Porter County Aiport Improvement Project – 2010

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
PORTER COUNTY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
IMPROVEMENT PROJECT – 2010
The Porter County Municipal Airport Authority, Valparaiso, IN will receive sealed bids for the following project until 4:30 p.m., local time, on the 16th day of August, 2010, at the Terminal Building, Porter County Municipal Airport, 4207, Murvihill Rd. Valparaiso, IN 46383, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. A Pre-bid Conference will be held at the airport at 1:00 p.m., local time, on the 9th day of August, 2010. Bids to be mailed shall be addressed to the attention of the Porter County Municipal Airport Authority; 4207, Murvihill Rd. Valparaiso, IN 46383, and will be clearly marked “Sealed Bids, DO NOT OPEN”.
The construction consists of a Base Bid and three Additive Bids. The Base Bid consists of airfield marking enhancements and “R/W 18-36” edge lighting improvements. Additive Bids 1, 2 and 3 consist of additional airfield marking enhancements and all other work as described in the plans and specifications.
The Contract Documents including the Construction Plans, Specifications and Bid Proposal are to be on file beginning on July 27, 2010, at the Airport Director’s Office of the Porter County Municipal Airport and at the office of Woolpert, Inc., 7635 Interactive Way, Suite 100; Indianapolis, Indiana, 46278. Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained for the non-refundable cost of document reproduction and shipping, from Reprographics Inc., 437 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM by telephone at 317-637-3377 or online at http://www.reprographix.com.
A certified check or bank draft payable to the Porter County Municipal Airport Authority, Valparaiso, IN, or a satisfactory bid bond, executed by the Bidder and an approved surety company in an amount not less than five (5) percent of the bid, shall be submitted with each bid.
(1) The Bidder (Proposer) must supply all the information required by the bid on proposal forms.
(2) The bids shall be based upon rates of wages at least as high as the minimum rates established by the wage rate determination.
The Porter County Municipal Airport Authority, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 State. 252, 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, Minority Business Enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex and consideration for an award. MBE’s interested in participating in the construction program and bidding upon the project, upon request, will be supplied with information or plans and specifications desired.
The Owner is cognizant of the time limitation for awarding contracts and giving Notice to Proceed pursuant to IC 36-1-12-6. However, due to the time requirements anticipated for obtaining approval of appropriate public agencies, and other required procedures, it is possible that the contract cannot be finally executed and Notice to Proceed be given until 90 days following the opening of the bids. Accordingly, bidders should be prepared to grant an appropriate extension of time pursuant to IC 36-1-12-6 at the time of making the tentative award to the lowest responsible bidder as determined by the Owner.
No Bidder may withdraw its bid after the bid has been opened. The Porter County Municipal Airport Authority, Valparaiso, Indiana, reserves the right to waive any informalities in bidding and to reject any and all bids.
Porter County Municipal
Airport Authority
Mr. Paul Chael, President
(July 30, August 6, 2010)

Porter County Ordinance No. 10-12

ORDINANCE NO. 10-12
AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance NO. 07-05 entitled,
“Porter County Unified Development Ordinance.”
BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of Porter County, Indiana, under authority of Chapter 174, Acts of 1947, and all Acts amendatory and supplemental, thereto, General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SECTION 1: That the following described county road be hereby designated on the Official Zoning Maps with an Overlay District of Scenic Roadway Overlay. Said county road being:
Meridian Road bounded on the South by the corporate limits of the City of Valparaiso and bounded on the North by the corporate limits of the Town of Chesterton.
SECTION 2: That the ZONE MAPS attached to and made a part of said Zoning Ordinance be revised to indicate that the above described county road as being within a Scenic Roadway Overlay with the Official Zoning Maps.
SECTION 3: That this Ordinance shall take effect from and after its approval and adoption by the Board of Commissioners of Porter County, Indiana, this 3rd day of August, 2010.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA
John A. Evans
Carole M. Knoblock
Attest: James K. Kopp,
County Auditor
I affirm under the penalties for perjury, that I have taken reasonable care to redact each social security number in this document, unless required by law.
Robert W. Thompson, Jr., AICP
Executive Director/County Planner
Porter County Plan Commission
(August 6, 2010)

Portage Township Schools Budget

PORTAGE SCHOOLS 2010 BUDGET

Valparaiso Community Schools Capital Projects Fund

Valpo Schools Capital Projects Fund

Valparaiso Community Schools Budget (Form 3)

Valpo Schools Budget (Form 3)

