NEW COVID-19 MANDATES FOR ALL HOOSIERS

Governor Holcomb has issued Executive Order 20-48 establishing new guidelines based on a color-coded county assessment. Carroll County is code orange which limits social gatherings to a maximum of 50; larger events require approval of a safety plan by the County Health Department. Social distancing guidelines of 6' still apply.
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED
• All businesses are required to place clearly visible signage at their public and employee entrances notifying that face coverings are required for all individuals entering the business.
• Businesses shall require employees to wear face coverings.
• Businesses should only admit those customers, clients, vendors and other visitors who wear face coverings
The full text of the Executive Order 20-48 can be found at https://www.in.gov/gov/files/Executive_Order_20-48_Color-Coded_County_Assessments.pdf
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TRICK OR TREAT IS STILL ON IN DELPHI FOR FRIDAY OCTOBER 30TH 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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We've had a number of questions as to whether the Trick or Treat hours will continue with recent upticks and school closings in our community. While the City of Delphi will have Trick or Treat as planned, we urge all to use an abundance of caution and to exercise good judgment.

If you want Trick or Treaters to visit your home, turn on your porch light.

Here are some guidelines from ISDH and CDC recommendations as distributed by the Carroll County Health Department.
TIPS TO REMEMBER:
1. Do not allow children in your home;
2. All treats must be individually wrapped;
3. When passing out treats, please DO NOT let children reach into the bowl. You should deliver the treats into their bags, this avoids hand to hand contact;
4. Should hand to hand contact happen, have hand sanitizer available for use and good hand washing technique is always recommended;
5. Remember to social distance; and
6. Masks should be worn by all for the protection of everyone.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!
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LOU HAYDEN APPOINTED TO BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

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Mayor Anita Werling announced the appointment of Louis Hayden to the Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals for the remainder of 2020 and 2021. A longtime Delphi resident, Hayden retired in 2014 after 31 years at Tate & Lyle. He is active in the Carroll County V.F.W.  Hayden ran for the office of Mayor of the City of Delphi in 2015 and in the primary race for City Council in 2019.

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PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD INTRODUCTORY MEETING

PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD INTRODUCTORY MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 6:00 P.M., COMMUNITY CENTER
 
Several people have expressed interest in becoming involved with the Delphi Parks and Recreation Advisory Board but first wanted to learn more about its functions and past activities. A past member of the Advisory Board will help answer questions and discuss past activities of the board.

Think you might be interested? You are welcome to attend this introductory meeting on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Delphi Community Center, 311 N. Washington Street.

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CARROLL COUNTY EDC APPOINTMENT ANNOUNCED

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DR. 
GREGORY NORMAN APPOINTED TO CARROLL COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Mayor Anita Werling today announced the appointment of Dr. Gregory Norman to the Carroll County Economic Development Corporationboard as one of the City of Delphi’s three representativesNorman and Miller Eye Care is a mainstay business in Delphi since 1982, now with branches in Lafayette,Frankfort, Crawfordsville, and five other locations. Norman has served on the boards of the Carroll County Community Foundation, Delphi Rotary, Delphi Preservation Society, Oracle Club, and other not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Norman is immediate Past-President of the Indiana Optometric Association and an officer in the Indiana University School of Optometry Alumni Association. In 2015, Dr. Norman received the Samuel Milroy Award for service to the community from the Greater Delphi Chamber of Commerce.

“Greg Norman has the business acumen, community involvement, and leadership experience that I was seeking for this appointment,” Werling stated. “He will join Delphi’s other representativesJoe Mayfield and Ken Waltonat this critical juncture for the Carroll County Economic Development Corporation as it seeks a new executive director and with several exciting prospects on the horizon.” 

Additional information about the City of Delphi may be found at www.cityofdelphi.org or by contacting Anita Werling at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Additional information about the Carroll County Economic Development Corporation may be found at www.carrollcountyedc.com.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE 2021 BUDGET, SALARY, & WAGE ORDINANCES

A public hearing on the 2021 Budget, Salary, and Wage Ordinances will be held at 6:00 p.m., September 21st, at the Community Center, 311 N. Washington Street, Delphi.

To view the preliminary budget, click here.

Direct inquiries to the Mayor’s office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 765-564-3039.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING DEMOLITION OF UNSAFE BUILDING AT 106 E. MAIN STREET

An order of demolition of the unsafe building at 106 E. Main Street was sent August 14, 2020 to the building’s owner Hageman Property Investments, LLC.

The owner was granted an extension at the September 8th meeting of the City of Delphi Board of Public Works and Safety. Pursuant to Indiana Code Chapter 36-7-9, the City of Delphi Board of Public Works and Safety will hold a public hearing on the demolition order on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the Delphi Community Center, 311 N. Washington Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923 to determine what remedies may be taken.

