voted unanimously to accept a dedication to the town as right-of-way of a
30-foot strip of property which has belonged to the Barrington Bridge
apartment complex since it was developed in 1977-78.
O’Dell told the
council that the strip of land, 830 feet in length, was never properly
dedicated to the town, which nevertheless has been maintaining the sidewalks
along it for nearly 40 years.
Earlier in the
evening, at a special meeting of the Redevelopment Commission, members voted
unanimously to award the contract for the “meet-me room” at the municipal
complex--essentially the nerve center of the new fiber-optic network--to
Gariup Construction Company Inc. of Gary.
includes both Gariup’s base quote and its alternate quote, for a total
contract price of $53,000. Also submitting a quote, of $53,444.80, was HP
Construction Services of Westville. Both quotes were significantly lower
than the engineer’s estimate of $100,000.
Town Attorney Chuck
Lukmann noted that “the meet-me room needs to be up and running as soon as
possible,” in order for the Duneland Schools to be “hooked up to the
network” sometime this summer.