Just in time for
that work, Schnadenberg noted, he and eight of his Street Department
employees just finished attending a work zone safety program.
Schnadenberg told the council that it might still be 30 or 40 days before
all utility lines have been removed from the old NIPSCO poles along Fifth
Street to the new ones. Only then, he said, can NIPSCO yank the old ones out
of the ground.
The problem appears
to be this, Schnadenberg said: NIPSCO did not actually notify Comcast, for
example, that it would have to move its line, until this year, well after
the new poles had been sunk. The Duneland School Corporation will also need
to move its fiber optic line.
that he and Town Manager Bernie Doyle are working to keep this a
front-burner issue for the utilities involved.