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BH council to secure Westport building RDC meets tonight

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Meeting briefly Friday, the Burns Harbor Town Council directed that locks on the former Westport Community Club be changed effective Oct. 14 and that clerk-treasurer Jane Jordan will be in charge of the new keys.

The delay will give former club members time to remove their items stored in the building. Having been a former rental hall it’s not known who all has keys to Westport. Member Greg Miller suggested having periodic security checks made and the council agreed.

Council member Mike Perrine said a feed line to a toilet broke and flooded the clubhouse; council president Jim McGee said it wouldn’t benefit the building if its utilities were shut off at this time. The town has assumed responsibility for insuring Westport as well.

The club disbanded earlier this year after more than 50 years of service and donated its building and grounds to Burns Harbor for community use. The council met in closed executive session preceding its public meeting Friday to discuss a possible lease of Westport to Chesterton Pop Warner football.

Councilman Gene Weibl told Friday’s audience, “There’s no news on that. Nothing’s decided. When there is, you’ll know.”

Tonight the Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission meets for the first time this year at 7 p.m. at the town hall to discuss 2013 reorganization, a 2014 budget, a capital projects list, property-acquisition strategy and goals for 2014/2015.



Posted 9/30/2013