National Park Service, minor boundary revision

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
Notice of Minor Boundary Revision, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana, Under the Authority of Section 7 (c) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. § 4601-9 (c) (1) ), The Act of August 8, 1953 (16 U.S.C. § 1 (b) ), and the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisitions Policies Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. § 4651).
SUMMARY: This notice announces a proposed minor boundary revision for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana, to include nineteen (19) parcels of land. These parcels contain 14.86 acres in Lake County and 33.89 acres in Porter County. The parcels are identified as follows:
Lake County Tract Numbers: 14-123 on Segment Map 14; 14-125, 14-126 & 14-127 on Segment Map 14A; 110-16 on Segment Map 110; 112-32 & 112-33 on Segment Map 112.
Porter County Tract Numbers: 22-103 on Segment Map 22; 35-108 on Segment Map 35; 36-151 & 36-152 on Segment Map 36; 101-10 & 101-16 on Segment Map 101; 102-66 on Segment Map 102; 106-04 on Segment Map 106; 107-08 on Segment Map 107; 109-17 on Segment Map 109; 09-130 on Segment Map 09; 99-133 on Segment Map 99.
The above-cited Segment Maps are on file at the following locations: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Midwest Region, Land Resources, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68102, or Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 1100 N. Mineral Springs Road, Porter, Indiana, 46304-1299;
(July 28, August 4, 11, 2010)

Town of Chesterton Additional Appropriations

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS AND ALL OTHER PERSONS AFFECTED OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION
Taxpayers of the Town of Chesterton and all other persons affected hereby are notified that the Chesterton Town Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. local time at the Chesterton Town Hall, 726 Broadway, Chesterton, Indiana on August 9, 2010 for the purpose of considering the appropriation of an amount not to exceed $45,000 in order to provide additional funding for the Chesterton Police Department K-9 Unit through the Police Gift Fund.
Taxpayers of the Town of Chesterton appearing at the hearing shall have a right to be heard in respect of this additional appropriation.
Dated this  23rd day of  July, 2010.
CHESTERTON TOWN COUNCIL
/s/Jeff Trout, President
(July 28, August 4, 2010)

Town of Ogden Dunes, Cumulative Capital Development Fund

To the taxpayers of Town of Ogden Dunes, Porter County, State of Indiana.
You are hereby notified that on the 6th day of July, 2010, the Town Council of Town of Ogden Dunes, Porter County, State of Indiana, pursuant to notice heretofore given, and under and by virtue of IC 36-9-15.5, duly adopted a plan whereby a Cumulative Capital Development fund was established to provide the Following: For all uses as set out in IC 36-9-15.5. The fund will be provided for by a levy of four cents (.04) on each one hundred dollars ($100.00) of taxable real and personal property within the taxing unit beginning in 2010 payable in 2011, and thereafter, continuing until reduced or rescinded.
Fifty (50) or more taxpayers in the taxing unit who will be affected by the tax levy may file a petition with the Porter County Auditor, not later than thirty (30) days after the publication of this notice, setting forth their objections to the proposed levy. Upon filing of the petition, the County Auditor shall immediately certify the same to the Department of Local Government Finance, at which point the Department will fix a date and conduct a public hearing on the proposed levy before issuing its approval or disapproval thereof.
Dated this 23rd day of July, 2010.
DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL
GOVERNMENT FINANCE
Daniel M. Jones
Assistant Budget Director
(August 4, 2010)

Porter County BZA, Petitioner: Lowrey

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED USE VARIANCE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Zoning Appeals of the County of Porter, Indiana, will hold a public hearing on the 18th of August, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Porter County Administration Center, 155 Indiana Avenue, Suite 205, Valparaiso, Indiana, to consider the petition of Jill Lowrey, 630 Springwood Drive, Hebron, seeking a Use Variance from the Unified Development Ordinance: Section 2.11, RR District Intent and Permitted Uses, to permit the operation of a small in-home pet sitting business, located on the following described property:
Legal Description
Springwood Estates Phase III Lot 80 3.24A Ditch
GENERAL LOCATION: A parcel of land located at 630 Springwood Drive, in Porter Township, Porter County, Indiana.
Written suggestions to said proposed Use Variance may be filed with the Executive Director of the Porter County Plan Commission before such public hearing and/or verbal statements relating thereto will be heard at the above designated time and place. A copy of the file is available for public view at the Plan Commission office.
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA
Raymond S. Joseph Jr., Planner
(August 3, 2010)

