Hearing to determine church’s fate postponed to May

INDIANAPOLIS — Cumberland town officials will have to wait until May to find out the fate of St. John’s United Church of Christ.

The current owner of the church is entertaining an offer for the property that is contingent on rezoning to allow a gas station. If the rezoning is approved, the church would be razed for a 24-hour GetGo gas station and convenience store.

A hearing before the Indianapolis Metropolitan Development Commission scheduled for Wednesday was postponed to May 6.

After the meeting started with only six of seven commissioners present, two commissioners recused themselves from the hearing because of a conflict of interest on the issue. That left only four commissioners, not enough to take a vote.

Noelle Steele is editor of the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3232 or nsteele@greenfieldreporter.com.