Direct inquiries to the Mayor’s office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 765-564-3039.

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PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING A WELLHEAD PROTECTION PLAN

The Delphi Water Works is developing a Wellhead Protection Plan for their new municipal water supply well (Well 6) located behind the Save A Lot and near the canal. As a first step in developing the plan, a local planning committee is being established. The committee will be comprised of area citizens who in partnership with the Water Works and City will make decisions on how best to protect the community’s drinking water supply from potential sources of contamination.

Interested parties are invited to attend and learn more about the process and/or volunteer to serve on the local planning team. The meeting will be held at the Board of Public Works and Safety Meeting at the Community Center, 311 N. Washington Street in Delphi on September 21, 2020 at 5:30 PM.

Please contact Craig Myers at the Water Works with any questions or concerns at 765-564-3944.

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NEW PARKING ORDINANCES AND WEED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT SET TO GO INTO EFFECT

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September 4, 2020 – Two parking ordinances and an amendment to the Weeds ordinance were passed by the Common Council at their August 3rd meeting and are now set to go into effect.

WEEDS OVER 10 INCHES IN HEIGHT

“Overgrown yards are among the most frequent complaints that we get at the City,” stated Mayor Anita Werling. “This amendment to the Weed Ordinance removes some ambiguities and makes owners or residents at an address responsible for maintaining their property free of weeds or rank vegetation over 10 inches in height.”

PARKING VEHICLES FACING ONCOMING TRAFFIC

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DELPHI MAYOR ANNOUNCES APC APPOINTMENT AND BOARD VACANCIES

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August 24, 2020 – Mayor Anita Werling announced the appointment of Mary Ann Burton to the Carroll County Area Plan Commission replacing Werling for the remainder of 2020. Before being selected as Mayor by the Common Council, Werling also served on the Delphi Redevelopment Commission and the Board of Public Works and Safety. Werling seeks qualified candidates to serve in those positions as well as on the Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals, the Carroll County Economic Development Corporation, and the Delphi Parks Advisory Board. 

Individuals interested in being considered for appointment to fill any one of these vacancies should send an email to Mayor Anita Werling at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. including a statement of interest and summary of qualifications for the vacancy.

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DELPHI COMMON COUNCIL ELECTS WERLING TO FILL MAYOR VACANCY

August 17, 2020 – The City of Delphi Common Council met in a special-called meeting Saturday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of filling the vacancy of the office of Mayor following the resignation of Shane Evans to become Chief Deputy Prosecutor for Carroll County. Candidates Dale R. Seward and Anita Werling presented opening statements and answered rounds of questions from the Council. Following Council discussion, both candidates were nominated to fill the vacancy. In the election that followed, Anita Werling received a majority of the Council’s votes and was announced as the Mayor to become effective at midnight, August 16, 2020. Werling was then sworn in by Clerk-Treasurer Leanne Aldrich.

“It is an honor to be selected as Mayor of this great community,” said Werling. “I will do my best to represent the interests of the City and its residents and to keep Delphi on the path of progress led by Shane Evans.” Werling has served on the Board of Works since January, 2020 and on the Carroll County Area Plan Commission since March. She served on the committee that planned the Stellar Communities application and project implementation beginning in 2012 and oversaw the restoration and rehabilitation of the Delphi Opera House project. Ms. Werling has been very active in the community since moving to Delphi in 2005, serving on numerous non-profit boards, steering committees, and task forces. 

For additional information about the election or the new Mayor,  e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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DELPHI COMMON COUNCIL ANNOUNCES PROCEDURE FOR FILLING VACANCY OF MAYOR

August 4, 2020 – The Delphi Common Council passed rules of procedure at its August 3 meeting specifying the process by which interested Delphi citizens can declare candidacy to fill the vacancy of the office of the Mayor.

An interested Delphi citizen desiring to fill the vacancy of the Mayor must file a declaration of candidacy with Clerk-Treasurer Leanne Aldrich by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Filing should be conducted in-person. Declaration of Candidacy Forms can be found at City Hall, 201 S. Union Street, will be posted on social media, will be made available on the City of Delphi website , and can be requested from Mayor Evans, Clerk-Treasurer Aldrich, and members of the Common Council.

The Common Council will meet on August 15, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Delphi Community Center, 311 N. Washington Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923 for the purpose of electing an individual to fill the vacancy. At that meeting, individuals who filed the Declaration of Candidacy will be allotted five minutes to introduce themselves. Introductions will be followed by questions from the Council, followed by Council discussion, nominations, and the election. The successor to the Office of the Mayor will be announced following the meeting.

Questions regarding this press release can be directed to Mayor Shane Evans: 765-564-3039 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or Clerk-Treasurer Leanne Aldrich: 765-564-2097 andThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to download the Declaration of Candicacy Form.

