New city government officials took office this weekend. Columbus, Greenwood, and Mitchell all have new mayors this week.
The previous land owners Miller and Company and Columbus Downtown, Inc. will be held accountable for some of the cleanup costs.
A proposal which comes before the Bloomington City Council during the next two weeks could change the way legislation is considered in the future.
The Bloomington City Council held its first December meeting Wednesday.
The average utilities customer could pay an additional $250 in 2012 when all proposed increases are considered.
The Republican city council candidate garnered two more votes than his Democratic opponent, according to the official vote count.
Democratic City Councilman Andy Ruff, who opposes I-69, received less votes than two other candidates with more mild stances on the interstate.
All incumbents in Bloomington retained their city council seats.
Democratic Mayor Greg Goodnight praised the re-election of Republican City Council members.
Voters may cast ballots for as many as three of the five at-large candidates.