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Burns Harbor street department set to resume brush pickup

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“We’re getting into our spring things,” Randy Skalku told the Burns Harbor Town Council at its monthly meeting.

The General Maintenance/Street superintendent said brush pick-up will resume for residents May 2 and continue the first and third Mondays of each month.

May 19 is the first of two big-garbage-day collections scheduled this year. Contracted waste hauler Able Disposal will take white goods such as stoves, hot water heaters, dishwashers and washer/dryers as well as small amounts of construction material if tied and bundled in 4-foot lengths or in a 30-gallon container (maximum weight 50 pounds).

Also acceptable are furniture including mattresses and box springs; tied and bundled swimming pool liners; tied and bundled branches in 4-foot long sections; bagged or containerized grass clippings; and open, dried and hardened latex paint.

Not accepted are leaves; hazardous liquids; tires or vehicle parts; batteries; units with freon such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners or dehumidifiers; dirt and concrete; medical waste or dead animals.

For questions whether a material or item is acceptable, please call Able at 800-828-2253.

Also at the council meeting Park Board member Clark Hamilton announced that department is gearing up for a full summer of activities at Lakeland Park.

A Football Camp will be offered there June 20-24 to teach the basics of the sport including hole assignments, form tackling, blocking, the proper way to take handoffs and catch, tuck and run, formations, drills and body conditioning, and defensive pass/rush moves.

Football camp is open to ages 5-12 from 5 to 7 p.m. each night. Cost is $35 for the week and participants must register by June 15.

The football class will coincide with the first week of children’s Day Camp at Lakeland June 20-24 for ages 4 to 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. There is no fee for the supervised activities. Subsequent camps will take place July 11-15 and August 1-5.

A separate Art Camp will take place during the scheduled Day Camp weeks for ages 4-8 but from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Space is limited for this program and a supply fee of $50 per week is required.

The Park Department also plans to offer Learn to Crochet classes and Spanish classes soon; space will be limited and a nominal fee will be charged. Hamilton said a dog exercise area possibly will be developed at Lakeland, and the Park Board is investigating a financially responsible way to install a slide into the water on the beach.

Lakeland Park offers lifeguarded swimming Memorial Day to Labor Day; a fountain; walking path; baseball diamond; fishing; row and paddle boats; shelters, a gazebo and small meeting room all for rental; playgrounds; and basketball and volleyball courts.

For more information about classes, activities or rental contact park director Kim Burton at or visit Facebook @ Burns Harbor Park Department.

Clerk-treasurer Jane Jordan announced the town’s individual tax rate this year is 29.23 cents, and the total town rate is $1.726 --- the lowest rate for a municipality in Porter County.



Posted 4/18/2011




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