The Chesterton Town
Council is amenable to the idea of a winter beer and wine festival sponsored
by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce and held in Thomas Centennial Park.
At their meeting
Monday night, members voted 5-0 to approve a contract with the Chamber,
pending legal review.
Maura Durham told members that she’s expecting around a dozen wine and beer
vendors to participate in the festival--dubbed Corkscrew and Brew--and hopes
to have a number of food vendors as well, along with live music.
Time and day: 12 to
4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, timed loosely to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day,
the previous Thursday.
Earlier in the
month the Park Board unanimously endorsed the idea of a wine and beer
festival in Thomas Centennial Park.
Attorney Julie Paulson did say on Monday that counsel is taking its time
reviewing the contract, inasmuch as the focus of the fest--alcohol--tends to
complicate matters somewhat. Still, she added, “it shouldn’t be an issue. We
just want all our bases covered.”
Ton on IRS Scams
Member Jim Ton,
R-1st, took a moment at the end of the meeting to warn folks not to be
intimidated by scammers pretending to be IRS agents and threatening them
with arrest if they don’t immediately pay the back taxes they only just
learned they owe.
The IRS doesn’t
call citizens out of the blue, Ton noted. “They don’t work that way,” he
said. “They get you in other ways.”
“This is nothing
but a scam,” Ton emphasized. “Don’t get upset. Just hang up.”
Kittredge, R-2nd, also took a moment at the end of the meeting, to thank his
colleagues on the council for giving him the chance to attend a recent
conference for municipal officials hosted by the Indiana Association of
Cities and Towns.
Kittredge said that
his time was well spent and very informative and that he intends to begin
pursuing a few initiatives discussed at the event.
Kittredge also said
that he was heartened to learn, after hearing a lot of “complaints and
concerns” voiced by other municipalities’ officials about their staffs, how
smoothly and cooperatively the Town of Chesterton actually functions. “This
town really seems to work well together.”