Town of Andrews taking first steps to establish redevelopment group

December 2nd, 2016

By Cindy Klepper | Huntington County TAB

The Town of Andrews is taking preliminary steps to establish a redevelopment commission.

“We have been exploring the possibility of developing some land in or around Andrews for commercial use,” Andrews Town Council President John Harshbarger said during the council’s meeting on Monday, Nov. 28.

The redevelopment commission will be charged with making that happen.

Meetings with Town Attorney Michael Hartburg have established the membership of the council, Harshbarger said, and volunteers will be sought to serve on that council.

The six-member council will include two members named by the town council, three named by the council president and one member of the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees.

Council member Bill Johnson, who represents Andrews on the Huntington County Economic Development board, will serve on the Andrews redevelopment commission  by virtue of his position on the HCED board.

Andrews Clerk-Treasurer Laura Dillon will also serve on the town’s redevelopment commission.

“We do have some interested people” for the remaining positions, Har- shbarger noted, asking anyone else interested in serving on the board contact the town council.

The five town-appointed members will serve one-year terms. The school board representative will be a non-voting member and will serve a two-year term.