Construction has begun on the Flap portion of Santa Claus Lincoln Discovery Multi-Use Trail.
Please us caution when traveling near county road 1625 in the National Park area.
Water and sewer customers of the Town of Santa Claus may begin paying their utility bills online by credit card.
The new service is through PayGov.us, used by hundreds of towns and cities across the country.
There is a 3% credit card fee charged for the transaction but it eliminates the need to write a check and mail it or drop it off at Town Hall.
Look for this button on the Home page at TownOfSantaClaus.com.
Customers can continue to pay by mail, drop their payment off at Town Hall or enroll in Auto Pay for direct deductions from your bank account.
Holiday Blvd. between IN162 and IN245 is being resurfaced with a new layer of asphalt. Metzger Construction out of Boonville was awarded the bid at the Town’s May meeting.
The town is now in the process of preparing for this year’s possible grant from the state for additional road improvements.
(Part of the reconfiguration of IN245 on the southeast side of Santa Claus.)
Beginning on or around Monday, June 12, contractors will close the road, also known as St. Peters Church Road from the intersection of State Road 245 for new construction. This is a phase of the S.R. 245 project that began earlier this summer to resurface and connect a new alignment. During the closure, local traffic will have access to the point of closure, all other traffic should use an alternate route.
The Closure will be in place around the clock. Work is expected to be completed, depending upon weather conditions, by the beginning of September. INDOT urges motorists to slow down and be alert in the work zone.
The Town of Santa Claus is developing plans for a future multi-use trail along Harrison St/CR 1600 N and SR 162 in Spencer County. The trail will connect the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, the Heritage Hills Middle/High School campus, Holiday World Amusement Park, and three other planned trails in and near Santa Claus, thus creating a non-motorized transportation route between regional visitor attractions and local community amenities. The proposed trail is currently planned to traverse generally parallel to roadways and will cross several road intersections and driveways via new marked crossings. The trail will promote tourism and economic activity for local businesses while also providing a recreational feature that promotes health and fitness, ultimately improving the quality of life for residents and businesses.
An Open House for the project will be held at the Santa Claus Town Hall on Thursday May 25, 2017, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Maps and displays showing the proposed route of the trail along with other related information will be available for viewing at this meeting. Representatives from the Town and the designers of the trail will also be available to answer questions regarding the project.
If you are unable to attend the Open House, but still have any questions or comments regarding the project, you can contact Russ Luthy, Town of Santa Claus Utilities Superintendent, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 812-544-3329, or Jim Loew, Project Engineer for Clark Dietz, Inc., at email@example.com, 317-808-3137.
At the request of, and with the input of residents, the Town of Santa Claus adopted Ordinance 2017-05 at at the May 8th meeting.
Ordinance goes into effect May 16, 2017.
The full text of this ordinance is below.
AN ORDINANCE ADDING SECTION 6.08.101 AND AMENDING SECTION 6.08.100 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE TOWN OF SANTA CLAUS, INDIANA CONCERNING THE USE OF GOLF CARTS AND OFF-ROAD VEHICLES ON TOWN STREETS AND PROPERTY
WHEREAS, the Town Council previously adopted Section 6.08.100 of the Municipal Code, concerning the regulation of various means of transportation on Town roadways and property; and,
WHEREAS, the Town Council has been requested to alter the Town’s Municipal Code to permit the use of golf carts and off-road vehicles upon certain streets and roadways within the Town.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Town Council of the Town of Santa Claus, Indiana, that a new Section 6.08.101 is hereby added to Municipal Code of the Town of Santa Claus, Indiana, as follows:
“6.08.101. Golf Carts and Off-Road Vehicles.
(2) Application. This ordinance applies to Streets located in platted subdivisions of land which are zoned “Residential” (R-1, R-2 and/or R-3) pursuant to Title 11 of the Santa Claus Municipal Code (hereinafter “Permitted Streets”). Nothing herein shall be construed to limit the use of golf carts on (A.) golf courses, and Golf Carts crossing Clubhouse Road and Balthazar Drive for the purpose of participating in golfing activities; (B.) private property; (C.) The Town’s use of golf carts on municipal property for official purposes; (D.) Golf Carts and Off-road Vehicles crossing Indiana State Highway 162 at a right angle from privately-owned real property to another parcel of privately-owned real property; or, (E.) The use of golf carts as permitted on other Town streets during officially sanctioned parades when such streets are closed to motor vehicle traffic.
(3) Use Permitted. Golf Carts and Off-Road Vehicles may be used and operated only on Permitted Streets within the Town.
(6) Penalties. The penalty for violation of this Subchapter shall be a municipal fine in the amount described below, if paid to the Clerk-Treasurer of the Town within thirty (30) days of the date of the violation:
First Offense: $10.00
Second Offense $25.00
Each Subsequent Offense $30.00
If any fine is not paid to the Clerk-Treasurer within thirty (30) days of the violation, the fine for a violation shall be $50.00 regardless of priority, and such violation shall be referred to the Town attorney for prosecution as an Ordinance violation. If such violation is referred to the Town Attorney, in any such prosecution the violator shall be responsible for and shall pay all court costs and attorneys’ fees incurred by the Town, and the Court may award restitution for damages caused by any violation of this Ordinance.
(7) Fees and Fines. All registration fees and fines received shall be deposited in the General Fund of the Town.
(8) Severability of Provisions. If any part of this Section is deemed invalid, such part will be deemed severable and its invalidity will have no effect upon the remaining provisions of this Section.”
This ordinance shall become effective upon adoption and publication as required by law.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that Section 6.08.100 of the Municipal Code of the Town of Santa Claus, Indiana, is hereby amended to read as follows:
“6.08.100 Skateboards, Skates, Scooters, Minibikes, Mopeds, Snowmobiles And Off-Road Vehicles
(1) Prohibition. No person may ride upon any skateboard, skates (whether in- line or roller), scooter, mini-bike, moped, snowmobile, horse or similar device or contrivance in or on any of the following areas of the Town:
(2) Licensed motor vehicles operated at Yellig Park 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.
(3) Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit the use of licensed motor vehicles from driving and parking in designated locations on Town property; the use of off-road vehicles by Town personnel on Town business; the use of such conveyances in authorized parades or other processions; or, the proper use of motorized or nonmotorized wheelchairs, scooters or other conveyances required by the user due to disability or other medical conditions.
(4) Penalty. The penalty for violation of this Subchapter shall be a municipal fine in the amount described below, if paid to the Clerk-Treasurer of the Town within thirty (30) days of the date of the violation:
First Offense: $10.00
Second Offense $25.00
Each Subsequent Offense $30.00
If any fine is not paid to the Clerk-Treasurer within thirty (30) days of the violation, the fine for a violation shall be $50.00 regardless of priority, and such violation shall be referred to the Town attorney for prosecution as an Ordinance violation. If such violation is referred to the Town Attorney, in any such prosecution the violator shall be responsible for and shall pay all court costs and attorneys’ fees incurred by the Town, and the Court may award restitution for damages caused by any violation of this Ordinance. All fines received by the Town shall be deposited into the general fund of the Town”
The foregoing shall be in full force and effect upon its adoption and publication as required by law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Town Council of the Town of Santa Claus, Indiana this 8th day of May, 2017.
At last Monday’s council meeting, the Town Council passed the following Ordinance:
ORDINANCE 2017-06 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING FISCAL OFFICER TO ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
An agreement has been worked out with Paygov.us to allow payments to be made online or at Town Hall via credit card for water bills. Another convenience for our customers.
More details to follow soon!