The Porter Town
Council will consider whether to help fund a tourism feasibility study when
it meets Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Also that night the
townís Stormwater Management Board meets at 5 p.m. and the Redevelopment
Commission at 6 p.m. All meetings take place at the town hall.
The Town Council
will hear a second presentation regarding proposed use of donated historic
South Shore passenger cars as either an operating tourism shuttle to local
points of interest, or as a moving or stationary South Shore display.
their initial council pitch July 8 seeking a $4,300 Porter contribution for
the study, but asked to return July 22 when train collector Bob Harris, who
would donate his inventory of passenger cars and tracks, could be present.
Tourism is lead project sponsor; that agency, the Porter County Board of
Commissioners and the Town of Chesterton all have committed funds for the
feasibility study. The tourism shuttle would pass through Porter, if built,
and a stationary display could be located there near the Porter County
business includes Therese Davis of the Recycling and Waste Reduction
District of Porter County, an update on Porterís pump station bypass
connection project, and a discussion regarding employee health insurance.
Department heads also will report.
Board lists Wagner Hills drainage under old business. At its lengthy May 27
meeting several residents were present to renew complaints about flooding
and water problems. Board members were sympathetic but cautioned that what
the town actually can do to eliminate the problem may be limited.
business includes staff reports, consideration of Corina Nava-Peltonís
request to combine lots, Hunters Glen repairs, a letter regarding 222 Chief
Circle, and a design proposal for a rebid of the Dunes Forest Trail project.
Commission will hear staff reports and address Phase 2 of the Franklin
Street alley as well as a memorandum of understanding regarding distribution
of a Transportation Enhancement grant.
Both the Town
Council and RDC will take public comment on non-agenda matters as their
respective meetings begin and the Stormwater Board will do so at the
conclusion of its meeting.