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Leaf collection underway in the Town of Chesterton

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The Chesterton Street Department’s annual leaf program officially began on Monday.

So Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg reported at the Town Council’s meeting Monday night.

Schnadenberg expects the program to last around five weeks, depending on the weather.

As always, Schnadenberg reminded residents to rake their leaves to the curb; and in particular to separate leaves and brush into separate piles.

“We use different vehicles for collecting leaves and brush,” Schnadenberg said. “And they’re not interchangeable.”

Residents should also be sure their leaf piles are free of debris.

Residents who wish to know the Street Department’s collection schedule for their neighborhood should visit the municipal website at

Thomas Park Christmas Tree

In other business, Schnadenberg announced that Tim and Rhonda Kruger have generously offered a tree from their home in the 200 block of North Calumet Road for use as this year’s Christmas Tree in Thomas Centennial Park.

Schnadenberg said that he and Park Superintendent Bruce Mathias have been in contact with Joe’s Towing Inc. and L. A. Bell Motor Lines Inc., which have for their own parts generously offered to transport and site the tree.

“It’s a very nice tree,” Schnadenberg said.

Auction Update

Meanwhile, Clerk-Treasurer Stephanie Kuziela announced that this year’s joint municipal auction with the Town of Porter--held last week at the Chesterton Street Department--was profitable for both towns.

Proceeds for Chesterton totaled $34,970; those for Porter even more, $39,000.

Kuziela noted that Porter Public Works Director Brenda Brueckheimer has expressed her gratitude to Schnadenberg for making his Street Department facility available to Porter.

Kuziela also noted that, between Chesterton and Porter, the Street Department was stuffed almost to capacity with surplus auction items.

At Kuziela’s request, members voted unanimously to approve a payment of $5,545.50--15 percent of the gross plus $300 for advertising--to auctioneer James Waggoner for his services.

Chesterton council next to meet Tuesday November 13

The Chesterton Town Council’s next meeting has been re-scheduled to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Members voted unanimously to approve the re-scheduling at their meeting Monday night.

All Chesterton municipal offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day, which this year falls on Sunday, Nov. 11.





Posted 10/23/2018




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