Saturday, September 20, 2014

Millersburg hopes to build new town hall, police station

The town of Millersburg plans to apply for a $400,000 federal grant to build a new community center. The building would also include a new town hall and police station.
Posted on May 6, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on May 6, 2013 at 2:41 p.m.

GOSHEN — A $400,000 grant could be the boost Millersburg needs to add a community center to a new building that will also house town hall and a police station.

The Elkhart County commissioners signed a letter of support Monday, May 6, for Millersburg to seek a federal grant that would cover at least part of the cost to build a new multi-use community center for the town. Ben Eldridge, the town’s utility superintendent, said Millersburg plans to use its own funds to construct a part of the facility that would include a new town hall and police station.

Eldridge noted, however, that there is a chance the town would not receive the full amount of the grant because of federal budget cuts for projects like community centers. If the grant is awarded, the town will be responsible for a 10 percent match plus the balance of the construction costs for the community center.

Eldridge said the new building would make Millersburg more appealing to the people who live there as well as entrepreneurs looking for a community to open a business in. The town is partnering with the Millersburg Parks and Recreation Department and the Millersburg Friends of the Park, a nonprofit organization, for the project.

 A video display at a convenience store shows a wanted poster of Eric Frein, a 31-year-old from Canadensis, Pa., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Philadelphia. Frein is charged with killing Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in a late-night ambush Sept. 12 outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Updated 2 hours ago
 FILE - In this March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell arrives a federal court in Lynchburg, Va. A federal jury in Albany, Ga., convicted Parnell and two others Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in connection with a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest U.S. food recalls ever, sickened hundreds across the country and was linked to several deaths. Parnell was convicted on numerous counts including conspiracy, wire fraud and obstruction of justice related to shipping tainted peanut butter to customers and faking results of lab tests intended to screen for salmonella. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)

Updated at 12:20 a.m.
 FILE - In this June 30, 2010, file photo, Bishop Blase Cupich, 61, of Rapid City, S.D., poses for a photo at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes after his announcement in Spokane, Wash. Cupich will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George, according to a person with knowledge of the selection, who spoke Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak publicly. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle)

Updated at 12:11 a.m.
Back to top ^