The Town of Porter
may have saved approximately $30,000 or more by reusing equipment rather
than buying it new.
The Town Council
approved a change-order Tuesday adding $4,770 to the cost of upgrading and
relocating a spare back-up generator from the former Porter Avenue sewer
lift station to the Triangle lift station.
Doing so brings the
Triangle generator project to just under $19,000 when it would have cost
$50,000 to $60,000 to purchase a new back-up generator, said town director
of development Michael Barry.
A new Porter Avenue
lift station with its own generator was built last year and is now in
Recycling by the
Park Department was recognized at Tuesday's council meeting as LaRae Dykstra
of Metro Recycling presented park director Brian Bugajski with an oversized
check for $125 as proceeds from a joint recycling effort this summer in the
reminded the public of Friday's 8 p.m. free outdoor showing of The Sandlot,
a baseball-themed family movie at the Hawthorne Park ballfield. Free popcorn
will be served. Bugajski thanked Westchester Public Library for the use of
its projector and outdoor screen.
Porter Parks also
will host Porter's Perfect Pint brewfest Oct. 11 as well as three painting
classes this month. For more information visit the Park Department at