Redevelopment Commission is eyeing about a quarter of a million dollars
worth of projects in the TIF district this year.
At their meeting
Monday night, members voted 4-0 to approve $35,000 in crack sealing, then
4-0 to approve $10,000 in sidewalk replacements and $15,000 in pavement
striping. Member Sharon Darnell was not in attendance.
advisement: around $159,000 in proposed paving projects.
Begin with crack
sealing. Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg wants to do approximately
$50,000 of it, with $35,000 from tax increment financing moneys and $15,000
from CEDIT. Main roadways slated for crack sealing are 23rd Street, 1100N,
West and East Porter Ave., Indian Boundary Road, North Calumet Road, Wabash
Ave., and Woodlawn Ave.
replacement projects are on tap: the east side of South Calumet Road from
Morgan Ave. north; and the east side of South Calumet Road from Porter Ave.
south. Total estimated cost: $10,000.
would like to refurbish pavement markings--center lines, stop bars,
directional arrows, edge lines--to the tune of $15,000.
The commission has
yet to approve Schnadenberg’s list of recommended paving projects:
* North Calumet
Road from Woodlawn Ave. to Taylor Street.
* Brown Ave. from
North Calumet Road to Third Street.
* East Indiana Ave.
from South Calumet Road to Lois Lane, including the public parking lot
adjacent to Coffee Creek Park and behind the South Calumet Road business
* East Morgan Ave.
from South Calumet Road to Wilson Street.
* The public
parking lot at Third Street and Broadway.
In other business,
Schnadenberg reported that Ellis Electric has installed LED lighting on two
of the decorative streetlights in the Downtown.
Schnadenberg expects LED lighting to cost considerably less, he has no usage
numbers at present. “It will probably take one to two years to recoup the
investment,” Schnadenberg said.
“I’m just guessing
it’s got to be cost-effective,” Member Jim Ton agreed. “But we’ll need to
see the numbers.”
Members voted 4-0
to approve two claims: $4,425 from Harris Welsh & Lukmann; and $3,129.10
from Ralston Paving.