Redevelopment Commission is in a holding pattern, as it waits for spring
--and for the CSX railroad.
At its meeting
Monday night, Mike Jabo of DLZ reported that work on the Ind. 49 corridor
project is all but completed, with a few odds and ends --like landscape
restoration --still left to do when the weather breaks, whenever that will
Engineer Mark O’Dell reported that the town is now waiting for CSX railroad
to approve an agreement which will permit access to its right-of-way at the
intersection of Indian Boundary Road and North Calumet Road, where the
traffic signal is set to be upgraded. The Northwestern Indiana Regional
Planning Commission is reimbursing the town 80 percent of the construction
and hard engineering costs of that upgrade, or $223,578, in an 80/20 split.
The town’s share of the $279,473 project: $55,895.
Members voted 5-0
to approve the following claims: $4,250 from DLZ; $3,261.50 from DLZ;
$481.25 from Harris Welsh & Lukmann; $251.80 from the Chesterton Tribune;
and $197.82 from Midwestern Electric Inc.