City Responds to Judge's ruling on Family Dollar property
South Bend, Ind. - Today the City of South Bend responded to Judge's ruling that its business deal with a local private high school was unconstitutional.
Early this week, U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr., ruled that the City of South Bend violated the seperation of church and state when it proposed to give a piece of land, which it bought for 1.2 million dollars, to the St. Joesph High School for just one dollar.
City officials say they were disappointed when the judge's ruling came down late Wednesday afternoon.
"The procedure requires us to get appraisals of the property, two appraisals, then take the average of those appraisals to negociate and then sell the property," says City Attorney Chuck Leone.