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Redevelopment Commission approves property bid and discusses cemetery

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The Sullivan County Redevelopment Commission approved a Carlisle property bid and discussed the Center Ridge Cemetery arch during the monthly meeting on Thursday. 

The $10,100 property bid, which was for two parcels of land in Carlisle, was received from Todd Phegley. The commission approved the bid, noting that it was the only bid received and that it was slightly above the minimum requirement. 

According to Phegley's bid, he plans to clear the property and then convert it back to farmland. 

In other business, the commission discussed the arch at Center Ridge Cemetery. The cemetery is situated on a ridge near the western edge of Sullivan and is a visual record of cemetery design evolution. 

The cemetery's arch is located over a culvert in the road and the culvert pipe is rusting, explained Deann Talley, who serves as the commission's treasurer. 

“The arch isn't damaged, but we want to make sure the pipe is fixed.” 

The cemetery is owned by the city but located in the county and the issue is how the project will be funded.

“We understand the need, but need to know how to pay for it,” Talley added. 

In other business: 

  • The commission approved a $36 claim for a Carlisle property banner from VR Custom Graphics.
  • The next regular monthly meeting of the commission will be Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the commissioner's room at the courthouse.

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