Tippecanoe County will spend one-million dollars this year on drainage infrastructure and improvements.
Council members approved the additional appropriation this morning.
County Surveyor Zach Beasley says projects will open up more than one-thousand acres just west of Interstate-65 for development by improving stormwater drainage while reducing the risk of downstream flooding.
The money for the project is coming from the Economic Development Rainy Day Fund.
A Senate committee has approved HJR-3, the proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage.
The debate surrounding the measure shifted during Monday’s hearing, focusing more on the restoration of the amendment’s controversial second sentence.
The House removed HJR-3’s second sentence, which bans civil unions, after concerns were raised it could prohibit domestic partnership benefits. Proponents of the measure, including Governor Mike Pence, are calling on the Senate to reinsert that language.