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Porter Town Council creates funds for bonds; apply now to serve on town boards

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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.

Join a Board

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.

Open House

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.

Per ordinance 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.


Posted 11/28/2018












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