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Just Got Back: IACT Clerk-Treasurers School 30MAY12

Just Got Back: IACT Clerk-Treasurers School 30MAY12

1200530 IACT Clerk-Treasurers School: My third, and the 9th Annual Clerk-Treasurers School offered by the Indiana  Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) provided knowledge on subjects essential to the job of the clerk-treasurer (CT) and allowed both new and experienced city officials to develop in their profession. Every ellected official should participate in this excellent opportunity to learn about of important topics from well-informed and experienced speakers.    Although our mayor and councilors are welcome to participte, only CT Diane Bossingham attended for … Read entire article »

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Just Got Back: IRTC/MPO Meeting 6JUN12

Just Got Back: IRTC/MPO Meeting 6JUN12

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (iMPO) is the designated local body charged with conducting a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning processes in the urbanized area of central Indiana.  All transportation modalities are included: streets, roads, highways, sidewalks, bridges, railroad and bike trails. The iMPO is outlined by Federal Regulations.  Boundaries adapt to the most current Census of the designated Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA). Within this MPA, 40+ different planning partners participate and include representatives from … Read entire article »

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Patching up Southport

Patching up Southport

Mike Alexander, Southside Times on 30MAY12 reports:   Southport Mayor Jesse Testruth has been on the job for nearly six months, and he is working to patch up hostile differences within this community of 2,000 residents. For the past four years under the administration of Dr. Rob Thoman, the community nestled east of Madison Avenue on Southport Road, has been in turmoil for lack of budgetary figures presented to city council members, and not having prayer at the … Read entire article »

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Clerk-Treasurer misses another Fund Report

Clerk-Treasurer misses another Fund Report

Southport Clerk-Treasurer (CT), Diana Bossingham was unable to provide the monthly Fund Report at the May Council meeting.  The previous CT, Kathy Hildebrand was frequently admonished for not consistently offering timely reports to the Southport Council for review. District 3 Representative, Rose Harrison was often the most vocal critic of missing reports often delivering vicious accusations of impropriety toward CT Hildebrand and Mayor Thoman.  “I know something is wrong,” Harrison shouted at the November 2010 meeting “you’re … Read entire article »

Filed under: Clerk-Treasurer, Council, Headline, News, Southport

RDC Established in Southport

Southport Council members established the City’s first Redevelopment Commission (RDC) at their monthly meeting this past Monday night with little fanfare. It’s been 4 long years after former Mayor Robin Thoman first introduced the benefits of an RDC to the Southport Council. Mayoral (3) and Council (2) appointments for RDC Commissioners were announced at the same meeting. Russell McClure (certified urban planner), Duane Langreck (registered architect) and James Keller (licensed plumber) were announced as Mayor Testruth’s appointees while Jim Cooney (councilmember) and southside realtor Roger Harris were noted as Common Council appointments. Establishing the RDC has been a long process for the City. It met strong opposition in 2008 from three Southport council members, Rose Harrison, Susan Schmoll and Greg Dant in spite of overwhelming support from Southport citizens, regional officials and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Conversations, Headline, News, Revitalization

Asst. Chief Bick resigns from SoPD

Asst. Chief Bick resigns from SoPD

Southport Mayor, Jesse Testruth confirmed at Monday nights Council meeting that “Wild Bill” Bick has resigned from his appointed position as Southport’s Assistant Chief of Police.   Testruth announced that IMPD officer, Curtis Johnson would be serving as Deputy Chief “until this big mess gets straightened out”.   The suspended asst. chief has come under fire recently from Public Safety Board members for impersonating an officer.  In April, complaints were received by Southport’s Public Safety Director Kevin Bandy that … Read entire article »

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Southport Aware of Suspect 12 hours Before Murder

Southport Aware of Suspect 12 hours Before Murder

Mayor Testruth confirmed at the 21May12 Council meeting that he was indeed notified that Lori Barcroft was sleeping on a picnic table Friday night 18MAY12 - the evening before tragedy struck the Iseminger family and Southport community.  Barcroft was later arrested the next morning, 19MAY12 on suspicion of murder.  Testruth did not reveal if he alerted suspended SoPD Chief Randy Ellison.  A review of the MAY 2012 SoPD Patrol Schedule revealed that no SoPD officers were assigned to patrol the City during the time … Read entire article »

Filed under: Headline, Mayor, Public Safety, Southport

Tragedy Strikes Southport

Tragedy Strikes Southport

It is with surprise, sadness and sorrow that I learned that Southport and humanity has lost a friend today. The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Bethel Memorial Pastor and Southport neighbor, Jaman Iseminger was senselessly shot and killed earlier this morning at his church on Southport Rd.  He is survived by his devoted wife Amanda and two year old daughter.  Pastor Jaman‘s parents, Gina and Scott Iseminger have lived and served in our community for decades.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: Community, Headline, Southport

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