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Some folks to have new garbage day in 2018

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Some residents in the southeast and center areas of the Town of Chesterton will have a new garbage pickup day in 2018.

Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg reported at the Town Council’s meeting Monday night that Republic Services--d.b.a. Able Disposal--has submitted a route schedule change to him, under which some folks whose usual pickup day was Tuesday will go to Wednesday in the New Year.

“It’s nothing too drastic,” Schnadenberg told the council. “I don’t have any problems with the suggestions.”

Able has been collecting refuse and recycling according to the same schedule for the last 20 years, Schnadenberg noted, but the company is now looking to make their routes more efficient.

Schnadenberg did say that it will be Able’s responsibility “to inform residents of any changes and make sure the transition goes smoothly.”

The council recently ratified a new three-year contract with Able, under which--in the first year--households will pay the same monthly rate as they do now: $15.38. In 2019, households will pay $15.69, a 2-percent hike; and in 2020, $16, also a 2-percent hike.

Christmas Trees in the Downtown

In other business, members voted unanimously--subject to legal review--to approve the request of the Duneland Business Initiative Group (DBIG) to place live Christmas trees in the Downtown during the holiday season.

Schnadenberg said that the trees--probably four to five feet in height--will be sited on the south side of Broadway between Third Street and South Calumet Road. The trees will be placed in stands but also fixed to light poles.

Being live, the trees can be trimmed if necessary, Schnadenberg added.

The trees will be purchased locally, from Chesterton Feed & Garden.

Banner Request

Meanwhile, members also voted unanimously to approve the request of St. Patrick Catholic School to place two banners promoting the school’s annual Shamrock Alumni Ball next winter.

The banners will be placed in the ground at the intersection of North Calumet Road and Indian Boundary Road and on the south side of East Porter Ave. in the area of Chesterton Cemetery, from Jan. 26 through Feb. 10.

Schnadenberg said that the new banner placement policy has been working very well.

Town Council re-schedules second December meeting

In the normal course of things, the Chesterton Town Council’s regularly scheduled second meeting in December would fall this year on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25.

Which is a non-starter, even for council members.

The council has accordingly re-scheduled its second meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.


Posted 11/14/2017




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