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Valpo awards Chautauqua Park second phase contract

VALPARAISO | One major storm sewer project is about to begin, and a smaller one is expected to get approval soon despite bids that were higher than expected.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo board balks at detention basin proposal

VALPARAISO | Having detention basins that are more than simple holes in the ground means the city has to do more to maintain them so they don't become unsightly.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo plans Earth Day fun at Thorgren basin

VALPARAISO | Students at a couple of elementary schools will get a combination environmental lesson and Easter egg hunt on Earth Day April 22.

April 07, 2014 12:30 am

Valpo cautiously awards flood contract

VALPARAISO | With a total bid almost $250,000 below its nearest competitor and $671,717 lower than the engineer's estimate, G.E. Marshall was an easy choice to do the second phase of the Chautauqua Park flood control project Tuesday.

March 16, 2014 6:30 pm

Courtyards stores to be replaced by more condos

VALPARAISO | Plans to build a small commercial center at the northwest corner of Froberg Road and Vale Park Road have been abandoned, and the developer plans to build more condos instead.

March 04, 2014 2:17 pm

Chautauqua Park project benefits from low bids

VALPARAISO | As bids for the second phase of the Chautauqua Park flood control project were opened at Tuesday's utilities board meeting, the numbers started out good and got better.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am

DLZ to develop downtown Valpo flood control plan

VALPARAISO | The next major stormwater control plan the city wants to develop is for the downtown, almost all of which is served by sewers that collect both storm and sanitary water.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo getting bids for Chautauqua Park project's phase 2

VALPARAISO | The first phase of the Chautauqua Park stormwater control project is complete and succeeding, and the city's Utilities Board hopes to begin the second phase this spring.

February 02, 2014 5:44 pm

Valpo moves to correct storm fee billings

VALPARAISO | Letters will be sent to 552 property owners in the next few weeks informing them their monthly stormwater fee is going up. Or down.

January 15, 2014 1:56 pm

Petition seeks to preserve Valpo Tech trees

VALPARAISO | The second phase of the Chautauqua Park stormwater relief project has spawned a petition battle to save the trees next to the old Valparaiso Technical Institute property.

October 01, 2013 2:32 pm

Valpo preparing for Chautauqua Park phase 2

VALPARAISO | Just call the rains on Wednesday and Thursday a test run of the new Chautauqua Park storm sewer system.

September 21, 2013 5:45 pm

Rain gardens provide lessons for elementary kids

VALPARAISO | Central Elementary School students will learn first-hand about the benefits of rain gardens next fall.

September 03, 2013 12:00 am

Residents worry about flooding from development

VALPARAISO | Sewer plans for the Preserve at Grande Oaks did not convince David and Jennifer Lawson the Valparaiso development would not make their flooding problems worse.

August 28, 2013 2:35 pm

Valpo utilities move on stormwater, waterline projects

VALPARAISO | With the Chautauqua Park stormwater project about 50 percent complete and the five-points roundabout about a quarter done, the city's Utilities Board is ready to embark on a couple more projects.

July 13, 2013 12:00 am
Valpo stormwater program earns 3 state awards

Valpo stormwater program earns 3 state awards

VALPARAISO | The city's campaign to correct stormwater flooding problems is paying off in more than fewer flooded basements.

June 19, 2013 7:04 pm

Valparaiso board OKs Hawthorne storm sewer project

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board approved a contract with de Boer Egolf on Tuesday to install a 48-inch storm sewer to complete the drainage for the Hawthorne subdivision.

May 28, 2013 6:40 pm

Valpo board unhappy about paying for sidewalk

VALPARAISO | A proposed sidewalk to provide public access to view the Thorgren Basin detention pond on Roosevelt Road brought questions from the city's Utilities Board as to who should pay for sidewalks.

May 20, 2013 12:00 am

Owners refuse offers for detention basin land ... again

VALPARAISO | It's a case of detention basin deja vu.

May 14, 2013 4:16 pm

Easement delays Valpo storm sewer bids

VALPARAISO | Plans for a storm sewer connecting the retention pond behind the Willows Rehabilitation Center to the Thorgren basin had to be put on hold Tuesday.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am

Officials plan meeting on Chautauqua Park project

VALPARAISO | Although work already is underway on the Chautauqua Park flood relief project, the city will hold a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. April 29 at Memorial Elementary School to discuss the project and answer questions.

April 13, 2013 6:15 pm
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