Norma Kreilein responds to Schuetter/Hopf letters and city leadership

Any expectation of accountability on the part of the city seems to result in disappointment if not nausea. The prospect of the city showing up for a true debate then seeing the bias shown by our representatives who have “not made up their minds” was hopefully illuminating. Anyone questioning this should be forced to watch…

Norfolk Southern’s Executive Train traveled through Huntingburg today

The railroads crisscrossing our city sometimes define the schedules and lives of folks in Huntingburg. Idling in your car at 8:15 when you have an 8:30 appointment with a train stopped on the tracks for no apparent reason is maddening at times, but it’s a fact of life. The Norfolk Southern Executive train traveled through…

Live Blog July 26 at 7 p.m.

We are currently updating the blog-cast as the Public Forum has started.  Comments are welcome tonight Become part of the commentary. Take part in the discussion this evening. [adrotate group=”2″] For the record, the DC Freep has attempted to portray the questions and answers during the public forum as accurately as possible during the rapid succession…

Umbaugh report findings released by City of Jasper

The City of Jasper released the Umbaugh Economic Impact report today. H.J. Umbaugh and Associates was asked to provide assistance in studying the potential financial impact on the utilities and operations of Utilities in Jasper if the proposal to lease the power plant to Jasper Clean Energy is approved. According to Mayor Schmitt the proposed…

Press Conference regarding the economic impact for the Jasper Clean Energy Center

A press conference was held this morning with the City of Jasper regarding the release of the economic impact study completed by Bingham Economic for the power plant project. The study addresses the potential tax revenue from the Jasper Clean Energy Center, royalty payments, and the new jobs created with the project. Here is a…

Lease Summary for the proposed power plant project

CITY OF JASPER     JASPER CLEAN ENERGY CENTER July 21, 2011     TOPIC   EXPLANATION   REFERENCE   Landlord: The City of Jasper Preamble   Tenant: Jasper Clean Energy, LLC Preamble   Premises: 1163 E. 15th Street, Jasper, Indiana (approximately 6.5 acres) Preamble Exhibit 1   Term of  Phase I:(Interim Period) Effective Date to Commencement…