Work is scheduled
to begin Monday, May 1, on what’s likely to be the single most involved--and
traffic snarling--project of the season in the Town of Chesterton: the
removal of the brick pavers in Coffee Creek Center and their replacement
with an asphalt road surface.
So MS4 Operator
Jennifer Gadzala reported to the Stormwater Management Board at its meeting
The Lake Erie Land
Company has awarded the project’s contract to Walsh & Kelly Inc. and Gadzala
said that she’s currently in pre-construction meetings with the contractor.
Phase I of the
operation: Kelle Drive south of Sidewalk Road, then south along Village
Point to Voyage Blvd.
Walsh & Kelly has
been in contact with the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve, which is
scheduling events in the Preserve with the work schedule in mind.
promises to be an involved one. To build an asphalt roadway to town
specifications, the pavers and the layer of sand beneath them will have to
be removed. Then the stone sub-surface, eight to 11 inches deep, will have
to be removed, actually under-dug, to a depth of approximately 21 inches.
Then, per town spec, 12 inches of stone will be laid, topped by nine inches
of asphalt to bring the road surface up to grade.
In other business,
Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg reported that in-house work has begun
on a flood-prone alley off North Calumet Road, between Grant Ave. and Wabash
A crew will be
piping the gravel alley, when time allows, in advance of its being paved
later this season, Schnadenberg said.
The alley will
remain open to traffic throughout the project, he added. When work ends for
the day, the pipe will be capped and the trench filled in.
gave each member the latest product of the Stormwater Utility’s water
quality public education and outreach program: a tote bag containing, among
other things, a full range of literature: “Be Water Wise,” “Only Rain Down
the Drain,” “Keep Chesterton Beautiful,” “Leave It on the Lawn,” “Recycle
the Rain,” and “Let’s Talk About Poop.”
The tote also
features a rain gauge, a coffee mug and coasters, and a pen.
The tote will be
presented to businesses and individuals in the community as part of the
Stormwater Utility’s ongoing efforts to educate the public about the
importance of keeping storm runoff clean.
March in Review
In March the
Stormwater Utility ran a surplus of $25,692 and in the year-to-date is
running a surplus of $66,552.