The Porter County Board of Commissioners formally requested the Porter
County Council reconsider its cancellation of its next meeting formally
scheduled for March 27.
The council sent out a memo Tuesday morning saying they would forgo holding
their March 27 meeting due to lack of quorum and would hold all matters
until its next regularly scheduled meeting on April 24.
During the commissionerís meeting on Tuesday, Commissioner President John
Evans, R-North, spoke out asking the council to find another date in March
to meet. He said the commissioners hoped to not put any hindrance on
initiatives such as the Chesterton Ind. 49 corridor and the countyís
redevelopment commissionís ability to potentially place a Tax Increment
Finance (TIF) district around the new hospital site. Evans also mentioned
the millions of dollars in CEDIT project funds that were still in the
process of being deliberated by the council.
Council members Sylvia Graham, D-at large, and Laura Blaney, D-at large, in
attendance Tuesday told the Tribune most council members planned to
be out of town on March 27 as the reason for pushing back the meeting date.
This morning, Council President Dan Whitten, D-at large, sent notice saying
the council is set to meet on April 3 at 5:30 p.m.