The Burns Harbor
Town Council awarded contracts for its 2018 paving projects at its meeting
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
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
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 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.
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
Vice-President Angie Scott made a reminder that the Easter egg hunt will be
held on Sunday, March 18, at Lakeland Park.
special needs can search with accommodations at 1 p.m. and the general hunt
begins at 2 p.m.