LaPorte County News
The LaPorte County Commissioners have formally intervened and are opposed to NIPSCO’s proposed 11% electric rate increase. NIPSCO’s rates are already second highest in Indiana and their customer satisfaction rankings are among the lowest in the country, as ranked by J.D. Power & Associates.
Ratepayers are urged to write the State of Indiana to express their opposition to the rate hike by email at: uccinfo@oucc.IN.gov or by fax to 317/232-5923 or by letter to the following address: Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, Consumer Services Staff, 115 W. Washington Street, Suite 1500 South, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Written comments are being received until January 15, 2016.
LaPorte County was a key intervenor five years ago and helped block NIPSCO’s proposed 17% increase then. The Commissioners request the public’s help in providing written comments again to the state of Indiana on this proposed rate increase.
La Porte County Bicentennial Celebratory Events
La Porte County is partaking in the 2016 Statewide Bicentennial Celebration. A local committee has been selected and has begun to meet. This committee is tasked with assembling local events and completing applications for endorsement by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. If you would like to participate or are interested in learning more about any of the proposed future events feel free to visit the Indiana Bicentennial Website at www.Indiana2016.org or contact your local County Coordinator (County Planner) Mitchell Bishop @ 219.326.6808 X 2253.
LaPorte County has adopted the United States Access Board’s ADA Guidelines (ADAAG)
and Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) as of March 4, 2013. These
standards can be found at the following below.