Town Receives IPEP Safety Grant

Eric Ackerman from IPEP and Mike Becher with Dale State Agency arrived in Santa Claus to present the town the 2019 IPEP Safety Grant Award.

Russ Luthy and Kelly Greulich receive check from Mike Becher and Eric Ackerman

THE PRESS RELEASE

The Indiana Public Employers’ Plan, Inc. (IPEP) is excited to announce the Town of Santa Claus as a recipient of its 2019 Safety Grant Award. IPEP is proud to partner with the Town of Santa Claus and Dale State Agency to maximize opportunities to promote a safe work environment and assist with stretching their risk management resources. The grant funds will be used to purchase safety equipment or safety training programs that will reduce or limit workers’ compensation exposure.

IPEP was created in 1989 as a risk-sharing pool for public entities, as a response to the need for public employers to find affordable workers’ compensation coverage. IPEP has grown to provide workers’ compensation claims administration for more than 700 public entities including cities, towns, counties and schools.

2019 Golf Cart Registration

This is your annual Golf Cart Permit Registration Notice.

To be permitted to drive on the streets of the Town of Santa Claus in Christmas Lake Village and Holiday Village your golf cart needs to be registered with the town and a permit must be displayed on the vehicle.

Annual fee is $25, payable to the Town of Santa Claus along with the registration form can be dropped off at Town Hall during normal business hours.

To view the Town ordinance, click here.

To download the registration form, click here.

Golf Carts and Off-Road Vehicles shall not be operated on sidewalks, trails, other public ways, streets and roadways other than those defined as “Permitted Streets” in this Section, State Highways (except as permitted by Section 2 above), or at any location on Louis J. Koch, Jr. Boulevard or on Ashburn Road between Louis J. Koch, Jr. Boulevard and New Year’s Eve Day Drive. In and at Yellig Park, Golf Carts and Off-Road Vehicles shall be operated only in designated parking lots and driveways, and shall not be operated on walking trails, on ball or soccer fields or other areas not designated or otherwise established for vehicular travel.

 

FULL TIME DEPUTY POSITION OPEN.

Santa Claus Police department is taking applications for a full time deputy.

The successful candidate must be a US Citizen, a minimum age of 21, have a high school diploma or GED and a valid drivers license.
Please pick up the application at the Santa Claus Town Hall between 8am and 4pm Monday through Friday.

Town Hall is located at 90 North Holiday Blvd. Santa Claus Indiana, 47579.
Applications accepted thru February 4th 2019.

Application Form can be found here.

Have you taken the survey?

There’s still time to provide your input into the future of the Town of Santa Claus.

Click here for more info

The  Town of Santa Claus Comprehensive Plan was adopted nearly a quarter of a century ago. Certainly, many things have changed since that time. The Plan acts as a guide for future decision making and is a required element in many grant and other funding initiatives.

The Town is currently updating that plan and wants to incorporate the thoughts of residents regarding the town’s future.

Survey closes January 31, 2019 at 4:00PM.

Sometimes it’s the little things

The replacement signs are up on 162 and 245. 

New signs greet visitors to Santa Claus.

The old ones were falling apart.

These should make everyone feel welcome coming to our town as they are greeted by Santa.

They make for memorable pictures with family and friends.

You won’t notice much difference, but these should last for quite a while.

TOWN OF SANTA CLAUS TO UPDATE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

If you are a resident of the Town of Santa Claus your input is needed.

The  Town of Santa Claus Comprehensive Plan was adopted nearly a quarter of a century ago. Certainly, many things have changed since that time. The Plan acts as a guide for future decision making and is a required element in many grant and other funding initiatives.

The Town is currently updating that plan and wants to incorporate the thoughts of residents regarding the town’s future.

A survey to gather information has been prepared by Morley & Associates and is available now for all town residents to access online.

The link for that survey is here.

Alternatively, a paper version can be obtained by downloading it from the town’s website or you may pick up a copy at the Town Hall, The Christmas Lake Village Office or the Community Center.

Download a paper copy here.

The survey will close January 31, 2019 at 4:00pm.

Want to be a part of it?

New Animal Control Board in Spencer County

The Spencer County Commissioners are establishing a new Animal Control Board and are looking for members from all municipalities in the county to serve on that board

The Commissioners have requested the Town of Santa Claus to supply suggestions for possible members of that board.

Interested parties should contact the Town Hall no later than 4:00pm, December 21, 2018, to express their interest and reasons for wanting to serve on this board.  The Town Council will prepare a letter of suggestions to the Commissioners at their next meeting.

It’s Official

The town now has a Main Street
…the signs are up!

Although it’s been open for some time, the new signs have been installed.

Main Street is located just south of the Community Center and Fire Station, it connects IN162 to IN 245 and is a three lane road with an extension of the hiking and biking trails just waiting for development.

Town of Santa Claus Certified as Broadband Ready

Town notified that we are one of eleven Certified Broadband Ready Communities in Indiana.

Certified Broadband Ready Communities
The following local units of government have established the necessary procedures to be certified as Broadband Ready Communities. Click on each Broadband Ready Community below to view its certification letter, point of contact for broadband infrastructure projects, and established process.

1. Town of Nashville
2. City of Rushville
3.  Brown County
4.  Town of Richland City
5.  Town of Merrillville
6.  City of Boonville
7.  City of Vincennes
8.  City of Cannelton
9.  City of Muncie
10. City of Mitchell
11. Town of Santa Claus

Broadband Ready Community Certification

The Broadband Ready Community certification sends a signal to the telecommunication industry that a community has taken steps to reduce barriers to broadband infrastructure investment. While investment in broadband infrastructure is not guaranteed to follow once a community obtains the certification, reducing the regulatory hurdles that deter investment is a key step towards creating an environment ripe for broadband investment.

A local unit of government will be certified as a Broadband Ready Community if it has established a broadband deployment procedure that complies with the statutory requirements listed in IC 5-28-28.5-7.

See the certificate here.