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Chesterton Town Council to consider $1.8M bond Monday for roadway paving

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The Chesterton Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the town hall.

At that meeting members are scheduled to enact an ordinance authorizing a general obligation bond issue, in the proposed amount of $1.8 million, for the purpose of funding roadway and sidewalk improvements and repair.

This five-year bond would follow on the heels of the last one, issued in 2014, which funded a number of major paving projects: South Fifth Street between 1100 and West Porter Ave., South 11th Street between 1050N and 1100N, and West Porter Ave. between South 15th Street and 23rd Street.

Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg told the Chesterton Tribune that this new bond issue would fund, among other projects, the re-paving of South 11th Street between 1100N and Park Ave.

He added that the 2014 bond paving projects have held up pretty well over the last five years, all the more so because of an aggressive crack-sealing initiative to extend the lifetime of the asphalt.

Riverfront District Liquor Application

In other business, Joe Juarez is scheduled to petition the council for a liquor license under the Riverfront District designation, for an eatery named the 219 Tap Room. The business would be addressed and entered on Third Street, immediately south of Broadway.

Under the Riverfront District designation, a dining establishment may receive an alcohol permit exempt from the usual local quotas.


The council is also scheduled to consider an ordinance which would annex an 11.89-acre parcel on the north side of East Porter Ave. in unincorporated Westchester Township belonging to the Ballestero Living Trust.

The Ballesteroes are seeking the annexation under an agreement with the Utility, which provided the property with sanitary sewer service. Under the terms of that agreement, the property must be annexed into the town.


Finally, the council is scheduled to hear from Leigh Morris on the subject of redistricting.



Posted 6/8/2018




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