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.
Construction Company of Gary.
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.
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
Funds for the
purchase are available in the Street Departmentís Refuse Account
Bucket Truck Sold
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.
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.