Park Superintendent Bruce Mathias reported to the Town Council on Monday
what the Chesterton Tribune reported on Friday: that the main
playground structures at Dunes Friendship Land at West Morgan Ave. and
Fifth Street are all being removed.
told the council that, following a certified playground inspection, it was
determined that structures are hazardous, with more than 150 problems
which “aren’t even repairable.”
better to replace the equipment” than try to fix it, Mathias noted. “As
a safety issue, it’s just not good.”
removal of the structures was scheduled to begin on Monday and the area
has been closed to the public. The pre-school section of Dunes Friendship
Land will remain open.
Park Department said last week that the structures could be replaced this
Scout Project at Vietnam War Memorial
other business, Town Manager Bernie Doyle reported that Logan Castro, a
Boy Scout with Troop 908, will be removing an accumulation of brush and
debris from the Vietnam War Memorial at the ambulance barn at Ind. 49 and
East Porter Ave. as part of his Eagle Scout project.
have been made with the Porter County Commissioners--which own and
administer the property--to give Castro access to the site.
will haul the brush to roadside, where a Street Department crew will
collect it for disposal, Doyle said.
Building Commissioner Dave Novak announced that he has formally received
his certification as a commercial building inspector.
is now certified as both a residential and commercial inspector.