1990-04-25T00:00:00Z GOVERNMENT
April 25, 1990 12:00 am

LOWELL - The Lowell Town Council has agreed to let Street Superintendent Al

Bachman hire two part-time people for his department to handle increased needs

for warmer weather.

GRIFFITH - The Parks and Recreation Department is doing some spring cleaning.

Besides taking out the tennis courts in Central Park, which have

deteriorated over the past several years, park department employees are also

putting picnic tables in each park and installing donated railroad ties under

bleachers so that they can't be lifted.

In addition, the park board voted to spend $3,000 for a new surface on the

tennis courts at Cheever Park.

SCHERERVILLE - The Schererville Board of Zoning Appeals has granted a

variance in the Planned Unit Development size of Sherwood Creek Plaza.

The plaza, on the south side of U.S. 30, north of Old Lincoln Highway and

east of the Penn Central Railroad, is going from 10 acres to five. Developer

James Giannini will be up for a public hearing at next week's plan commission

meeting after he proposed an alternative rear access 200 feet north of Cheyenne

Road, to within 250 feet of U.S. 30.

HOBART - New Chicago has asked permission to annex a small portion of

unincorporated Hobart Township.

City Attorney James Greco asked officials to delay action until after a

closed session Wednesday when annexation of a part of Ross Township will be


New Chicago has been petitioned by more than 51 percent of the homeowners on

the west side of Lake Park Ave. from 31st Place to 36th Avenue.

In addition to some 25 homes, this area includes a portion of the Hobart

Airport portions of which are currently in New Chicago, Lake Station and

unincorporated Hobart Township.


HOBART TWP. - Ken Richardson has resigned his track duties in his elementary

sports coaching job with the Hobart Township school system.

The school board has also approved contracts with Brenda Calamaris,

elementary track at Meister School; Roberta Rich, Meister aide assistant;

Elaine Baldauf, Meister cafeteria; and contingent on summer school enrollment,

Karen Frey, elementary track.

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