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January 16th, 2015
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” An abundance of important community-related issues gave the residents of South Whitley cause to come out to the townâ€™s council meeting Tuesday night.
Due to the arrival of the more than 30 residents, the council meeting was moved from the townâ€™s usual meeting place, the council chamber, and into the adjoining community recreation room.
The topic that appeared to be a focus on most residentsâ€™ minds â€” the townâ€™s water.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The new year brings a set of questions and concerns about the economy in general, and in particular the segment of the economy that involves the housing market. A recent United Way of Indiana report rated Whitley County as lacking in affordable housing.
Scott Darley, of Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Real Estate, took a different look at the issue.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The tickets are running out fast for the annual Father-Daughter Dance, hosted by the Columbia City Park Department.
Park Director Mark Green said more than half of the tickets have already been sold.
â€śTheyâ€™re going really quickly,â€ť Green told the City Council Tuesday night.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A donation of downtown property to the cityâ€™s redevelopment commission will come at a cost, officials say. The owner of the two-story building at 213 W. Van Buren Street, in Columbia City, has offered to give the building and land to the city.
The building, approximately 20 feet wide and 75 feet long, is located on the alley on the south side of Van Buren Street, between Chauncey and Line streets. Though in a prime location, the building is leaning and has been deemed unstable.
See Friday's edition of The Post & Mail for a special publication recapping 2014's Whitley County events.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Since the holiday season has come to a close, board members and staff for InterFaith Mission, Inc. are offering a bit of thanks for the variety of donors that supported The Lighthouse.
The Lighthouse is a nonprofit transitional shelter serving the homeless and displaced in Whitley County. While celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas, some community members and organizations found time and resources to help the shelter.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As of Jan. 1, a Cleveland Township board member seat has been vacant.
The position, held by Thomas Warner, was vacated after he submitted a resignation letter that took effect immediately.
The Whitley County Republican Committee is looking to fill the spot, and will hold a caucus at the end of the month.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City residents can expect to see a higher utility bill in March.
Tuesday night, Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council approved its highly-discussed sewer rate increase by a 3-2 vote.
The increase will come over a three-year period, with the first phase taking effect in March.
The average user can expect a $7 monthly increase this year, $6 next year and $5 in 2017.