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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Though Columbia City has a vacant seat on the Whitley County Building Authority, the Common Council decided to wait to fill the position, which was formerly held by Ray Whiting who passed away.
â€śThis authority has been inactive. It hasnâ€™t been used for a long time,â€ť Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel told the council Tuesday.
Daniel said he hopes to meet with a county commissioner to discuss dissolving the authority, which hasnâ€™t been used since City Hall was remodeled in the early 1990s. He said a dissolution would be a joint resolution by the city and county, and depending on the financial status of the jail, there may be some technicalities to work through.
â€śI may be coming to you asking to dissolve it,â€ť Daniel told the council. â€śBut because itâ€™s not dissolved yet, the question is â€” do we make the appointment or do we wait to see if its going to be dissolved?â€ť
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