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Johnson Ditch access request for Gateway Blvd work on Drainage Board agenda

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On Tuesday, the Porter County Drainage Board will hear a request to access Johnson Ditch near the Gateway Boulevard development at the northeast corner of the Toll Road and Ind. 49 in the Town of Chesterton.

Benjamin P. Holden and Michael F. Johnson of the engineering firm Lawson-Fisher Associates will be petitioning the request as they continue with the proposed extension of Gateway Boulevard improvements which include approximately 1,200 ft. of four-lane roadway crossing Johnson Ditch. Construction is proposed for 2014.

The board will also hear a request to allow an outlet of a detention pond on the southeast corner of a 38.5 acre parcel into Arm 2 of Koselke Ditch in the city limits of Valparaiso. The parcel is located in the Industrial Park area of the Porter County Regional Airport and is being developed by the Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission with Chester Inc. Presenting will be Steve DuBold and Tony Peuqet of Chester Inc. and Dave Tiemens of Tiemens Land Surveying.

In another case, Scott C. Civanich of Duneland Group is requesting permission to access the Flint Lake Garden Terrace Drain with a pond outlet at the northwest corner of Ind. 49 and Burlington Beach Road in Valparaiso.

During the meeting, board members will give reports and consider proposals for drainage work throughout the county. There will also be an opportunity for public comment.

The board will meet at 8:30 a.m. in Room 205 of the Porter County Administration Center, 155 Indiana Ave., in Valparaiso.



Posted 11/11/2013