Clubs and Organizations

Ladoga Lions Club

Contact: Brian Hedge 
President 2007-2008


Contact: Belinda Monts 


Contact: Bob Vice 

Historic Ladoga

Contact: Larry Burnett 

Boy Scouts of America

Contact: Scott Richardson 

Ladoga Youth Baseball

Contact: Dana Lowe 

Clark Township 4-H- Hustling Hoosiers

Contact: Kelly Comer

Kitchen Professionals of the 80's

Contact: Susan Vaught 

Ladoga Community Fund


Friends of the Library

Contact: Wanda Bennett 

Southmont Youth Football

Contact: Tony Gonczarow 

Utilities Billing

The Town of Ladoga has five utility companies:  Water, Electric, Sewer, Trash and Storm Water.  Meters are read around the 15th of each month and a utility bill is issued by the 20th.  Utility bills are due by the 5th of each month.  If payment is not received by the 5th, a 10% penalty is attached to the bill.

Bills that are not paid by the 25th are subject to disconnection.  The Town will notify delinquent customers by mailing on or around the 6th of each month.  If the delinquent amount is not received by the 25th, service will be disconnected on the 26th.  No payment extensions will be granted and post-dated checks will not be accepted. There is a $40.00 reconnection fee per metered utility.

Homeowners and government subsidized renters are required to pay a water deposit of $50.00 and an electric deposit of $100.00. Non-subsidized renters must keep the utilities in the landlord's name and do not have to make a deposit with the town. Customers moving back into town with “bad history” will be subject to a double deposit.  This deposit will be returned to you in the event you move outside the town limits and you have a zero balance on your account or by request if you have not been delinquent on your account for one year.  Otherwise, the deposit will be used towards the balance owed and any remaining will be refunded.

Electric Department

The Town of Ladoga’s Electric Company is a distribution utility only.  We purchase our power for resale through Indiana Municipal Power Association (IMPA). 


Don Long- Utility worker

Roger Perry - Utility worker



Schedule of Electric Rates and Charges (Ordinance 2009-5)

Section1.  Amendments to Chapter 7, Appendix of Electric Rates and Charges and Ordinances Establishing the Same.  The Appendix of Electric Rates and Charges for the Ladoga Municipal Electric Utility, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Residential Services

Customer Charge per Month  $3.00 
First 200 KWH per Month $0.107169 
Next 800 KWH per Month $0.091232
Over 1000 KWH per Month $0.081516


Commercial Service

Customer Charge per Month $3.00 
First 500 KWH per Month $0.107169
Next 2000 KWH per Month $0.091232
Over 2500 KWH per Month $0.081516 

General (Power) Service

Customer Charge per Month $10.00 
First 250 KWH per Month $0.123106
Next 2250 KWH per Month $0.111317
Next 2500 KWH per Month $0.099855
Over 5000 KWH per Month  $0.090031 

Security Lighting Service

Rate per lamp per Month $7.56 


Public Street Lighting Service


All rates are subject to the energy cost adjustment tracking procedures which provide for changes in the cost of purchased power from the Town’s wholesale power provider.

The base cost of power imbedded in the above-noted base rates are as follows:

    Per Unit   Total 
Demand Costs   $15.700    $261,845 
Energy Costs   $0.017777    $152,351 
Total Power Costs       $414,196
Test Year KWH Sales divided by       8,140,095
Base Cost of Power per KWH       $0.050883 







The electric utility was purchased from Roachdale in 1921. 

In 2005 the Town purchased a new bucket truck for $80,000, replacing a smaller, unsafe bucket mounted on a pick-up truck.

In 2007, the Town rebuilt over several lines at a cost of over $100,000, and purchased a used pole truck for $27,000.


(2012)-The town has rebuilt over 75% of its lines over the last 5 years at an approximate cost of $600,000. Thereby contributing to fewer power outages because of faulty power lines.

Water Department

The Town of Ladoga’s water system consists of a 150,000 gallon capacity above ground storage tank, two wells, a filter treatment facility and a town wide distribution system.  The water tank is located on the north-east side of town by the Ladoga Utility Building.  The two wells are located on town owned property.  Currently, our system services approximately 455 customers. 


Roger Perry – Water Operator     


Schedule of Water Rates and Charges (Ordinance 2005-6)

For use of and service rendered by the waterworks system of the Town, based on the use of water supplied by said waterworks system:


Consumption per Month  Rate per 1000 Gallons 
First 5,000 Gallons $6.28 
Next 15,000 Gallons $5.24 
Over 30,000 Gallons $3.93 


Each user shall pay a minimum charge in accordance with the following applicable size of meter installed, for which the user will be entitled to the quantity of water set out in the above schedule of rates:


Meter Size  Minimum Charge 
5/8" $7.85 
3/4" $13.09 
1" $18.33 
1-1/4" $29.04 
1-1/2" $39.27 
2" $52.36
3" $130.90 
4" $209.44 
6" $314.16 




Each new connection of the Water Works shall, prior to connection to the system, pay a connection or tap on charge in the sum of any actual costs, but not less than the sum of Two Hundred Fifty Dollars.


