Government & School Board

Common council cancels meet for lack of agenda

The Huntington Common Council has canceled its meeting for May 12 due to lack of an agenda.

The council will conduct a special meeting on Tuesday, May 26, with the time changed to 7 p.m. to receive information, consider and perhaps act on matters brought before the council.

In accordance with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-09 dated May 1, extending portions of his previous executive orders, no council member will attend in person but will instead attend remotely.


HCCOA sets board meet

The Huntington County Council on Aging board meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 26, at 8 a.m. at Central Christian Church in the Trail Blazers Room.

The church is located at 500 MacGahan St. The public is welcome to attend.

City’s Redevelopment Commission invites questions, public at its remote meeting set for May 15

The Redevelopment Commission of the City of Huntington will conduct its regular meeting on Friday, May 15, at 10 a.m. to receive information, consider and perhaps act on matters brought before the commission.

No Commission members will attend in person but will instead attend remotely.

The public is invited to attend by remote access.

The city will use Webex for remote meetings.

Dial 408-418-9388, enter access code 290 918 796, and password COHRDC (264732 on phone keypad), up to 15 minutes prior to the meeting start time.

Huntington County Sheriff’s Dept. re-opens for public lobby visitation

The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department office has re-opened to the public.

Lobby visitations with Huntington County Jail inmates have resumed. Individuals may still visit with inmates from home via video, for a fee, by visiting

Funds may be placed on an inmates’ commissary account at www.jail

County health department provides re-opening suggestions to churches

The Huntington County Health Department has provided suggestions to area churches, following the opening of churches by Gov. Eric Holcomb starting Friday, May 8.

Churches will not be subject to the 25-person social gathering limitation.

Huntington County Health Officer Dr. Thomas Ringenberg offers the following protective measures:

All individuals
Stay home if someone has symptoms of illness, cough, difficulty breathing, fever or have had exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

City of Huntington to wait until June 14 to issue garage sale permits

The City of Huntington will not be issuing garage sale permits until June 14.

That date coincides with the tentative start date for the fourth stage of the state’s plan to loosen restrictions imposed by the state’s stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, call the Huntington City Building at 356-1400.

City gets $250K through response program

The City of Huntington has been awarded $250,000 through the COVID-19 Response Program.

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced the award on April 30. In all, 49 rural communities received a total of $8.8 million in federal grant funding through the program.

Huntington’s award will fund the city’s existing revolving loan fund framework in order to quickly deploy critical financial resources to small businesses for operations and remote-work capabilities.

City not distributing stickers for large items for disposal right now

Due to a temporary change, the city is not distributing orange stickers at this time for disposal of large, unwanted items.

However the city continues to offer the program itself, and crews still will pick up couches, mattresses, furniture and similar objects.

To have large items added to a list designated for pickup, call City Services at 356-4720 or the clerk-treasurer’s office at 356-1400 ext. 2019.

A fee is charged per item. After calling the city and making payment, set the items outside as directed before the arranged pick-up time.

School board praises many for remote learning

During the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees meeting on Monday, April 28, teachers and administrators were praised for their work with remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

“We have a lot of administrators that were going to houses giving packets, picking up information,” said Superintendent Chad Daugherty.

Huntington County SWCD to hold meet via conference call on April 28

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a brief meeting via conference call to conduct essential business on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m.  

The dial-in option is: 978-990-5025; passcode is 46064627.  

The meeting is open to the public.

Local emergency planning committee to meet April 29 in Internet meeting

The Huntington County Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold its April meeting via the internet on Wednesday, April 29, at 8:30 a.m.

The link to join will be or by phone at 877-309-2073; access code 548354013#.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

The Huntington County Emergency Plan for Hazardous Materials Incidents may be reviewed during regular business hours at the office of Emergency Management, 332 E. State St., Huntington.

Leonard notes mental health resources available

State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) said many helpful mental health resources are available to Hoosiers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Many people are feeling uneasy and stressed right now, and that's understandable,” said Leonard. “Those already struggling with a mental illness are having a hard time navigating these unprecedented circumstances, and there are resources available to help.”

Roanoke Public Library board to meet Tuesday via Zoom platform

The Roanoke Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at its regular meeting date and time of Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m., but the meeting will use the Zoom meeting platform.

The meeting, which is open to the public, is accessible through The meeting ID is 290-458-2188.

A password is required to enter the meeting, which is L1bR@r7.

For more information about the meeting , contact Library Director Celia Bandelier at

Policy changes coming for primary election

The Indiana Election Commission has issued an order implementing policy changes for the primary election on June 2.

The commission’s order came in the wake of recommendations from Governor Eric Holcomb, Secretary of State Connie Lawson and the leadership of the state’s major political parties.

The order includes the following changes, which will apply to the June 2 primary only:

• Limited early in-person voting will be available for one week, from May 26 to June 1.

Board of Works approves sidewalk funding level

The Board of Public Works and Safety met Monday, April 20, and approved annual funding levels for the Sidewalk Replacement Program. This city program pays up to 50 percent of the cost residents incur to replace sidewalks on their properties.

The Board of Works resolution sets the maximum amount the city can pay per square foot. It also stipulates the city’s share cannot exceed half the total cost.

To qualify, property owners must first obtain a quote from a contractor, submit an application to the city and await written approval before work begins.