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Shipshewana looking to rebuild North Street

The Shipshewana Town Council authorized creating a bid package for work to improve North Street as work on the Morton Street extension continues.

The council approved a recommendation to seek bids on the option to rebuild the street, as opposed to resurfacing the street.

Engineering estimates put rebuilding the street between $145,000 and $150,000 without curbing or gutters and $175,000 to $180,000 with curbs and gutters.

In other business:

The council approved allowing sidewalk sales during the upcoming Wall Dawgs event, set for June 18-21.

The council approved a resolution for a 10-year abatement for EZ Freeze, which is planning to move its facility to North Village Drive. It was asked what would happen with the abatement should the company choose not to go forward with the project. Town attorney Kurt Bachman replied that the abatement would only be valid if someone were to build the exact same project.

Town marshal Tom Fitch reminded residents to renew their golf cart permit.

Fitch also told the council that his department will be “clamping down” on the large pickup trucks running around town.