Springs Park is not ADA accessible. Also note: the rain date will be
Wednesday, June 27.
The point of the
Fishing Derby: not just to introduce kids to the sport and adventure of
fishing but also to introduce them to the importance of clean water.
Volunteering at the event will be the Northwest Indiana Steelheaders,
Indiana DNR Fish & Wildlife-Lake Michigan Fisheries, and as always the
Porter Fire Department.
In other business,
Town Engineer Mark O’Dell reported that the stormwater lift stations behind
Val’s Famous Pizza and in the alley off 11th Street just north of West
Porter Ave. performed well during the heavy rain event on Monday, May 14,
when nearly an inch of rain fell in less than an hour.
Or as O’Dell called
it, “a 15-minute hurricane.”
“Some roads were
flooded,” O’Dell allowed, “but then the drains caught up. No drain can
handle rain like that.”
Commissioner John Schnadenberg told the board that the Street Department
recently replaced an old corrugated metal culvert after a hole opened in the
roadway in the area of 1050N and Laurel Creek Drive, in the Tamarack
The 16-foot culvert
was completely rotted and the roadway needed to be excavated in order to
replace it, Schnadenberg said. The job was, however, done in-house.
O’Dell noted that
the culvert was originally installed by the county “years ago” before the
area was annexed into the town.
that on May 3 she gave a presentation on stormwater quality and water
conservation to a young women’s group at the Chesterton First United
April in Review
In April the
Stormwater Utility ran a surplus of $31,284 and in the year-to-date is
running a surplus of $76,931.