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.

 

Want to be a part of THE Christmas Celebration in Santa Claus?

It’s becoming quite an event…and you could be a part of it!

The Spencer County Visitors Bureau and the Christmas Celebration Committee in Santa Claus would like to invite anyone who has a business offering something special during the holidays, or works with an event that takes place, or just loves Christmas and their community to come to our next meeting.

The group will be discussing the upcoming Santa Claus Christmas Celebration — what’s going on, changes from last year, ways to improve, etc. and would like to find more ways to get the community involved.

We will meet on Wednesday, October 10, at 6:00 pm at the Santa Claus Museum & Village.

Come hungry as there will be soup with the fixin’s and something sweet for dessert!

Please help us spread the word and invite anyone who may be interested in helping with the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration.

For more information contact:

Melissa Arnold, Executive Director 
Spencer County Visitors Bureau 
marnold@SantaClausInd.org
Office: (812) 937-4199

 

What’s happening on the west side of town?

Here are the details.

Santa Claus, Indiana is adding a new road to connect Hwy 162 with Hwy 245.  The road, to be named Philip J. Koch Drive, is located approximately ½ mile west of Louis J Koch Blvd. and will allow residents an alternate route to avoid heavy traffic and add a new biking and hiking path to the town’s inventory of trails.

The new .33 mile three lane road will incorporate a biking and hiking trail which connects to the existing trail system and will eventually connect to an additional trail to Lincoln State Parks.

Looking north from IN 162

The contract for the $1.3 million project was awarded to Ragel Construction of Newburgh in February of this year and construction is anticipated to be completed in late fall to early winter. Utilizing federal grant money, the town’s construction cost on this project is $264,174.90.

The land for this project was donated to the town by the estate of Philip Koch and that organization has engaged a realtor and engineering company to market the property

Looking south from the Fire Station

Gov. Holcomb Presents Check to Santa Claus

Town of Santa Claus receives it’s share of Community Crossings Grant From INDOT!

At a late afternoon meeting in Jasper, a room full of officials from Southern Indiana met to learn the results of the Community Crossings grant applications made earlier this year.

The Town of Santa Claus submitted five grant requests and all were approved by INDOT!

Work will  be accomplished in the next construction season. Most will be in the Holiday Village Subdivision.

This money represents 75% of the cost of those improvements and the town will pay the balance from local funds.

This grant brings the total received from the state from this program to nearly $250,000 over the past two years.

List of grants.

 

 

 

Want to Relocate, Start or Grow a Business?

There’s no better place than right here in Santa Claus, Indiana.

indus4A rural setting in southwest Indiana within easy access to Evansville, Louisville, Nashville and St. Louis via 4 lane highways.

  • Full utilities
  • 132 acres +/-
  • Four separate tracts
  • Ready to make your dreams come true
  • Yes, it’s sub dividable.

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See more here:

180 Buffaloville Rd.

Industrial Park Rd.

405 Buffaloville Rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Kara Hinshaw
karahinshaw@yahoo.com
812-686-3268
Key Associates of Santa Claus
http://www.keysanta.com/

 

Looking for a Commercial Realtor

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

IndPark_1The Town of Santa Claus, Indiana is seeking a commercial real estate organization to list and sell certain properties owned by the Town, commonly referred to as Santa Claus Industrial Park. The properties consist of four tracts ranging from +/- 8.5 acres to +/- 58 acres.

Interested commercial real estate companies should submit marketing plans and recommendations to:

Town Clerk
Town of Santa Claus
PO Box 92
Santa Claus, Indiana 47579

by August 30, 2016 and be prepared to make a presentation to the Town Council on the evening of September 1, 2016 beginning at 5:30PM Central Time.

Interested parties may pick up a packet containing property descriptions at the Santa Claus Town Hall, 90 N. Holiday Blvd. Santa Claus, Indiana, call 812 937-2551 or email admin@TownofSantaClaus.com.