MONDAY JUNE 11: 5 things to know and 5 upcoming events
Here are five things you might want to know for Monday, June 11, 2018:
DEMOLITION WORK SET TO BEGIN DOWNTOWN
Demolition of a former bank drive-thru in the 400 block of E. Market St. in Logansport is scheduled to begin today.
According to a news release, the Logansport Comprehensive Plan shows current parking lots in downtown Logansport as infill lots for future development. In February 2017, the City of Logansport purchased the downtown lot where the former Salin Bank drive-thru was located for $34,335, with the intent of moving forward with the comprehensive plan and creating parking so that if development opportunities arise on other privately-owned lots, the city would have a property with similar use available to swap.
Last year, the City of Logansport encumbered approximately $8,000 for demolition of the building which will take place between June 8 and 12. The Logansport Redevelopment Commission recently approved $34,000 in TIF funds for the paving of the lot, with help from the Logansport Street Department for pavement markings. The Redevelopment Commission also approved $12,480 for a landscaping wall to meet the downtown standards for a parking lot.
The project will provide approximately 41 parking spaces.
PUBLIC ENCOURAGED TO WEIGH IN ON BIKE/PEDESTRIAN PLAN
The Logansport Plan Commission will hold a public hearing during their regular monthly meeting tonight, to consider the adoption of the Bike and Pedestrian Plan to the Logansport Comprehensive Plan.
The plan was initiated by Logansport’s Complete Street Committee. City leaders will use the document to plan and prioritize future projects and coordinate regional connectors like the Panhandle Pathway and the Nickel Plate Trail. These infrastructure projects can range from new sidewalks, repairs to current sidewalks, bike lanes, trails and more.
The planning director will be available at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 11 in the City Council Chambers to meet with people who want to review the draft and add to the maps before the public hearing.
The Logansport Plan Commission meeting will begin at 4 p.m. Monday in the City Council Chambers on the third floor of the Logansport City Building, 601 E. Broadway. The public is encouraged to attend and express their views.
COUNCIL COMMITTEES TO MEET
Several Logansport City Council Committee meetings have been scheduled this month. The Finance Committee and Planning Economic Development Committee will hold a joint meeting to discuss tax abatement reports on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. on in the LMU Board Room on the 3rd floor of the Logansport City Building.
The Logansport City Council will be holding a special meeting on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to fulfill legal requirements on the tax abatements.
The Public Utility Committee meet Wednesday, June 20 at 6 p.m. to discuss LED lighting. Additional items may be added for discussion as needed.
PRE-CUT MELON RECALLED DUE TO SALMONELLA OUTBREAK
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is collaborating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on an investigation into a multi-state outbreak that has sickened 60 people in five states, including 11 Hoosiers.
The CDC has indicated that pre-cut melon supplied by Caito Foods of Indianapolis is a likely source of the outbreak. Caito Foods on Friday voluntarily recalled fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons that were produced at its Indianapolis facility.
Products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers and distributed to Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Walgreens, Whole Foods and other stores in Indiana, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio.
Consumers who purchased pre-cut melon from these stores should not eat the products and should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.
Individuals who have consumed pre-cut melon and are experiencing symptoms should contact a healthcare provider. Read more here.
CIVIC PLAYERS MUSICAL SET FOR JUNE 15, 16, 22 and 23
Civic Players of Logansport presents their June 2018 musical, “Into the Woods,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The story blends various familiar fairy tales with an original story of a childless Baker and his Wife, who catalyze the action of the story by attempting to reverse a curse on their family in order to have a child.
Performance dates are June 15, 16, 22 and 23, at McHale Performing Arts Center on the Logansport High School campus. All shows are at 7:30 pm, and all tickets are $15.
Tickets may be purchased online at seatyourself.biz/civicplayersoflogansport, or from the Animal Hospital of Logansport or Eclypse Tanning &Trends, as well as at the McHale box office.
For any questions please call Civic Players of Logansport at 574-516-2705
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🍿 6/12: Senior Day at the Movies
🐶 6/12: Kasey the Fire Dog at the Logansport Library
🏠 6/13: Real Estate Open House
🐾 6/16: Pioneer Days Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk
⛳6/20: Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament
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