The Redevelopment Commission possesses a vast array of powers to enable them to undertake the redevelopment of our town, to eliminate blight and revitalize our community. The seven (7) primary duties are listed in Indiana Code 36-7-14-11.
The Redevelopment Commission purchased several buildings downtown and are working toward revitalization of our Central Business District. As part of the planning process, they commissioned graduate students in urban planning from Ball State University’s Community Based Projects (CBP) program. It is an outreach arm of the college of Architecture and Planning and has been assisting communities in Indiana with their development needs for over three decades. The students created a downtown revitalization plan. For more information, see the: Waterloo Downtown Plan 2018.
The Waterloo Redevelopment Commission updated the Town’s Economic Development Plan for the area west of I-69 along US 6 in 2017 as part of the annexation of the same area. Utilities have been extended to this area in 2018. The Plan Commission has been hearing proposals for development in 2019 as a result of this expansion.
The Commission consists of five (5) members 3 of which are appointed by the council president and 2 who are appointed by the Town Council. Each serves a one-year term and may succeed him/herself. There is also a non-voting advisor from the DeKalb Central School board who is appointed by the council president.
- Josh Caudill, President
- Sallie Pease, Vice President
- Glen Hartman
- Stacy Sexton
- Pat Williams
- Tim Haynes, Dekalb Central Schools
Regular meetings are the fourth Monday of each month, at Town Hall, at 5:30 p.m.
The Redevelopment Commission also sponsors the Waterloo Pride awards.