CORRECTION TO THE APRIL EDITION OF THE NEW HARMONY GAZETTE! by: Dan Barton, Publisher
Just shortly after releasing the April edition of the Gazette a couple of errors were found in the article titled, “New Harmony Town Council – School Property Center Stage!”
The piece misstated that Architect Kennedy Hutson received $55,000 in compensation from the Town of New Harmony for preparing an architectural rendering of three development schemes for the former New Harmony School property.
The amount reported was incorrect. After a review of the data used to prepare the article it was found the $55,000 was actually a bid rejection by the Town on another contractor who was interested in the job. A few days after our paper was released, former Councilman Andrew Wilson also found the error and notified the New Harmony Gazette by email. Mr. Wilson also stated that Hutson’s compensation was barely $10,000. I can’t confirm that number but Wilson could have first hand knowledge of the payment since he had shared a partnership with Hutson in a New Harmony Real Estate Development LLC. Wilson was also a New Harmony Town Councilman.
The second clarification to the story is that the payment to Mr. Hutson was made in 2013 and not by the current Town Council. The April story inadvertently made it sound like the payment was paid by the Council we now have in office. Thanks Andrew for notifying the Gazette of your concerns and apologies to the current Council for the confusion.