The Porter Town
Council heard no comments on either the proposed 2016 budget or the Town’s
easement sought by NIPSCO at Tuesday’s public hearings.
Instead, it heard
from Erik Wagner that Wagner’s Ribs donated $1,000 from its fundraiser held
the weekend of Sept. 11-13 to help the Porter Parks Department purchase
playground equipment for children. The business pledged $2 from every meal
sold that weekend.
repeat the fundraiser for the Oct. 16-18 weekend.
In other park news,
Parks Director Brian Bugajski said that Sunday is the “Paws in the Park”
charity event to raise funds for 2 year-old Luca Hahn, in Hawthorne Park
starting with a dog walk at 9 a.m. and food and entertainment from 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
reminded the Council that there will be an acrylic painting class at
Hawthorne’s Community Center on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. and the
“Perfect Pint” fundraiser for the Porter Fire Dept. and Parks Dept. will be
held Saturday, Oct. 10 in Hawthorne Park.
In other business
the Council did pass the revised 2015 employee salary ordinance moving up
one of their pay days to the end of December instead of January. It also
voted to accept the updates to the Town’s Floodplain ordinance which the
Federal Emergency Management Agency is requiring municipalities to do before
Now that the public
hearing has passed, the Council will set next month for adoption of the 2016
budgets. The Town’s General Fund is advertised at $2.3 million. The Council
has also favored giving a 3 percent raise to town employees in the 2016