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Burns Harbor Town Council awards paving contracts

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The Burns Harbor Town Council awarded contracts for its 2018 paving projects at its meeting Wednesday night.

The Council voted to award the contract for North Boo Road, Chippewa Trail, and Lively Lane to Rieth-Riley Construction for $525,075.51. These projects will be matched by the state Community Crossing Grant, so the Town’s share will be only 25 percent.

Paving is also planned on South Boo Road, Iroquois Trail, and Wall Street, for which Rieth-Riley bid $172,139.01 The Redevelopment Commission will foot the roughly $60,000 bill for paving on Wall Street. Completion on the projects is expected July 20.

Street Department

Street Superintendent Pat Melton reported that the Street Department will be doing spring cleanups for leaves and garden waste April 16 and May 7. Organized brush pickup will start in May and be the first and third Monday of every month. In the meantime, Melton reports his staff is busy preparing mowers and chippers for use this spring.

Fire Department

Fire Chief Bill Arney reported that three new fire hydrants will be installed on the south side of U.S. Highway 20 after Council President Ray Poparad expressed concern about the lack of hydrants in that area causing traffic to shut down in the event of a fire. The hydrants will be installed west of Ind. 149 to the Town limits. There is not a date for installation yet.

In other Fire Department business, the BHFD responded to 39 calls and spent a total of 22 hours and 40 minutes on scene in February.

New Board Appointments

The Council interviewed candidates for Town boards and commissions Feb. 21. For the Board of Zoning Appeals, which is a presidential appointment, Poparad appointed James Meeks. The empty seat on the Park Board will be filled by Roseanne Bozak. The open seat on the Redevelopment Commission went to Brad Enslen.

Egg Hunt

Park Board Vice-President Angie Scott made a reminder that the Easter egg hunt will be held on Sunday, March 18, at Lakeland Park.

Children with special needs can search with accommodations at 1 p.m. and the general hunt begins at 2 p.m.



Posted 3/16/2018





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