Bill Pemberton Appointed to School Board

Bill PembertonMishawaka Mayor David Wood announced today that he has appointed William (Bill) Pemberton to the School City of Mishawaka School Board. The appointment will take effect on January 1, 2015 and is the first time a mayor has had the opportunity to appoint a school board member in Mishawaka.

Central Park Closed For Planned Renovations

The City recently awarded the planned renovation of Central Park to Ziolkowski Construction of South Bend. The project came in slightly under the architects estimate at 4.75 million dollars. Ziolkowski has informed the City that they plan on fencing off the construction area during the week of September 8th. This will essentially close the center of the park until the summer of 2015.

During construction, the Riverwalk will remain open, although there will be ornamental lighting placed on the Pedestrian Bridge which will require intermittent temporary closure of the bridge.

Spiess Named Corporation Counsel/Director of Human Resources

Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood has announced the appointment of Staff Attorney, Geoffrey Spiess, to the newly created position of Corporation Counsel/Director of Human Resources for the City of Mishawaka. Spiess replaces Corporation Counsel, John Gourley and Human Resource Director, Bonnie Bonham who both retired recently from the City.

City To Display Restored Perkins Windmill

The City will temporarily display a restored Perkins Windmill on top of the traffic circle pedestal located at the intersection of Front Street and Spring Street in Historic Downtown Mishawaka on Tuesday June 17th 2014, weather permitting. The display site was chosen at the suggestion of former Mayor Robert Beutter and the City's Art in Public Places committee, and sits just a few hundred feet from the former Ball Band and Uniroyal property where the windmill was originally manufactured.

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