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Cleanup Week in Chesterton starts April 15

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Chesterton residents: it’s time to spruce up your yards and rake out the debris winter left behind.

At the Town Council’s meeting Monday night, Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg that the annual Cleanup Week has been scheduled for the week of Monday, April 15.

Crews will be making the rounds, collecting leaves and brush.

Schnadenberg reminded folks to separate leaf piles from brush piles--because different apparatus is used for each--and to haul them to curbside.

Questions? Call the Street Department at 926-2222.

Roadside Litter

In related news, Schnadenberg took a moment at Monday’s meeting to express his deep gratitude to resident Marcie Stone, who has made it something of a campaign over the last few years to pick up litter along the town’s roadways.

So far this year, Stone has removed fully 30 trash bags of litter, while Street Department crews have accounted for another 40 bags. “So there’s still a lot of people littering,” Schnadenberg noted.

A particularly bad stretch, Schnadenberg added: 1100N from Ind. 49 to Dogwood Park, from a single block of which 100 beer bottles have been retrieved.

Honoring the Flag

Meanwhile, members voted 5-0 to go halfsies with Chesterton American Legion Post 170 on the acquisition and installation of 20 2’ x 3’ U.S. flags, to be flown from the decorative light poles in the Downtown.

Harold Walker, commander of Post 170, has committed to the purchase of the flags themselves, while the town will pony up $540 in CEDIT funds for the fixtures.

Schnadenberg said that the flags will be mounted to every other pole and will fly from Memorial Day to Labor Day, then be removed for the winter.



Posted 4/9/2013