Porter County BZA, Petitioner: Parks

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED VARIANCE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Zoning Appeals of the County of Porter, Indiana, on the 18th day of August, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., will hold a public hearing in the Porter County Administrative Center, 155 Indiana Avenue, Suite 205, Valparaiso, Indiana, to consider the petition of John Parks, 330 W. 474 N., Valparaiso, seeking Variances from the Unified Development Ordinance: Section 2.12 RR District Development Standards: Minimum Side Setback – Accessory Structure – requesting a reduction of a side setback, from 15 feet to 10 feet; Maximum Structure Height – Accessory Structure – requesting to exceed the maximum height of an accessory structure from 20 feet to 22’ 8”; Section 5.06 AS-03; Accessory Structure; Residential, (B) (1) Maximum Floor Area, to exceed the maximum square footage of all accessory structures from 1300 sq ft to 1928 sq ft, all to build a pole barn, located on the following described property:
Lot 2 in Union Minor Subdivision 1029-C-1, as per plat thereof, recorded in Plat File 48-C-6 in the Office of the Recorder of Porter County, Indiana.
Written suggestions to said proposed Variance may be filed with the Executive Director of the Porter County Plan Commission before such public hearing and/or verbal statements relating thereto will be heard at the above-designated time and place. A copy of the file is available for public view at the Plan Commission office.
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA
Raymond S. Joseph Jr., Planner
(August 3, 2010)

Porter County BZA, Petitioner: Gonzalez

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED VARIANCE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Zoning Appeals of the County of Porter, Indiana,  on the 18th day of August, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., will hold a public hearing in the Porter County Administration Center, 155 Indiana Avenue, Suite 205, Valparaiso, Indiana to consider the petition of Arthur Gonzalez, 2054 Millcreek Ct., Valparaiso, seeking a Variance from the Unified Development Ordinance, Section 2.14 R1 District Development Standards – Minimum Rear Setback – to reduce the rear setback from 15 feet to 8 feet to build a shed in the rear yard, to be located on the following described property:
Lot 176 in Heritage Valley, Phase V, as shown in Plat File 11-B-1E, Porter, County, Indiana.
GENERAL LOCATION: A parcel of land located at 2054 Millcreek Ct., in Center Township.
Written suggestions to said proposed Use Variance may be filed with the Executive Director of the Porter County Plan Commission before such public hearing and/or verbal statements relating thereto will be heard at the above-designated time and place. A copy of the file is available for public view at the Plan Commission office.
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA
Raymond S. Joseph Jr., Planner
(August 3, 2010)

Porter County BZA, Petitioner: McKean

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED VARIANCE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Zoning Appeals of the County of Porter, Indiana, will hold a public hearing on the 18th of August, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Porter County Administration Center, 155 Indiana Avenue, Suite 205, Valparaiso, Indiana to consider the petition of James McKean, 805 W. Elizabeth St., Kouts, seeking Variances from the Unified Development Ordinance: Section 2.08 A1 District Development Standards – to reduce the Minimum Lot Area from 10 acres to 3.59 acres; and to reduce the Minimum Lot Width from 160 feet to 20 feet; Section 10.33 Subdivision Control; Primary Plat – to waive section requirements; and Section 10.34 Subdivision Control; Secondary Plat – to waive section requirements, all in order to build a residential home located on the following described property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land in the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 34 North, Range 6 West of the Second Principal Meridian in Porter County, Indiana, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a cast iron monument marking the Northeast corner of said Quarter Quarter Section; thence South 00º24’28” East (assumed bearing), along the East line of said Quarter Quarter Section, 1029.49 feet to the Southeast corner of a parcel described and recorded in Deed Record 277, page 41, in the Office of the Recorder of Porter County, Indiana, and being the Northeast corner of a 20 foot wide strip of land described and recorded in Deed Record 362, page 01, in the Office of the Recorder of Porter County, Indiana, and also being a point which is 300.00 feet North of the Southeast corner of said Quarter Quarter Section; thence South 89º30’36” West, parallel with and 300.00 feet North of the South line of said Quarter Quarter Section, and also along the South line of said parcel described in Deed Record 277, page 41, and also along the North line of said strip of land described in Deed Record 362, page 01, 450.00 feet to the Southwest corner of said parcel described in Deed Record 277, page 41, and also being the point of beginning; thence continuing South 89º30’36” West, along aforesaid line, 270.00 feet to an iron rod with a William J. Rensberger I.D. cap, also being the Southeast corner of a parcel of land described and recorded in Deed Record 436, page 05, in the Office of the Recorder of Porter County, Indiana; thence North 00º24’28” West, along the East line of said parcel described in Deed Record 436, page 05, 579.75 feet to an iron rod with a William J. Rensberger I.D. cap on the South line of a parcel of land described and recorded in Deed Record 258, page 138, in the Office of the Recorder of Porter County, Indiana; thence North 89º31’51” East, 270.00 feet to an iron rod with a William J. Rensberger I.D. cap on the line parallel with and 450.00 feet West of the East line of said Quarter Quarter Section; thence South 00º24’28” East, along said line, 579.65 feet to the point of beginning, and a parcel of land in the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 34 North, Range 6 West of the Second Principal Meridian in Porter County, Indiana more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a cast iron monument marking the Northeast corner of said Quarter Quarter Section; thence South 00º24’28” East (assumed bearing), along the East line of said Quarter Quarter Section, 1029.49 feet to a point which is 300.00 feet North of the Southeast corner of said Quarter Quarter Section, and the point of beginning; thence continuing South 00º24’28” East, along said East line, 20.00 feet; thence South 89º30’36” West, along a line parallel with and 280.00 feet north of the South line of said Quarter Quarter Section, 720.00 feet; thence North 00º24’28” West, 20.00 feet thence North 89º30’36” East, along a line parallel with and 300.00 feet North of the South line of said Quarter Quarter Section, 720.00 feet to the point of beginning.
GENERAL LOCATION: A parcel of land located at 394-1 S. CR 200 W., in Porter Township, Porter County, Indiana.
Written suggestions to said proposed Use Variance may be filed with the Executive Director of the Porter County Plan Commission before such public hearing and/or verbal statements relating thereto will be heard at the above-designated time and place. A copy of the file is available for public view at the Plan Commission office.
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA
Raymond S. Joseph Jr., Planner
(August 3, 2010)

