NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster Town Council heard from the North Webster Park Board President Steve Kemp during it monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the North Webster Community Center. Kemp stated, “All the bids of the proposed improvements at North Webster Town Park are in. The total cost of the project is $18,575.”
The walkway, drainage and lighting between the building occupied by Lake View Pizza King and the restroom-storage building will be reworked to send drainage back into the lake, make the area brighter and safer to walk and it will be more attractive. Work will begin in the fall.
East Washington Street resident Larry Kinsey spoke concerning some problems on his street during the open to the floor portion of the meeting. The blacktop has deteriorated near the lift station and at the edge of Webster Lake at the end of the street. He asked if that could be replaced.
He noted one of the homes on the street had not had its yard cut all summer. Police Chief Greg Church replied, “More than one notice has been sent to the owners.” The property located at 320 E. Washington St. is owned by Brooke Thompson and Brittany Lorenzi and Logan, Whitney and Blake Pilcher.
Kinsey was also concerned about the no parking sign being unreadable and crooked and the structures blocking the lake being unsightly with the sign held by tape. He was informed by Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Luce these belonged to and were maintained by the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Fire Department. It is an access to fill the tank truck with water.
In the absence of board President Jon Sroufe, Vice President Lisa Stombeck presided. Dates for the budget proposal and adoption were announced. The proposal will be given 9 a.m. Sept. 6, North Webster Town Hall, 144 S. Main St. Adoption will be considered at the next regular council meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St. The proposed budget increased by 3 percent. It is available to view at www.gateway.ifionline.org.
Intramark Utility Manager Mike Noe explained the parts to repair the Airvac machine had been ordered including the sills to rebuild the valves and new hoses. A discount was received due to volume. These will be repaired and installed as quickly as possible.
Chief Church’s police report revealed 336 calls of service for July. Traffic related calls were the most with 41 followed by citizen assists at 30 and battery, fights or domestic disputes at 22. Officers worked 660 hours, drove 4,769 miles and used 406.1 gallons of fuel.