The Porter Town
Council passed two ordinances at its meeting last night.
The Council passed
on second reading ordinance 2018-16, creating funds for spending the
proceeds of the recently purchased $830,000 General Obligation (GO) bonds
and paying off GO bond debt.
The Council then
passed on second reading ordinance 2018-15, the 2019 salary ordinance.
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In other business,
Council President Erik Wagner reminds residents that the Council is
accepting applications for open Board and Commission seats until Dec. 19.
Interested applicants should direct a letter of intent to Clerk-Treasurer
Carol Pomeroy at the Town hall.
The openings, which
are for any party affiliation, are as follows: two openings, one citizen
appointment and one Plan Commission appointment, on the Board of Zoning
Appeals; one opening on the Plan Commission; one opening on the Porter
Police Commission; one opening on the Stormwater Board; and two openings on
the Redevelopment Commission.
Fire Chief Jay
Craig made a note that the PFD will host its Christmas open house and toys
for tots drive Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the station, 550
W. Beam Street. The department is also collecting donations of
non-perishable food items for families in need.
Police chief Jamie
Spanier publicly thanked Stefanie Nowka for raising money for the Department
to buy new mobile printers for patrol vehicles, as well as other equipment.
Spanier thanked the following businesses that also contributed: Tilden &
Tilden, T & M Tire Service, KDR Inc., Wilson Management Enterprises,
Westchester Animal Clinic, and Porter Bank. Nowka and those organizations
donated a total of $3,379.
In Public Works
Supervisor Brenda Brueckheimer’s absence, Council member Bill Lopez reminded
residents to abide by the Town’s parking restrictions in snow so Public
Works can clear the roads without obstruction.
2015-10, residents of the Baillytown, Dune Meadows, Hunter’s Glen, Indian
Trails, Marquette Point, Porter Beach, Porter Cove, Summer Tree, Wagner
Hills, Woodlake Springs, and Woodlawn Acres subdivisions may not park on the
street when snowfall exceeds three inches. The Porter Police are empowered
to issue $50 citations for vehicles not moved and have them towed.