Franklin spoke highly of Strasser’s character when asked for his reasoning behind the appointment.
“I think Don is well respected in the community,” Franklin said. “I don’t know of one person who doesn’t like Don Strasser.”
Franklin went on to say Strasser’s character will make him an effective board member.
“He’ll be fair,” he said. “I don’t think anyone will question his motives.”
Strasser said he is still considering where he stands on the city’s power plant project, which Franklin continues to negotiate with Pyrolyzer LLC, the company out of Boca Raton, Fla., that has said it can build an electricity plant powered by refuse-derived fuel at a cost estimated to be between $450 million and $600 million.
“I’m trying to weigh options both ways on it,” Strasser said. “It’s something I haven’t made a complete decision on. It can be the greatest thing in the world for us if everything works out fine.”
Coming up to speed on everything Logansport Municipal Utilities is doing will be a challenge, Strasser said, but one he is willing to take on.
“It’s going to take a lot of studying,” he said. “It’s almost like being back in college or high school for me. I’m always willing to learn. Any job I’ve ever done, I’ve tried to do the the very best job I can.”