Porter County BZA, Petitioner: Ranus

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED VARIANCE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Zoning Appeals of the County of Porter, Indiana, will hold a public hearing on the 18th of August, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Porter County Administration Center, 155 Indiana Avenue, Suite 205, Valparaiso, Indiana to consider the petition of David and Sue Ranus, 54 S. 450 E., Valparaiso, seeking Variances from the Unified Development Ordinance: Section 2.08 A-1 District Development Standards; Minimum Side Setback – Accessory Structure – requesting a reduction of a side setback, from 30 ft. to 4 feet; and Section 5.04 AS-01 Accessory Structure; General – (F) Placement; to construct a 36 ft by 52 ft detached accessory structure in the front yard of a residence, in a General Agricultural District, on a parcel located on the following described property:
A parcel of land in the SW 1/4 of Section 3, Township 34 North, Range 5 West of the 2nd P.M. in Morgan Township, Porter County, Indiana, described as follows: Beginning at the NE corner of said SW 1/4; thence South along the East line of said SW 1/4, a distance of 290.00 feet; thence West parallel with the North line of said SW 1/4, a distance of 300.00 feet; thence North parallel with the East line of said SW 1/4, a distance of 290.00 feet to said North line; thence East along the North line, 300.00 feet to the point of beginning. Contains 2 acres more or less.
GENERAL LOCATION: A parcel of land located at 54 S. 450 E., in Morgan Township, Porter County, Indiana.
Written suggestions to said proposed Use Variance may be filed with the Executive Director of the Porter County Plan Commission before such public hearing and/or verbal statements relating thereto will be heard at the above-designated time and place. A copy of the file is available for public view at the Plan Commission office.
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA
Raymond S. Joseph Jr., Planner
(August 3, 2010)

