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October 23, 2018

2/12/2018 1:54:00 PM
Consolidation group plans town meetings
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The Hutsonville-Palestine Committee of Ten meet Thursday night to discuss the upcoming town meetings and marketing.

The committee is working on an informational handout. It was reported that the committee has raise $500 to cover marketing costs. The plan is to use public meetings, traditional media and social media to provide as much information as possible to the public.

Monday starting at 6:30 p.m. there will be an informational meeting in the cafeteria at Lincoln Trail College. The first half of the meeting will feature representatives from the Salt Fork School District to provide information on the consolidation of the Catlin and Jamaica school districts.

Representatives will be explaining the process they went through, challenges they faced and the outcome. The audience will also be allowed to ask questions or write them on cards to be asked by the moderator.

As time allows the meeting will also focus on the Hutsonville-Palestine consolidation question, with basic information presented by the Committee of Ten, and a question-and-answer period.

To provided more time for questions and answers there will be additional town hall meetings in the Hutsonville High School gym on Monday, Feb. 26, and the Palestine Grade School on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. The format of the meetings will be a brief introduction with a reasonable time limit to discuss each issue or question to allow for as many questions as possible.

All three meetings will be live streamed on the Facebook page: Citizens' Consolidation Forum for Hutsonville and Palestine. Interested individual can go there for information updates also.

A second Facebook page is also providing information and discussion: Palestine - Hutsonville Citizens Against Consolidation (Information Page).

The Daily News will also be reporting on all three meetings.

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