Roanoke gets cash for street project

The Roanoke Town Council learned it will receive $40,000 from the Huntington County CEDIT fund during its Tuesday, Dec. 18 meeting.

Council President Troy Karshner, who made the announcement, said the funds will go toward the town's recently completed High Street project, which extended the street to connect Roanoke to a cluster of businesses that were previously only accessible via U.S.-24.

Roanoke has two open seats on the Board of Zoning Appeals and Karshner expressed hope that citizens would step forward to fill those seats. Requirements to serve on the board include being a Roanoke resident and not holding elected or appointed office in municipal, county or state government. The term for one seat lasts until the first Monday of 2014 and the term for the other seat lasts until the first Monday of 2015. The board meets only on an as-needed basis.

Any Roanoke resident interested in filling the seat on the council that will open up when Vice President Eric Sands' resignation becomes effective on Dec. 31 is still invited to send a letter of intent to Clerk/Treasurer JoAnne Kirchner at the town hall, 126 North Main St., PO Box 328, by 5 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2013. The replacement would serve out the remainder of Sands' term, which lasts until Dec. 31, 2014.

In other business, council unanimously approved year-end transfers among appropriations, and announced that a special meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 27, at 7 p.m. to discuss the town court.