Did you know that the daylily image on our New Chauncey street signs represents the Stella d’Oro daylilies in our intersection gardens?
Our daylily garden corners have been growing for many years in the New Chauncey Neighborhood. They were started with private funds and labor with the city’s permission. Over the years, pedestrian traffic, lawn mowers and other factors have caused us to lose some of the garden plots. At present we have daylily garden plots located at 7 intersections in the neighborhood.
A commitment from a few more dedicated residents can help ensure that the plots we have can thrive. The job involves tending one or more corner gardens during the growing season, pulling out weeds and keeping the gardens looking their best. On average, each small garden may need 15-20 minutes of attention every 2 weeks during the growing season. “Time-sharing” a garden between neighbors is fine if needed.
If you have questions or would like to help during the 2023 growing season, please call Carl Griffin at 765-743-8087. Funds are also needed and welcome for purchasing new plant stock for some of the gardens.
From the City’s Website: The City of West Lafayette and Purdue created the Joint Board in order to provide a consistent and equitable mechanism to address issues that arise in the future regarding this Interlocal Cooperation Agreement and its interpretation and implementation, as well as the implementation of the Annexation. The Joint Board is composed of three members from each of the parties appointed by the responsible executive of each party.
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!
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.
The NCNA supports the ongoing sustainability and historic preservation of the New Chauncey Neighborhood in West Lafayette Indiana