about an ongoing Family Brick Fundraiser that will generate funds for
additional amenitites like a patio at the Lakeland Park gazebo.
Plans for the June
28 Footloose 5K run/kids run also are posted on the website. 1980’s-themed
music and events will be offered into the night capped by a fireworks show.
Phantom Fireworks has donated $1,000 in fireworks, said Barnes, and
additional donations are welcome.
It was announced
applications are due June 30 from town residents seeking a town-sponsored
scholarship to help defer the cost of study at an upper-level educational
institution. Applications can be obtained at the town hall or at Chesterton
The highest of
three offers was accepted Wednesday for the sale of a decommissioned 2008
Chevy Impala town police car. McGee had the highest quote at $3,703. He
abstained on all votes related to the decommission and sale.
Also during the
resolution was adopted 5-0 declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
marshal Mike Heckman reported 387 incidents were handled in March as well as
seven vehicle crashes, six of them resulting in property damage and one
personal injury. Seventeen arrests were made, all for misdemeanors. Fifty
tickets were written.
* Weibl said
consultant Weaver Boos, which recently completed a $10,000 study that will
guide town development, is helping the town seek a ped-and-pedal grant to
fund a hike/bike trail to link those in Portage and Porter.
* McGee asked
if town department heads are devising a plan to avoid future flooding in the
town hall, which occurrred earlier this spring. Street superintendent Randy
Skalku said prices are being obtained for a drainage system to divert water
that flows off the parking lot; temporary diversion measures are in place
warned residents not to feed wildlife like raccoons and squirrels that can
get inside homes and pose a health threat to pets.
said he hopes a draft contract with Porter Regional Hospital governing its
lease of space in the town fire station to house its ALS ambulance will be
available before the May 14 council meeting. Porter has been working out of
the station since Feb. 1.