The Town of
Chesterton will hold its annual municipal auction on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at
the Street Department, 1490 Broadway.
Viewing will begin
at 6 p.m.; the auction itself, at 7 p.m.
A list of items on
the block will be released as departments declare them surplus.
James Waggoner, whose contract the Town Council voted unanimously to approve
at its meeting Monday night. Under the terms of that contract, Waggoner will
be paid 15 percent of the gross sales plus $600 for advertising.
In other business
on Monday, members voted unanimously to grant the petition of William
Bennett Jr. for a waiver from the Town Standard requiring the installation
of a sidewalk in front of all new construction.
Bennett has built a
duplex at 110-12 S. 14th St., in an older neighborhood without sidewalks.
Bennett’s petition, staff concluded that “it’s not prudent or necessary to
put a sidewalk” in front of the new duplex, Street Commissioner John
Schnadenberg reported, and added that it’s unlikely the town will ever build
sidewalks in that neighborhood.
Members also voted
unanimously to grant the petition of John Brady for permission to reduce by
six feet the distance of a new driveway from his property line, 1155
Brady sought the
waiver in order to build a wider driveway better able to serve a three-car
“Now the driveway
can line up a little better with the garage,” said President Jim Ton, R-1st.
voted unanimously to amend its contract with IT provider GGNET Technologies,
after the town exceeded its four terabyte storage limit.
Town Manager Bernie
Doyle told the council that, under the amendment, the town will have eight
additional terabytes of storage, at a cost of $30 per month per terabyte or
a total of $240 per month.
unanimously as well to provide flu shots to municipal employees at a cost of
$28 per inoculation.
Earlier in the
evening, at a special meeting, the Redevelopment Commission voted
unanimously to award the contract for the Gateway Blvd. reconfiguration to
low bidder Walsh & Kelly Inc.
Walsh & Kelly
submitted a bid of $168,948.05 for the job; the only other bidder, Rieth
Riley Construction, a bid of $230,800.
The point of the
reconfiguration is to remove the bottleneck--formed by the median
islands--which pinches the four westbound lanes of Gateway Blvd. at the
roadway’s mouth on Ind. 49 to two lanes just east of the Speedway, resulting
in long stacks of traffic at rush hour.