M'ville councilman wants developer to address issues in subdivision

2013-05-16T17:00:00Z 2013-05-16T22:35:20Z M'ville councilman wants developer to address issues in subdivisionChas Reilly chas.reilly@nwi.com, (219) 662-5324 nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE | Town leaders are working to address multiple concerns residents want corrected in a north Merrillville subdivision.

Town Councilman Richard Hardaway said there are no stop signs or speed limit signs in the community off Mississippi Street and south of 53rd Avenue. He said there is only one street sign in the subdivision.

Hardaway said the developer of the community is responsible for handling those issues because the roads haven't been accepted into Merrillville's inventory.

The name of the development company wasn't immediately available.

Hardaway said he met with Bruce Spires, Merrillville's town manager/director of municipal operations, who has scheduled a Monday meeting with the developer to explain the issues won't be tolerated and the town wants them addressed.

In addition to the sign issues, there are some vacant lots in the subdivision that are in "deplorable condition," Hardaway said.

A resident from the community told the Town Council this week that trash has been dumped in areas throughout the community and there are issues with speeding drivers on Mississippi Street.

"I feel like we're being ignored," the resident told the council.

Hardaway vowed to do "whatever I can to help" the subdivision's residents now that he has become aware of their concerns.

Although the issues appear to be minor, they are all problems "that impact the community," Hardaway said.

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