The City of Crawfordsville, Indiana

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Building on a Historic Past

Crawfordsville is the county seat of Montgomery County, Indiana and is home to over 15,000 residents. The City has consistently appeared in the top 100 Best Small Towns in America. It all started in 1813 when three rangers, Williamson Dunn, Henry Ristine, and Major Ambrose Whitlock noted that the site of present-day Crawfordsville was ideal for settlement. They returned a decade later to find at least one cabin built. Major Whitlock laid out the town in March 1823. Crawfordsville was named in honor of Colonel William H. Crawford. In 1832, Wabash College, an all-male liberal arts college was founded in Crawfordsville. Today Crawfordsville is still rich with history and the friendly mid-western life.

 

Welcome to the office of Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton

We are working very aggressively to build a strong future for our community. Since taking office in January of 2012 Mayor Barton has remained focused on improving our economic development efforts and enhancing quality of life. If Mayor Barton or his staff can be of any assistance to you please let us know!

The Department of Planning & Community Development is primarily responsible for land use, economic, and community development issues for the City of Crawfordsville. This department oversees several citizen boards that handle much of this business.

Welcome to the home page of the Crawfordsville City Council. The Council is the legislative branch of local City government and is responsible for adopting budgets, levying taxes, and authorizing financial appropriations to fund City operations, as well as enacting, repealing, or amending local laws. The Council also appoints members to certain boards and commissions that serve the community in various areas. The Council meets twice a month, the first and second Monday of each month (subject to change, please view the council calendar for updates). The first Monday is Pre-Council and Committee night, the second Monday is the regular Council Meeting. To see the actual dates please visit the Public Meetings Calendar and search for City Council.
 

Council Members:

Andrew P. Biddle (at Large)

Biddle was elected  in November of 2011 and then re-elected in 2015, is a graduate of Waynetown High School and has been a local businessman since 1971. Biddle is President of the Council, chairman of the Fiscal Affairs Committee, serves on the Traffic, Parking & Safety Committee and is the liaison to the Airport Authority Board and Planning Department, and a member of the Montgomery County Central Communications Board. Biddle is married to Karen (Galloway) Biddle and they have three children and eight grandchildren.

He can be contacted at abiddle@crawfordsville-in.gov or 765-366-5542.


Mike Reidy
 (at Large)

Reidy was chosen in January of 2013 by Democratic precinct committeemen to replace Ray Kirtley. He was then elected in November of 2015. Reidy earned his Bachelor's of Science at the University of Dayton, an M.S. at IU, and a M.A. at Purdue. Reidy retired after 32 years of work on the Admissions staff for Wabash College. Reidy has lived in Crawfordsville for over 40 years and has served on the AWL Board of Directors, the Montgomery County Public Defenders Committee, and as a member of the League of Women Voters. On the City Council, Reidy serves on the Fiscal Affairs, Ordinances & Petitions and committees. He is the liaison for the Police Department. Reidy is married to his wife Meegan and has two adult children along with  two grandchildren.

He can be contacted at reidy@wabash.edu.

Jeff Lucas (Ward 1)

Appointed in late 2017 to fill a vacancy. Lucas serves on the Ordinance & Petitions and Annexation committees. He is the liaison to CEL&P.

He can be contacted at jlucas@crawfordsville-in.gov.


Charlie Warren (Ward 2)
Chosen in October of 2013 by Republicans precinct committeemen to fill a vacancy, Warren was elected in November of 2015. Warren, a graduate of North Montgomery high school, has lived in Montgomery County all of his life. He has worked in construction as a contractor, for Akers Construction services, and currently works in contractor sales at Town n' Country Homecenter. On the council, Warren is the chairman of the Annexation Committee, and serves on the Fiscal Affairs and Traffic, Parking & Safety committees. He is the liaison to IWA. He is married to Leslie and they have three daughters, three son-in-laws, and eight grandchildren. In his leisure time, Warren enjoys playing golf. 

He can be contacted at cwarren@crawfordsville-in.gov or 765-366-0003.

