WINDS SHIFTING: Commissioners to hear wind issue soon

COLUMBIA CITY — The wind discussion will soon be making its way from the lower level conference room of the Whitley County Government Center — where the Whitley County Plan Commission meets — to the main conference chambers of the Whitley County Commissioners one floor up.The commissioners spoke briefly last week with Plan Commission President Brandon Forrester about a potential timetable in regard to when the commissioners may have the wind turbine ordinance in front of them.In other business, Chief of Deputies Marcus Gatton appeared on behalf of the Sheriff’s Department regarding a request for new vehicles.There were talks of acquiring two Crown Victorias, already equipped for the department, but with the cars no longer in production, the cost wasn’t fiscally sound. Rather, the department has chosen two police Dodge Chargers at a cost of just under $50,000 for the pair. An additional $4,000 will be used to replace necessary equipment and to properly fit brackets on the new cars for police property.The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 21, a Tuesday, due to the holiday.___For a more in depth look at this story, see the Feb. 13 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.