Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Crothersville Water Utility
July 2017
We’re pleased to present to you this year’s Annual Quality Water Report.  This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day.  Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.  We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources.  We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water.  Our water source consists of three (3) wells ranging in depth from 64 to 85 feet and 16 to 42 inches in diameter.  The wells are drilled into a confined aquifer.
We’re pleased to report that our drinking water is safe and meets federal and state requirements.  No detected contaminants were found in our drinking water supply.
If you have any questions concerning your water utility, please contact Crothersville Town Hall at 111 East Howard Street, Crothersville, Indiana.  The telephone number is 812-793-2311.  The facility is owned by the Town of Crothersville. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the following number: 812-793-2540 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility.  If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings.  They are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Town Hall beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells.  As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.  Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
•Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
•Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming.
•Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, storm water runoff, and residential uses.
•Organic chemicals, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems.
•Radioactive materials, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.  Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk.  More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population.  Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections.  These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.  EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800) 426-4791. Special Note on Lead: If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children., Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Our system is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 21 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead
A complete review of all testing performed on our utilities water can be seen at the Crothersville Utility Office, 111 East Howard Street, Crothersville, Indiana between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and until noon on Wednesday. Crothersville Water Utility works to provide top quality water to every user.  We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, so that Crothersville residents may enjoy a safe and healthy water supply.
Respectfully yours,
Crothersville Water Utilities
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Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF HEARING ON PROPOSED CUMULATIVE FIRE BUILDING EQUIPMENT FUND FOR PERSHING FIRE DISTRICT.
Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Pershing Fire District in Jackson County, Indiana that the County Commissioners will consider at the Courthouse Annex located at 220 E. Walnut Street, Brownstown, Indiana at 6:00 p.m. on July 5, 2017, the establishment of a Cumulative Fire Building and Equipment Fund under the provisions of Indiana Code 36-8-14-2 for the purposes as follows
For all uses as set out in IC 36-8-14-2.
The tax will be levied on all taxable real and personal property within the taxing district and will not exceed $0.0333 per $100 of assessed valuation. The proposed fund will be levied beginning with taxes due and payable in the year 2018. Taxpayers appearing at such hearing shall have the right to be heard thereon. The proposal for establishment of the Cumulative Fire Building and Equipment Fund is subject to approval by the Department of Local Government Finance.
Within 30 days after the date of the adoption of the Cumulative Fund by the Jackson County Commissioners, the Pershing Fire District will publish a Notice of Adoption.
Upon publication of the Notice of Adoption, 10 or more taxpayers in the taxing district may file a petition with the County Auditor not later than noon 30 days after the publication of the Notice of Adoption setting forth their objections to the proposed fund.
Dated this 14th day of June, 2017
Dated this 21st day of June, 2017.
Jackson County Auditor
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF HEARING ON PROPOSED CUMULATIVE CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Jackson County, Indiana, that the County Commissioners will consider at 220 E. Walnut St. Brownstown, Indiana at 6:00 o’clock p.m. on July 5th, 2017, the re-establishment of a Cumulative Capital Development Fund for all uses as set out under the provisions of Indiana Code 36-9-14.5.
The tax will be levied on all taxable real and personal property within the taxing district and will not exceed $0.0333 per $100 of assessed valuation. The proposed fund will be levied beginning with taxes due and payable in the year 2018. Taxpayers appearing at such hearing shall have the right to be heard thereon. The proposal for re-establishment of the Cumulative Capital Development Fund is subject to approval by the Department of Local Government Finance.
Within 30 days after the date of the adoption of the Cumulative Capital Development Fund by the County Commissioners, the County will publish a Notice of Adoption.
Upon publication of the Notice of Adoption, 50 or more taxpayers in the taxing district may file a petition with the County Auditor not later than noon 30 days after the publication of the Notice of Adoption setting forth their objections to the proposed fund.
