PORTER | The Duneland Chamber of Commerce once again will partner with the Town Council to present a Fourth of July fireworks display.
The Porter Town Council donated $3,000 from CEDIT funds, the same amount as last year, after Maura Durham, the chamber president, asked it to co-sign the contract with the pyrotechnics company during Tuesday's meeting
Durham said last year's Lakefront Fireworks display drew 13,000 people. This year's display will be July 2 with a rain date of July 9 at Indiana Dunes State Park.
Police Chief Jamie Spanier reported he had received an assemblage permit from State Park Little League for its season kick-off parade at 5 p.m. April 25. The council unanimously approved it.
In other business, the town adopted an ordinance to amend a section of town code to allow a provision in water billing during summer months to allow for lawn sprinkling by averaging water usage in previous months.
Town Clerk-Treasurer Carol Pomeroy reminded residents not to fill their pools before June 16 since the water bill prior to this date would be based on usage and Council President Greg Stinson advised those who would like to do so should contact a pool water filling service since the cost would be much less.
Public Works Director Brenda Brueckheimer reported spring brush pickup will begin. She urged residents to separate sticks from leaves. She said Able Disposal will accept 4-foot by 4-foot bundles of brush.
Parks Director Brian Bugajski said the annual Easter Egg Hunt for ages 9 and under will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hawthorne Park, including an area for children with special needs.
He also requested CEDIT funds not to exceed $1,000 to purchase materials to be used by Rebuilding Together Duneland at the end of the month on park restoration.
Michael Barry, director of development/building commissioner, reported completion of the two suspended trail projects, Porter-Brickyard Trail and Orchard Pedestrian Way, will begin in a couple of weeks.