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September 14th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
â€śI think itâ€™s an appropriate range,â€ť said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
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
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
â€śThe 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.,â€ť said LaRue.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As of Tuesdayâ€™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.
â€śThatâ€™s really taken off right now,â€ť said Park Director Mark Green. â€śWeâ€™re getting a lot of feedback and thatâ€™s what weâ€™re after, to kind of get what people are thinking about that topic.â€ť
Plow Day cancelled
The annual Plow Day event in South Whitley has been cancelled this year. The committee has already planned that the 2013â€™s Plow Day will be on Friday at Roy and Mary Rubrakeâ€™s Farm in South Whitley. Be prepared for a wonderful day in the country.
A benefit for James M. Beck will be Friday and Saturday, at 6 p.m. at Four Dâ€™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 Beckâ€™s honor is for those 21 years old and older.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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-lawâ€™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 Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Scott Geist went to the Kessieâ€™s residence to see if he was still there.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.