lot of folks in Duneland are delighted that the Taj Indian Bistro--at 418
Roberts Road, east of Ind. 49 and south of Indian Boundary Road--has
re-opened its doors under new management.
the new owners still have the same problem the old ones did: the new
Franciscan Alliance ER department on Indian Boundary Road blocks a view of
the owners asked the Town Council at its meeting Monday night whether--for
three months only--they might erect a directional sign on municipal
right-of-way at the intersection of Indian Boundary Road and Roberts Road,
to give patrons a better indication of where the restaurant is.
agreed that so long as the sign is temporary, they have no objections. “If
they are trying to re-start a business that was there, I think we should
encourage it,” said Member Jim Ton, R-1st.
sign would be the same size as one erected at the site by the previous
owner. About that previous sign, Building Commissioner Dave Novak noted,
“Nobody ever complained about it.”
advised the owners to consult with Novak about the proper placement.
other business, and on Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg’s
recommendation, members voted 5-0 to reject the two asphalt bids opened at
their last meeting and to release the bid bonds.
reason: there’s an apples-to-apples issues, Schnadenberg said, in which
Rieth-Riley Construction Company was the low bidder for surface,
intermediate, and base; but Walsh & Kelly was the low bidder for tack
coat and surface milling.
it depends on how much tack coat and milling we need to do,”
asphalt specs will be modified and re-advertised, with opening at the
council’s May 13 meeting.
for the Vacation
members voted 5-0 to schedule a public hearing at their next meeting,
April 22, on the petition of Dale and Caroline Kaiser of 327 S. 19th St.
and Mark Moldenhauer of 403 S. 19th St. for the vacation of an unimproved
right-of-way between their properties.
Engineer Mark O’Dell reported that there is in fact a 16-inch storm
sewer in the right-of-way and that a 15-foot easement on either side of it
would have to be part of any vacation. No building would be permitted on
Kaiser told the council that they have been maintaining the unimproved
right-of-way for 20 years and that she would like to have a bit more space
in her yard--including the erection of a fence--for gardening.