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September 14th, 2012

SALARY RANGE ORDINANCE: Moved to second reading

September 14, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City advanced a proposed Salary Range Ordinance on first reading, moving it to second reading at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
According to the ordinance, Indiana Code requires the mayor to fix the compensation of each appointive officer, deputy and other employees of the city departments, excluding police officers and firefighters, prior to Nov. 1 for the subsequent budget year upon the approval of the council.
“I think it’s an appropriate range,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel.

CIP BUDGET: City council approves

September 14, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The 2013 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Budget was approved by the Columbia City Common Council at its meeting Tuesday.
The budget included money for communications, curb/sidewalk, the park and pool, street, unplanned projects and WCEDC.
For the park and pool, $90,000 was approved by the CIP committee for the Morsches Park bathroom facility.

TURKEY TROT

September 14, 2012

POLL RESULTS: Nearly half know a Distiguished Young Woman

September 14, 2012

The most recent www.thepostandmail.com Online Poll reveals that 48 percent of respondents personally know a current or former participant in Whitley County's Distinguished Young Women program (formerly known as Whitley County Junior Miss).
To participate in this week's poll about the future of Burnworth Memorial Pool in Columbia City, go to the home page at www.thepostandmail.com

September 13th

FIREWORKS: Additional dates fall on Fall Festival

September 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Board of Works established additional days for citizens to shoot off consumer grade fireworks at its meeting Tuesday.
According to Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue, fireworks can be set off Friday, Sept. 21, Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23 at specific times on those dates.
“The time frames would be that Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.,” said LaRue.

TEARIN' IT UP

September 13, 2012

POOL SURVEYS: Available at upcoming Fall Festival

September 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — As of Tuesday’s Columbia City Council meeting, Mayor Ryan Daniel said the city has received more than 70 surveys concerning Burnworth Memorial Pool. With feedback rolling in, the city plans to obtain even more opinions at the upcoming Fall Festival.
“That’s really taken off right now,” said Park Director Mark Green. “We’re getting a lot of feedback and that’s what we’re after, to kind of get what people are thinking about that topic.”

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

September 13, 2012

Plow Day cancelled
The annual Plow Day event in South Whitley has been cancelled this year. The committee has already planned that the 2013’s Plow Day will be on Friday at Roy and Mary Rubrake’s Farm in South Whitley. Be prepared for a wonderful day in the country.

Benefit dinner
A benefit for James M. Beck will be Friday and Saturday, at 6 p.m. at Four D’s Bar and Grill, 1820 W. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne.
James M. Beck. Beck passed away Aug. 11 in a drowning accident at Old Lake in Columbia City. The benefit, held in Beck’s honor is for those 21 years old and older.

September 12th

S. WHITLEY: Man pleads guilty to gun incident

September 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Phillip Kessie, a 37-year-old South Whitley resident, plead guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to a gun incident that occurred in May.
According to a police report, South Whitley Police Officer Rick Carroll was notified May 6 by dispatch that Kessie had been calling his wife at her sister-in-law’s residence, threatening to kill himself.
According to the report, Carroll waited near the area to see if Kessie would show up while Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Geist went to the Kessie’s residence to see if he was still there.

GOLF CARTS: City passes ordinance

September 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — An amendment to the golf cart ordinance was passed on second reading at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said the change will help the city better determine whether the operator of a golf cart has a city permit.
In order to distinguish whether citizens operating golf carts in the city have a city permit, the ordinance requires a placard or decal to be applied on the golf cart.

 

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