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the pavement along South Park Drive in South Park Acres have been made in
advance of a water main replacement project.
Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg reported to the Town Council at its
meeting Monday night.
that he expects Indiana American Water Company to deliver materials and
equipment to the subdivision in the next 15 to 30 days, but added that the
project probably won’t actually begin until mid or late April.
project should take around two months, Schnadenberg said, after which South
Park Acres will be re-paved.
In other business,
Capt. Rudy Jimenez of the Chesterton Fire Department cordially invited
council members, legal, and department heads to attend Fire Ops 101 at the
MAAC Emergency Services Training Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May
experience will include extrication, live fire attack, hose work, and
medical skills, Jimenez said.
Firefighters Local 4600 of the International Association of Fire Fighters is
sponsoring the event.
Of the MAAC--the
Multi Agency Academic Cooperative--Jimenez noted, “It’s a phenomenal
facility and we’re lucky to have it in our area.”
Fire Chief John
Jarka reported that the CFD has received no bids for its 1988 Chevrolet
Grumman command van, declared surplus early this year with an estimated
value of $5,000.
“That’s sad,” Jarka
“It is,” agreed
Member Bob Allison, D-4th.
voted unanimously to approve a banner request from the Duneland Exchange
Club, promoting Prevention of Child Abuse Month in April.
The club had wanted
to place the banners--on East Porter Ave. and at the intersection of Indian
Boundary Road and North Calumet Road--for the full month, but members were
unwilling to set that kind of precedent, inasmuch as all other banner
requests have been authorized for a period of only two weeks.
accordingly approved the request but gave the club the standard two weeks,
with the understanding that it may choose which two weeks in April to place
Members also agreed
by consensus to allow American Legion Post 170 to hold its annual Poppy Days
fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16.
The event will be
held on the sidewalks in the Downtown.
Public Hearing on
unanimously to hold a public hearing at its next meeting, March 23, on the
annual re-establishment of the Cumulative Capital Development fund.
The CCD has a
dedicated property-tax rate of 4 cents per $100 of assessed valuation and is
used exclusively for the purchase of emergency vehicles.
Allison took a
moment at the end of the meeting to express his gratitude to his colleagues
and staff for easing him into his new duties on the council.
“Thank you, senior
members of the council for being so understanding and patient with me,” he
said. “Also legal and department heads.”
Allison had one
other thing to say, a warning, in fact: pedestrians need to be careful when
walking the sidewalks of the Downtown, as skateboarders and bicyclists--in
violation of Town Code--are responsible for “a lot of near misses.”