Advertising Company has replaced its old sign at the intersection of Indian
Boundary Road and North Calumet Road with a bright new LED sign.
And according to
some residents, it’s a little too bright.
So Chesterton Town
Engineer Mark O’Dell reported at Monday night’s meeting of the Redevelopment
The new LED sign
was erected Thursday and Friday of last week, O’Dell said, and his office
almost immediately received complaints that it’s too bright. But Lamar
conducted a candlepower test on Sunday and determined that the sign is
emitting no more than 0.3 foot-candles of light, which is the maximum--and
permitted--number of foot-candles under Town Code, O’Dell said.
added, “the orange-ish yellow is the color that’s really getting to people.”
Work on the sign
isn’t yet complete, O’Dell told the board, with crews scheduled to build a
bottom block wall within the next couple of weeks.
In other business,
Town Manager Bernie Doyle is working on a letter to U.S. Rep. Pete
Visclosky, D-1st, requesting Visclosky’s assistance in chivvying along
Amtrak, which hasn’t yet issued a boring permit for the installation of
fiber optic conduit beneath its right-of-way.
That conduit will
provide fiber optic service to Yost Elementary School.
“We don’t use that
card very often but once in a while it’s necessary,” Doyle said of the
West Indiana Ave.
DeLaney took a moment at the end of the meeting to thank and congratulate
everyone who had a hand in the re-pave and re-stripe of West Indiana Ave.
from South Calumet Road to South Fifth Street. Part of that project
including the conversion of the parallel parking spaces in the 100 and 300
blocks to angled.
DeLaney said. “It’s wonderful. A great design and I think it was money well