Voice of the People
Kudos to Andrea Ello for the excellent article in the Voice of The People
dated Wednesday, March 19, 2008.
I thought I was the only one looking at the mess Chesterton is in. I have
lived here about as long as Andrea and watching this town fall apart. There
had to be some unreasonable planning for this mess.
I would like to add one little thing that she mentions about who is running
our town. It is not only the “Boards” but all of the Town departments doing
what they want. So it is all individual persons trying to run this town and
this is why it is all screwed up.
There was a referendum on having Chesterton to become a City which was voted
down. I attended the meeting and all I heard from the town employees was “If
they get a Mayor in, we may all loose our jobs”. The ones that were doing
their jobs would not have to worry.
Well, now it is time that we get one and only one point person to deal with
the operations of the Town of Chesterton. This would be a town manager to
guide all town employees and Boards to straighten up the mass confusion that
everyone in this town is in.
The Council was informed on qualifications of a Town Manager. So, do the Town
employees or the Boards have these qualifications on running a Town?
I will also give kudos to Mark Chamberlain, the new President of the
Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce. When I read his thoughts on what
might be achieved with the Town of Chesterton, I was encouraged that now
something will be accomplished to have the Town on the map again.
Donald J. Karp