The Town Council
hired a new Building Commissioner at its meeting Wednesday night.
Ray Poparad reported that the Council interviewed candidates for the
position in an executive session and decided on Burns Harbor developer John
The Council also
decided to amend Resolution 2018-04 to change the salary requirements for
the building commissioner and form guidelines for those who serve as Interim
building commissioner in the future. Currently Fire Chief Bill Arney, who
used to be the Town’s building commissioner, has been serving in the
Jane Jordan reported that the salary for the part-time building commissioner
has been changed from a flat rate of $20 per hour to a range of $20 to $25
an hour, and the interim building commissioner will be paid $35 for each
Commission member Nick Loving has been chosen to fill Marcus Rogala’s vacant
seat on the Town Council. Loving remains on the RDC and Rogala’s seat on the
RDC is still vacant. The Town Council is looking to fill it with a citizen
appointment. The application for board and commission seats can be found on
the municipal website.
Council member Toni
Biancardi reminded residents that the Town yard sale will be held on July 27
and 28 and the annual Town picnic will be August 26. Residents who want to
sell at the yard sale can contact Corinne Peffers at (219) 787-1165 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a map available and the
advertising is free and provided by the Town.
During the public
comment two residents said the mosquitoes have started to get really bad in
their neighborhoods, and they were disappointed that the Town opted not to
spray for them earlier this year. The complaints follow a decision at a
previous meeting where the Council agreed that the spraying doesn’t
significantly reduce the impact of the mosquitoes.
Jane Jordan, however, was given permission at that meeting to spend the $800
to order spraying if she got more than three complaints from residents.
Jordan said she has gotten a couple of other complaints since and will now
schedule the spraying.