CHESTERTON | After serving as Chesterton’s town clerk-treasurer since 1988, Gayle Polakowski submitted her letter of resignation due to health reasons to the Town Council during last month’s meeting.
During Monday night’s meeting, Town Attorney Chuck Lukmann said it is a sad day for the town and he is awaiting word from the Porter County Republican Party on a date for a caucus to set Polakowski’s replacement.
Her letter of resignation read: “It is with deep regret that I must submit this letter to you. As you may know, I have enjoyed working for the Town of Chesterton for 25 years now and would love to be able to continue to do so. However, due to illness, I find that I must tender my resignation, effective Dec. 31, 2013.”
“If it were feasible to continue as your Clerk-Treasurer, I would certainly choose that route, but this is not a possibility with my current health situation. Thank you, Town of Chesterton, for your confidence in me. I sincerely appreciated the support provided to me during my years as Clerk-Treasurer.”
In other business, Lukmann opened six proposals for engineering of the Westchester-Liberty Trail and said the bid prices would not be announced. He said proposals would be analyzed by the town's legal and engineering departments for the best qualified firm and a strategy for recommendation will be made to the council at a future meeting.
Town Manager Bernie Doyle said the town’s policy manual for employees is ready for review next week with the exception of the addition of a section on social media.
Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg asked the town to enact a 2-inch snow ban on parking in the downtown business district effective Friday, which the council unanimously approved.