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DELPHI MAYOR ACCEPTS POSITION AS CHIEF DEPUTY PROSECUTOR: WILL RESIGN AUGUST 16, 2020

DELPHI MAYOR ACCEPTS POSITION AS CHIEF DEPUTY PROSECUTOR:

WILL RESIGN AUGUST 16, 2020

DELPHI, INDIANA – August 3, 2020 – Delphi Mayor Shane Evans delivered his letter of resignation to the Carroll County Circuit Clerk today, effective August 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.  He included the following letter to the community with his resignation.

August 3, 2020

Delphi,

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CITY OF DELPHI PARKS TO OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND -- WITH CHANGES FROM MAY 18, 2020 PRESS RELEASE

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Following guidance from the State of Indiana Back on Track program, the City of Delphi will begin opening public parks on May 22. 

Executive Order 20-28, issued by Governor Holcomb today alters the City’s plans for reopening some amenities in the parks.

All park amenities will be open Friday, May 22 with the exception of the basketball courts at City and Riley Parks and the playgrounds at City and Riley Parks.  Playgrounds are tentatively scheduled to open June 14 – subject to future Executive Orders of Governor Holcomb.  Basketball courts should reopen when contact sports are once again permitted under the Governor’s Executive Orders.

It is recommended park patrons wear face coverings in public settings, continue to practice social distancing and good hygiene.  Beginning May 22 social gatherings of up to 100 people may take place following the CDC social distancing guidelines.

The Riley Park Cabin, Shelter, and Gazebo, the City Park Shelter, the Trailhead Park Shelter, and the Community Center can be rented beginning May 23 by contacted Marilyn McKnight at 765-564-2097.

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DELPHI SPRING CLEANUP RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY JUNE 27

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Mayor Evans announced at the May 18th Board of Public Works and Safety meeting that Advanced Disposal will be conducting Spring Cleanup for the City of Delphi on Saturday, June 27, 2020. The original date of May 2 was postponed due to COVID-19. Spring Cleanup will be curbside pickup. Items should be at the curb by 6 a.m. on the morning of pickup. Electronics, building materials, freon appliances, paint, tires, rock and brick will not be collected during Spring Cleanup. Carpet must be rolled and not exceed 4’ in length.

Advanced Disposal will resume collecting trash and bulk items with trash stickers and/or bulk stickers on Tuesday, May 26. Extra trash and bulk stickers can be purchased at City Hall and Wallmann’s Quality Foods.

Questions regarding this press release can be directed to Mayor Shane Evans: 765-564-3039 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 
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DELPHI PUBLIC PARKS WILL BEGIN REOPENING ON MAY 22

From the Office of the Mayor

Following guidance from the State of Indiana Back on Track program, the City of Delphi will begin opening public parks on May 22.  It is recommended that park patrons wear face coverings in public settings, continue to practice social distancing, and good hygiene.  Social gatherings of 25 people may take place following the CDC social distancing guidelines through May 23.  Beginning May 24 social gatherings of up to 100 people may take place following the CDC social distancing guidelines.

The Riley Park Cabin, Shelter, and Gazebo, the City Park Shelter, the Trailhead Park Shelter, and the Community Center can be rented beginning May 23 by contacting Marilyn McKnight at 765-564-2097.

Amenities at the parks will open as follows:

Riley Park

Date of Reopening

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EMERGENCY COUNCIL MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 7

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 7 AT 6:00 PM VIA ZOOM

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The City of Delphi planned to have an Emergency Common Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020. The emergency meeting will be conducted over Zoom. Members of the public wishing to participate in the meeting should e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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EMERGENCY COMMON COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MAY 5

EMERGENCY COMMON COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MAY 5 AT 7:30 VIA ZOOM

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The City of Delphi Common Council will meet in emergency session at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 for the purposes of clarifying the Delphi Small Business Resilience Grant. The emergency meeting will be conducted over Zoom. Members of the public wishing to participate in the meeting should e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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DELPHI AWARDED $198,600 COVID-19 FUNDS FROM OCRA

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The City of Delphi was awarded $198,600 in COVID-19 Response Program funds by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The COVID-19 Response funds will enable the City to fund its Delphi Small Business Resilience Grant program for local businesses. that can be used as working capital. The City of Delphi was one of thirteen recipients announced by the Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch on Friday, April 22.

Applications for Delphi’s Small Business Resilience Grants were accepted through April 24 and are currently being reviewed by members of the Common Council. Questions can be directed to Mayor Shane Evans at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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DELPHI SPRING CLEANUP POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

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Delphi Spring Cleanup, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020, has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19.  When a reschedule date is established, the City of Delphi will issue a press release.  Questions can be directed to Mayor Shane Evans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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