Dated this 14th day of June, 2017
Dated this 21st day of June, 2017
Jackson County Commissioners
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Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF HEARING ON PROPOSED CUMULATIVE FIRE BUILDING EQUIPMENT FUND FOR PERSHING FIRE DISTRICT.
Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Pershing Fire District in Jackson County, Indiana that the County Commissioners will consider at the Courthouse Annex located at 220 E. Walnut Street, Brownstown, Indiana at 6:00 p.m. on July 5, 2017, the establishment of a Cumulative Fire Building and Equipment Fund under the provisions of Indiana Code 36-8-14-2 for the purposes as follows
For all uses as set out in IC 36-8-14-2.
The tax will be levied on all taxable real and personal property within the taxing district and will not exceed $0.0333 per $100 of assessed valuation. The proposed fund will be levied beginning with taxes due and payable in the year 2018. Taxpayers appearing at such hearing shall have the right to be heard thereon. The proposal for establishment of the Cumulative Fire Building and Equipment Fund is subject to approval by the Department of Local Government Finance.
Within 30 days after the date of the adoption of the Cumulative Fund by the Jackson County Commissioners, the Pershing Fire District will publish a Notice of Adoption.
Upon publication of the Notice of Adoption, 10 or more taxpayers in the taxing district may file a petition with the County Auditor not later than noon 30 days after the publication of the Notice of Adoption setting forth their objections to the proposed fund.
Dated this 14th day of June, 2017
Dated this 21st day of June, 2017.
Jackson County Auditor
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF HEARING ON PROPOSED CUMULATIVE CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Jackson County, Indiana, that the County Commissioners will consider at 220 E. Walnut St. Brownstown, Indiana at 6:00 o’clock p.m. on July 5th, 2017, the re-establishment of a Cumulative Capital Development Fund for all uses as set out under the provisions of Indiana Code 36-9-14.5.
The tax will be levied on all taxable real and personal property within the taxing district and will not exceed $0.0333 per $100 of assessed valuation. The proposed fund will be levied beginning with taxes due and payable in the year 2018. Taxpayers appearing at such hearing shall have the right to be heard thereon. The proposal for re-establishment of the Cumulative Capital Development Fund is subject to approval by the Department of Local Government Finance.
Within 30 days after the date of the adoption of the Cumulative Capital Development Fund by the County Commissioners, the County will publish a Notice of Adoption.
Upon publication of the Notice of Adoption, 50 or more taxpayers in the taxing district may file a petition with the County Auditor not later than noon 30 days after the publication of the Notice of Adoption setting forth their objections to the proposed fund.
Dated this 14th day of June, 2017
Dated this 21st day of June, 2017
Jackson County Commissioners
06/14, 06/21  hspaxlp

 

Public Notice

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Notice is hereby given, that the Town of Crothersville, Indiana, hereinafter referred to as the Owner, will receive sealed bid packets for the construction of the following project:
Stormwater Improvements Project
The specifications and accompanying drawings describe the work to be done and the materials to be furnished for the construction of the improvements.
This project consists of a Lump Sum bid for the construction of three pre-cast four sided small structure box culverts for Hominy Ditch at Kovener Street, Park Avenue, and Bethany Road, along with other miscellaneous and related items.
Sealed bids are invited and may be delivered or forwarded by registered mail, addressed to the Town of Crothersville, Clerk Treasurer’s Office, 111 E Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229 until 10:00 a.m. (local time) on June 28, 2017. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after such hour will be returned unopened.  Each Bid must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the title “Crothersville Stormwater Improvements” and the name and address of the Bidder.
All interested citizens are invited to attend and should any citizens require special provisions, such as handicapped modifications or non-English translation personnel, the Town will provide such provisions as long as the request is made by June 20, 2017.
A pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00 am (Local Time) on June 14, 2017 at the Crothersville Town Hall, 111 E Howard Street Crothersville, Indiana 47229.  All prime contractors, subcontractors, small, minority or women owned enterprises and other interested parties are invited to attend.
