Lapel Utility Bills

Attention all residents, due to the polar vortex and the amount of snow we received, some of your water meter readings were ESTIMATED for this month’s utility bill. If your meter has a radio read on it we were most likely able to get your correct reading, unless something is currently wrong with the radio read on your meter. Our system computes the water estimates based on your last three months average use. If it over estimates your bill this month, you will receive an automatic credit on your water and sewer the following month. Due to the cold temperatures we will not be opening up any meter pits as it could cause the meter to freeze. All GAS readings are ACCURATE. Again, due to the polar vortex please expect your gas usage to be higher than normal. You may be keeping your thermostat at a lower temperature, but that does not mean that your furnace is not kicking on more frequently. The Town of Lapel did not raise the price of natural gas. If you find yourself struggling to make your utility payment, please contact Lapel Town Hall. There is assistance available through the township trustee, Energy Assistance Program through the county, and payment plans through Town Hall. Making no effort towards paying your bill, or communicating with Town Hall could result in disconnection of service if your bill is 30+ days late.

“May the luck of the Irish bring us warmer weather?” – Lapel Town Staff

Meet our Utility Crew

Pictured below is Greg Lucas, left, and Trae Armstrong, right. Greg is the town’s Water Operator, and you may see him around town reading meters, changing meters, or helping out where needed. Greg has been a town employee since June 2018. Trae is one of the town’s newer employees as he was hired June 2020. Trae helps out all departments as needed, but works a lot with Greg in the water department. If you see either of these gentlemen around town, make sure to say hi and thank them for all their hard work.

Greg and Trae, Town Employees

Town Boards

Ever wonder what kind of boards the town has, and who serves on them? I have your answers.  

Lapel Town Council: Chad Blake President, Tom Marvel Vice President, Lindsay Washmuth member, Jason Kleinbub member, and Teresa Retherford member.

Lapel Planning Commission: Gary Shuck President, Dan Paddock Vice President, Angie Callaway member, Jeff Keith member, Paula Lee member, Matt Wood member, and Teresa Retherford Council Liaison.

Lapel Park Board: Steve Tipps President, Katie Hutchison member, Tammy Hersberger member, and Travis Forrest member. There is a vacant fifth seat that must be filled by someone within the Frankton-Lapel school system.

Lapel Board of Zoning Appeals: Gary Shuck, Herschel Hinkle, Tim Munro, Ron Nunnelly, and Pamela Shuck.

Lapel Redevelopment Committee: Shaun Cofer, Amanda Paddock, Pamela Shuck, Lindsay Washmuth Town Council Representative, Chad Blake Town Council Representative, and Brian Gill Frankton-Lapel School Board Representative.

Lapel Steering Committee: Gary Shuck, Dan Paddock, Tim Munro, Mike Daniels, Katie Hutchison, Jason Kleinbub, Paula Lee, and Kourtney Krabbe.

Lapel Town Hall

We will be closed March 15th – March 18th for training. If you have a gas/water emergency please call (765)534-3157, and our call center will direct your call to the appropriate personnel. Payments can be made online at, through the mail, or using the drop box located on the front of Town Hall.

Town Events

March 3rd – Trash & Recycle

March 8th – Park Board meeting 6pm @ Town Hall

March 10th – Regular Trash

March 11th – Public Hearing Comprehensive Plan @6:30pm Lapel Eagles

March 11th – Planning Commission meeting 6:30pm @ Lapel Eagles & Virtual

March 15th – 18th – Lapel Town Hall Closed

March 17th – Utility Bill Due

March 17th- Trash & Recycle

March 18th – Lapel Town Council Meeting 7pm @ Lapel Eagles & Virtual

March 24th – Regular Trash

March 25th – Disconnect for unpaid utility bills

March 31st – Trash & Recycle

Future dates: May 19th – Heavy Trash Pickup

Did you know?

Check out the Town of Lapel website at for the following information: Ordinances, meeting minutes, town schedule, online bill pay, autopay form, ordinance violation complaint form, reporting a street light out, signing up for text alerts & town newsletter, and direct links to the Town of Lapel Park website, and Town of Lapel Planning website.

Did you know there are multiple ways you can pay your utility bill?

1) You can drop your payment in the drop box located at the front of the building

2) Drive through the drive thru

3)  Pay inside Town Hall (when we open back up to public)

4) Use the online system at (charges approx. a 3% service fee)

5) Pay by phone (this is the same system as the online system)

6) Mail your payment to PO Box 999 Lapel, IN 46051 (Town of Lapel is NOT responsible for US Mail delivery)