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June 7th, 2013
Now that work on the new fire station in Monroe has begun, with the official groundbreaking ceremony to take place this evening at 6, the question of what to do with the town's current fire station/City Hall building has come to the front.
Council members said Thursday they believe the obvious answer would be to sell the building, which is owned by the town. However there may be an unusual tangle of red tape involving the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that may put off potential buyers of the property.
The Adams County Regional Sewer District board, with four of its seven members present, voted on Thursday evening to issue up to $2.4 million in tax-free municipal bonds to finance the county's first-ever rural sewer endeavor. Bond anticipation notes will be sold in advance of the bonds as the district inches toward the start of a project that has been several years in the making and filled with controversy along the way.
It now appears likely that the "ugly wall" left after the demolition of the longtime building at the corner of Monroe and Second streets in downtown Decatur will be covered by brick.
A comment launched near the end of Tuesday night's city council meeting turned into some hard decisions, the result being the strong probability that a brick wall will eventually cover the eyesore.
(Editor's Note: This is an AP exchange shared by the News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne.)
By KEVIN KILBANE
DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — Coni Mayer could see the impact from the windows of her office at Second and Madison streets in downtown Decatur.
The 19th annual Golden Meadows Home auction – held to benefit the Special Needs Resident Fund – will be held this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. on the facility grounds at 3646N 200E, rural Decatur.
The family-friendly event will feature many new items and gift certificates from local businesses, as well as out-of-town organizations such as professional sport teams and amusement parks. Also for sale will be used merchandise in good condition, and lunch will be available for purchase at a food tent.
Hoosier Pattern, a Decatur business Mayor John Schultz called "a core" of local economic development, is continuing to move rapidly forward, it was learned at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting.
Attorney Jeremy Brown, representing the N. 10th St. metal pattern maker, and owner-operator Keith Gerber were on hand at the meeting to request a tax abatement on a $1.7 million piece of equipment that Hoosier Pattern will be installing in the weeks ahead.
Dueling petitions in the Monroe Township portion of the town of Monroe ultimately will determine whether residents there will become members of the Adams Public Library System (APLS).
The Adams County Peace Monument on the southwest corner of the courthouse square will be featured during this Saturday's Sculpture Tour.
Committee members from the Peace Monument 100th Anniversary Celebration will be available at the monument to answer questions and to give the history of the monument, according to a news release.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has given a Catholic diocese in northern Indiana permission to keep some records under seal as lawyers prepare for a possible trial over a former teacher’s claim that she was fired because she had in vitro fertilization.
Emily Herx’s lawsuit against the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend addresses the constitutional balance between reproductive rights and religious rights and could determine which one trumps the other.
Plan Commission Director Neil Ogg announced at Monday's county commissioners meeting that he will retire on September 1.
Ogg was appointed to the position 15 years ago by the commissioners.
Commissioner Kim Fruechte told him, "You'll be a hard person to replace."