But, he added, be aware of the jurisdiction in which the pothole is located.
The Chesterton Street Department won’t be patching holes in one of the other
Tri-Towns or in unincorporated county.
Ind. 49 Signage
Schnadenberg did take a quick moment on Monday to alert members to the new
signage posted along Ind. 49 marking cross streets like Indian Boundary Road
and 1100N. That signage, he said, was erected by the Indiana Department of
Transportation at the request of Member Jim Ton, R-1st.
Ton, for his part, thanked his friends at the Northwestern Indiana Regional
Planning Commission for working with him on the signage.
Unused Vacation Time
In other business, members voted 4-0 to approve the request of
Clerk-Treasurer Stephanie Kuziela for authorization to pay five department
heads for vacation time not used in 2013, per the Personnel Policy Manual,
which permits such compensation for up to 80 hours of unused time.
Schnadenberg will be reimbursed for 80 hours; Police Chief Dave Cincoski for
80 hours; Fire Chief Mike Orlich for 72 hours; Town Engineer Mark O’Dell for
50 hours; and Town Manager Bernie Doyle for 48 hours.
Member Sharon Darnell, D-4th, was not in attendance.
Members also voted 4-0 to appoint Paul Tharp to an open seat on the Tax
Abatement Advisory Board.
Knights of Columbus
Tootsie Roll Drive
Members voted 4-0 as well to authorize the Knights of Columbus to hold their
annual Tootsie Roll fundraiser on Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7, on
the sidewalk in front of the Downtown Branch of Centier Bank and at the
European Market, the latter location subject to the approval of the Duneland
Chamber of Commerce.
Fire Chief Mike Orlich reported that the CFD’s ladder truck, damaged on Dec.
23 when it inadvertently struck an overhead power line during a routine
check, will be repaired either this week or next.
Welcome, Clerk-Treasurer Kuziela
Members Emerson DeLaney, R-5th, and Jeff Trout, R-2nd, both took a moment at
the end of the meeting officially to welcome Kuziela, who was elected
Clerk-Treasurer late last year by a Republican Party caucus to succeed Gayle
Polakowski, who retired effect Dec. 31.