The bill for removing asbestos from the Madison County government center is getting bigger. The cost for the work had been estimated at $2 million. But now that projection is at $3.5 million. That total doesn’t include the $420,000 cost to lease space so the work can be completed.
The Muncie Community School Board will hold a public hearing at 4 this afternoon. The state-appointed emergency manager is urging the board to refinance the district’s bond debt in an effort to reduce the annual cost of repaying the bonds. The meeting is at the Muncie Area Career Center.
Delaware County is hiring an Indianapolis law firm to look into financing options for building a jail. The State Jail Inspector says currently, the lockup, on the second floor of the Delaware County Justice Center, isn’t up to standards.
If all goes as planned, Anderson will welcome a new expansion into the city. Kleenco, headquartered in Alexandria, is expanding its Madison County operations into the former Weidner Chevrolet building on North Broadway. The county council is considering a 10-year tax abatement.
Yorktown is still in the negotiation phase with property owners in the area now targeted for the downtown reconstruction project. The project space includes a signature building, bridge to Morrow’s Meadow, greenspace and mixed use space of condos and retail.
No Parking. That’s the order from the Anderson City Council. An ordinance has been approved that prohibits parking and heavy trucks from stopping along 43rd and 45th streets from Scatterfield Road to Alhambra Drive. Neighborhood residents have complained about the trucks blocking their streets.
Noblesville is calling a technical foul on residents who have portable basketball goals on sidewalks and streets. The city is warning those residents to remove the goals so that trucks can plow snow when it arrives. The edict is in effect now through the end of next April.
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana is one of the charitable groups chosen as beneficiaries of the Gene B. Glick Company. It’s awarded more than $300,000 to 50 organizations across eight states that are working to end food insecurity.
A Toyota subsidiary has broken ground for a new plant in Westfield. Bastian Solutions makes advanced-manufacturing equipment for factories and distribution facilities. The company expects to hire 87 workers when the plant opens in about eight months.
Starting Monday, October 30th, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting public business at the Henry County Law Enforcement Division on South Main Street in New Castle. That location will provide services including tax warrant payments, gun permits, and incident & traffic accident reports.