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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.
âThis authority has been inactive. It hasnât been used for a long time,â 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 hasnât 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.
âI may be coming to you asking to dissolve it,â Daniel told the council. âBut because itâs 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
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