Survey seeks feedback from permit applicants PDF Print E-mail

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Sept 16, 2016 - Fourteen local government bodies in northeast Indiana are participating in effort, spearheaded by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership to streamline and improve the permitting process for non-residential permit applicants.

The Permitting Excellence Coalition began seeking input from permit applicants in a few of the jurisdictions in fall 2015, and has begun using that information to improve the permitting process, said Ryan Chasey, president of the HPG Network, which is coordinating the effort.

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Permit Applicants Asked to Complete Customer Service Survey PDF Print E-mail

ANGOLA, IN (September 2, 2016)  The Permitting Excellence Coalition (PEC), a group comprised of 14 local governments and led by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s Vision 2020 initiative to streamline regional permitting processes, is asking non-residential permit applicants to complete a 16-question customer survey to provide input on the process.  

Survey questions are about customer service, responsiveness, timeliness and availability of information.  The survey is designed to provide local government leaders with customer feedback they can use to make process improvements.

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Permitting Excellence Coalition honored for work on streamlining business permitting PDF Print E-mail

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The jurisdictions participating in Northeast Indiana's Permitting Excellence Coalition were honored at a Permitting Recognition Reception Wednesday, Jan. 20 hosted by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. Nearly 20 government officials, business leaders and economic development professionals from Northeast Indiana attended the reception. 

Participating jurisdictions in the Permitting Excellence Coalition include Allen County/City of Fort Wayne, City of Angola, City of Auburn, City of Decatur, DeKalb County, Huntington County, City of Huntington, LaGrange County, City of New Haven and Whitley County/Columbia City.

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Ossian has high performance plans for its future PDF Print E-mail

By: Glen Werling

Ossian is looking to the future and using a park to put its plans into drive.

Members of Ossian Revitalization and the Ossian Town Council teamed to hire HPG Network, a Fort Wayne consulting group, to study how to make Ossian a better place to work and live. The committee and the town agreed to pay HPGN $44,500. That includes $10,000 of the town's County Economic Development Income Tax funds and $33,500 of funds raised privately by Revitalization.

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Ossian Steering Committee takes its study to the public PDF Print E-mail

By: Glen Werling

Consulting firm High Performance Government looked at a lot of features of Ossian when trying to map out future revitalization plans, said HPG representative Heather Presley Cowan Wednesday night.

It's not just a study about the future of Archbold-Wilson Memorial Park, the 65-acre, mostly undeveloped, park on Ossian's southeast side.

But make no doubt about it, Presley Cowan stressed, AWM Park is the crown jewel.

Ryan Chasey, Presley Cowan and Zach Benedict of MKM Architects, again stressed -as they did at a meeting earlier this year - that the park needs to be looked upon as an opportunity to not only attract people to live in Ossian , but to attract people in the region to come to Ossian.

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