A member of the Porter Police Department is recovering following surgery.
Nicky, Porter’s K9 German Shepherd, recently underwent surgery at the Purdue
University veterinary hospital in West Lafayette for a bulging disc that
caused hip issues.
Porter assistant chief Todd Allen told the Town Council last night, “Nicky
went through surgery well. They’re very optimistic.” Allen later said the
dog was walking after surgery and he’s expected to return to work.
Nicky joined the force approximately three years ago and has been called out
many times with his handler officer Scott Cornelison, at whose home Nicky is
In other business Tuesday, president Greg Stinson opened by apologizing for
his oversight July 24 in not welcoming new councilman David Wodrich to his
first meeting. Wodrich was selected by a Democratic caucus to fill the Ward
• The council agreed to find the local $4,950 match for the Fire Department
to accept a 50/50 Indiana Department of Natural Resources grant to purchase
six sets of bunker gear.
• Public Works superintendent Brenda Brueckheimer said a recent MS4 audit by
the Indiana Department of Environmental Management seemed to go very well
when assessing Porter’s compliance with the federal stormwater protection
program’s guidelines; there’s still time to address a few outstanding items,
• Park superintendent Jim Miller said the second annual Porter’s Perfect
Pint sponsored by Pat’s Liquors and Leroy’s Hot Stuff will take place Oct. 6
at Hawthorne Park. The beer tasting and silent auction is a fundraiser for
the Park and Fire departments. Tickets can be purchased online only at
More information is available through the Park Department.
• Council member Elka Nelson strongly urged the public to fill out a survey
regarding the future of Porter’s downtown. An open house last night for the
project was sparsely attended. “We need cooperation to pick up or we’ll have
consultants do the plan unless residents and neighboring residents
(participate).” The survey is available at the town hall and online at
• Town watchdog and video archivist Jennifer Klug was applauded on the
occasion of her birthday last night.
• After the meeting Stinson said he’s been meeting individually with fellow
council members as well as clerk-treasurer Carol Pomeroy, Porter’s financial
advisor and soon department heads to draft a proposed 2013 budget. One has
to be submitted to the Porter County Council by Sept. 1 for non-binding
review. A public hearing will be scheduled.