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News that effects the New Chauncey Neighborhood, West Lafayette, and Tippecanoe County Indiana.

More Gas Line Updates are coming May 2017: Meridian, N. Chauncey, Grant, Lawn, Oak, & Vine

We Need Your Help!

The nightmare isn’t over. Starting May 30th of this year, Miller Pipeline will begin replacing the gas lines along Meridian, N. Chauncey, Grant, Lawn, Oak, & Vine.

The project ID for this round is N-676. A number we will need to reference in the future while talking with Vectren to make sure this doesn’t happen again:

The New Chauncey Neighborhood Association has contacted the City of West Lafayette Engineering, Development, Mayor,and City Council offices to setup a meeting with Vectren. If you would like to be involved in the meeting, organizing around this effort (including existing repair issues from previous gas line updates elsewhere in the neighborhood), please contact us over Twitter, Facebook, Nextdoor, e-mail.

This time around, we are asking residents to photograph their existing lawns, sidewalks, curb strips (land between street and sidewalk), trees, etc. This will allow us an accurate reference to ensure Vectren returns the area to its original state.

Spread the word! Stay vigilant! Say hello to your neighbors!

More Information:

Map of Vectren Gas Projects
Gas pipeline upgrades to begin in Lafayette, West Lafayette

Alley Updates in New Chauncey

The alleys between Dehart and East Oak, East Oak and Stadium, and North Chauncey and Vine have been repaved.  Let’s keep them looking great.

If you have an alley near you that needs to be addressed, please let us know here and we can work together on securing funds with the City of West Lafayette.

Voter Registration for May Primary Ends on April 4th

A message to the neighborhood from the League of Women Voters® of Greater Lafayette:

Remember you cannot vote if you are not registered to vote. You may verify your voter registration, update a new address or register for the first time in Indiana at www.indianavoters.com.

You will need an Indiana Driver’s License or ID to do so online or print a form to complete and mail it to

County Board of Elections and Registration
20 N. 3rd Street
Lafayette, 47901

The deadline to register to vote in the May 3, 2016 Primary Election is April 4.

Need more info? Go to www.tippecanoe.in.gov/election_board or www.leaguelafayette.org

YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

Parks and Recreation 10 Year Plan Survey

The West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department invites you to participate in a public opinion survey to help plan for improving its facilities, services, and programs over the next 5-10 years.

Please visit http://tiny.cc/wlparkssurvey from now through March 15, 2016, to provide your valued input.

If you would like to be more involved in our park system, please contact Janet Fawley, Parks & Recreation Superintendent at jfawley@wl.in.gov or 765-775-5110.

Help spread the word!

WLPL Book Drop & Little Free Library Now At Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park recently received two new additions.

The West Lafayette Public Library has placed a book return at the park. This drop box can be used to return any WLPL material.  The book return is now available for use and will receive a permanent West Lafayette library sign in the near future.

Another new West Lafayette library drop box can be found at Lommel Park, located in the Barbarry Heights neighborhood. For any questions regarding the Lincoln and Lommel Park drop boxes contact the West Lafayette Public Library at 765-743-2261.

Lincoln Park also now features a Little Free Library, adding to the many already in our neighborhood and around the city. This free book exchange is available to all.

The other two in New Chauncey are on Rose St. near the Happy Hollow Park entrance and in front of New Chauncey Housing on Littleton St.

Patton Construction Damage is Being Repaired

After working with the City of West Lafayette and Vectren, the New Chauncey Neighborhood Association was able to move up the repair work scheduled for our streets, curbstrips, and sidewalks. You can now see some progress, thanks to J. G. Case Construction.

We did learn, however, that if you suffered damage in your yard (not the curbstrip), the responsibility for repair is between Vectren and yourself. If you have areas of your yard that were destroyed by Patton Construction during the gas line update, please document with pictures. We hope to have a community meeting to work towards a resolution.

New Chauncey Rezone off to the APC and City Council

Have you seen the rezone signs around our neighborhood? Wondering what they are all about?

Here is a quick overview regarding the rezone signs you have seen around our neighborhood.  This request is an update to the zoning for our neighborhood:

New Chauncey Rezone Exhibit V

This rezone is a byproduct of the Land Use Plan we created for the New Chauncey neighborhood.  The latest map (pictured above) was was approved at the June 3rd Ordinance Committee meeting:

The APC will hear the Ordinance Committee’s recommendation at their July 15th meeting, with the West Lafayette City Council expected to hear it at their August 3rd meeting:

Z-2619 AREA PLAN COMMISSION – New Chauncey Neighborhood (R1, R1B, R1U, R2U, R3U, NBU, and CBW to R1, R1B, R1U, R2U, R3U, NBU, and CBW):

Petitioner is requesting rezoning of the New Chauncey Neighborhood, approximately bounded by Northwestern Avenue, Fowler Avenue, North River Road, Kingston Drive and Meridian Street in West Lafayette, Wabash 17 & 18 (S1/2) and 19 & 20 (N 1/2).

Patton-Vectren Gas Line Replacement Greenspace Damage in New Chauncey

UPDATE:  Thanks to Leadership Team Member, Shelley, you can read this FAQ from Vectren about the process.

A significant amount of damage has been done to the sidewalks, greenspace, and yards.

Members of the Neighborhood Leadership Team (others are welcome) are trying to get the latest information regarding the gas line replacement project in our neighborhood.

In my initial conversation with Patton construction, they stated that the sand filler is being used for expedience and that the next round would be with top soil.

More as we get it.  If you have any information, please feel free to contact us and we will update our web site.

If you haven’t walked around Salisbury or Stadium, here are a few pictures from our neighborhood.