Thieves going after items left overnight in vehicles PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    Despite increased patrols in Austin neighborhoods by law enforcement officers, the community has been beset recently by thieves going after items left in vehicles.
    Major Donald Spicer, the Austin Police Department's Director of Public Safety, said a marked increase in the number of thefts has occurred in recent weeks. Most vehicles had been parked outside homes overnight.
    The thieves' mode of operation is simple, said Maj. Spicer. “You look inside the vehicle and if you see something you want, you break out the window and take it,” he related.
    In a few cases, the vehicle had been left unlocked. That should never happen, said Maj. Spicer. “Anytime you're leaving your vehicle, even in your own driveway, you should lock it.”
    Valuables should never, ever be left in a vehicle, he added. Money has been stolen as well as GPS devices and purses. “If you can see the item as you're leaving your car or truck, you know a thief could spot it also. Always take your valuables with you. If that isn't possible, hide them or put them in your trunk. You should make it very difficult for any dishonest person to take your items,” he cautioned.
    If possible, vehicles should be locked away in garages, but Maj. Spicer said in many cases investigated recently, there was no such structure available.
    “The best defense really is offense in sports as well as crime fighting. Protecting yourself and your belongings should always be on your mind,” he said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:33
 
Clark County Taxes due on November 10 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    Janet Hurts, Clark County Treasurer wants to remind taxpayers that their annual tax payment is due on November 10. This payment is for tax year 2008-2009. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to make sure that their taxes are paid by the due date to prevent a penalty being applied. A 5% penalty will be added to the tax bill when paid within 30 days after the due date and there are no other outstanding delinquent charges. An additional 5% penalty, a total of 10%, will be added to the tax bill when not paid within 30 days after the due date.
    If you did not receive a tax statement, please contact the Treasurer's Office at (812) 285-6205.
    Payment options include:
Mail: Payment with coupons to the Clark County Treasurer, P.O. Box 1508, Jeffersonville, IN 47131. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for return receipt. Payment is considered on time when postmarked by the US Post Office by the due date.
In Person: Treasurer is located in the Clark County Government Building, Rm. 125, Jeffersonville. Please bring entire statement when paying in person.
Banks: Mainsource Bank, New Washington and Your Community Bank will accept payments by cash or check with coupon/statement at all Clark and Floyd County locations.
Credit Cards: (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express). All credit card payment will be processed through Point & Pay with a convenience fee of 2.95% of your total tax statement, min. $2. You can pay at the Treasurer's Office, by phone at 1-888-891-6064 (option 1) or via internet at http://www.co.clark.in.us/treasurer.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:37
 
Governor Daniels announces termination of state’s contract with IBM for delivery of welfare services PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    Governor Mitch Daniels announced recently the state has terminated its contract with IBM for the delivery of welfare services. The contract was canceled because the company did not make satisfactory progress to improve services to welfare applicants and recipients under a plan to correct deficiencies.
    In its place, the Family and Social Services Administration will go to a hybrid system that will incorporate successful elements of the old welfare delivery system and what is known as the modernized system. The hybrid system will include more face?to?face contact and more localized team?based case management.
    “The fraud appears to have been stopped and we’re still on track to save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, but the intended service improvements have not been delivered, and that’s not acceptable,” said Daniels. “Those who raised concerns about service quality were correct and we appreciate their efforts. We’ll now take the best parts of the old and new and move ahead with a hybrid system in what amounts to a major mid?course correction.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:39
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Charlestown Sanitation Department reminds citizens about biodegradable yard waste PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    Autumn has officially arrived, and leaves are starting to collect on lawns throughout Charlestown.
    The Charlestown Sanitation Department reminds residents that biodegradable yard waste– including leaves, grass clippings and other organic materials– must be disposed of in biodegradable bags in order to be picked up.
    The Clark?Floyd Landfill and Cristiani Mulch no longer accept yard waste in non?biodegradable packaging.
    Biodegradable bags for yard waste are available for purchase at the Jay C Store, Western Auto, Walmart, Lowe’s and Home Depot.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:40
 
State revenue reported below projections at recent East Washington School Board PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
     Superintendent Phyllis Ammick provided an update to the board regarding the Governor's press conference on October 8. The Governor reported that state revenue was $254 million below projections and that further cuts to the budget, including state support to schools must be considered.
    Superintendent Ammick recommend the board to approve the Resolution to adopt the Budgets, CPF and bus replacement plan. The board approved 4-0.
    Superintendent Ammick presented to the board a License agreement with Neola, whom are a company that follow Indiana laws to make sure the school policies are updated  and or added when needed. The board requested to take it under consideration until the November Board meeting.
    The board approved the proposed payment agreement for the Band Boosters portion of payments due for the band uniforms.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:44
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