The North Vernon City Council voted this week to affirm an agreement between the city’s redevelopment commission and the Jennings County Redevelopment Commission that will help to extend sewer service to a recently annexed area to the north. Greg Hicks is the president of the North Vernon Redevelopment Commission.
Hicks says that agreement facilitates the extension of sewer services to the area of State Road 7 and State Road 750. Under the agreement, the city would install up to $610,000 of wastewater equipment to the area, allowing the construction of a Casey’s General Store to be completed. In return, the Jennings County Redevelopment Commission will return all tax-increment financing dollars collected from that are to be returned to the city redevelopment commission until the entire $610,000 is recouped.