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SOUTH WHITLEY â Town officials reviewed appraisals on South Whitleyâs water and infrastructure at Tuesdayâs council meeting.
An average value of $1.4 million was derived from two appraisals.
The assessment was conducted when town leaders started to entertain the idea of selling the townâs water utility to American Water, a company that services 1.2 million people in 126 communities throughout Indiana.
Town Council member Steve Smith wanted clarification that the bid for sale might differ from the appraised value.
PIERCETON â A vote to reconstruct Whitko Community School Corporationâs administrative office in Pierceton passed 4 to 1.
As construction plans and designs are beginning for a new Pierceton Elementary School, the district had the opportunity to revisit where the administrative offices should be located.
Currently the offices are attached to Pierceton Elementary School, but with the current structure slated to be demolished and replaced with a new elementary school, board members discussed in September the possibility of moving the corporationâs offices to a more central locale.
PIERCETON â Numerous negative comments encircled Indianaâs ISTEP+ testing process when computer malfunctions upset the online assessment.
However, at Pierceton Elementary School, faculty and students celebrated some good news that came from the standardized test.
Ryan Brown, now a fourth grader at PES, achieved a perfect score on the test in the spring.
At Mondayâs school board meeting, much applause was given to the boy for his academic success.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Commissioners discussed a two-year plan for spending CEDIT funds.
Commissioners agreed to not âskimpâ on maintenance for the Community Corrections Work Release building.
When air conditioning units leaked into the walls and insulation, costly repairs started accumulating.
âThis is a jewel of the community,â Commissioner Don Amber said. âI donât want to short the building.â
Courthouse maintenance was on the list and included plans to make roof repairs and install carpeting.