Town Activities

Water Crisis

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

 

Breaking News June 24, 2020, 4:45 p.m. ~ We have just been informed that the Raytheon defendants have removed our case to Federal Court in Fort Wayne. Therefore, there will be no hearing tomorrow in Huntington Superior Court. We intend to file an emergency motion to remand first thing tomorrow morning.

 

Updates:

  • Love, Inc of Huntington County has offered to Andrews town residents access to a program called “Loads of Laundry”. Visit Love’s Facebook page for more information, or call 260-356-0933. Northside Cleaners has also offered Andrews residents 1 free load per month. Be prepared to show proof of residency.
  • Andrews residents may fill water jugs at Viking Express and TCB Games in Huntington.
  • Autumn Ridge Nursing Home of Wabash has offered assistance to elderly residents in acquiring a short-term respite stay during the crisis. Respite stay of care can be covered by insurance. Please call Joyce at 765-635-0095 with questions and to determine if you qualify.

The Town of Andrews advises residents not to consume water due to the potential presence of TCE, Vinyl Chloride, and/or  cis-1,2-DCE  in the water. Please do not drink or cook with the water if you are serviced by the town’s water utility. If necessary, you may use cool to lukewarm (not hot) water for laundry, dishes, and brief showers. Do not heat or boil the water. All of these measures are precautionary until the town can guarantee the water is properly treated by a reliable air stripper system. The current equipment is owned and operated by Raytheon Technologies, formerly United Technologies, and is not accessible by the Town of Andrews utility employees.

NEW! Bottled water is available for residents at the town hall garage. As of July 6th, the distribution hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and then 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. You may be asked for name and address, or possibly a current utility bill and ID. We apologize that town employees, or distribution volunteers, may not always recognize every town resident. Thank you for your patience as we work together thru this crisis. Please check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and shut-ins at this time. 

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.”