Council doesn't support commissions renovation plan

Vanderburgh County Council members were looking for some clarification Wednesday night about rumors circulating that the Vanderburgh County Commissioners wanted to renovate commissioner offices in the Civic Center.

Council members asked Commission President Bruce Ungethiem if commissioners wanted to create 'executive suites' that would cost tax payers around $200,000.

Ungethiem said that they are working to evaluate construction options and are hoping to take advantage of vacant space available in the building.

County council members strongly disagreed with the potential project, many saying that tax payers don't have the appetite for the expense right now.

Ungethiem disagreed, he told council he believes it would save tax payers money by using a vacant facility and saying it could give other businesses opportunity to use the space.

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(This story was originally published December 6, 2017)


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