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