Welcome to the new Town of Camden web page! You will find several changes and additional information has been added to Camden’s web page along with a fresh, updated look. One of the new areas is the New Resident Information section. In this area you will find information on the community and links to local utilities, post office, voting registration and BMV sites. The section Transparency Portal provides information on how your tax dollars are being collected and spent along with local ordinances and town meeting minutes. The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF), the agency responsible for ensuring property tax assessments and local governments budgets are in accordance with Indiana law, has launched a website to provide taxpayers the ability to view local government finance online. Please take a moment to review the information in the Transparency Portal and become a better informed taxpayer. Local businesses are encouraged to take part in the Business Listing as a means to promote products and services. There is no fee to be listed and it is an opportunity for the public to become aware of what you have to offer. Clubs, churches and non-profit organizations may have their fund raisers advertised on this page, also at no charge. Information can be emailed to us or drop a note off with the information you want included with your announcement.
Detour – INDOT announces the closure of State Road 29, between County Road 575 N and County Road 550 N at Tolen Ditch, near Deer Creek Monday, October 23 through the middle of December.
Holiday Bazaar – November 25th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Camden Community Building. Twenty-six vendors will be present with items including but not limited to: Homemade Quilts and Crafts, Barn Wood Signs, Food items (Salsa, Fudge, Noodles, Nuts), Clothing (Lularoe, Children’s wear), Toys, Skin Care (Mary Kay, Nerium, Posh), Scentsy, Pink Zebra, Tupperware, 31 Bags, Jewelry, Hair Bows, Origami Owl. Youth League will have lunch items available as a fund raiser.
Stormwater Improvement Grant – The town was recently awarded a grant from U S Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount of $500,000 to install new stormwater drainage infrastructure to include drainage pipes, concrete catch basins, manholes and restoration to work areas. This project will benefit the residents of Camden by eliminating property damage caused by flooding; reduce safety hazards from motorists hydroplaning during flood events and make town sidewalks accessible to citizens at all times.
INDOT Community Crossing Grant – The town was recently awarded a grant from INDOT in the amount of $141,765 for street work. This money, plus the town match of $47,255, will be used for street work in 2018.
Fall Leaf Pick-Up – The town street department has begun leaf pick-up. Citizens are reminded to rake the leaves to the curb, as close to the street as possible. Make sure the leaf truck has access to where your leaves are – if they are under trees or overhead wires, the truck can not drive in close to pick them up. Also, do not rake in rocks or branches – these will damage the machine. Leaf pick-up will be done as time allows.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CAMDEN’S NEW ROYALTY: Miss Camden: Lydia Hensley; 1st Runner-Up: Jasmine Pettiner; 2nd Runner-Up: Ella Foreman Camden Princess: Marlee Kerr Little Miss Camden: Isabell Hinojosa; 1st Runner-Up: Eva Foreman; 2nd Runner-Up: Carlie Ellis Little Mister: Brady Polzin
2018 BUDGET: The Budget for 2018 is posted on the DLGF web page and is also posted at the Camden Post Office, the Town Office and the Library for anyone who wishes to see it. The budget is schedules for adoption at the October 11th Council Meeting.
ANIMAL CONTROL IS ACTIVE: Animal Control officers are Jordyn Hartman and Rod Jewell. Contact dispatch at 765-564-2413 to request Animal Control assistance.
YARD SIGNS IN SUPPORT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT: Mark Genda and the Genda Funeral Home is showing support of local law enforcement by handing out free “Thin Blue Line” yard signs to anyone who wishes to place them in their yard. These signs serve as an outward gesture of our appreciation, respect, and offer a reassuring visual reminder of our support and that they are not alone. The signs are available at Genda Funeral Home, 103 N. Center St., Flora. Those who are not able to pick up a sign may call the funeral home at 574-967-4114 and one will be delivered.
EXTRA PICK UP CHARGES FOR CLINTON COUNTY DISPOSAL: Couches, full, queen, and king sized mattresses–$10.00 each; dressers, recliners, tables, crib or twin mattresses, large microwaves–$5.00 each. Resident has to be present to pay driver by check (made out to CCD) or cash! They will no longer take electronics. Large appliances will only be taken on Spring Clean-Up Day. All TV’s, VCR’s, Computers, Stereos, Etc can be taken to any Best Buy, Goodwill Stores or the Carroll County Transfer Station.
Delphi Chief of Police Steve Mullin is asking for your help. If anyone in the community has an outside camera that gives a view of State Road 218, would you please share that information. Information can be reported by calling the Indiana State Police at (800) 382-7537; the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department at (765) 564-2413; Delphi City Police at (765) 564-2345, or the Tip Line at (844) 459-5786. Information can also be shared through e-mail: Abbyandlibby@cacoshrf.com
Change in Council Meetings: Beginning in April of 2017 the Camden Town Council will meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 in the Library Reading Room.