Water Utility Flushing Fire Hydrants Beginning This Week

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Beginning today, Monday, September 19, Water Utility staff will flush fire hydrants and continue doing so through Monday October 10, with flushing from 7:00 a .m. – 3:30 p.m. on the dates listed below. WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19 – 23 Monday, September 19 1500 Blue Bluff Road to 59 East Blaine Street; entire area of Main Street; East Poston Road; …

Martinsville Tornado Siren Testing Wednesday

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Martinsville tornado sirens will be tested on Wednesday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m. as long as there is no threatening weather that morning. Should there be threatening weather conditions, the test will be done on Thursday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m. Residents are reminded the tornado siren system is intended to alert people who are outside about severe/threatening weather. Martinsville …

Property Owners Reminded Buildings Must Be Numbered

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Martinsville property owners are reminded all buildings must be numbered either on the side, entrance or immediately over the door in neat, plain numerals no smaller than two inches square, according to Martinsville City Code 14-145. According to Building and Planning Inspector Brian Love, buildings must be accurately and appropriately numbered most importantly for quick identification by public safety personnel …

Martinsville Awarded $97,000 In Community Crossings Matching Grant Funds For Six Additional Paving Projects

Mayor's Office

With the receipt of $97,000 in Community Crossings matching grant funds from the Indiana Department of Transportation, Martinsville City officials will pave six additional or new? [have other roads been paved this summer?] road projects this year. The funds are a dollar to dollar matching grant from INDOT, according to Mayor Shannon Kohl, meaning the City will need to match …

Pedestrian Killed On State Road 37 Sunday Morning

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Indianapolis resident Joshua Mosley (33) was killed after walking into the path of an S&H Transport semi-truck this morning on State Road 37, just south of State Road 44. According to Martinsville Police who were called to the scene at 5:10 a.m., the semi driver, Jason Burdine, was not ticketed or arrested. Witnesses recounted seeing another car swerve to avoid …

Ferran Appointed To Lead Christmas Lights Committee

Department of Parks and City Properties

16-year event veteran appointed by Mayor With the Parks Department now an official City department, the Christmas lights committee structure has been reformatted with 16-year event veteran Robin Ferran appointed by Mayor Shannon Kohl to lead the group. “The City Council’s recent decision to bring the Parks Department under the administration’s umbrella as an official City department meant the structure …

Sci Remc’S Operation Roundup Reaches $3 Million Mark

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South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation’s (SCI REMC) Operation RoundUp board of trustees recently awarded $33,970 to 14 area nonprofit organizations, surpassing a total of $3 million that has been given to the community since the program began in 1995. Operation RoundUp, a quarterly grant program sponsored by the members of SCI REMC, has to date awarded 1,047 grants …

Demott Promoted To Director Of Public Works

Public Works Department

Continuing to focus on residential service and team efficiencies, Mayor Shannon Kohl has promoted Street Department Assistant Craig DeMott to Director of Public Works effective immediately. “Over the past seven months, Craig has repeatedly demonstrated his leadership and proactive problem solving abilities leading the Street Department. Given former Director of Public Works Frank Lane’s decision to return to operating the …

Greene, Fraker Promoted To Fire Department Captains

Fire Department

Effective July 17, firefighters Kevin Greene and Aaron Fraker were promoted to the rank of captain with their swearing-in ceremony taking place tomorrow, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Martinsville Fire Department. According to Fire Chief Terry Anderson, Greene and Fraker are great team members. “Both Kevin and Aaron bring a new and young perspective to our department and …