Missing sidewalks in Phase 3 of Abercrombie Woods subdivision eventually
will be completed, the Chesterton Advisory Plan Commission assured a
Commission attorney Charles Parkinson said the developer had been given a
one-year extension to April, 2012 to complete the work so the board will
review the project’s status this spring. The town has the option of cashing
in the developer’s check guaranteeing completion and having the sidewalks
built if the deadline passes and a new schedule isn’t negotiated.
Commented Abercrombie resident Matt Morse from the audience, “Our position
is we want the sidewalks to be completed. We want to avoid a situation where
the check expires and they’re not done.”
Morse also said he wants to be sure the Abercrombie homeowners’ association
isn’t on the hook for money it can’t pay for.
In a related matter, the commission voted 5-0 with members Jeff Trout and
Emerson DeLaney absent to extend the completion date for sidewalks in the
Venturi commercial subdivision. Venturi attorney Greg Babcock said all the
lots are sold but some people haven’t put up their buildings yet.
In 2012 commission reorganization Jeff Ton was elected president and Thomas
Kopko vice-president. Sig Niepokoj, George Stone and town engineer Mark
O’Dell were named to the Plat Committee. Gail Murawski was retained as