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Porter deals with chickens South Shore study Tuesday

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The Porter Town Council will deal with vintage South Shore passengers cars and whether to allow urban chickens on smaller residential lots when the council meets Tuesday.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the town hall. The public may comment on other non-agenda items as one of the first matters of business. The council last met June 10.

Indiana Dunes Tourism is soliciting a donation from Porter to help study the feasibility of using decommissioned South Shore train cars to ferry passengers through Porter between the Indiana Dunes State Park and Chesterton with stops at the Porter County Visitor Center on Indiana 49. Other uses such as fixed display of South Shore cars will be studied as well.

On the second matter, May 13 the council heard a resident’s request to keep her chickens even though the lot size was less than town code allows. The council agreed to research the matter and take public input at a future meeting.

At that time council members voiced differing opinions whether town code should be changed and if so, how.

Other business at Tuesday’s meeting includes health insurance and reports from department heads.


Posted 7/7/2014