August 7th, 2014
This is the proposed agenda for the Marshall County Council meeting to be held on August 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Marshall County building.
Marshall County Council
August 11, 2014
9:00 am Public Input
9:00 am Judge Dean Colvin, Superior 2
Waiver of probationary period
9:10 am Employee replacement requests
Sheriff Tom Chamberlin
Mary Jane Walsworth, Probation Department
9:20 am Laura Mann
9:30 am Additional Appropriations
Cum Bridge â€“ 7th Road Construction - $252,000
WIC â€“ Office Supplies - $2,015; Phone -$50
PLYMOUTH â€” The play structure damaged by tornadoes July 1 will either be replaced or repaired, superintendent Mike Hite told the Park Board Monday.
The structure was just one of the items on the storm damage report that Hite shared with the board. A number of trees were also felled by the storm. Staff from both the park department and recreation department lent a hand to clean things up.
PLYMOUTH â€” A press release from City Attorney Sean Surrisi on behalf of Plymouth Tennis Club Project committee Chair, Sarah Smith announced the new tennis facility in Centennial Park would be put on hold.
"This pause will allow the organizations to better address the remaining questions before moving forward."
Read the press release below.
Aug. 3, 2014
BREMEN â€” Joan Wiley, 88, of Bremen died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.
Arrangements are pending with Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen.
Aug. 5, 2014
ROCHESTER â€” Steve Schoen, 52, of Rochester died at home on Aug. 5, 2014. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
Union North School Board Corporation has had a hiccup in their ability to serve their students better. After the July 1 electrical storm that ran through the northern Indiana area, the school discovered that five of their servers had been damaged in the storm. The corporation has spent $140,000 to replace the five servers and $1,300 for the Apple computer that updates student iPads.
"It's going to be a slow and bumpy process, but our tech group has done an outstanding job to ensure what we do have," Superintendent Mitchell Mawhorter explained.
VIDEO: ND football practice with Nick Martin and Christian Lombard
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” A half-dozen automatic renewals were approved at the monthly meeting of the county's alcohol beverages commission meeting.
One additional application is pending the outcome of a violation in which alcohol was sold on Christmas. The business representative said the equipment failed to lock out the purchase as it was supposed to do, allowing the clerk to proceed with the transaction.
PLYMOUTH â€” In response to complaints about odors from a Michigan Street sewer, the City will set up an odor control station after the Board of Zoning Appeal approved the request Tuesday evening.
Also approved were various sign requests, including 14 at the Applebee's restaurant. These include new awnings which feature the restaurant chain's new branding.
A complete report on the zoning variances granted is in today's Pilot News.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School graduate John Stillson's essay in a scholarship contest sponsored by Ounce of Prevention, stirred the emotions. So much so, that the local breast cancer awareness organization decided to recognize him in a special and heart-felt way.
WALKERTON â€” The John Glenn School board approved changes to the high school student's handbook yesterday, including adding a policy statement regarding electronic cigarettes and video-taping of students.
These were some of the changes that school officials say is necessary to stay current with technology while protecting concerns such as student privacy.
In other action the board approved the purchase of $90,000 worth of chromebooks; heard an update on the tennis court project on campus; and were given an overview of the proposed $16 million budget for next year.