We're planning for a BIG change!
Parke County REMC will be moving to a new location and building a brand new facility.
Frequently Asked Questions About the New Facility
The Rockville Town Board made a proposal to purchase our building, and while our building has served us well for nearly 80 years, the need for additional space to accommodate our employees, members, material, and equipment is apparent. With the town’s offer to purchase our current facility, the board decided it was a great opportunity to explore building a new facility, more centrally located, that will serve our cooperative well into the future.
The new facility will be located 4.2 miles east of our current facility. Property has been purchased just west of Bellmore at the intersection of County Road 500 E and Highway 36. You can view a detailed map of the location.
Management discussed various options around Rockville, as well as outside the city limits. Moving closer to Bellmore allows us to be more centrally located within our service territory. One goal was to provide power to our own facility.
In addition to having applicable space for employees, equipment, and material, we are exploring the option of including a drive-through and community room.
The Rockville Town Board has agreed to let us stay at our current facilities for two years. Our plan is for our new facility to be completed in the winter of 2023.
Parke County REMC strives to provide service at a competitive cost for our membership. Based on the sale of the current property and the quotes for a new facility, management expects the increase to range from $1.75-$2.25 per meter, per month.