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Valpo board still considering school changes

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community Schools board got a look at more of the preliminary concepts of what will be needed to provide a 21st century education Thursday.

March 06, 2014 9:22 pm

Valpo public works bonds move ahead - barely

VALPARAISO | A seemingly routine resolution to begin setting up a building corporation to issue bonds for financing the new public works campus barely passed after a debate at Monday's City Council meeting.

July 08, 2013 6:11 pm

Wrong Valparaiso School Board member listed

A story that appeared Wednesday in some editions of The Times incorrectly stated whose term on the Valparaiso School Board is expiring in July. The story should have said Jim Jorgensen's term is expiring.

April 24, 2013 3:21 pm

Public sets parameters for School Board appointee

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community Schools district used to be the New York Yankees of the education world, and it needs a School Board appointee that can return the district to that level of excellence.

April 23, 2013 2:08 pm

Valpo, Center Twp. try to create fire territory again

VALPARAISO | A year after the Valparaiso City Council and the Center Township Board thought they approved the creation of a fire territory, they did it again Monday.

March 26, 2013 5:30 pm

Valpo, Center Twp. try again to launch fire territory

VALPARAISO | In what seems like a case of deja vu all over again, the city on Monday held the first of the required three public hearings on forming a fire protection territory with Center Township.

February 16, 2013 6:30 pm

Valpo has to start fire territory process again

VALPARAISO | It's back to square one for the city's fire department in its effort to create a fire territory.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo, township move closer to fire territory vote

VALPARAISO | The City Council and the Center Township Board will meet in joint session March 28 to take a final vote on creating a fire territory.

March 13, 2012 8:09 pm

TIF funds won't solve shortfall in Valparaiso schools budget

VALPARAISO | There is a $3.5 million budget shortfall in Valparaiso Community Schools, and the city has about $5.4 million in property taxes tied up in tax increment financing districts, which some residents have said could help the schools.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo survives low tax collections by underspending

VALPARAISO | Somehow the city was able to make more with less in 2011.

February 04, 2012 11:15 pm

Valpo to ask state for increase in property tax levy

VALPARAISO | The City Council approved a 2012 budget Monday and at the same time adopted a resolution to ask the state Department of Local Government Finance for more money.

October 10, 2011 9:00 pm
Read my lips: No new taxes. But user fees ...

Read my lips: No new taxes. But user fees ...

Now that Indiana's property tax cap amendment is in effect, local governments no longer can increase taxes arbitrarily and finally will have to live within their means like ordinary residents.

August 05, 2011 12:00 am

Valpo gets lesson in tax cap impact

VALPARAISO | The city can expect about a $1.3 million hit as a result of the state's new property tax cap law that limits property taxes it can collect.

July 31, 2011 8:30 pm
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