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TOWN ORGANIZATION

fowler-3.jpgFowler is a small town of approximately 2400 in Benton County, located about 30 minutes North-West of Lafayette and Purdue University. The town was founded in 1871 by Moses Fowler , an associate of John Purdue. Fowler is governed by a five-person Town Board that performs the functions of both mayor and town council. Each Council member is elected to a four-year staggered term and then the Council members choose one of the members to serve as annual president of the board. Legislative business is conducted at the public bi-weekly board meeting, but emergency sessions may be called for urgent matters. Administrative business is conducted daily. Hours are Monday -Thurs 8:00am to 4:00pm and Friday 8:00am to 12:00 noon at the town hall by the full time elected Town Clerk-Treasurer , who consults the board as necessary between meetings for administrative matters. The town employs a Clerk's assistant plus other full time personnel for management and maintenance of town streets, water systems, sewage collection/treatment and four full time Police Officers. A listing of the Town’s Departments and Committees may be found here  Check this page for more details about Fowler.  

Our regular board meeting is normally held every 1st and 3rd Monday at 6:00 p.m. (unless changed as advertised in the Benton Review) at the Town Hall, located on 5th Street, next to the bowling alley. For further information on how to contact the Council, please click here.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Fowler employs four full time, and one part time, Police Officers for residents' security and traffic control. The Town enjoys a consistency low crime rate, and provides 24 hour protection and with incidences well below national and state averages. Fowler has dispatch capability through the Benton County Sheriffs Department, and also participates in area 911 service for ready backup by county and state law enforcement personnel. Soon, the Town’s Municipal Code and current ordinances will be fully accessible through this website. Concerns, suggestions, questions, or requests for assistance may be submitted via e-mail to the Chief of Police, where your input will be treated confidentially.

 

fowler-9.jpgFIRE PROTECTION

The Fowler/Center Township fire department is a volunteer force of 24 personnel. They are equipped, trained, and fully certified with completely modern equipment. The Fowler/Center Township department works in cooperation with other area fire departments for mutual support and backup in the town and surrounding countryside. Citizens are afforded an ISO rating of 6.

 

AREA BUSINESS

Whether you are just passing through, attending an area festival, visiting friends, or settling in with us, Fowler offers an appealing variety of services. Those services include the following: ambulance services, appliance and repair stores, auction and furniture facility, auto parts stores, auto repair service, banks with drive-up service and ATM machines, car washes, certified public accountant, chiropractor clinic, churches of all denominations, computer repair service, construction providers, craft stores, daycare center, dentist office, dining establishments, Dollar General store, feed and grain service, fertilizer and seed company, fire department, flower shops, funeral home, gas stations and convenience store, grocery store, hair care facilities, fowler-5.jpghardware stores, head start program, insurance agents representing most major companies, landscaping contractor, lawn mower and lawn care sales and services, library, manufacturing companies, medical clinics, newspaper office, package store, pharmacy, post office, printing services, sand and stone excavating service, termite and pest control services, and a trophies retail store. As you can tell we have the services you need at a price and quality you thought were forgotten. Just click here for a detailed listing of our many businesses. 

 

EDUCATION

The residents of Fowler have two wonderful elementary schools, Sacred Heart Elementary fowler-8.jpgand Prairie Crossing ElementaryBenton Central serves as the Junior-Senior High School for the community. Fowler also has easy access to Purdue University.  Founded in 1874, Purdue has earned an international reputation for its undergraduate and graduate programs in 13 schools. Among the largest engineering, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, management and agriculture.  About 34,000 students are enrolled at the West Lafayette campus... 24 miles southeast of our location.  The university also offers evening and Saturday continuing education opportunities, both degree and non-degree.  Its most recent addition: a Saturday M.B.A. program for working executives.  Fowler is also located within ready reach of Ivy Tech State College, Indiana’s third largest state-supported college/university, offering professional and technical courses from thirteen regional campuses.

 

LOCAL PARKS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION

Participant sports, an active park system and Park and Recreation Board , golf course, and annual outdoor festivals offer recreationalfowler-43.jpg and family entertainment.  For over 30 years, Benton County has been rated “number 1" in the state for it’s pheasant population according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, with articles having appeared in most major sportsman magazines.  The DNR manages 35 “public lottery” hunt sites covering 2,500 acres which attracts both many local hunters and out of state hunters.

 

MAJOR HIGHWAYS

U.S. Highway 52, a major federal thoroughfare, runs through the Town of Fowler, heading South to Lafayette and Purdue University.  State Highway 55 and 18 also go through our town. US 41 is only 3 miles west of Fowler, running north/south, while Interstate I-65 is located 15 miles to the east, near the County line.  Take a look at a map of the area for a better view.



NEARBY AIRPORTS

The Kentland Airport and the facility located at the Purdue University offer easily accessible, excellent connections to North America and overseas. The Indianapolis International Airport is 100 miles Southeast of Fowler, while O'Hare International Airport is 100 miles Northwest of Fowler.

RAIL

Kankakee, Beaverville, & Southern Railroad operated freight service for Fowler and the surrounding area.  It has connections to ICG, TPW, UP, CSXT, N&S, N&W, CONRAIL and are readily accessible to industrial areas.

 

TRANSPORT COMPANIES

Trucking and transport companies for both short and long haul are available in the area, including Budreau Trucking and Williams Transport.  There are also UPS and FED-EX pick up points here in town


WATER SUPPLY

Fowler has a town water supply system that includes two high capacity municipal wells and a water supply plant incorporating the latest in water treatment technology, all of which is regulated by the Water Department . A water storage facility (the tower) has been constructed to provide water by gravity for balancing pressures, fire protection, and an emergency reserve. This system has provided Fowler with a safe, reliable, independent, water supply now and in the future for industrial, commercial, and residential customers in or near town. Significant surplus water is available for industry locating in the area. Presently there are 200,000 gallons of water pumped per day. We have the capability to pump 1.2 million gallons per day. There is a fifty (50) pound maximum pressure.

 

SEWAGE TREATMENT

Fowler Sewer Department provides sewage treatment for residents and industry with a modern, fully certified water pollution control plant. Presently we discharge approximately 300,000 gallons per day. Our plant has the capability of discharging 750,000 gallons per day. We are at 40% right now.

 

STREETS and ROADS

fowler-26.jpgThe Fowler Street Department has a diversity of responsibilities. These include paving, repair and maintenance of 21.06 miles of roads; erecting and maintaining signs; debris removal and grass cutting on all rights of way; yard waste and leaf collection; snow removal; animal control and a garage for maintenance of town vehicles.

 

ELECTRICITY and NATURAL GAS

Electric power and natural gas, which is available throughout the town limits, are provided by NIPSCO.

 

  For More Information Contact:

Fowler Town Hall • 307 E. 5th St. • Fowler, IN 47944 • (765) 884-0570 • Fax (765) 884-8211
 
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