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John Bowker

Valpo to borrow $15M to fund redevelopment projects

VALPARAISO | The City Council approved borrowing up to $15 million for the Redevelopment Commission to meet its upcoming obligations and have a cushion to lure a couple of prospects to the city in the near future.

August 11, 2014 8:01 pm

Valpo OKs bonds for water, sewer plant improvements

VALPARAISO | It took the city Council barely five minutes to cast the final votes Monday approving more than $20 million in bonds for the improvements to the sewage treatment plant, the expansion of the airport water treatment plant and the drilling of additional wells.

July 28, 2014 7:26 pm
Summers resigns Valpo redevelopment board position

Summers resigns Valpo redevelopment board position

VALPARAISO | The city's economic development team took another hit Wednesday with the resignation of Stuart Summers as executive director of the city's Redevelopment Commission effective Jan. 1.

November 13, 2013 4:15 pm

Valpo public works bonds move ahead - barely

VALPARAISO | A seemingly routine resolution to begin setting up a building corporation to issue bonds for financing the new public works campus barely passed after a debate at Monday's City Council meeting.

July 08, 2013 6:11 pm

Grants help Valpo, East Porter schools buy laptops

VALPARAISO | The laptop computer stocks must be about to soar thanks to funds provided to the Valparaiso and East Porter County Schools by the city's Redevelopment Commission.

June 18, 2013 4:44 pm
Valpo preparing to build new public works campus

Valpo preparing to build new public works campus

VALPARAISO | The city will know in 30 days whether it can immediately begin the process of issuing bonds for construction of a new public works campus at the city's wastewater treatment plant.

April 08, 2013 11:15 pm

Valpo hires team to create Ind. 49 corridor plan

VALPARAISO | After a little last-minute haggling over price, Valparaiso's Redevelopment Commission voted Thursday to hire a consulting team to develop a corridor plan for Ind. 49.

January 17, 2013 7:30 pm
Valpo approves council redistricting plan

Valpo approves council redistricting plan

VALPARAISO | Lost in Monday's emotional fervor over the rezoning of 118 acres on Evans Avenue to luxury apartments and business park was the once-a-decade realignment of the five City Council districts.

December 20, 2012 7:30 pm

Valpo OKs rezoning request for luxury apartments, business park

VALPARAISO | After another two hours of comments Monday from the public opposing the rezoning of 118 acres on Evans Avenue east of Ind. 49, the City Council voted 6-1 to approve the request.

December 18, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo now in compliance with appointment laws

VALPARAISO | The council's annual January caucus to appoint people to various positions for the coming year resulted in a surprise discovery: several of the appointments were being done improperly and others were to positions that didn't exist.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo looks to keep signals running in blackouts

VALPARAISO | The city is beginning the process of providing battery backup power for its traffic signals.

September 16, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo clinic staying on fast track, slowly

VALPARAISO | Plans for the new HealthLinc clinic proceed despite a few bumps to start of construction in September.

July 24, 2012 2:04 pm

Valparaiso day camp to use former North Coast warehouse

VALPARAISO | The city has no shortage of people interested in using the former North Coast Distributing facilities on Silhavy Road.

June 16, 2012 7:45 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Bank pays wrong taxes once, demands twice back

PHIL WIELAND: Bank pays wrong taxes once, demands twice back

Make no mistake. Bank of America Corp. doesn't make mistakes like the mistake it made with Valparaiso Councilman John Bowker's property taxes.

June 15, 2012 12:00 am

Not all board candidates want to face voters

VALPARAISO | The group circulating petitions for an elected Valparaiso School Board now hopes to wrap up the campaign at the end of July, but who would run for the job if it was elected instead of appointed?

June 12, 2012 8:15 pm

Valpo to fund beautification of Ind. 49 interchange bridge

VALPARAISO | To make sure the new interchange at Vale Park Road and Ind. 49 is as pretty as possible, the city Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday approved up to $200,000 for enhancements to the state project.

April 11, 2012 8:45 pm

Valpo, township OK fire territory

VALPARAISO | It took three years of asking by Fire Chief David Nondorf, but the city and the township agreed Monday to create a fire territory to provide fire service to the two entities.

March 28, 2012 6:30 pm

Valpo council expands role of liaisons

VALPARAISO | At its annual organizational meeting, the Valparaiso City Council decided to expand its efforts to communicate with city departments through the creation of additional liaison positions.

January 09, 2012 5:38 pm

Valpo GOP continues council monopoly

VALPARAISO | The council will have one new member and another will change seats, but for the third time in a row the voters have elected an all-Republican group.

November 08, 2011 9:35 pm
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