Government & School Board

Roanoke council votes to fund sidewalk construction in Roanoke Village

The Roanoke Town Council voted to fund the construction of a sidewalk in the Roanoke Village subdivision during its meeting on Tuesday, March 5.

The sidewalk will be constructed on the south side of Hillside Avenue and run from Lowry Way to South Main Street.

Council granted Superintendent of Operations Phil Hibbert permission to spend up to $30,000 on the project, with $15,000 coming from the town’s street fund and $15,000 coming from CEDIT.

Exec session for commish

The Huntington County Commissioners will be in an executive session today, Monday, March 4, at 11 a.m. at the Huntington County Courthouse, 201 N. Jefferson St., Room 103A.

The commissioners will meet with respect to discussing job performance evaluation of individual employees.

Zay bill to cut nursing shortage passes senate

A bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would help address the nursing shortage in Indiana passed the Senate by a vote of 48 to 1.

Senate Bill 436 would make it easier for out of state nurses to come to Indiana by allowing Indiana to participate in a multistate nurse licensure compact.

Under the bill, Indiana would be able to accept nurses from other compact states if they meet the following requirements:

• Graduated or is eligible to graduate from a nurse education program that is approved by a state licensing board;

Banks to host academy day

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) has announced he will host a U.S. Service Academy Day for students and parents or guardians interested in attending one of America’s service academies.

The event takes place Saturday, April 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Air National Guard Base, 3005 Ferguson Rd., Fort Wayne.

Interested students can meet representatives from each of the five U.S. service academies as well as cadets, midshipmen and Banks to learn about the academies and admissions process.

Perk grown into financial headache for school corp. to be discontinued

A perk offered to teachers that has grown into a financial headache for the Huntington County Community School Corporation will no longer be available after the end of this year.

Members of the board of school trustees heard about the dilemma, known as “classroom credit,” at its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 25.

Set government meetings for next two weeks

Government meetings for the weeks of March 4 through 15 are:

Wednesday, March 6
6:30 p.m. - Markle Board of Zoning Appeals, Markle Town Hall.

Monday, March 11
5 p.m. - Warren Town Council, Assembly Hall.
6 p.m. - Andrews Town Council, Andrews Municipal Building.
7 p.m. - Roanoke Board of Zoning Appeals, Roanoke Town Court Building.

Tueday, March 12
5:30 p.m. - Andrews Board of Zoning Appeals, Andrews Town Hall.
7 p.m. - Huntington Common Council, City Building, Second Floor.

Andrews council withholds some payment for unfinished wastewater treatment plant

The Andrews Town Council voted to pay a retainage fee to the construction firm that erected the town’s new wastewater treatment plant at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 25.

Town of Markle gets three parcels of land from county commissioners

The Town of Markle is now the owner of three properties, after members of the Markle Town Council voted to adopt Resolution 2019-2 to accept assignment of the county’s tax liens against the properties during the council’s regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Executive session to follow school board meet

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at Salamonie Elementary School, in Warren, followed by an executive session at 7:30 p.m.

The agendas and attachments are now available in BoardDocs by visiting the HCCSC website, www., then clicking on “Current School Board Meeting Agenda,” then clicking on the date of the meeting and clicking on “View Agenda.”

The elementary school is located at 1063E-900S, Warren.

Roanoke Town Council to have exec meet March 5

The Roanoke Town Council will hold an executive session on Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. at the Roanoke Town Hall, 141 W. Third St.

The purpose of the session will be to discuss an employee status before making a determination.

Executive sessions are closed to the public.

Zay bill to address child services passes senate

A bipartisan bill authored by State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington), Senate Bill 365, that would address the Indiana Department of Child Services’ (DCS) skyrocketing caseloads and escalating costs to maintain the agency passed the Senate unanimously.

Redevelopment Authority board to meet Feb. 25

The board of directors of the City of Huntington Redevelopment Authority will hold a special meeting today, Monday, Feb. 25, beginning at 6:15 p.m. in Council Chambers, located on the Third Floor in the City Building at 300 Cherry St., Huntington.

Government meetings for next week

The following are the governmental meetings for the week of Feb. 25 to March 1.

Monday, Feb. 25
6 p.m. - Andrews Town Council, Andrews Municipal Building.
7 p.m. - Huntington County Council, GAR Room, Courthouse.

Tuesday, Feb. 26
6:45 a.m. - Huntington Common Council, City Building, Second Floor.
6:30 p.m. - Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals, GAR Room, Courthouse.

Roanoke council discusses sidewalk on Hillside

The Roanoke Town Council discussed constructing a sidewalk on Hillside Avenue at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Responding to an inquiry by resident Greg Morris on the topic, the board responded that the town had plans to build a sidewalk on the south side on Hillside Avenue, which is located in the Roanoke Village subdivision. The sidewalk will run from Lowry Way to South Main Street.

The cost of the work will be approximately $21,000 to $22,000, said Supervisor of Operations Phil Hibbert.

City department heads present annual reports to common council

City department heads presented annual reports to the Huntington Common Council during its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Chief Chad Hacker discussed a variety of accomplishments tied to the Huntington Police Department in 2018. Of those accomplishments, one of the most significant for Hacker was that groundwork was laid for the construction of a new police station this year.