The Chesterton Park Board wants to sell a single lot formerly designated for
development as a community park, located in the Dunewood Estates subdivision
off 1100N just west of 11th Street.
The Chesterton Town Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed sale
at its next meeting, Monday, Oct. 8.
At the council’s meeting on Monday, Town Attorney told Chuck Lukmann members
that the Park Board has no use anymore for the property—Lot 5, at 1192
Woodland Drive—and would be happy to sell it, for a price of $25,000: the
average of the two appraisals required under Indiana Code.
Seeking to purchase the lot are Adam Rick and Nicole Negowetti, who Lukmann
told the Chesterton Tribune are interested in building on it.
Lukmann also told the Tribune that, under the language of the
contract, the town is not representing the platted lot as being
buildable and specifically precludes the proposed buyers from acquiring the
lot on speculation or to re-sell it.
In other business, staff told the council that they would review Cynthia
Needham’s petition for an amendment to an existing right-of-way agreement.
Under that amendment, Needham would be able to build another house on that
municipal right-of-way, located off 22nd Street and north of West Morgan
Right-of-way agreements enable property owners to build a road on an
existing but unimproved municipal right-of-way, to facilitate their use of a
piece of property. Such roads are not constructed fully to Town Code but
they must be paved, 15 feet in width, and capable of supporting the weight
of a fire engine, Schnadenberg said.
Meanwhile, Police Chief Dave Cincoski reported that this year’s Wizard of Oz
Festival “went off without a hitch.”
“It was fairly quiet,” Cincoski added. “It was a very minor event, so far as
the Police Department goes.”