Porter County BZA, Petitioner: Pratt

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED VARIANCE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Zoning Appeals of the County of Porter, Indiana, will hold a public hearing on the 18th of August, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Porter County Administration Center, 155 Indiana Avenue, Suite 205, Valparaiso, Indiana to consider the petition of Roy and Diana Pratt, 447 E. U.S. Hwy 6, Valparaiso, seeking a Variance from the Unified Development Ordinance: Section 5.04 AS-01 Accessory Structure; General – (F) Placement; to construct a 24 ft by 30 ft detached garage in the front yard of a residence, in a Rural Residential District, on a parcel located on the following described property:
DESCRIPTION
The East 1/2 of the South 35 acres of the East 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 22, Township 36 North, Range 5 West of the Second Principal Meridian, in Porter County, Indiana, except the South 32 rods of the West 10 rods thereof, and except the West 220 feet as measured along the North line of said parcel, also excepting a parcel of land in the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 22, Township 36 North, Range 5 West of the Second Principal Meridian in Porter County, Indiana. More particularly described as:  Commencing at the Southeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of Section 22; thence North 87 degrees 36 minutes 11 seconds West along the South line of the Southwest Quarter, 447.00 feet to the point of beginning, said point being 215.00 feet East of the West line of the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence continuing North 87 degrees 36 minutes 11 seconds West along said South line of the Southwest Quarter, 50.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 05 minutes 55 seconds East, and parallel with the West line of the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter 528.00 feet; thence North 87 degrees 36 minutes 11 seconds West and parallel with the South line of the Southwest Quarter, 165.00 feet to the West line of the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence North 00 degrees 05 minutes 55 seconds East along said West line of the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, 624.52 feet to the North line of the South 35 acres of the East Half of the Southwest Quarter; thence South 87 degrees 36 minutes 11 seconds East along the North line of said 35 acres, 215.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 05 minutes 55 seconds West and parallel with the West line of the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, 1152.52 feet to the point of beginning, AND ALSO EXCEPTING a parcel of land in the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 22, Township 36 North, Range 5 West of the Second Principal Meridian more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of  Section 22; thence North 87 degrees 36 minutes 11 seconds West along the South line of the Southwest Quarter 350 feet to the point of beginning said point being 312 feet East of the West line of the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; thence North 00 degrees 05 minutes 55 seconds East and parallel with the West line of the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter 800 feet; thence South 87 degrees 36 minutes 11 seconds East parallel with the South line of the Southwest Quarter 350 feet to the East line of the Southwest Quarter; thence North 00 degrees 05 minutes 38 seconds East and along the East line of the Southwest Quarter a distance of 352.53 feet; thence North 87 degrees 36 minutes 11 seconds West 446.91 feet; thence South 00 degrees 55 minutes 05 seconds West 1152.52 feet to the point of beginning.
GENERAL LOCATION: A parcel of land located at 447 E. U.S. Hwy 6, in Jackson Township, Porter County, Indiana.
Written suggestions to said proposed Use Variance may be filed with the Executive Director of the Porter County Plan Commission before such public hearing and/or verbal statements relating thereto will be heard at the above-designated time and place. A copy of the file is available for public view at the Plan Commission office.
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA
Raymond S. Joseph Jr., Planner
(August 3, 2010)

2009 Valparaiso Community School Annual Financial Report

2009 Valparaiso Community Schools Annual Financial Report

Town of Porter, proposed sewer rates and charges

NOTICE OF A HEARING ON PROPOSED RATES AND CHARGES
Property owners, ratepayers and other interested parties in or served or to be served by the sewage works of the Town of Porter are hereby notified that Ordinance No. 2010-08, establishing rates and charges for services to be rendered by the sewage works, was introduced at a meeting of the Town Council held on July 27, 2010.  At a meeting of the Town Council to be held 7:00 p.m., on August 24, 2010, in the Town Council Chambers at the Town Hall, Town of Porter, 303 Franklin Street, Porter, Indiana, there will be a public hearing on the Ordinance No. 2010-08, which provides in part as follows:
(1) All Class I Users
(a) Treatment Rate per one thousand (1,000) gallons of usage per month.
User Charge    Plus  $9.25
(b) Base Rate per month:
5/8” –  3/4”    water meter       $21.03
1” water meter              46.57
1-1/4” – 1-1/2” water meter  103.03
2” water meter                     175.03
3” water meter            397.17
4” water meter            705.11
6” water meter         1,577.47
8” water meter                   2,808.93
(2) For users of the sewage works that are unmetered water users or if accurate meter readings are not available, the monthly charge shall be determined by equivalent single family dwelling units, except herein provided. Sewage service bills shall be rendered once each month, or for a period equaling a month. The schedule on which the rates and charges shall be determined is as follows:
User Charge
Residential:
Single-family residence/unit $67.28
Apartments, condominiums
and townhouses/unit               50.46
Mobile home court/space available for rent                   50.46
Duplexes/building             117.74
Commercial:
Retail establishments:
First four employees               67.28
Each additional employee over four                   16.82
Gasoline service stations:
First four employees               67.28
Each additional employee over four                   16.82
Each car wash bay             134.56
Laundromats
and washeterias/washer         67.28
Motels, rooming houses and similar establishments:
Per room available              33.64
Restaurants, drive-ins, bars and organizations with eating and/or drinking facilities:
Per seat available, or                6.73
Per employee              50.46
(Billings to be computed using both methods and the user shall be billed the higher amount)
Institutions:
Schools per pupil enrolled (five–day school week)                                6.73
Churches and other religious organizations without eating and/or drinking facilities:
For each 200 members, or fraction thereof                                 67.28
Governmental:
Offices:
First four employees              67.28
Each additional employee over four                  16.82
Industrial:
Manufacturing – unmetered:
First four employees             67.28
Each additional employee over four                 10.09
(Any industry with industrial process effluent discharge into the sanitary sewage system shall install, operate and maintain, at the user’s expense, a measuring device satisfactory to the Town for the measurement of the volume of flow discharged for sanitary sewers and shall be charged for the quantity of flow under Section 1[b]).
At such hearing and prior to final adoption of said ordinances all interested parties may appear and be heard.  A copy of Ordinance No. 2010-08 may be examined at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer.
Dated this 27th day of July, 2010.
/s/ Carol Pomeroy, Clerk-Treasurer
(August 2, 9, 2010)

