Fort Wayne Developers go to Court for Sewage Service

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Developers in the Huntertown area are suing the city of Fort Wayne for not providing sewage and water service.

The Allen County Plan Commission approved two developments in the Huntertown area earlier this year, including Whisper Rock and Timber Ridge. According to the Journal Gazette, those subdivisions are proposed by Twin Eagles Development II LLC; Timber Ridge Group LLC; and IRM Partnership.

The lawsuit was filed Monday. The approvals were based on the provision of water and sewer utilities by the city of Fort Wayne. Huntertown says the pre-planned subdivisions are within a range where the city can provide service. 

Fort Wayne processed Huntertown's sewage without a contract after the town didn't renew a long-standing agreement. Afterwards, the city said it would process the sewage but for a much high price.  

Fort Wayne asked to prevent the city from extending sewer and water services to those areas last summer.  Allen Superior Judge Stanley Levine said the town needed to take the issue up with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

The developers are now asking the town to revise their fiscal plan and claim their property rights have been violated.