ation but the remobilization fee isn’t eligible
Efforts to obtain
right-of-way needed near Howe Road for access to the Brickyard Trail and its
pedestrian bridge over U.S. 20 were tied up in litigation dragging out the
already long-delayed project.
Also Tuesday the
RDC approved change-order No. 7 for the new Porter Avenue sewer lift
station, which has been online since last fall. The town will pay a net
$13,396 more for milling and resurfacing Porter Avenue from its north end
through the Michigan Street intersection; a $3,500 credit was applied for
the town having done some project demolition.
The date for
lift-station substantial completion also was extended to March 28 with
project manager Warren Thiede of Hass & Associates reporting the work is
done except for a new meter on Franklin Street.
Change-order No. 11
was OK’d on a 5-0 vote reconciling the final cost of Porter’s section of the
Dunes Kankakee Trail. The money will be reimbursed through the Northwest
Indiana Regional Development Authority, which supplied the funds for the
Vote was unanimous
as well to reimburse the Porter Park Department $503 for payments it made
this year on a John Deere equipment lease, and to pay the $251 per-month
lease payments for the remainder of 2014.
The RDC has an
agreement with the Park Department to maintain town hike/bike trails that
includes $5,000 a year for needed equipment.