Public comment sought on boat, RV parking




Daily Journal staff reports

Residents can weigh in about proposed boat and recreational vehicle restrictions at a Greenwood City Council committee meeting this week.

A committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the city building, 2 N. Madison Ave. The members will consider new proposals about where residents can park boats, campers, travel trailers and commercial vehicles.

Five members of the council are serving on the committee, which will reconsider the city’s rules about where such vehicles can be parked, such as if they have to be behind a home so they can’t be seen. Council member Ron Bates has proposed the regulations in order to preserve property values in neighborhoods without active homeowners associations.

Residents are encouraged to come to the meeting and give their opinions, Bates said.

Woman, 63, injured during accident with bus

A Clark Township woman was injured after she accidentally drove her car into a school bus.

Juanita Sedam, 63, was driving down her driveway on County Road 700E to pick up her grandson last week. A bus from Clark-Pleasant schools was parked in the driveway at the time, and Sedam hit the bus after stepping on the accelerator instead of the brake pedal, a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report said.

Sedam was treated at the scene for chest pain, the report said.

One student was on the bus at the time, but neither the student nor the driver was injured. Total damage to both vehicles was about $5,000, Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox said.

Edinburgh council picks town clerk-treasurer

Edinburgh has a new clerk-treasurer who will manage the town’s finances.

The town council appointed Edinburgh resident Scott Finley to serve as clerk-treasurer for the next three years. He’ll be responsible for overseeing the town’s finances, including the $4.8 million budget, handling payroll for 60 town employees and maintaining town records.

He replaces clerk-treasurer Jackie Smith, who recently was re-elected but decided to retire. Finley will serve out the remainder of the four-year term.

The council, and not a political caucus, picked Smith’s successor since he was elected as an independent candidate, town attorney Dustin Huddleston said.

More than 20 people applied for the job, but an Edinburgh resident had to fill the position, Huddleston said.

Finley is a town resident and recent graduate of Indiana University. Town council members were impressed with his business degree and four semesters of accounting classes, town council president Ron Hoffman said.

The salary for the position is about $44,500.

Yogurt shop’s sales to benefit school funding

Residents and families wanting to help raise money for North Grove Elementary School can help by getting a sweet treat next month.

The school is partnering with Ella’s Frozen Yogurt & More for a Dining to Donate day Feb. 6.

From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Ella’s Frozen Yogurt & More, 520 N. State Road 135 in Greenwood, will donate 20 percent of customers’ purchases to the school when the customer mentions North Grove.

Any questions can be emailed to info@ellasfrozenyogurt.com, or call 985-3232.

All Center Grove elementary schools are competing to bring in the most sales on their school’s Dining to Donate Wednesday. The school with the most donations will get a double donation from Ella’s Frozen Yogurt & More.

Local REMC offering 2 college scholarships

Johnson County REMC is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend an Indiana college or university.

A recipient’s parent or guardian must be REMC members.

Applications are available from a high school guidance counselor; at the REMC office, 750 International Drive, Franklin; and on the agency’s website, jcremc.com.

Application deadline is Jan. 31.

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