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November 27, 2012

Engineering contract on water project approved by Sellersburg council

Sellersburg votes to redistrict

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SELLERSBURG — Redistricting approved

The council also unanimously approved ordinance 2012-18 to set new voting districts for the town based on 2010 census figures.

Redistricting is required to be completed within two years of each decennial census and needed to be approved before the end of the year.

Town Attorney Jake Elder said redistricting required each district to be less than a 10 percent difference in each district’s population total. Sellersburg returned four districts, within 5 percent of the population totals, and one at-large district which encompasses the entire town.

Rhodes said there were minor changes in Districts 1, 2 and 3.

One change that was not included in the redistricting map was the inclusion of Covered Bridge, as the court case is still pending.

“Once this annexation is complete, here in 2013, depending on how the supreme court rules, we’ll have to go back and do this all over again,” Elder said of redistricting.

Cash back

Sellersburg received a donation of $10,000 from the organizers of the town’s annual festival.

Sellersburg Celebrates! Volunteer Terry Purlee and Stephanie Pruitt, who served as president of Sellersburg Celebrates! festival in its 23rd incarnation this year, presented a check to the town council at its meeting Monday.

“The intended use of the money is to refurbish a lot we bought next to Wilkerson Park to increase our greenspace downtown,” Rhodes said.

• The Sellersburg Town Council will next meet Dec. 10. It will be the council’s only December meeting.

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