LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Expanding again

Joyce/Dayton Corporation held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the start of a nearly $9 million project that will mark the 11th expansion of its manufacturing facility.

Asking for exemption

Jay County Council and Jay County Commissioner Chad Aker learned more Wednesday about Mainstream Fiber Networks’ proposal to establish an infrastructure development zone along with its 395-mile broadband internet project in Jay County.

Change requested

Jay County Council heard Wednesday from Leeward Renewable Energy, the business proposing to build Rose Gold Solar in Jay County. The company will return next month with a formal request to amend its economic development agreement with the county in respect to its construction and commercial operation start dates.

County receives grant for paving

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation announced Wednesday morning that Jay County was awarded a $1.18 million Community Crossings grant for road work.

Commissioners request another meeting

Commissioners tabled a decision Monday on a contract with Jay County Development Corporation and asked to hold an executive session to discuss the service agreement with JCDC’s executive director and board president.

County jail is lacking in staff

Jay County Commissioners heard Monday from Sheriff Ray Newton, who talked about the need to hire and retain more officers at Jay County Jail.

TIF education

Wes Schemenaur, Portland’s city attorney, presented Portland Plan Commission with information on TIF districts and redevelopment commissions and its role in the process of approving Portland's Downtown Economic Development Plan.

Heating up

Portland Park Board on Tuesday agreed to accept a gift of a heater for Portland Water Park from a group led by Bev Arnold and Rob Weaver.

Two vying for nod in south district

Brian McGalliard and Duane Monroe will face off in the May primary for the Republican nomination for the south district Jay County Commissioner seat.

Stalled, sparred

Portland City Council held off on the second reading of a proposed recreational vehicle ordinance after hearing conflicting opinions from members of the public in attendance and verbally sparring with Mayor Jeff Westlake.

Water tower dilemma

FORT RECOVERY — The village is still figuring out what to do about its dilemma with water tower bids. Fort Recovery Village Council heard about a potential grant Monday that would aid in covering the cost difference.

Horn, Leonhard seek nod in north district

Mike Leonhard and Doug Horn will face off in the May primary for Republican nomination for commissioner in the north district.

Facade $ approved

Portland’s Facade Committee on Wednesday approved funding for The Venue of Portland and Portland Elks Lodge.

Vehicle purchase OK'd

During a special meeting Tuesday, Portland Board of Works approved the purchase of three new trucks for the police department. It also OK’d having them equipped as police vehicles, pending approval of funding for that purpose from Portland City Council.

House destroyed by fire removed

Dunkirk City Council on Monday approved paying $4,000 to Kesler Excavation for its work to remove the house that burned March 12 on the south side of the city.
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