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Kid's Carnival planned for Saturday, July 15, at West Lafayette

By WILLIAM CASTEEL Correspondent Published: July 12, 2017 12:00 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE -- The West Lafayette Police Department will once again host a Kid's Carnival at Burt Park in West Lafayette.

The event has proven to be popular the past couple years, and will take place on Saturday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free, and open to children ages 3-12. There will be an inflatable bouncy house, popcorn, snow cones, yard games, prizes, police cruiser, music, and a photo booth by BKH Events.

According to Police Chief Stephen Klopfenstein, the community food bank that is being managed by the Police Department is ready to be utilized. Chief Klopfenstein wished to thank the United Methodist Church Women, and the Janusian Club for recent donations. Chief requested that anyone knowing of someone in the community that is in need of food to contact the Police Department.

Chief Klopfenstein also announced the Free Library is also being managed by the Police Department and is ready to be utilized by the community. The book exchange is located in Burt Park, and consists of books for kids, teens and adults.

Items discussed by village council at the June 26 regular session included:

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An information session was held for residents of Johnson Rd. and Wall Street concerning the sewer project. Mayor Bordenkircher said the majority of the residents said they wanted to move forward on the project.

Some of the 11 dilapidated structures earlier discussed by council are showing some improvements already, others not so much. The owners of the dilapidated structures, and high grass/weeds must give the village a time frame for a plan of improvement, or else they will begin receiving fines very soon. The village is determined to improve the appearance.

Handicapped parking was approved at 301 E. Fourth St., rear.

Two streets on the north side of town, near Park and Grandview Streets, were recently named, one was named Robert Shaw Drive, and the other William Wheeler Lane. The streets were named for the two original founders of the village.

Council approved resolution #2017-27 to amend a date (amending it to 5/22/2017) concerning the early pay-off of the water department loan.

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Council approved ordinance #2017-28 for Mayor and Fire Chief to sign fire contract retroactive to date of signing. First reading with emergency clause.

Council approved resolution #2017-29 for a purchase order/reimbursement for Morgan Eckleberry for $22.

Council approved resolution #2017-30 for a purchase order for new first aide kits at a cost of $63.74.

Council approved Sara Warne as delegate, and Christie Maurer as alternate for the Regional Income Tax Administration (RITA) Board.

Village employees will be required to wear photo IDs, which will be implemented soon.

Water Street was reportedly designated a one-way street. Signs will soon be installed.

Council later entered executive session to discuss ongoing litigation. No action known at this time.


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