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.
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. Frequently the jail runs over its maximum 200 inmate capacity. Coupled with understaffing there are concerns it could lead to an incident in the jail.
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 through Glick Philanthropies, a family of charitable entities, funds and initiatives focused on building community and creating opportunity.
Monday is the first training camp for the Innovation Connector of Muncie’s fourth annual BIG Idea Pitch competition for local entrepreneurs and innovators to “pitch” their business, business concepts, product or invention to a panel of judges from the business and investment community. There are many very creative and interesting concepts from people in our region, and this competition will showcase those ideas and offer what it takes to advance them. They’re hearing from Krystal Geyer, Assistant Director for Ball State University’s Entrpreneurship Center.
The bill for removing asbestos from the Madison County government office building is getting bigger.
The cost for the work had been estimated at $2 million. But county administrator Dan Dykes says that projection is now $3.5 million.
The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin reports that estimate includes the asbestos removal, new fireproofing, moving and storage for county offices, new ceiling tiles, paint and carpeting. That total doesn’t include the $420,000 cost to lease space to house county offices for seven months so the work can be completed. County council members are expected to vote Nov. 14 on a plan to borrow the $3.5 million and repay it with county income tax revenues.
The city of Muncie has filed its first argument against a local man’s lawsuit to stop the city’s plan to loan $4.5 million for a near downtown makers hub. The city argued in a recent court filing that Thomas Bracken’s lawsuit is premature and fails to adequately state its claims, among other criticisms.
The state’s Distressed Unit Appeal Board expects to pay $300,000 for the emergency manager it installed at Muncie Community Schools. Administrator Assistance, a West Central Indiana consulting firm of retired Hoosier school superintendents and financial officers, has been on the job at MCS since being named emergency manager in June.