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Burns Harbor council proceeds with purchase of fire engine

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The Burns Harbor Fire Department is set to buy a new engine.

At is meeting Wednesday night, the Town Council voted unanimously to proceed with the purchase of a new engine/pumper, to replace the FDs current engine, a 1995 model that has presented with costly mechanical issues of late.

The engine--with a 7,500 gallon tank capacity, manufactured by E-One, and costing $583,468--will be funded probably by some combination of Cumulative Capital Development or County Economic Development Income Tax moneys, Fire Chief Bill Arney told the Chesterton Tribune after the meeting.

Police Department

In other business, Member Kevin Tracy read correspondence from Family Express to Police Chief Mike Heckman commending the Burns Harbor Police Department and stressing the irreplaceable impact of local law enforcement. In gratitude to the BHFDs contributions, Family Express will continue to provide complimentary car washes to BHPD squad cars.

Abandoned House Update

Building Commissioner Randal Lopez updated the council on the status of the abandoned home at 1103 Ind. 149. The buyer of the home has since demolished it and will soon clear the property and has done a good job keeping the Building Department apprised of his progress, Lopez said.

In related news, Clerk-Treasurer Jane Jordan reported that shes in the process of compiling the cost to the town--in labor and the dumpster rental--for cleaning the property at 286 Melton Road. When the total price tags been tallied, Jordan said, shell file a lien against the property to recoup the expenditure.

Burns Harbor leaf pickup to begin Monday, Oct. 16

The Burns Harbor Street Department will begin collecting leaves on Monday, Oct. 16, Street Superintendent Pat Melton reported at the Town Councils meeting Wednesday night.

I dont know how many leaves will be down but well be looking for them, he said.

Melton also reported the organized brush collection will conclude for the season at the end of October but that residents will still be able to call for pickup at 787-9187.

BHFD to host spaghetti dinner Saturday, Oct. 21

The Burns Harbor Fire Department is hosting a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the fire station.

Cost: $6 in advance, $8 at the door, with an extra $1 charge for carry-out.

Get your tickets from Burns Harbor firefighters or at the station, 308 Navajo Trail. Call the BHFD at 787-8591.

BH Trunk-or Treat Car Show at 5 p.m. Friday

The first annual Burns Harbor Trunk-or-Treat Classic Car Show from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at the Food Truck Square, 1237 Westport Road.

Bring the kids to see some great vintage wheels and trick-or-treat for candy out of their trunks.

The Burns Harbor Police, Fire, and Street Department will all be bringing their own vehicles to the event.



Posted 10/12/2017




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