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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to turn a fish hatchery property back over to the state of Indiana Monday.
The commissioners also discussed the Camp Samaritan property, which had been in the countyâ€™s control since 2010. Camp Whitley was interested in purchasing the land. The stipulation of the contract was if the county did nothing to make Camp Samaritan into a public park, then it would revert back to the DNR.
Questions behind this were related to a pier at Camp Samaritan. It was taken in August of 2012, but by that point, the property would have automatically reverted back to the stateâ€™s control.
â€śWe have no liability then,â€ť said Commissioner Chairman George Schumpf.
It is possible the Commissioners will have to sign a quick-claim to deed Camp Samaritan back to the state before it can go to Camp Whitley.
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