At its meeting
Monday night, the Chesterton Town Council voted unanimously to enact the
annual snow parking ban in the Downtown.
The snow ban took
effect at 2:01 a.m. today, as requested by Street Commissioner John
The ban prohibits
parking on select streets between 12 and 8 a.m. during or after snows of two
inches or more:
-- South Calumet
Road from Porter Ave. to the Norfolk Southern grade-crossing.
-- Broadway from
South Calumet Road to Sixth Street.
-- Second and Third
streets from Broadway to West Indiana Ave.
The parking ban is
intended to make snow-plowing easier and more effective. Signage will be
posted on the affected streets.
CPD Fleet Order
In other business,
and at Interim Police Chief Nick Brown's request, members voted unanimously
to authorize the purchase of four new squad cars in 2021.
Typically the CPD
acquires only three new vehicles in a year, but in addition to the usual
three a fourth vehicle is needed immediately.
Member Jim Ton,
R-1st--and liaison to the CPD--noted that there are "extraordinary
circumstances this year," as a squad car was taken out of service early in
2020 and never replaced.
Squad cars and all
other emergency vehicles are funded with moneys from Cumulative Capital
Development, an account with a dedicated property-tax rate.
voted unanimously, at Schnadenberg's request, to commit the funding match
required for the lastest 50/50 Community Crossings state infrastructure
grant awarded to the town.
announced the grant last week: $114,142.50, which will be used to repave
Rail Road between 100E and Dickinson Road; as well as Dickinson Road from
1100N to a point just south of East Porter Ave.
Schnadenberg's request, members voted unanimously to write off $493.67 in
uncollectable refuse and recycling fees.
Reserve Fire Engine
Interim Deputy Fire
Chief Nate Williams reported that the CFD's reserve engine--a 1992
International--has undergone repair and has been returned to service.
Since the total
loss of Engine 510 earlier this fall--struck by a semi at the intersection
of Ind. 49 and 1100N--the '92 International has become the main reserve for