Archive - Nov 7, 2013 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â To separate, or not to separate? That is the question Columbia City officials are facing when it comes to stormwater.
Currently, the cityâs storm and wastewater are on a combined system â nearly all water is processed through the wastewater treatment plant, south of town on Ind. 205, before it is dumped into the river.
While the idea wasnât considered practical several years ago when the stormwaterâs long-term control plan was made, officials are revisiting the idea of separating the cityâs wastewater (sewage) from natural stormwater.
COLUMBIA CITYâ Whitley Countyâs Economic Development Corporation (EDC) opened a co-working facility in downtown Columbia City this week.
The EDC Outpost is intended to be a flexible space for EDC clients and service partners, located at 114 N. Chauncey St., Columbia City.
EDC CEO and President Alan Tio said the diversity for possibilities at the Outpost means it could be used by a broad spectrum of individuals.
âWe could add or change things from what we have now,â he said.
COLUMBIA CITY â School officials have been working hard to increase school safety for the last several months.
Officials have partnered with local law enforcement agencies to form a School Safety Commission, created safety plans for every building in their districts, and have opened up buildings for officers to conduct extra training.
Friday, the school systems received a boost in their safety efforts, as Indiana Governor Mike Pence awarded Whitley Countyâs schools $120,411.60 of the stateâs $9 million in grant money.