The Chesterton Town
Council met by Zoom on Monday night and unanimously approved Street
Commissioner John Schnadenberg’s proposed 2020 paving list.
All members and
department heads were in attendance.
All paving projects
on Schnadenberg’s list will be funded with the proceeds of the $1.8 million
general obligation bond issued in 2018 for road and infrastructure work:
-- East Oak Hill
Road (joint project with the Town of Porter).
-- Old Towne
subdivision: Whiffletree Drive, Carmody Drive, Butterfield Drive, Conestoga
Drive, Old Towne Square.
-- South 19th
Street from Broadway to West Morgan Ave.
-- Villages of Sand
Creek subdivision: Highland Drive from East Porter Ave. to Ballenisle Court.
-- South Ninth
Street from West Porter Ave. to Broadway.
-- 10th Street from
West Porter Ave. south to the dead end.
-- Wood Street from
North Jackson Blvd. to North 19th Street.
-- North 16th
Street from Broadway to North Jackson Blvd.
-- Washington Ave.
from 19th Street to 23rd Street.
-- North 15th
Street from Woodlawn Ave. south approximately 500 feet.
-- Tamarack Trail.
-- West Morgan Ave.
from South 15th Street to South Jackson Blvd.
-- Laural Creek
Drive from 1050N to just south of Catkin Circle.
-- Jefferson Ave.
from South Fifth Street to just east of South Park Drive.
-- South Fourth
Street from West Indiana Ave. to West Porter Ave.
-- Seventh Street
from West Morgan Ave. to West Indiana Ave.
-- South Second
Street from West Porter Ave. to Richter Street.
-- Westchester Ave.
from South Calumet Road to South Second Street.
“It will be a work
in progress all summer,” Schnadenberg told the council. “With traffic at a
minimum due to the shelter-in-place order, we feel this would be a good
opportunity to proceed with the paving projects.”
that any streets left unpaved at the end of the season will be completed
next year, “depending on what funding we have available.”
In addition, four
other major re-pavings are scheduled or have already begun, partially funded
with a 50/50 Community Crossings state infrastructure grant: Broadway from
Eighth Street to 19th Street (work on which began on Monday); 1100N from
South Fifth Street to 100E; North Calumet Road from Indian Boundary Road to
the Norfolk Southern right-of-way; and the entirety of the South Park Acres
subdivision, South Park Drive, Timber Court, and Elm Court (work to be done
after Indiana American Water Company completes it replacement of a water
main in South Park Acres).
In other business,
members voted unanimously to approve an expenditure of $37,000 from the
town’s portion of the state riverboat casino tax, to be used for sidewalk
Of that amount,
$12,000 will be devoted to the grinding down of trip hazards around the
town; and $25,000 to replacing three to four blocks of sidewalk.