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Shipshewana renegotiating with historical society


The Shipshewana Town Council approved renegotiating the lease agreement with the Shipshewana Area Historical Society, which uses the Farver School.

The board was told that the society has a 10-year lease that will be up in 2019. The society was proposing a one-year lease with no rent, with the society assuming responsibility of the building. After a year, the agreement would be reviewed, looking at making it continuous, the society proposed.

The town council approved having Town Manager Mike Sutter negotiate the lease agreement with the historical society.

In other business:

The council approved sending a letter of recommendation to the county for a site plan for Interra Credit Union to be located on Berkshire Drive at SR 5.

The council approved a new rate for renting the Wolfe Building for those renting the building multiple days.

The fire department received approval to purchase four desks from a local woodworking shop for $3,790.

A report on the water, sewer and storm water rates showed that there was no need to increase rates at this time. The report did recommend transferring money from the operating fund into the improvement fund for storm water. The report also recommended a second residential rate for lots over two acres.