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Apply now for seats on municipal boards

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By KEVIN NEVERS

The Town of Chesterton needs you, to serve on its municipal boards.

The deadline by which to apply for board seats opening at the end of 2014 is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

Submit your letter of application to the Clerk-Treasurerís Office, now located at the municipal complex at 1490 Broadway.

As always, incumbents who wish to re-apply for their current seats must also submit a formal letter of application.

The Town Council will interview all new applicants--but not incumbents--at a special meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at the town hall.

For the purpose of a board appointment, a personís political affiliation is determined by the ballot pulled in the last two primary elections in which he or she voted.

The open seats:

* Board of Zoning Appeals, two openings, presidential appointment: one applicant must be a member of the Advisory Plan Commission, the other must not be a planner; and one applicant must be a Republican, Democrat, or Independent, while the other must be a Democrat or Independent.

* Park and Recreation Board, one opening, presidential appointment: applicant must be either Republican or Democrat.

* Plan Commission, two openings, presidential appointment: must be either Republican, Democrat, or Independent.

* Police Commission, one opening, council appointment: must be either Republican, Democrat, or Independent.

* Stormwater Management Board, one opening, council appointment: must be either Republican, Democrat, or Independent.

* Utility Service Board, two openings, presidential appointment (three-year) and council appointment (two-year): must be either Democrat or Independent.

* Redevelopment Commission, five openings, three presidential appointments and two council.

* Economic Development, five openings, four presidential appointments and one Porter County Council appointment.

* Tax Abatement Advisory Committee, five openings, council appointments.

* Tree Board, one opening, council appointment.

 

Posted 11/25/2014