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Brown to take on fellow mayors in benefit kart race
Columbus Mayor Kristen Brown will compete against other cities’ mayors today in a go-kart race to benefit programs of Child Care Network, Seymour Main Street and other causes.
Seymour will host the event from 3 to 5 p.m. in its downtown as part of the two-day Indy Karting Series. Competing against Brown will be fellow mayors Craig Luedeman of Seymour, Harold “Soup” Campbell of North Vernon and Joe Yochum of Vincennes.
Rushville Mayor Mike Pavey will send someone in his place.
City Council to consider sewage bill credit Monday
A possible credit on the sewage bills of people who watered their parched lawns or gardens in May will be up for preliminary approval Monday.
Columbus City Council will consider the credit at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 123 Washington St. The council still would have to approve the credit in a final reading July 17 for the adjustment to take effect.
The City Utilities Board this month decided to ask the council to give customers a break on their bills after receiving numerous complaints from those who watered their lawns or gardens a month before the city’s typical annual adjustment period of June through September.
Mayor Kristen Brown had encouraged the credit and praised the board once it decided to pursue it for residents.
Also on Monday, the council will decide whether to refinance more than $2 million in debt remaining from the 1997 renovation of the Foundation for Youth building.
The meeting is Monday because of the Fourth of July.
Pence to appear at Jackson County event
Gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., will be at a Jackson County Republican Party cookout at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Brian Thompson Farm, 1880 E. County Road 600N.
The farm is just off State Road 258, west of Cortland.
For information or reservations, contact Hannah Brown at email@example.com.
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