Tony Roswarski

General News
5:00 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Amtrak summit in Lafayette

Passenger rail service in Indiana is expected to take a big hit October 1. That’s the day federal funding ends for the Hoosier State Line.

Amtrak is asking the Indiana Department of Transportation for $3 million to keep trains running four-days-a-week between Indianapolis and Chicago.

Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski says losing the Hoosier State Line would hurt the state and local economies.

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General News
12:05 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Lafayette may shut down municipal golf course, Battle Ground course donated

Mayor Tony Roswarski and John Schuemann

Lafayette may shut down its municipal golf course.

Mayor Tony Roswarski says it’s no longer financially viable to operate it, because the course is so susceptible to flooding.

He says it has cost the city more than $231,000 since 2009, and is recommending the Parks Board close it, because it’s operating at a loss.

"One of the concerns that we have looking forward is, where does that leave the course as far as viability if there were to be another significant flood," said Roswarksi.

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Business
6:00 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Gander Mountain opens Lafayette store

Crews put the finishing touches on the exterior of the new Gander Mountain store in the Lafayette Pavilions shopping center.
Mike Loizzo WBAA Radio

An outdoor retailer opening a store in Lafayette will try to fill the void left by a competitor. Gander Mountain’s grand opening is this weekend.

The store at the Lafayette Pavilions will be Gander Mountain’s sixth location in the state. Sportsman’s Warehouse occupied the space until 2009.

Kevin Nyberg is managing the operations.

"The issue with Sportsman's was more of a global thing for the company. They were based out West and put a lot of stores out East. They had some logistics issues, that really had nothing to do with Lafayette."

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General News
12:55 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Summer sewage rates extended in Lafayette

Lafayette is encouraging its residents to beautify their property despite the summer drought.

The city is extending summer sewage rates, so homeowners won’t be charged more for watering their lawns and gardens.

Mayor Tony Roswarski says it’s a one-time move based on unique circumstances.

The extension is for one month.

Each year, Lafayette reduces the amount of sewage charged to residents during the summer for these watering purposes.

Government
8:45 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Lafayette Council considering larger budget for 2013

The City of Lafayette is expected to work with about $1.8 million more next year. The city council will take a first vote on the 2013 budget Monday.

Mayor Tony Roswarski says the increase is due primarily to four areas.

"That's a two percent raise for our employees. That's a 12 percent placeholder on insurance. It's an increase in the Public Employees Retirement Fund that we're required to do, and then some bump in gasoline costs. When you add that all up, that's about 95 percent of the increase, so it's really a lean budget."

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