Please take a few minutes to complete the 2020 Census online if you haven’t done so already. Many of the state and federal funding formulas for cities, towns, and counties rely on population data from the Census.
Even if you have a second home in Culver and have already completed the Census for your primary residence, please take a few minutes to mark your secondary residence in Culver as vacant in terms of permanent residency. This allows the Census staff to focus in on properties that haven’t responded when they do in person follow ups later this year.
Currently we are only at a 44% response rate in Culver, whereas the rest of Indiana is at 62%. Help us close the gap, fill out yours today at https://2020census.gov/!
The Town of Culver Small Business Utility Debt Relief program is accepting applications starting today, May 6. The program allows for forgiveness of the total water and sewer utility charges with the Town of Culver for invoice due dates of March 15, April 15, and May 15, 2020, up to a total of $1,500.
The debt forgiveness program is limited to businesses with a physical location in Culver, 50 or fewer employees, and is not open to franchises. It will follow the same basic scoring guidelines as the small business grant program launched a few weeks ago, focusing on relief for small businesses particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic such as retail stores, dine in restaurants, salons and personal care facilities, etc. Business sectors that are unlikely to be awarded utility debt relief through the program include but are not limited to grocery stores, gas stations, professional and health care offices, temporary online rentals, apartments, construction, and marinas.
Applications will be accepted through June 1 and will be presented for debt forgiveness at the June 9 town council meeting. The maximum award per business location will be the total utility invoice amounts for March, April and May 2020 due dates, or a total of $1,500, whichever is less.
If you have questions about the program, please email Jonathan Leist at email@example.com . Completed applications can emailed to the same address or dropped off in the utility payment drop box in the policy lobby of town hall, 200 E Washington Street.
The full application is available here: Small Business Utility Debt Relief Application Fillable
The Town of Culver has put together specific plans for each town department according to the multiple staged reopening guidelines recommended by the Back on Track Indiana plan. This includes guidelines for reopening Culver Park and Beach Lodge, Town Hall, and Utilities services. The town’s plans are available here: Town and Park Reopening Guidelines COVID 19
For more information on the state guidelines, visit www.backontrack.in.gov .
FOR RELEASE for Monday, April 20, 2020
Town of Culver COVID-19 Policies Extended for Duration of State Stay at Home Order
Culver, IN (April 20, 2020) – Culver Town Council President Ginny Munroe announced today that several town policies enacted in response to COVID-19 will be extended along with the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, currently extended to May 1. Policies extended as a result of the stay at home order include:
We encourage all residents to stay safe and follow the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html) and the Indiana State Department of Health (https://coronavirus.in.gov/). If you exhibit the symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath), you should immediately contact your medical provider for further instructions. For more information, contact Jonathan Leist, town manager at 574-842-3140.