Commissioner John Schnadenberg is ticking off paving projects one by one in
the town’s tax increment financing district.
the Redevelopment Commission at its meeting Tuesday night that among other
projects, Roberts Road, Ahrens Road, and Sand Creek Drive North have all
been re-surfaced, as well as Dickinson Road between 1100N and Railroad.
John Marshall likes the Dickinson Road job in particular. “It looks nice,”
he said. “You did a really nice job on Dickinson Road. It looks sharp.”
that striping for Dickinson Road could be finished this week.
He added that he’ll
have a complete list of completed paving projects at the commission’s next
meeting, June 22.
In other business,
members voted unanimously to adopt the annual resolution determining a need
to capture tax increment revenues.
“This puts all
other taxing units on notice that the Chesterton Redevelopment Commission
has a need to capture the taxes in its TIF districts,” Associate Town
Attorney Connor Nolan told members.
Fiber Optic Update
Engineer Mark O’Dell reported that he’s hopeful movement will soon be made
on obtaining a permit from Amtrak for directional-boring a fiber optic
conduit beneath its railroad right-of-way. Doing so would enable the
connection of Yost Elementary School to the town’s fiber optic network and
complete the project.
application itself costs $1,850: a $1,250 preparation fee; and an $800
railroad protective liability insurance fee. Members voted unanimously to
approve the cutting of a manual check in that amount.
“This is the last
leg,” O’Dell said. “Hopefully we can get this accomplished in the next
couple of months.”