An ‘Economic Growth and Innovation Partnership Proposal’ from Trine University in Angola, Indiana came in for some discussion during the ‘Commissioner Comments’ portion of Tuesday’s (April 5) St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting.
Terry Katz of the Sturgis Journal has written about the dialogue during the meeting and in other recent conversations in which the proposal has been discussed. To access her report, click on the following link: Trine talk moves with caution
Although commissioners didn’t mention the Trine proposal until ‘Commissioners Comments,’ the topic also came up earlier in the meeting during the ‘Citizens Comments’ portion of the agenda. Tim Carls of Centreville questioned the commitment of $6.9 million from St. Joseph County outlined in the proposal. He suggested the county may need the money for other purposes and talked about “handing out taxpayers’ money out across the state line.” (Tim Carls audio clip – 1:35)
To access an earlier River Country Journal story on the topic – and a related interview with Commissioner John Dobberteen of Sturgis – click here.