Harris Board meeting set

The Harris Township board will meet on February 9, via Zoom.
The primary agenda item is review and approval of the 2020 Annual Financial Report.

Time: Feb 9, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 841 0500 7124
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HTP at Brummitt Road closed for the season

We look forward to seeing you in mid-to-late March, when it reopens.

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Harris board organizational meeting

The Advisory Board of Harris Civil Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana will hold a meeting at 6 pm on Tuesday January 5, 2021 via Zoom.  Business will include the annual organization of the board, and any other business that legally comes before the board.

Time: Jan 5, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 876 1271 2434
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Pickleball nets at Elm coming down

The Harris Township Park at Elm Road pickleball nets will be taken down for the season soon. While the actual date is weather-dependent, the nets will likely be down by the second week of November.

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Harris Township board meeting

The Harris Township board will meet virtually, via Zoom, regarding capital asset acquisition options.

Topic: Harris Township Board meeting
Time: Nov 4, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Estimated date for ‘nets up’ at Elm

When nets are installed at Harris Township Park at Elm Road, you alone can determine if it is acceptable to play, and how to play.

All are advised to be familiar with CDC recommendations, and guidance provided by respected sources including sport associations – for example, the USA Pickleball Association, which has among other things, suspended tournament play until at least mid-June.
It would be hard to imagine packed waiting areas, or frequent rotation of partners as had been the custom in prior years.
For basketball, five on five games are likely a thing of the past.
Know the risks; you own them.

Basketball and Pickleball nets are currently estimated to be installed no later than June 16th – weather permitting. It could happen earlier.

It is great you like to play. Play safe.

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Thank those responding to COVID-19 calls in Granger

In unincorporated Granger, Clay Fire Territory (CFT) first responders show up in ambulances and fire trucks in response to COVID-19 calls.    You can show your thanks by buying them a meal.
In Harris Township, CFT’s fire stations are at State Road 23 and Elm Road, and at Bittersweet and Anderson Roads.

Fire stations are currently limiting access and deliveries to protect the public and first responders, so the best way to do that is by sending a check or gift card.

Your donation will allow them to pick up a meal at their convenience while working, or order for delivery while in quarantine, which is sometimes necessary.

While money donations provide the most flexibility, gift cards to places like Martin’s Supermarkets, Wings Etc., or a pizza restaurant would be put to good use.

Clay Fire Territory Administrative Offices
re: thank you first responders
18355 Auten Road
South Bend, IN 46637

The typical ambulance is staffed by two people, and the typical fire engine by three people.  There are two ambulances and five fire engines, plus a number of support personnel working to keep you safe.

CFT serves Harris Township and Clay Township, comprising the majority of Granger.  CFT also serves German Township, Roseland and Indian Village. They operate from five fire stations including at State Road 23 and Elm Road, and at Bittersweet and Anderson Roads.

…and if you’re participating in the Granger Community Church #4Michiana #4Michianabingo giving event, you can claim the spot just below the free space on your bingo card!

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Additional Appropriation for Township Assistance

The Harris Township Board will meet 4.8.2020 to seek public input on an additional budget appropriation for 2020.

The $40,000 additional appropriation is for purposes of Township Assistance, in anticipation of additional need. The funding source is the Rainy Day Fund. No funds would be disbursed until the initial $15,000 appropriation is exhausted.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 8 at 6pm, outside the Trustee Office which is located in the fire station at 13981 State Road 23, Granger, Indiana. Again, the meeting will begin promptly at 6pm, and will be held outdoors.

Those in need may contact the township via email or phone.
The township may be able to assist township residents, including with utility and rent in certain situations, and subject to income and other published guidelines. Please note that as of now, utilities are not shutting off service.

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Temporary parking restrictions – HTP at Elm Road

Thanks in advance for your patience as the resurfacing project awaits completion in the form of finishing work between the lot and the front retention pond. Some parking spots are blocked off, to protect the ground from developing ruts tat would impede that work.

As always and per the posted signs, additional parking is available in the church lot across the street, when there is no service or event at the church.

Until the work is complete, please don’t park in the handicap spots if you don’t have a valid pass, or between them – as indicated by the blue lines.

Last year the pickleball nets went up in mid-April. While that decision is always weather dependent, this parking issue may also play a role this year.

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HTP Brummitt playground seasonal opening

Now open is the Sue Dylewski playground at Harris Township Park at Brummitt Road.

Thanks to Jeff for working in the near-freezing weather to make it happen.

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