and questions may be addressed to Public Works at 926-4212. Brueckheimer
noted Able Disposal will take bundled sticked and limbs no longer than 4
feet in length on regular garbage days. “This saves Public Works many, many,
many hours of pick-up,” she advised.
The director also invited residents to call Public Works to get on the list
for ground mulch, especially if they want it delivered in 5 to 7 cubic-yard
loads. Smaller amounts can be picked up at the Beam Street street
Brueckheimer announced April 19 is a free Earth Day celebration at the
Porter County Expo Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Various partners, vendors
and exhibitors will be on hand with informational programs scheduled.
Easter hunt Saturday
Park director Brian Bugajski announced several upcoming events.
Saturday at 1 p.m. the popular Easter Egg Hunt for all children 9 years and
younger takes place at Hawthorne Park’s community center. Children will be
divided into age groups including those with special needs. Bugajski thanked
the many vendors and volunteers. “We’ve had a great response from the
May 10 the park is planning a 5 to 7 p.m. fundraiser at the community
building in cooperation with Fazoli’s to raise money for future purchase of
Porter playground equipment. Tickets are available at the door and
carry-outs are optional. Call 921-1687 for more information.
At Bugajski’s request the council unanimously OK’d not to exceed $1,000 from
the CEDIT fund for materials needed for the April 26 Rebuilding Together
Duneland work day at Hawthorne Park.
The director also thanked the Porter Police and Fire departments for their
assistance during a March 29 5K run and kids’ run at Hawthorne Park, and
Brueckheimer and Carl Copollo for helping take down holiday lights at the
In other business, town development director Mike Barry reported that work
to complete final details on the Brickyard and Orchard Pedestrian Way
hike/bike trails soon will begin and both should open shortly. “I’m looking
forward to our cutting some ribbons,” he said.
Brueckheimer and council member Elka Nelson said the Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore is cooperating to help evict some persistent beavers who have
built a dam on INDL property near Waverly Road. So far, the beavers are