October 20, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013


Even though the city administration and Utilities Service Board have different legal purposes, attorney Molitar for the mayor and attorney Head, sometimes attorney for the mayor but also sometimes attorney for the Service Board, in combination, put a halt to the Service Board’s stated effort in February to communicate with IMPA, MISO, Duke and Wabash Valley, alternate suppliers of electricity, because those two lawyers somehow believe that Pyrolyzer has an exclusive position with the city and utilities board at this time. The board’s effort to learn more came to a halt.

Finally, consider how this effort to privatize local electric generation impacts the civil city budget. In 2012, as of Aug. 31, utilities budget shows “payment in lieu of taxes” to the civil city in the amount of $219,325. Historically, the electric department has been a source of revenue to the city. The City Building itself was built in 1924 with profits from the electric utility. The electric department transferred $6,405,401.54 to the civil city budget between 1930 and 1976. Then the Utilities Service Board got created to make it run like a business, separate from the tendency of a city administration to reach over and act like it knew how to manage a utility. Let the Service Board do its job.

Jim Brugh


Thanks to many for helping renovation

The Cass County Olde Towne DAR Chapter would like to thank the following for supporting our Sept. 7 renovation of Olde Towne Cemetery Project, 175th Logansport Anniversary Celebration and Community Service Award to Myra Vanecek.

We appreciate the local support for allowing us the opportunities to participate in Daughters of the American Revolution projects on a local level.

Sponsors were American Tool-Time, Burton Contracting, Home Depot, Martin’s Supermarket, members of Cass County Logansport American Legion Post #60 and VFW Post #3790 and Mike Sims, members of the Cass County Boy Scouts especially Caleb, Zach and Eli Sedam, Mike Meagher with Area Five Council on Aging, Thelma Conrad with Cass County Historical Society, Tamara Szarszewski with Mary Dykeman Hospital Guild, Kay and Tom Weatherwax with Cass County Republican Party, Dan Keister with Midamerica Radio WSAL, MIX 102 and Hoosier Country, Amie Sites with the Pharos-Tribune, Indiana State Regent Jeanie Hornung, Indiana State Registrar Charlotte Blair and Kay Pike, Continental Congress Organizer and the many other individuals who helped make this event possible.

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