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Valpo OKs bonds for water, sewer plant improvements

VALPARAISO | It took the city Council barely five minutes to cast the final votes Monday approving more than $20 million in bonds for the improvements to the sewage treatment plant, the expansion of the airport water treatment plant and the drilling of additional wells.

July 28, 2014 7:26 pm

Valpo OKs expanding facade program

VALPARAISO | To encourage building and business owners along the city's main corridors to improve locations, the City Council approved expanding the Valparaiso facade improvement grant program to eight other areas Monday.

January 27, 2014 10:21 pm Related

Only three apply for Valpo School Board post

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso City Council's planned Monday executive session to narrow down the candidates for the annual Valparaiso Community Schools Board appointment to at least three wasn't needed.

June 04, 2013 12:00 am

Valparaiso council still prefers appointed school board

VALPARAISO | Just because the Porter County Council now has to approve the Valparaiso Community Schools budget, the City Council is not ready to back the movement for an elected rather than appointed school board.

October 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Valpo City Council names Paul Knauff to School Board

VALPARAISO | Despite a plea from Valparaiso Community Schools board incumbent Brigid McLinn that change for change's sake was not good change, the Valparaiso City Council voted Monday to replace her on the board with retired Principal Paul Knauff.

June 25, 2012 9:30 pm

Valpo council seeks public comment on schools

VALPARAISO | The City Council hopes to get a good pool of School Board candidates from which to pick, but first it wants to hear from the public about qualifications.

April 16, 2012 7:00 pm

Valpo schools promise to improve despite challenges

VALPARAISO | The annual state of the schools presentation to the City Council on Monday recapped steps the board took to tidy up its financial house and came with a promise that the schools will improve despite the challenges ahead.

April 14, 2012 6:30 pm

Valpo council expands role of liaisons

VALPARAISO | At its annual organizational meeting, the Valparaiso City Council decided to expand its efforts to communicate with city departments through the creation of additional liaison positions.

January 09, 2012 5:38 pm

Task Force Tips forgiven for tardy abatement filing

VALPARAISO | The City Council was willing to forgive Task Force Tips for failing to file its abatement paperwork with the Porter County auditor's office on time, but the company will pay a big price for its error next year.

November 28, 2011 4:53 pm

Valpo allows any utility customer on board

VALPARAISO | The City Council approved a change to the membership of Valparaiso's Utilities Board on Monday — clearing the way for the appointment of someone who lives outside city limits.

November 14, 2011 9:30 pm

Valpo GOP continues council monopoly

VALPARAISO | The council will have one new member and another will change seats, but for the third time in a row the voters have elected an all-Republican group.

November 08, 2011 9:35 pm

Most Valpo council candidates oppose $50,000 district fund

VALPARAISO | What would you do with $50,000?

October 30, 2011 8:45 pm
Council candidates both have experience

Council candidates both have experience

VALPARAISO | The choice for councilman in Valparaiso's 4th District is between two people with plenty of experience in government who are running for office for the first time.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos


Valpo to expand human relations panel

VALPARAISO | Appointing only seven people to Valparaiso's reorganized Advisory Human Relations Council proved to be a bit of a challenge, so the group is being expanded to 10 voting members.

September 26, 2011 5:26 pm

Council, ethics reps to discuss training

VALPARAISO | The need for ethics training, what it should cover and who should get it will be discussed next week by Valparaiso Councilman Michael Baird and Ethics Commission Chairman Larry Tumbleson.

June 28, 2011 7:08 pm

Members needed for Valpo human relations panel

VALPARAISO | The Mayor's Advisory Council on Human Relations is open for business and looking for members.

June 27, 2011 9:55 pm

Valpo lacking candidates for School Board slot

VALPARAISO | With only one candidate so far having submitted an application for the School Board appointment, it could be a brief interview process for the City Council.

May 27, 2011 6:55 pm

Nepotism issue divides Valpo council, ethics panel

VALPARAISO | Concerned about the ongoing debate over nepotism in city government, the city's Ethics Commission chairman has called for an ethics education session with the council.

May 24, 2011 2:15 pm

Valpo council gives unanimous support for Paparazzi license

VALPARAISO | Paparazzi restaurant got a unanimous endorsement Monday from the City Council for its new full-service liquor license after assurances it would correct problems cited under the old one.

May 23, 2011 9:00 pm

Council awaits ethics panel input on amendment

VALPARAISO | Before it was even introduced at Monday's City Council meeting, the amendment to the ethics ordinance was tabled to await input from Valparaiso's Ethics Commission.

May 10, 2011 3:26 pm
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