 


Dan Guard
 (Ward 3)

Elected in November of 2011 and re-elected in 2015, Guard is graduate of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and the owner of Vita Green Lawn, LLC, a lawn fertilization company. He is the chairman of the Ordinances & Petitions Committee and also serves on the Annexation Committee. He is the liaison to the Central Garage. Guard is married to his wife Stacy and has two kids. Guard enjoys playing golf with his wife and hunting with his kids, but also has a passion for fishing. 

He can be contacted at dguard@crawfordsville-in.gov or 765-230-0636.

 


Jennifer L. Lowe
 (Ward 4)

Elected in November of 2011 and re-elected in 2015, Lowe moved to the area with her family after Hurricane Camille hit the Gulf Coast in 1970. Lowe is the chairwoman of the Traffic, Parking & Safety Committee, and serves on the Fiscal Affairs and Traffic Committee. She is the liaison to Park & Rec Department and the Fire Department. Lowe is married to her high school sweetheart, Scott, and has three children. Lowe spends many evenings at the Parks and Recreation Center, but loves to spend her time outdoors, especially at Milligan Park.

She can be contacted at jennifer@mccf-in.org or 765-366-9729.

Stan Hamilton (Ward 5)

Appointed in late 2017 to fill a vacancy. Hamilton serves on the Ordinance & Petitions and the Traffic, Parking and Safety committees and is the liaison to to Waste Waste.

He can be contacted at shamilton@crawfordsville-in.gov or at 765-361-0093.

As the chief financial officer for the City of Crawfordsville, the Clerk-Treasurer is subject to the authority of the Indiana State Board of Accounts and responsible for the overall fiscal accounting of City government. The Clerk-Treasurer's term of office is four years, with no restriction on term limits. The Clerk-Treasurer's duties and powers include:

  • Providing citizens open access to their public records
  • Handling the funds of the City
  • Compiling ordinances and resolution
  • Preserving and storing City documents
  • Serving as secretary to the City Council and Board of Works
  • Preparing annual budget estimates and proposed tax rates
  • Ensuring public meetings are conducted in a lawful fashion
  • Keep accounts showing when and from what sources city money has been received and to whom paid out
  • Prescribe payroll and account forms for all city offices - per Indiana State Board of Accounts
  • Issue licenses and fees authorized by ordinance

Mission

The City of Crawfordsville Clerk-Treasurer's office is a World Class organization.  Our commitment is to fiscal responsibility and transparency; implementing and overseeing city policy; and adhering to local, state and federal requirements.

Welcome to the Crawfordsville Fire Department website. The Crawfordsville Fire Department provides Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services to the City of Crawfordsville and Union Township in Montgomery County Indiana. In addition, the department provides mutual aid assistance and advanced life support intercept services to surrounding departments and communities in west central Indiana. The department has a long, proud history of service to the community. It was established in 1869 after a major fire destroyed a block of the downtown and several businesses. The department began as a subscription based service known as the "Niagara Fire Company" and was later incorporated into city government, becoming tax supported and municipally controlled. Unfortunately, providing such protection to the community has come at a steep price. Four Crawfordsville firefighters have paid the ultimate price, losing their lives in the line-of-duty. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was incorporated into the department by the mid 1900's, and the department became one of the founders of fire service based EMS.

It is the mission of the Crawfordsville Fire Department to preserve life and property to our citizens, provide professional and compassionate service, promote public safety and foster economic growth through leadership, management and actions, as an all risk life safety response provider

The goal of Mayor Barton and our department is to provide a safe community for families and business to grow.

The Crawfordsville Golf Course is a challenging, yet enjoyable 18 hole course spanning 132 acres on the east edge of the city. Crawfordsville Golf Course also offers a driving range and practice green to help you polish up your game and a clubhouse stocked with snacks and all of your basic golfing needs. You may end up paying less at Crawfordsville Golf Course than other courses, but it certainly is not less of a value.  Click this link to Crawfordsville Golf Course web page
To Book a Tee Time, call 765.364.5171  ~  On-line Tee Times Coming Soon!
 

The Doorstep to Montgomery County

The Crawfordsville Municipal Airport is an attractive, modern facility, which is well equipped with a 5,505' runway to provide convenient access to Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, and the surrounding communities.The distinctive  red-roofed terminal building welcomes arrivals with a large, comfortable lounge area and rooms dedicated for use for conferences, meetings, flight planning and comfortable layovers.

