The Chesterton Town
Council has created a temporary handicapped parking space on South Eighth
At their meeting
Monday night, members voted 4-0 to grant the petition of a resident of the
rental property at 324 S. Eighth Street for a designated on-street
handicapped parking space in front of the residence.
Darnell, D-4th, was not in attendance.
Commission previously endorsed the handicapped space, after Police Chief
Dave Cincoski reported that the resident had fulfilled all the requirements
for the creation of one.
The space will be
striped, marked, and maintained by the Street Department, and the resident
does understand that it’s a public handicapped space and may be used by any
certified handicapped motorist.
At such time as the
resident vacates the rental property, the handicapped parking space will
revert to a non-handicapped space.
In other business,
Cincoski announced the award of two ballistic vests for the CPD’s two K-9
units, Igor (handled by Sgt. Dan Rocha) and Kahr (handled by Officer Erik
Courtesy of the
not-for-profit Vested Interests in K-9s, based in East Taunton, Mass.. whose
mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance
to law enforcement K-9 partners across the U.S.
Vested Interest in
K-9s has provided 930 dogs in 39 states with more than $880,000 in
protective vests, Cincoski told the Chesterton Tribune after the
meeting. In March alone, the organization raised more than $335,000 in 19
days--as a charity partner in a Groupon campaign--in memory of K-9 Rocco of
the Pittsburgh, Pa., Police Department, who gave his life in the line of
duty in January. All vests awarded from that campaign will be embroidered
“In Memory of K-9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Police Department.”
his gratitude to Vested Interest in K-9s for its generous contribution to