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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
  • Army Corps involvment discussed
    County commissioners remain skeptical about getting involved with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers when it comes to addressing Portland’s problems with flooding along the Salamonie River.
  • District considers spending for 2018
    Jay County Solid Waste Management District’s budget is projected to increase by 7.6 percent in 2018, with the bulk of that bump planned to go for the purchase of a new truck.
  • Village council looks at budget
    FORT RECOVERY — Fort Recovery Village Council reviewed its budget for 2018 Monday, the first of three readings before it is submitted to the county.
  • Dunkirk applying for grant money
    DUNKIRK — The city will seek grant funding to help with local paving projects.
  • County to seek grant $
    Two projects targeting Community Crossings dollars from the Indiana Department of Transportation won backing Monday from Jay County Commissioners.
  • Steering continues
    This is not just a decision for today, tomorrow or even a year from now. It’s something that will effect Jay County for generations.
  • Redkey to get Dollar General
    REDKEY — Work to break ground on a new Dollar General store will start in August.
  • Democrats fined $100
    The Jay County Democratic Party will be fined $100 for its delinquency in filing required campaign finance forms at the county clerk’s office.
  • Council holds off on hikes
    Sewer rates won’t change for the time being after no decision was made on proposed hikes. 
  • JEMS budget is key
    Bottom line, something is going to need to be done with the Jay Emergency Medical Service budget.
  • Dunkirk strikes deal
    DUNKIRK —- A deal was struck Monday night to fund the development of two new restaurants in the city’s downtown
  • County wants flood meeting
    Portland Mayor Randy Geesaman would like the county to pick up part of the tab for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood risk management feasibility study
  • Jay Democrats could be fined
    The Jay County Democratic Party faces possible fines after failing to file 30 state-mandated campaign finance forms since 2005. But before 2015, campaign finance rules weren’t strictly enforced by the Jay County election board and county clerk’s office.
  • Board considers new projects
    After a state runway inspection found no major problems at Portland Municipal Airport, money may be freed up to pursue other projects at the facility this summer.
  • Increase delayed
    Portland residents won’t see a sewer rate increase July 1. But a hike could still be coming later this year.
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