Crawfordsville Regional Airport promotes an atmosphere where crew and passengers can relax, get some rest, or plan the next leg of their trip. 100% Free aircraft parking. No landing fees. Competitive fuel prices. No ramp fees. We strive to offer exceptional service and don't believe in nickel and diming our customers.

Amenities and Services include:

Battery Cart                                                                                                                                                             

Crew Lounge

Flight Planning Room

Conference Room

After-hours Restroom

Crew and rental cars

Aircraft Maintenance

Flight Instruction & Rental

24-Hour after-hour Service

Negotiated Rates with nearby Hotels

The Crawfordsville Regional Airport provides economic advantages for its users and for the Crawfordsville community. A recent survey shows that this airport generates $80 million in economic value to the community each year. It also supports 255 jobs with a total payroll of $13 million. Additionally, it has brought $3 million in grants during the past six years, money that also boosted the local economy.

(The survey was done in 2012 by organizations concerned with economic development in Indiana: The Indiana Department of Transportation, the Aviation Association of Indiana and Conexus Indiana.)

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UPCOMING PROGRAMMING

SUGAR CREEK TRAIL PIE RUN

WHERE: Sugar Creek Trailhead - 2722 W. Rock River Ridge

WHEN: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 9 am

COST: $25 per person before November 9, 2018; $30 per person after November 9, 2018

The Sugar Creek Trail Thanksgiving Day Pie Run is a family-oriented fundraiser for the Sugar Creek Trail. All proceeds from this event benefit the Trail Maintenance Trust Fund. This year’s event includes a competitive 5K run, 2-mile fun run and walk, and a FREE 200-yard Kid’s Run.

REGISTRATION: In person at Crawfordsville Community Center, online registration at Active.com. On-site registration will begin at 8 am the day of the race.

Get more details at our Pie Run page.

A COMMUNITY EFFORT


The Crawfordsville Park and Recreation Dept. staff and board members would like to thank the various businesses, organizations, and individuals who support our programs and projects throughout the year. If you volunteered to coach a softball team, or the like, we appreciate the many hours you gave to provide a positive athletic experience for the children.

Maybe you or your group volunteered to plant flowers, pick up litter, or paint benches, we appreciate your hard work. Maybe your business donated financial support or door prizes for one of our many special events, such as the Pie Run on the Sugar Creek Trail, or the Fourth of July Fireworks; we thank you.

Maybe you helped seniors and low-income individuals file their income taxes; thank you. Thank you to the Montgomery County Community Foundation for gifts that have provided educational & social opportunities, as well as match money for Sunshine Van vehicles.

Finally, thank you to MUFFY who provides a portion of the operational budget for the Sunshine Van Program. You each deserve an A+ in citizenship!

PARKS AND RECREATION...THE BENEFITS ARE ENDLESS!

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The Crawfordsville Police Department (CPD) is comprised of thirty-six sworn officers, two clerical, a two-member meter department, and five crossing guards. Overseeing the department is the three member Metropolitan Board of Police Commissioners. These are citizens appointed by the mayor who conduct hiring and implement general personnel policies of the CPD.

The structure of our sworn staff consists of the following; Chief of Police, Assistant Chief, twenty nine uniformed patrol division officers, and five criminal investigators. All sworn officers are required to successfully meet the training requirements specified by the fifteen-week Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Additionally, our department requires eight months of intense training prior to patrolling independently throughout our community. Officers must complete twenty-four hours of state approved training annually to retain their powers.

As recently as 25 years ago the CPD handled approximately 5,000 service calls annually. In 2005 these service call figures exceeded 23,000. To help offset this demand we are supported by a fifteen member reserve officer program made up of community volunteers. These volunteers assist with various tasks including parades, festivals, athletic events and routine patrols.

T he Crawfordsville Street and Sanitation Department provides service to the community in many ways, taking much pride in maintaining a clean and safe city. The department has 22 full time employees.

The Crawfordsville Street Department was established on August 17, 1865, when the first city election was held. After the city was incorporated, a street commissioner and an engineer were appointed to do something about the streets in the business district. Poor roads were among the biggest complaints from citizens in those early days. The first Street Commissioner was John W. Ross.

