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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City took the first step in expanding its property Tuesday.
The cityâ€™s Board of Works and Public Safety unanimously approved making an offer on a house adjacent to City Hall at 210 W. Market St.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said he and Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle have been researching property purchase for the city for some time.
â€śWe are running out of space,â€ť he said, referring to storage at City Hall and parking throughout downtown.
Board members approved the cityâ€™s offer of $51,500 for the purchase of the property. Coyle explained that was the highest price that could be offered.
â€śOur offer cannot be greater than the average of two (property) appraisals,â€ť she said.
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