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12 February 2024

The City of Delphi has an opening for a General Laborer.  Please review the document below.  An application may be requested at the City of Delphi Clerk's Office.

08 December 2023

Notice is hereby given that I have, as the owner (or with the owner's consent) of the property commonly described as the address at
approximately 2053 N US Hwy 421, Delphi, IN, 46923, (Parcel IDs 017-33010-00, 017-33011-00, 017-37001-00, and 017-37008-00) and
more specifically described in the legal description below, have filed a petition before the Delphi Plan Commission, which petition requests a primary subdivision plat for the said property in order to develop a residential subdivision with 175 lots to be known as Bowen Estates:

Part of the Southeast and Northeast Quarters of Section 29, Township 25 North, Range 2 West of the Second Principal Meridian, Deer Creek Township, Carroll County, Indiana, described as follows:

BEGINNING at a 5/8-inch rebar with Schneider cap stamped "Firm 0001" (hereinafter referred to as "rebar") at the Southeast corner of said Northeast Quarter of said Section 29: thence North 88 degrees 22 minutes 4 7 seconds East (basis of bearing is Indiana State Plane
Coordinate System -West Zone), a distance of 2638.95 feet along the South line of said Section 29 to a "rebar" on the North right of way of Deer Creek Road; thence along said North right of way, South 89 degrees 57 minutes 07 seconds West a distance of 875.01 feet to a re bar; thence North 00 degrees 02 minutes 53 seconds West a distance of 204.90 feet; thence North 89 degrees 57 minutes 07 seconds East a distance of 168.50 feet; thence North 00 degrees 02 minutes 53 seconds West a distance of 420.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 57 minutes 07 seconds West a distance of 434.90 feet; thence South 01 degree 49 minutes 58 seconds West a distance of 272.83 feet to a re bar; thence South 88 degrees 10 minutes 36 seconds West a distance of 455.46 feet to a rebar on the East right of way of Prince Williams Road (US Hwy 421 ); thence the following four courses along said East right of way: 1) North 21 degrees 32 minutes 52 seconds West a distance of 448.83 feet to a rebar; thence North 28 degrees 06 minutes 11 seconds West a distance of 647.77 feet to a rebar; thence North 27 degrees 51 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 266.73 feet to a rebar; thence North 27 degrees 51 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 269.77 feet to a fence post at the Southernmost corner of property owned by Delphi Human Resources recorded as Instrument Number 200800002944 in the Office of the Recorder of Carroll County, Indiana; thence along the Southeastern line of said Delphi Human Resources property, North 44 degrees 49 minutes 34 seconds East a distance of 387.49 feet to a T-post; thence along the Northeastern line of said Delphi Human Resources property, North 35 degrees 03 minutes 01 seconds West a distance of 526.13 feet to a 5/8-inch rebar stamped "Gross"; thence South 88 degrees 21 minutes 43 seconds West a distance of 3.18 feet; thence North 01 degree 38 minutes 41 seconds West a distance of 172.35 feet to a rebar; thence South 88 degrees 23 minutes 44 seconds West a distance of 112.00 feet to a rebar; thence North 82 degrees 58 minutes 16 seconds West a distance of 4.50 feet to a rebar at the Southernmost point of a tract of land owned by Fausset recorded as Instrument Number 20030000694 in said Recorder's Office; thence along the Southeastern line of said Fausset, North 20 degrees 46 minutes 14 seconds West a distance of 173.00 feet to a re bar; thence North 48 degrees 20 minutes 40 seconds East a distance of 15.00 feet to a rebar: thence along the South line of a tract of land owned by Hayden recorded as Instrument Number 2016003065 in said Recorder's Office, North 61 degrees 43 minutes 41 seconds East a distance of 132.33 feet to the Southeast corner of said Hayden property; thence along the South line of property owned by Bradshaw recorded as Instrument Number 2013002345 in said Recorder's Office, North 69 degrees 07 minutes 41 seconds East a distance of 117.61 feet to a rebar; thence along the East line of said Bradshaw, North 22 degrees 21 minutes 23 seconds West a distance of 145.80 feet; thence North 71 degrees 08 minutes 41 seconds East a distance of 50.00 feet; thence along the West line of property owned by Comprehensive Development Center recorded as Instrument Number 1956002112 in said Recorder's Office, South 22 degrees 21 minutes 23 seconds East a distance of 144.30 feet to a rebar; thence along the South line of said Comprehensive Development property, North 71 degrees 08 minutes 41 seconds East a distance of 130.00 feet to a rebar at the Southwest corner of Lot 1 of Bowen Acres, Phase I recorded as Slide C, Page 128 in said Recorder's Office; thence the following four courses along said Bowen Acres: 1) North 71 degrees 08 minutes 41 seconds East a distance of 220.00 feet to a rebar; thence 2) South 80 degrees 06 minutes 36 seconds East a distance of 87. 77 feet to a rebar; thence 3) South 70 degrees 25 minutes 15 seconds East a distance of 265.65 feet to a rebar; thence 4) North 19 degrees 04 minutes 42 seconds East a distance of 150.06 feet to a rebar at the Southern right of way of Riley Road; thence along said right of way, South 70 degrees 25 minutes 39 seconds East a distance of 17 4.97 feet to a rebar; thence North 49 degrees 55 minutes 05 seconds East a distance of 9 .55 feet to a re bar; thence South O 1 degree 54

