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Congratulations to the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund & Council on receiving several grants in the 2010 grant cycle from the Marshall County Community Foundation! These grants are slated to further their efforts to preserve and protect Lake Maxinkuckee.
South Bend Tribune article here.
I have served as the Town of Culver representative to the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) for the past three years. This took the group through incorporation as a 501(c)6 corporation. Since that time I have been vice chairman of the corporation. My term expired at the end of December last year and I volunteered to be reappointed to the corporation board. I am pleased that the Culver Town Council chose to reappoint me at their meeting, February 10, 2010. (Pilot News Article here.) I have represented Culver to the best of my ability and believe I have served the Town well.
MCEDC has made great strides in the short time it has existed. We have established offices in Plymouth and hired an Executive Director, Administrative Staff and just recently a dedicated Grant Writer. We have a functioning website and have established ourselves as a regional leader with State and local officials as well as site locators throughout the nation. We are currently working to increase our regional position through cooperation and strategic partnerships with surrounding counties.
I sat through the testimony and public comment on the Maxinkuckee Village project Thursday and Friday last week and learned that I have a few more lurkers than I realized. My previous blog entry on Maxinkuckee Village was cited directly by one side and I understand the other side references it in some of their online discussions. For those of you dropping in to see what I said, I thought I would make it easy for you and link that previous entry here.
The Culver Town Council held a public hearing on the annexation of 80 acres on South Main Street on January 26, 2010. Part of this property is the parcel slated for the Culver Garden Court. There are three properties involved in this annexation. One property owner is protesting, but the Town Council has chosen to move ahead despite this. The Annexation passed on the second reading by a vote of 4 to 1. The article is currently online here and is available in two scans, Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
Despite the protest, this annexation should benefit all three property owners as well as the Town of Culver. The Town plans to extend water and sewer to this area in an effort to promote future development. There is a distinct dearth of developable land within Culver that has adequate water and sewer. The few parcels that do have the potential for development are currently held under ownership with no interest in development on their own or in selling parcels for development. Two of the parcel holders within this annexation have expressed an interest in development. Regardless of their intentions for their property, the third property owner will no doubt see and increase in their property value resulting from the potential achieved here.
Well it was a tough decision, but we’re dropping our Post Office Box. Easterday Construction has had P.O. Box 88 as long as I can remember and possibly since before I was born! We have some old letterhead that goes back to before any elaborate addresses were even required in Culver. Our office was in the State Exchange Bank Building and the lumber yard was on Slate Street. Apparently that’s all the Culver postman needed to know at that time!
For years and years, our mailing address was P.O. Box 88 and our delivery address was “The Corner of Lake Shore Drive & Slate Street”. Then when 911 service came around the Town assigned us a street number. 402 North Slate Street… never mind that we’re on the west side of the street and all the other numbers on the west side of the street are odd.