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Long-time Patoka board member honored

Long-time Patoka board member honored Long-time Patoka board member honored

A long-time member of the Patoka Lake Regional Water & Sewer District has ended his run.

Louie Allstott, a Taswell resident who served more than three decades on the board, has stepped down.

“Louie Allstott has served on our board representing Crawford County residents and water customers since 1989,” said Luke Woolems, human resources and information technology director for the district.

The board praised Allstott for his dedication.

“Your contribution and dedication to Patoka over the years cannot be overstated,” said board president John Wade. “Not only did Patoka benefit, the employees and the customers, but I and all the board members that came and went benefited immensely from getting to work with you and getting to know you. I will always cherish our friendship and time together.”

Allstott was honored with a resolution formally recognizing his years of service. He was also presented with a plaque.

The resolution states that Allstott was always mindful of the interests of the PLRWSD and worked tirelessly to advance those interests.

“Louis Allstott has provided outstanding leadership and guidance and has brought respect, honor and integrity” to the district, board of trustees and office of secretary “by leading by example, exhibiting the highest level of ethics and maintaining a superior moral character,” reads the resolution.

Allstott was first appointed to the board in 1989 and completed 32 years before stepping down in December.

The Crawford County Council appointed Chad Riddle to succeed Allstott on the board.

Dan Crecelius is the other Crawford County representative, having served since 2017.

The Patoka Lake Regional Water & Sewer District board is made up of two representatives each from Crawford, Dubois and Orange counties. One representative is a commissioner, and the other is appointed by the county council. The seventh member of the board is appointed by the governor.

The PLRWSD was organized in 1975 as an independent political entity of the state. The district either provides water or treats wastewater for 11 Southern Indiana counties, which includes more than 31,000 households and businesses and impacts more than 100,000 people.