Government & School Board

Roanoke Library board meets early

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the Roanoke Public Library’s Board of Trustees will meet one week earlier for its regular board meeting, on the third Monday of May – May 21, at 7 p.m. – instead of the normally scheduled fourth Monday.

School board hears about changes since audit

The Huntington County Community School Board of School Trustees heard a review of what kinds of changes have happened in the district since an audit was conducted and presented last year by researchers Mike Pettibone and Dr. Steve Yager.

During business brought before the board at their regular meeting on Monday, April 23, Harris presented a review of the “challenges” presented to the district as a result of that audit and where the district stands on what it needs to do better.

Set exec session for the Common Council

The Common Council of the City of Huntington will meet in executive session on Tuesday, May 8, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room, Third Floor, City Building, 300 Cherry St., Huntington.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss strategy with respect to initiation of litigation or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing.

GOP to caucus to fill Davenriner’s council seat

The Huntington County Republican Party will hold a caucus to fill the Fourth District Huntington County Council seat left vacant after the recent death of Councilman Don Davenriner. This position will complete Davenriner’s term, which concludes at the end of this year.

The caucus will be held Thursday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntington Township Fire Station, 939 N. Broadway St., Huntington.

Markle Town Council to hold special meet

The Markle Town Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Markle Town Hall, 197 E. Morse St.

The purpose of the meeting is to approve Wayne Metals, LLC tax abatements and any other matters properly brought before the council.

4 trying for 3 spots for Warren Twp. board

Four candidates are hoping to land one of three spots on the Warren Township Advisory Board in the Republican primary election on Tuesday, May 8.

They are incumbents Angie Landrum, Lee J. Schmalzried and Jack G. Sell, and challenger Carl Zinsmeister.

The candidates were each asked the questions, “Why are you seeking or seeking to retain this office? If you are elected, what do you hope to accomplish?”

Lee J. Schmalzried
Schmalzried, 56, resides at 8393N-900W, Huntington. He is the owner of Schmalzried Builders.

School board gets first look at Roanoke design

Members of the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees got a first glimpse of preliminary drawings of the new Roanoke Elementary School during the board’s regular meeting Monday, April 23.

Lead architect Adam Weesner of Barton Coe Vilamaa presented the plans, explaining he has been meeting with the school board design committee and HCCSC staff to ascertain the design of the two-story school building that meets the district’s needs.

Andrews Town Council establishes stormwater fees

The members of the Andrews Town Council, in their capacity as the stormwater management board, passed a resolution establishing stormwater fees for the town during the board’s meeting, which followed the council meeting on Monday, April 23.

The fee for residential properties will be $3 a month. Commercial and municipal properties will be charged $6 a month while industrial and school properties will be assessed $15 a month.

The fees will appear on customers’ utility bills. The fees will go into effect on May 1 and the June billing cycle will be the first to reflect them.

Five Republicans in hunt for three openings for Huntington Township Board in May 8 primary

(From left) Tim Guy, Tammy Kline and Dane Owens.

Five Republicans hope they are elected to one of three spots on the Huntington Township Board, when the May 8 primary rolls around.

They are incumbents John L. Baker, Tammy Kline and Dane P. Owens and newcomers Tim Guy and John Paff.

The candidates were each asked the questions, “Why are you seeking or seeking to retain, this office? If you are elected, what do you hope to accomplish?”

John L. Baker
Baker, 78, resides at 3029W-600N, Huntington. He is employed as a safety guard at CFI.

Markle council discusses downtown residences

A discussion about whether to allow residences to be established on the first floor of downtown buildings was not on the agenda of the Markle Town Council’s regular meeting Wednesday, April 18, but it was cause for much discussion nevertheless.

Jacob Ainsworth, who owns two buildings on Morse Street in Markle’s downtown district, contacted the town about whether he could put a residential dwelling on the first floor of the buildings, after reading that the Huntington County Plan Commission allowed residences on the street level.

Daveriner to remain on primary ballot for council despite death

Don Davenriner will remain on the ballot in the primary election, despite recently passing away.

Davenriner, a Republican candidate for the Huntington County Council’s Fourth District seat, died April 13. The 84-year-old was running to retain his seat, which he had held for 12 years.

Voters will still see Davenriner on their ballots because the candidate field became permanent once the period to withdraw passed in February, noted Pam Fowler, Huntington County voter registration and election deputy.

Next SWCD meeting is announced

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the district office, located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

The meeting is open to the public.    

Three candidates vying for auditor spot on Republican primary ballot

(From left) Cheryl Baldridge, Jill Landrum and Don Schoeff.

Three candidates are running for Huntington County Auditor on the Republican ballot in the upcoming May 8 primary election, Cheryl Baldridge, Jill Landrum and Donald D. Schoeff Sr.

The candidates were each asked the questions, “Why are you seeking, or seeking to retain, this office? If you are elected what do you hope to accomplish?”

Cheryl Baldridge
Baldridge, 53, resides at 4611E-610N, Roanoke. She is employed as a Huntington County deputy auditor and real estate broker with Century 21 Bradley.

Carroll and Knowles square off in GOP battle for Huntington Township trustee position

EJ Carroll (left) and Carl Knowles.

Two Republicans, Everett “EJ” Carroll and Carl Knowles, will be on the ballot in the May 8 primary, seeking the Huntington Township trustee seat that will be vacated by Tim Guy.

The candidates were each asked the question, “Why are you seeking, or seeking to retain, this office? If you are elected, what do you hope to accomplish?”

Exec session for common council set

The Huntington Common Council will meet in an executive session on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, third floor, City Building, 300 Cherry St., Huntington.