MERRILLVILLE — The estimated cost to construct a new community center hasn’t been determined, but town officials have been discussing a potential bond issue to help fund the development.
Recent discussions have involved pursuing a tax increment financing district bond of $14.9 million.
Town Council President Richard Hardaway said Merrillville hasn’t finalized the amount of the potential bond because town leaders are waiting for a final cost estimate for the construction of the center that will be located on land Merrillville has acquired in the 6600 block of Broadway.
Northwest Allen County Schools continues to check off boxes as it works to place a $34 million referendum for a new elementary school and other improvements on the May ballot.
Community members are also stepping up to help with the referendum efforts.
The 7,500-student district wants to build an elementary school to accommodate growth. It has gained about 500 elementary students since 2009-10 and expects to add nearly 350 more by 2022-23, a recent demographic study found.
CLARK COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – A School District in Indiana is in the middle of a battle for signature against community members throughout Clark County.
Greater Clark County Schools wants $22 million for school improvements, but some oppose the property tax rate increase that would result from allowing Greater Clark to borrow the money.
Now, there is a new bill in the Indiana legislature that could completely change the way schools spend money – House Bill 1043.
Greenwood’s mayor unveiled plans Monday to invest $30 million into transforming the city’s sleepy downtown into an urban oasis.
New shops, restaurants, parks and apartments will bring a cool factor to the historic downtown corridor near Main Street and Madison Avenue, said Mayor Mark Myers, who released details during a 2 p.m. news conference at the Greenwood City Center.
If you aren’t saving money on your property taxes, you might want to take another look.
Indiana’s array of deductions, coupled with property tax caps, have trimmed tax bills and local governments’ revenues. Many communities need additional money to provide police, fire and ambulance services, county officials say.
INDIANAPOLIS — Representatives from every school corporation in Clark and Floyd counties testified Tuesday in favor of a state bill that would give them louder voices in economic development.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Even though he has said, “Everything is on the table,” when it comes to drawing up the city’s 2017 operating budget, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett indicated Wednesday that higher taxes and fees are not likely to be part of his proposed spending plan.