Paving is under way in the Town of Chesterton.
Today Walsh & Kelly was re-surfacing East Porter Ave. and was scheduled to
move later in the day to Sand Creek Drive South.
As Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg reported to the Town Council at its
meeting Monday night, the Street Department at the moment has a couple of
irons in the fire.
Motorists may have noticed the center-line stripes around town being
re-painted and this season’s crack-sealing program was recently completed,
with Roberts Road and Dickinson Road between 1100N and 1050N both getting
So far this summer, some 800 feet of sidewalk have been replaced but $33,000
of the an earmarked $60,000 remains, Schnadenberg said, so there may be some
more sidewalk work done when the paving projects are finished.
The big paving job of the summer has yet to start, Schnadenberg added, a
joint project with the Town of Porter: the re-surfacing of 23rd Street
between Wood Street and Washington Ave. Schnadenberg said that he’s hopeful
milling will start this week.
Superior Ambulance Runs
In other business, Fire Chief Mike Orlich reported on the first two complete
months of the town’s three-year contract with Superior Ambulance Service.
In June, he said, Superior made 35 runs; in July, 63.
Orlich told the Chesterton Tribune after the meeting that the number
of EMS calls can vary dramatically from month to month and depends entirely
on the frequency of accidents and medical emergencies.
Later in the meeting, Member Jim Ton, R-1st, took a moment to express his
gratitude to both Superior and the Franciscan Alliance ER department on
Indian Boundary Road for their professionalism over the weekend, when his
wife, Sharon, became ill.
“They were both as efficient and helpful as I could ever have wished them to
be,” Ton said. “The people in this town are very fortunate to have these
professionals working at these institutions.”
Meanwhile, Orlich reported that Engine 512 is back in service, after repairs
were made to some chassis springs and an electronic shift switch.