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Fiber optics line OK sought

March 29, 2011

    A presentation was made to the Adams County Commissioners on Monday on a multi-use fiber-optic communications line that's being proposed to run through the county from Jay County up to Fort Wayne.
    The commissioners will vote soon on whether to approve the plans of Community Fiber Solutions (CFS), a firm founded in Ohio last October and registered for operation in Indiana in November. The firm provides telephone, television, and Internet access.
    CFS is based in Lima, Ohio, where it owns a cable television system, and has its Indiana office in Portland.
    The proposed route in Adams County would be through Geneva, around Berne, up County Rd. 000 to Monroe, past Decatur, and ending in Fort Wayne.
    Four men from CFS and its partners, including Bank of Geneva, made the presentation. Other partners are Jay County Hospital and the Do-It-Best company.
    The fiber-optic lines will be partly underground and partly on utility poles.
    Mark Miller, head of CFS, said the business hopes to starting moving north through Adams County in less than a month.
    Also at the meeting:
    • A 3-0 vote approved the replatting of one lot of the Section 15 Subdivision on County Rd. 100 East near US 33.
    • County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mirchel said his department is doing "odds and ends" right now, including work planned on March 29 on the berm of County Rd. 000.
    • The report of the county animal control officer shows that he and his assistant drove almost 1,200 miles from February 13 to March 26 and collected 34 dogs, 25 cats, and one raccoon.

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