Street Department’s annual leaf program officially began on Monday.
Commissioner John Schnadenberg reported at the Town Council’s meeting Monday
expects the program to last around five weeks, depending on the weather.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Kuziela also noted
that, between Chesterton and Porter, the Street Department was stuffed
almost to capacity with surplus auction items.
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.
The Chesterton Town
Council’s next meeting has been re-scheduled to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.
unanimously to approve the re-scheduling at their meeting Monday night.
municipal offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of
Veterans Day, which this year falls on Sunday, Nov. 11.