consultant DLZ has begun its topographical survey of the ditch along the
north side of 1050N, in advance of the ditch’s being piped and infilled east
of Ind. 149.
So Chesterton Town
Engineer Mark O’Dell reported to the Stormwater Management Board at its
meeting Monday night.
O’Dell did say that
the scope of the survey has been expanded, specifically to the east, from
Church Street to Ritter Street. “That way we can make sure we get it all
covered,” he told the board.
DLZ is performing
the survey at a cost not to exceed $20,300, but the plan at the moment is
for the Stormwater Utility to do the actual engineering of the project
in-house, which will involve hydro-excavating the underground utilities
buried--and in places, due to erosion, exposed at the bottom of the
ditch--to determine their elevations.
Utility will work on engineering the project over the winter, with
groundbreaking targeted sometime in the spring.
October in Review
In October, the
Stormwater Utility ran a surplus of $7,485 and in the year-to-date is
running a surplus of $100,064.
Also in October,
the $500,000 which the Stormwater Utility deposited in a Trust Indiana
account in May earned $73.12 and in the year-to-date has earned $495.70.