Government & School Board

Virtual meet for school board today

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in a virtual regular meeting tonight, Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m.

The public may view the meeting live via the following LiveStream link, https://livestream.com/hnhs/events/8955304.

Grace period to file property tax back to July 10

The Huntington County Treasurer’s Office has announced that the state has directed it to waive penalties for spring property tax bills paid after the due date on Monday, May 11.
This grace period runs through July 10. The waiver applies to property tax liabilities for both real and personal property.

The waiver does not apply to tax payments that have been escrowed by financial institutions on behalf of property taxpayers.

Registration deadline for primary is May 4

The deadline to register to vote in the primary election in June is approaching on Monday, May 4.

To vote, an individual must satisfy the following criteria:

• Be a United States citizen and Indiana resident.

• Be at least 18 years old on or before the general election.

• Not currently incarcerated after being convicted of a crime.

• Need to have lived in the precinct where intending to vote for at least 30 days prior to the election.

Kriegbaum family accepts HCCSC settlement on field

The family of John P. and Anna Kriegbaum has announced it will not appeal the Huntington Superior Court’s ruling to quiet the title to Kriegbaum Field in the name of the Huntington County Community School Corporation.

Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals to consider three applications at April 28 meet

The Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing to consider three applications on Tuesday, April 28, at the Huntington County Courthouse at 6:30 p.m.

The following applications will be considered:

• Brad Bodigon, 2539E-900N, Roanoke; requesting a special exception for a home occupation type II to allow motorcycle repair and service.

• Michael Burnau, 4843S-500W, Huntington; requesting a variance from development standards for a 25-foot variance from the 75-foot front yard setback requirement to allow construction of a porch.

Commissioners to meet in special session Monday

The Huntington County Commissioners will hold a special session on Monday, April 27, at 9:30 a.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse to award construction bids for the Huntington County Jail expansion project.

The public is invited to view the meeting via video conference. To watch the meeting, individuals should call 358-4822 and leave a message that contains their full name, phone number and email address. A message will then be sent to the provided email address with a link to view the meeting.

Markle TC opens bids on project

In its first remote video conference meeting on Wednesday, April 15, the Markle Town Council got to work on opening construction bids for the new Novae Parkway utilities extension project.

Out of two bids received, the council unanimously approved the lower one from API Construction Corp. for $412,777.50.

Architectural and engineering design services firm DLZ, which reviewed both submitted bids, also recommended the winning bid.

Town of Warren taking applications for its volunteer fire department

The Town of Warren is currently accepting applications for the Warren Volunteer Fire Department.  
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must live or work in the Town of Warren or Salamonie Township.  

No experience is necessary as the department will provide training at no cost to the candidate chosen.  

Those interested in applying are directed to email the Warren Volunteer Fire Department at warrenfd@
citznet.com.  

Somebody will get back with the applicant and set up a time to pick up an ap-plication.  

Hgtn. council approves Incipio abatement

By
STEVE CLARK
The Huntington Common Council approved a property tax abatement for Incipio Devices on Tuesday, April 14, in a meeting conducted via teleconference.

Board members, along with Mayor Richard Strick, Clerk-Treasurer Christi McElhaney and others, attended the meeting remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

School board to meet in virtual special session

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in a virtual Special Session Board Meeting today, Monday, April 20, at 7 pm. 

The agenda is now available in BoardDocs by visiting the HCCSC website at www.hccsc.k12.in. us then clicking on Current School Board Meeting Agenda, then clicking on the date of the meeting, and then clicking on “view agenda.” 

The meeting may also be accessed on LiveStream by clicking on the yellow rectangle with the video icon.

Huntington County property tax statements in mail on Monday

Huntington County Treasurer Paula Farley has announced that Huntington County property tax statements were mailed on April 13.

Property owners who do not receive a statement by the end of April should call the treasurer’s office at 358-4860. Failure to receive a statement does not relieve the taxpayer of the responsibility to pay the bill.

The taxes due for each property can also be accessed online at www.huntington.in.us by choosing GIS mapping and searching by name, address or parcel number.

Andrews council hears W. McKeever complaint

Andrews Clerk-Treasurer Laury Powell (left) and John Harshbarger, president of the Andrews Town Council, discuss town business during a council meeting on Monday, April 13, at the Andrews Municipal Building. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the council has reduced its schedule from two meetings a month to one, with social distancing observed. Meetings are held the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Andrews Town Council fielded a complaint about a property on West McKeever Street during its meeting on Monday, April 13.

Scott Wallace objected to actions taken by his neighbor, Tim Conrad, who owns 167 W. McKeever St. Wallace claimed that Conrad had been dumping gravel backfill on his property to abate flooding caused by Loon Creek. Wallace stated that the backfill on Conrad’s property had increased the flooding on his property and other adjacent properties. He submitted letters to council from the owners of those properties wherein they outlined those flooding issues.

Local SWCD celebrating 65th year of Stewardship Week April 26-May 3

In partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District is celebrating the 65th year of Stewardship Week, April 26 to May 3, focusing on the theme “Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?”

Leonard hosts Meyer

Jaden Meyer (left), of Roanoke, recently served as a page for Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) in the Indiana Statehouse during the 2020 legislative session. Through the page program, students toured offices of all branches of government in the statehouse, helped staff with daily responsibilities and joined Leonard to witness the legislative process in the House of Representatives Chamber. Meyer is a student at Homestead High School.

Several county entities earn Community Crossings Grants

Huntington County, Huntington and Andrews have received Community Crossings Matching Grants to help them fund road projects.

Grant totals are:

• Huntington County, $612,137.

• Huntington, $394,450.

• Andrews, $231,750.

To qualify for funding, local governments must provide local matching funds, 50 percent for larger communities or 25 percent for smaller communities, from a funding source approved for road and bridge construction. They must also submit an INDOT-approved asset management plan for maintaining existing roads and bridges.

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