The Louisville & Indiana Railroad Company has contracted Legacy Excavating, LLC to make a crossing repair to the Tracy Rd (CR 600 N) crossing. This repair will require a complete road closure. Weather permitting, the road will be closed beginning at 7am on Wednesday, August 26th and will re-open no later than 12pm on Thursday, August 27th. A detour route will be established and clearly marked.
The Town of Whiteland is seeking a qualified person to fill the MS4 Coordinator/Building Commissioner position. This person will be responsible for maintaining the Town’s compliance with all Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System regulations and performing building code inspections in the Town. Minimum two years of residential and commercial building inspection experience is required; experience with stormwater or site development is preferred.
Download the full job description: MS4-Building Commissioner Job Description. This is a full-time position. Salary is to be approved by Town Council; expected maximum for 2016 is $46,400. Standard municipal benefits package available and includes PERF, health, dental, and life insurance.
Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to Norm Gabehart, Town Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may also be submitted by mail or in person to the Town of Whiteland, 549 Main Street, Whiteland, IN 46184.
No phone calls please. Open until filled.
The Town of Whiteland Water Department has an opening for a laborer position.
The candidate shall have a minimum of a class B CDL Indiana driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of being hired, able to lift up to 50 pounds, equipment operator and experience in utility work is a plus.
Apply at the Whiteland Town Hall, 549 Main Street, Whiteland, IN 46184 by noon on July 31. No phone calls please. EEO
The application form may be downloaded from here: Town of Whiteland Employment Application.
On Monday, July 13, Whiteland was hit by two strong thunderstorms in less than twelve hours. While the damage experienced by the Town was not as extensive as in areas to the south, a few homes did sustain wind damage, and numerous trees, branches, and limbs were knocked down.
The Town began cleanup of these downed branches and limbs from public streets after the first storm passed Monday afternoon. By Tuesday morning, all streets appeared to be cleared of any limbs or branches. However, if a tree has fallen onto a public street and has not yet been removed, please call the Town Hall at 535-5531 to let us know.
Limb and branch pickup
Using the new grappling truck to aid in storm damage cleanup in Oakville, July 14, 2015.
The full-scale cleanup operation started late Tuesday morning using a new-to-us grappling truck, the purchase of which was coincidentally approved by the Council about an hour before the second storm hit Monday night. Using this truck makes the pickup process much more efficient and safer than manually cleaning the debris. We estimate that it should allow us to do at least two rounds of the town in the time it would have taken to do the first pass by hand, with less personnel.
If you have limbs and branches to be picked up, please follow these guidelines:
- Please trim branches and limbs to no longer than 8 feet in length.
- Please move appropriate-sized limbs and sticks into a neat pile near the curb or near the street, but not in the street.
- Please try to keep pile(s) at least 2 feet away from mailboxes, fire hydrants, water meters/valves, manholes, and storm drains.
- Please do not place wire, rope, brush, or any other trash in the pile.
We expect to be picking up debris through the end of the week, and possibly into the first of next depending on the amount of material remaining.
For those who may have sustained roof or other storm damage to homes or buildings, most minor repairs (for example, shingle or siding replacement) do not require a building permit. However, if you have any questions about building damage, please call 530-0205 to discuss any possible requirements.
If you are uncertain about a contractor soliciting damage repair business, we do have requirements for door-to-door solicitation that cane help to ensure they are legitimate. Please call the Town Hall at 535-5531 to check on their registration status.
We hope that these services help to keep the Whiteland community moving forward.
Due to a relocation of a member from town, the Whiteland Board of Storm Water Management currently has an open seat. This three-person board oversees the storm water utility. At the present time, the board meets once a month, on the second Wednesday.
Indiana Code 8-1.5-5-4 sets out the requirements for members of the Storm Water Management Board: “The board consists of three (3) directors. The executive of the municipality shall appoint the directors, not more than two (2) of whom may be of the same political party.” The two incumbent Board members are of the same political party (Republican); therefore, the new member needs to be of a different party.
If you are interested in serving on this board, please submit a letter of interest to Town Manager Norm Gabehart at email@example.com or at Town Hall, 549 Main Street, Whiteland, IN 46184. Those who have previously submitted letters of interest need not resubmit. The Town Council President will then make the appointment from those qualified parties.
Limb and Stick pickup is May 18-22.
The Town of Whiteland Street Department will again be picking up limbs and sticks throughout town during the week of May 18, 2015.
The purpose of this program is to provide Whiteland residents the ability to conveniently dispose of limbs and sticks from tree pruning and those that have fallen from trees through the winter and spring storms. The pick-up program is administered twice a year, in the spring and fall.
The following guidelines apply:
- We cannot take limbs larger than 6 inches in diameter, nor longer than 8 feet in length. No exceptions.
- No commercial tree trimming operation will be picked up. In other words, if a homeowner has trees trimmed by a commercial tree trimming company, the Town will not pick these up. Large shrub trimming operation will also not be considered for pickup. It is the responsibility of the company to dispose of those trimmings.
- We cannot take tree stumps nor shrub root balls.
- Please place appropriate-sized limbs and sticks in a neat pile near the curb or near the street, but not in the street, so that our street department can readily dispose of them in our chipper.
- Please do not place wire, trash, brush, or anything other than branches, limbs, and sticks in the pile. Please put those items in your weekly trash pickup.
If you have questions regarding this program, please call Norm Gabehart, Whiteland Town Manager, at 535-5531.
Thank you for letting us serve you to keep Whiteland a wonderful place to live.