Commissioner John Schnadenberg is gearing up for a third round of roadwork.
reported at Monday night’s Town Council meeting, three projects are slated:
--West Indiana Ave.
from South Calumet Road to South Fifth Street, a re-pave folded into the
angled parking project, in which angled spaces will replace the parallel
ones on the north side of West Indiana Ave. in the 100 and the 300 blocks.
The parallel spaces in front of Westchester Public Library will be left as
(1050N) from Kelle Drive to 200E, in Coffee Creek Center.
--And 200E from
Sidewalk Road to Harrington Drive.
Department crews have been installing ADA ramps along West Porter Ave. and
replacing sidewalks elsewhere:
Second Street (about which Member Lloyd Kittredge, R-2nd, had good words:
“Thanks to the Street Department for the great job on Second Street. I’ve
had compliments about it.”)
Street and East Morgan Ave.
Indiana Ave. from Wilson Street to Landman Street.
In other business,
members voted unanimously to re-up a rental agreement with the CSX railroad
for use of its right-of-way in the area of Indian Boundary Road and North
Calumet Road. The agreement, for an annual payment of $650, permits the town
to maintain the landscaping of the sliver of land.
“It’s a nice
entrance into the town and I’d hate to see it going to seed,” observed
Member Jim Ton, R-1st.
Commissioner Mark O’Dell reported that occupancy permits have been issued
for the Chesterton Montessori School--under new ownership and at its new
location in the former Methodist Activity Center (the former Bethlehem
Lutheran Church), 135 Lincoln Ave.--following an inspection by himself and
Fire Chief John Jarka. “The owner of the property was good to work with,”
An occupancy permit
was also issued to Radiant Studios Salon Suites and Spa, 851 Indian Boundary
Road, again following an inspection. An ancillary business, Theta State
Flotation, will operate a sensory deprivation tank there, when it opens
later this summer, O’Dell said.
Finally, earth is
being moved and graded at the Springdale planned unit development, located
south of 1050N and immediately west of Abercrombie Woods, O’Dell said.
Superintendent Bruce Mathias reported that the splash pad is running very
well, following repairs on its control vault.
“It’s great to see
that splash pad busy again,” noted Member Nate Cobbs, R-4th.
“Oh, it’s busy,”
RR Quiet Zone
Ton took a moment
at the end of the meeting to announce that proposals, in response to the
request for proposals for a feasibility study of a railroad quiet zone in
the Downtown, are due Aug. 26.
“So we’ll see what
we get,” Ton said. “There has been interest.”