August 10, 2011
The town of Markle is in both Huntington and Wells Counties. The entire town is served by the Huntington County Plan Commission. The Markle elected officials, all elected on a non-partisan basis, are the three members of the Markle Town Council and the town clerk-treasurer.
The Town Hall address is 155 W. Sparks St., P.O. Box 367, Markle, IN 46770, phone 758-3193; fax 758-2832. The Town Council meets regularly on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the Markle Fire Station.
The Town Council members, are:
Jeff Humbarger, president. Home address: 120 N. Tracy St., Markle. Phone 758-9546.
Mark Hamilton, vice-president. Home address: 370 W. Morse St., P.O. Box 225, Markle. Phone 758-2818.
Rick Bower. Home address: 160 N. Miller St., P.O. Box 545, Markle. Phone 758-2985.
The Clerk-Treasurer is Shelley Monticue, Town of Markle, 155 W. Sparks St., P.O. Box 367, Markle 46770, phone 758-3193, fax 758-2832. Home address: 730 N. Clark St., Markle. Home phone: 758-9070.
Markle operates water and sewage utilities.
Rick Asher is the Town Utilities Superintendent. Home address: 3398 E. Markle Rd., Huntington.
Scott Spahr is the Wastewater Utility Superintendent. Home address: 6770 N. Marzane Rd., Markle.
Stephen Jeffers is the Water Utility Superintendent. Home address: 315 E. Morse St. P.O. Box 537, Markle.
Weekend or emergency utility problems: Call the CELLULAR PHONE NUMBER: 1-260-358-6604.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: John Markley is the Town Marshal (Police Chief). The police NON-EMERGENCY phone is 758-2225.
Markle Water Utilities (Water and Wastewater), P.O. Box 367, Markle 46770.
$100 deposit on rental properties for water. Summer sprinkle program: call the clerk-treasurer at 758-3193. New water taps $750; new residential sewer taps $600 for time and material. Commercial/business/multi-unit: minimum fee of $750. Water for 3/4" service, $800, sewer, plus any additional time and material costs.
Most of Markle gets electric service from Duke Energy, phone 1-800-521-2232. A small portion receives it from United REMC, 758-3155.
Markle receives natural gas service from Vectren, phone 1-800-777-2060 day or night.
Markle telephone service is from Frontier, phone 1-800-921-8104 for repair. Phone 1-800-921-8101 to order services or billing.
Cable Television: Swayzee Communications, phone 1-800-435-8353.
Garbage and Recycling: Waste Management. Phone 866-460-6200. Garbage service is every Monday, with recycling bi-weekly on Mondays.
FIRE: The Markle Volunteer Fire Department serves the town of Markle and the townships of Rockcreek and Union in Wells County and Rock Creek and Union in Huntington County. The fire station is located at 150 W. Sparks St., Markle. Duane Brumbaugh is the Fire Chief.
PARK and POOL: The Markle Fish & Game Club provides a large community park on Ind. 3 in Markle, with activities help of the Markle Business and Community Association. Provided are a major playground equipment array installed through a community effort, plus a ballpark, a swimming pool, phone 758-3312 (only available between Memorial Day and Labor Day), and picnic facilities. For pavilion rental, call the Clerk-Treasurer's office for contact information.
Town of Markle Park Board meets the second Monday of each month at 8 a.m. in the conference room of the Town Hall.
Markle Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC)
The Markle Business & Community Association and the Markle Economic Development Organization have merged to become the Markle Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC). The officers are: President Jeff Humbarger, phone 758-3111; Vice President Jeff Stockman; Secretary Linda Beck; Treasurer Linda Reed. Meetings are held at 7 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Markle Health Care.