Department officials expressed their appreciation for the volunteers who
turned out recently to refurbish facilities at both Dogwood and Friendship
Park director Bruce
Mathias said workers with Rebuilding Together Duneland did a great job
cleaning out a shop building at Dogwood so it can be utilized in the future.
Park Board member
Mark Dickinson said the interior of the activity building at Friendship Park
was painted, renovated and shelves were built. “We did a lot of demolition
in there so it’s a much more open area and brighter.”
He thanked RTD
volunteers for doing a wonderful job, as well as Jack and Sandy Cutler for
the donation of a door.
parks are gearing up for the start of summer. Mathias said water has been
reconnected to them and an unsafe shelter at Dogwood was removed; the
concrete pad will be taken away later. He noted a car show is slated for May
31 in downtown Thomas Park.
On another matter,
Park Board member John Kroft said the board hasn’t seen anything of or had
any input on an update of the master plan being prepared by a consultant.
Mathias said a representative will attend a Park Board meeting, hopefully in
was unusual in that it was conducted with nine people, most of them
standing, in the lobby of the Chesterton town hall.
workers had just closed the polls in the town hall’s public meeting room at
6 p.m., the same time the Park Board meeting was to have begun there. Poll
workers needed to pack up their materials and equipment before leaving.
It was determined
there was no alternate room or area in the building where the Park Board
meeting could be conducted, so park liaison Town Council member Sharon
Darnell who was present said the meeting could take place in the lobby.
“Call it to order. Do it,” she said.
Both poll workers
and park officials left the building at approximately 6:30 p.m.