COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Common Council typically meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. The meeting, which usually would have been scheduled for Jan. 10 did not happen, as the Mayor, council members and even the clerk-treasurer were away trying to become better leaders for the city. They were attending the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Conference in Indianapolis.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s most volatile hot-button issue for the past year or more has been wind energy â€” to embrace the possible arrival of 400-foot-high wind turbines or tell the companies who market the wind harnessers â€śno thank you, we donâ€™t want them.â€ť
While both sides of this heated debate have been represented through the myriad public hearings and committee meetings, it appears the squeakiest wheel in the debate is about to be lubricated more thoroughly than a wind turbineâ€™s gearbox.