Town of Porter, Notice to Bidders, Town Hall Sidewalk Project

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
TOWN OF PORTER
Sealed BIDS for the Town of Porter 2010 Town Hall Sidewalk Project will be received by the Town Council at the office of the Clerk Treasurer, 303 Franklin St., Porter, IN 46304, until 2:00 p.m., prevailing time, on August 10, 2010. Bids may be delivered or mailed to be read aloud during a special meeting on August 10, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. prevailing time.
The contract documents, including specifications can be obtained at the office of Duneland Group, Inc., located at 1498 Pope Court in Chesterton, IN 46304.
Proposals must be submitted on the proposal form included in the Contract documents. Proposals shall include a fully executed copy of Indiana Standard Form 96, which the contractor shall provide. Furthermore, proposals shall include the Contractor’s Statement of Non-Discrimination.
Proposals shall be accompanied by a certified check or Bank Draft payable to the Town of Porter or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the bidder and a surety company in an amount equal to 10% of the Bid as a guarantee that the bidder, if the bid is accepted, will execute and file the proposed Contract and Bonds within ten days after the award of the Contract. The Certified Check or Bank Draft will be returned to the bidders immediately after the signing of the Contract by the Town.
A performance Bond in the amount of 125% of the total Contract price will be required of the successful bidder. In addition, a Labor and Material Payment Bond in the sum of not less than 100% of the total Contract amount will also be required of the successful bidder as well as two (2) year Guaranty (Maintenance) Bond in the amount of 20% of the final contract amount.
The Town of Porter reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities in bidding, and to award a Contract in the best interests of the Town. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the date set for the opening thereof.
It is contemplated that, upon opening, bids will be referred to Town of Porter Staff for review with the awarding of the bids to take place at a later meeting.
By: Carol Pomeroy
Clerk Treasurer, Town of Porter
(August 2, 2010)

Portage Towship Schools 2010 Budget

Portage Township Schools_2010_BUDGET

Porter County Airport Notice to Contractors/Improvement Project 2010

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
PORTER COUNTY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT – 2010
The Porter County Municipal Airport Authority, Valparaiso, IN will receive sealed bids for the following project until 4:30 p.m., local time, on the 16th day of August, 2010, at the Terminal Building, Porter County Municipal Airport, 4207, Murvihill Rd. Valparaiso, IN 46383, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. A Pre-bid Conference will be held at the airport at 1:00 p.m., local time, on the 9th day of August, 2010. Bids to be mailed shall be addressed to the attention of the Porter County Municipal Airport Authority; 4207, Murvihill Rd. Valparaiso, IN 46383, and will be clearly marked “Sealed Bids, DO NOT OPEN”.
The construction consists of a Base Bid and three Additive Bids. The Base Bid consists of airfield marking enhancements and “R/W 18-36” edge lighting improvements. Additive Bids 1, 2 and 3 consist of additional airfield marking enhancements and all other work as described in the plans and specifications.
The Contract Documents including the Construction Plans, Specifications and Bid Proposal are to be on file beginning on July 27, 2010, at the Airport Director’s Office of the Porter County Municipal Airport and at the office of Woolpert, Inc., 7635 Interactive Way, Suite 100; Indianapolis, Indiana, 46278. Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained for the non-refundable cost of document reproduction and shipping, from Reprographics Inc., 437 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM by telephone at 317-637-3377 or online at http://www.reprographix.com.
A certified check or bank draft payable to the Porter County Municipal Airport Authority, Valparaiso, IN, or a satisfactory bid bond, executed by the Bidder and an approved surety company in an amount not less than five (5) percent of the bid, shall be submitted with each bid.
(1) The Bidder (Proposer) must supply all the information required by the bid on proposal forms.
(2) The bids shall be based upon rates of wages at least as high as the minimum rates established by the wage rate determination.
The Porter County Municipal Airport Authority, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 State. 252, 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, Minority Business Enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex and consideration for an award. MBE’s interested in participating in the construction program and bidding upon the project, upon request, will be supplied with information or plans and specifications desired.
The Owner is cognizant of the time limitation for awarding contracts and giving Notice to Proceed pursuant to IC 36-1-12-6. However, due to the time requirements anticipated for obtaining approval of appropriate public agencies, and other required procedures, it is possible that the contract cannot be finally executed and Notice to Proceed be given until 90 days following the opening of the bids. Accordingly, bidders should be prepared to grant an appropriate extension of time pursuant to IC 36-1-12-6 at the time of making the tentative award to the lowest responsible bidder as determined by the Owner.
No Bidder may withdraw its bid after the bid has been opened. The Porter County Municipal Airport Authority, Valparaiso, Indiana, reserves the right to waive any informalities in bidding and to reject any and all bids.
Porter County Municipal Airport Authority
Mr. Paul Chael, President
(July 30, August 6, 2010)

