After more than 60 meetings with the general public, businesses, employees, and community, faith, and union leaders, Mayor Ballard's proposal to transfer the water and wastewater systems to Citizens Energy Group was approved by the City-County Council on July 26, 2010. The proposal was filed in August 2010 with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), a state agency, and was approved by the IURC on July 13, 2011. The transfer of the systems to Citizens Energy Group was completed on August 26, 2011.
The transfer provides these many benefits:
On May 4, 2012, the Indiana Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) awarded its 2012 Vision Award to Mayor Ballard and Citizens Energy Group President & CEO Carey Lykins for the utility transfer. ACG is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions.
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To access the documents filed with the IURC, log on to the IURC’s Electronic Document System (EDS). Once you access the EDS, click the Cases link. In the Docket Number field, type the number 43936 and click the Search button. Then, click the Filings\Docket Entries button.
On May 14, 2010, Mayor Ballard announced that more than 500 documents, including contracts, presentations, videos, and more, all relating to the utility transfer were available on an FTP site. To access that FTP site visit: ftp://ftp.indygov.org/utilities (Username: public; Password: public)
On July 21, 2009, Mayor Ballard released the REI to seek creative solutions to infrastructure challenges facing our city. This was the first major step forward in the process that led to the decision to transfer the utilities to Citizens.