Five quick hits from Fred Swift

The County Line

The sale of properties on which property taxes are delinquent will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 12 in the Hamilton County Government and Judicial Center. There are 147 parcels of real estate currently listed for the sale. Owners of the properties involved still have until Oct. 11 to pay before seeing their real estate sold to the highest bidder. A full list of the properties is found on the county website.

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State Sen. Luke Kenley was given a farewell salute in the form of a good natured “roast” for his 25 years of service on Thursday evening at the State Fairgrounds. About 350 state Republicans leaders, fellow lawmakers and other well-wishers said thank you to the Noblesville legislator whose official retirement is today. Taking his seat in the state Senate is Victoria Spartz, Noblesvlle.

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Governor Eric Holcomb is expected to name a new judge for Hamilton County Superior Court 5 within the next couple of weeks. He will choose from 17 local attorneys who applied for the job. Judge Wayne Sturdevant retired in August after serving 20 years on the Superior Court bench. All 17 applicants have now been interviewed by the governor’s legal staff.

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After years of delay, the former Mohawk Hills Golf Course in Carmel is about to be developed into a residential subdivision called Gramercy West. The developer, Mohawk Properties LLC, proposes a high density community of 270 homes on 27 acres at the intersection of 126th Street and Kinzer Avenue. The golf course, originally part of the Mohawk Hills apartment complex, closed in 2015.

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County Commissioners meet Monday, Oct. 2. A work session following the regular meeting will include further review of the planned $23-million expansion of the Government and Judicial Center. If all goes as planned, the county will seek bids in February and break ground in April. The new addition will be built to the west of the present 25-year old structure.

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