September 21, 2017 – Our Hometown News, Kevin Kelly
Governor Eric J. Holcomb and INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness recently announced that Avilla is receiving $679,987.50 in state-matching funds for road projects through the Next Level Roads Community Crossings Initiative. Last years’ funds were used to rebuild Main Street by replacing curbs, sidewalks and pavement and by installing new underground storm water pipes.
The Noble County Convention & Visitors Bureau Board position has been filled by Dave Pine, who volunteered to fill the position. He will fulfill the remainder of the current term (vacant since January) and the next three-year term to finish in 2020.
Avilla Police Department requested to purchase a new scanner/printer, as their current scanner is 12+ years old and judges no longer use faxes for search warrants. The Council approved the purchase, in the amount of $900.
A special meeting has been called for Monday, September 25th at 6:00 p.m., to introduce a new ordinance for industrial electric rates. All other rates will remain the same and will be specified as so in the upcoming ordinance. The industrial electric rates are being redefined due to an error in the previous calculations;
the load factor was not properly included in the calculation. A notice will go out 10 days before October 18th, which is the next Avilla Town Council meeting, so that the new ordinance can be introduced and voted upon.
Trick or Treat hours are October 31st, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.