The Crawfordsville Street Department provides maintenance and upkeep to the city streets. The department patches pot holes, repairs inlets, removes snow, ice and other weather related annoyances from the city streets for safe travel. We have various types of equipment: 6 dump trucks, loader, backhoe, 2 bucket trucks, 4 one ton trucks, vac all, road grader, 5 pickup trucks, road service truck, patching machine, paint truck, 2 bobcats, and 3 tractors with mowers. All of the equipment we have is used almost daily. The department has a large trash pickup program. They collect large household items at curbside for city residents. There is a fee of $25.00 for this program. This is done once a month all year around. The pick up is usually on the last Wednesday of the month, and is provided to the first one hundred residents who come to our office and pay the fee, starting on the first of the month.

The Sanitation department provides city trash pick up for city residents. The department collects all city trash and recycling at curbside. The employees collect trash year round regardless of the weather. The Sanitation department has 1 new trash truck that picks up trash and recycling at the same time. They also have 2 older trucks, and a recycle truck that is still used on double pick up days. We do street side recycling for bottles, cans, plastics #1-7, and newspapers. Recyclable materials can also be taken to Walden Transport & Recycle Center located at 302 S. Oak St.. Cardboard is not picked up curbside, but can be taken to Walden's Recycle Center for recycling. The department encourages recycling to help reduce the amount of items that would normally go into landfills.

The Yard Waste Site was established in 1991 at the old land fill site. It is a facility provided by the city, free of charge, for residents to take limbs, leaves, grass, etc. In the fall the department picks up leaves curbside for city residents.

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Welcome to the Stellar Projects page.  Here you will find information on the Stellar Projects including
  1. Fusion 54
  2. Pike Street Pocket Park
  3. Big Four Trail
  4. Historic Whitlock Neighborhood Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation
  5. Downtown Loop Trail
  6. Ben-Hur Building Adaptive Reuse
Stellar Projects Overview
NEW Please call 1-844-562-1960 to make payments over the phone. 
The City of Crawfordsville Utility Billing offers a new online payment link
 
Information on billing for the Storm Water and Waste Water Departments.
Please call 765-364-5192

The Crawfordsville Waste Water Treatment Plant was originally built in 1938 and consisted of two primary settling tanks. Plant flows were designed to be treated at approximately 750,000 gallons per day. The purpose of the waste water treatment system is to protect the receiving waters, which in this case happens to be Sugar Creek. This protection of the stream is accomplished by removing harmful substances from the sanitary waste stream by employing biological treatment.

The treatment plant was expanded in 1964, 1978, and in 2000.

The system is now capable of treating 4.7 million gallons per day and can currently treat an average of 3.01 million gallons daily. The City of Crawfordsville utilizes the beneficial reuse program and land applies bio-solids to farm grounds twice yearly.

The Department employs 15 people that are responsible for the maintenance of nearly 90 miles of collection lines, 15 lift stations, and the operations of the treatment plant. Three of the employees also serve in the pre-treatment division which is responsible for oversight of the numerous industries located within the City.

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300 E Pike St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 364-5160
  • Business Fax: (765) 364-5177
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  • Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    (Lunch 12:00-1:00)

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Terri Gadd,
Clerk-Treasurer
300 E Pike St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business Fax: (765) 364-5187
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300 E Pike St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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759 W 400
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Scott Busenbark,
Fire Chief
100 S Water St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 362-1277
  • Business Fax: (765) 364-5198
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  • The department is staffed 24 hours a day with regular business hours being from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.

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Fawn Johnson,
Director of Parks and Recreation
922 E South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 364-5175
  • Business Fax: (765) 364-5179
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  • Community Center Hours: Mon - Thur 5:30 am - 8:00 pm, Friday 5:30 am - 7:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm; Office hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; Phone: (765) 364-5175

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Brandy Allen,
Director
300 E Pike St
Second Floor
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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311 N Green St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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922 E South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Scott Hesler,
Street Commissioner
107 N Vermont St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Shirley Kadinger,
Administrative Assistant
100 S Water St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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515 Bluff St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 364-5169
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300 E Pike St
PO Box 935
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

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300 E Pike St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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