The City of Wabash, Indiana

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Scott A. Long - Mayor

The Mayor’s office, located within City Hall, is often the first point of contact for most City related business.

This office is responsible for the overall coordination of meetings, records and communication between the Mayor and all departments of the City and the general public, as well as management of personnel files for City employees. The Mayor works closely with a variety of state and local businesses and organizations to manage and cultivate City operations and developments. The Mayor maintains a cooperative working relationship with Wabash County government and the town of North Manchester.

Bev Vanderpool - Mayor's Administrative Assistant 

The Mayor’s Administrative Assistant maintains the Mayor’s schedule as well as:

  • Prepares and distributes information to news media, including City Council and Board of Works agendas
  • Handles all documentation for City-Awarded Grants
  • Acts as secretary to the City’s Redevelopment Commission, Redevelopment Authority, Stormwater Board, City Council, Board of Public Works & Safety, and Traffic Commission
  • Assists other City offices and departments as necessary

Any business going before the City Council or Board of Works must be submitted to the Mayor’s office to be included on the next meeting’s agenda. This office also assists City residents with Residential Tax Abatements after the initial filing with the Building Commissioner.

City Council Members

1. Walk-In payments are accepted at the Ambulance Billing Office, located within the Wabash City Hall 202 South Wabash Street, Wabash, IN.

2. Credit Card or Debit Card payments can be made through our website by clicking here.
A small convenience fee will be charged by PayGov.

3. Payments may also be mailed to:

    City of Wabash Ambulance Department

    202 South Wabash Street

    Wabash, IN 46992

The City of Wabash Building Department reviews plans and issues building permits for the construction of new structures and remodeling existing structures.

The Building Department also issues permits for electrical upgrades, garages, accessory buildings, pools, signs, sanitary sewer taps and demolition.

The Building Commissioner is responsible for the various inspections performed during the construction process and the final inspection to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy upon project completion.

Other duties of the Building Department include:

  • First Point of Contact for Residential Tax Abatement
  • Sidewalk Replacement Program
  • Contractor Registration
  • Issue Amusement Licenses
  • Enforcement of City Code Relating to Trash, Unsafe Buildings, and Inhabitable Conditions
  • Tree Removal Program

The Building Commissioner also serves at the Plan Commissioner Secretary and the Wabash Board of Zoning Appeals Secretary. Included in these issues are:

  • New Subdivisions
  • Subdivision Exclusions
  • Variance Packet
  • Special Exceptions Packet

The Building Commissioner serves as Floodplain Coordinator for the City of Wabash to insure construction in the floodplain complies with all Local, State and Federal regulations.

City Court - Judge Timothy A. Roberts

Daily Operations:

The City Court Office daily operations consists of:

  • Data Entry
  • Processing Payments
  • Customer service related issues such as assisting customers at the window and answering incoming phone calls
  • Handles civil cases
  • City ordinance
  • Code violations and traffic infractions

Responsibility:

The City Court is responsible for recording alleged violations of City codes and ordinances, hearing evidence presented in court, and ruling on cases.

Services:

Judicial Review/Due Process of Law – The court provides an opportunity for due process of law in civil cases.

Imposition of Penalties – The City Court Judge is responsible for imposing fines and penalties to defendants.

Communications, Public Information, and Court Scheduling – The Municipal Court is responsible for adhering to customer concerns, defendants to accommodate their needs throughout the judicial process.

The Clerk Treasurer’s office upholds all fiscal responsibilities for the City of Wabash

These duties include:

  • Managing all City accounts payable and receivable
  • Monitoring CEDIT funds
  • Investing City funds in CD’s and bonds
  • Conducting all functions of City payroll and PERF requirements
  • Preparing annual City department budgets, including expenses, revenues and projected cash flow for all municipal funds
  • Processing dump truck rentals for the City Street Department
  • Maintaining all City ordinances and resolutions
  • Assisting with annual State Board of Accounts audit
  • Maintains all city owned vehicle titles
  • Handling all liability, equipment damage and theft insurance claims
  • Performs marriage
  • Performs research on numerous topics

CFO (Chief Finance Officer) of all revenue, investments and cash on hand for the City of Wabash and all subordinate entities. Serve as Clerk to the Legislative body, by attending Council meetings and keeping written and tape recordings of the proceedings. Prepare estimated budget and estimated miscellaneous revenue, financial statements, and the proposed tax rate and levy. Prepare the Annual Report. Oversee all Accounts Payable and Payroll functions. Keep abreast of all legislative changes relative to City Government and ensure that we are always in compliance with State Statue and the State Board of Accounts. Prepare Salary Ordinance and keep a complete record of all Resolutions, Special and Regular Ordinances and all Council minutes.

  • Budget preparation with all data entered in gateway
  • Responsible for all Bond records and payments
  • Weekly and monthly balancing and Bank rec
  • Maintaining priced assets ledger & department inventories
  • Attend State Board of Accounts meetings annually and to attend conferences and various topic related meetings when scheduled. Continuing education is a must to keep up with the ever-evolving job.

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 911

All other calls for service,

Dial (260) 563-1166 North Station

Dial (260) 563-7622 South Station

Fire Department Patch

Welcome to the Wabash Fire Department

Chief: Barry Stroup

MISSION STATEMENT

"We are a highly motivated team dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our community"

The Wabash Park Department is responsible for the maintenance of 9 parks totaling approximately 70 acres.

