Turns out, the Town
of Chesterton has the largest livable center in all of Porter County, and
has been awarded an 80/20 grant of $24,000 by the Northwestern Indiana
Regional Planning Commission to enhance it.
contribution to the grant: an additional $6,000.
Ton expressed his
gratitude to Town Engineer Mark O’Dell, Assistant Engineer Chris Nestor, and
Town Manager Bernie Doyle for expediting the grant application. “They did a
stellar job,” he said.
While on the
subject of NIRPC, Member Nick Walding, R-3rd, took a moment to congratulate
Ton on his election this year to Treasurer by NIRPC’s Board of Directors.
In other business,
members voted 5-0 to approve an agreement with CSX which will permit crews
access to the railroad right of way while upgrading the traffic signal at
the intersection of Indian Boundary Road and North Calumet Road.
As it happens, this
project was also made possible by a NIRPC grant: this one an 80/20 award in
the amount of $223,578. The town’s contribution to the grant: $55,895.
reported that he is currently conceptualizing an identification system of
some kind for all municipal employees, both those working in the field and
those in offices.
“We’ve been getting
more and more requests from the public” for staff to be more easily and
quickly identified, Doyle said. “It’s something we should have. And we did
have one years ago.”