Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On Cash For Electricity And Golf

Feb 25, 2016

The mayor says he's not sure if electric rates will go back down once the city pays for capital projects with its upcoming fee hike.
Credit Courtesy Crawfordsville Mayor's Office

It’s fairly common for city-owned utility companies to ask for rate increases.

Most cases are like Crawfordsville’s – the city asks for the rate hike because it needs money for new construction or rehabilitation of existing property.

But what happens when those projects are completed? Today on Ask The Mayor, we ask Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton if those costs will ever go back down.

Also on today’s show: Like Frankfort, Crawfordsville is struggling with a golf course that regularly loses money.

The mayor has said it can’t continue to be a drain on city resources, but does there come a point where losing the amenity is worse than losing money on having it?