voted unanimously to take under advisement the three quotes received for
equipping this year’s Chesterton Police Department fleet purchase: three
* $46,059.65, from
Emergency Vehicle Technologies of Mokena, Ill.
* $46,098.11, from
Bartronics Inc. of Chesterton.
* $55,581.58, from
Custom FITZ LED of Porter.
Members also voted
unanimously to hold a public hearing at its next meeting, March 12, on an
ordinance which would re-establish for another year Cumulative Capital
Development (CCD), funded by a dedicated property-tax rate of $0.04 per $100
of assessed valuation, moneys from which are used exclusively for the
purchase of emergency vehicles.
Under Indiana Code,
CCD must be re-upped on an annual basis.
Street Tree Grant
announced that the town has received a no-match grant from the Northwestern
Indiana Regional Planning Commission sufficient to plant 16 new public
said that, if the town were awarded the grant, the trees will mostly be
sited in Morgan Park, whose trees are nearing the end of their lives and
many of which have already been removed.
Commissioner Mark O’Dell announced that the Building Department has issued
temporary occupancy permits for four model units at the StoryPoint nursing
home on Dickinson Road.
The facility should
be fully open for business in October, he said.
members authorized the Knights of Columbus to hold its annual Tootsie Roll
fundraiser June 8-10; and the American Legion Auxiliary to hold its annual
Poppy Days fundraiser May 18-19.
Both groups were
asked to consult with Police Chief Dave Cincoski as to location.