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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.

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 Current vests are outdated and in need of replacement.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.

 

 

 

 

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

NOTICE TO THE CITIZENS OF SANTA CLAUS, INDIANA OF A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS.

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.

 

Welcome, Deputy Farmer

Although he has been working on the force since April 22, we would like to officially welcome our newest Deputy Marshal, Kevin Farmer, to the Santa Claus Police Department.

Kevin and his wife Eileen and two children are relocating from Bloomington, IN.

He’s 33 years old and a graduate of the Police Academy,

Kevin was previously a member of the Bloomington Police Department.

Santa Claus Touch-A-Truck Event Rescheduled

Looks like Mother Nature is at it again!

Disappointing news.

The very popular “Touch-a-Truck” event scheduled for this Saturday, May 4th at the Santa Claus Community Center, has been rescheduled because of the forecast for rain and lightning.

Make plans to attend the event, now scheduled for May 18th in Santa Claus.

Draft Comprehensive Plan Now Available

At its March 25th meeting, the Advisory Plan Commission was presented with the updated plan from Morley & Associates.

The plan, based on input from residents and and town officials, is currently being reviewed by that board.

Last updated in 1995, the Comprehensive Plan is a statement of the objectives and policies for future growth of Santa Claus along with a map showing the geographic land use concepts. The plan attempts to look twenty years into the future. This plan is a document that should be reviewed and considered for revision every five years so that it may continue to reflect the objectives and goals of the Town. The plan also serves as a basis for making planning and zoning decisions by Town officials.

It will be the subject of a public hearing on April 22, 2019 at 5:30pm at the Town Hall.

If approved at that meeting, it will be presented to the Town Council for approval at its May 13, 2019 meeting,

The draft report updated on 4/2/2019 is available here for review.