John Hughes and Jim Long have unveiled plans for a $3 million town house development on the site of the old East End School at the corner of Bruce Court and East Walnut Street. The project will include building up to 40 units. The school building currently is rented by Faith Fellowship Church, which used the facility for services and for a private Christian school. The school building will be torn down for the development. A commission member said this is a complicated issue and considering a town house project had never been done before.
Lancaster City Council approved a total budget of $911,700 for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget shows $215,200 in the general fund, $468,000 in the water and sewer fund, $127,000 in the garbage fund and $44,252 in the fire department's insurance fund. In other business, Mayor Billy C. Moss suggested installing a flag pole at City Hall, planting trees and putting in flower boxes on the public square, and the widening of Maple Avenue. "I could go on and on, but I hope these are some things that we can get on with during the new year," Moss said.