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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
  • FR to seek $ for road work
    FORT RECOVERY — The village could receive a $500,000 grant for road work in 2019.
  • Council OKs bonds, grant application
    One city project will be funded via bonds. Local officials hope to get a grant for another.
  • State offers grants
    Hoosiers will have the opportunity to learn new skills through the state’s new Workforce Ready Grant.
  • Raises are still undecided
    Will Jay County employees get raises? If so, how large will they be? Those questions remain unanswered.
  • Firm hired to design improvements
    An engineering firm has been hired to design improvements to help alleviate flooding in the area surrounding Jay County Courthouse.
  • Water flow is key issue
    The keys to helping reduce flooding in Portland: detaining, diverting and improving the ways in which water is carried to the Salamonie River.
  • Dunkirk approves promotion
    Dunkirk City Council shifted a city water department employee from part-time to full-time at its meeting Monday night.
  • Dunkirk City Court is closed
    A law passed in 2015 and a shortage of lawyers in Dunkirk led to the abolishment of Dunkirk City Court.
  • Council approves payment for upgrades
    With a bill finally in hand, Jay County Council agreed Wednesday to pay for work on emergency management radios.
  • Council punts on pay raises
    Portland City Council punted on a decision to raise city workers’ wages at Monday night’s meeting, with about a dozen city employees present.

  • City to wait on contracts
    Portland isn’t committing to a partnership with Indiana Department of Transportation to pave Blaine Pike until city officials get more details on a pair of projects and nail down funding sources for design and engineering.
  • Portland airport will host a fly-in
    Portland Municipal Airport will be hosting a fly-in the morning of Aug. 26 during the Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association Show.
  • Meeting on tax changes set for Tuesday
    Changes to agricultural tax rate assessment may have a major impact on Jay County.
  • Bids opened for wastewater work
    Portland Board of Works opened five bids were Thursday morning for the phase one improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
  • Abatement outlook
    Tax abatements regularly come before Portland City Council, are referred to an advisory committee and return for approval. Some pass easily. Others have been the subject of pointed questioning from council members.
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