Chesterton to remove Friendship Land Park playground

2013-04-08T22:00:00Z Chesterton to remove Friendship Land Park playgroundHeather Augustyn Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 08, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

CHESTERTON | Equipment at Friendship Land Park cannot be brought into compliance with safety codes and will be removed, an Chesterton official said.

Parks Superintendent Bruce Mathias told the Town Council on Monday that a certified playground safety inspector visited the park and noted many hazards, including about 150 items that cannot be repaired.

As a result, the equipment at the park on the corner of Fifth Street and Morgan Avenue will be removed. A fenced-in area for smaller children will remain.

The park will be leveled until Mathias is able to purchase a smaller amount of playground equipment, he said. He hopes to install the new equipment this season, he said.

In other business, the council approved an ordinance to ban protests at the funerals of servicemen and women.

Council Engineer Mark O’Dell said his staff is in the process of submitting plans for a restroom at Thomas Park to the state.

Police Chief Dave Cincoski said the new phone system in City Hall is now installed and functional after an outage last month.

The council also approved spending $540 for brackets to hang American flags on downtown streets.

Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg said the American Legion has requested to install the American flags on downtown streets. The brackets would be installed by the street department, and the American Legion would pay for the flags.

Council member Sharon Darnell said the money for the effort could come from town funds.

The council approved a request by the the new owners of Taj Restaurant to put up a temporary sign in the town right of way at Roberts Road and Indian Boundary for three months. The owners want to notify residents they are open again after being closed for 13 months.

Council members Jeff Trout and James Ton said it was an unusual request, but both agreed because the sign would be temporary.

The council also endorsed an effort pitched by Stephanie Kuziela, who urged public officials and residents to donate unused cellphones for domestic violence victims. Phones can be dropped off at the new municipal building at 15th Street.

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



About Beverly Shores

Police Department

500 S. Broadway
Beverly Shores, Ind.
46301
(219) 879-8800

Fire Department

500 S. Broadway
Beverly Shores, Ind.
46301
(219) 879-9104

About Burns Harbor

Police Department

1240 N. Boo Road
Burns Harbor, Ind.
46304
(219) 787-9412

Fire Department

308 Navajo Trail
Burns Harbor, Ind.
46304
(219) 787-8591

About Chesterton

Police Department

726 Broadway
Chesterton, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-1136

Fire Department

702 Broadway
Chesterton, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-7162

About Dune Acres

Town Hall

One East Road
Dune Acres, Ind.
46304
(219) 787-1900

Fire Department

550 Beam Street
Porter, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-1226

About Porter

Town Hall

303 Franklin Street
Porter, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-2771

Police Department

50 Francis Street
Porter, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-7611

About Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
1100 N. Mineral Springs Road, Porter IN 46304
Visitor Information - 219-926-7561

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses