Members of the Lockport Township Board of Trustees approved St. Joseph County Equalization Director Josh Simmons to serve as the County’s new Designated Assessor at a regular meeting Monday evening. The other 15 townships in the county must also approve Simmons’s appointment to the position, which was required in a change to state laws two years ago. The position exists to take over a township’s property assessment duties in the event that the regular assessor has failed to perform in compliance with state requirements and the trustees do not step in to intervene.
The Lockport Township Trustees approved a contract Monday evening governing the operation of streetlights in the Tamarac subdivision. The light bill is to be paid by the township under a special assessment approved over the summer.
At its regular Monday meeting, the Lockport Township Board of Trustees authorized Township Supervisor Mark Major to sign onto an agreement with the City of Three Rivers and Clark Logistics regarding the development of a property on North Main Street.
Following the seizure of more than 150 domestic cats from a hoarding situation over the weekend in Park Township, St. Joseph County Animal Control and Park Township officials are struggling to provide proper care for the animals. The number of cats involved is significantly higher than facilities typically handle, and supplies are stretched thin.
The Lockport Township Board held both its regular and annual meetings Monday evening, where it voted to approve amendments to its 2019-2020 budget and to adopt its 2020-2021 FY budget.
Lockport Township Supervisor Mark Major told Watershed Voice Wednesday that contrary to comments made by Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry and City Manager Joe Bippus during Tuesday’s city commission meeting, the township is only trying to do right by Clark Logic.