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Valpo utilities looking at online billing, payment system

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board could vote later this month on a plan to provide customers with the option of switching to online billing and payment as well as expanding payments with debit or credit cards.

April 13, 2014 5:40 pm

Valpo awards Chautauqua Park second phase contract

VALPARAISO | One major storm sewer project is about to begin, and a smaller one is expected to get approval soon despite bids that were higher than expected.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo board balks at detention basin proposal

VALPARAISO | Having detention basins that are more than simple holes in the ground means the city has to do more to maintain them so they don't become unsightly.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo cautiously awards flood contract

VALPARAISO | With a total bid almost $250,000 below its nearest competitor and $671,717 lower than the engineer's estimate, G.E. Marshall was an easy choice to do the second phase of the Chautauqua Park flood control project Tuesday.

March 16, 2014 6:30 pm

Chautauqua Park project benefits from low bids

VALPARAISO | As bids for the second phase of the Chautauqua Park flood control project were opened at Tuesday's utilities board meeting, the numbers started out good and got better.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am

DLZ to develop downtown Valpo flood control plan

VALPARAISO | The next major stormwater control plan the city wants to develop is for the downtown, almost all of which is served by sewers that collect both storm and sanitary water.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo preparing for U.S. 30, Ind. 49 growth

VALPARAISO | With the expansion of Pratt Industries and the expected growth along the Ind. 49 and U.S. 30 corridors, Valparaiso's Utilities Board is expecting more sewage in the coming years.

February 12, 2014 12:00 pm

Valpo getting bids for Chautauqua Park project's phase 2

VALPARAISO | The first phase of the Chautauqua Park stormwater control project is complete and succeeding, and the city's Utilities Board hopes to begin the second phase this spring.

February 02, 2014 5:44 pm

Valpo OKs rate changes, not refunds for storm fees

VALPARAISO | A proposal Tuesday to reset the stormwater rates for 552 properties was approved by the city's Utilities Board, which will result in Valparaiso collecting an additional $130,449 each year.

January 29, 2014 7:30 pm

Valpo moves to correct storm fee billings

VALPARAISO | Letters will be sent to 552 property owners in the next few weeks informing them their monthly stormwater fee is going up. Or down.

January 15, 2014 1:56 pm

Valpo board to lien on storm fee scofflaws

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's Utilities Board and the utilities department are acting to reduce the amount of uncollected bills.

December 16, 2013 12:00 am

Refinance reaps $1M return for Valpo utilities

VALPARAISO | The timing seemed right to refinance a couple of bond issues, but Valparaiso's Utilities Board had no idea how right until recently.

December 11, 2013 9:00 pm

Valpo outsourcing billing to save $25,000 a year

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Department is reducing the bill for its billing.

December 02, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo takes new approach to water system upgrades

VALPARAISO | The time to get ready for the future is now, and Valparaiso's Utilities Board approved a $298,000 contract this month with Arcadis U.S. Inc., of Indianapolis, to do just that.

November 29, 2013 2:15 pm

Valpo plans $4.4M stormwater budget in 2014

VALPARAISO | The city plans to spend about $4.4 million for stormwater work in 2014 headed by the second phase of the Chautauqua Park project estimated to cost $1.5 million.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am

Water, sewer rate hikes introduced in Valpo

VALPARAISO | The plan to increase water and sewer rates in a three-phase schedule starting Jan. 1, was introduced at Monday's council meeting.

October 28, 2013 8:46 pm

Utility board seeks increases in water, sewer rates

VALPARAISO | A resolution recommending a three-tiered rate increase for both sewer and water service was approved by the city's Utilities Board on Tuesday and will go to the council for approval Monday.

October 22, 2013 6:05 pm

Valpo utilities to refinance $13 million in bonds

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board took action Tuesday to save $90,000 a year on its loan repayments and save the sewer and water customers about 1 percent on the planned rate increases for next year.

October 08, 2013 5:28 pm

Valpo hopes new well site meets future needs

VALPARAISO | To make sure the city has enough water for at least the next 20 years, the city's Utilities Board agreed Tuesday to drilling a test well on a site it hopes eventually will generate 3 to 4 million gallons of water a day.

September 24, 2013 7:45 pm

Valpo eliminates deposits for new water customers

VALPARAISO | The city's water department has switched to a "No deposit but plenty of returns coming" policy.

September 11, 2013 6:00 pm
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