School has produced over the years a remarkable number of state championship
teams: gymnastics, swimming, speech and debate, and more.
Some of those
teams--but by no means all--are currently celebrated with signage on select
gateways into town: along 1100N, for example, and on East Porter Ave.
Now Chesterton Town
Council President Nate Cobbs, R-4th, wants to give full credit where credit
is due, by making the signage not only more inclusive but also more uniform.
So he suggested at
the end of the council’s meeting Tuesday night. “I would like the town in
some way to recognize all of the achievements of Chesterton High School
through signage,” he said. “Make it clearer and more uniform.”
What exactly the
signage would look like and where it would be placed are issues in need of
study, Cobbs added. As are the ways and means of paying for it. Grants may
be one way to defray the cost, he proposed. Donations may be another.
Member Jim Ton,
R-1st, for his part liked the idea, called it “worth exploring,” and
ventured the possibility of referring it to the Chesterton Branding
Leadership Team for more consideration. That group was revitalized last year
for the express purpose of giving the Downtown a thematic facelift and is
comprised of numerous businesspeople and municipal officials.
CEDIT Request for
In other business,
Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg asked the council to consider a
request for $100,000 in CEDIT moneys to be used for select paving projects
this season. He noted that there was no need to act on his request on
Tuesday and that in the meantime he will prepare a list of roadways which he
would like to see re-paved this year, should CEDIT funds be available.
that--with preparations now being made for a general obligation bond issue
later this year for the 2019-20 paving seasons--he will have no need next
year or the year after to use CEDIT moneys for roadwork.
Schnadenberg’s request under advisement.
Schnadenberg reported that the Town of Chester-ton’s official road inventory
on file with the Indiana Department of Transportation has been increased by
some 13 percent, thanks to the genius and industry of MS4 Operator Jennifer
In 2016 the town’s
road inventory totaled 69.73 miles. Gadzala, however, using GIS mapping,
found another 8.9 miles in Chesterton in need of adding to the list,
bringing total mileage to 78.64.
“That will help
with funding from the state,” Schnadenberg said. “Good job to Jennifer for
Ton took a moment
at the end of the meeting to thank the Town of Porter and Chesterton
American Legion Post 170 for hosting a series of commemorations on Monday,
fortunate to live in a community with so many Memorial Day events,” Ton
said. “Those who have fallen in our service are well remembered in Duneland.”