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Bids in for West Indiana Avenue sidewalk project

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By KEVIN NEVERS

Quotes are in for the upcoming seasonís sidewalk replacement project on West Indiana Ave.

At the Chesterton Town Councilís meeting Monday night, members voted unanimously to take the following quotes under advisement:

--$113,995, Walsh & Kelly Inc. of Griffith.

--$196,875, Gariup Construction Company of Gary.

--$249,705.25, Rieth-Riley Construction Company of Gary.

The scope of the project: the replacement of the sidewalk on the north side of West Indiana Ave. roughly between Sixth Street and South 15th Street. The project will be funded with the proceeds of the $1.8-million general obligation bond issued in 2018 for infrastructure work.

Leaf Vac

In other business, members voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a new self-contained leaf vac for the Street Department, at a cost of $87,699.

In fact, the price will likely be less than that, as Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg plans to enter an interlocal contract for cooperative purchasing made available by HGACBuy, a government procurement service, and has estimated that the Street Department will save between $5,000 and $10,000 on the cost of the new vac.

This model is equipped with a remote control hose which can be operated inside the vehicle by one man, eliminating the need for two men on the ground to rake and vacuum.

Funds for the purchase are available in the Street Departmentís Refuse Account

Bucket Truck Sold

Meanwhile, members voted unanimously to approve the sale—pending legal review—of the Street Departmentís 2003 International bucket truck, which the council declared surplus earlier this year as it was replaced with a newer model in 2019.

The bucket truck will be sold to Gariup Construction Company of Gary, which submitted the high bid of $10,000. Two other bids were received, in the amount of $7,962.47 and $7,651.

Banner Request

At Schnadenbergís recommendation, members voted unanimously to approve a banner request submitted by the Duneland Education Foundation for an event on April 26.

The two banners will be erected on April 12 on East Porter Ave. and at the intersection of Indian Boundary Road and North Calumet Road.

 

 

Posted 2/25/2020

 
 
 
 

 

 

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