The Porter County
Stormwater Management Board awarded contracts for two ditch cleaning
projects its meeting Tuesday morning.
Ahlgrim and Cobb Ditch, with work to begin this season.
The board also
solicited quotes--to be opened at a future meeting--for vegetation
maintenance on Block Ditch from C.R. 75W to C.R. 100W, Cornell Ditch from
C.R. 400W to C.R. 500W, Kithcart Ditch near C.R. 900S and C.R. 500W, and Dog
Lake Ditch from C.R. 900S to Cobb Creek. The maintenance will include tree
removal, mowing, and clearing.
In addition, the
Board will open quotes and award contracts for construction on Arm 12 of
Henderson Ditch, west of Fletcher Estates; and Arm 12 of Ludington Ditch
between C.R. 100W and C.R. 200W. Both Henderson and Ludington each require
reconstruction on a tilted drain.
In other business,
County Engineer Mike Novotney reported that the delay in the relocation of a
water main on Park Place in Wheeler is due to a dispute in ownership.
Indiana American Water Company was prepared to pay for the relocation of the
main, until it was discovered IAWC does not own it. County Surveyor Kevin
Breitzke says he is doing everything he can to advance the project and will
deliver an oral report on its progress at the next meeting, Dec. 12.
as well that the county is in the process of hiring a junior engineer to aid
in stormwater projects. The three most qualified applicants have been
interviewed and invitations for second interviews will be extended to two.
requested the Board’s approval to install a septic system perimeter drain
outlet on her property near Neimer Ditch, but her request was tabled because
the property lies within a flood zone.
meanwhile, requested and was granted assistance remedying drainage problems
in the Lake Eliza subdivision.