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Town of Ferdinand, Indiana
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Please contact (812) 631-2647 with questions. Forms may be submitted to Jill Schipp.
Utility Bill Assistance Information:
Renters assistance applications will be available on www.indianahousingnow.org in September or October.
Energy assistance is through Low income home energy assistance program: https://www.in.gov/ihcda/4067.htm
A list of Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority is available by county: https://www.in.gov/ihcda/files/Local%20Intake%20Sites%20by%20County%202019-2020.pdf
Unsolicited Seeds Could Wreak Havoc on Agriculture, Environment, State Officials Warn
Anyone who receives unsolicited seeds should keep the seeds and packaging (including the mailing label, but do not open the seed packet) and place all contents in a zip-top bag, then place the bag in an envelope or small box and mail it to: USDA APHIS, c/o State Plant Health Director Nick Johnson, 3059 N. Morton Street, Franklin, IN 46131.
If you cannot mail the items, do not dispose of them. Keep the seeds, packaging and mailing label and contact the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology at 866-663-9684 or DEPP@dnr.IN.gov , or drop off the seeds and packaging with the Purdue Extension – Dubois County office, 1482 Executive Blvd., Jasper, IN 47546.
The Indiana Department of Transportation would like to remind Hoosiers to keep campaign signs out of the state highway rights-of-way. Campaign signs in state highway right-of-way are prohibited by Indiana Code 9-21-4-6. Campaign signs are not permitted in state rights-of-way any time of the year, whether it is a primary or general election cycle. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the primary election date in Indiana has moved to June 2, 2020.
Areas that should remain sign-free include:
• Rights-of-way that run parallel to highways, including medians, shoulders and roadside areas
• Where the right of way is not clearly marked, boundaries may be estimated as the fence line, the back of the ditch or behind utility poles.
INDOT personnel will remove campaign signs and other illegal signs from right-of-way — pursuant to code — as they are encountered in normal highway maintenance activities. Crews may also remove a specific sign if it presents an immediate safety risk, such as being too close to the roadway or creating a sight obstruction.
Campaign signs placed off the right-of-way will not be removed.
Removed signs will be taken to the nearest INDOT facility. Campaign signs may be claimed by the owner between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays. Please note that during Gov. Holcomb’s stay-at-home order, signs will not be available for pickup.
To report signs placed in the right-of-way, contact INDOT customer service at or 1-855-463-6848.