Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Affording City Water

Nov 5, 2015

The mayor says buying a water utility could cost West Lafayette $60 million.
Credit City of West Lafayette

Since he was unopposed in Tuesday’s election, West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis has had the luxury of spending the last several months working more on the State Street redesign than running for office.

On this week’s Ask The Mayor, we ask about a couple tangential issues – whether now is the right time for the city to get its own water utility and whether the failure of a plan to secure regional planning dollars hurts the city as it gets set to pay what could be a $50 million bill for the project.

Also on today's show: questions from listeners about whether the annexed areas of the city are paying for library services and whether Mayor Dennis, a runner himself, has any say over whether the West Lafayette Mini-Marathon can clog traffic less next year.