This petition, File# PC23-007-PP will come for hearing at 6:00pm at the Delphi City Hall, 201 S Union St, Delphi, IN 46923 on December 18, 2023.

The petition and file on this matter is available for examination during normal business hours at the Delphi City Hall, 201 S Union St, Delphi, IN 46923 or by contacting the Administrator at (317) 258-8046 or email at 􀀡grwinc com. Comments regarding this petition may be
submitted at the hearing or any time before the hearing. Information to be considered in the Staff Report and distributed to the PC members in advance of the meeting must be received by December 14, 2023, and must be sent to or City of Delphi PC, 201 S Union St, Delphi, IN 46923.

In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, if anyone wishes to attend the public hearing on the above referenced matter and is in need of reasonable accommodation in order to hear, present evidence, or participate in the proceedings at the public hearing on this
matter, please contact the Administrator so accommodations can be made.

Petitioner: Greg Milakis
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14 September 2023
Delphi’s Code Enforcement Enters Its Third Year

In the spring of 2021, the City of Delphi established a new position to ensure that safety standards and quality of place are maintained throughout the community. The Code Enforcement Officer does that by looking for health and safety concerns, such as a caving-in porch or garage, an unruly yard, or inoperable or unplated vehicles parked in yards or alleys. 

The Code Enforcement position is a contracted one. The ideal candidate would be self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail. Lou Hayden--the current code enforcer-- fits that bill. He is working in the community answering questions and concerns from residents. 

When Hayden finds something that is a violation of a code or a safety risk, he first sends out a Courtesy Notice attaching a photograph to ensure that the homeowner understands what is wrong. If no action is taken by the homeowner, the next step would be a Notice of Violation. This notice warns that if no action is taken, the city could hire a contractor to address the problem. If corrective action still does not take place, the homeowner will receive a third and final Notice to Abate. If the city has to take corrective action, the homeowner will receive a bill from the Clerk’s Office for the costs of the abatement.

Homeowners sometimes find themselves unable to meet the deadlines stated in the notifications. “As the Code Enforcement Officer for Delphi, I understand that sometimes you have a question or concern about a notice you might have received. I am here to answer any questions and will strive to give time where needed for you to address concerns. If you have a reason that you might not be able to meet a stated time frame, please contact me so that we can work together to ensure that the issues are addressed with a little grace along the way if needed,” Hayden commented.

The same applies to abandoned or inoperable vehicles. After the proper notice period the city will have the vehicle towed. The vehicle owner would then have to pay the tow service and if they want to reclaim the vehicle, they will need to show proper registration and ensure that it is operable.

The goal of the code enforcer is to bring problem properties into compliance, improving neighborhoods for all. By enforcing its codes, Delphi aims to make the community safe and aesthetically pleasing for current and future residents alike.

