The Porter Town Council and the Redevelopment Commission both will meet
Sept. 5 to make up their recent meetings that were canceled due to a NIPSCO
power failure at the town hall.
The RDC will address four project change-orders when it convenes Thursday at
6 p.m. at the town hall.
They deal with the Calumet trail spur, the Orchard Pedestrian Way now under
construction, and the ongoing construction of a new Porter Avenue lift
station. Also listed on the RDC agenda is an unidentified “comprehensive
At 7 p.m. the Town Council will meet. The previous agenda dealt with old
business; no new business was listed. A recent request to allow chickens in
residential areas was not specifically listed on the Aug. 27 council agenda
but at both the Sept. 5 council and RDC meetings, staff and board members
will report and the public may comment about other matters under audience
participation as the respective meetings begin.
The Sept. 10 Town Council meeting already had been canceled and members
instead will conduct a special meeting Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. for a 2014 budget
workshop open to the public. The next regularly scheduled council meeting
takes place Sept. 24.
The Porter Stormwater Management Board also was canceled due to the power
outage but that meeting hadn’t been rescheduled.