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.
In July 2017 the town water department began installation of a new radio read, water meter system. The intent of the new program is many-fold. We wanted to reduce cost of reading and, be able to give customers a clear history of use; as well as more accurate reading using this up to date technology.
We have however discovered an unintended consequence- damaged radio equipment.
Typical installation consists of a radio transmitter attached to a new or existing meter. Your water meter may be inside your home, or in a meter pit in the yard. If your meter is inside, there will be on the exterior of your home, a radio transmitter- typically 3 feet from the ground. Care should be taken while performing any landscaping, weed-eating, or mowing around this equipment.
If your meter is in a pit in the yard, the lid and transmitter may be flush with the ground. If the grass gets tall they will be hard to see, and can be damaged by a mower. Again, please be careful when mowing or weed-eating around the meter pit.
Being just over a year since installations have begun, we expected a “getting used to” period. We have however come to the point where we must inform folks that when this equipment is damaged, we must unfortunately bill you for the replacement equipment.
Included with this letter are pictures of typical radio installation of both types- “pit” installations, and “house” installations. If you ever have questions about the location of either type-or questions about your drinking water, the water department will be happy to help. You may contact us by any of the means listed below, or go to the town website for additional notices, at: townofsantaclaus.com.
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.
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
The Town of Santa Claus is accepting applications for Full Time Water Utility Department experience preferred, but not required. Salary based on experience. Applications can be obtained at the Town Hall, M-F 8:00am-4:00pm CST. Drug screen, Background Check and Residency (within 10-mile radius of Santa Claus) requirement. Santa Claus is an EOE.”