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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” More discussion of a comprehensive plan is on the agenda for Tuesdayâ€™s meeting of the South Whitley Town Council, which is scheduled to meet at 6:30 P.M. in City Hall.
The townâ€™s leadership has recently been looking into the need for such a plan, as well as what it would take to have one done.
Lori Shipman, an economic development consultant, has been working with several members of South Whitley government from both the town council and the townâ€™s planning commission.
She said last week she started meeting with South Whitley officials earlier in the summer.
An action plan was presented to the South Whitley Plan Commission by commission member Mike Krause.
Also spearheading the townâ€™s efforts for revitalization is town board member Tony Starkey.
Krause addressed the townâ€™s plan commission July 23, raising issues on everything from the lack of a grocery in the town to ways of improving the townâ€™s signage.
He told the commission that South Whitley â€śhas a leakage of retail establishments.â€ť
In the past year, South Whitley lost the services of Heyerlyâ€™s Meat Market, which closed, and the Kent Theater, which succumbed to fire.
Shipman said town leaders will work with experts in community development around the county and that assistance in the form of grants from the state are possible.
The town council meeting will be held in Town Hall, located at 118 E. Front St.