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Syracuse Commercial District To Be Named Riverfront District

SYRACUSE — After hearing a request from two local businesses to expand a newly formed riverfront district, Syracuse Town Council approved naming the entire commercial district a riverfront district during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21. The vote was 4-1 with Councilman Bill Musser abstaining. Police Chief … Read More

Turkey Creek Fire Department Depends On Full And Volunteer Firefighters

SYRACUSE—For years it was the Syracuse Fire Department, operating with two separate budgets; one from the town and one with the township. Even the tax rate for those they served were different. There were three full-time firefighters and more than 25 volunteers responding to calls. In 2009, the department became Turkey Creek Fire Department, operating under one budget and governed by a fire territory board comprising of representatives from the town and township.

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Fire Board Welcomes New Member

Members of the Turkey Creek Fire Board welcomed Larry Martindale to their ranks at their Monday, Jan. 9, meeting. The board has interviewed Randy Cox and Cindy Taylor to serve as its fifth member but has made no nomination to the Syracuse Town Council, which must approve the … Read More

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Township Trustee Issues 2016 Financial Report

Turkey Creek Township Trustee Barb Griffith presented her 2016 financial figures at the Monday, Jan. 9, meeting of the township’s advisory board. Disbursements for the year totaled $2,264,170.36, with 94 percent constituting transfers to the fire territory. The remaining $141,262.02 was utilized for general expenses and poor relief. … Read More

UPDATE: Lake Wawasee House Fire

SYRACUSE — It was a thankful, yet heartbreaking Thanksgiving Day for the family of John and Nancy F. Hoard, Carmel, who came to their lake home at 10515 N. Grand Blvd., Syracuse, for the holiday. Thankful because no lives were lost, including that of their two pit mixed … Read More

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Syracuse Council Approves Fire Territory Equipment Budget

SYRACUSE  — What could have turned into a heated and lengthy debate about approving the Turkey Creek Fire Territory’s equipment budget was quickly squelched during the Syracuse Town Council’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 18. Fire Chief Mickey Scott provided an updated equipment budget, complete with estimates … Read More

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Board Allocates $40,000 For New Command Vehicle

Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board Monday, Oct. 10, allocated $40,000 for the purchase of a new fire department command vehicle and heard reports from Trustee Barb Griffith and Fire Chief Mickey Scott. The new vehicle, a 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, will replace the Chevrolet Suburban the department has used … Read More

Committee Still Working On Railroad Safety

SYRACUSE — It was December 2015 when the Concerned Residents Action Committee held its last meeting. Since then committee members hired Lawson Fisher Associates, an engineering firm in Mishawaka, to do a traffic count and feasibility study for creating a quiet zone along the railroad tracks going through … Read More

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Town Council Approves Bond Refinancing

Syracuse Town Council Tuesday evening, Sept. 20, unanimously passed an ordinance to refinance the town’s $4 million 2004 waterworks bond. Refinancing and marketing the bond to local banks by Paula Kehr-Wicker, Syracuse clerk-treasurer, will reduce interest payments and eliminate plan agent fees, saving the town up to $100,000, … Read More

Firefighters Barbecue Fundraiser July 2

SYRACUSE — The annual Turkey Creek firefighters barbecue usually consists of a four-hour flurry of dishing out pork chops, chicken halves and corn on the cob to a hungry — and supportive — Syracuse area community. But the preparation for the fundraiser, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, … Read More

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Fire Board Addresses Paving, Clarifies Purchase Of Fitness Equipment

Monday’s meeting of the Turkey Creek fire territory executive board involved bids for paving and cosmetic work on the township’s fire stations and a clarification by President Kimberly Cates about fundraising efforts to help pay for exercise equipment for the department.

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Turkey Creek Finances ‘Running About Normal’

Turkey Creek Township Trustee Barb Griffith reported Monday the township’s expenses were “running about normal” except for an “unusual” uptick in the number of funerals as of late. Another fiscal anomaly was the $1,000 paid in March for legal fees which had accumulated for the past several months. … Read More