Meeting: Huntingburg Common Council

The Huntingburg Common Council met Tuesday and:

• Passed an ordinance that allows the city to establish a limb and yard waste site as needed. The idea is to keep the location that has been used for years near the former street department site on First Street. The ordinance allows the Huntingburg Board of Public Works and Safety to set the rules governing the site, stipulates that the site is for residential usage only, and sets fines for violating the rules. The fines are $100 for an initial violation and $250 for a second violation. The violator could also be liable for the cost of labor, equipment and disposal charges.

• Set its meeting to review the city’s proposed 2020 budget for Wednesday, Aug. 14. The council will meet at 9 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. that day in the council room, on the second floor of City Hall, 508 E. Fourth St.

• Approved giving a $25,000 economic development grant to Huntingburg Partners for Crossroads Behavioral Health, a health facility that is located in the former St. Joseph’s Hospital building at 1900 Medical Arts Drive. This is the second half of the $50,000 grant the council agreed to contribute to the project once the facility was certified and in operation. Crossroads was certified and opened to patients in May.

• Heard that the State of the City address will be at given at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at Old Town Hall, 309 N. Geiger St. Doors will open for the event at 8 a.m.

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