A request for
proposals for a feasibility study on a quiet-zone retrofit of the railroad
grade-crossings in Downtown Chesterton is nearly ready.
So Town Manager
Bernie Doyle reported to the Town Council at its meeting Monday night.
Town Engineer Mark
O’Dell has specced out the RFP and it is now in the hands of Harris Welsh &
Lukmann for review, Doyle said.
At their last
meeting, members voted unanimously to develop an RFP for an engineer’s
feasibility study, to be funded with $40,000 in CEDIT moneys previously
earmarked for the quiet-zone project.
Some retrofit of
the town’s five Downtown grade-crossings would likely be necessary: those on
South Calumet Road, North Fourth Street, South Eighth Street, North 15th
Street, and North Jackson Blvd.
Attorney Julie Paulson told the council that her firm has taken receipt of
the proposed RFP and that “it should be ready to go soon.”
In other business,
members voted unanimously to hold a public hearing at its June 10 meeting on
the petition of Diana Arroyo of 518 S. 18th St. for a vacation of a portion
of platted but unimproved Jefferson Ave. adjacent to her property.
In her petition
Arroyo noted that her use of her own property is restricted by this platted
right-of-way, that it “serves no practical purpose,” and that improved
Jefferson Ave. stubbs out at South 15th Street.
the petition to staff for their review.
voted unanimously to grant the Duneland Chamber of Commerce use of Thomas
Centennial Park from 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 12, for the Full Circle
Young Professionals Region Games.
The Park Department
originally granted the Chamber use of Dogwood Park for the Region Games,
but--following a miscommunication of some sort--all of the shelters at
Dogwood Park have already been reserved by the public, Associate Town
Attorney Connor Nolan told the council.
“This is not an
issue created by the town,” Nolan added.
Because the Region
Games is a 21-and-over event, and alcohol will be available, Thomas Park
will be fenced and closed to the public from 12 to 5 p.m. May 12.
voted unanimously to re-schedule their next meeting to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May
28, as their regular meeting day--the fourth Monday of the month--this year
falls on Memorial Day.