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Council okays $42K for sidewalk work

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Chesterton Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg is looking to spend more than $40,000 this season on replacing old sidewalks and eliminating trip-hazards.

At its meeting Monday night, the Town Council voted unanimously to authorize the expenditure of up to $42,000 of the townís share of state riverboat casino revenues, which for many years now Schnadenberg has put to use for sidewalk replacement.

Of that sum, $30,000 will be earmarked for the removal and replacement of old sidewalks; $12,000, for the grinding and shaving down of designated trip-hazards.

Schnadenberg hasnít yet finalized his project list for the season but he does expect to be replacing a portion of the sidewalk along South 11th Street, south of Park Ave., which the adjacent wetland has been causing to sink and crumble; as well as some extremely buckled sidewalk in the Olde Towne and Morganís Corner neighborhoods.

Member Jim Ton, R-1st, asked Schnadenberg, if possible, to add a buckled sidewalk along Beverly Drive to his list.

Pole Work

In other business, members voted unanimously to authorize Schnadenberg to enter into a $7,800 contract with Midwestern Electric, to replace the rotten wooden pole at Broadway and North Fourth Street on which a flashing red traffic signal is mounted.

Squad Car Equipment

Members also voted unanimously to authorize Police Chief Dave Cincoski to solicit three quotes for equipping the four new squad cars which the CPD is acquiring this year. Cincoski estimated that the work will cost around $60,000, well below the statutory $150,000 threshold at which a project must be bid out.





Posted 3/30/2017




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