Author: John Bowen

Looking for a couple volunteers.

The 2020 census is just around the corner and the Town of Santa Claus is looking for 3 to 5 volunteers to be on the 2020 committee.

The committee will ensure that everyone is counted in this vital process.

If you are interested contact Kelly at the Santa Claus Town Hall at 812-937-2551 for details.

Boil Advisory Continues

Boil Water Advisory remains in effect, until further notice,for all customers of Santa Claus, Chrisney, and Gentryville water supply.

Will update when advisory is lifted.

Thank you Spencer County Community Foundation!

Today, the Santa Claus Police Department received a grant from the Spencer County Community Foundation.

The grant, in the amount of $2,249.95 will be used to provide new vests for the department. Current vests are outdated and in need of replacement. Chief Faulkenburg thanked the Community Foundation, and said, “The town really appreciates this grant, it is much needed for the protection of our officers.

Pictured (left to right) Mary James, Community Foundation Director of Community Engagement, Deputy Robert Bone, Community Foundation Advisory Board MemberĀ  Ed Hagedorn, Chief James Faulkenburg, Foundation Board Member Mark Waterman and Regional Director of Development Renate Warner.





Community Crossing Grant at Work

Thanks to this year’s Community Crossings Grant received by the Town of Santa Claus, both Louis J Koch Blvd.and Ashburn Rd. are being resurfaced.

This much needed work could not have been done without the grant. E & B Paving is finishing up the work today.

Driver Alert!

Watch out for road work!

Depending on the weather, road repair work will begin on Louis J. Koch Blvd. and Ashburn Drive this coming Tuesday, June 11th.

In preparation for the resurfacing, E & B Paving will be patching and cutting driveways beginning next week. Work will take several days to complete.

Resurfacing of these roads will follow, but the schedule has not yet been set.

This project is funded as part of the Community Crossings Grant.

Public Hearing Scheduled


On June 10, 2019, the Town of Santa Claus will hold a public hearing at 5:15PM (Central) at its Town Hall, 90 N. Holiday Blvd., Santa Claus, IN 47579 for the purpose of gaining public input on a proposed trail enhancement project in Jim Yellig Park.

80% of the funding for this project is proposed to come from the federally funded Indiana Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trail Program. The balance of funding is coming from private donations and operational expenses of the town.

Dated this 22rd day of May, 2019

Town of Santa Claus Town Council

The Town of Santa Claus is in the process of applying for a Recreational Trail Program Grant to upgrade several trails and parking areas in Yellig Park. The project has an estimated cost of $188,723.70. Trails of Santa Claus, Inc. has committed $30,000 as part of the 20% match needed for the grant. If approved, the town would receive $150,978.96 in federally funded grant monies.