Late Tax Distributions Hurt Town


(posted Jan 15)

Speedway Clerk Treasurer Sharon Zishka told the council at its January 14 meeting that the town will not receive its final 2007 tax distributions until July 2008. The June 2008 distribution will come in November and the fall distribution won't arrive until Spring 2009.
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Car Recycling Facility Hearing Delayed to Feb 28


(posted Jan 15)

Kathy Minton is grateful for LKQ Indiana's request for continuance because it gives her additional research time to block a car recycling facility from locating adjacent to her property. LKQ is petitioning for rezoning and variance to build a car shredding facility on vacant agricultural land at 8018 W. Washington Street.
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Lyndhurst Lawnmower Has A Speedway Connection


(posted Jan 15)

Business obstacles might be on the horizon for Nancy Back, owner of Lyndhurst Lawnmower, if Allison Transmission vacates Grande Avenue. Back's business is located at the corner of north east corner of Grande Avenue and Michigan Street. Back was one of the business spot light guest speakers at the Speedway Merchants Association's Jan 10 meeting.
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Speedway Super Center for Sale


(posted Jan 15 )

The Speedway Super Center is for sale. That is the word Speedway Redevelopment Commission President Scott Harris gave to the town council at its January 14 meeting.
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Speedway Police Keeping Fire Lanes Clear


(posted Jan 15)

Chief Jeff Dine announced during Monday's Police Commission meeting that Speedway police and code enforcement officers are actively enforcing no parking in fire lanes at the Speedway Super Center.  Since the crackdown started on New Year's Eve, the department has issued over 30 town ordinance violations to vehicles parked in the lanes.  Drivers in vehicles have been given verbal warnings. The crackdown stemmed from a resident's complaint after she was verbally threatened by a motorist when she pointed out the driver's violation.
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Red Tape Remedy for Day Care Center In Sight


(posted Jan 14)

A 2004 office use variance with a commitment to prohibit day care use at 207 S. Girl School Road is giving Dione Miller a big headache. However, the Metropolitan Development Commission Hearing Examiner's favorable recommendation is the start of ending the confusion and the possibility of her finding a new location to operate her day care business.
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