The bids are in for
the re-pave of South 11th Street between Park Ave. and 1100N, one of the six
projects being funded this year by a 50/50 Community Crossings state
At its meeting
Monday night, the Town Council voted unanimously to take the two bids under
Rieth-Riley Construction Company.
* $290,000, Walsh &
The council has
already awarded contracts for four of the other projects, three of them
going to Walsh & Kelly: 100E from 1100N to 1050N ($83,218.40); West Porter
Ave. from South Calumet Road to South Eighth Street ($107,755.75); and 15th
Street from Woodlawn Ave. to Washington Ave. ($115,813.60). The fourth went
to Rieth-Riley: South Eighth Street from West Porter Ave. to Broadway
At their March 25
meeting, members will open bids for the sixth and final Community Crossings
project: the replacement of curbs along East Morgan Ave. from Coffee Creek
Park to Roosevelt Street.
Last summer the
council issued a $1.8-million general obligation bond to finance a raft of
road and sidewalk projects over the next two years, and will be able to use
the Community Crossings grant to get significantly more bang out of its
West Morgan Ave.
In other business,
Utility Superintendent Dave Ryan reported hopefully that the slow-going
re-lining of a sewer main running beneath West Morgan Ave. between Eighth
and 13th streets will at last be completed on Wednesday.
“No guarantee but I
hope,” Ryan said.
has proved something of an inconvenience for residents--has been impacted by
weather, among other things.
contractor: Insituform USA LLC.
Township Fire Protection Contract
voted unanimously to approve this year’s fire protection contract with the
Westchester Township Board.
$37,264, a slightly higher amount than last year’s.
Township pays both the Chesterton and the Porter FDs for fire protection,
each department having its own designated service area in the unincorporated
The CFD responded
to around 100 calls in Westchester Township in 2018, a “small increase” over
2017, Fire Chief John Jarka told members. The PFD also responded to more
calls last year, and both FDs are paid based on the number of calls in the
Public Hearing on
Members also voted
unanimously to hold a public hearing at its next meeting, March 11, on the
annual renewal of the dedicated property-tax rate for the Cumulative Capital
Development fund, used exclusively for the acquisition of emergency
The current rate:
$0.04 per $100 of assessed valuation, the maximum under Indiana Code.
State law requires
that the CCD rate be re-upped on an annual basis.