The Chesterton Town
Council will unveil an amendment to the 2018 Salary Ordinance at its meeting
Monday night, some four months after Lt. Joe Christian of the Police
Department first raised the issue of stagnant wages
itself was still under review today, but Clerk-Treasurer Stephanie Kuziela
told the Chesterton Tribune that under the new ordinance “salary
adjustments” will be made for all municipal employees, to bring their
take-home “within striking distance” of the wages paid by comparable
and appointees to the town’s boards and commissions will not be
receiving such “adjustments,” Kuziela added.
In other business,
members are scheduled to accept a formal dedication to the town of
right-of-way and sidewalks on the east side of South Calumet Road in front
of the Barrington Bridge apartment complex. Those sidewalks are presently
part of the Barrington Bridge property but have long been maintained by the
Members will also
schedule a public hearing on a resolution to amend the terms of the
Cumulative Capital Improvement (CCI) fund, used chiefly for stormwater
projects. Under the resolution, CCI could also be used for computer
From the floor, the
Duneland School Corporation is scheduled to ask the council to waive
building permit fees for unspecified capital projects this summer.
Earlier in the
evening, at 6:30 p.m., the Redevelopment Commission will hold a special
meeting for the purpose of awarding the contract for the “meet-me room” at
the municipal complex, part of the ongoing fiber optic network project.
The meet-me room
will essentially serve as the network’s nerve center.
received two quotes for the project at its last meeting: $42,000 from Gariup
Construction Company Inc. of Gary; and $53,444.80 from HP Construction
Services of Westville.