The Chesterton Park
Department will once again hold its Cruise Night event in Downtown
Chesterton this year, on the last Saturday of the month, from May through
Park Board Member
Paul Shinn, however, would like to see a local classic car club sponsor
Cruise Night, as a way of getting the word out to buffs throughout the
region and making it bigger and better.
organizations can contact Superintendent Bruce Mathias or else appear before
the board, which meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the
Chesterton town hall, 726 Broadway.
In other business,
members voted unanimously to approve a partial payment of $32,918.45 to
Larson-Danielson Construction of LaPorte, the contractor on the boxcar
restroom in Thomas Centennial Park.
business, Mathias told the board that a 30-foot utility pole will be erected
near the boxcar to which floodlights and a security camera will be fixed.
Engineer Mark O’Dell reported that work on the Waskom and Kipper park rehab
projects “is on hold with the weather.”
“There’s still a
lot of work to do,” he added.
Tucker, for her part, reported that interviews for the position of Assistant
Park Superintendent “are going very well” and that she hopes to “have them
wrapped up by the end of the month.”
welcomed the Park Board’s newest member, Wendy Marciniak, the executive
director of the Chesterton Art Center who worked closely with the board last
year on the installation of selfie walls at the new restroom facility at