Commissioners table request to vacate in Howe


LAGRANGE – The LaGrange County Commissioners held a public hearing on a petition to vacate a right-of-way in Howe for the expansion of the B-P gas station and convenience store.

BellProp’s Christopher Walter told commissioners they purchased two adjoining properties and are requesting the vacation of land that is platted as the southern end of Eighth Street.

Project Engineer Deborah Hughes said the plans call for three diesel fueling stations for trucks and four gasoline fueling stations for other vehicles.

The site plan alters egress from State Roads 9 and 120. Of the existing curb cuts, only the north entrance on SR 9 will be used. A new entrance further to the east on SR 120 is part of the site plan.

The company is working with adjoining property owner Kathy Eastwood to provide an easement to her garage.

Commissioners tabled a decision on the request until they see an easement agreement in writing.

The commissioners authorized Highway Superintendent Randy VanWagner to purchase a used paver for $35-thousand dollars from Rudd Equipement of Fort Wayne.

They also signed the final contract with Michael Kinder & Sons for the construction of the justice building. Construction is scheduled to start May 21st.

Commissioner Terry Martin hold a town hall meeting this Wednesday at 6p-m at the Mongo Fire Station.

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