Some residents in
the southeast and center areas of the Town of Chesterton will have a new
garbage pickup day in 2018.
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
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.
say that it will be Able’s responsibility “to inform residents of any
changes and make sure the transition goes smoothly.”
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
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.
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.
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
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.
that the new banner placement policy has been working very well.
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.