The Porter County
Convention, Recreation and Visitor Commission will host a meeting Thursday
from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Opera House to hear a presentation
by Pavilion Partners, LLC on the redevelopment of the pavilion and
construction of a banquet center at the Indiana Dues State Park.
The Memorial Opera
House is located at 104 Indiana Ave., in Valparaiso.
The PCCRVC on
Monday sent a list of set rules and guidelines “to facilitate an orderly and
- Written comments,
questions and concerns may be submitted prior to the meeting to PCCRVC
Executive Director Lorelei Weimer at firstname.lastname@example.org and Operations
Director Patti Boyer at email@example.com.
- Those attending
Thursday will have until the start of the meeting to submit written
comments, questions and concerns. The meeting will begin promptly at 5 p.m.
Attendees will also be asked to sign-in and provide contact information for
future communication on the Pavilion project.
- The first 30
minutes of the meeting will consist of an uninterrupted presentation by
approximately 5:30 to 5:45 p.m., public comment will be received from those
in support of the Pavilion Partners project. Individual comments will be
limited to no more than two minutes.
approximately 5:45 to 6 p.m., the written questions submitted prior to the
meeting will be read. Redundancy will be avoided and the total number of
written questions read will be constrained by the 15-minute protocol.
approximately 6 to 6:45 p.m., opponents of the Pavilion Partners project
will be given an opportunity to speak. Comments will be limited to two
approximately 6:45 to 7 p.m. Pavilion Partners will be given an opportunity
to respond to any comments, questions and/or concerns contained in the
written questions or expressed by opponents to the project.
approximately 7 to 7:30 p.m. the PCCRVC board members will have an
opportunity to ask questions of Pavilion Partners and will engage in a
discussion and deliberation on the project.
The PCCRVC wished
to make this clear in its statement Monday: “Those participating in the
meeting are encouraged to be respectful of all in attendance. Personal
attacks, heckling and/or rude conduct will not be tolerated and may result
in removal of an individual from the meeting and/or cancellation of the
“DNR will not be a
participant in the meeting. Questions and comments need to focus on facts
and circumstances directly related to the project. Implementation of those
procedural guidelines will insure an informative and productive meeting.”
Prior to the
Pavilion Partners discussion, the PCCRVC board will meet at 4 p.m. at the
Memorial Opera House for its regular monthly public meeting.
The meeting shall
consist of reports from board president Mitch Peters, attorney David
Hollenbeck and treasurer Richard Riley.
The public is
encouraged to attend.