Tom Murtaugh

Courthouse repairs to get underway soon

Apr 16, 2012

Repairs to the exterior of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse will get underway soon.

Commissioners have approved a roughly $670,000 contract to replace damaged limestone and repair the building’s chimneys.

Commission president Tom Murtaugh says a forensic study last year revealed a variety of work that needs to be done.

He says the original plan was to finish the project over the next four years, but the county has the money to repair the entire building this year.

Ribbon cutting for new hazardous waste collection facility

Apr 11, 2012

Residents of Tippecanoe County now have a new facility to dispose of hazardous household waste.

Officials with the recently created Tippecanoe County Solid Waste Management District held a ribbon cutting for the collection facility this morning.

The District has partnered with Southside Landfill to operate the site on North 9th Street Road in Lafayette.

Commissioner Tom Murtaugh says the service is being offered for free to county residents.


Tippecanoe County has officially established its own solid waste district.

Commissioners gave final approval today for the creation of the Tippecanoe County Solid Waste District.

The county has contracted with Southside Landfill to handle the job, which includes hazardous waste collection.

But Commission President Tom Murtaugh says the new site won’t be ready to accept hazardous waste until April 1st.

The County severed its relationship with the Wildcat Creek Solid Waste District last month.

Tippecanoe County will operate its own hazardous waste district starting the end of this month.

Commissioners signed off on disbanding the Wildcat Creek Solid Waste District last month.

They gave initial approval to the establishment of the Tippecanoe County Solid Waste District today.

The county has contracted with Southside Landfill to handle hazardous waste.

Commissioner David Byers says a part-time position in the Soil and Water Conservation District will be elevated to full-time to coordinate the hazardous waste disposal and community outreach.

Tippecanoe to Disband from Wildcat Creek in Feb.

Jan 3, 2012

Tippecanoe County’s relationship with the Wildcat Creek Solid Waste District is officially over.

County commissioners gave final approval to disband.

President Tom Murtaugh believes the move benefits residents with no extra costs.

The county is creating a new district and will contract hazardous waste services to Southside Landfill which currently runs the trash transfer site.

The disbanding takes effect February 14th in order to give both Tippecanoe and Clinton counties time to transition.