The department employs 3 full time employees and 10 seasonal workers.

Parks:

Wabash City Park (35 acres) 800 W. Hill Street
Paradise Spring Historical Park (15 acres) 351 W. Market Street
Honeywell Park and Pool (8 acres) 370 W. Harrison Avenue
Hanna Park (2 acres) 775 E. Hill Street
Broadmoor Park (2 acres) 12 Broadmoor Drive
South Side Park (2 acres) 1470 Vernon Street
John Drook Memorial Bike and Skate Park (3 acres) 410 S. Carroll Street
Master Trooper David Rich Memorial Park (0.2 acres) 503 N. Wabash Street
Charley Creek Park (2 acres) Vermont Street

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 911

All other calls for service, dial (260)563-1111

Police VehiclesChiefMatthew J. Bruss

Mission Statement:

The Wabash Police Department is committed to provide the necessary services and protection to the City of Wabash to ensure a safe environment to live, work, and visit. The Wabash Police Department fully accepts its responsibility to defend the right, to protect the weak, to aid the distressed, and to uphold the law in a professional manner.

Do you have information about a crime that has been committed? If so, notify Crime Stoppers at (263)563-5821 or (866)665-0556

There are 10 year-round employees at the Wabash Street Department.

Focused and dedicated workers who maintain 69 center lane miles along with numerous other tasks. Those tasks include all the following, but not restricted to;

Yard Waste Pickup

  • Brush: We make every attempt to pick up your brush on the day of your scheduled trash pickup. Contractors are required to haul away any debris or clippings from work they have done on your property.
  • Leaves and Grass clippings must be put in a brown recyclable paper bag Jan. 1 – Sept. 1
  • In the fall, the department has 3 leaf vacs that typically run Monday-Friday. Starting south and working our way north repeating as necessary.

Street Repair

  • The street department repairs pot holes as necessary year round. To report a pot hole please call; 260-563-3611
  • We mill and resurface as much as possible on our own.
  • Crack sealing is done by our department to prolong the life of the streets.

Spring & Fall Clean-Up

  • Items must be placed curbside by 7 A.M. on the day of your trash route. Piles are to be no bigger than a 4x8 pile.
  • Items not accepted;
    • Batteries
    • Paint
    • Petroleum products
    • Household chemicals
    • Tires
    • Appliances
    • Loose shingles
    • Drywall and plaster
    • Televisions, computers, and other electronic devices
  • Spring clean-up is typically the last week of April or the first week of May.
  • Fall clean-up is typically in early September.
  • A dumpster is located at solid waste. The list of items not accepted by the department can be taken to The Wabash County Solid Waste District located at 1101 Manchester Ave.

Snow Removal

  • The city is divided in 5 routes with 2 plow trucks assigned to each area.
  • Our goal is to have the streets clean and safe for morning traffic.

Mowing Maintenance

  • Summer mowing program
    • Maintains vacant homes and lots and business park

Mosquito Control

  • The department has 3 licensed applicators
  • In May we treat catch basins with a 6 month tablet.
  • In the summer we trap, count, and test mosquitos for viruses with the help of the state, and begin spraying as needed.
  • If you would like to be placed on the no spray list please call 260-563-3611

Storm Line Maintenance

  • Installation and repair of storm lines.

Full Time Mechanic

  • Maintaining street, city police department, park department, and other city vehicles and equipment.

Sign Shop

  • Maintaining compliance with state and federal highway.
  • Designing, constructing, installing, and maintaining all signs owned by the city.

Compost Site

  • No Trash is Accepted at this site as we are frequently inspected by IDEM. Security cameras are in use.
  • The only items accepted are lawn clippings, brush, and leaves. The disposal of any other items will result in a $300/day fine.
  • The site is open to residents within the city limits; Monday – Friday 7-3 excluding holidays.
  • Mulch is free to city residents with a small fee to those outside the city limits.

Dump Truck Prices – Talk to the Mayor About it

The Wabash Wastewater Plant is a Class III activated sludge facility that utilizes mechanical bar screens, submersible pumps, oxidation ditches, circular clarifiers, and ultra-violet disinfection to treat wastewater being discharged to the Wabash River.

The facility is rated at 4 mgd (million gallons per day) and has a peak flow rate of 10 mgd (for 1 hour). The facility has a sustainable flow treatment of 7 mgd during wet weather events. The Biosolids generated through the treatment process are removed from the wastewater through aerated primary digesters and recirculated between digestion and thickening tanks (stabilization) until final storage at the final aerated digesters. The biosolids remain here until the solids are sent to the facilitys 10 reed beds. It remains in the reed beds continually stabilizing for as long as 12 years.

The facility is staffed by 5 state licensed wastewater operators, an operator in training (OIT), 2 billing clerks, and an office manager.

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Wendy Frazier,
Clerk-Treasurer

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23 W Market St
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Barry Stroup,
Chief, Firefighter/Paramedic

Fire Department - North Station
1000 N Wabash St
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Matthew Bruss,
Chief of Police

Police Department
1340 Manchester Ave
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1360 Manchester Ave
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700 S Carroll St
Wabash, IN 46992
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370 W Harrison Ave
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    Monday - Thursday 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Friday 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Closed Daily 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

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