As the sun broke through the clouds on this rainy April morning, La Porte County broke ground on the Rolling Prairie Sewer Project. Over 50 community partners joined La Porte County representatives to celebrate the beginning of the waste water extension project from the City of La Porte to Rolling Prairie.
Master of Ceremonies, La Porte County Councilman Rich Mrozinski, welcomed the crowd to this historic event. “Many people in this room today know how long this project has been needed in Rolling Prairie. To have worked on a project of this importance, for such a long period of time, and to see it come to fruition today–Well that’s just really exciting!”, said Mrozinski. Councilman Mrozinski went on to thank the members of the La Porte County Team that have worked on this project to get it to this point including: Gene Jonas (Oak Tree Environmental Committee), Anton Ekovich (La Porte County Regional Sewer District), Clay Howard (La Porte County Regional Sewer District), Bert Cook (Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation), and Mike Seitz (La Porte Chamber of Commerce). There was also a long list of elected officials who received credit for assisting on the project including: Mayor Blair Milo (City of La Porte), Matt Bernacchi (La Porte County Council), Terry Garner (La Porte County Council), and Earl Cunningham (La Porte County Council).
During the event there was much talk amongst the crowd of the economic development opportunities this project presents for La Porte County. When asked about these opportunities Bert Cook of GLEDC, responded by saying, “This project is very unique in that it will increase the available sites in La Porte County for prospective businesses, but the project also acts as a major retention tool for the businesses that are currently operating in Rolling Prairie. I feel it is most important for us to do everything we can to assist our local businesses, and this project is a perfect example of our county government doing exactly that. I credit Councilman Mrozinski and the rest of the team on this effort for their forward thinking and relentless pursuit of this project.”
Jerry Jackson of the La Porte Waste Water Department said, ” I am excited to see construction get underway. We are looking forward to providing service to both residents and businesses in Rolling Prairie. There is no doubt this project will greatly benefit the quality of life in the area.”
For more information contact Bert Cook at GLEDC (219) 324-8584.