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As two RV makers prepare to expand in Middlebury, Ind., the Elkhart County Redevelopment Commission looked at separate plans to extend water lines to support the sites.

The Elkhart Truth reported that Winnebago and Jayco have both announced plans to expand their operations and Middlebury town officials say they’ll need adequate water for things like fire suppression. On Thursday, the RDC signed an interlocal agreement for installing a water loop along C.R. 37 for Jayco and expressed support for a loop along C.R. 14 to serve Winnebago.

Under the interlocal agreement, Middlebury will request a $100,000 appropriation of Middlebury Southeast Tax Increment Finance District funds from the Elkhart County Council this month to cover about a fifth of the project cost. Town Manager Mary Cripe told the RDC in February that a total of $200,000 would be requested from two TIFs and Jayco would cover the rest, with possible reimbursement from city TIFs.

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