Brownstown Town Council approves pair of deeds

One deed transfer will allow a volunteer fire department to own its property, which will help with an upcoming building project.

Another deed transfer will result in improvements to an intersection.

The best part about the pair of transfers recently approved by the Brownstown Town Council? They didn’t cost the town any money.

In fact, with the transfer to the fire department, the town will be getting some money back.

In the fall of 2014, the town and Brownstown Township Fire Protection District split the costs of replacing the roof of the fire station, which is on town property in the 200 block of West Walnut Street next to the building that houses town hall and the police and street departments.

The fire protection district agreed to pay all costs with regard to the deed transfer and reimburse the portion the town paid to replace the roof, $6,782.

The intersection that will be improved is where Bloomington Road forks off of Commerce Street or U.S. 50.

Steve Goins, vice president of human resources and facilities with Kocolene Development Corp. in Seymour, told the town council in August that the company was interested in donating the triangular-shaped 0.16-acre property in the 800 block of West Commerce Street to the town.

The town council’s next step is to figure out what to do with the property. Having someone maintain the area as a beautification project and using it to draw attention to town businesses or events have been suggested during recent council meetings.

Read the full story in Thursday’s Tribune and online at tribtown.com.

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Zach Spicer is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at zspicer@tribtown.com or 812-523-7080.