Because of the Presidents Day holiday, there will be no garbage pick up in the City of North Vernon on Monday, Feb. 20. The garbage collection route normally followed those days will instead be on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Tuesday's regular route will also be collected then. For more information, contact the North Vernon Street Department at 812-346-1616 Wednesday, February 15, 2017
It's a big chunk of money for a big job. Thus, the City of North Vernon began replacing all of its 2200 water meters Monday morning with a grand total of 35 state-of-the-art machines in the ground by 4 p.m. Lawyer Excavating out of Seymour earned the job with their lowest bid of $60,300. Their crew has three months to complete the task.
Taking the oath to serve was something Tyler Morris has dreamed of his entire life. Morris grew up with a father who was a volunteer fireman who must have set an exemplary example for his son. Ever since he can remember, Morris has had one goal. "I just wanted to follow in his footsteps and follow the family tradition. I want to give back to the community." Now, he can, as he was sworn in as the City of North Vernon's third full-time fireman last month by Mayor Mike Ochs, joining firemen Curtis Burton and Aaron Poole. Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Sometimes a project just goes wrong and you just have to sit back and wait. Such is the case at the city's wastewater plant with its new Storm King, the centerpiece of the utility's Long Term Control Plan (LTCP). Wednesday, January 25, 2017
It's been a life-changing year for Mike Ochs. The North Vernon Mayor has now completed his first year in office and has taken some time to reflect on the passage of the last 12 months. "I was most surprised by how busy you are," he said. "Meetings, meetings, meetings, with all kinds of people and about everything." Sitting in his spacious Carnegie building office, Ochs went on to say that meetings aren't the only thing that takes up chunks of time.
A devastating blow to the downtown area has been averted-at least for now. The Sears Hometown Store in the heart of the city's teetering commercial district will remain open, despite the impending bankruptcy and eviction of its owner, Pam Graham. Wednesday, January 25, 2017
An ongoing problem between Phat Guys Sports Bar and Grill and at least one neighbor, if not more, resurfaced at the City Council Monday night.
The Council enacted a noise ordinance in 2012 upon the request of NV Chief of Police James Webster who said it was needed. For the past six months, officers had been called to the bar about a 100 times on noise complaints, he said at the time.
The ordinance was enacted unanimously on Feb. 28, 2012.