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Sometimes it’s the little things

The replacement signs are up on 162 and 245. 

New signs greet visitors to Santa Claus.

The old ones were falling apart.

These should make everyone feel welcome coming to our town as they are greeted by Santa.

They make for memorable pictures with family and friends.

You won’t notice much difference, but these should last for quite a while.

TOWN OF SANTA CLAUS TO UPDATE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

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 link for that survey is here.

Alternatively, a paper version can be obtained by downloading it from the town’s website or you may pick up a copy at the Town Hall, The Christmas Lake Village Office or the Community Center.

Download a paper copy here.

The survey will close January 31, 2019 at 4:00pm.

Want to be a part of it?

New Animal Control Board in Spencer County

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.

It’s Official

The town now has a Main Street
…the signs are up!

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.

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.