?Air Board votes to use $5K in EDIT funds to pay for appraisals PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 November 2008 00:00
?    The Salem Municipal Airport Board of Aviation Commissioners (BOAC) met in regular session on Monday evening, October 27 with all members present.  The minutes of previous meetings were approved unanimously.
    The BOAC unanimously agreed to take $5,000 from its allocated $18,000 Economic Development Income Tax Fund to pay for Governmental Appraisal Services fees incurred in the process of acquiring property for the new airport facility.
    Board President, Bill Barnett, told the Board members that little was to report from project managers, R.W. Armstrong Engineers.  “Since the grant cycle for 2008 was missed, things are on hold until next year.” explained Barnett.
    Barnett gave a report on repair efforts to the security fence west of the runway that was damaged when a tree located on the golf course property blew down in the September 14 hurricane.
    In other business, the Board agreed to have Tim Peace put together guidelines in preparation to advertise for a new Flight Based Operator contract.
    When the meeting was opened up to public comment, a concern was raised about warning lights on a communications tower and a water tower being out as a result of the September storm damage.  According to Peace, responsibility for the maintenance and emergency power requirements of the lights are that of the owners of those structures.  However, it was agreed that discussion should take place with the owners of the structures to explore remedies to the problem.
    With no further business to conduct, the BOAC adjourned until its next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, November 24.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2008 08:14
?Eastern School Board gives recognition to EHS FFA and Principal Luedeman PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    The Eastern School Board signed a resolution recognizing the FFA for their performance in the Harrison County Invitational, Washington County Contest and District at the  meeting held on Tuesday, October 14.
    The board also signed a resolution recognizing Linda Luedeman for her selection as the Indiana Association of School Principals District Middle School Principal of the Year.
    All minutes and payroll were approved along with approval of final payment for Physical Activities Building to Shireman Construction, salary adjustments for non-certified employees, administrators and bus drivers, first reading of mon-certified employee handbook, professional leave for Terry Thixton and  medical leave for Penny Casper.
    Other approvals include:
    Melinda Newcomb, permanent substitute, Kim Hall, medical leave, Jill Marin, three hour cafeteria position, Christy Fischer for two position in cafeteria, Marie Edwards to six hours in cafeteria, Sherry Gore increased four hours in cafeteria, creating a two hour middle school custodial position with Christy Fischer to fill the custodial position.
    Extra Curricular staff approved were: Michael Martin, fifth grade girls basketball; Jason Temple for fifth grade boys basketball coach; and Mike Batt for ninth grade boys basketball coach.
    The resignation of Brenda Hayes and Kathy Morgan as cooks were approved.
    Christian Kemker gave a brief report on an Eagles Scout project to build a director’s tower at the band practice field.
    The second reading of transfer/student policy 5111 and policies 1200, 1214, 1231, 1411/1311/4211, 3231, 3430/4430, 6150, 6520, 8310, 8900 and 9800 were approved.
     A brief hearing on the 2009 budgets, plans, and levy along with the 2009 Bus Replacement was presented by Superintendent Amick, bus a motion to close the hearing was made and approved.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:59
?New Pekin Town Council look at options for annexation of two areas PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    The New Pekin Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday, October 21, with all members present.  The minutes of previous meetings, all payroll requests, all claims, and all requests for sewer adjustments were approved unanimously.
    The Council engaged in a general discussion of the process involved in annexing two areas adjacent to the current town boundaries.  The two areas in question are located directly north of the East Washington Schools campus and an area to the southeast of New Pekin in proximately to Voyles Road, Old Pekin Road, and Hurst Road.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 14:03
?Reminder: Voter’s requirements PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    The following is a reminder to voter’s of photo ID requirement at the polls, absentee voting deadlines and polling location in Washington County.
    As absentee ballots are arriving in the mailboxes across the county, Washington County Clerk, Rita Martin is reminding registered voters of absentee ballot voting deadlines and photo ID requirements.
    The clerk’s office will be open for absentee voting on Saturday, November 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are planning to vote absentee by mail, your application had to be filed in the clerk’s office by October 27.
    November 3 at noon is the deadline to vote absentee in the clerk’s office and to file an application to vote absentee before the traveling board.
    Voters are required to present photo ID before casting a ballot either at the polls on election day or before voting absentee in the clerks’ office.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 14:07
?Poaching spree comes to an end PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Indiana Conservation Officers have put an end to an illegal poaching spree that has so far extended to three counties, Washington,
Scott and Harrison.
    “This is disgusting, shooting a deer and letting it rot,” said Mac Spainhour, Indiana Conservation Officer.
    A complaint was received from the Turn In a Poacher (TIP) hotline (1-800-TIP-IDNR) and the investigation began and became larger
that first suspected.
    ICO have done several interviews and have confirmed at least 28 deer being killed since July with currently 12 people being involved,
ranging in ages from 14 to 20 years old  and as far away as Indianapolis, with more interviews being done.
    “I have talked to several landowners who heard shots but did not call. The public is our biggest key,” said Spainhour.
    According to Spainhour a few of the shootings did occur in residential areas, with one of the violators saying they were not aware people were living there
    “They saw a deer and they would shoot. It was just an adrenaline rush for them and if it wasn’t a big deer, they would leave it and let it rot. It is one of the worst cases of poaching ever. In some cases they would kill a buck and cut its head off and leave the body. In one case, one was mounted.” stated Spainhour
    The violators would allegedly start at sunset, drive the three counties spot lighting deer and shooting them with a .17 caliber rifle from their moving vehicles.
    The ICO have found dead deer in the fields and woods where one of the violators said they shot some of the deers.
    To date 28 deer carcases have been taken in along with the .17 caliber rifle.
    The investigation is continuing and will not stop until all violators are caught.
    ICO encourages the public to report any suspicious activity by calling the TIP line or your local sheriff’s department.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 14:29
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