First of all I want to say that I am in total support of the development of Linden Meadows. There was an article in the "Tribune" on 4/22/10 which explained that the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) will partner with a developer, Captains View LLC, to purchase and rehab 11 homes to resell.
This all sounded great until I read the part about the Sewer Board considering waiving the tap-in fees for these homes. The Sewer Board just received a large fee increase with another increase in two years. It is not fair to us, the citizens, to have an increase in our bills and watch a wealthy developer receive a free pass on the hook up fees.
The "Tribune" article also said that, "...the city will look to upgrade paving and drainage, as well as expand street lighting along Linden Meadows Court." The city will also "...implement a concentrated code enforcement sweep along Olive and Linden streets leading into Linden Meadows, and expedite the building permits and inspections for the development." This is a great gift to the developer in my eyes, this area needs better lighting and drainage and these steps will benefit the entire area around Linden Meadows. Enough is enough.