By Martha Stoelting
NORTH WEBSTER — Budgets were one of the major topics of discussion at the meeting of the Tippecanoe Township Board, Wednesday, July 14, at the township building, North Webster.
The proposed budget represents a 4.3% increase over 2021, reported Township Trustee Chris Francis to the board.
During the fire department report, the water damage to the north part of the station was given. More information on repairs is being sought at this time.
The audit for the ISO ranking for insurance purposes has begun. Testing will be held on Dec. 13. The ISO ranking is used by some homeowner’s insurance companies to determine fire coverage rates within five miles of the local fire station.
New controls for the town noon whistle are being purchased. Due to the breakdown of the controls, the whistle has been out of order.
It was announced that the new countywide radio system will be effective in October.
Problems with a few of the Noble County EMS calls were discussed with follow-up continuing.
Senior Primelife Enrichment Center gave an update to the board on their finances, thanking the township for its support. The senior center is located in the North Webster Community Center.
Francis has been doing deep brush cleanup in the North Webster Cemetery. The road to the Shock Cemetery washed out and repairs are in the works.
The next meeting for the township board will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, in the Tippecanoe Township Building, 102 S. Morton St. Parking is on the Blaine Street side of the building.