Meeting: Middlebury Redevelopment Commission
Heard town manager, Mark Salee, report that the Elkhart County Redevelopment Commission approved using funds from the Middlebury East TIF district to upgrade the town’s water system. The upgrade will include improvements to the town’s water treatment plant, activation of an inactive booster station to improve water pressure to the Highland Hills area, improved monitoring, and replacement of one of the town’s wells. In 2012, the county redevelopment commission gave Middlebury $902,600 from the East TIF district to raise two water towers to improve water pressure, but the project was found to be unworkable and cost prohibitive; $845,266.25 of those funds remain. This project will use $328,671, and $516,595.25 will be retained for future improvements. That money will be used for the new water system improvements. The town water utility will also contribute toward the project.
Heard about the Middlebury Chamber of Commerce, the Middlebury Parks Department and the Friends of Middlebury Parks working together to create an informational kiosk in East Park, a pocket map for the Trails of Middlebury and a Learning Corridor attraction along a half-mile section of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. The Learning Corridor will highlight several points of interest within the half-mile, with signage and literature explaining the significance of each.