The Burns Harbor
Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. for its regular meeting at the Town Hall,
1240 N. Boo Rd.
At its first
meeting of the year, the Council will vote to accept donations for the park
and fire departments, approve the 2017 cleaning service contract, approve
the 2017 conflict of interest disclosure forms, approve 2016 encumbered
purchase orders, recognize staff anniversaries and appoint department
liaisons. It will also recognize an honor conferred by Porter County on
Burns Harbor Police officer Timothy Lucas.
In old business,
the Council will discuss appointments to town boards, the Northwest Indiana
Regional Planning Commission and the Duneland Economic Development
Commission. It will also discuss paving project bids using state grant
The Council will
have a public hearing on a declaratory resolution for the creation of an
economic revitalization area (ERA) at 347 Melton Rd. as requested by
Masterlink Concrete Pumping LLC.
Masterlink plans to
rehab the commercial building and other improvements of about $600,000
total. The business is seeking a 10-year tax abatement from the Town Council
which is what the ERA is required for.
Last month, the
Council voted 5-0 to propose the abatement to be phased in over a ten-year
period. The abatement would be 100 percent for the first three years, 75
percent for years four through six, and 50 percent for the last four years.
resolutions, the Council will vote on salaries for the parks department.
Second readings will be give on an amendment to the text of the sewer rate
ordinance on new construction and an amendment of the fee table concerning
Members of the
public may also address the Council during the Good of the Order of the
regular meeting, the Council will meet in closed executive session inside
According to the
notice, the meeting in executive session is being held for the Council to
discuss initiation of litigation or litigation that is either pending or has
been threatened specifically in writing and to discuss the purchase or lease
of real property.
No final action can
be taken in an executive session and no other subject matter may be