Shutdown Of CCB Renovations Averted...For Now

By Maureen Mespell
By Scott Sarvay

December 1, 2011 Updated Dec 1, 2011 at 6:46 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A dispute over money will not suspend work on the City-County Building renovations after all.

Allen County government officials complained last month that they were out of cash to pay contractors, because the city was delaying a promised one-million dollar payment towards the project.

City officials insisted the county owed it even more money on other obligations.

Facing a December first deadline, negotiations produced half the money from the city.

Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters (R) says, “Within the last day, they suggested that the check's in the mail, so we'll have the funds to allow the contractors to continue for the next period of time."

A city spokesperson told me the city still believes the county owes it about $1.8-million in other debts.

The City-County Building rehab work will provide a new home for city and county police sometime in February or March.

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