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Paving in Porter set to resume next week

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Paving on the north side of the Town of Porter is done.

But 200-foot 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.

Job Listing

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.

New Pickup

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 graphics.

Porter’s Perfect Pint

Meanwhile, Park 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 out.”

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 the PFD.

Good Luck, Sailor

Craig also 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.

Halloween Safety

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.”


Posted 10/23/2019




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