First it was
Culverís to take the plunge at Coffee Creek Center, behind the Speedway gas
station and across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn and the Bob Evans.
Now itís AJís
Pizza, which is currently seeking approval of a stormwater pollution
prevention plan (SWPPP) for construction of a new restaurant immediately
east of the Speedway, at the intersection of Gateway Blvd. and Matson Drive.
So MS4 Operator
Jennifer Gadzala reported at the Stormwater Management Boardís meeting on
The poplar AJís,
located at 150 E. U.S. Highway 6 in unincorporated Liberty Township, has
been serving pizza since 1982, according to its website.
has broken ground on its new restaurant on a site immediately north of the
Also in the early
stages of construction, Gadzala reported on Monday: Stone Meadows, a 25-lot
single-family subdivision located on the site of the old Victory Park, on
the south side of 1100N roughly across the street from Bethlehem Lutheran
11th Street Lift
In other business,
Associate Town Engineer Chris Nesper reported that general contractor G.E.
Marshall of Valparaiso has finished work on the stormwater lift station
which will drain a flood-prone alley in the area of 11th Street and West
The lift station is
not yet connected to electric, Nesper said, and Town Engineer Mark OíDell is
currently working with NIPSCO to arrange a hook-up.
But in a heavy rain
event, Nesper added, the lift station could be operated with the assistance
of a portable generator.
G.E. Marshallís won
the contract for the job with a low bid of $153,920.
The lift station is
similar to the one which now drains the alley behind Valís Famous Pizza &
Grinders at 11th Street and Broadway. Both lift stations pump runoff to a
stormwater sewer on Lincoln Ave.
Fishing at the MEWE
told the board that she will be teaching kids to fish at the first annual
MEWE Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Coffee Creek Center.
ďIím going to be
teaching kids how to fish and the importance of keeping the water clean for
the fish,Ē Gadzala said.
The MEWE Fest is
being held in partnership with the Duneland Family YMCA and the Discovery
Charter School and is intended to promote the creation of a healthy
environment and healthy people, with a how-to extravaganza in