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Hymera accepting bid packets to lease former water office building

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The Hymera Town Council conducted its annual reorganization during its
first monthly meeting of 2021 on Tuesday afternoon.

Without much fanfare, James "Scott" Enstrom was unanimously
reappointed as council president. Mark Stewart made the motion, and
Carl Samm — who arrived a few minutes late — affirmed the appointment
as well.

In other reorganizing, Terry Modesitt was retained as town attorney,
while the meeting dates were set for 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of
each month.

Enstrom reported the town passed its annual state audit conducted in a
telephone conference recently.

"They found a few things they wanted us to change," he said. "Some of
them are not really practical for a small town like this, but we'll
have to do whatever they want as close as we can and what they want
done. There wasn't anything too bad."

Enstrom said the most important issue raised was more internal
control, with the town clerk and office clerk — the only two
employees.

"So they didn't find that either of us was doing anything wrong, they
just want us to check each other's work," Clerk-treasurer Nicole Hall
said.

In other business, Enstrom said the Hymera Redevelopment Commission
will receive sealed bid packets for the offering of real property for
lease — the former water office — at 204 E. Jackson Street.

Sealed proposals are invited and may be delivered addressed to the
Hymera Redevelopment Commission, Attention: President, to 406 N. Vine
Street, Hymera, IN 47855 by 1 p.m. on Jan. 29. All bids will be opened
and publicly read at that time.

Prospective bidders are encouraged to request an offering sheet for
details and conditions of the lease of real estate. Offering sheets
are located at 406 N. Vine Street, or by calling (812) 383-9201.

If you recall, per the advice of Terry Jones at Thrive West Central
last month, the building was turned over to the town's redevelopment
commission.

"(Jones) said it would probably be to our advantage to give it to the
redevelopment commission," Enstrom stated in December.

"If we put it in the hands of the redevelopment commission, we can
have an appraisal done and look for someone for the building," Water
Superintendent Nick Cullison said last month.

Cullison previously stated the building could be leased or rented, but
eventually it could be
sold to a business.

The council approved to deed the building to the redevelopment
commission, which was completed a few days after last months' council
meeting.


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