Redevelopment Commission received quotes for the ‘meet-me’ room planned as
the computer nerve center of Chesterton’s fiber optic network.
The Commission at
its last meeting voted to solicit quotes for a temperature controlled
‘meet-me’ room that will serve as a home for the computer nerve center
needed for the Chesterton fiber optic network. The room is slated to take
the place of an empty office at the municipal complex and have a separate
entrance. Town Engineer Mark O’Dell estimated its cost at $100,000.
The Town is
required to solicit at least three quotes from companies that have done
similar projects. 10 companies were asked to provide quotes. Two obliged.
The first quote was $53,444.80 from HP Construction Services in Westville
and $42,000 from Gariup Construction Company Inc. in Gary. Gariup’s quote
included an additional $11,000 allowance that the Town is still looking
into. The Commission took the quotes under advisement and will likely hold a
special meeting to discuss them further, according to Clerk-Treasurer
In other business,
the Commission approved two change orders on projects in progress. The first
change order was $13,368.74 to Walsh & Kelly for materials for stripping and
paving on the Gateway Blvd. left turn lane project.
The second change
order was $74,950.21 to CSU of Plainfield, Ind. for boring time and material
working on the fiber optic network. This is the second change order on the
project, increasing the contract price by 5.9 percent, from $1,278,431.15 to