Town council hopes to save costs of income survey
Monterey residents will soon be receiving an income survey in the mail as the town has decided to try to save money.

During a regular meeting on Oct. 8, the council decided to conduct an income survey that will be used for a grant application.

An old income survey used the 2010 census and was recently used when the town applied for an Office of Community and Rural Affairs grant in hopes of upgrading the sewer system and treatment plant.

Town officials were recently notified that the grant application was not approved. Council members are now planning to apply again but the project will be competing with a variety of projects, not just wastewater projects.

Clerk-treasurer Linda McCune said she was notified that a new income survey must be completed because of Click to continue reading…

Options for lagoons discussed at Francesville council meeting
Hearing different options in regards to the sewer lagoons meeting state standards gave Francesville Town Council Members a better idea of how much the project will cost.

During a regular meeting on Oct. 6, town council members heard ideas of how much a project would cost to install a disinfection system of the lagoons that includes a building, liquid chemicals and accessories. The cost of the building was estimated to cost about $21,500. Town officials think it can be done at a cheaper rate.

Depending on where the building is placed and how many drums of chemicals will be needed can also dictate Click to continue reading…

Winamac’s electric line rebuild could begin next year
In September, Winamac council members awarded the bids and approved an ordinance regarding an electric rate increase in preparation for an electric line rebuilding project.

The project is estimated to cost about $600,000 and will last about four years. Winamac town manager Jim Conner said the rebuilding project includes installing new poles and running new wire on the southwest part of the system. The current transformers will stay unless Click to continue reading…

Taxpayers: Second installment property tax due
Just a reminder that the November (second installment) property tax due date is approaching.

This year the due date will be on Nov. 10.

For taxpayer convenience, property taxes can be paid at any of the following locations: Click to continue reading…

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