PORTER | During Tuesday night’s town council meeting, Park Director Brian Bugajski updated members on a number of upcoming events.
Bugajski said he is working with Metro Recycling to do a recycling drive to raise funds for a park program field trip. They are collecting any newspapers, aluminum, glass or other recyclables now and will store them.
He also announced that the annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Hawthorne Park on April 12 at 1 p.m. The Most Eggcellent 5K race will take place on Saturday to benefit Cause to Compete.
Race registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and Bugajski said they are expecting anywhere from 250 to 300 runners in Hawthorne Park and along the Porter Brickyard Trail.
After the race, the Chesterton Lion’s Club will host a pancake breakfast at the Hawthorne Park Community Center.
In other business, Police Chief Jamie Spanier requested $1,900 from CEDIT funds for the purchase of the numbers for the 911 reverse-calling services as part of the Porter-Chesterton 911 merger and the council unanimously approved.
Building Commissioner Mike Barry advised residents to report to the building department anyone who knocks on their door and offers to repair their roof without a license or permit.
He said they have already caught three people so far this season, mostly in the Porter Cove neighborhood.
Council President Greg Stinson said that the ordinance summer sprinkling credit needs to be updated to comply with their current water billing structure.
“What I would like to do is come up with an idea on what exactly are the usage dates we’d like covered and then what bills would be reflected,” Stinson said.
He said he would contact the town attorney to ask him to draft an ordinance for the next meeting.
The council also clarified the coverage period for Augsberg Church’s water billing after they allowed them to change the size of their meter.