Paving on the north
side of the Town of Porter is done.
stretches of Eugene Street, Johnson Street, and 25th Place remain
uncompleted, Public Works Director Michael Barry reported to the Town
Council at its meeting Tuesday night.
The contractor is
expected to return next week to finish the job, Barry said.
In other business,
members agreed by consensus to authorize Barry to advertise to fill the
vacant position of unlimited equipment operator.
Barry assured the
council that it’s not a new position, just an empty one.
And Barry reported
that the Public Works Department has taken delivery of a new pickup with a
crew cab and an eight-foot bed.
The pickup has
already been equipped with lights and will soon be fitted with a plow and
Director Brian Bugajski reported that the ninth annual Porter’s Perfect Pint
event in Hawthorne Park went swimmingly. In particular he expressed his
gratitude to the Tilden and Flores families for their valuable assistance
and to all the volunteers.
“One of the
smoothest we ever ran,” Bugajski said. “After nine years we got it figured
Fire Chief Jay
Craig also expressed his gratitude to those who donated items to, and helped
with the organization of, the silent auction, proceeds from which benefit
Good Luck, Sailor
announced that firefighter Liz Perez has left the PFD and joined the U.S.
Navy. Perez is currently in boot camp and plans to work in intelligence.
“She shipped off a
few weeks ago,” Craig said.
Members wished her
the best in her new career.
Police Chief Jamie
Spanier took a moment to urge motorists to use extra care during
trick-or-treat, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in Porter and in the
other two Tri-Towns as well.
“It’s going to be
dark for most of that time,” Spanier noted. “I’m asking everybody to slow
down and be careful of the kids.”