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Disgruntled citizens urged to attend Town Council meetings

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By KEVIN NEVERS

There’s been a lot of negativity lately in the Voices of the People.

That, at any rate, is the view of Chesterton Town Council Member Emerson DeLaney, R-5th, who at Monday night’s meeting took a moment to engage with the folks who’ve been making their opinions known in the Chesterton Tribune.

Without citing any specific letters, DeLaney did say that—while “maybe there’s some validity to what some people are saying”—not to put too fine a point on it, most of the castigators are simply wrong.

“They don’t understand, they don’t call the town hall, they don’t call the department heads, they don’t call us,” DeLaney said. “They’re going by word of mouth.”

Far better instead to get the facts straight, and what better way to do that than attend a council meeting. “If residents and non-residents want to get educated, come to our meetings,” DeLaney offered. “We will answer your questions.”

9/11 Remembrance

In other business, Fire Chief Mike Orlich invited all Dunelanders to attend a remembrance ceremony at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at Coffee Creek Center, to honor the nation’s martyrs.

The event is sponsored by the Lake Erie Land Company and will include first-responders and members of the U.S. military.

“It’s quite the program they have planned,” Orlich said.

Downtown Events

Both Park Superintendent Bruce Mathias and Member Jim Ton, R-1st, had good things to say about the annual Party in the Park thrown by the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce on Saturday.

And DeLaney invited everyone to enjoy the next edition of Chesterton Cruise Night from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Downtown. Broadway between South Calumet Road and Third Street will be closed for the cruisers, a band is scheduled, and there’ll be some good eats.

Banner Okayed

Meanwhile, members voted 5-0 to authorize the Duneland Business Initiative Group to install a banner along Plaza Drive off Indian Boundary Road to promote the third annual Taste of Duneland, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, in the Downtown.

 

 

Posted 8/24/2010