The Chesterton Town
Council has awarded four contracts for the summer paving season.
All of them are
projects being partially funded by a 50/50 Community Crossings state
At their meeting
Monday night, members voted unanimously to award the following three
contracts to the lowest responsive and responsible quoter, Walsh & Kelly
* 100E from 1100N
to 1050N. Low quote: $83,218.40.
* West Porter Ave.
from South Calumet Road to South Eighth Street. Low quote: $107,755.75.
* 15th Street from
Woodlawn Ave. to Washington Ave. Low quote: $115,813.60.
Members also voted
unanimously to award to Rieth-Riley Construction Company Inc. the contract
for re-paving South Eighth Street from West Porter Ave. to Broadway. Low
The council will be
opening bids on two other Community Crossings projects at its Feb. 25
meeting: South 11th Street from Park Ave. to 1100N; and the replacement of
curbs on East Morgan Ave. from Coffee Creek Park to Roosevelt Street.
In other business,
members voted unanimously to open to all municipal employees a newly created
part-time position: special projects coordinator.
description: the special projects coordinator will report to the Town
Manager and Town Engineer for a wide range of projects intended to enhance
Chesterton’s economic, beautification, and vitalization goals; projects can
be proposed by anyone and will be vetted by the Town Manager and Town
Engineer; once a project has been identified, the coordinator’s
responsibility will be to facilitate it from concept design through
completion, designating or identifying funding for the project, working
closely with applicable department heads, seeking grant opportunities, and
making status presentations.
applicants must first confirm with their respective department heads whether
they would have the time to serve as special projects coordinator. The
council will make the appointment on an annual basis. The position pays
$2,500 in the first year, with a bump in the second year based on
performance to $5,000. Applications and resumes are now being accepted
through Friday, Feb. 8.
Be Careful in the
Kittredge, R-2nd, took a moment at the end of the meeting to urge folks to
take great care in the cold this week and noted that it only takes 10
minutes with a wind chill of -50 to sustain frost bite.
particular asked parents to be vigilant with children and pets.
Member Jim Ton,
R-1st, also took a moment to wish Town Manager Bernie Doyle a happy 10th
anniversary of his service to the town. “Thank you,” Ton said. “You’ve been
a big contributor and we appreciate that.”
Kittredge added his
own congratulations to Doyle.