Public hydrants, per hydrant                             $50.00
Private hydrant, per hydrant                              $50.00



The water plant was constructed in 1916 with electrical updates in 2004.

The current water tower was erected and several vital shut off valves were installed in 2004 with financial aid from a $500,000 federal grant from the Indiana Office or Community and Rural Affairs (IOCRA).  Because the Town experiences over 200 water main leaks the following summer, the Town was awarded another federal grant from IOCRA for $450,000 to replace antiquated water mains in 2006.

Wastewater Department

The Town of Ladoga’s Wastewater Plant is a trickle filter plant using microorganisms, which uses oxygen to break the organic material in the wastewater down to carbon dioxide and water.  The water being discharged from the plant is clean and is discharged into the Little Raccoon Creek.  Water being discharged must meet the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharge permit.  Discharged water limits are based on strict regulations from the Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). The plant consists of two trickle filters, primary and secondary clarifiers, settling tanks and a disinfection area.  Chlorine and sulfur dioxide is used to disinfect the water before it is discharged.  The solids handling area is where the solids are digested and then hauled away by independent contractors.  An on site laboratory tests all aspects of the plant for quality assurance and must follow state regulations. 

Ladoga’s treatment plant employs one full time employee, Donald Long.  He is responsible for the operation of the plant and its infrastructure.  The collection system includes over 4.5 miles of separate and combined sanitary sewers and at the present time has approximately 438 customers with a flow of 250,000 gallons per day.


Schedule of Sewer Rates and Charges (Ordinance 2-2008)

 Residential - Single Family Dwelling 

 $39.00 + usage
 Residential - Multiple Family Dwelling-per unit  $39.00 + usage
 Residential - Trailer Court-per unit  $39.00 + usage


 Water Usage, Gallons Per Month       

 Additional Sewer Usage Charge
 0-3,999  + $0.00 per thousand or fraction thereof
 4,000-7,999  + $1.00 per thousand or fraction thereof
 8,000+  + $0.50 per thousand or fraction thereof


All Others including Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional:

5/8 inch water meter  


1 inch water meter


1-1/2 inch water meter


2 inch water meter


3 inch water meter


4 inch water meter


plus a monthly treatment charge of $3.35 per 1,000 gallons

In no event shall the monthly rate be less than $39.00

The Town may evaluate the discharge of industrial users and shall have the right to modify rate(s) as it deems appropriate given actual discharges and demand upon the municipal sewerage works created by those users. 

Excessive Strength Industrial Surcharges:

  1.  Rate Surcharge Based Upon Suspended Solids: There shall be an additional charge of $0.20 per pound for suspended solids discharged into the sewerage works in excess of 240 milligrams per liter of fluid.
  2. Rate Surcharge Based Upon TBOD:  There shall be an additional charge of $0.20 per pound when the total biochemical oxygen demand (TBOD) discharged into the sewerage works is in excess of 210 milligrams per liter of fluid.
  3. Rate Surcharge Based Upon Ammonia Nitrogen (NH3N). There shall be an additional charge of $0.20 per pound of ammonia nitrogen discharged into the sewerage works is in excess of 20 milligrams per liter of fluid.

Connection fee:  $1,500.00 plus actual costs




            Be it hereby established and ordained by the Town Council of Ladoga, Indiana, that:

 Section A.  The Appendix to Chapter 14 of the Ladoga Town Code, the Municipal Sewerage Utility Tariff, is hereby amended by adding the following provision:


            Leaks and Swimming Pools.  If a customer provides evidence satisfactory to the Utility that that customer:

(a) has water leak that has increased that customer’s metered water use without discharging into the municipal sewerage works, or

(b) has filled a swimming pool without discharging into the municipal sewerage works, then

that customer’s sewer bill for the month in question shall instead be the average of that customer’s three (3) sewer bills for the preceding December, January, and February.

Section B.  The foregoing amendment of this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect as of May 1, 2008, it being the intent of the Council that the averaging process established by this Ordinance be applied throughout the summer of 2008.

Section C.  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed concurrent with the effective date set forth in this Ordinance.


The Ladoga Wastewater Plant was installed in 1939 with a major update done in 1995.  The Town received a federal grant for $500,000 from the Department of Commerce in 2000.  This grant was used to replace and re-line sewer mains throughout the Town. The town issued a bond ordinance through the State Revolving Fund for $253,000 and received an ARRA grant for $256,000 and an OCRA grant for $500,000 to fund a slip-lining project in 2009.