It is now illegal
to park anything but an electric vehicle (EV) in either of the two specially
painted spaces in front of the ChargePoint EV charging station in the 100
block of Broadway, on the north side of the road adjacent to Thomas
At its meeting
Monday night, the Town Council voted unanimously, on the Police Commission’s
recommendation, to declare an enforceable parking ban, in those two reserved
spaces, on vehicles powered by internal combustion engines.
station was opened in June. It’s a $7,000 piece of infrastructure which the
Northern Indiana Public Service Company provided free, after the town agreed
to pay half the cost of installing it--up to $3,000--under NIPSCO’s
IN-Charge Electric Vehicle program.
Re: Amendment to
Coffee Creek Center PUD
In other business,
an agenda foul-up prevented the council from taking formal action on a
proposed amendment to the planned unit development ordinance governing the
4th addition to Coffee Creek Center.
amendment--previously endorsed by a 4-1 vote of the Advisory Plan
Commission--has been requested by Michael Sakich and Jon Hicks, who want to
develop an upscale apartment complex dubbed Conservancy Point in the 4th
Addition, on land located east of Kelle Drive, south of Rail Road, north of
Sidewalk Road, and west of the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve.
The chief change in
the PUD would be a reduction in the permitted density of that acreage, from
204 residential units to 170. The lone planner who voted against endorsing
the PUD amendment, Tom Kopko, did so on the ground that the density
reduction should have been greater still.
On Monday, though,
council members, taking note of the $800 to $2,000 monthly rental Sakich and
Hicks expect to charge, indicated that Conservancy Point is the right kind
of project for the 4th Addition.
“I’m happy to see a
middle- to upper-end development,” said Member Nick Walding, R-3rd. “That’s
what we’re looking to attract to that area.”
Addition to Harris
Welsh & Lukmann
Attorney Chuck Lukmann was very pleased to introduce the newest hire by
Harris Welsh & Lukmann: Connor Nolan, a graduate of the Valparaiso
University School of Law who has just passed the bar.