The Chesterton Park
Board continues to put the proceeds of the $2-million bond issue to good
At its meeting
Tuesday night, members voted unanimously to purchase two new sets of
playground equipment: a tot set, at a cost of $23.596.12, for Chesterton
Park; and another set, at a cost of $37,201.03, for Olde Towne Park.
Those prices donít
include installation, which depending on when the sets are actually
delivered--Superintendent Bruce Mathias is hoping for an eight-week
turnaround--wonít be until later this fall or even next spring.
One of the
high-profile bond projects, of course, is the acquisition of new playground
equipment at Dogwood Park, to replace the stuff a lot of parents remember
using when they were kids. That gear hasnít yet been ordered but is near the
top of Mathiasí to-do list.
business, members voted unanimously to take under advisement the two bids
received for a new prefabricated restroom facility at Dogwood Park, another
* $138,140.35 from
Concrete Modular Systems Inc. of Tarpon Springs, Fla. Price includes
materials, delivery, and installation.
* $273,700 from
Gariup Construction Company of Gary.
The new restroom
will occupy nearly the same footprint, on the east side of the park, as the
Members also voted
unanimously to go out to bid for the installation of the new splash pad at
Chesterton Park, a bond project as well.
Town Engineer Mark
OíDell told the board that he and Mathias have nearly finished fine-tuning
the design of the pad with its manufacturer, Rain Deck of Mesa, Ariz., which
submitted the low bid of $104,686, and that they should be ready for the
install very soon.
The pad will be
sited south of the tennis courts.
voted unanimously to retain the services of DLZ to provide a grading
solution to the drainage problem at Waskom Park on Michael Drive.
All the playground
equipment is being removed and basketball and tennis courts being installed,
and Mathias wants a recommendation on the best place on the three acres to
site the new courts.
Banner in Thomas
voted unanimously to authorize the Duneland Chamber of Commerce to hang a
banner from the bandstand in Thomas Centennial Park promoting its annual
Party in the Park on Saturday, Aug. 13.