The contract documents including plans and specifications are on file at:
The Offices of FPBH, Inc., 72 Henry Street, North Vernon, IN 47265
Or
The Office of the Clerk Treasurer of Crothersville
111 E Howard Street
Crothersville, Indiana 47229
Access to an ftp site with the Contract Documents in PDF format is available from the Engineer (FPBH, Inc., 72 HENRY STREET, P. O. Box 47, North Vernon, Indiana, 47265, 812-346-2045, bbender@fpbhonline.com) for a non-refundable fee of $50.00 per set.  Printed copies of the Contract Documents are available for a non-refundable fee of $100.00 per set.  Additional sets may be purchased for a non-refundable fee of $25.00 per set.  Partial sets will not be available.  Only those plan holders registered through the Engineer will be allowed to submit a bid for the project.
The work to be performed and the bid to be submitted shall include sufficient and proper sums for all general construction, mechanical installation, labor, materials, permits, licenses, insurance, and so forth incidental to and required for the construction of the facilities.
Each bid must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the title of the Project and the name and address of Bidder. All bids must be submitted on the bid forms as identified in the Contract Documents and Specifications.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check or acceptable bidder’s bond made payable to the Owner (i.e. The Town of Crothersville), in a sum of not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of the highest aggregate bid, which check or bond will be held by the Owner as evidence that the bidder will, if awarded the contract, enter into the same with the Owner upon notification from him to do so within ten (10) days of said notification.
Approved performance and payment bonds guaranteeing faithful and proper performance of the work and materials, to be executed by an acceptable surety company, will be required of the Contractor at the time of contract execution. The bonds will be in the amount of 100% of the Contract Price and must be in full force and effect throughout the term of the Construction Contract plus a period of twelve (12) months from the date of substantial completion.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any bid, or all bids, or to accept any bid or bids, or to make such combination of bids as may seem desirable, and to waive any and all informalities in bidding.  Any bid may be withdrawn prior to the above scheduled time for the opening of bids or authorized postponement thereof.  Any bid received after the time and date specified shall not be considered.  No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least ninety (90) days.
A conditional or qualified Bid will not be accepted.
Award will be made to the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder.  The lowest, responsive, responsible bidder must not be debarred, suspended, or otherwise be excluded from or ineligible for participation in federally assisted programs under Executive Order 12549.
All applicable laws, ordinances, and the rules and regulations of all authorities having jurisdiction over construction of the project shall apply to the project throughout.
Bids shall be properly and completely executed on bid forms included in the Specifications.  Bids shall include all information requested by Indiana Form 96 (Revised 2005) included with the Specifications.
Under Section III of Form 96, the Bidder shall submit a financial statement (i.e. Indiana Form 96A or equivalent).  The Owner may make such investigations as deemed necessary to determine the ability of the Bidder to perform the work and the Bidder shall furnish to the Owner all such information and data for this purpose as the Owner may request.  The Owner reserves the right to reject any bid if the evidence submitted by, or investigation of, such Bidder fails to satisfy the Owner that such Bidder s properly qualified to carry out the obligations of the Agreement and to complete the work contemplated therein.
Each Bidder is responsible for inspecting the Project site(s) and for reading and being thoroughly familiar with the Contract Documents and Specifications.  The failure or omission of any Bidder to do any of the foregoing shall in no way relieve any Bidder from any obligation with respect to its Bid.
Wage rates on the project shall not be less than the federal wage scale published by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Bidders on this work shall be required to comply with the provisions of the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended. The Bidders shall also comply with the requirements of 41 CFR Part 60 – 4 entitled Construction Contractors – Affirmative Action Requirements. A copy of 41 CFR Part 60 – 4 may be found in the Contract Documents and Specifications.
The Bidders attention is also called to the “Minority/Women Business Participation” requirements contained in the Project Specifications. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has adopted a State goal of 10% participation for minority and women owned businesses for construction related or purchase related contracts for the work.
The Contractor must meet guidelines and practices established by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and appropriate federal regulations including: 1) Executive Order 11246, 2) Section 3 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1968, as amended, 3) Certification of Non- Segregated Facilities, 4) OMB Circular A-102, 5) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 6) Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 7) Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 8) Executive Order 12138, 9) Conflict of Interest Clause, 10) Retention and Custodial Requirements for Records Clause, 11) Contractors and Subcontractors Certifications, and others that may be appropriate or necessary.
Contract procurement is subject to the federal regulations contained in the OMB Circular A-102, Sections B and O and the State of Indiana requirements contained in IC-36-1-9 and IC-36-1-12.
Any contract(s) awarded under this Advertisement for Bids are expected to be funded in part by a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Neither the United States nor any of its departments, agencies or employees is or will be a party to this Advertisement for Bids or any resulting contract.
Town of Crothersville
Town Hall
111 E Howard Street
Crothersville, IN  47229
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Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The Jackson County Assessor will receive sealed bids for the services listed below at the Jackson County Assessor’s Office, 111 South Main Street, Brownstown, Indiana 47220 until 10:00 AM EST the 1st of June, 2017, and they will be publicly opened and read aloud at 10:00 AM EST in the assessor’s office.
The Jackson County Assessor will contract for a Professional Appraiser to provide appraisal support for the 2022 Cyclical Reassessment of all residential, agricultural, commercial, industrial, exempt and utility parcels in Jackson County.
The “Contractor” as defined in I.C. 6-1.1-4-17(c) must be certified under IC 6-1.1-31.7 as a Level III assessor-appraiser in order to bid. The Contractor must have extensive experience in the use and application of Indiana Assessment Standards and must be able to provide a Performance Bond.
Specifications for this project which describe the scope of services to be provided and other terms and conditions are available in the office of the Jackson County Assessor.
The County Assessor reserves the right to accept or reject any bid and to waive any irregularities in bidding.  All bids may be held for a period not to exceed 30 days before the contract is awarded, during which time no bid may be withdrawn.
Katie Kaufman
Jackson County Assessor

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Town of Crothersville requests proposals for the fee contingent provision of grant administration technical assistance services appropriate to the implementation of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority.
A copy of the Request for Proposals (RFP), Selection Criteria, and Ranking Criteria is available from Town Hall, 111 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229, or by calling (812) 793-2311 during regular business hours.   Following are the criteria and weight for evaluating proposals: Similar Program Experience (30 pts), Full Range of Services (25 pts.), Past Record Performance (20 pts.), Time Capacity Limitations (15 pts.) and Proposed Fee (10 pts.).
Proposals must be received at the above address by close of business Friday, June 2, 2017, or they will be returned unopened.  Federal affirmative action and equal employment opportunity provisions apply to this project, and there is a 10% MBE/WBE goal.
Contact the Crothersville Town Hall for additional information regarding the proposed CDBG project during regular business hours at (812) 793-2311.
Lenvel Robinson
Town Council President
Town of Crothersville
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Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Town of Crothersville requests proposals for the fee contingent provision of grant administration technical assistance services appropriate to the implementation of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority.
A copy of the Request for Proposals (RFP), Selection Criteria, and Ranking Criteria is available from Town Hall, 111 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229, or by calling (812) 793-2311 during regular business hours.   Following are the criteria and weight for evaluating proposals: Similar Program Experience (30 pts), Full Range of Services (25 pts.), Past Record Performance (20 pts.), Time Capacity Limitations (15 pts.) and Proposed Fee (10 pts.).
Proposals must be received at the above address by close of business Friday, June 2, 2017, or they will be returned unopened.  Federal affirmative action and equal employment opportunity provisions apply to this project, and there is a 10% MBE/WBE goal.
Contact the Crothersville Town Hall for additional information regarding the proposed CDBG project during regular business hours at (812) 793-2311.
Lenvel Robinson
Town Council President
Town of Crothersville
5/17, 5/24     hspaxlp