For any questions or concerns contact code enforcer Lou Hayden, at 
14 September 2023
At 1 p.m. on September 6, representatives of the City of Delphi, Indiana Landmarks, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources along with invited guests formally dedicated the newly completed Monon High Bridge Trail. Decades in the making, the successful completion of this beautiful 1.5-mile trail is the culmination of successful partnerships and general financial support.

The former rail corridor had become an unofficial trail after it was vacated by CSX Transportation in the late 1980s. The historic Monon High Bridge, the trail’s namesake, had been a de facto pedestrian bridge since its construction in 1891. The idea of integrating the Monon High Bridge and rail corridor into a community trail system was hatched in the late 1990s but didn’t gain significant steam until 2012 when statewide preservation nonprofit Indiana Landmarks and local preservation partners Heartland Heritage, Inc. and Delphi Preservation Society were presented an opportunity to initiate formal negotiations with CSX Transportation.

With support from the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology and the Federal Surface Transportation Board, Indiana Landmarks submitted a formal proposal to CSX Transportation in late 2016 with acceptance by the rail company in early 2017. Following months of pre-development work, the bridge and nearly half mile of approach was transferred by CSX Transportation to Indiana Landmarks which immediately began stabilization and repair to a severely damaged support pier. This work was completed in late 2019.

“Stabilization of the damaged pier, which prompted Indiana Landmarks to include the bridge on our 2016 10 Most Endangered list, was critical to the effort. The repaired pier ensured the preservation of this landmark span for yet another century,” said Tommy Kleckner, Western Regional director for Indiana Landmarks. “A generous grant of $248,000 from North Central Health Services allowed us to proceed with the next phase of the Monon High Bridge rehabilitation project, the installation of decking and railing on west quarter of the bridge to allow for safe pedestrian use.”

Coinciding with the bridge rehabilitation project was the City of Delphi’s pursuit of funding to develop a finished ADA compliant pedestrian & bicycle trail from the east edge of the city to the Monon High Bridge. A $1.25 million grant from the State of Indiana’s Next Level Trails program administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources propelled the Monon High Bridge Trail project forward. Work included the creation of Miller Park with a new trailhead and parking area, an intensive slope stabilization project, paving of the trail, and installation of lighting, trail cameras, and information kiosks. “This stunning trail connects heritage sites such as the Centennial and Bicentennial monuments with the repurposed Freedom Bridge over SR 25 to the Veterans Memorial Plaza with its massive Monon train engine etched in granite, then onward to the iconic High Bridge overlooking Deer Creek,” stated Delphi Mayor Anita Werling. 

Following COVID-related project delays, installation of the new prefabricated decking and custom steel railing system on the west portion of the Monon High Bridge began in earnest in the fall of 2022 with completion achieved by year’s end. “The decking and railing system turned out better than I expected. The Monon High Bridge is now safely accessible to the public, affording breathtaking views of the Deer Creek Valley from the landmark span,” added Kleckner.

Additional funding support for the trail and bridge rehabilitation project was provided by CSX Transportation, Deer Creek Township, the Efroymson Family Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and the Indiana Trails Fund.
14 July 2023

Mayor Anita Werling announced today that Nathan (Nate) LaMar will assume duties as the Chief of Police for the City of Delphi effective Monday, July 17, 2023. He succeeds Chief Brook McCain who retired in June after 32 years of dedicated service with the City of Delphi.

LaMar served for more than twelve years in the Lafayette Police Department first as a patrol officer and rising to Narcotics Detective with the Tippecanoe County Drug Task Force receiving strong endorsements from law enforcement professionals and community officials with whom he has worked.

In welcoming LaMar to his new position, Werling stated: “As Chief of Police, LaMar will implement a Take-Home car policy approved by the City Council, promote community policing and public education strategies, and bring department policies and procedures in line with current practices. We look forward to his leadership, commitment, and enthusiasm.”

Since moving to the Delphi area in 2016, LaMar has been active in the community serving on the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce board of directors as well as the Indiana Bacon Festival Planning Committee. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, he has been an active volunteer with the Delphi Main Street organization and has served on steering committees for the Delphi Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Unified Development Ordinance.

For more information, contact Anita Werling at .

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13th Annual F.R.E.E.D.O.M. Event
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