NORTH WEBSTER — Tippecanoe Township’s elected board approved adjusting the cumulative fund budget and heard reports from the fire department and the township trustee at its monthly meeting Wednesday, March 11, at the Tippecanoe Township Building, North Webster. Jim Rhodes presided.
Township Trustee Chris Francis had met with the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance representative, who had suggested adding $18,500 to the cumulative fund projected budget. The board agreed and approved the request.
During his report, Francis noted he had been to Noblesville for a projected budget meeting with the state. The annual report from the township was found to be a good one. Francis will be meeting with the North Webster Community Center board on Monday, March 23, as it is interested in some property.
The fire department and emergency medical services report was given by Assistant Chief Dave Rensberger. Chief Jeremy Likens was attending another meeting about the novel coronavirus. He was being briefed on the county plans and will share the information when it is available. Extraction tools were also mentioned. The backup set needs to be upgraded. North Webster Town Council will be getting back to the township in April.
Improvement of radio contact for the fire department was discussed by Rensberger and the board. According to Francis, the Kosciusko County Council should be making a decision at the Thursday, March 12, meeting. “The way it is currently is dangerous for first responders throughout the county,” he noted.
Rensberger reported that during February the EMS had 40 calls, the fire department had 10 calls and there were four calls to Noble County.
Township Clerk Jen Cripe said the switch to a new billing service was going well.
There was no one from the public at the meeting to comment. The next regular meeting will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the township building, 102 S. Morton St. The entrance to the office is on the west side of the building by the parking lot.