Good things have been happening since 1/1/2015:
- EXPENSES DOWN, almost $10,000 annualized reduction in existing operational expenses
- IMPROVED SERVICE, to township assistance recipients
- REDUCED OVERALL EXPENDITURES, estimated $40,000 savings in township assistance alone (2015)
- CEMETERY RESTORATION, long overdue for both township cemeteries
- WEB SITE ESTABLISHED, HarrisTownship.in
- INCREASED NON-TAX REVENUES, approaching $60,000 year-to-date
- PARK IMPROVED, playground mulch, bird habitats and seating at Harris Township Park
Plans are underway for additional improvements.
There has been a lot of construction on Gumwood, Fir, and Brick Roads over the past year or so. Harris Township residents will benefit, more than just in terms of repaved surfaces.
Stay tuned for updates. Hint: most of “Granger” is not on city water.
In the mean time, do you care to offer a guess on what is happening? If so, drop us a note at HarrisTrusteeLindsay@gmail.com
Background: Granger is not a city, therefore city services can’t be assumed. For some insights on services and who provides them, we’ve provided a resource page.
Doing the same for less is a good thing. Do you see that very often in government?
Harris Township’s operating expenses have been reduced by almost $10,000 per year on an annualized basis – for existing general services. We’ll put that money to good use elsewhere.
No magic, just hard work, a keen eye, and a sharp pencil. How? Stopping utilities that were rarely used, eliminating unneeded coverage, comparing prices, and taking full advantage of our tax-exempt status.
The dollars add up. Stay tuned for more good news.
Shrubs, trees and flowers that grow near a headstone will likely damage it. Please work with us to protect your loved one’s resting place. Contact us, and we’ll work with you.
Take a look at the photo. Not only does weather impact headstones, but the plant you see growing could be quickly become a problem. We know that a small rose bush or evergreen planted today might seem to honor the deceased, but that won’t be the case in ten years. So please, think before you plant.
Plans are being made for restoration efforts at the two cemeteries maintained by Harris Township. As part of the effort, vegetation and decorations will be removed. If you visit the cemetery, we’d much rather work with you before that time arrives. Please contact the Trustee for more information.
Volunteers from Granger Community Church (GCC) recently spread playground mulch, built bird boxes, and planted trees at Harris Township Park as part of their ongoing 4Michiana campaign to serve local community organizations. Check out the program at their web site gccwired.com, or navigate there via our Partners page.
Dozens of wonderful volunteers gave their Saturday morning this spring to improve the park. We are very grateful! Special thanks to Jeanna, Cassie, Dale, Jon and Shelly.
Come to the park this summer to check out the softer play’ground’, and in 20 years to admire the walnut trees bordering the toll road.