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The City of Kokomo has been awarded an additional $1.7 million for its program to remove blighted and uninhabitable structures throughout the city. The funds will be added to the $1.3 million Kokomo was awarded last year.

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced that Kokomo’s second proposal for funding via the Hardest Hit Fund - Blight Elimination Program was approved. The City of Kokomo has received a total of $3,084,000 through the program. Read More
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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approved the City of Kokomo’s regulations for floodplain management. The DNR’s approval of the City’s Floodplain Ordinance effectively covers the entire area of the City. The final approval was received Friday, January 16th.

“I am pleased the DNR has approved the Kokomo’s floodplain management regulations that address flood hazard areas for the entire city, including the Kokomo Municipal Stadium site,” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. “This decision reaffirms our continued compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program.” Read More
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The City of Kokomo is heading into 2015 on solid footing. According to an internal audit of the city’s finances, the City of Kokomo underspent the 2014 budget by 8% or $5.2 million.

The savings were achieved as the City funded three major capital improvement projects: a $9 million parking garage, which it paid-off five years early, $1M donation for the YMCA and finished renovating City Hall. Read More
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Since January 1, 2008 the City of Kokomo has seen a 24 percent reduction in major crime reported.

Murders were down 55 percent and thefts of motor vehicle saw a decline of 47 percent. For the period reported, crimes were down in a number of categories including sexual assaults, robbery, burglary, aggravated assaults and theft. Read More
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