The Lake Erie Land
Company hasnít yet decided whether it will replace and repair the missing
and broken brick road pavers at Coffee Creek Center, or whether it will just
rip them up and put down blacktop in their place.
In fact, ďthe
asphalt optionĒ which LEL is paying Lawson-Fisher Associates to engineer
hasnít been completed yet.
But as Chesterton
Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg told the Redevelopment Commission at
its meeting Monday night, building a road to town specifications would be an
First the pavers
and the layer of sand beneath them would have to be removed. Then the stone
subsurface, eight to 11 inches deep, would also have to be removed, actually
underdug, to a total depth of approximately 21 inches. Then, per town spec,
12 full inches of stone would be laid, topped by nine inches of asphalt to
bring the road surface up to grade.
LEL would, of
course, be required to provide a two-year maintenance bond, Town Attorney
Chuck Lukmann noted, at which time the town would formally accept the road
and add it to the municipal inventory.
The job itself,
Schnadenberg added, would probably be done in sections: Village Point
between Sidewalk Road and Voyage Blvd., say, followed by Village Point
between Voyage Blvd. and Gateway Blvd. In any case, one lane of traffic
would have to be maintained at all times. Those sorts of details
Schnadenberg said heís currently discussing with Lawson-Fisher.
Schnadenberg is hopeful that LEL will plump for asphalt, hopeful too that if
it does work will get underway this fall—assuming a contractor can be found
this late in the season—the decision is still LELís to make, he told the
Schnadenberg had this to say about the dead and rotting cottonwood tree
towering over Village Point where Voyage Blvd. deadends: that tree—a hazard
tree for sure—is on municipal right-of-way and the responsibility for
removing it is the Town of Chestertonís.
unable to say when exactly, however, the tree will come down, as it remains
to be determined whether the Street Department will do the job itself
or—because the tree is just so darn big—a contractor will be retained.