North Webster is known for its spirit of cooperation and welcoming attitude. Located “between the lakes,” the town sits partially on Webster Lake and is close to Lake Tippecanoe and the Barbee chain of lakes offering much recreational enjoyment to both year around and summer residents and visitors to Tippecanoe Township.
Things seem to be heading in the right direction according to a town official.
Council President Jon Sroufe noted, “We of the North Webster Town Council are pleased with the year behind us. We are financially sound and have accomplished this while not jeopardizing the projects that were important to the town. In a small town with a population of 1,060 we do not do many projects in a year but try to spread out small ones that sometimes are unnoticed. 2015 will be no different.
“There will be the usual sewer upgrades and street pavings. Our equipment is continually upgraded and that was true in 2014. We added a truck for snow plowing and other uses. A new storage barn was built during the year so we could take better care of the equipment. All this said, we are happy with our town where ‘life is better.”
The town of North Webster is governed by a three-member council consisting of elected members Sroufe, Lisa Strombeck and Tim Hine. Betsy Luce is the elected clerk-treasurer. Departments serving the town are the police headed by Chief Greg Church, utilities including street and water treatment under the supervision of Severn Trent Utilities Manager Mike Noe and a park board in charge of the town park. North Webster Town Hall is located at 144 S. Main St.
The main topic addressed by the council during 2014 was the wastewater treatment plant. Upgrades were mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and a grant has been applied for to help reduce the costs.
The town also constructed a new pole building at the wastewater treatment plant location to maintain and store town owned street equipment. Its purpose is to provide for long use through improved upkeep.
The town approved cooperation with the newly formed Knapp Lake Regional Sewer District in nearby Noble County. KLRSD will pay to have its sewage sent to and processed by the town’s wastewater treatment facility when construction is completed.
New piers were installed at North Webster Town Park on the east side of Webster Lake. The town maintains a pavilion, a fishing pier, a beach, playground and restrooms at the park. It also provides three parking lots for the area. The Dixie excursion boat docks at the town park.
North Webster Town Hall phone number is (574) 834-7894.
From leaf collection and snow plowing to treating sewage and policing the community, service to the taxpayers is the number one goal of the town government.