A public hearing scheduled for Thursday evening on an amendment to the
Second Addition of Coffee Creek Center was continued after the petitioner,
the Lake Erie Land Company, was a no-show before the Chesterton Advisory
Members voted 5-0 to continue the public hearing to their next meeting, Aug.
15. Members Fred Owens and Jeff Ton were not in attendance.
The commission also noted that, besides the petitioner’s non-attendance, no
proof of publication has been received.
In fact the amendment is a relatively minor one, Associate Town Attorney
Chuck Parkinson told the Chesterton Tribune before the meeting. A
small sliver of property in the Second Addition was inadvertently included
in the Third Addition--comprising the acreage purchased by Urschel
Laboratories Inc.--and it simply needs to be “carved out” of the Third
Addition and returned to the Second.
It’s basically a “legal description amendment,” Parkinson said, and nothing
of substance in the Second Addition is being changed.
Sidewalk Bond Could Be Called
In other business, members voted 4-0 to notify the developers of the Venturi
Business Center, off South Calumet Road, that they basically have a month to
complete all sidewalks in the development. Otherwise, the town will call
their sidewalk completion bond and finish the sidewalks itself.
Member Jeff Trout recused himself from the vote.
Acting Building Commissioner Mike Orlich told the commission that the
development was platted in February 2000 and that a number of extensions
have been granted the developers but that, after 13 years, it’s really time
to complete sidewalk construction.
In the meantime, the commission instructed staff to make an estimate of the
cost of finishing the sidewalks, so that members have an idea in August how
much bond funds to collect should the town be forced to have the work done
Sidewalk Guarantee Extended
Meanwhile, planners voted 5-0 to extend to Jan. 18, 2015, a sidewalk
completion guarantee for Duneland Cove Phase V and to set the expiration of
the $40,000 letter of credit to July 18, 2015.