Last Updated on June 30, 2016 by cassnetwork
Here’s your weekday update with Michelle Dials from Cass County Communication Network for Thursday, June 30, 2016. You can listen using the link above.
SHUTTLES OFFERED FOR SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE
Logansport area residents who want to enjoy the special Bicentennial concert featuring the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Sunday night will be able to take advantage of special transportation arranged for the event.
Cass Area Transit will run shuttles from Logansport High School, Logansport Memorial Hospital, Fairview Park and France Park beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday. Buses will have a return shuttle service running through 9:30 p.m.
Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell says the shuttles are part of the city’s existing contract with Cass Area Transit and will enable senior citizens and handicapped residents to be close to the concert venue at the Little Turtle Waterway.
While there will be some additional tables and bleachers at the venue, the mayor is asking local residents to bring their own folding chairs if possible. The weather forecast for the event calls for fair skies and seasonal temperatures. In the event of rain, the concert will be relocated to the McHale Performing Arts Center.
The free concert is funded through a grant from the Cass County Community Foundation. Sparrow 5 will perform at 6, followed by the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 at Little Turtle Waterway in downtown Logansport.
HELP AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER COOLING BILLS
Applications will be accepted July 1 – August 12 for the 2016 summer cooling energy assistance program. Help is available through Area Five for eligible individuals and families only while funding lasts. A family of four is eligible if they make under $3,038 a month and have not already received the summer benefit. New applicants and denied households can apply once between July 1, 2016 and August 12, 2016, as long as funding is available. Call Area Five at (800) 654-9421 for more information.
Limited air conditioners will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis until gone. Individuals must have their physician complete an Air Conditioner Affidavit, available at Area Five Agency, and be approved for EAP to be considered for this opportunity.
Energy saving kits are available for approved households only.
Visit areafive.com, click on “Families” then click on “Energy Assistance.” This program is available in Cass, Howard, Miami, Tipton and Wabash Counties.
NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT FRIDAY
Beginning July 1, consumers will have up to 45 days after purchasing a vehicle to get the vehicle titled and plated. Previously, consumers only had 31 days.
To accommodate the change, paper interim license plates issued to consumers by dealers during vehicle purchases after June 30, 2016 will be valid for 45 days. In addition, automobile dealers will have up to 31 days after the date of sale to deliver a title to a consumer if the title cannot be provided at the time of the sale.
Previously, dealers had 21 days to deliver a title and paper interim plates were good for 31 days.
Even if a consumer doesn’t receive a title from the dealer until the 31 day deadline, the consumer will still have 14 days to get the car titled and plated in their name.
Consumers who do not receive their title within the 31 day deadline should contact the Secretary of State’s office. Complaints may be submitted online at in.gov/sos/dealer or by calling 317-234-7190.
PREVIOUS LAW REINSTATED
A law that had been on the Indiana books as a misdemeanor, and was inadvertently removed, has been reinstated as a class “C” infraction. Beginning July 1st, 2016, the law states that if a vehicle comes to a stop in the traveled portion of the highway, the operator shall, as soon as safely possible, move the vehicle off the traveled portion of the highway and to a location as close to the accident as possible, unless the accident involves the transportation of hazardous materials or results in the injury or death of a person or the entrapment of a person in a vehicle.”
The previous law only applied to interstate highways. The reinstated law applies to all government maintained roadways.
The intent of the law is to safely remove traffic hazards from the roadway so as to reduce secondary crashes, especially on multi lane highways, that are often more severe and result in more injuries than the original crash. Also, this law ensures that motorists have statutory backing when they move their vehicles.
PUBLIC INVITED TO COUNCIL MEETING
The Logansport City Council’s Ward 1 Quarterly Meeting will take place tonight at 6:30 at the Penman Building, located on Smith Street across from Huston Park. All are invited to attend.