Chesterton Ordinance 2010-10

ORDINANCE 2010-10
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF
CHESTERTON,  PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA,
REGULATING VEHICULAR TRAFFIC WITHIN THE TOWN
WHEREAS, Indiana Code authorizes municipalities to impose restrictions on the 
operation of vehicles upon highways under their jurisdiction; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Chesterton Street Commissioner has recommended the adoption 
of the vehicle weight restrictions contained in this Ordinance to promote the 
health, safety and public welfare of the residents of the Town of Chesterton, 
and to prevent the accelerated deterioration of the highways and streets 
affected by this Ordinance; and
WHEREAS, the Chesterton Town Council has studied the matter and now concurs in 
the recommendation of its Street Commissioner.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town 
of Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana, as follows:
SECTION ONE: No person shall operate any vehicle having a gross vehicle weight, 
with load, in excess of thirty-six thousand (36,000) pounds on County Road 1050N 
between State Road 149 and County Road 200W or on County Road 200W as such is 
contained within the Town limits of the Town of Chesterton.
SECTION TWO: The Town of Chesterton Street Commissioner is authorized and 
directed to erect signs specifying the restrictions set forth in this Ordinance 
on the portions of streets and highways affected by the terms of this Ordinance 
and at intersecting streets and highways and to remove them upon the expiration 
of the effective dates of this Ordinance.
SECTION THREE: The restrictions contained in this Ordinance shall not apply to 
vehicles making local deliveries.  For the purposes of this Ordinance, vehicles 
making local deliveries shall be defined as vehicles delivering or picking up 
goods at locations which are situated on or immediately adjacent to the portions 
of the streets and highways identified in this Ordinance.
SECTION FOUR: Violations of the traffic regulations set forth in this Ordinance 
shall be included on Appendix B to the Chesterton Town Code and processed, for 
first time offenders, through the Ordinance Violations Bureau with a fine of two 
hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) to be assessed.  In the event the fine is not 
paid within thirty (30) days from the offense, the matter shall be filed with a 
Court of competent jurisdiction and the general penalty provision of said Code, 
found at Section 1-9, shall apply.  Any subsequent violations of this Ordinance 
by the violator shall subject said violator to the general penalty provision of 
said Code found at Section 1-9.  All amounts collected pursuant to this section 
shall be deposited in the Town General Fund. 
SECTION FIVE: This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect on August 13, 
2010, after its adoption and publication as required by law and shall remain in 
effect thereafter for a period of ninety (90) days.
ALL OF WHICH IS PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Chesterton Town Council this 26th day 
of July, 2010.
CHESTERTON TOWN COUNCIL
By: Jeff Trout,  President
Emerson DeLaney
Nicholas G.  Walding
James G. Ton
ATTEST: Gayle S. Polakowski,
Clerk-Treasurer
(July 29, 2010)

