WL Mayor: City is in great shape

West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis said Monday that the city is in great financial shape.
West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis said Monday that the city is in great financial shape.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – West Lafayette is in great shape. That’s according to Mayor John Dennis’ State of the City address.

At Monday’s city council meeting, the mayor took time to thank his staff, volunteers and elected officials.

Dennis also talked about the city’s biggest accomplishment of the year –  the annexation.
He said Purdue University will now officially sit in the city and officials will work to bring suitable jobs to the area.

A document with the specific financial numbers are available on the city’s website.

“The city of West Lafayette has never been more healthy from a fiscal position. Our cash reserves are high, obviously our revenue streams are suitable for our expenditures, we’ve got a great steward in Clerk-Treasurer Rhodes. She makes sure that we’re all pretty much on task and on target,” said Dennis.

Also Monday, Detective Jonathan Eager was awarded Police Officer of the Year and five citizens received Volunteer Recognition Awards.

The council voted no on a requested change to the county’s unified zoning ordinance that would have allowed multiple duplexes on the same piece of property to be owned by the same person.

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