NewsDean Byers, speaking for Habitat for Humanity of Marshall County updated the Bourbon Town Council Tuesday evening on the progress of receiving a grant that would allow homes to be built on a vacant lot owned by the town on Center Street. The town had agreed several months ago to allow the organization to have an option to buy, but the option does expire on December 31, 2019.

Byers reported that they have been awarded a grant of $1.7 million to build ten homes in Marshall County. He further indicated that the next steps would include environmental surveys and platting of the lots. Byers said the grant would only be awarded if all ten homes were included.

Realtor Anna Gilsinger of ReMax Results in Warsaw asked the council if they would consider an offer from a private party who is interested in building two homes on the property. Since the Habitat organization still holds the option until the end of the year, the council could not entertain another offer.

Carol Anders Correspondent