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Groups preparing for state Stellar visit Friday
Updated on: 07.10.14

Representatives from the three state agencies that fund the Stellar Communities awards will visit Nashville Friday morning.

The Nashville-Brown County Stellar Communities committee and a group that wants to delay the application for a year are both making plans.

The local Stellar committee and state Stellar committtee will gather at Out of the Ordinary restaurant at around 9 a.m. A handful of other invited speakers will join them throughout the morning. After presentations, state Stellar committee members will board a tour bus to visit the sites of proposed projects in the Stellar Communities strategic investment plan. They'll meet back at the restaurant at around noon.

That gathering is not open to the public.

Members of Concerned Citizens of Brown County have a request for access to that meeting pending with the Indiana public access counselor. Attorney for the group, Wanda Jones, on Wednesday delivered a 70-plus-page formal objection to Nashville-Brown County's Stellar Communities application to the three state agencies that fund Stellar and other high-level state offices.

Their objections center around three points: They don't believe there was enough public input into the proposed Stellar projects; the projects do not address Nashville's major needs; and neither local government nor taxpayers can afford to put up funds toward the projects. 

On Friday morning, the group is planning to show their nonsupport of this year's Stellar bid by holding signs and wearing stickers that read "No Stellar, Not This Year" in the area where the state group will gather.

In the past week, signs for and against Stellar -- a designation that could bring millions in federal funding to the town and county for nine community projects -- have popped up around town and as far as Helmsburg.

Read what happened at Friday morning's events in the July 16 Brown County Democrat.

Obituaries
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William Emmett Fisher, 73, Elizabethtown
  Father of William “Mark” (Marissa) Fisher of Nashville

Margaret (Stanley) Whitaker, 80, Morgantown
  Wife of Rawlins Whitaker of Morgantown

Ival 'Max' Skinner, 85, White Springs, Florida,
  Brown County native

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