Chesterton Ordinance 2010-09

ORDINANCE 2010 -09
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CHESTERTON TOWN COUNCIL AMENDING THE
CHESTERTON TOWN CODE
WHEREAS, the Chesterton Utility Service Board has experienced an increase in the 
amount of delinquent sanitary sewer utility bills for rental properties located 
within the Town of Chesterton; and
WHEREAS, under Indiana law, charges for sanitary sewer service are chargeable 
against the property served and remain the legal responsibility of the owner of 
the property; and 
WHEREAS, the Chesterton Utility Service Board has recommended an amendment to 
the Chesterton Town Code to make a change to the manner in which rental 
properties are billed for sanitary sewer service; and
WHEREAS, the Chesterton Town Council has reviewed the matter and now concurs in 
the recommendation of the Utility Service Board, believing it to be in the best 
interests of the Town.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED by the Chesterton Town Council 
as follows:
SECTION ONE. Section 25-86(B) of the Chesterton Town Code shall be amended and 
hereafter read as follows:
B. The rates and charges will be billed to the owner of the real estate 
serviced.
SECTION TWO. Funds currently held in the utility service deposit fund 
established pursuant to Section 25-97 of the Chesterton Town Code which have 
been deposited by individuals or entities other than owners of property and are 
being held by the Town pursuant to Section 25-95 of the Chesterton Town Code 
shall be distributed to the depositor on January 1, 2011, less any sewer charges 
and penalties chargeable to the property for which the deposit is being held.
SECTION THREE. Effective January 1, 2011, Section 25-95 of the Chesterton Town 
Code shall be deleted in its entirety.
SECTION FOUR. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after 
its adoption and publication as required by law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Chesterton Town Council, Porter County, Indiana, this 
26th day of July, 2010.
CHESTERTON TOWN COUNCIL
By: Jeff Trout,  President
Emerson DeLaney
Nicholas G.  Walding
James G. Ton
ATTEST: Gayle S. Polakowski,
Clerk-Treasurer
(July 29, 2010)

Chesterton Ordinance 2010-08

ORDINANCE 2010- 08
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CHESTERTON TOWN COUNCIL AMENDING ORDINANCE NO.  98-23 WHICH 
IS AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
BE IT, AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED by the Chesterton Town Council as follows:
WHEREAS, on January 18, 1998, the Chesterton Town Council adopted No.  98-23 
approving a planned unit development district for approximately 22.5 acres 
located generally north of Indian Boundary Road and east of State Road 49, which 
is now owned by the petitioner, EVAM, LLC, an Indiana limited liability company; 
and 
WHEREAS, Ordinance No.98-23 was amending pursuant to the petition of the owner 
of the subject real estate on August 25, 2003 under Ordinance No.2003-16; and 
WHEREAS, petitioner, EVAM, LLC, has requested that the Chesterton Town Council 
approve an amendment to Ordinance No.  98-23, as previously amended by Ordinance 
2003-16, and a public hearing has been held as required by law by the Chesterton 
Advisory Plan Commission; and 
WHEREAS, the Chesterton Advisory Plan Commission has certified the request of 
petitioner with a favorable recommendation to amend Ordinance No.98-23; 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED by the Chesterton Town Council 
that Ordinance No. 98-23 shall be amended as follows:
SECTION 1: Section 7.b. and Exhibit “D” of Ordinance No. 98-23 shall be amended 
to permit, as an additional permitted use, a dry cleaning establishment with an 
environmentally friendly on-site cleaning plant in accordance with and 
conditioned upon the following criteria:
a. The dry-cleaning solvent used on the site shall be biodegradable.
b. No excess dry-cleaning solvent containers shall be stored on-site. 
c. The dry-cleaning machine shall be a sealed unit which attempts to recycle all 
of the dry-cleaning solvent used.
d. The dry-cleaning solvent filter shall be disposed of by a licensed disposal 
company.
e. The dry-cleaning machine shall have a safety catch basin which could hold up 
to one hundred percent (100%) by volume of the dry-cleaning solvent. 
The operating manual and safety manual for the dry-cleaning machine shall be 
on-site and a copy provided to the town’s staff. 
SECTION 2: The remainder of Ordinance No. 98-23, as previously amended by 
Ordinance 2003-16, shall remain in full force and effect.
SECTION 3: Any violation of this planned unit development district ordinance 
along with that of Ordinance No. 98-23 as previously amended, shall constitute a 
violation of the Chesterton Town Code punishable by a fine from $1.00 to 
$2,500.00 per violation for each day said violation exists in accordance with 
the General Penalty Provisions found in Section 1-9 of the Chesterton Town Code. 

SECTION 4: This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its 
adoption and publication as required by law.  
ALL OF WHICH IS PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Chesterton Town Council this 26th day 
of  July , 2010.
CHESTERTON TOWN COUNCIL
By: Jeff Trout , President
Emerson DeLaney
Nick Walding
James G. Ton
ATTEST: Gayle S. Polakowski,
Clerk-Treasurer
(July 29, 2010)