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 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.
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.
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.
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.