Qualifying industries looking to locate or expand in Berne will now have the opportunity to earn 100 percent freedom from all real and personal property tax liability for up to five years for such projects.
Petitions currently are being circulated in the Monroe Township portion of the town of Monroe seeking approval of residents there to join the Adams Public Library System (APLS).
The petition process was initiated by the APLS board of directors and, if 20 percent of the registered voters in the target area — which lies south of State Route 124 and includes the majority of residents in the town — sign the petitions, the area identified as Monroe/Monroe would become the third library district in Adams County.
The commissioners received a proposal from Dave Sholl of Schenkel & Shultz Architecture at Tuesday's meeting regarding the superior court project.
In the event a new building would be located at the northeast corner of Third Street and Madison Street, which is one of the locations being considered, Sholl has submitted a quote of $44,160 to serve with Cory Miller — a Decatur native — as architects for the project.