Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Balancing State Street And Water

Jan 7, 2016

The mayor says he believes the city could handle both a State Street overhaul and the purchase of a water utility simultaneously.
Credit City of West Lafayette / http://westlafayette.in.gov/

The State Street redesign is one of the most ambitious – and costly – projects the city of West Lafayette has ever attempted.

But is its expected $60-80 million price tag an albatross around the city’s neck that prevents leaders from improving water infrastructure at a time some west side residents are complaining they’re poorly served?

John Dennis faces that question and more this week on Ask The Mayor.

Also coming up in this half hour: Speaking of projects that have hung around too long, a listener wants to know when she can get back into Happy Hollow Park.

And what to do about dumpster diving at the city’s recycling center?