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Schools consider lunch account donations

By the WPD staff

Wabash City Schools may create a special account to receive donations for student lunch accounts, which have become a nation-wide issue for many students who cannot afford to buy hot meals each day.

City Schools’ school board will consider a recommendation to create the Hungry Kids Fund, which would hold donations for needy kids. The first donation, if approved, will come from the Wabash Local 285 United Steelworkers union for $500, according to the board’s agenda.

The public board meeting will open at 6 p.m. Monday, located in the L.H. Carpenter Center, 1101 Colerain St., Wabash. An executive session will follow the meeting at 7 p.m., during which the board will discuss the Community Foundation of Wabash County’s “Studies for Advancement,” according to the board’s agenda.

Several other public boards and councils are scheduled to meet this week.

On Monday, the Wabash County Commissioners will meet for regular business at 9 a.m. in the Wabash County Courthouse, 1 W. Hill Street. And at 5 p.m. that evening, the Wabash County Council will meet to consider year-end appropriation requests and amendments to the 2017 and 2018 salary ordinances.

Included in those appropriation requests is a $50,000 request for supplies and an additional $20,000 for other services sought by the Highway Department, as well as a $96,300 additional appropriation request from the General Fund for the Commissioners.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the North Manchester Town Council will consider a request from the Wabash Business Alliance to approve local tax incentives for Precision Medical Technologies, an orthopedic company that will open a facility here in 2018.

The Council will also accept bids for the eighth phase of the Town’s long-term control plan, which will separate storm and sanitary sewer lines in compliance with federal law, and consider a funding request from the Wabash County Animal Shelter.