huntington Common Council at its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Huntington County Commissioners to hold 3 executive sessions Jan. 21

The Huntington County Commissioners will be holding three executive sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The sessions will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in the commissioners’ office, Room 103A, at the Huntington County Courthouse, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The commissioners will be receiving information about prospective employees, as well as conducting interviews.

Coffee with the commish

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County Commissioner Tom Wall (right) answers a question posed during a morning coffee session held Saturday, Jan. 11, at Ugalde’s Restaurant in Warren. The meeting was attended by several elected and non-elected officials along with constituents. Among those joining in the discussion are (from left) Jeff Caley (partially hidden), George DeWeese, Dr. Kevin Deakyne and Indiana state Sen. Travis Holdman.

School board to meet in executive session on Tuesday eve, Jan. 21

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in executive session on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at Salamonie School, 1063E-900S, Warren.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss initiation of litigation or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing; to receive information concerning the individual’s alleged misconduct; and to discuss, before a determination, the individual’s status as an employee, student or independent contractor.

Carroll takes over as Roanoke council president

The Roanoke Town Council named a new president and vice president at its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

The board named Councilman Ryan Carroll as president and Councilwoman Joan Abbott as vice president. Carroll and Abbott’s nominations passed unanimously.

Carroll proposed changing the time of council meetings from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. Council was receptive to the proposal and a motion to change the meeting time passed unanimously. Meetings will continue to be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Roanoke Town Hall, 141 W. Third St.

Andrews council gets MHP clean-up efforts

The Andrews Town Council received an update on clean-up efforts at Antioch Mobile Home Park at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 13.

Airport to pay city back unused loan money for fuel farm

A 2019 project at the Huntington Municipal Airport came in under budget, learned the Huntington Common Council at its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

School board talks replacing student devices

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees opened its first meeting of 2020 on Monday, Jan. 13, by organizing board offices and committee appointments.

The officers will remain the same as 2019: Mathew Roth will serve as president, with Brian Warpup as vice president and Gary McClellan as secretary. Edette Eckert will remain as treasurer.

Election season begins anew

Photo by Steve Clark.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, was the first day individuals could file a declaration of candidacy for a primary nomination through a major political party. Among the first candidates to file at the Huntington County Courthouse were Republicans Tom Wall (left), for Huntington County Commissioners, District 3; and Rod Jackson (right), for Huntington County coroner. Terry Stoffel (middle) announced his intention to file and seek the Republican nomination for the District 2 position with the Huntington County Commissioners.

School board to hold organizational meet

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in an organizational meeting tonight, Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. at Salamonie School, 1063E-900S, Warren. The HCCSC Board of Trustees’ Board of Finance will also meet on this same date at 7:15 pm at Salamonie School.

The agenda and attachments are now available by visiting the HCCSC web site at then clicking on “Current School Board Meeting Agenda,” then clicking on the date of the meeting and then clicking on “view agenda.”