Town Activities

Water Crisis

Follow the legal proceedings and read court documents at http://www.mycase.in.gov.  Search under Docket # 35D01-2006-CT-000338.

Adams County Circuit Court Judge Chad E. Kukelhan will announce his decision on December 28, 2020, in regards to the Town’s Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction.

The Town of Andrews’ Preliminary Injunction will be heard on November 9, 2020 in Decatur, Indiana at the Adams County Courthouse beginning at 8:30 AM. Your attendance and support is encouraged, however seating in the court room will be limited due to COVID-19 regulations.

Update: July 16, 2020

2020-07-16 John Harshbarger (Town) Letter to John Baron (Raytheon)

Update: July 10, 2020

2020-07-09 John Harshbarger (Town) Letter to John Baron (Raytheon)

Update: July 7, 2020

Supplemental Statement of Facts in Support of the Town’s Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Update: July 1, 2020

Letter to IDEM – Mr. Prater

July 4th Holiday Weekend Notice

Updates: June 30, 2020

Important Notice from the Town of Andrews Concerning its Drinking Water

Court – OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING the Plaintiffs_ Emergency Motion to Remand

Update: June 25, 2020

Plaintiffs’ Letter to IDEM June 25, 2020

Exhibits to Letter:

Ex. #1. 2020-06-24 Affidavit of Thomas Wuensch

Ex. #2 UTA Voluntary Remediation Application

Ex. #3. 2020-06-24 Affidavit of John Harshbarger

Ex. #4 2020-06-24 Affidavit of Dr. Wells

Ex. #5 J. Baron Letter to Town of Andrews

Ex. #6. 2015 News Article

Ex. #7 2015 Q1 Report Part 1

Ex. #7 2015 Q1 Report Part 2

Ex. #7 2015 Q1 Report Part 3

Ex. #7. 2015 Q1 Report Part 4

 

 

Plaintiff’s Emergency Motion to Remand

Brief in Support of Emergency Motion to Remand to State Court

As of early July, IDEM tests on the town’s finished water show all VOCs are below the State’s recommended mcl. According to Indiana standards, the water is “safe” to use now that the air stripper is back online.

However, the Town of Andrews advises residents not to consume water due to the potential presence of  Vinyl Chloride,  cis-1,2-DCE, and possibly TCE in the water. Please do not drink or cook with the water if you are serviced by the town’s water utility. To limit possible exposure to vapors, use lukewarm (not hot) water for laundry, dishes, and brief showers or baths. Do not heat or boil the water. All of these measures are precautionary until the town can guarantee the water is being properly treated with a reliable method  to remove VOCs before entering the water plant. The current air stripper equipment and building is owned and operated by Raytheon Technologies, formerly United Technologies, and is not accessible by the Town of Andrews utility employees. In  the past, the Town was not notified and an electronic warning system was never put in place  for when the air stripper fails.

A complaint was filed in Huntington Superior Court June 19, 2020. The complaint will be heard on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Town of Andrews Indiana’s Verified Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Brief in Support Verified Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction 

Dr. Wells Affidavit

John Harshbarger Affidavit

Laury Powell Affidavit

 

 

Andrews Storm Water Improvement Project

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, along with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, announced on August 15, 2019 that the Town of Andrews was awarded $600,000 in federal grant money (CDBG) for storm water improvements. This project installs 1,650 linear feet of drainage, nine inlets, and seven utility holes along McKeever Street from the intersection with Jackson Street to Loon Creek, to address residential flooding.

Food Distribution Notice

This service has been discontinued for now due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Please contact LOVE, Inc. in Huntington at 260-356-0933 for assistance.

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry will distribute food on the third Thursday of each month  to Andrews/Dallas Township residents only at the Lions Clubhouse located at 365 Leedy Lane between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon. No appointment is necessary. First come, first serve and you must bring your own container.

Election Voting Information

As a registered voter of Huntington County you may vote at any Vote Center that is convenient for you. There are extended days and times for your convenience. Any eligible voter can vote at any available early voting location. Questions? You may call the Huntington County Election Office at 260-358-4820 or visit their Facebook page ” Vote Centers of Huntington County.”

The Huntington County Clerk will hold an Early Vote Center at the Andrews Town Hall on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.