VALPARAISO | The public works department needs to find a way to get rid of 30 years of accumulated street sweepings.
VALPARAISO | When they aren't plowing fresh snow from the streets, Valparaiso city crews are pushing back the old snow or hauling it away to make room for the next storm.
VALPARAISO | The city is hauling away snow in dump trucks, but it's going to need street sweepers to clean up the sandy aftermath of the winter once the spring thaw comes.
VALPARAISO | You know it's been a tough winter when even Santa loses his head.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's Board of Public Works and Safety approved the contract last week to build the salt barn at the new public works campus, but the harsh winter is causing a salt shortage now.
VALPARAISO | With another big snow predicted for the area, Valparaiso Public Works Director Matt Evans provided residents with a refresher course on snow plow protocol.
VALPARAISO | One month into winter and the city already has used almost as much salt as it did all last winter.
VALPARAISO | Monday was the groundbreaking ceremony for Valparaiso's new public works department campus, but they already have penciled in Councilman Bob Taylor as the one to wield the scissors at the fall grand opening ribbon cutting.
VALPARAISO | The city will be catching up from last week's polar vortex snow and cold for months to come.
VALPARAISO | Contracts for construction of the new Public Works Department campus were awarded Friday, totaling about $5.67 million by the city's Board of Public Works and Safety.
VALPARAISO | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety is expected to award contracts Friday to construct the new Public Works Department campus on land at the city's sewage treatment plant.
VALPARAISO | Despite getting more than 40 bids for the variety of work needed to build the new public works department campus, the city will seek more bids in four areas.
VALPARAISO | The fall leaf pickup season officially begins Monday when Valparaiso's fleet of seven leaf vacuums hits the streets and will continue through Nov. 29.
VALPARAISO | The former Natural Ovens Bakery dome isn't the only building the city hopes to obtain and demolish in the near future.
VALPARAISO | Plans for the city's new public works campus are expected to be ready to submit for bids in about a week, and Public Works Director Matt Evans hopes the cost leaves room to include a rain harvesting system.
VALPARAISO | Plans for the new public works campus are expected to be presented to the city's Site Review Committee on Aug. 27 with the goal of seeking bids in September.
VALPARAISO | While plans for the new public works campus are being finalized, Public Works Director Matt Evans received permission Thursday to advertise for bids as soon as they are ready.
The emerald ash borer has done major damage already in Northwest Indiana, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, but it might prove to be a piker compared to what the Asian longhorn beetle can do.
VALPARAISO | The city's Traffic and Safety Committee continues to struggle to find solutions to the "No left turn-itis" problem on Lincolnway in downtown Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO | With the closing of one block of Lafayette Street for much of the summer and then permanently once Central Park Plaza expands, the city is looking for new options for turning south.
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