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Despite months of objections from Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, Tippecanoe County gets its needle exchange this week – at a fixed location in a neighborhood that Roswarski said he wanted specifically to avoid.

This week on WBAA's Ask The Mayor, we pose this question to the mayor: did all that opposition force the county’s hand into deciding to use the health department’s site as the home of the controversial program?

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For months, we’ve known a couple things about this summer’s road construction in Greater Lafayette.

One, it was always going to be a hassle.

And secondly, the cities seemed committed to trying to complete major projects while most Purdue students were away for the summer.

But the City of Lafayette now says the closure of the county’s busiest intersection isn’t slated to start until July and will last past the time students and their parents return.

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Listeners to WBAA’s Ask The Mayor know we’ve spent considerable time in the last couple months talking to the mayors of Lafayette and West Lafayette about the possibility of a needle exchange in the county.

This week on our conversation with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, a listener wants to know where the mayor gets whatever information makes him believe that handing out clean syringes to injection drug users will increase crime in a city that’s desperately trying to keep criminals in check.

Lafayette Mayor's Office

Months ago, the city of Lafayette announced it was contracting with a Michigan company to subsidize the purchase of new recycling bins and the cost of picking up recyclables each week.

That was supposed to start two months ago.

So this week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with Lafayette’s Tony Roswarski about the updated timeline for advertising on trash toters.

City of Lafayette

Why is part of South Street closed?

Will the trees come back along Main Street?

When, oh when, will Sagamore Parkway be done?

Can the city construct a winning baseball team?

All those questions and more on this week's Ask The Mayor with Lafayette's Tony Roswarski.

City of Lafayette

It’s often said every U.S. Senator looks in the mirror and says “that looks like a President of the United States.” So is the same true for mayors, especially long-tenured ones, who might aspire to run more than just a single city?

Today, we ask Lafayette’s three-term mayor whether a higher office might suit him, regardless of the outcome of this fall’s election.

We also entertain lots of listener questions in this half hour. Everything from roadwork and overhanging foliage to chickens and recycling.

Work on a half a mile section of Sagamore Parkway in Lafayette could impact 16 property owners.

The road project is still in the design phase and runs from just north of McCarty Lane to just south of Main Street.

Engineering consultant Jeromy Grenard with American Structurepoint says they first thought the work would impact only seven parcels.

Road work plans in Lafayette approved

Dec 18, 2012

The City of Lafayette is moving forward with two major road projects. The Board of Works approved several contracts for improvements on Sagamore Parkway and the widening of Veterans Memorial Parkway.

The first phase of the Sagamore project runs from north of McCarty Lane to south of Main Street.

Jeromy Grenard is an engineer with American Structurepoint, which is planning the work. He says it will involve the full reconstruction of that stretch of road.