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
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.