It’s the political season and Chesterton Building Commissioner Dave Novak is
urging folks who put signs in their yard to know the Zoning Ordinance.
At the Town Council’s meeting Monday night, Novak reminded residents of the
•Signs may not be placed on town property or utility poles.
•Signs six square feet or smaller require no permit.
•Signs larger than six square feet—with a maximum of 32 square feet—do
require a permit, at a cost of $10 per sign, obtainable from the Building
•All political signs must be removed within 10 days after the May 8 primary
Early voting in Porter County started on Monday and already a couple of
handfuls of folks have taken advantage of the satellite voting center in the
meeting room of the Chesterton Town Hall.
At the Town Council’s meeting Monday night, Clerk-Treasurer Gayle Polakowski
reported that 14 or 15 people voted earlier in the day.
The town-hall satellite voting center—at 726 Broadway—is open from 8:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Conceivably a Saturday voting day will be scheduled sometime prior to the
primary on May 8, Polakowski noted, but only if the volume of voting
justifies one and based on Monday’s traffic it probably won’t.
Any voter registered in Porter County may cast a ballot at the Chesterton
Town Hall, Polakowski added.
“Very convenient,” remarked President Nick Walding, R-3rd.