CITY OF NEW HAVEN TO HOST PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING NEW HAVEN SENIOR HOMEOWNER ACCESSIBILITY & REPAIR PROGRAM (S.H.A.R.P.)
Mayor Terry McDonald today announced that the City of New Haven will hold a public meeting on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall in the Police Training Room located at 815 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide citizens with information about a proposed Owner Occupied Rehab Program, the New Haven Senior Homeowner Accessibility and Repair Program (S.H.A.R.P.).
The proposed S.H.A.R.P. Program would provide up to $20,000 for eligible home repairs to low income seniors and/or disabled individuals who own and occupy their homes that are located within city limits.
The City of New Haven will use information gathered at the public meeting to determine the feasibility of applying for funding from the State of Indiana’s Community Development Block Grant Program. This program is funded by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Funds are to be used for economic development, public facilities and housing developments. The City will make the request to the State of Indiana on or about July 31, 2015. If funds are awarded, they would be available in fall 2015.
Seniors (age 55 and older) and/or disabled homeowners should make every effort to attend this meeting if they are interested in home improvement grant assistance. Applicant pre-screenings for this program will be conducted immediately following the public hearing. Applicants are encouraged to bring a family member or trusted friend to the meeting as an advocate.
Local contractors operating in the New Haven area are encouraged to attend as well so they can sign up to be included on a bidders list to complete the work.
For more information, please contact Mayor Terry McDonald at 748-7070.
Summit City Chorus to feature a ‘Tribute to Mom,’ a cappella
Sunday, May 3, 2015, (Doors open at 12:00 pm, Dinner begins at 12:30 pm, Show starts at 1:45 pm)
Cerutis Summit Park, 6601 Innovation Blvd (west of Lima Road on Ludwig Road)
The Summit City Chorus, Fort Wayne’s premier group of a cappella singers, is celebrating motherhood in anticipation of this year’s
Mother’s Day with a special “Tribute to Mom” Dinner & Show on Sunday, May 3, at 12:30 p.m. at Cerutis Summit Park on Ludwig Road.
The event will feature a host of traditional a cappella favorites, sung in barbershop-style, that celebrate all things related to mothers.
Also performing will be the locally renowned quartets “Those Guys,” “Hoosier Gentry”, and “Crosstown Sound.”
Dinner & Show Tickets are $25 per person and reservations are required by Monday, April 27th.
Show Only (start time @ 1:45 pm) Tickets are available at $15 for Adults and $10 for Students.
Order tickets from: www.summitcitychorus.org
MYMETER OFFERS NEW OPTION FOR PPEC MEMBERS
Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op (PPEC) Members now have the option to compare their home electrical usage to renewable energy by utilizing the MyMeter™ tool on PPEC’s website. (www.PPEC.coop)
PPEC has been receiving many requests for information on solar and wind generation. “This is one of the main reasons we’re making this a priority for our members,” stated PPEC Energy Adviser Peter Niagu.
It’s very simple how it works. It takes your electrical usage per month, week, day or even hour and compares it to PPEC’s solar and wind units located next to their headquarters in Paulding. PPEC’s renewable system is comparable to an average member’s home and the MyMeter™ software allows members to see how much electricity was generated via wind or solar compared to their own electrical usage. Essentially, by looking at the data, you’ll be able tell if installing a wind or solar unit is the right fit for your family.
“One of the Cooperative Principles is Education; My Meter is another example of your Cooperative providing the membership with valuable information, not only about their service, but also about the use of renewable energy. It is not our role to tell members if renewable energy is right or wrong for them; instead, our role is to provide information so members can make good decisions about their energy future. This is a powerful education tool for all members to use,” stated CEO/General Manager George Carter.
MyMeter™ is a free service to PPEC Members and also has many other features. Have you ever found that you used more electricity than you thought you had? MyMeter™ helps take the mystery out of your electric bill and alerts you when your energy use passes a pre-determined level. MyMeter™ also allows you to track your daily energy use, compare and set goals for yourself to reduce energy use.
If you would like to learn more about renewable energy, please feel free to contact PPEC’s Energy Advisor Peter Niagu at 1-800-686-2357. Also, in the near future, PPEC plans to hold Renewable Energy Workshops. Please watch your dates via social media, Country Living and Electric Consumer Magazines, and local media.
Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a member-owned, member-controlled nonprofit electric distribution utility located in northwestern Ohio. PPEC is one of 25 electric co-ops in Ohio, and one of 37 electric co-ops in Indiana. PPEC is proud to serve our more than 12,900 member-owners in Paulding, Putnam, Defiance, Van Wert, and Allen Counties in Ohio and Adams and Allen counties in Indiana. Since 1935, we have provided reliable power to rural areas with pride.
Single Vehicle Crash in Wells County Claims Life of New Haven Man
The Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred late last night in Wells County that resulted in a 39 year old New Haven man losing his life.
Preliminary investigation conducted by Trooper Anthony Repass indicated that at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 2005 Dodge sedan operated by 39 year old Dennis A. Summers of New Haven was traveling westbound on US 224 near County Road 700 E.
Summers’ vehicle traveled left of center, across the eastbound lane of US 224, and off the roadway to the south where it struck a concrete embankment sending the vehicle airborne. The vehicle reportedly landed on its top and although Summers was wearing his seatbelt at the time, the nature of the crash along with his injuries proved to be too much for him to survive.
It is believed that alcohol was a factor in this crash and toxicology results are pending. This crash remains under investigation.
Lancia Homes has been in business 40 years, longer than any other home builder in the area. During the HBA Spring Town & Country Tour we invite you to take a look at one of Lancia’s newer designs, the Avalon II plan located at 4427 Ganton Court in CastleRock! Gloria Squire with Imagine Real Estate will be there Sat-Sun. April 25-26th and May 2-3rd, both weekends 12-5pm. CastleRock is located in New Haven on Seiler Rd, west of Hartzell Rd.
Saturday, April 25, 10am – 12pm
Moser Park Nature Center, 601 W. Main Street, New Haven, IN 46774
Garlic mustard is an invasive herb from Europe that can produce up to 7,900 seeds per year and suppresses the growth of native understory plants and fungi essential to forest nutrient intake. Join Moser Park Nature Center naturalists and nature center assistants as we remove garlic mustard from the edges of the Rivergreenway trail and other trails of Moser Park. We will meet at the Moser Park Nature Center, please wear long sleeves and pants, and bring your work gloves, boots and water bottle. This is a great opportunity to earn Master Naturalist hours!
Plug-In To Nature Sundays at Moser Park Nature Center
Get outside and join the Naturalists at Moser Park Nature Center every Sunday this season to learn more about the environment and natural areas in New Haven. From 12 – 4pm there will be children’s crafts, science experiments, and environmental education rolled up into one great summer! At 2pm Plug-In to Nature every Sunday with our Naturalists and special guest speakers that will engage and inspire all ages.
Bird Hikes Tree Identification Hikes
Pond Discovery Wetland Adventures
Preserving natural areas Monarch madness
Water quality awareness Native plant and invasive species identification
These are rain or shine events so make sure you wear boots and a warm sweatshirt, bring the kids and your cameras too! Moser Park Nature Center, 601 W. Main, New Haven, IN 46774 (Building by the Moser Park pond, at the trailhead of the Rivergreenway.) Cost: Free, all ages event.
Applications for free prekindergarten through On My Way Pre-K due April 30
On My Way Pre-K applications are due to Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI) by April 30 at 5:00 p.m. in order to qualify for free prekindergarten education. Awarded grants will cover free, high-quality, prekindergarten education through the On My Way Pre-K program.
Families must meet all the following eligibility criteria to apply:
• The family must reside in Allen County.
• The family must have an income below 127 percent of the federal poverty level.
• The child will be four, but not yet five years old by Aug. 1, 2015.
• The child will start kindergarten in Fall 2016.
• Applications must be completed and submitted by April 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
Once a child has received a grant, parents may choose from full-day or part-day programs at participating On My Way Pre- K programs. Programs can be either year-round or based on school year. An approved list of providers is available on www.onmywayprek.org. Families can pick up an On My Way Pre-K Application at CANI’s Main Office, 227 E. Washington Blvd, at any Allen County Public Library or from the 2-1-1 Service Center. For information call CANI at (260) 423-3546.
On My Way Pre-K is the name of Indiana’s state-funded prekindergarten program, which was approved as a five-county pilot by the Indiana General Assembly in 2014. United Way of Allen County, Women United and PNC Bank have pledged matching funds to enable Allen County families to benefit from this program.