Lt. Gov. Crouch, OCRA Announce 21 Communities to Receive $12.9 Million in Federal GrantsINDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 13, 2022) – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs today announced 21 rural Indiana communities will receive more than $12.9 million in federal grant funding to create and expand community facilities and improve water infrastructure.“Quality of life is important for rural areas in Indiana, and these grants will help several Indiana communities make needed improvements and upgrades,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, who is also Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “As communities across the country age, funding infrastructure projects is becoming more and more important, especially water and wastewater projects. I am pleased to see many Indiana communities focusing their efforts in these areas.”The State of Indiana distributes Community Development Block Grant funds to rural communities, which assists units of local government with various community projects such as infrastructure improvement, downtown revitalization, public facilities and … Continued
Do you know a student interested in pursuing a construction program, degree, or career? IUPUI has a Construction Management Advisory Board (IAB) and Triad’s very own Allen Galloway. M.P.A., is the chairman.The Construction Management IAB is actively involved in and can advise on student instruction, activities, competitions, and career placement. Feel free to reach out to Allen at Triad for more information.https://et.iupui.edu/departments/ent/programs/cmgt/iab/
“The Mayors Roundtable is a monthly opportunity for mayors to discuss challenges and opportunities with professional experts to find creative and engaging solutions.” This is what Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel says about the Northern Indiana Mayors Roundtable. Mayor Daniel hosted the latest roundtable in Columbia City last Friday, September 22nd.In attendance were Mayor Richard Hickman of Angola, Mayor Norm Yoder of Auburn, Mayor Jeremy Stutsman of Goshen, Mayor Patty Fisel of Ligonier, Mayor Phil Jenkins of Nappanee, Mayor Joe Kelsey of Woodburn, and more. There was a lively luncheon and drawing followed by a panel discussion about Indiana politics with Abdul-Hakim Shabazz of Indy Politics and Brian Howey of Howey Politics Indiana. Andy Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW moderated the discussion. Click here to listen to the panel discussion: http://indypolitics.org/political-prognostication/
On September 20th, INDOT announced the communities to be awarded funding for their 2017 Community Crossings grant applications. Congratulations to all the cities, towns, and counties that will benefit from these funds. Jonathan Moen, P.E., transportation engineer at Triad, submitted several grant applications. Seven Triad clients received funding, the Towns of Arcadia, Ingalls, Schneider, Shirley, Upland, Wolcottville, and the City of Ligonier.
The Amish community is a vital and important part of the history and the future of the City of Ligonier. This recently completed project would allow for the safe and convenient parking of any Amish horse and buggy. The completed parking facility includes a 96’ by 26’ concrete parking pad, asphalt drive improvements, water service and yard hydrants, special storm sewer inlet, landscaping, sign installation, and 110 lineal feet of Shadow Box fencing.
The Elkhart River Erosion Control Project was recently completed in Ligonier. The reconstruction of a collapsed retaining wall approximately 275 feet long was part of a Disaster Recovery project. The project included construction of a retaining wall/bank stabilization system along the Elkhart River, reconstruction of the ally, and installation of a guardrail system along the river bank.
Kendallville Mayor W. SuzAnne Handshoe and Wastewater Superintendent Mark Schultz recently hosted a ceremony for the City of Kendallville’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Improvements Project. Honored guests in attendance were Senator Susan Glick, Indiana District 13, Representative David Ober, Indiana District 82, Jim Dazey, City Council President/BOW President, Eric Walsh, Umbaugh & Associates, and Mick Jackson, James S. Jackson CO, LLC. Mayor Handshoe declared this the most important project in 35 years for Kendallville. The City has probably one of the last trickling filters in the state. All 3 trickling filters will be demolished as well as the Bio Tower. Triad engineers noted that the improved plant will allow for the treatment of future flows and loadings that new businesses and industry may bring to the City.
On February 14, 2017, Mayor Patty Fisel and City officials of Ligonier requested funding from the Northeast Indiana (NEI) Regional Partnership for Ligonier’s Strawberry Valley Cultural Trail project. Along with Triad Project Engineer, Jonathan Moen, P.E., the team shared the vision and intention of the City’s Strawberry Valley Cultural Trail in vivid color. The trail project will encompass a 5-mile loop that will meander through the City allowing users to take in the best of Ligonier: 4 City Parks, the Downtown District, the Elkhart Riverwalk, artwork, murals and bronze statues, and architecture of historical interest.Congratulations are in order now that it is official that the City of Ligonier will be receiving $248,920 in Regional Cities Initiative funding for the installation of the Strawberry Valley Cultural Trail. In Noble County’s Advance Leader article by Kelly Lynch on August 8, Mayor Patty is quoted as saying, “I think that it is great for the City of Ligonier. This is … Continued